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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-24-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By oldsyd
So, is KWKB losing Antenna TV? KCRG-TV9 is...

So, is KWKB losing Antenna TV?

KCRG-TV9 is pleased to announce the launch of Antenna TV on January 19, 2015. Viewers will be able to watch classic television favorites such as Three Stooges, I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-11-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
Jim, Something must have pushed out the...

Jim,

Something must have pushed out the change recently, the guide data for the new channel appeared yesterday.

Thanks!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-09-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
So who do I need to contact, Tribune or Sinclair...

So who do I need to contact, Tribune or Sinclair about them not pushing the new channel data to the guide info? This is horking my DVR up since it doesn't recognize the new channel. No, this isn't a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-06-2014, 01:11 AM
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Posted By oldsyd
I'd measure how big of an antenna your attic can...

I'd measure how big of an antenna your attic can hold and buy the largest UHF/VHF combo Yagi you can fit in there. Depending on the space in the attic you might be able to mount it on a rotor and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2012, 08:39 AM
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Posted By oldsyd
Just noticed my guide info for 2.2 CoolTV now...

Just noticed my guide info for 2.2 CoolTV now says SIGN OFF for all time slots. They should at least put up a Chyron saying what the status is.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-08-2012, 03:25 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
Someone else suggested that the poor lighting...

Someone else suggested that the poor lighting might be a requirement to prevent glare on the giant Telestrainer. It makes sense that if you light the anchors faces, that light is going to reflect...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2012, 08:41 AM
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Posted By oldsyd
FWIW, the last rumor I heard was that they are...

FWIW, the last rumor I heard was that they are planning on launching the HD newscast this month. Of course that was what was the news in August, so that might have changed.

It seems that it isn't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2012, 08:28 AM
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Posted By oldsyd
Regarding the locals going to HD for newscasts,...

Regarding the locals going to HD for newscasts, even though KCRG is a privately owned company, they have been putting the infrastructure in place for many months to start broadcasting news in HD....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-29-2011, 12:34 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
Bierboy is right, first check the old antenna...

Bierboy is right, first check the old antenna and find out what type it is. If it is a dual element UHF/VHF antenna, is it only connected to the VHF side? Is the antenna pointed the right direction...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-05-2011, 09:43 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
Thanks everyone for the XX.99 updates. I've...

Thanks everyone for the XX.99 updates. I've wanted to know because out of the CECB set top boxes I have, and my lone DTV, none of them will tune in the IRIS audio channel. And yes, I am more...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-16-2011, 09:51 AM
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Posted By oldsyd
Thanks! That makes two CECB's that can pick it...

Thanks! That makes two CECB's that can pick it up, yours and the Digital Stream DTX9950. The people who read the articles are volunteers from all over the state.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-16-2011, 09:46 AM
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Posted By oldsyd
Thanks tanglecord for verifying this!

Thanks tanglecord for verifying this!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-12-2011, 09:50 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
Quote:Originally Posted by Tommymack...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tommymack http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20423438)

I get KRIN, the Waterloo PBS, as channel 35.99. I have an Access...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-12-2011, 09:43 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
Bierboy, Different models of TiVo might...

Bierboy,

Different models of TiVo might have different results. I'm using a TiVo HD.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 08:35 PM
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Views: 176,801
Posted By oldsyd
Hmm, I've never checked signal level from the...

Hmm, I've never checked signal level from the antenna on my TiVo, but the scan never picked it up, even after clearing all channels.

DTV Channel 34 (Virtual channel 36) is the strongest in your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 07:29 PM
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Posted By oldsyd
Thanks Brew! Yes, it's called IRIS and they...

Thanks Brew! Yes, it's called IRIS and they usually read articles for the blind before noon every day.

Good to know your TV decodes it.

Here's the boxes they distribute to decode it (I just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 162,122
Posted By oldsyd
This just in... Here's a link to the actual...

This just in...

Here's a link to the actual receivers that IRIS uses:

http://www.rrs1100.com/

There is some interesting technical info there.

No info yet on the chipset it uses to decode...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 11:40 AM
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Views: 162,122
Posted By oldsyd
Thanks for the confirmation, Joel. I think Trip...

Thanks for the confirmation, Joel. I think Trip one time mentioned that the subchannel is not listed in the PSIP, but the audio stream is there. I'm guessing most tuners ignore it because of that.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 10:09 AM
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Views: 176,801
Posted By oldsyd
I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA...

I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA receivers can pick up the IPTV XX.99 subchannel.

If you have a rig that pulls in IPTV from an antenna, could you see if your tuner can pick up one of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 10:07 AM
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Views: 162,122
Posted By oldsyd
I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA...

I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA receivers can pick up the IPTV XX.99 subchannel.

If you have a rig that pulls in IPTV from an antenna, could you see if your tuner can pick up one of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,590
Posted By oldsyd
IPTV audio subchannel test I'm trying to...

IPTV audio subchannel test

I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA receivers can pick up the IPTV XX.99 subchannel.

If you have a rig that pulls in IPTV from an antenna, could you see if...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,328
Views: 437,996
Posted By oldsyd
I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA...

I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA receivers can pick up the IPTV XX.99 subchannel.

If you have a rig that pulls in IPTV from an antenna, could you see if your tuner can pick up one of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,958
Views: 518,933
Posted By oldsyd
I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA...

I'm trying to gather info on what HDTV OTA receivers can pick up the IPTV XX.99 subchannel.

If you have a rig that pulls in IPTV from an antenna, could you see if your tuner can pick up one of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-02-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 74,690
Posted By oldsyd
Quote: Originally Posted by bdfox18doe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdfox18doe http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-02-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 123,364
Posted By oldsyd
Are there any DTX9950 owners here who could...

Are there any DTX9950 owners here who could verify if the unit will decode the audio only subchannel 99 on all Iowa Public Television ATSC stations?
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