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post #8041 of 8053 Old 01-26-2016, 01:28 PM
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Interesting - so it's actually a mistake that it shows up on any tuner?
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That's funny. I've been watching it from my HDHR Extend. The picture quality is "VHS" at best, but the programs are interesting.
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KERA is probably getting their new screen bug graphic ready for "Create".
I noticed a new even more obnoxious and distracting KERA bug recently.
The "Create" bug is already there. At least it was when I took this picture awhile back.


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The "Create" bug is already there. At least it was when I took this picture awhile back.
I figure they will add additional clutter to the "Create" bug like the do on "World".

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According to the email I received the other day from Teri Coyle director of programming at Retro. Dallas should be up and running again mid January.

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We are hoping to have the networks up and broadcasting in Dallas by 1-15-16.

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I knew they were too optimistic. KVFW did get their transmitter going as of the 19th, only four days late; but still no channels or programming as of the 26th.

Perhaps it's time for a follow-up email?
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I think it's time for a follow up to see what's going on
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I knew they were too optimistic. KVFW did get their transmitter going as of the 19th, only four days late; but still no channels or programming as of the 26th.

Perhaps it's time for a follow-up email?

Yes I noticed the deadline passed...I sent Teri Coyle 3 follow up emails and all 3 were ignored. Not surprising. They probably don't want to make anymore promises.
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I figure they will add additional clutter to the "Create" bug like the do on "World".

The clutter has been added!

They still haven't turned off the "hidden" flag (or whatever it is that keeps Create off many of my tuners) though.
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Yes I noticed the deadline passed...I sent Teri Coyle 3 follow up emails and all 3 were ignored. Not surprising. They probably don't want to make any more promises.
We appreciate the attempt anyhow. Since KVFW's transmitter is working, I'm wondering if the hold-up is Luken's receiving equipment.

Seems like that was always the issue whenever 31.4 had problems. Remember last year when it took them two weeks to recover from an ice storm?

Tropo interference may be another issue for Retro's future home on KVFW/38. There are two full-power stations on RF 38 to the south: one in Houston and one in San Antonio. Bob's graphs show he's completely lost their signal each of the past 3 mornings. Sunday AM was especially bad. Edit: Tropo was even worse today and didn't clear up until almost 2 PM, but today was very unusual. Most days it should clear up by mid-morning.

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The clutter has been added!

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Yep just great. One line tucked in neatly below the "create" isn't enough. I wonder if that new "KERA" is supposed to be a callout box or an abstraction of the old owl logo...
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Maybe a little of both.

BTW, the tropo was amazing today. At noon Bob picked up KVEO from Brownsville, almost 500 miles south of here!

Tropo was more fun in the old days, when there weren't many stations. Nowadays, for every distant station you pick up, you lose two or three local ones to interference.
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Maybe a little of both.

BTW, the tropo was amazing today. At noon Bob picked up KVEO from Brownsville, almost 500 miles south of here!

Tropo was more fun in the old days, when there weren't many stations. Nowadays, for every distant station you pick up, you lose two or three local ones to interference.
I'll never forget one day back in the mid 60's when I was looking around tuning around on the family TV (I was also an avid SW radio listener at the time), and ran across KIII in Corpus Christi, TX, playing "The Flintstones". It was snowy but watchable. We watched about 20 minutes of it before losing it. At the time, I was living in Aurora, IL, about 40 miles west of Chicago! I took a picture of the station ID (with, I think, my new Polaroid Swinger), and I know it's around somewhere, but I don't know where at the moment.

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Create "hidden" no longer

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They still haven't turned off the "hidden" flag (or whatever it is that keeps Create off many of my tuners) though.
As of 2/1, Create is now showing up everywhere I couldn't get it before. Looks like they finally flipped off the "hidden" flag.

Also, Rovi finally dropped the silly "off-air" listing, so I have correct program listings on my DVR+. Before, I had good listings on my DTVPal and my Apex (via PSIP), but the DVR+ insisted that the shows I was watching weren't really there

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