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post #7441 of 7468 Old 08-23-2014, 05:54 PM
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Several days now, tune to 33.2 Antenna TV on KDAF, and NO obnoxious BUG in the corner of the picture! Thank You KDAF! As Antenna TV's slogan says... "TV How It Was Meant To Be!"
I noticed that the "BUG" is back. I hate it as well. I have a plasma hdtv and I have to be careful with static logos and image retention.

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Has anyone in the Garland area been able to get Grit TV on 49.3?
Yes have seen it a few times here in west part of Garland. Haven't watched any program, but looks to be solid. KSTR (RF 48) has been among the strong solid signals here.

Antenna is an old Radio Shack Area Special at 29 ft AGL. Distance ~28 miles, LOS.
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Yes have seen it a few times here in west part of Garland. Haven't watched any program, but looks to be solid. KSTR (RF 48) has been among the strong solid signals here.

Antenna is an old Radio Shack Area Special at 29 ft AGL. Distance ~28 miles, LOS.
Thanks tripelo for the input. I finally got it to come in after another rescan. I am watching a John Wayne movie right now. The signal is very clear even though faces seem a little distorted. I think this may be something with the aspect ratio and the way the signal is being brodcast by Grit TV. Overall it looks good though and thanks again.

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Yes have seen it a few times here in west part of Garland. Haven't watched any program, but looks to be solid. KSTR (RF 48) has been among the strong solid signals here.

Antenna is an old Radio Shack Area Special at 29 ft AGL. Distance ~28 miles, LOS.
~30 miles NNW of Cedar Hill, using Mohu 50 w/o amp (2 ft above ground) and can get KSTR in the green as well.

Like I said, I have seen Grit a little bit and am looking forward to many more of their flicks! (Let's hope for an aspect ratio fix soon.)

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I noticed that the "BUG" is back. I hate it as well. I have a plasma hdtv and I have to be careful with static logos and image retention.
Yes you are right. So much for "Antenna TV". Looks like KDAF is determined to ruin it. Their on screen clutter is too bright and obnoxious.
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Syndicated programming changes in DFW, starting September 1.

Dr. Oz moves to KDFW at 2pm.

WFAA plugs in the hole left by Dr. Oz and Katie with The Insider at 2pm, Inside Edition at 2:30, and a full hour of Family Feud at 3. KDAF still has a full hour of Family Feud at 12pm, so I don't know what kind of deal they have.

KDAF plugs the hole left by Arsenio Hall with The Simpsons and Two and a Half Men.

KTXD gets Access Hollywood Live at 6pm.

More changes to come as September rolls on.
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Just surfed around the full-powered dial tonight.

I noticed that KMPX 29-2 is now showing color bars (same pattern as the STILL inactive KLEG 44-2) in lieu of Inmigrante TV. Problems? Or could Liberman be scouting for another network to go on this slot? (FYI, Inmigrante's website [accessible via the Inmigrante TV Wikipedia page] shows the Dallas affiliate as KAZD 55-3, but they're still an infomercial channel as of tonight.)

And speaking of KAZD, 55-4 is still showing the "For Lease" slate. Maybe "Launch TV" has thrown in the towel? Anybody want to "launch" their own "TV network" on this slot? ( *pun intended*)

Wow, all this updating. I feel like rdvegas from the Las Vegas forum.

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Inmigrante TV was on 55-3 many moons ago. Guess they never updated their website.

Edit: It's back on 29-2 this evening.

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Inmigrante TV was on 55-3 many moons ago. Guess they never updated their website.

Edit: It's back on 29-2 this evening.
Oh, must have been technical difficulties on Inmigrante's part then.

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Syndicated programming changes in DFW, starting September 1.

Dr. Oz moves to KDFW at 2pm.

WFAA plugs in the hole left by Dr. Oz and Katie with The Insider at 2pm, Inside Edition at 2:30, and a full hour of Family Feud at 3. KDAF still has a full hour of Family Feud at 12pm, so I don't know what kind of deal they have.

KDAF plugs the hole left by Arsenio Hall with The Simpsons and Two and a Half Men.

KTXD gets Access Hollywood Live at 6pm.

More changes to come as September rolls on.
KTXA gets Who Wants to be a Millionaire at 5pm and 6:30pm.
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KTXA gets Who Wants to be a Millionaire at 5pm and 6:30pm.
WOW! Does that mean KTXA will have 2 FULL HOURS of game shows on weekdays? Too bad the 2nd Millionaire will conflict with the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune on CBS 11, however.

So that means WFAA is the odd one out in terms of game shows now that they're getting "the Feud," huh? (The CBS O&Os are the clear winners with Wheel, Jeopardy, Millionaire, Deal, and Price!)

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Too bad the 2nd Millionaire will conflict with the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune on CBS 11, however.

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Also, when Thursday Night Football starts on KTVT, KTXA will run a full hour of Wheel of Fortune in primetime.
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Noticed a big change on KAZD (not that it really matters anyway, except for Trip's page): KAZD 55-3 has replaced infomercials (yes!) with another Vietnamese channel called "Vietoday." That makes two Vietnamese channels here in DFW; the other being "vftv" on 55-5. And yes, 55-4 is still "for lease."

Also, KLEG 44-1 and 44-2 are "active," but not showing anything. Just a black screen with obnoxious buzzing. Diya 44-3 and Sony SAB 44-4 are still alive and well. A scrolling station ID still exists on the two blank channels at 3 after.

Finally, college football season starts today! The OK State-FL State game airs tonight at 7 on channel 8!

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Just for kicks I've once again checked my Pal to see how much EPG info stations are broadcasting, and am pleasantly surprised to find almost all DFW stations are now broadcasting at least 24 hours of info. I didn't check LPTVs, religious or Spanish stations, but here's what I found:
  • 21, 47: 12-hour minimum
  • 8. 11, 68: 24 hours
  • 4, 5, 27: 48
  • 13, 33: 72
  • 49: 120 (although 49-3's EPG is not useful at the moment; just says "Regularly Scheduled Programming" over & over)
  • 23: 160 (although after about 5 days it just repeats "Regularly Scheduled Programming" like 49-3)


My Pal's guide display gets a bit "spotty" on 49. I guess there's just too much guide data to receive during one of the Pal's auto-scans, and info for the further-out days probably isn't transmitted very often.
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... KLEG 44-1 and 44-2 are "active," but not showing anything. Just a black screen with obnoxious buzzing. Diya 44-3 and Sony SAB 44-4 are still alive and well. A scrolling station ID still exists on the two blank channels at 3 after.

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KLEG often has problems with TVC LAT, their normal 44-1 network. When they do, they simulcast 44-2 on 44-1. (To me it doesn't make much sense to replace Spanish programming with Indian programming but that's what they do.) But what happens if both go out? I guess you get what you're seeing/hearing now.
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Not seeing the extended EPG data for 23 and 49. Out about 23 hours and ends.
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Noticed a big change on KAZD (not that it really matters anyway, except for Trip's page): KAZD 55-3 has replaced infomercials (yes!) with another Vietnamese channel called "Vietoday."
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You may remember back on December 23rd (?) that Gannett's purchase of Belo was approved.

Not sure when this happened (as I usually begin my regular ABC viewing around this time of year), but I noticed that WFAA finally got the "Gannett makeover": a change in the graphics package (just like what you would see on WUSA, KUSA, WXIA, etc.), and WFAA.com looks/functions just like the USA Today website. Apparently some local elements of WFAA still exist: Inside Texas Politics, WeatherMinds, the local promo announcer, etc.

Also, you think 8-2 could eventually change their weather service to WeatherNation? I noticed that many long-time Gannett stations air WN on their subchannels. I've seen bits and pieces of WN online and it looks pretty good! (When DirecTV lost The Weather Channel for a few months, I heard some people online preferred WeatherNation over TWC due to WN airing nothing but weather forecasts!) You can find a national streaming feed online, on Roku, and maybe some Gannett affiliates will stream a customized WN feed on their sites, too!

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Not seeing the extended EPG data for 23 and 49. Out about 23 hours and ends.
It has always amazed me how the same box (DTVPal) can show such different results on the same channels.

Admittedly the one I'm seeing 5-6 days' worth on is a CM-7000Pal, but it's always acted pretty much identical to my DTVPal except for cosmetic changes, so I doubt that accounts for the difference.

As I mentioned, my guide for these channels, especially 49, is "spotty" and there are a lot of "No Information Available" spots interspersed with actual movies, especially further into the future. The trick for me was not to give up on the first "No Information Available" I found, but instead to go out to the end and work backward. Obviously anything besides "No Information Available" must have come from the station, so I know the station is broadcasting at least that much data. But the only way to fill in the gaps seems to be to leave the Pal on and tuned to the station for an extended period. I guess the Pal only reliably picks up a day or two's worth during its automatic scans. Exact amount it picks up probably depends on how often the station sends its guide data, and most stations use an algorithm that sends more distant data less often, so you may have to remain on the station for a long time to fill in all the gaps in a 5-day EPG.
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... KLEG 44-1 and 44-2 are "active," but not showing anything. Just a black screen with obnoxious buzzing. Diya 44-3 and Sony SAB 44-4 are still alive and well. A scrolling station ID still exists on the two blank channels at 3 after.

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KLEG often has problems with TVC LAT, their normal 44-1 network. When they do, they simulcast 44-2 on 44-1. (To me it doesn't make much sense to replace Spanish programming with Indian programming but that's what they do.) But what happens if both go out? I guess you get what you're seeing/hearing now.
Tuned to 44-1 and for a few minutes there was a slide that was obviously from 44-2. It said Swagat TV was moving to cable only, and that KLEG was looking for another network to replace it. Then it went back to the black screen with obnoxious buzzing.
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Is it just me or is MeTv's sound extra bad today ? Tinny/ringy ?
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I think you're right. Some sort of high-frequency distortion.
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I thought it was my hearing at first.
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MeTV has The Man from U.N.C.L.E. tonight followed by Mission:Impossible! Got the DVR set!

EDIT: Wish they would have started with the first Mission:Impossibles with Mr Briggs... otherwise enjoyed these last night especially the U.N.C.L.E. episode.

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Syndicated programming updates, effective 9/22.

KTVT poaches OK!TV away from KTXD.

KTXA gets syndicated repeats of Mike & Molly at 10pm, Hot in Cleveland at 12am, and Raising Hope at 2:30am.

KDFI gets syndicated repeats of Anger Management at 10:30pm.
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Exclamation my reports/tuner is on the move

Good evening folks. Starting tomorrow, Bob's tuner reports will be the only option for DFW. Looks like he is currently offline. Hopefully his reports come back. If you pull my page up and see nothing or Little Rock in a few days, it's because the tuner and I have moved

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If you pull my page up and see nothing or Little Rock in a few days, it's because the tuner and I have moved

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JK.. good luck!


Looks like Bob in Frisco was online in the past 24 hours with quite a harvest of signals.
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