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post #4921 of 5238
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Originally Posted by Booker Noe View Post

Any word on the WKYT making the switch?

Last news I heard was sometime after May 1 ... on one of their newscasts a while back.
post #4922 of 5238
If it's going to be after May 1, I'd figure at least June. I can't imagine a station making a major change like that during a ratings period.
post #4923 of 5238
Has anyone notice Insight in Lexington added a lot of new Free content to basic cable subscribers, in addition to ABC,CBS,NBC,FOX and PBS they've added a lot of station (as well as remapped them) This all happened 3 days ago or so.

Weather channel HD
WGN HD
WTBS HD
CW HD
Discovery HD

and maybe more?

Does anybody have a mapping of free HD QAM stations and location? Doing a scan and going through the various channels is quite tedious since there a lot of junk on there as well.
post #4924 of 5238
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Originally Posted by hdinlexky2 View Post

Has anyone notice Insight in Lexington added a lot of new Free content to basic cable subscribers, in addition to ABC,CBS,NBC,FOX and PBS they've added a lot of station (as well as remapped them) This all happened 3 days ago or so.

CW HD

... that's not available over the air in HD to serve public airwaves. I'm writing to CW corporate to complain (not that it will do anything). It's not a premium cable channel and is being treated almost like one. I am outside Insight's service area (TWC). Serving this higher quality signal to the paying public (and only in Lexington) doesn't seem fair. Now if it were offered to other cable operators, satellite, etc it might be a little different, but then again CW in HD is available free over the air in other reaches of the country... why do we have to be different in Central Kentucky? WKYT should never have been granted broadcast rights to the channel and let some independent company broadcast it instead (or let WBKI beef up their transmitter to serve more of Kentucky).

Is there an ATSC-2 standard coming out that uses mpeg-4 compression? I think the public networks should begin moving to this format and manufacturers start integrating the technology to tune it into their products. Then it wouldn't be any problem to broadcast CBS-HD and CW-HD from the same transmitter\\freq as there would be enough bandwidth to provide a great picture for both. Imagine if KET used something like that.. they could multicast all their programming for all channels in HD.

Anyhow I had a feeling this exclusivity thing with CWKYT-HD and Insight would happen, At least there's always the Internet for sourcing a better signal, but it just feels wrong especially not being able to get it the right way like everyone else being served CW-HD over public airwaves.
post #4925 of 5238
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Originally Posted by hdinlexky2 View Post

Has anyone notice Insight in Lexington added a lot of new Free content to basic cable subscribers, in addition to ABC,CBS,NBC,FOX and PBS they've added a lot of station (as well as remapped them) This all happened 3 days ago or so.

Weather channel HD
WGN HD
WTBS HD
CW HD
Discovery HD

and maybe more?

Does anybody have a mapping of free HD QAM stations and location? Doing a scan and going through the various channels is quite tedious since there a lot of junk on there as well.

Try this:
http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun...lineup_2104913
post #4926 of 5238
Except for the CW in Hd all of those listed have been there since June of 09. Here is what I have 19.3 wgn hd,46.12 ESPN U,72.1 wkyt HD,72.4 KET 2,72.5 KET KY,72.13 KET HD, 73.1 TBS HD, 73.2 Weather channel HD, 81.1 ABC 36 HD,81.2 FOX 56 HD, 81.4 WTVQ hd, 116.1 WLEX HD,116.2 Wazzo sports, also as a bonus not in hd but UKs channel 50 which shows first run movies uncut on 46.11. All of these were current as of Sunday subject to change as Insight likes to move these around a lot. Also of note all of the Analog channels are also there in digital form in anticipation of insight doing away with analog and requiring a box or Qam tuner tv. This is being discussed on other forums and it looks like Insight will be switching over in Lexington this summer. hope that helps.
post #4927 of 5238
kskyboy, do you know the names of the forums where Insight's plans are being discussed?
Thanks.
post #4928 of 5238
it just so happens that in todays Lexington Herald leader theres a big write up about the changes. Just go to kentucky.com its on the main page and reading the comments people are real upset that insight will be requiring a cable box to all tvs starting this summer. the first two are free after that you have to pay.
post #4929 of 5238
Thanks for the info. I saw the article in today's paper.
post #4930 of 5238
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Originally Posted by kskyboy View Post

it just so happens that in todays Lexington Herald leader theres a big write up about the changes. Just go to kentucky.com its on the main page and reading the comments people are real upset that insight will be requiring a cable box to all tvs starting this summer. the first two are free after that you have to pay.

Thanks for all of the info.

Here's what I found regarding the digital station (see attachment) from my TV card. Note the PBS station doesn't work hence, i may have the wrong frequency listed?
LL
post #4931 of 5238
Quesion

I have Directv and for the past couple of weeks WKYT HD on Directv has been "skipping" every few minutes. Perhaps 5 or 6 times per hour. Not pixleating at all, it just sort of goes black for a sec, sound goes off, then comes back on. This happens during live and DVR'd recordings but only on WKYT HD, no other channel.
post #4932 of 5238
I'm seeing that too. I'm going to call and let them know, I suggest you do the same.
post #4933 of 5238
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Originally Posted by kskyboy View Post

Except for the CW in Hd all of those listed ...

Is the Insight QAM feed of CW HD the full HD feed, or is it the same 4x3 cropped from the middle HD feed that you get over the air?
post #4934 of 5238
Over the past several days, I've noticed that WKYT seems to be having numerous sound skips. I've tried both 27-1 and 27 via Directv and both have these. Anyone else noticing these?
post #4935 of 5238
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Originally Posted by mark40511 View Post

Quesion

I have Directv and for the past couple of weeks WKYT HD on Directv has been "skipping" every few minutes. Perhaps 5 or 6 times per hour. Not pixleating at all, it just sort of goes black for a sec, sound goes off, then comes back on. This happens during live and DVR'd recordings but only on WKYT HD, no other channel.

Yes ... I suspect the "glitch" that's been plaguing my TiVo since WKYT tried the dual CBS/CW HD feeds has finally tripped up DirecTV's POP receiver.

It's "interesting" that this started about the same time that WKYT started providing CW in HD to Insight.
post #4936 of 5238
I received an e-mail from Fox Network on 5-20 that stated that DirecTV updated their "WonderBox" units in Lexington, and we should monitor sound to see if there is any improvement. I'm guessing that the WonderBox is an IRD at the locals collection facility (located at WLEX) Anyway this might have something to do with the WKYT audio issue, or not.
post #4937 of 5238
Anyone heard of just what exactly went down at WLEX?
post #4938 of 5238
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Originally Posted by kycubsfan View Post

Anyone heard of just what exactly went down at WLEX?

No ... but I was getting 0 on the OTA SQ meter. Had to be something with the transmitter or the feed to it. I don't remember if they have a direct fiber feed to D* for the ATSC side.

Anyway, it looks like D* has sorted out the issue with the WKYT glitches.
post #4939 of 5238
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Originally Posted by kycubsfan View Post

Anyone heard of just what exactly went down at WLEX?

Power issue feeding the transmitter. It was after the genny cutover so that didn't/wouldn't help.

WLEX has a baseband analog video/stereo audio feed going to DirecTV. There is also a fiber line feeding Insight cable. That feed is HD.

Dish/Direct HD/all other cable companies rely on OTA reception.
post #4940 of 5238
WTVQ pulled down the old Channel 36 antenna today. It had been in place since 1983.

Did the truck take it straight to WKYT?
post #4941 of 5238
That would be interesting to see
post #4942 of 5238
it would work fine.. but I would replace all the slot covers ( and the beacon assembly) while its on the ground..

but seriously, I don't know if the folks at WKYT even have thought about using that antenna if they had It would have made more sense (and cents) to simply have installed the new transmitter system at the WTVQ site and microwaved a link across the road.
They would have had to pay rent but that would have put all three of the stations on the same tower..

William
post #4943 of 5238
WKYT-36 will have to have a null toward WLWT-35, and I would suspect the WTVQ analog antenna was an omni.

- Trip
post #4944 of 5238
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Originally Posted by William Smith View Post

They would have had to pay rent but that would have put all three of the stations on the same tower..

TVQ has to make money somehow.
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post #4946 of 5238
That link doesn't work for me.
post #4947 of 5238
I found the right combination of equipment to pull in WBKI in Winchester from inside my attic (no worry about roof line aesthetics and the wife approval factor now).

The only change was swapping in a used Channel Plus DA-550HHR 8 way distribution amp. It has zero insertion loss. I was previously using a Channel Master 4 way distribution amp, but a couple of the runs were split once or twice.

My antenna is a Winegard PR-8800 8-Bay and as you can see from this graph, it performed the best at tuning channel 19 RF which happens to be the frequency that WBKI is using - http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/comparing.html

I use a Channel Master 7777 preamp and cabling is RG-6.

I'm adding some additional runs of RG6 to other tuners and tvs in the house now that I don't have to use splitters down the line that were probably impeding the signal for lock on.

I still don't think it is right that WKYT won't step it up to give over the air viewers CW HD while they give Insight exclusive access to HD, but whatever. At least I have a legal work around now for my CW HD fix.
post #4948 of 5238
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Originally Posted by BenCJedi View Post

I still don't think it is right that WKYT won't step it up to give over the air viewers CW HD while they give Insight exclusive access to HD, but whatever. At least I have a legal work around now for my CW HD fix.

Have you seen any actual HD programming from WBKI? The last time I checked (a few weeks ago) they were still cranking out upconverted SD. (Yes, I'm too lazy to turn the dial on the rotor since everything is in summer repeats. )
post #4949 of 5238
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Have you seen any actual HD programming from WBKI? The last time I checked (a few weeks ago) they were still cranking out upconverted SD. (Yes, I'm too lazy to turn the dial on the rotor since everything is in summer repeats. )

Actually I was just coming here to ask what gives!? Turned on Vampire Diaries tonight expecting HD and saw the same thing CWKYT is pushing. I go through the trouble of doing all this stuff and come to find out there's no HD! Oye! Maybe there's some discussion in the Louisville thread
post #4950 of 5238
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Originally Posted by BenCJedi View Post

I found the right combination of equipment to pull in WBKI in Winchester from inside my attic (no worry about roof line aesthetics and the wife approval factor now).

The only change was swapping in a used Channel Plus DA-550HHR 8 way distribution amp. It has zero insertion loss. I was previously using a Channel Master 4 way distribution amp, but a couple of the runs were split once or twice.

My antenna is a Winegard PR-8800 8-Bay and as you can see from this graph, it performed the best at tuning channel 19 RF which happens to be the frequency that WBKI is using - http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/comparing.html

I use a Channel Master 7777 preamp and cabling is RG-6.

BenCJedi, Do you have the antena end of your CM7777 pre-amp located in your attic? I had mine there but when it got hot this spring it stopped working. I called Solid Signal, it's source, and they told me that it would be too hot in an attic to work properly and that I would have to move it to a cooler location. I moved it to a point inside where it would be cooler and it worked there but the signal was a good deal weaker, due apparently to the length of RG6 cable between the antenna and the pre-amp being longer. Have you run into this and found a better solution?
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