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post #3031 of 3098
The Home Shopping Network TV station, K15DD, came on yesterday as a new DTV flash-cut, and while they were at it cleaned up their crappy signal from the satellite; This leaves K28JB and KFVT-LP 40 as the only analog signals in Wichita.
post #3032 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Jeff747 View Post

Yes, KSN would be bragging about it, but so would KAKE if they were in the same position.

My point was, that KSN News isn't in HD...or else they would be promoting that fact.
post #3033 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Kansas Zephyr View Post

My point was, that KSN News isn't in HD...or else they would be promoting that fact.

If their news photographers would start shooting 16x9 video it would look even better.
post #3034 of 3098
KSN will be HD soon. According to JD Rudd's Facebook page, they're upgrading Weatherlab computers now, and a lot of other behind-the-scenes stuff is going on now for an HD news roll-out soon. No date given.
post #3035 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Jeff747 View Post

The Home Shopping Network TV station, K15DD, came on yesterday as a new DTV flash-cut, and while they were at it cleaned up their crappy signal from the satellite; This leaves K28JB and KFVT-LP 40 as the only analog signals in Wichita.

....And KFVT-LP is a repeater of KSBI (Channel 52) in Oklahoma City...
post #3036 of 3098
I received a letter in the mail today from Cox.

The letter said that starting tomorrow, December 9th, there will be some channel changes and channel additions.

National Geographic will move from channel 111 (2111 HD) to channel 75 (2075 HD). This will no long require Advanced TV and the Bonus Pak.

These HD channels will be added:
-- 2002 (The Weather Channel HD),
-- 2015 (Univision HD)
-- 2260 (CBS College Sports HD).

On December 30th, Hallmark Channel will move to channel 217 (2217 HD) and will required the Cox Advanced TV Variety Pak. Turner Classic Movies will move from channel 65 to channel 54 after Hallmark moves.

Pay-Per-View Preview duplicate channels 197 and 299 will be removed. Pay-Per-View Previews can be seen on channel 700.
post #3037 of 3098
Anyone receiving Weather Channel HD yet? There has been message since yesterday on the WX HD channel 2014 that says "Temorarirly Off Air."
post #3038 of 3098
I see it bright and shiny on 2002
post #3039 of 3098
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Originally Posted by dresf View Post

I see it bright and shiny on 2002

Still no love here in Salina on 2014.
post #3040 of 3098
Hi guys. It's been awhile since I've been on here.

I'm sick of paying so much for TV I don't watch - and I'm thinking about cancelling Cox and just going with OTA. A few questions for those of you who don't have cable or satellite:

1) Can I still use the existing cable lines to get all the digital OTA stations (networks, etc.) so that I can still watch football on Sundays (essentially all the TV I watch these days)? Or do I need to have an actual antenna?

2) Is there a location to quickly and easily find out what the most recent list of OTA TV stations are - and what channels they reside at?

3) Are there any considerations I should be aware of - or info that will make it easiest to get the best experience from my move to ditch pay tv?

Thanks.

- Chris
post #3041 of 3098
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Originally Posted by moreinc View Post

Hi guys. It's been awhile since I've been on here.

I'm sick of paying so much for TV I don't watch - and I'm thinking about cancelling Cox and just going with OTA. A few questions for those of you who don't have cable or satellite:

2) Is there a location to quickly and easily find out what the most recent list of OTA TV stations are - and what channels they reside at?

Thanks.

- Chris

Chris,
here is a website for the current OTA stations here in Wichita:

http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun...lineup_3609259

I hope this will help you out...
post #3042 of 3098
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Originally Posted by moreinc View Post
2) Is there a location to quickly and easily find out what the most recent list of OTA TV stations are - and what channels they reside at?

3) Are there any considerations I should be aware of - or info that will make it easiest to get the best experience from my move to ditch pay tv?
Disclaimer: This link is to my own website.

http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?mktid=84

As to considerations, you'll want to make sure your antenna is capable of both VHF and UHF. KPTS and KSCW are currently only available on VHF, while KAKE is on both VHF and UHF. The other stations are on UHF only.

If it doesn't look like an antenna, it's probably not a good antenna.

- Trip
post #3043 of 3098
did anyone noticed that channel 12.1 and 12.2 is not available anymore? I got two new channels, 15.1 which appears to be HSN and 33.2 which is KWCH-SD. I can't find KWCH DT anymore. What am i missing here?
post #3044 of 3098
post #3045 of 3098
Thanks! Appreciate the answer.
post #3046 of 3098
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Originally Posted by jeffdb27 View Post

Speaking of KSN and HD, a little something from their web page:


This is obviously not true, as both Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are available in HD and are not transmitted that way by KSN.

Wheel of Fortune is now shown in HD. I didn't catch whether Jeopardy was shown in HD now or not. The Cox Guide says HDTV for Jeopardy, so maybe it is. Also the Guide doesn't say HDTV for KSN News like it does for KWCH Eyewitness News.
post #3047 of 3098
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Originally Posted by stevea20 View Post

Wheel of Fortune is now shown in HD. I didn't catch whether Jeopardy was shown in HD now or not. The Cox Guide says HDTV for Jeopardy, so maybe it is. Also the Guide doesn't say HDTV for KSN News like it does for KWCH Eyewitness News.


KSN are showing these shows in HD:

Wheel of Fortune
Jeopardy!
The Doctors
Swift Justice with Nancy Grace

Saw those shows today....

I don't know if they have Regis and Kelly in HD....
post #3048 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Jeff747 View Post

The Home Shopping Network TV station, K15DD, came on yesterday as a new DTV flash-cut, and while they were at it cleaned up their crappy signal from the satellite; This leaves K28JB and KFVT-LP 40 as the only analog signals in Wichita.

Speaking of K28JB, are stilling airing TBN or have they changed to Daystar since Word Of God Fellowship is taking over the channel?
post #3049 of 3098
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Originally Posted by mjay20 View Post

Speaking of K28JB, are stilling airing TBN or have they changed to Daystar since Word Of God Fellowship is taking over the channel?

K28JB has a permit to go digital on channel 28 at 15 kw and move to one of the towers at the Colwich antenna farm, so I imagine TBN will go off and Daystar will come on at that time, if Daystar doesn't do multicast on this station.
post #3050 of 3098
Daystar is not multicasting on any of its LPTV stations, as far as I know. A few of its commercial full-service stations have RTV.

- Trip
post #3051 of 3098
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Originally Posted by jojo11 View Post

KSN are showing these shows in HD:

Wheel of Fortune
Jeopardy!
The Doctors
Swift Justice with Nancy Grace

KSNW has started advertising that their afternoon block is now in HD. This includes the above shows plus Days of Our Lives.

Now, if they would only get the translator up here in Salina to be HD, I'd be happy.
post #3052 of 3098
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Originally Posted by jeffdb27 View Post

KSNW has started advertising that their afternoon block is now in HD. This includes the above shows plus Days of Our Lives.

Now, if they would only get the translator up here in Salina to be HD, I'd be happy.

Their morning block is now in HD as Regis and Kelly are in HD as of last week....
post #3053 of 3098
I see where KSNW has a KU basketball game on Wednesday night at 7pm that will force them to tape delay NBC programming to later on that evening, with "Minute to Win It" airing at 9pm and a two-hour "Law and Order:SVU" at 2:04 am.

What I'm wondering now is given they can air all this syndicated programming in HD without any problems, can they also now record NBC shows as they come in via satellite and play them back in HD at a later time, or are we still stuck with the crappy SD versions of these NBC shows?

Sure hope it happens in HD!!

Update: After checking out the DVR recording from early Thursday morning and seeing a widescreen HD Law and Order:SVU, I can say for sure that KSNW does have the ability to air tape delayed NBC network programs in HD. Yeah!!
post #3054 of 3098
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Originally Posted by Jeff747 View Post

K28JB has a permit to go digital on channel 28 at 15 kw and move to one of the towers at the Colwich antenna farm, so I imagine TBN will go off and Daystar will come on at that time, if Daystar doesn't do multicast on this station.

Daystar doesn't have any multicast like TBN, and that's why I was a little disappointed to hear that TBN won't be able to air their digital channels such The Church Channel, JCTV,etc. once Daystar takes over.
post #3055 of 3098
Looks like KGPT-49.1 is getting another Classic TV competitor, according to their Facebook page KCTU has added ME-TV to 43.2. Seems like these LPTV stations in Wichita are stepping up their game as far as adding new channels such ME-TV, This TV which is on 43.1 & RTV on KGPT 49.1. I would expect better from the full power stations in that market as far as adding programming on their subchannels.
post #3056 of 3098
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Originally Posted by mjay20 View Post

Looks like KGPT-49.1 is getting another Classic TV competitor, according to their Facebook page KCTU has added ME-TV to 43.2. Seems like these LPTV stations in Wichita are stepping up their game as far as adding new channels such ME-TV, This TV which is on 43.1 & RTV on KGPT 49.1. I would expect better from the full power stations in that market as far as adding programming on their subchannels.

Hi,

Congratulations! KCTU must be the first non-Weigel station to get MeTV. I sure hope other stations (hopefully, full-power ones) pick up MeTV soon!

Also, is this the first time This TV appeared in Wichita?
post #3057 of 3098
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Originally Posted by mjay20 View Post

[...]
Seems like these LPTV stations in Wichita are stepping up their game as far as adding new channels such ME-TV, This TV which is on 43.1 & RTV on KGPT 49.1. I would expect better from the full power stations in that market as far as adding programming on their subchannels.

Are you really wanting full power stations to add more sub channels? you must not care about picture quality. You also must not have an HDTV, because if you did you would see the impact that channel 12's weather sub channel has on its main HD feed. Channel 12 has the worst HD picture quality (pixelating) of all the channels I receive OTA (KPTS is probably worse with its two sub channels, but I rarely watch it).

Mark
post #3058 of 3098
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Originally Posted by mabuttra View Post

Are you really wanting full power stations to add more sub channels? you must not care about picture quality. You also must not have an HDTV, because if you did you would see the impact that channel 12's weather sub channel has on its main HD feed. Channel 12 has the worst HD picture quality (pixelating) of all the channels I receive OTA (KPTS is probably worse with its two sub channels, but I rarely watch it).

Mark

I like watching high definition programming, but I was talking about full-power stations because of a wide coverage area (depending on RF location), as well as satisfying those who can't live without their cable TV (must-carry). I actually do enjoy subchannels because most of these channels remind me of 80s/90s cable (great programming, running on a fixed schedule, etc.) And yes, I do have an HDTV (as well as an SDTV); it's a smaller size so that digital artifacts won't appear present from a distance.

Finally, I live in the Dallas area, but I like to check out other TV markets to see what's up with their channels.
post #3059 of 3098
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Originally Posted by dtv_junkie87 View Post
Hi,

Congratulations! KCTU must be the first non-Weigel station to get MeTV. I sure hope other stations (hopefully, full-power ones) pick up MeTV soon!

Also, is this the first time This TV appeared in Wichita?
As far as I know this is the first time This TV has appeared on TV in the Wichita market & KCTU seems to be the first non-Weigel station to sign up with MeTV, all the other stations Weigel has in Chicago, South Bend & Milwaukee.
post #3060 of 3098
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Originally Posted by mabuttra View Post
Are you really wanting full power stations to add more sub channels? you must not care about picture quality. You also must not have an HDTV, because if you did you would see the impact that channel 12's weather sub channel has on its main HD feed. Channel 12 has the worst HD picture quality (pixelating) of all the channels I receive OTA (KPTS is probably worse with its two sub channels, but I rarely watch it).

Mark
Actually, I don't live in Wichita, I just like to check out other TV markets myself to see what's going on. I do have a HDTV as well (it's mainly hooked up to cable instead of OTA). I thought Ch. 12 would've had a better HD picture with an addition to the weather sub channel it has. I'm just wondering how much bandwith can a station use so that way the main channel can have a clear HD picture without it's subchannel affecting the picture so it won't pixelate.
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