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post #1261 of 1753
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Originally Posted by DrewM View Post

So who here was able to get the HD-DVD player from Walmat at $99.00?

Went to the one on Shaw at 8:00 AM and they were out. A co-worker of mine picked one up in Hanford they had about 8 left at 10:30 AM.

All four area WalMarts were out of them by about 9 I think. I was going to get one for a gift, but was too late at 10.
post #1262 of 1753
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Hey.....any Fresno/Visalia area D* customers having the same issue that I am with KMPH 26's HD provided by D* (not OTA)?

Apparently, something has been amiss since Tuesday. Went to watch this week's episode of HOUSE last night on the DVR - was greeted with normal audio, but a black screen. No Video. Immediately tuned to KMPH and the same situation - audio, but no video. SD version of ch 26 via D*, however, is fine.

Checked this morning - same situation. No video, just audio (got to listen to Kopi on GREAT DAY, but not see him).

Am contacting both D* and KMPH this morning.
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edit/update: Got an email back from KMPH Engineering (they were very quick to respond, btw). Said that KMPH had been having trouble with their HD encoder earlier in the week and replaced it. Doing so may have caused an issue w/ the signal they provide to D*. They are checking on it now.

I hope they fix their audio sync problems with the feed to D*. It has been terrible the last few weeks--the sync was nearly a second off this past Sunday! I hope they fix this before 24 starts in Jan.
post #1263 of 1753
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Originally Posted by DrewM View Post

So who here was able to get the HD-DVD player from Walmat at $99.00?

Went to the one on Shaw at 8:00 AM and they were out. A co-worker of mine picked one up in Hanford they had about 8 left at 10:30 AM.

I got one!!!! But mine was from the BestBuy in Visalia. Bought thru the website, & picked it up @ store. For $99.99, you got the HD-A2 + 2 free HDDVDs from whatever BB had in stock (got TRANSFORMERS & 40 YR OLD Virgin). And, of course, the "5 free" mail-in offer via Toshiba.

All told, I spent $135 out the door (also picked up the HDDVD of John Carpenter's THE THING -classic scifi/horror - and very nice to look at in HD)

Can't wait for the BLADE RUNNER mega-set on HDDVD!!
post #1264 of 1753
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Originally Posted by Rice Rocket View Post

I hope they fix their audio sync problems with the feed to D*. It has been terrible the last few weeks--the sync was nearly a second off this past Sunday! I hope they fix this before 24 starts in Jan.

Let's hope!!

Although with the writer's strike now looming, 24 may not even show up in January.
post #1265 of 1753
Fresno Comcast cable digital subscribers

I was considering getting myself a TV card that supports QAM256, I know that the card will receive unencrypted QAM256 HDTV signals from Comcast, but my question Is, how many channels on Comcast are unencrypted?

I know I should receive the local channels, but I am curious about other channels.

What channels will I be able to receive with a HDTV card?

Thank You ...
post #1266 of 1753
Has anyone else noticed that ABC30 now has HD Cameras for their field stories. I was watching highlights of the Bulldog game Saturday and it just hit me hey this is wide screen no blue on the sides. Had to take a step back, I was thinking I was on ESPN for a moment and then realized they had an HD camera ... cool!

Does anyone know when they started or was this the first week?
post #1267 of 1753
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Originally Posted by DrewM View Post

Has anyone else noticed that ABC30 now has HD Cameras for their field stories. I was watching highlights of the Bulldog game Saturday and it just hit me hey this is wide screen no blue on the sides. Had to take a step back, I was thinking I was on ESPN for a moment and then realized they had an HD camera ... cool!

Does anyone know when they started or was this the first week?

I noticed this recently as well.

Does appear though, from time to time, that ABC 30 may also be "zooming" some SD to 16x9 (some remote stuff doesn't look HD, but is 16x9). Nice to see the blue sidebars instead of black nothing, though.

But some remote stuff is definitely HD.

So.....ABC 30....with all your new-fangled HD equipment.....isn't it time to finally ran JEOPARDY! in HD?
post #1268 of 1753
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Originally Posted by Nomad559 View Post

Fresno Comcast cable digital subscribers

I was considering getting myself a TV card that supports QAM256, I know that the card will receive unencrypted QAM256 HDTV signals from Comcast, but my question Is, how many channels on Comcast are unencrypted?

I know I should receive the local channels, but I am curious about other channels.

What channels will I be able to receive with a HDTV card?

Thank You ...

Here's the list. I'm not listing subchannels because different tuners assign different subchannel numbers to the same channels. Also, the major local HD networks have virtual channels if your tuner supports them.

Channel 73:
- Home Shopping Network
- QVC

Channel 74:
- KTFF 41/61 - Telefutura (Spanish)
- KGMC 43 - independent. Mostly home shopping, local sports, and really old movies
- KNXT 49 - Catholic/independent. Bad picture quality, probably station's fault.
- ION
- WGN
- The Weather Channel with local weather info
- TV Guide Channel. It's still out of date on the channel lineup.
- Community Programming. The same channel found on analog channel 14.

Channel 78:
- The Weather Channel without local weather info

Channel 80:
- KSEE 24.1 - NBC-HD (virutal channel 24)
- KSEE 24.2
- KSEE 24.3 - LATV
- KGPE 47.1 - CBS-HD (virtual channel 47)
- KGPE 47.2

Channel 81:
- The Weather Channel "weatherscan" for Comcast

Channels 83 through 86:
- Random OnDemand programming on 10 subchannels each.

Channel 88:
(all 4:3 SD local channels)
- KVPT 18 - PBS
- KFTV 21 - Univision (Spanish)
- KSEE 24 - NBC
- KMPH 26 - FOX
- KFSN 30 - ABC
- KMSG 39 - Azteca (Spanish)
- KGPE 47 - CBS
- KNSO 51 - Telemundo (Spanish)
- KAIL 53 - MyTV
- KFRE 59 - CW

Channel 92:
- KBTV-CA 8 Sacramento (foreign programming)

Channel 100:
- KMPH 26.1 - FOX-HD (virtual channel 26)
- KFRE 59.1 - CW-HD (virtual channel 59) currently gone

Channel 109:
- KVPT 18.2 - PBS-HD (virtual channel 18)
- KVPT 18.3 - "V me" (Spanish)
- KFSN 30.1 - ABC-HD (virtual channel 30)
- KFSN 30.2
- KFSN 30.3

There are other channels, but they are mostly 24/7 infomercial channels and PPV previews.

Sometimes, random channels go missing or scrambled, especially with the channels on 80. Usually, another channel scan will solve that problem.
post #1269 of 1753
Thank you very much for the list louie826

post #1270 of 1753
For those of you who haven't seen it yet.

Comcast launched NFL HD on channel 917

Homer
post #1271 of 1753
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Originally Posted by testhomer View Post

For those of you who haven't seen it yet.

Comcast launched NFL HD on channel 917

Homer

Awesome! Now can I cancel the Sports Pack I'm paying $4.99 a month for but still get the NFL HD as part of the HD package?
post #1272 of 1753
I don't have sports pack. I am not getting NFL-HD.

They just want more and more money-don't they.

Any Direct TV customers can you tell me if you get FSN-Bay Area in HD? It sucks that I can't get Golden State in HD. Doesn't it seem odd they black them out in HD out but give us Kings' games in HD?

GS in standard def only Kings games in HD only.

I just might cancel and go Direct TV, but the only thing that was holding me back was HD baseball on FSN HD.
post #1273 of 1753
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Originally Posted by DrewM View Post

I don't have sports pack. I am not getting NFL-HD.

They just want more and more money-don't they.

Yup and thats just crappy.....more and more Direct TV is looking better.....if I can figure out a way to get 2 HD DVR's for no upfront fee from Direct TV, I just may switch....
post #1274 of 1753
Anyone else seeing the problem with ABC30's HD newscast right now? Picture is shifted across the screen.

Wondering if this is being seen on OTA as I'm on Comcast HD.

Homer
post #1275 of 1753
It wasn't just you. We saw it OTA and then digital 30 locked up. 30.1 was off for perhaps a half hour and I believe there were issues on the other sub channels, too.

Stuff happens.

Jed
post #1276 of 1753
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Originally Posted by testhomer View Post

Anyone else seeing the problem with ABC30's HD newscast right now? Picture is shifted across the screen.

Wondering if this is being seen on OTA as I'm on Comcast HD.

Homer

Have seen this on KFSN HD signal before.

In fact, the episode of EBERT & ROEPER 2 weeks back was "split screened" for half it's broadcast.

Definitley a KFSN issue. Have seen this via both Comcast & DirecTv.
post #1277 of 1753
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Originally Posted by DrewM View Post

I don't have sports pack. I am not getting NFL-HD.

They just want more and more money-don't they.

Any Direct TV customers can you tell me if you get FSN-Bay Area in HD? It sucks that I can't get Golden State in HD. Doesn't it seem odd they black them out in HD out but give us Kings' games in HD?

GS in standard def only Kings games in HD only.

I just might cancel and go Direct TV, but the only thing that was holding me back was HD baseball on FSN HD.


DirecTv carries FSN West, FSN Bay Area & FSN Prime Ticket in HD for the Fresno area market (also carries Comcast SportsNet - but SD only right now).

edit: Don't know if/when they'll will have CSN HD for our area, but I do know that a few other regions have their CSN HD carried by DirecTv. Could happen here when the next sat is launched/goes live early in '08. Supposed to see more HD RSNs added at that time, according to dbstalk.com. BTW, Comcast is in cahoots w/ the Maloof Bros, so Sacto Kings HD home games are it thru CSN. For GS, it would be FSN Bay Area, then? Don't follow the Warriors, so I don't know for sure.

No extra fee for NFL (HD or SD) w/ DirecTv.

Dumped Comcast a couple months back for DirecTv. After they added all the new HD stuff, and had OnDemand upcoming (available as a beta test now), I sucked it up & paid for the HDDVR. Overall, very happy with the switch. Spend a few bucks less a month than I did w/ Comcast, and I get more programming (and not just HD stuff).
post #1278 of 1753
Just got a letter in the mail from Comcast and they're adding some HD channels as of 12/12/07....

914 HGTV HD
916 History Channel HD
937 USA HD
938 FoodTV HD

Also getting some new Digital channels.....

110 CSPAN3
130 Fox Business Network (Can't wait for this one!)
419 NHL Network

Not bad IMO.....it'll be nice to check out the good lookin cookin babes on FoodTV in HD, although they might not look as good in HD
post #1279 of 1753
Hey, I live in Madera... the Ranchos to be specific... what kind of an antenna would you all recommend? I'm shooting for an RCA HD Antenna with the Amp. I prefer an indoor antenna because it is just for my room and not for the whole house. Thanks.

PS: I'm about 30 miles away from all of the towers
post #1280 of 1753
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Originally Posted by Lifted96Chevy View Post

Just got a letter in the mail from Comcast and they're adding some HD channels as of 12/12/07....

914 HGTV HD
916 History Channel HD
937 USA HD
938 FoodTV HD

Also getting some new Digital channels.....

110 CSPAN3
130 Fox Business Network (Can't wait for this one!)
419 NHL Network

Not bad IMO.....it'll be nice to check out the good lookin cookin babes on FoodTV in HD, although they might not look as good in HD

You forgot NFL HD on 917.

Four channels will move from "expanded basic" to digital. They are just CSPAN2, the Hallmark Channel, Oxygen, and Game Show Network. I'll only miss GSN though none of the channels have disappeared yet. Hopefully, this isn't the start of moving everything between 2 and 99 to digital in a short time. No one here wants to pay extra for a set-top box rental.
post #1281 of 1753
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Originally Posted by louie826 View Post

You forgot NFL HD on 917.

Four channels will move from "expanded basic" to digital. They are just CSPAN2, the Hallmark Channel, Oxygen, and Game Show Network. I'll only miss GSN though none of the channels have disappeared yet. Hopefully, this isn't the start of moving everything between 2 and 99 to digital in a short time. No one here wants to pay extra for a set-top box rental.

Yeah, but we've had NFL HD for a couple weeks now

But I agree with you somewhat on the analog channels.....I have 5 other TV's in my house that would need a box rental to get channels so I hear you in that aspect, however, once those analog channels are gone, it frees up WAY more bandwidth for them to add new HD channels So I'm kinda torn.....
post #1282 of 1753
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Originally Posted by Lifted96Chevy View Post

Just got a letter in the mail from Comcast and they're adding some HD channels as of 12/12/07....

914 HGTV HD
916 History Channel HD
937 USA HD
938 FoodTV HD

Also getting some new Digital channels.....

110 CSPAN3
130 Fox Business Network (Can't wait for this one!)
419 NHL Network

Not bad IMO.....it'll be nice to check out the good lookin cookin babes on FoodTV in HD, although they might not look as good in HD

Thanks to D*, I can say that Giada DeLaurentis (sp?) is even hotter in HD!

Enjoy.
post #1283 of 1753
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Thanks to D*, I can say that Giada DeLaurentis (sp?) is even hotter in HD!

Enjoy.

Awesome! I'm also looking forward to Sandra Lee, Rachael Ray and the new girl, Nigella I think her name is My wife is going to be wondering why I'm watching FoodTV so much
post #1284 of 1753
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Originally Posted by Lifted96Chevy View Post

Awesome! I'm also looking forward to Sandra Lee, Rachael Ray and the new girl, Nigella I think her name is My wife is going to be wondering why I'm watching FoodTV so much

YEs....FOOD NET HD hotties.....surprisingly far more fun to watch than the Skinemax HD pseudo-porn.
post #1285 of 1753
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

YEs....FOOD NET HD hotties.....surprisingly far more fun to watch than the Skinemax HD pseudo-porn.

That is saying a lot. I can't wait to see Giada in HD.
post #1286 of 1753
They're actually showing Warriors games in HD now!
post #1287 of 1753
I just tried UHF antenna and I am pretty stoked because I was able to pick up CBS, NBC, and ABC in HD. I was surprised to find out I wasn't able to pick up KMPH FOX in HD. Has anyone else had a problem picking up this station? I read on other forums people had problems picking up ABC but I have not heard of anyone having a problem picking up FOX. Anyone have any suggestions or advice? Thanks
PS
I am located in northwest Fresno.
post #1288 of 1753
Try pointing the antenna more towards the northeast or east. I remember reading somewhere that KMPH's broadcast tower are somewhere far from the other network's broadcast towers.

I kind of have the opposite situation in southern Visalia. Out of boredom, I stuck a plain wire UHF antenna to the new TV tonight just to see if I could pick up anything. To my surprise, I picked up KMPH-HD the strongest , with digital channel KVPT, KFTV (!), KSEE, and KGPE coming in so-so, and KFSN and KAIL nowhere to be seen because I didn't have a VHF antenna hooked up.
post #1289 of 1753
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Originally Posted by Hoonyo View Post

They're actually showing Warriors games in HD now!

Maybe this is why

Copies of e-mail between me and FSN-HD.

Hello Chris,

My provider is Comcast. This has been happening since last year no Warriors games in HD, yet I get College Football & A's and Giants Baseball and I think I get sharks games (don't watch hockey). They only activate the channel for the games and the rest of the time all I get is a logo that says FSN-HD as it rotates. I do get the games in Standard Def on Channel 37. All HD broadcast when active are on channel 920. Sometimes they don't "throw the switch" and I get non HD programming with the sidebars.

What I find odd is I get all the HD Kings on a different channel when they have an HD broadcast. Yet I don't get any standard def games of theirs from the Kings network. When the Kings had the Warriors in HD it was blacked out. I thought I was in the GS area also and not the kings.

Thank You for looking into this, I really would like to see the GS in HD.






Bottom line is that Comcast should be delivering all of our scheduled HD games of the Warriors on channel 920. When we are not doing an HD game, the FSN HD Logo is up or the screen is black. When it is black, it is because one of the other 4 Regional Sports Networks we share the same HD Master Control facility with is doing an HD game in their market. I'm attaching a copy of our most recent Warriors schedule that also indicates which games are scheduled to be in HD. If you see one that you know you didn't get on 920 or if you could monitor the next HD games this weekend on 12/7 and 12/9 and let me know next Monday if you get them or not in HD, that would be helpful.

Comcast SportsNet West that carries the Sacramento Kings was able to get their Kings games cleared in your market because they got approval from the NBA to air them as well as our Warriors games on FSN.


Chris Geer

Vice President, Sales & Affiliate Relations

FSN BAY AREA
post #1290 of 1753
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Originally Posted by Lifted96Chevy View Post

Just got a letter in the mail from Comcast and they're adding some HD channels as of 12/12/07....

914 HGTV HD
916 History Channel HD
937 USA HD
938 FoodTV HD

If you go to the Comcast Menu and select "Messages" it has DiscoveryHD instead of FoodTV.

Does this mean FoodTV has been put on hold?
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