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Forum: HDTV Technical   08-03-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,727
Posted By Desert Hawk
There might be a cable system somewhere that...

There might be a cable system somewhere that sends out MPEG4 in the clear, thinking that encrypting it is unnecessary because supposedly no tv yet made can tune it directly. A few lucky people with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-06-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Desert Hawk
KGET Bakersfield has NBC in 1080i, CW+ in 720p,...

KGET Bakersfield has NBC in 1080i, CW+ in 720p, and Telemundo in 480i all on one RF channel. Doesn't look bad. KUVI has 3 720p's (MYTV, Unimas, and Univision) on one RF channel. Also doesn't look...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-20-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 13,060
Posted By Desert Hawk
That would be awesome. Unfortunately I think the...

That would be awesome. Unfortunately I think the FCC wants a new codec that will use much much less bandwidth, so they can cram all broadcast tv on VHF and give all UHF to cell phone companies.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-19-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Digital RF 15 is now on the air with the usual...

Digital RF 15 is now on the air with the usual complement of 3ABN subchannels except no 3ABN Radio Latino. Analog 8 is off the air, but 3ABN's main channel is still simulcast in analog on channel...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-19-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Updated summary of OTA tv in Bakersfield ...

Updated summary of OTA tv in Bakersfield

Channels available only in digital that were once available in analog:
ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MYTV, PBS, KCET, Univision, Telemundo, Home Shopping...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-26-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26,777
Views: 3,481,317
Posted By Desert Hawk
I am wondering if Funai was planning a new model...

I am wondering if Funai was planning a new model of DVD recorder for the U.S. this fall when the analog tuner requirement was going to end with the originally planned September 1 end of low power...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 13,060
Posted By Desert Hawk
Let the market decide which video format will be...

Let the market decide which video format will be broadcast? That worked great for analog AM stereo...NOT!


The American public will not tolerate another forced transition to a...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-24-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,738
Posted By Desert Hawk
76-79 are clear QAM digital. All analog is 75...

76-79 are clear QAM digital. All analog is 75 and below, with a few missing blocks that are encrypted digital. Analog never went higher than 78. The system did not upgrade to channel capacity...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-14-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,738
Posted By Desert Hawk
Over the last seven years we have gotten several...

Over the last seven years we have gotten several more local stations to go HD. FOX, My Network Tv, Univision, and UniMas are in cleat QAM in HD, but CW, Azteca, Estrella, and Telemundo in HD are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-14-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Zuus didn't last long. 34-8 is now Mana Vision...

Zuus didn't last long. 34-8 is now Mana Vision (Spanish religious).
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-06-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 13,060
Posted By Desert Hawk
I will say it once again. A tv standard switch...

I will say it once again. A tv standard switch like what we went through last decade (and still isn't fully finished since low power stations have a few more months (unless it gets extended) left to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
RF 36 virtual 34 now has Antenna TV on 34-7, Zuus...

RF 36 virtual 34 now has Antenna TV on 34-7, Zuus on 34-8 and QVC on 34-9. Cramming 9 programs on one RF channel results in a pixelated mess during any moderate action. The audio on all subs is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-07-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Analog 8 is back on the air with 3ABN, also seen...

Analog 8 is back on the air with 3ABN, also seen on analog 24.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-20-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Desert Hawk
MPEG4 clear QAM?

I am curious. Has anyone found any additional clear QAM channels by using a computer or one on the few tv sets that can decode MGEG4; channels that can't be received without a box on most clear QAM...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-27-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
The simulcasts of UniMas and Univision on KUVI...

The simulcasts of UniMas and Univision on KUVI RF45 are now in 720p HD. Yes, they are cramming 3 HD feeds onto one RF channel. It doesn't look as bad as you might expect. RF 31 and 39 are still...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-16-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Bright House remapped all clear QAM channels. ...

Bright House remapped all clear QAM channels. They now map to the same virtual channel as OTA except KCET maps to 28 (same as the OTA of the parent station) and NHK World is 28-3 instead of 28-4. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-16-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Updated summary of OTA tv in Bakersfield ...

Updated summary of OTA tv in Bakersfield

Channels available only in digital that were once available in analog:
ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MYTV, PBS, KCET, Univision, Telemundo, Home Shopping Network,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Lots of changes to Bakersfield OTA. LP 34 is off...

Lots of changes to Bakersfield OTA. LP 34 is off the air. LP 36 is mapping to virtual 34! Bounce is gone. Movies is on 34-2. Son Life is on 34-6. Live Well is gone and MeTv is on 23-3(I would...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 183,894
Posted By Desert Hawk
Are you receiving 58.1 (RF29) in Visalia? RF29...

Are you receiving 58.1 (RF29) in Visalia? RF29 is a low power station! I wouldn't guess that their signal would be receivable in Visalia. If it is not 58.1 but rather 58.2 that you are receiving,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Updated summary of OTA channels in Bakersfield. ...

Updated summary of OTA channels in Bakersfield.

Channels available only in digital that were once available in analog: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MYTV, PBS, KCET, Univision, Estrella, Home Shopping...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 107,741
Posted By Desert Hawk
Azteca is now in 720p HD on 23-2. NHK World is...

Azteca is now in 720p HD on 23-2. NHK World is now 720p HD on KCET's translator on 46-4. Low power UniMas 31 has added a subchannel. Get TV is on 31-2. The SD simulcast of UniMas on KUVI RF45 is now...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 46,003
Posted By Desert Hawk
The D (formerly Fitzgerals's) in Las Vegas. Real...

The D (formerly Fitzgerals's) in Las Vegas. Real HD in the rooms. Real HD on lots of tv sets behind the bar and throughout the casino.

All the Ceasars Entertainment properties. Analog...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9,758
Views: 1,206,453
Posted By Desert Hawk
I thought AOL's desire after acquiring Time...

I thought AOL's desire after acquiring Time Warner was to get rid of all non-media subsidiaries. Time Warner sold Six Flags around the same time.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9,758
Views: 1,206,453
Posted By Desert Hawk
Does Cozi broadcast using a real 16:9 widescreen...

Does Cozi broadcast using a real 16:9 widescreen SD raster (yeah), or do they broadcast letterboxed in a 4:3 raster (boo). It will probably be a long time, if ever, before we get Cozi in...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-26-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 47,613
Posted By Desert Hawk
If the locals are encrypted, I would think that...

If the locals are encrypted, I would think that they would have shut off the box's ability to unscramble them as of the day you canceled tv service. Maybe the reason your tv can't tune them directly...
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