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post #6301 of 6830
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Originally Posted by Satcom15 View Post

Is it KTSC or RMPBS? I swear after RMBPS took over KTSC, quality went downhill. Also, I wish RMPBS would stop SD programming during primetime major programs and devote all bandwidth to HD. Imagine what the National Parks program would have looked like in full HD ...

I think it'd be nice if RMPBS could simply get the aspect ratio correct.
post #6302 of 6830
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Originally Posted by George Molnar View Post

Why not buy them a Dolby 5.1 encoder and see if they'll install it for you?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dolby-DP569-Mult...item3ca55e1334

I'm not sure whether an affiliate absolutely has to do the encoding at the local station, but even if they do, have some pride in your major network's product and provide some industry-standard DD5.1 audio, instead of just stereo which was the standard how many decades ago??

Again, KRDO is the only one in the market without surround sound, and is the only station not carried in HD on DirecTV. Either KRDO is somehow smarter than all 3 other affiliates of major networks, or they're the cheapest/dumbest...

I try not to watch ABC as a result, but I know LOST would be even more compelling and engrossing if the spooky sounds were coming from behind us... Yeah, it's a first world problem, I know...
post #6303 of 6830
Yesterday I noticed that KKTV Channel 11 is now showing Jeopardy! in HD. Did this just start this week? I didn't notice if Wheel of Fortune is also in HD, it probably is.

I also found out that KWGN Channel 2 in Denver will be showing the Broncos-Giants game on Thanksgiving. No Broncos-Giants game in HD for me
post #6304 of 6830
That is cool if KKTV finally gained the ability to time-shift syndicated HD. I wonder if that will apply to Oprah as well (for my wife, not me).

I think the Broncos will be on NFL Network in HD nationally - I thought that would carry through to the Colorado Springs market too though it would likely be blacked out in the Denver market to protect KWGN.
post #6305 of 6830
Has KKTV ever moved to RF 49? They were an early VHF nightmare and I see they have a CP for 49.
post #6306 of 6830
It's not happening until Spring.

- Trip
post #6307 of 6830
Oprah in HD on KKTV Channel 11 CONFIRMED!
post #6308 of 6830
If you don't have NFL Network and you live in Pueblo, you're not watching the Broncos and the Giants play. Apparently, the local Denver channel showing the game is KDVR which isn't on Comcast in Pueblo
post #6309 of 6830
Has anyone heard any news about Comcast's analog reclamation plans (project Cavalry/World of More)? BTW get ready for sending even more $$$ to Comcast. See the FAQs on their website.

http://digitalnow.comcast.com/FAQs.aspx?map=all_faq_map

QAM tuner on your TV? Forget it, it won't work without a CableCard (which of course has a monthly fee if leased from Comcast - though I think you can buy them). Looks like in addition to offering many more channels that I don't want, a side benefit of the project will be their ability to encrypt signals and make you use more equipment (which they will gladly lease). TiVo (series 3 only) will require a CableCard. If you don't have a Series 3 - you're outta luck. Buy a new one or use a Comcast provided Set Top Box or DTA. Oh, and forget time shifting with your VCR/DVD recorder unless you have a STB, DTA's won't let you record in advance. Bottom line: look for higher cable bills. What else is new.
post #6310 of 6830
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Originally Posted by Satcom15 View Post

Has anyone heard any news about Comcast's analog reclamation plans (project Cavalry/World of More)? BTW get ready for sending even more $$$ to Comcast. See the FAQs on their website.

http://digitalnow.comcast.com/FAQs.aspx?map=all_faq_map

QAM tuner on your TV? Forget it, it won't work without a CableCard (which of course has a monthly fee if leased from Comcast - though I think you can buy them). Looks like in addition to offering many more channels that I don't want, a side benefit of the project will be their ability to encrypt signals and make you use more equipment (which they will gladly lease). TiVo (series 3 only) will require a CableCard. If you don't have a Series 3 - you're outta luck. Buy a new one or use a Comcast provided Set Top Box or DTA. Oh, and forget time shifting with your VCR/DVD recorder unless you have a STB, DTA's won't let you record in advance. Bottom line: look for higher cable bills. What else is new.

That is exactly what this is all about. That's why I dumped my cable addiction over a decade ago. I looked at what I was paying per hour and going to movies at a theater in Hollywood on the night they release would be cheaper per hour! For me that is.

You can get cable card tuners for PC's, so there's a third option to consider. I haven't checked into it in a long time so I don't know the full details.

Scott
post #6311 of 6830
I just got a Panny G10 50 incher and would like to figure out if certain channels are available in digital, eg, 24, 27, 36, 39, 64, etc. in the Denver area. They don't seem to be with Comcast (not sure, though), but what about satellites?
post #6312 of 6830
I only subscribe to Comcast for internet, however I plugged in the Comcast coax into my HDTV (with built-in QAM tuner) and scanned for channels, and was able to pick up all the local channels in digital except for FOX 21-1 for "free". Any reason for this exception? I get 5-1, 8-1, 11-1, and 13-1 no problem, but not 21-1.

Thanks,
Sean
post #6313 of 6830
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Originally Posted by mtnsean View Post

I only subscribe to Comcast for internet, however I plugged in the Comcast coax into my HDTV (with built-in QAM tuner) and scanned for channels, and was able to pick up all the local channels in digital except for FOX 21-1 for "free". Any reason for this exception? I get 5-1, 8-1, 11-1, and 13-1 no problem, but not 21-1.

Thanks,
Sean

Is it possible you're picking up those stations simply because you connected a wire into the tuner? A friend of mine found he can get all stations with a pair of vice grips, and I can get half of the stations with nothing at all.

Scott
post #6314 of 6830
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Originally Posted by scottlindner View Post

Is it possible you're picking up those stations simply because you connected a wire into the tuner? A friend of mine found he can get all stations with a pair of vice grips, and I can get half of the stations with nothing at all.

Scott

I don't think so, because when I plug in an actual antenna all I can pick up are the two VHF stations (CBS and PBS). With the Comcast coax, I get a bunch more, and analog stations too. It's definitely coming from the Comcast feed. Just strange that 21-1 is missing.

-Sean
post #6315 of 6830
Not sure if this has been posted but I have reliable source who says the KOAA is going HD after the first of the year for local news. Not sure if this will allow timeshifting HD or not.
post #6316 of 6830
koaa can already timeshift, it's just they've had (according to them) a host of ongoing equipment problems.

recently, they've been back in the timeshifting business...
post #6317 of 6830
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Originally Posted by HateNewNHL View Post

Not sure if this has been posted but I have reliable source who says the KOAA is going HD after the first of the year for local news. Not sure if this will allow timeshifting HD or not.

The thought of Mike Madson in HD terrifies me. . But it is about time they do this. KKTV local news is in HD, but it doesn't look very HD to me. KRDO local news does look good in HD.
post #6318 of 6830
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Originally Posted by rockinricky View Post

The thought of Mike Madson in HD terrifies me. . But it is about time they do this. KKTV local news is in HD, but it doesn't look very HD to me. KRDO local news does look good in HD.

KKTV news is not HD-- it's widescreen SD.
post #6319 of 6830
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Originally Posted by rockinricky View Post

The thought of Mike Madson in HD terrifies me. . But it is about time they do this. KKTV local news is in HD, but it doesn't look very HD to me. KRDO local news does look good in HD.

madson will be a peach compared to douglas...
post #6320 of 6830
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Originally Posted by rockinricky View Post

The thought of Mike Madson in HD terrifies me. . But it is about time they do this. KKTV local news is in HD, but it doesn't look very HD to me. KRDO local news does look good in HD.

Mike Madson? How about Lee Douglas? I might switch to radio or actually read a newspaper once in a while!
post #6321 of 6830
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Originally Posted by royrose View Post

Mike Madson? How about Lee Douglas? I might switch to radio or actually read a newspaper once in a while!

Now that I think about it, is there anyone at Channel 5 that would at least look passable in HD? Lisa Lyden is getting up there too.
post #6322 of 6830
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Originally Posted by pg_rider View Post

KKTV news is not HD-- it's widescreen SD.

Yeah, I noticed the news doesn't look as sharp as real HD stuff like The Price is Right or The Young and The Restless. It's blurry, like SD commercials.
post #6323 of 6830
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Originally Posted by rockinricky View Post

Now that I think about it, is there anyone at Channel 5 that would at least look passable in HD? Lisa Lyden is getting up there too.

i like georgiann, she is more likable than lyden. there's also something about hynes that is appealing to me...
post #6324 of 6830
FYI, just to close the loop, I found HD FOX on 129-2 on the QAM signal. Free HD w/out an antenna!

-Sean
post #6325 of 6830
What the heck is wrong with audio on KOAA/NBC lately? Watching musical performance on Conan and Leno has the Lead vocals in the surround right channel - forced it to stereo and it switches to front right. pulled up a Tivo HD archived performance from a few months back and it sounds fine with correct DD 5.1 audio.

C'mon guys is this really so hard to figure out?
post #6326 of 6830
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Originally Posted by Rmassey View Post

What the heck is wrong with audio on KOAA/NBC lately? Watching musical performance on Conan and Leno has the Lead vocals in the surround right channel - forced it to stereo and it switches to front right. pulled up a Tivo HD archived performance from a few months back and it sounds fine with correct DD 5.1 audio.

C'mon guys is this really so hard to figure out?

The answer to that question is obvious. For *some* it is that hard.

Cheers,
Scott
post #6327 of 6830
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Originally Posted by scottlindner View Post

The answer to that question is obvious. For *some* it is that hard.

Cheers,
Scott

I'd say we can also chalk it up to our small market. Not going to attract top notch personnel with the salaries likely here.
post #6328 of 6830
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Originally Posted by Satcom15 View Post

I'd say we can also chalk it up to our small market. Not going to attract top notch personnel with the salaries likely here.

I agree. I was making humor of the comment. Although my wife and I love it here, Colorado Springs (the West for that matter) isn't exactly for everyone.

Scott
post #6329 of 6830
I just heard that John Owens of KKTV is retiring? If so, THANK GOD!! When they gutted that anchor lineup a few years ago, I was shocked that they changed out everyone but Owens.
post #6330 of 6830
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Originally Posted by HateNewNHL View Post

... When they gutted that anchor lineup a few years ago, ...

gutted is right. the crew replaced was way better than the replacements. i didn't understand that decision...
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