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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2017, 03:17 PM
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Posted By jhvance
Just got notified by the KAKW head tech (Jim...

Just got notified by the KAKW head tech (Jim Corbin) the problem was fixed -- "we did indeed find a problem with one of our pieces of equipment that passes the information for virtual channels, etc....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2017, 12:27 PM
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Posted By jhvance
FWIW, anyone who might regularly watch one of the...

FWIW, anyone who might regularly watch one of the KAKW 62.x channels OTA, something occurred on Saturday which shifted their signals from the virtual channel to the actual UHF channels 13.x -- since...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-16-2016, 05:19 AM
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Posted By jhvance
Thanks...guess I wasn't as thorough in reading...

Thanks...guess I wasn't as thorough in reading that first page as I thought I had been.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-15-2016, 09:52 AM
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Posted By jhvance
I got one of the 867H models on sale from Walmart...

I got one of the 867H models on sale from Walmart a few weeks back, but haven't yet hooked it up as I need to completely reconfigure my AV system components (for entirely different reasons) and then...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-01-2016, 02:58 PM
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Posted By jhvance
Monday update: All sub-channels are back now, so...

Monday update: All sub-channels are back now, so apparently the transmitter part(s) got installed sometime over the weekend.:)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2016, 06:49 PM
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Posted By jhvance
KNCT (Channel 46.x) went dark a few weeks back...

KNCT (Channel 46.x) went dark a few weeks back and has stayed dark. I wondered whether it was an issue with their broadcast or reception on my end since I'm in a fringe area to the southeast of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-06-2016, 09:25 AM
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Posted By jhvance
Nope...did it again yesterday afternoon for the...

Nope...did it again yesterday afternoon for the Venezuela-Jamaica Copa America match -- KTBC was unwatchable because of the breakups & dropouts, so I switched over to Univision to see the match. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2016, 06:23 PM
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Posted By jhvance
Ben, thanks for the feedback...whatever it was...

Ben, thanks for the feedback...whatever it was that was causing the situation last weekend on my reception seems to have been mitigated in the past few days, as the signal strength for 7.1 has been...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-30-2016, 01:08 PM
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Posted By jhvance
Anyone else out on the metro fringe having...

Anyone else out on the metro fringe having reception problems with KTBC's main signal (7.1) over the past week or two?

I live near Circleville in NE Williamson (halfway between Taylor and Granger)...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-08-2016, 06:58 PM
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Views: 158,018
Posted By jhvance
It was mistakenly posted in only one other thread...

It was mistakenly posted in only one other thread -- which got an honest answer (plus another of your snarks). Begs the question, though -- regardless of how technically competent you may be, could...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-21-2016, 08:55 PM
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Posted By jhvance
Hi all -- This is my first post in this...

Hi all -- This is my first post in this particular forum, though I've been semi-active for many years in the Standard-def DVR and local HDTV fora for the 2 TV markets from which I can receive...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-21-2016, 08:53 PM
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Views: 862,211
Posted By jhvance
Yah...guess I really wasn't paying as close...

Yah...guess I really wasn't paying as close attention as I should have been - thanks for the (kindly) redirect!
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-21-2016, 04:10 PM
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Views: 862,211
Posted By jhvance
Hi all -- This is my first post in this...

Hi all -- This is my first post in this particular forum, though I've been semi-active for many years in the Standard-def DVR and local HDTV fora for the 2 TV markets from which I can receive...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-13-2016, 07:07 PM
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Posted By jhvance
The repetitive audio dropout is really...

The repetitive audio dropout is really noticeable, even if there's no pixellation or scatter in the video imagery.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7,188
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Posted By jhvance
Thanks - Still can't get one of the DVRs to lock...

Thanks - Still can't get one of the DVRs to lock into the signal for either channel, even though the strength meter on the TV (which has found and locked them) indicates both are strong.

I'll keep...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By jhvance
I can pick up both 7.3 and 36.2 from E of...

I can pick up both 7.3 and 36.2 from E of Circleville (between Taylor and Granger) on several units (TV directly and one DVR) but not on several other DVRs despite repeated scanning. Anybody know...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 31,958
Posted By jhvance
Shipping via UPS or FedEx to Connecticut wouldn't...

Shipping via UPS or FedEx to Connecticut wouldn't be significantly different for someone in Hawaii than shipping to the 'official' repair shop in McAllen, Texas -- since you know of Mickinct's...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-30-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By jhvance
Have you tried contacting Mickinct? He seems to...

Have you tried contacting Mickinct? He seems to be the go-to guy (from personal experience with my E85 and reported by many others in this subforum) about resurrecting your unit's old-part...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-30-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 31,958
Posted By jhvance
If you're interested in having them repaired back...

If you're interested in having them repaired back to like-new capability, look into the other thread in this subforum regarding Panasonic repairs by Mickinct -- he does outstanding work (from both...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,188
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Posted By jhvance
UPN? Presume you mean The CW (rather than some...

UPN? Presume you mean The CW (rather than some sort of time-traveling OTA glitch) which resulted from corporate decisions to fold the WB & UPN networks into a single joint venture under a new...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By jhvance
No, sorry -- should have been more clear that I...

No, sorry -- should have been more clear that I wasn't using the same equipment as you, though I'm not certain why that should make much of a difference if you're receiving the OTA broadcast...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By jhvance
That's sort of weird that you get no program info...

That's sort of weird that you get no program info at all on 31.x but do receive it on the associated 62.x (x=1 & 2) channels -- I get the same and correct program info for all of those (as well as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 790,189
Posted By jhvance
Mike, I'm NE of Austin and can pull in both 31 &...

Mike, I'm NE of Austin and can pull in both 31 & 62 quite well, but Escape and GetTV only appear on the newest 62 sub-channels (31 just carries Univision and Unimas). Have you checked TVFool for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,188
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Posted By jhvance
Escape 62.4 now live

No one replied, so perhaps no one knew anything more (or didn't particularly care). The channel began broadcasting promos a week ago for today's live feed transition as another English-language...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 790,189
Posted By jhvance
Has anyone else monitoring this Austin subforum...

Has anyone else monitoring this Austin subforum noticed that scanning for OTA service in the past week can bring up a fourth subchannel on 62.4 ostensibly named "Escape" which apparently has a...
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