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post #8791 of 9179
Thanks much for explaining what's needed, really appreciate it.
Is this the way free TV is laid out.
Seems like instead of making things easy, the whole thing seems kinda like a job keeping up with.
I'm going to have to weigh in carefully to this hassle.
Sincerely helped me,
Thanks
post #8792 of 9179
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Originally Posted by tenguru View Post

Is this what OTA is like all the time?
Stuff up & down, moving around, hit & miss pot luck?
Is that why no one will has an answer what indoor/out door ant is any good at Desert Inn & pecos?
Can I get Nbc,Cbs,fox & abc.
Should IO just go to a dish, for me a savings of $40 a month for more from Dish.

It depends on what you want. I'm not in your part of town but I'd guess with a half-decent indoor antenna (and certainly with a good outdoor antenna), you'll receive NBC CBS, ABC and Fox with no problems. If you own a recently made TV go to Radio Shack and get a 15-1874. It'll put you back $15 and you can return it if it doesn't do what you need. If your TV is older I'm not sure what to advise (you'll need a converter box).
The "up&down. moving around, hit and miss pot luck" refers to minor stations (not all in English). The networks (and their sub-stations) will be easy to get. If the "big four" are sufficient you will be more than happy with OTA. "Saving" $40 a month doesn't compare well to free.
Full disclosure: I have DirecTV (and have had Dish in the past).. My lady and I enjoy programming that is not available over the air. I have an OTA setup on a secondary TV to record classic (meaning old) movies from sub-channels. I get at least 25 channels. The ones that come and go are not ones I enjoy.
Once again, f the networks are enough, you will be satisfied with OTA , and the quality will be at least as good as satellite.
post #8793 of 9179
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Originally Posted by crabboy View Post

It depends on what you want. I'm not in your part of town but I'd guess with a half-decent indoor antenna (and certainly with a good outdoor antenna), you'll receive NBC CBS, ABC and Fox with no problems. If you own a recently made TV go to Radio Shack and get a 15-1874. It'll put you back $15 and you can return it if it doesn't do what you need. If your TV is older I'm not sure what to advise (you'll need a converter box).
The "up&down. moving around, hit and miss pot luck" refers to minor stations (not all in English). The networks (and their sub-stations) will be easy to get. If the "big four" are sufficient you will be more than happy with OTA. "Saving" $40 a month doesn't compare well to free.
Full disclosure: I have DirecTV (and have had Dish in the past).. My lady and I enjoy programming that is not available over the air. I have an OTA setup on a secondary TV to record classic (meaning old) movies from sub-channels. I get at least 25 channels. The ones that come and go are not ones I enjoy.
Once again, f the networks are enough, you will be satisfied with OTA , and the quality will be at least as good as satellite.

Thank You so much, for the Great simple explaination.
I now get it.
My set is a 73837 Mitsubishi.
I will pick this RS 15-1874 & give it a try.
I can put an antenna on my balcony (second floor facing south,)if this doen't bring in a strong enought signal.
I think dropping Cox & trying OTA will be a good thing.
Do you have suggestion for indoor/outdoor ant & would amplified help?
post #8794 of 9179
Hispanic network TeleFutura rebranded today as UniMas. The network can be viewed locally on KELV 27.1.
post #8795 of 9179
I once described Las Vegas ota as watching a Chinese plate spinner act. When all the plates are spinning, ota is a a cinch. But all too often one of the plates crashes to the floor, Mako, who operates three of the local LPTV's, seems to be the most frequent with troubles keeping their station plates spinning. 3ABN affiliate K43FO also has had there crashes this past Fall (no pun intended). This past week, KTUD has had a major meltdown of their equipment. Not long ago KLVX had a day or two without their sub-channels being broadcast.. All of this is just a slippery stick for the plate spinners operating ota television within the Las Vegas valley.

I cut cable and a satellite service just over a year ago, saving in excess of $100 monthly. With a one time payment to Mr Antenna for a rooftop antenna I now receive over 65 channels of entertainment with no monthly billing.
post #8796 of 9179
Worship videos on KEEN 17.3 returned this afternoon from their winter hiatus.
post #8797 of 9179
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Originally Posted by tenguru View Post

Thank You so much, for the Great simple explaination.
I now get it.
My set is a 73837 Mitsubishi.
I will pick this RS 15-1874 & give it a try.
I can put an antenna on my balcony (second floor facing south,)if this doen't bring in a strong enought signal.
I think dropping Cox & trying OTA will be a good thing.
Do you have suggestion for indoor/outdoor ant & would amplified help?

I don't know all the ins-and-outs, maybe other users can help. But, I will tell you what I know.
If you need an outdoor antenna, facing south is your best guess. The major transmitters are on Black Mountain (near me here in Henderson, and south of you). I doubt you will, though. I've used various cheap indoor antennas and get good reception. The Radio shack 15-1874 is an indoor antenna that gets good reviews. Wal Mart also carries good quality indoor antennas, and they have a good return policy if the one you buy doesn't work for you.
If you use an indoor antenna, closer to a window (or your south-facing balcony) is better.
I strongly advise against any type of amplifier. The local broadcasts are strong, and sometimes amplifiers make it worse!
post #8798 of 9179
KGNG 47.2's Aviva takes their turn at being off the air today.

I wonder if the Las Vegas oddsmakers would take bets on which station will be the next to go silent for a day?
post #8799 of 9179
Punch TV now on KEGS 30.1

The worker bees from Mako Broadcasting are busy buzzing around their hive of stations today. KVPX 28.1 is back up after being dark for several weeks with (wait for it) Son Life Network, just as before the darkness. KEGS 30.1 now has Punch TV airing in place of the color bars of the past few days, while Almavision continues on 30.2 and SBN continues on 30.3. Over on KNBX Cubana de Television is still on 31.1, the KEEN 17.1 Walk simulcast is airing on 31.2, while a simulcast of HOT is airing on both 31.3 and 31.4. I would expect more changes soon on these three Mako stations.
Edited by rdvegas - 1/16/13 at 3:37pm
post #8800 of 9179
Anyone have any inside info on KVCW / KVMY? Wondering if they ever plan on transmitting syndicated shows in HD. I'm stunned that they still letterbox this stuff after all of these years.
post #8801 of 9179
Does anyone here know of any other antenna installers besides Mr. Antenna? Would I have to hire an electrician or handyman service?
post #8802 of 9179
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Originally Posted by mrv702 View Post

Does anyone here know of any other antenna installers besides Mr. Antenna? Would I have to hire an electrician or handyman service?

Yes, you could hire an electrician or a so-called handyman, but you won't get the expertise and knowledge of Mr. Antenna.
post #8803 of 9179
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Originally Posted by rdvegas View Post

Yes, you could hire an electrician or a so-called handyman, but you won't get the expertise and knowledge of Mr. Antenna.

I had them install an antenna at my parents house. They damaged my parent's TV (tried to cover it up), and left them without phone service for 36 hours until I had to give him step-by-step instructions over the phone on how to hook it back up. He also doesn't ground the antenna masts because he thinks it's not necessary. I'll keep looking, thanks.
post #8804 of 9179
post #8805 of 9179
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Originally Posted by rdvegas View Post

KSNV to nix syndie product for more news. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/64921/jim-rogers-betting-big-on-news-on-ksnv

I admire what the station is trying to do, but I wouldn't bet on its success. It's been tried before and failed - I'm thinking KNXV 15 Phoenix when it first opened in 1979. I just don't picture the Vegas market as receptive to all-news.
post #8806 of 9179
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Originally Posted by dhett View Post

I admire what the station is trying to do, but I wouldn't bet on its success. It's been tried before and failed - I'm thinking KNXV 15 Phoenix when it first opened in 1979. I just don't picture the Vegas market as receptive to all-news.

Will be interesting to see.

“You can’t run the same story 13 times a day saying there was an accident on the corner of Fifth and Seventh,” he (Jim Rogers) says.

Will there be enough Southern Nevada news and viewpoint to fill the hours?

A great idea IF it works.
post #8807 of 9179
Wednesday morning finds that SOI on KBLR 39.3 is sitting in the dark. Analog KGHD-6 changed their video loop recently, and it now shows signs of digital preocessing errors. It's the same thing one of my Panasonic DVR's does on occasion, displaying a tiled but scrambled picture. Our other Las Vegas analog station, KGNG-47, is supposed to return to the air shortly, if it hasn't already done so. That signal doesn't reach me very well.

I expect that PEACE will show up soon on one of the Mako channels, possibly on KNBX 31.3 replacing the simulcast of HOT. The return of Mexicanal to Las Vegas might also happen on a Mako station, as that station group has placed Mexicanal into several of their other markets.

Edit: 24Jan2013 - Trip of RabbitEars.info advises me that in the markets where Mako had added Mexicanal to their lineup, they have since dropped that worthwhile network.
Edited by rdvegas - 1/24/13 at 6:57am
post #8808 of 9179
Watching KHMP 18.3 can get your nerves on edge at times. Throughout the day 18.3 switches from network programming of FamilyNet to an American-One simulcast of KHMP 18.2 Sometimes when the station switches the viewer gets lost. You can be watcjing a two hour movie, and at the one hour mark that station switches networks losing the concluding hour of the movie. At other times a program will conclude and you're dumped into the start of the second hour of some other movie, not knowing the title or cast. Confusing, at the least. Staff of KHMP states a fix is coming soon.
post #8809 of 9179
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Originally Posted by rdvegas View Post

Watching KHMP 18.3 can get your nerves on edge at times. Throughout the day 18.3 switches from network programming of FamilyNet to an American-One simulcast of KHMP 18.2 Sometimes when the station switches the viewer gets lost. You can be watcjing a two hour movie, and at the one hour mark that station switches networks losing the concluding hour of the movie. At other times a program will conclude and you're dumped into the start of the second hour of some other movie, not knowing the title or cast. Confusing, at the least. Staff of KHMP states a fix is coming soon.

Did they give up their hope of moving to Black Mtn? They let their CP die.
post #8810 of 9179
The programming from the SOI network is still missing from KBLR 39.3. Could this be a national black out of SOI on Telemundo stations, or just a local Las Vegas issue?

KNBX 31.2 looks like crap yesterday and today. The simulcast of The Walk from KEEN 17.1 is like viewing a Grade B, or less, analog signal. And is there any need for that simulacst? Do they really gather more viewers with that second airing?

While I'm a huge fan of the History Of Television (HOT) network on KNBX 31.3 and 31.4, I've grown very tired of the same episodes and the same movies for the past weeks since being restored to the Las Vegas airwaves. I can only view The Groom Wore Spurs so many times before it bcomes obnoxious.

KGNG analog channel 47 is back up and running after being silent for a time. It just need a 28 volt power supply to re-energize the transmitte, I'm told.
Edited by rdvegas - 1/25/13 at 2:13pm
post #8811 of 9179
The SOI issue is definitely a local phenomenon. Time to venture down to Fremont St. and ask what's up?

Spoke too soon once again - Canal SOI is now gone from Phoenix as well.
Edited by dhett - 1/26/13 at 10:44am
post #8812 of 9179
Trip of RabbitEars.info tells me that the SOI Network has been pulled nationally from 9 stations in addition to our local KBLR 39.3. The network has popped up on two new stations, and may be looking for new host stations in other of their former locations.

Thinking out loud: Telemundo, part of NBC/Universal, is the owner of the stations that axed SOI programming from their sub-channels around the country. Could it be that Telemundo has partnered with the soon to launch CNN Spanish News network? That would give the CNN venture a huge viewership jump start, much like the placement of COZI on NBC O&O's last month.
Edited by rdvegas - 1/26/13 at 3:57pm
post #8813 of 9179
FOX and Weigel have teamed for a new diginet. Movies! will be carried on Fox O&O's. Other stations will probably be added for a better nationwide coverage. Could KVVU Henderson 5.3 be one of the additional affiliates?

Here's more: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/491563-Fox_O_Os_Weigel_Launch_Movies_Digi_Net.php
post #8814 of 9179
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Originally Posted by rdvegas View Post

FOX and Weigel have teamed for a new diginet. Movies! will be carried on Fox O&O's. Other stations will probably be added for a better nationwide coverage. Could KVVU Henderson 5.3 be one of the additional affiliates?

Here's more: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/491563-Fox_O_Os_Weigel_Launch_Movies_Digi_Net.php

The article doesn't state what types of movies it will broadcast. Contemporary, classic, or a combo of the two.
post #8815 of 9179
KBLR 39.3 (former location of SOI programming) has been replaced mid-morning today at 10:17 a.m.with 4x3 color bars and no audio. Perhaps something is about to change.
Edited by rdvegas - 1/29/13 at 1:02pm
post #8816 of 9179
Over in the Cisco Whole-Home DVR thread, this was posted:
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From Dave Zatz: New Cox/Cisco Guide Shows Promise; Little Magic
http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-01/new-coxcisco-guide-shows-promise-reveals-kinks/#

"Cox says it will launch a new IP video gateway – six tuners, 2TB of storage – from Cisco in the first quarter of this year, and presumably that will facilitate the transfer of content between TV STB and mobile devices."

Cisco Explorer 9800 Multi-Screen Gateway Series - 6 Tuner DVR
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/video/ps11488/ps12334/ps12291/9800_multi-screen.pdf

I wonder if Cox Las Vegas is working on getting these new boxes? Maybe Vegggas might have some info? I know it's been a long time since he popped his head up in this thread.
post #8817 of 9179
FOX to stay put on KVVU 5.1.....for now

The FOX network, once a laughable little enity, has grown over the years since their 1980's launch. Now that same network is flexing their muscle like a schoolyard bully and switching affiliates at the expense of cutting short the affiliation agreement for some stations. Las Vegas viewers of the Fox netowrk should not have to worry about losing KVVU as the home of FOX until at least 2017.

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/65130/charlotte-move-puts-fox-affiliates-on-edge#.UQlUCeBKxgk.facebook
post #8818 of 9179
According to the PSIP of KNBX-31, today is 10 June 2107. Doc and Marty McFly must be the station engineers.
post #8819 of 9179
I normally use TitanTV for my local listings. However, looking today at Zap2it, I noticed they have Little Saigon TV as the network for KLSV 50.1. Is this a sign of what's to come, or somethingleft over from when KLSV had their 50.1 up and running Hispanic infomercials and perhaps bartered programming? All listing services have their errors. Zap2it lists KVTE analog 35 running with a full slate of programs, yet that station has been silent for months. Zap2it also lists analog KEEN-17 as still running.
Edited by rdvegas - 2/2/13 at 11:52am
post #8820 of 9179
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Originally Posted by rdvegas View Post

Worship videos on KEEN 17.3 returned this afternoon from their winter hiatus.

No wonder why so many bad things have happened this winter.
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