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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-31-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Still no changes in Peoria DMA#116. ...

Still no changes in Peoria DMA#116.

WMBD/WYZZ are the only 2 tv stations that still broadcasts local news in 4:3 480i. They also show syndicated programming in 4:3 480i. It's beyond pathetic....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Lightbulb Are you Mark DeSantis incognito? I know...

Are you Mark DeSantis incognito? I know mid-market stations don't make a ton of cash, and I know it cost 1~2 million easily, mere pocket change compared to what Nexstar shells out to buy more and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-06-2014, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Wow! No posts since the 1st of March! Either I...

Wow! No posts since the 1st of March! Either I killed the thread (which I have a strange tendency to do) or this thread has became obsolete because everybody is enjoying local news in HD (except...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
2 recent FCC rulings: ...

2 recent FCC rulings:

https://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/fcc-votes-to-prevent-joint-retransmission-negotiations_b118328
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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-01-2014, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Though here in the Peoria area, It is still an...

Though here in the Peoria area, It is still an uncertainty whether we'll ever get HD news, let alone 4K. LOL
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Thanks. Whether HD or not, that puts WMBD/WYZZ...

Thanks. Whether HD or not, that puts WMBD/WYZZ as the only mid-market newscast, to my knowledge, still broadcasting in 4:3. I have my fingers crossed that this will change for WMBD by the end of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-17-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Interesting article! And yes, I certainly wasn't...

Interesting article! And yes, I certainly wasn't holding my breath for the hub to be broken. Once shortcuts are already completed and in place, they seldom go back, regardless of owner.

Nor will...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-17-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Still no HD newscasts in Peoria, Illinois...

Still no HD newscasts in Peoria, Illinois either. And Peoria is DMA#116, which is the largest DMA I know of that still doesn't have at least one station broadcasting an HD newscast. Of our neighbors...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-12-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dishrich http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/412347/peoria-il-hdtv/2130#post_24342453)

Quincy Newspapers Acquires WEEK
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I've recently stumbled across some research and...

I've recently stumbled across some research and I think I have found out why the technological lag in the Peoria DMA.

First off, it is official that Sinclair will not renew the Granite-Barrington...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-01-2013, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
There's a good chance it's a matter of chicken...

There's a good chance it's a matter of chicken or a standoff. And if it is, than Peoria's lack of competition will see to it that the status quo remains as long as possible. Competitive advantage? I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-20-2013, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I just noticed that all local newscasts in Erie,...

I just noticed that all local newscasts in Erie, Pennsylvania, including their Nexstar duopoly, are now broadcasting in HD, and that's DMA #147. What gives Peoria?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-17-2013, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Due to the particularly dangerous severe weather...

Due to the particularly dangerous severe weather situation, I had to force myself to watch the Peoria stations and I have to admit they're both doing an EXCELLENT job at severe weather coverage,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
If either of the Peoria stations could prove...

If either of the Peoria stations could prove that they are NOT cutting corners, and if they could at least remotely pretend to give a crap about the viewer, than I'd take some time and suffer to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-12-2013, 10:43 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
"I reckon that Nexstar would probably farm the...

"I reckon that Nexstar would probably farm the news out to WCIA, which seems to be their strongest affiliate in the region."

I agree, but perhaps with some additional production possibly...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-11-2013, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
LOL, I doubt I can be considered a "regular",...

LOL, I doubt I can be considered a "regular", but perhaps a "semi-regular". I still check this thread every once in a while, but I don't have a whole lot of things left to post about the most...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-26-2013, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Not long after coming back to the Peoria area a...

Not long after coming back to the Peoria area a couple of weeks ago, I accidentally poked my right eye with a pencil during a wiring/conduit project. Since than, I see halos around lights at night....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-06-2013, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
"Why keep going back and kicking that dead...

"Why keep going back and kicking that dead horse?"

Because, really, I feel that Granite should have put themselves up for sale to a more competent company rather than to stumble on to totally...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-05-2013, 08:19 AM
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Views: 248,032
Posted By Jokinjer1
Thanks for the info. I know the Green Bay...

Thanks for the info. I know the Green Bay station was changing ownership, but I knew it still wasn't in HD on day one of it's sale because I remember somebody complaining about the Green Bay dma not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-02-2013, 07:18 PM
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Views: 248,032
Posted By Jokinjer1
I didn't mean anything personal toward you. And...

I didn't mean anything personal toward you. And I agree for the most part.

Rather, I'm positive that Mark is making Granite out to be this awesome force for the TV world to reckon with. When in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-02-2013, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
All of them in Rockford, All of them in the QC,...

All of them in Rockford, All of them in the QC, All of them in Springfield, one of 2 in Quincy, but none in Peoria. Peoria news tv news operations are technologically pathetic no matter how we slice...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-02-2013, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
And yet Mark DeSantis tried to feed to me that...

And yet Mark DeSantis tried to feed to me that Granite was a strong & healthy company that has re-emerged. He tried to make me look like an idiot who didn't know who he was talking about. He made me...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-28-2013, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
On the opposite side of the coin, Granite has a...

On the opposite side of the coin, Granite has a few stations in larger markets such as Fresno. I'm sure there's a couple of million to be found in Fresno for Granite to upgrade that station's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-26-2013, 11:07 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
Yeah, but that can't be true of Erie Pa, Wassau...

Yeah, but that can't be true of Erie Pa, Wassau WI, Quincy & Rockford, IL. All four of those places are smaller TV DMA with at least one or more stations in HD. There's countless more examples than...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2013, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Jokinjer1
I just noticed even the station in Bismark (DMA...

I just noticed even the station in Bismark (DMA 151), where A.J. Clemente was fired after swearing, started broadcasting their news in HD one year ago this month. The bigger Peoria (DMA 116) must be...
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