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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-20-2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By dishrich
OK, well the only thing I was not totally clear...

OK, well the only thing I was not totally clear on is...



So if you notice it did NOT say WRSP 55...ONLY WCCU 27. So what they are really doing, is moving WICD's (C/U) newscasts to ONLY the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-18-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,036
Posted By dishrich
You sure about that? Our local NBC affiliate...

You sure about that? Our local NBC affiliate WAND Decatur has a translator W40CV-D over in Jacksonville, IL, & uses EXACTLY the same ID's as the primary station. It's actually a PITA because even...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-10-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,898
Posted By dishrich
Oops my bad...TOO many friggen weather channels...

Oops my bad...TOO many friggen weather channels anyway...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-10-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15,231
Views: 1,639,199
Posted By dishrich
You could go this route & even have an automatic...

You could go this route & even have an automatic backup drive(s):

http://www.weaknees.com/directv-hd-dvr-upgrade.php
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,898
Posted By dishrich
Well it has existed (& in HD) since at least all...

Well it has existed (& in HD) since at least all of 2014, when DirecTV dumped TWC for them:
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 253,300
Posted By dishrich
KTVI is out of St.Louis... :confused: Yes,...

KTVI is out of St.Louis... :confused:

Yes, in spite of the other (remotely possible) reasons why, at the end of the day, it's ridiculous that Peoria can't even have ONE local newscast in HD. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 253,300
Posted By dishrich
So you're saying the the TV market with the...

So you're saying the the TV market with the capital of IL in it, is in the "same boat" (marketwise) as Peoria or QC's??? Our market is about the 82nd largest DMA, & the others are pretty far down...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 253,300
Posted By dishrich
Up until Sinclair formerly took over them, ALL...

Up until Sinclair formerly took over them, ALL local & syndicated prog was 4:3. After the takeover, & after FOX had been running their new local AM show (with WICS anchors) for awhile, they ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 253,300
Posted By dishrich
Well in all fairness, our FOX55 & CW23 stations...

Well in all fairness, our FOX55 & CW23 stations just started (local) broadcasting HD in Jan...
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13,163
Views: 1,075,991
Posted By dishrich
The reason why they are doing this is NOT so much...

The reason why they are doing this is NOT so much for guide data, but to even allow the D* receiver/OTA tuner to even display those subchannels AT ALL. Unlike E* receivers that allow OTA scanning,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9,515
Views: 828,458
Posted By dishrich
I wouldn't be so sure of that; do you know who...

I wouldn't be so sure of that; do you know who the owner really is?

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/local-tv/howard-stirk-holdings-grabs-wciv-50000/134123
I assume you already know who he...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,937
Views: 961,505
Posted By dishrich
You'll probably loose that bet; TWC has already...

You'll probably loose that bet; TWC has already did this in NYC & couple other markets...& they have just as much competition, if not more, in that market than here.
They're following in Comcast's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-24-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,987
Views: 514,333
Posted By dishrich
Pleasantly surprised to see that WRSP-55 &...

Pleasantly surprised to see that WRSP-55 & WBUI-23 are now broadcasting syndicated HD prog, in actual HD now... :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-10-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9,515
Views: 828,458
Posted By dishrich
Speaking of (another) corporate purchase in the...

Speaking of (another) corporate purchase in the LasVegas DMA... :D

Nexstar's KLAS Buy Gets Antitrust OK

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/local-tv/nexstars-klas-buy-gets-antitrust-ok/136266
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9,515
Views: 828,458
Posted By dishrich
KTNV Settles FCC Fake News Report Investigation ...

KTNV Settles FCC Fake News Report Investigation

Will pay $115,000 and create compliance regime
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 45,801
Posted By dishrich
Well I don't travel a whole lot, so I was VERY...

Well I don't travel a whole lot, so I was VERY surprised & impressed at what I found at a Candlewood Suites in Manhattan - KANSAS - over the past weekend.
Nice Samsung HDTV (I believe 48") nicely...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-20-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 1,705,701
Posted By dishrich
Actually both satellite providers now offer it on...

Actually both satellite providers now offer it on their basic pkgs

And our Comcast system has it on their Digital Preferred (top basic) tier

Uverse also has it on their U300/U450 & UFamily pkgs...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By dishrich
Comcast did the same thing w/the Crime &...

Comcast did the same thing w/the Crime & Investigation Ch; ONLY as part of the S&E pkg...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-08-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10,919
Views: 1,284,202
Posted By dishrich
Here's another cable provider confirming this on...

Here's another cable provider confirming this on their own website:

http://www.bltv.net/bltv-news.html


Interesting to see if CC moves it from limited to expanded basic on our system, now that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10,919
Views: 1,284,202
Posted By dishrich
OK, well look at this post on Comcast's forum: ...

OK, well look at this post on Comcast's forum:

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/are-we-losing-wgn-in-dearborn-mi/td-p/2381307

This tells me that all that's happening in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-06-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10,919
Views: 1,284,202
Posted By dishrich
Evidently CC is adding the national (cable)...

Evidently CC is adding the national (cable) version of WGN (America) to systems in the Chicago DMA.

Makes sense, since Tribune has added that original programming that is exclusive to WGN-A, as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9,515
Views: 828,458
Posted By dishrich
What I don't understand, is with less than a day...

What I don't understand, is with less than a day of this happening, KSNV - who IS a major network affiliate - has NO mention of the rescanning on their own website...while the other 2 stations DO,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-22-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 1,705,701
Posted By dishrich
Actually, they are getting rid of EVERYTHING...

Actually, they are getting rid of EVERYTHING (including all local newscasts) that is run on the local WGN, so it will be just like (W)TBS became...another copycat cable channel that's mostly the same...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15,231
Views: 1,639,199
Posted By dishrich
No, & it's going at the 99 slot...

No, & it's going at the 99 slot...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 265,925
Posted By dishrich
Appears WICD-15 Champaign, IL newscasts are now...

Appears WICD-15 Champaign, IL newscasts are now in HD as of yesterday...
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