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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-29-2008, 09:34 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
For Sioux City digitals, yes there is a 9.2...

For Sioux City digitals, yes there is a 9.2 (24x7 weather), 14.2 (TV Azteca) and 27.3. The 4.3 that is listed is a future possibility for KTIV. They have a contract with RTN (Retro TV) but the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-11-2008, 10:34 AM
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Posted By dmadsen
Quote:Originally Posted by BVfan...

Quote:Originally Posted by BVfan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15272154)

Dave,

There seems to be confusion and misinformation on this...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-10-2008, 01:16 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Cable is not required to provide HD signals for...

Cable is not required to provide HD signals for free. They are required to provide an analog version of the local stations for their customers who only have analog TV's, but it does NOT have to be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-07-2008, 06:52 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
No, I don't have any info. It would be nice if...

No, I don't have any info. It would be nice if both DishNetwork and DirecTV would start carrying the Sioux City locals is digital channels, including the HD programming...but I'm not holding my...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2008, 07:45 AM
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Posted By dmadsen
Hi, everybody. For people in the Sioux City...

Hi, everybody. For people in the Sioux City area, with CableOne service, did you notice that CableOne suddenly dropped most of the "free" HD channels they had been providing with just basic service?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-30-2008, 04:26 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Quote:Originally Posted by FoeHammer865...

Quote:Originally Posted by FoeHammer865 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13914600)

This would be an excellent question for their engineers. If...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-07-2008, 08:16 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Hi, all... If you're a CableOne subscriber...

Hi, all...

If you're a CableOne subscriber in Sioux City, you may have noticed that the system moved KTIV, KCAU and KSIN to a new place on the basic system...the in the clear channels...all of us...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-16-2008, 09:19 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Quote:Originally Posted by rmullin...

Quote:Originally Posted by rmullin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13101189)

Question for Dave Madsen: has KTIV had discussions with DirecTV for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2008, 06:45 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
no, sorry...I don't know when that will happen.

no, sorry...I don't know when that will happen.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2008, 02:39 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Ireland... just so you're not confused...it...

Ireland...

just so you're not confused...it sounds like you're thinking the digital converter box "rebate" will give you HD programming. That's not true, if you're talking about the converter box...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-14-2007, 04:24 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
I called Radio Shack...they have such a device...

I called Radio Shack...they have such a device called a wireless remote extender...$39. But, we tried the bounce off the wall idea again...and it works! Saved myself $39!

Dave
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-12-2007, 03:43 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Chan...thanks for the info. Yes, we did try...

Chan...thanks for the info.

Yes, we did try the "bounce off the ceiling or wall idea," but it didn't work., I'll check out the Radio Shack idea.

Dave
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-11-2007, 09:04 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Thanks, temitch for the info. I did finally...

Thanks, temitch for the info. I did finally figure out the 20-, 67-, etc. Really confusing!

Hiltsy, I got a Mitsubishi 40" LCD, 1080p. Basically, I got it because it's the largest screen I could...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2007, 07:52 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Hi, all... OK, I finally have an HD set! I...

Hi, all...

OK, I finally have an HD set! I get a great over-the-air picture from the local channels, but I have a question about HD from CableOne in Sioux City.

I have just regular cable, not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2007, 06:24 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Let me report that we haven't heard any info yet...

Let me report that we haven't heard any info yet about DirecTV adding HD locals in the Sioux City market. We do have an agreement in place, so we're ready to go when they are, and we know they were...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2007, 08:51 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
From what we've heard, KCAU should be firing up...

From what we've heard, KCAU should be firing up their full power transmitter "soon."

And, just so you know, KTIV will probably have the same issues with the "weather bug" as it affects our HD...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2007, 05:22 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
KCAU-DT will be on the same tower as KTIV's...

KCAU-DT will be on the same tower as KTIV's analog antenna, so yes, it's near Hinton, Iowa.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-04-2007, 08:32 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Hi, all... I just heard today that the...

Hi, all...

I just heard today that the tower crew has about two weeks of work left on the KCAU tower. I don't know for sure the status of their transmitter.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-30-2007, 08:20 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Quote:Originally Posted by Eyedox...

Quote:Originally Posted by Eyedox http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

From the FCC's latest report 07-91 dated May 18th, 2007 ....
"According to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-06-2007, 02:34 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Thanks for the input, everybody.

Thanks for the input, everybody.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-04-2007, 10:31 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Asking for some input... believe it or not,...

Asking for some input...

believe it or not, I still don't have an HD at my home. So, I'm wondering if people in this forum would mind sharing some of what's good and what's not to help me select...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-01-2007, 07:35 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Sorry, Husker 619, we don't have any way to...

Sorry, Husker 619, we don't have any way to replay Heroes.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-30-2007, 08:29 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Hi, all.... in case you didn't get an email...

Hi, all....

in case you didn't get an email from me, let me tell you that KTIV's digital signal (HD and the CW) are down today (4/30). We were attempting to "tweak" a part on our digital encoder...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-31-2007, 02:41 PM
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Posted By dmadsen
Hi, all... it's been awhile since I posted...

Hi, all...

it's been awhile since I posted here. Glad to see more and more people are getting into the HD world.

About DirecTV getting the Sioux City local channels, I can tell you that I just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-28-2006, 05:50 AM
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Posted By dmadsen
Quote:Originally Posted by hiltsy855...

Quote:Originally Posted by hiltsy855 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Dave,

Thanks for the info. Any word on KTIV carriage by DirecTv?

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