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post #8071 of 9895
OK I guess I'm not stating my question clearly. Let me try it this way, when will KATC or KLFY have HD equipment to broadcast their their newscasts in HD? And if I've misunderstood replies, my appologies.
post #8072 of 9895
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Originally Posted by mp11 View Post
Yeah I was talking about broadcasting in HD locally...at the station. Like local news and weather in HD. Not sure what your question about via OTA meant. I'm assuming that whenever the time comes we will see it in HD, wether on OTA, Directv or Dishnetwork. Is that correct?
Yep..whenever they budget for it and spend the money on the gear...
probably in 2011 they will.....Like I said, they spent a LOT of money on the new tower out at Rayne.....3-5mill at least just on the towers...then the new RF gear, feedlines and antennas....all that had to come first....and then they have to recover their investment....all it takes is cash
post #8073 of 9895
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Originally Posted by digiblur View Post
KUHT is now in HD on DishNetwork as of yesterday.
in Adam West's voice as heard on Family Guy, YES IT IS!!..I love it....PBS in HD FINALLY (trying to pick it OTA was not working out )

Not sure if the "SD" is still the HD being chopped (as it WAS) or an actual SD 4x3 feed (but with HD, WHO cares??)
post #8074 of 9895
Again, tonight, 12.3 was carrying a Southland Conference football game and it was in HD but squeezed down to 4x3! Making the TV stretch the picture made it 16x9 and it was perfect...no idea WHY 43 (12.3) shows it in 4x3 (and 12's engineers dont know either! )
post #8075 of 9895
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

Yep..whenever they budget for it and spend the money on the gear...
probably in 2011 they will.....Like I said, they spent a LOT of money on the new tower out at Rayne.....3-5mill at least just on the towers...then the new RF gear, feedlines and antennas....all that had to come first....and then they have to recover their investment....all it takes is cash

Hey I can wait til 2011. Hope it happens then. From what you say about KLFY, I'd have to put my money on KATC making the jump first. Thanks.
post #8076 of 9895
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Originally Posted by bradfordtheguy View Post

Correct, KATC, KLFY, KADN, are still SD with directv. If you want em in HD and to show in your guide you have to buy the am21 and an antenna to catch them over the air.

Speaking of KATC, I autoscanned the ota channels on my tv and caught two 3-2 channels (first is SD CW Network as usual, second is an image of a speaker slowly going up and down the screen). Also 3-3 and 3-4 show up as well with the same thing. Could KATC be testing their subchannels to later have a 24 hr news/weather loop???

Trip is right about this being a malfunction coming from an LP station. I noticed the additional 3-2, 3-3, and 3-4 after KAJN-LP came on. I was able to figure out the origins of those back to Channel 40 when I deleted 40, those 3 blank subchannels also went away.
post #8077 of 9895
It sounds like KATC may be fixing to do something similar to what KBMT is doing here.

They have re-mapped LD stations KUIL and K36ID to 12.3 (main HD channel) and 12.4 sub channel). So, depending on which ones you can receive (both ion my case) you can have 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, and 12.4 coming from at least 2 different stations or even possibly 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.3, 12.4, and 12.4.(KUIL and K36ID carry the same simulcast programming).

KATC may be doing the same thing by mapping the LD station to show a 3.X channel number bringing all the programming under one umbrella so to speak.

But bewarned, this will cause problems for some TVs...
post #8078 of 9895
The more likely answer is that the encoder got reset at KAJN-LD and the default value is 3-x. This has happened in numerous markets across the country.

- Trip
post #8079 of 9895
OK then, maybe not...
post #8080 of 9895
KATC has no co-owned or LMA'd stations in Lafayette...
post #8081 of 9895
KBMT-DT (London Broadcasting) and KUIL/K36ID (BlueBonnet Broadcasting) aren't co-owned either... KBMT programs and operates the two LD stations through an LMA.
post #8082 of 9895
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Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post

KBMT-DT and KUIL/K36ID aren't co-owned either... KBMT programs and operates the two LD stations through an LMA.

I stand corrected. My post has been edited.
post #8083 of 9895
I am getting WRBJ 34.1 out of Jackson, Ms. tonight...
post #8084 of 9895
Tropo may be pretty good the next couple of nights as the High and Low pressure areas move through the area....Time to scan for some DX
post #8085 of 9895
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Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post
I am getting WRBJ 34.1 out of Jackson, Ms. tonight...
You sure about that callsign??? It doesnt show in the FCC's database.
update: I found it doing a 34 search in MS...but the search using the callsign doesnt show it...and it licensed to Magee instead of Jackson (A rimshot placed between Jackson and Meridian) Not bad on the data...almost a 1 MW at 374m HAAT....and how did they get such a tall tower in a National Forest??)
post #8086 of 9895
post #8087 of 9895
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post
It must have been the FONT I copied and pasted from OTAHead's post...I just ran the Query again and typed the call in myself and it found it!! Go figure...
post #8088 of 9895
Not too bad, catching WLOX out of Gulfport MS loud and clear tonight (as well as most of the NO channels) with my little ant in the attic. I'm impressed with it.
post #8089 of 9895
post #8090 of 9895
Just took advantage of the Dish Network DVR free upgrade promotion.
Went from a 622 to a 722k with the over the air module.
Now for the first time on a Monday night, I will be able to record two programs over the air, and one on satellite, while still being able to watch Monday Night Football with no conflicts.

Some info for those thinking about upgrading. The 722k does not come with the OTA module already installed. You have to ask the installer to put it in. They did it for free for both my brother and myself today.
The only difference I have noticed is that the remote is a bit slower when scrolling through the menu. The 622 was lightning fast and this one sometimes will miss a key punch or two.
However the remote will store all of your timers for the 722k so if you ever need another box you can just automatically add all of your timers back.
Very cool.
post #8091 of 9895
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Originally Posted by bradfordtheguy View Post

Not too bad, catching WLOX out of Gulfport MS loud and clear tonight (as well as most of the NO channels) with my little ant in the attic. I'm impressed with it.

Probably more tonight...the FM band is open to the east right now with stations in La covering up Houston co-channels!!! So I suspect the TV band will be open to the east very well tonight...and probably tomorrow too...until the next front pushes through/
post #8092 of 9895

Very funny. There's no substitute for precision resistors, eh?

-ML
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post #8094 of 9895
Fixed my slow menu problems on my 722k satellite receiver.
All I had to do was change my IR remote address from 2 to 1.
Now it is as quick and responsive as before.
post #8095 of 9895
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Originally Posted by Imagist View Post

A posted concern

http://www.rlmediasystems.com/Video/KeepFreeTV.wmv

Link is no good.
post #8096 of 9895
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Originally Posted by mlmahon View Post
Link is no good.
Worked for me this afternoon. Now it appears to have been removed.
post #8097 of 9895
Try this one:

MPEG2 air able version

http://www.rlmediasystems.com/Video/KeepFreeTV.mpg
post #8098 of 9895
Happy turkey day everybody!

I hope that every one of you has a happy Thanksgiving.

Gobble, gobble!
post #8099 of 9895
Labs:
LL
post #8100 of 9895
Channel 12 is breaking up like crazy for me tonight OTA.
Makes me wonder if it is the tuner in my new 722 receiver.
It was always rock solid on my 622.
It is also showing channels 4 and 6 at less signal strength than normal as well.
Strange.

Must be something with my antenna. My dad next door still has great signal strength.
I will have to work on it tomorrow.
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