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post #6001 of 9543
Anyone notice the Raymond reruns (5, 5:30p) on KPTM have been in HD the past couple weeks?
While this is kind of cool, this week they seem have to be setting a flag on the OTA broadcast prohibiting recording. I'm using Media Center and it says the broadcaster or originator does not allow the show to be recorded. If I'm reading stuff correctly, this flag is not even allowed to be set on OTA content. Anyone else notice this or have any issues?
post #6002 of 9543
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Originally Posted by timdg View Post

Anyone notice the Raymond reruns (5, 5:30p) on KPTM have been in HD the past couple weeks?
While this is kind of cool, this week they seem have to be setting a flag on the OTA broadcast prohibiting recording. I'm using Media Center and it says the broadcaster or originator does not allow the show to be recorded. If I'm reading stuff correctly, this flag is not even allowed to be set on OTA content. Anyone else notice this or have any issues?

I haven't noticed, but I don't watch it. I will check and see if the cox dvr does the thing. it's the same on the cox dvr, so must be fox settng the flag
post #6003 of 9543
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Originally Posted by PAULSTORM View Post

For those of you in the Omaha market that have the Directv HD locals, does Directv include the subchannels like 42, 6, & 7 have in their lineup?

DirecTV does not broadcast the sub-channels, but depending on the type of receiver you have you can connect an antenna and they will be incorporated into the channel guide.

EdL
post #6004 of 9543
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Originally Posted by dline View Post

Lincoln viewers may be interested in the following, which I first posted in the Des Moines thread:

The Upper Midwest broadcasting blog Northpine.com is reporting that WOI-DT has signed on to carry the Retro Television Network on a subchannel. Two of its sister stations, KLKN in Lincoln and WHBF in the Quad Cities, are also planning to carry the subchannel as part of a deal between the network and the Citadel Communications chain.

The press release from Equity Media Holdings, which owns RTN, is here.

RTN is already on the air on KWWL in Waterloo-Cedar Rapids, Iowa as part of a deal with the Quincy Newspapers broadcast group. It currently carries programming until about midnight, and shows I've seen on the channel include Little House on the Prairie, The Nanny, Cannon, The Fugitive, Quincy M.E., 21 Jump Street, Get Smart, and others. (The network also airs on KTIV Sioux City as part of the same QNI deal.)

doesn't sound like they will be around much longer.
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6547530.html
post #6005 of 9543
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Originally Posted by EdL View Post

DirecTV does not broadcast the sub-channels, but depending on the type of receiver you have you can connect an antenna and they will be incorporated into the channel guide.

EdL


Thanks for the info Ed.

I was hoping they would include the subchannels. Here in Central Neb we're out of KLKN-DT's signal range.
post #6006 of 9543
I am finally making the switch. Cox's squabbles on getting the Royals on here in Omaha was the final straw. I started looking more at DIRECT this weekend and decided enough was enough. That and Cox said they had no idea if or when they would have FSNHD or USAHD or SCIFIHD etc. I just decided, for what I want, I am not going to ever be pleased with Cox, so why continue worrying about it. If I spend a little more with DTV, that's okay, I'm getting what I want. I have never seen the Royals in HD, that's insane and will soon change. The only HD channel I am losing is NETHD, but I can get that OTA, and they really don't show all that much in HD anyway. I had always stayed with Cox because I thought it was cheaper, but it really isn't. I'm hoping to get my install scheduled today. I'm excited.

I also normally get the baseball package, and when I saw that Direct gets a handful of those games in HD as well, it really became a no brainer. I usually spend $20 a Sunday in the Fall going out to watch the 20x17 = $340. I can now order the NFL at my house and not worry about smelling like smoke when I get home. I haven't been at home during the day on a Sunday during the Fall for 4 years.
post #6007 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

doesn't sound like they will be around much longer.
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6547530.html

Good find ... obviously I hope they're able to stick around now that I get it, but as the article said there are several ways they can get out of trouble. Pairing with established outfits such as the Citadel and Quincy groups sounds like a pretty solid way to expand an SD network, especially as more viewers get DT receivers. Being the eighth station in an eight-station market, as our RTN used to be, is a lot easier when you can legally partner with number two, use its transmitter and staff, and sell local ads with its established salespeople, rather than building a new station from scratch or hoping someone will build one as The WB and UPN had to do.

Then again, The Tube Music Network went in the same direction and went under. But the viewers didn't have 2-17-09 breathing as closely down their necks when The Tube got started as they do now.
post #6008 of 9543
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Originally Posted by nitty316 View Post

I am finally making the switch. Cox's squabbles on getting the Royals on here in Omaha was the final straw. I started looking more at DIRECT this weekend and decided enough was enough. That and Cox said they had no idea if or when they would have FSNHD or USAHD or SCIFIHD etc. I just decided, for what I want, I am not going to ever be pleased with Cox, so why continue worrying about it. If I spend a little more with DTV, that's okay, I'm getting what I want. I have never seen the Royals in HD, that's insane and will soon change. The only HD channel I am losing is NETHD, but I can get that OTA, and they really don't show all that much in HD anyway. I had always stayed with Cox because I thought it was cheaper, but it really isn't. I'm hoping to get my install scheduled today. I'm excited.

I also normally get the baseball package, and when I saw that Direct gets a handful of those games in HD as well, it really became a no brainer. I usually spend $20 a Sunday in the Fall going out to watch the 20x17 = $340. I can now order the NFL at my house and not worry about smelling like smoke when I get home. I haven't been at home during the day on a Sunday during the Fall for 4 years.

I agree with you about never being pleased with Cox, due to slow additions of sd programming and hd programming. I'm really close to dumping Cox also.
post #6009 of 9543
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Originally Posted by nitty316 View Post

I am finally making the switch. Cox's squabbles on getting the Royals on here in Omaha was the final straw. I started looking more at DIRECT this weekend and decided enough was enough. That and Cox said they had no idea if or when they would have FSNHD or USAHD or SCIFIHD etc. I just decided, for what I want, I am not going to ever be pleased with Cox, so why continue worrying about it. If I spend a little more with DTV, that's okay, I'm getting what I want. I have never seen the Royals in HD, that's insane and will soon change. The only HD channel I am losing is NETHD, but I can get that OTA, and they really don't show all that much in HD anyway. I had always stayed with Cox because I thought it was cheaper, but it really isn't. I'm hoping to get my install scheduled today. I'm excited.

I also normally get the baseball package, and when I saw that Direct gets a handful of those games in HD as well, it really became a no brainer. I usually spend $20 a Sunday in the Fall going out to watch the 20x17 = $340. I can now order the NFL at my house and not worry about smelling like smoke when I get home. I haven't been at home during the day on a Sunday during the Fall for 4 years.

I'm starting to lean that way too. Remember INHD, which would have a few HD MLB games every week? Gone. And now there is so much more out there, and Cox customers are getting almost none of it. I gave them two years to get competitive, but they've fallen so far behind it's ridiculous.

I think you have to buy the Super Fan package to get the MLB HD games, but that would be worth it. Let us know how you like the change.

--
inc
post #6010 of 9543
Anyone else getting KMTV HDTV signal break up on tonights final NCAA game? I am over the air watching channel 3-1.

I see the break up mostly in the middle of the screen not the whole screen which makes me wonder if its my box or the national feed at the studio.

My signal strength is averaging about 70 which is about normal for me.
post #6011 of 9543
I'm getting the occasional audio drop-out on the KMTV signal, though no picture break up. My signal is around 78-82 depending on the weather conditions.
post #6012 of 9543
The picture and sound was perfect for me the 2nd half. Thank you KMTV if you fixed it.

Its was a good game to watch in HD. High quality picture.
post #6013 of 9543
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Originally Posted by nitty316 View Post

I am finally making the switch. Cox's squabbles on getting the Royals on here in Omaha was the final straw. I started looking more at DIRECT this weekend and decided enough was enough. That and Cox said they had no idea if or when they would have FSNHD or USAHD or SCIFIHD etc. I just decided, for what I want, I am not going to ever be pleased with Cox, so why continue worrying about it. If I spend a little more with DTV, that's okay, I'm getting what I want. I have never seen the Royals in HD, that's insane and will soon change. The only HD channel I am losing is NETHD, but I can get that OTA, and they really don't show all that much in HD anyway. I had always stayed with Cox because I thought it was cheaper, but it really isn't. I'm hoping to get my install scheduled today. I'm excited.

I also normally get the baseball package, and when I saw that Direct gets a handful of those games in HD as well, it really became a no brainer. I usually spend $20 a Sunday in the Fall going out to watch the 20x17 = $340. I can now order the NFL at my house and not worry about smelling like smoke when I get home. I haven't been at home during the day on a Sunday during the Fall for 4 years.

Welcome to the club, I pulled the cable last August just in time for the NFL season & I haven't regretted it one bit.

EdL

PS - I never thought I'd watch NFLHD outside of the season, but it's in HD so I do drop by occasionally and linger.
post #6014 of 9543
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Originally Posted by nitty316 View Post

I am finally making the switch. Cox's squabbles on getting the Royals on here in Omaha was the final straw. I started looking more at DIRECT this weekend and decided enough was enough. That and Cox said they had no idea if or when they would have FSNHD or USAHD or SCIFIHD etc. I just decided, for what I want, I am not going to ever be pleased with Cox, so why continue worrying about it. If I spend a little more with DTV, that's okay, I'm getting what I want. I have never seen the Royals in HD, that's insane and will soon change. The only HD channel I am losing is NETHD, but I can get that OTA, and they really don't show all that much in HD anyway. I had always stayed with Cox because I thought it was cheaper, but it really isn't. I'm hoping to get my install scheduled today. I'm excited.

I also normally get the baseball package, and when I saw that Direct gets a handful of those games in HD as well, it really became a no brainer. I usually spend $20 a Sunday in the Fall going out to watch the 20x17 = $340. I can now order the NFL at my house and not worry about smelling like smoke when I get home. I haven't been at home during the day on a Sunday during the Fall for 4 years.

Welcome to the dark side!

I made the same switch for our household last Oct, and I am truly happy with my experience with DirecTV. I''m not much of a baseball fan, but I do their center ice and nascar packages and love them both. Hook your HD DVR up to ethernet if you have it, you'll love playing music and pictures on your TV, along with the massive On Demand offerings. I don't really miss having the PBS subchannels or HD feeds for them, check out smithsonian and all of the other "science/history" channels and you'll be blown away.

DirecTV is still rolling out HD as we speak too, just a week ago we got a couple new channels in the kids channels that I noticed. I think they are outpacing Cable in their rollout even with the exposure/footprint/lead they currently have.
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I tried to post a link to a online petition but it's not showing up.


http://www.**************.com/kc7r/petition.html

replace tthe stars with petition online
post #6017 of 9543
Just a heads up for those of you expecting to receive HD locals from DirecTV in the near future as a part of the Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney DMA (designated market area) rollout. As previously mentioned in this thread you will only receive KLKN ABC and KOLN CBS in high definition. All other affiliates (KHAS NBC - Hastings, KTVG FOX - Grand Island, KSNB FOX - Superior, KHGI ABC - Kearney and KUON PBS - Lincoln) are still presently only making available a standard definition signal to DirecTV. NET has an HD signal available OTA and although negotiations are ongoing it is not yet available on DirecTV. DirecTV provides subchannels MyNetworkTV and the CW in SD but I'm not sure about DISH. Unlike the Time Warner cable agreement, satellite companies are not allowed to distribute the Omaha locals (3,6,7,15,42) so you are stuck with the stations I mentioned above. If you're not sure which DMA you're in please refer to the maps I have attached. The second map shows an approximate 60 mile broadcast radius from Crown Point in Omaha so if you live in or near the circle you should be able to receive Omaha signals over-the-air. The only way to receive NBC & Fox in HD would be to erect an antenna if you are within 60 - 70 miles of the transmitters in Omaha. Otherwise you are out of luck unless you move to another address within the Omaha DMA.

The reason I want to make as many people aware of this is to put pressure on these station owners and managers to upgrade their facilities so we can enjoy our televisions the way we thought we would when we bought them. We are the people who support their advertisers and our voices need to be heard. KHAS is owned by Hoak Media, KTVG is owned by Hill Broadcasting Company but is managed by Pappas under a local marketing agreement. KSNB is owned by Collins Broadcasting but is managed by Pappas as well. KHGI is owned and operated by Pappas. The general manager for KHGI is also the general manager for Fox 4 & 17. I have provided contact information for the NBC and Fox affiliates in the L/H/K DMA for your convenience. If you want your locals in HD please contact these stations and let them know how you feel.

KHAS

From wikipedia

Recently, KHAS-TV has begun promoting itself as a full-market NBC station, challenging the long-standing status of Omaha's WOWT-TV as the default NBC affiliate in the capital. It has begun identifying as "Hastings/Kearney/Grand Island/Lincoln" on-air and on its Website. It is also available on the Lincoln DirecTV and Dish Network feeds as the local NBC station, boosting its potential audience to 277,000 people across Nebraska and Kansas.

http://www.hoakmedia.com/

Hoak Media Corporation
500 Crescent Court, Suite 220
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: 972-960-4848
Fax: 972-960-4899

http://www.khastv.com/

Hoak Media of Nebraska LLC
KHAS-TV
P.O. Box 578
Hastings, NE 68901

Fox 4 & 17

From wikipedia

Pappas operates the Fox stations under local marketing agreements.

http://www.fox417.tv/

KHGI

http://www.nebraska.tv/

Vincent F. Barresi
General Manager
P.O. Box 220
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: 308-743-2494 ext. 101
Fax: 308-743-2155

http://www.pappastv.com/

Pappas Telecasting Companies
500 S. Chinowth Road
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: (559) 733-7800
Fax: (559) 733-7878
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post #6018 of 9543
Cornhustler





Do you know what the expected date is for the Directv HD locals for the Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney DMA ?
post #6019 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ryane75 View Post

Cornhustler





Do you know what the expected date is for the Directv HD locals for the Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney DMA ?


Early May ryane: http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/02/07...ith-hd-locals/

Also, KHAS is making preps to go HD by the time of the Olympics per NBC pressure.
post #6020 of 9543
http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/02/07...ith-hd-locals/

Looks like you just beat me to it.

Paul, have you talked to anyone from Pappas as far as Fox and ABC going HD?
post #6021 of 9543
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Originally Posted by Cornhustler View Post

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/02/07...ith-hd-locals/

Looks like you just beat me to it.

Paul, have you talked to anyone from Pappas as far as Fox and ABC going HD?

The GM, on the Good Life program that runs 9-10 am, has hinted at fall.
post #6022 of 9543
Anyone tried the new all-HD package from Dish Network ($29.99 for a standalone package)?
(info: http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/o...g/index3.shtml)

Considering subscribing to it, but am preparing a move to an apartment and know that satellite is an issue with many landlords. Any tips for being able to get Dish service in an apartment complex?

I'm also not familiar with the Voom networks that make up a significant part of the package -- for those familiar with it, what are the Voom channels like?

Either way, if I can get it in an apartment, it looks like a pretty good value. DirecTV doesn't seem to have a HD standalone package, and Cox doesn't seem to currently have as many channels in HD.
post #6023 of 9543
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Originally Posted by JoelWNelson View Post

Anyone tried the new all-HD package from Dish Network ($29.99 for a standalone package)?
(info: http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/o...g/index3.shtml)

Considering subscribing to it, but am preparing a move to an apartment and know that satellite is an issue with many landlords. Any tips for being able to get Dish service in an apartment complex?

I'm also not familiar with the Voom networks that make up a significant part of the package -- for those familiar with it, what are the Voom channels like?

Either way, if I can get it in an apartment, it looks like a pretty good value. DirecTV doesn't seem to have a HD standalone package, and Cox doesn't seem to currently have as many channels in HD.


Former Dish HD subscriber speaking here....I was not impressed w/ Voom channels..lot of junk programs...it's how Dish inflates the # of HD channels they have. If you want more mainstream HD channels, do what I did. Switch to Directv. The locals in HD would be another plus. Something Dish has not done for Omaha mrkt yet (as far as I know) or plans to for the Lincoln-Central Nebr market like Directv will do in May.
post #6024 of 9543
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Originally Posted by PAULSTORM View Post

Former Dish HD subscriber speaking here....I was not impressed w/ Voom channels..lot of junk programs...it's how Dish inflates the # of HD channels they have. If you want more mainstream HD channels, do what I did. Switch to Directv. The locals in HD would be another plus. Something Dish has not done for Omaha mrkt yet (as far as I know) or plans to for the Lincoln-Central Nebr market like Directv will do in May.

Does DirecTV offer an all-HD package? I didn't see one on their site; looked like the only option was a $10 add-on to an existing package.
post #6025 of 9543
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Originally Posted by JoelWNelson View Post

Does DirecTV offer an all-HD package? I didn't see one on their site; looked like the only option was a $10 add-on to an existing package.


$10 is pretty much it...depending on the pkg you get, it can be part of the pkg.
post #6026 of 9543
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Originally Posted by JoelWNelson View Post

Does DirecTV offer an all-HD package? I didn't see one on their site; looked like the only option was a $10 add-on to an existing package.

Looking at the Dish site, it looks like DishHD is merely a $10 or $20 add-on to an existing package as well. Unfortunately, they make you buy a DVR as well.
post #6027 of 9543
Tomorrow's Nebraska-Wichita State game is on MyNetworkTV. When I go to their site it says our MyNetworkTV station is Fox 42, but when I called Fox 42 they said it was some channel like 24 or something like that. Does anyone know where to find it? Does Directv have it? I'd like to get this channel figured out, because I can't find it and Smackdown will be on it this fall.

Also, ESPNUHD will be launched on August 28th.
post #6028 of 9543
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Originally Posted by nitty316 View Post

Tomorrow's Nebraska-Wichita State game is on MyNetworkTV. When I go to their site it says our MyNetworkTV station is Fox 42, but when I called Fox 42 they said it was some channel like 24 or something like that. Does anyone know where to find it? Does Directv have it? I'd like to get this channel figured out, because I can't find it and Smackdown will be on it this fall.

Also, ESPNUHD will be launched on August 28th.


In Omaha, it will most likely be seen on WOWT's subchannel 6.2 or aka 6-2-0 or something like that.

In Lincoln & Cental Neb, it's on KOLN/KGIN's subchannel which is aka My Network
post #6029 of 9543
[quote=nitty316;13638490]Tomorrow's Nebraska-Wichita State game is on MyNetworkTV. When I go to their site it says our MyNetworkTV station is Fox 42, but when I called Fox 42 they said it was some channel like 24 or something like that. Does anyone know where to find it? Does Directv have it? I'd like to get this channel figured out, because I can't find it and Smackdown will be on it this fall.


it's on kptm sub channel. or on cox 121. whatever kptm's sub channel is over the air. the game is not listed in the cox on screen guide.
post #6030 of 9543
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Originally Posted by PAULSTORM View Post

In Omaha, it will most likely be seen on WOWT's subchannel 6.2 or aka 6-2-0 or something like that.

In Lincoln & Cental Neb, it's on KOLN/KGIN's subchannel which is aka My Network

In Omaha MyNetworkTV is on 42-2 digital and 24 analog. However, if the game isn't actually being distributed by MyNetworkTV, then it will not necessarily be carried on all My affiliates. Local events carried on KOLN/KGIN's MyTV 10-2/11-2 are often also carried on WOWT's independent 6-2 due to both channels being owned by Gray Television.

Huskers.com indicates the game will not be carried in Omaha. However, the Omaha World-Herald states that the game will be on Cox 120, which is 6-2. The TV listing on WOWT's web page does not have any mention of the game being carried tonight on 62O.
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