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post #151 of 5238
without a trace had no problems either on my end, 2 good solid hours of cbs hd programming without any problems.
post #152 of 5238
Appears all clear on my front as well. Two hours starting with CSI without a blip. Three cheers that they now know what causes the problem.
post #153 of 5238
CSI looked good for me. Two glitches but they were reception-related, not in the stream.

A question -- did it take anyone longer to tune in 27-1 than usual? It took about 5-10 seconds for my Sony HD200 to pull it in. I actually got a "no signal" message before it finally showed up. After that, it was fine. 27-2 came in as quickly as usual, as did all sat channels. Wondering if the KYT fix might be related.

Don't get me wrong, I'll take a slow tune over "blackouts" any day.

Ryan
post #154 of 5238
Ryan, I did not have that problem with my Sammy 160. I tuned off channel a couple of times (during ads mostly) and 27-1 tuned back in very quickly, either through the guide or using "back" to switch channels. 5 - 10 seconds is a looooong time based on any experience that I have had on either OTA or D* HD content but I sure don't have any clue as to what might cause it. Good luck.
post #155 of 5238
Hmmm. Strange. It hadn't happened before, and hasn't since. I'll keep an eye on it.

Thanks!

Ryan
post #156 of 5238
I called kyt today on one of my breaks and I asked them if they found any problems and made a fix and they said they checked everything and could not find any problems they were also keeping an eye on 27-1 last night to see if they could see any problems and seen none well guess what neither did I nor anybody else, they said it could have been a problem coming from the cbs feed to them, they said to keep an eye on it and let them know of anymore problems like that, so if anybody see's any 1 second black out periods please post them and I will call and let them know, I am going to try and watch as much as possible this weekend but this is also my weekend to work at work.
post #157 of 5238
Watched the two HDTV NFL playoff games this weekend and had zero blackouts.

Tuning's back to normal, too. Poltergeists, I guess.

Ryan
post #158 of 5238
Did anyone see a digital broadcast from WKYT-DT yesterday (1/25/2003)late afternoon through late evening? I had been receiving them at about 50% strenght the evening before, and used Saturday morning to move my antenna outside and up the tower. When I finished, I was ready for the SuperBowl ((WTVQ at 92%), but 0% from WKYT. Thanx in advance.

Bill
post #159 of 5238
Quote:


Originally posted by KF4RAV
Did anyone see a digital broadcast from WKYT-DT yesterday (1/25/2003)late afternoon through late evening? I had been receiving them at about 50% strenght the evening before, and used Saturday morning to move my antenna outside and up the tower. When I finished, I was ready for the SuperBowl ((WTVQ at 92%), but 0% from WKYT. Thanx in advance.

Bill

Bill,

AFAIK, they were on-air all day ... or at least whenever I surfed through the channels... In any case, I just checked and they are coming through fine as I type ...

HDC
post #160 of 5238
Quote:


Originally posted by HDTVChallenged
Bill,

AFAIK, they were on-air all day ... or at least whenever I surfed through the channels... In any case, I just checked and they are coming through fine as I type ...

HDC


Thanx for the prompt reply.
I double checked based on your report and I had left the VHF side disconnected.

Thanx agian,
Bill
post #161 of 5238
I just looked on antennaweb and their showing DKY up. I tried to pull them in, but I see nothing. Has anyone seen anything yet?
post #162 of 5238
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Originally posted by the19hole
I just looked on antennaweb and their showing DKY up. I tried to pull them in, but I see nothing. Has anyone seen anything yet?

Take a few minutes and read this entire thread... there's a lot of good info for the Lexington area DT's, including info on WDKY.

Yes, they are up and running at very low power. Basically the minimum required by the FCC to "pass" as being compliant. Their tower is located between Lexington and Danville. The antenna they are using is directional and pointing away from Lexington towards Danville. One guy on this list (HDTVChallenged) lives in Danville and has actually received the signal on VHF channel 4. WDKY is not passing any FOX widescreen... so I'm not sure what the point is for even trying anymore to even pick them up.

Nobody in Lexington has reported picking them up except for one screen capture I saw in the DTV section on the site http://www.dxfm.com.
post #163 of 5238
Quote:


Originally posted by the19hole
I just looked on antennaweb and their showing DKY up. I tried to pull them in, but I see nothing. Has anyone seen anything yet?

WDKY-DT has been up 24/7 (in stealth mode) since late November 2002. However, unless you are south of the KY river (Danville area) your chances of actually receiving WDKY-DT are just about zero %. Furthermore, there is no Fox WS (so far) ... just converted 480i ...

HDC
post #164 of 5238
Test feed on right now KET4 until 11:00
post #165 of 5238
Next test Sunday @8:00pm KET4
post #166 of 5238
Official web site for KET HD/WS programming information:

http://www.ket.org/dtv/programs.htm
post #167 of 5238
Can someone give suggestions on reception problem with DTV OTA? I am getting high levels of static in the sound on the Lexington stations to the point I can't hear the program. Picture reception is not a problem. I have a Mits 55511 being fed by a R.S. VU-90XR antenna that is on the roof of a two story in Frankfort. Any feedback would be great! Finally found some local HD people!
post #168 of 5238
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Originally posted by mbb
Can someone give suggestions on reception problem with DTV OTA? I am getting high levels of static in the sound on the Lexington stations to the point I can't hear the program. Picture reception is not a problem. I have a Mits 55511 being fed by a R.S. VU-90XR antenna that is on the roof of a two story in Frankfort. Any feedback would be great! Finally found some local HD people!

I have not tried the DTV's in town because I have no power due to the ice storm that hit lexington... there are about 60,000 people without power still... the television stations are having problems too... so I'd try again later in the week when the temperatures rise, the ice melts, and things get back to normal...

If you're seeing good quality picture, and your audio is goofed, then either the audio is being sent with problems, or you have a problem in your audio system. I can't do anything to give you more feedback until power is restored. They're saying it might take up to a week.

Are you seeing this "same" thing on DTV-13 (CBS WKYT), DTV-40 (ABC WTVQ), and DTV-42 (KET/PBS)?
post #169 of 5238
Hello Lexington HDTV people,

Steve Cambus has an HDTV site (http://louisvillehdtv.com/) that needs help from one of you. His website was originally Louisville-only, but he agreed to add pages for some other Kentucky cities. I've finished the Bowling Green page - it's up there now. We just need someone from Lexington to do a Lexington page - that would give coverage of all of the major population centers in the state.

Anyone want to volunteer to do Lexington? Email Steve or me if you're interested.

-Reagan
post #170 of 5238
Just turned on Lexington locals last night. Not sure about the quality yet?
post #171 of 5238
I'm not having any luck finding any signal from TVQ. Is it just me or are they down?
post #172 of 5238
Is WTVQ digital down?
post #173 of 5238
Quote:
Originally posted by the19hole
Is WTVQ digital down?

Yes they do appear to be down. I'm not seeing anything either on WTVQ-DT channel 40.

It's been a rough week due to the storms. I heard there was large chunks of ice dropping from the towers and damaging equipment and buildings. Let's hope that WTVQ's digital antenna wasn't damaged this week.
post #174 of 5238
Quote:
Originally posted by ragamuffin
Yes they do appear to be down. I'm not seeing anything either on WTVQ-DT channel 40.

It's been a rough week due to the storms. I heard there was large chunks of ice dropping from the towers and damaging equipment and buildings. Let's hope that WTVQ's digital antenna wasn't damaged this week.

Their engineering and accounting offices got hit pretty hard ... looks like a war zone. It's amazing that they've manged to stay on the air at all. Let's hope the digital xmitter and antenna survived. I asked them about the status of Ch40 via e-mail but they (understandably) haven't responded yet.

HDC
post #175 of 5238
I'm not getting anything on either 27.1 or 36.1. That area was hit hard by the ice storm, they may well still be on generators -- in which case the analog stations are probably the priority.

Is 27.1 coming through for anyone?

Ryan
post #176 of 5238
Quote:
Originally posted by rspaight
Is 27.1 coming through for anyone?

27.1 has been working fine for me all this week. Coming in loud and clear as I type this reply.
post #177 of 5238
Quote:
Originally posted by ragamuffin
27.1 has been working fine for me all this week. Coming in loud and clear as I type this reply.

Hmmm. I got a weak (unwatchable) signal when my power came back earlier in the week, and now get a big fat zero. 36 worked for a while, but is now gone as well. I know it's not my antenna, since that's indoor.

Wonder if my set-top (Sony HD200) has issues?

Ryan
post #178 of 5238
Never mind. I'm a moron. I was trying to get the Sony to scan on channel 27, not channel 13. Got the antenna set just right, scanned channel 13, and all is well.

Now I just need to remember to scan 40, not 36, when TVQ comes back...

Ryan
post #179 of 5238
Anyone miss the first hour like me of the Grammy's on CBS tonight? It seems 13.1 just now came back up with power here at just before 9:00pm... Was it just me?
post #180 of 5238
Yea, it was down. I also have the east coast CBS HD feed from dish so I didn't miss anything. On day long from now HD will be a priority, maybe.

Allen
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