Edited by TPeterson - 2/7/13 at 11:20am
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Edited by TPeterson - 2/7/13 at 11:20am
Well, as there now are four reported problems with COZI, KNTV must at some time sent bad PSIP which was captured by some tuners.
If a full rescan now does not fix the problem then they may be continuing to send it.
I saw a program that I did not recognize on COZI so I scheduled a HDHR capture:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Texas Cowgirl
When playing it back it with Fusion it showed the postage stamp picture problem.
As TSReader lite shows nothing wrong with this single stream what program might? (Free)
Can someone suggest which AVS area to post this question.
The file is 649 MB so I cannot upload it.
PAT Version Number: 13
Transport Stream ID: 0 (0x0000)
PMT PID 64 (0x0040) - Program 4
Program Number: 4
PCR PID: 0x0041
Stream Type: 0x02 MPEG-2 Video PID 65 (0x0041)
MPEG Video: Bitrate 15.000 Mbps Resolution 704 x 480i
MPEG Video: Framerate 29.97 fps Aspect Ratio 16:9 Chroma Format 4:2:0
Stream Type: 0x81 AC-3 Audio PID 68 (0x0044)
AC3: Bitrate 192 Kbps Sample Rate 48 KHz
AC3: Mode complete main Coding 2/0 L, R
Descriptor: ISO639 Language Descriptor
Audio type: undefined
Source: Transport Stream File
Network Type: Unknown
Run Time: 000:35:43
"Original" is my normal setting and I see the same as you report normally. I now have a Sherlock Holmes (SH) COZI file I dropped the file on the Fusion7Dual icon and then made sure Original was selected.
I closed Fusion and then dropped the file on the icon again. The postage stamp (PS) size picture appeared, When I right clicked and looked at the "Aspect Ratio" the dot was on "Original Ratio". This matched the last aspect mode displayed on the screen.
All my Fusion tests have been with "Original Ratio" as that is what I consider normal. Other Ratio's I do not consider normal but I have used them some of the time.
As I was typing this SH which was PS when it went to a commercial the SD picture switched to normal. I may have caught a commercial starting out normal size and then switching to PS before SH started up again.
This testing was on my Fusion7Dual on XP.
When I have some time I will try My Fusion5 RT Gold (W7).
My Vista Laptop will soon be returning from Mexico and as I will be burning new restore CDs to allow different testing of the erased HD I will try my Fusion7 USB. ($475 as it failed one year after the special warranty expired which the person knew about).
I am beginning to suspect that the MPeg2 decoder is making a wrong decision and it it not the PSIP.
3.9.0 and 3.9.1 are the same except for a fix that does not affect us.
A full Rescan has a better chance of fixing your Fusion Setup. Maybe if it does not help, do it at a different time of the day perhaps when everything is 16:9.
COZI appears to be heading towards 16:9 as much of the day that it can, when I first looked at it all I saw was SD.
So it must be considered a work in progress still.
Cozi Sherlock Holmes Postage Stamp aspect continues.
I have done a bunch of testing and I think I know what is wrong with Cozi.
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1956) is a 4:3 program which must be upconverted to 16:9. This has been done correctly.
Once the up conversion process has been done it is a 16:9 program and must be labeled and treated as 16:9.
Somewhere in the PSIP or the MPEG2 file itself there must be a place where the aspect ratio is to be placed but it is blank or invalid.
On my newly repaired Vista Laptop (Remember always to use the correct glue when installing your GPU! Or lose $475, thanks NVIDIA) I was able to see that there are two black bands on each side.
The outermost band is BLACK and the innermost band is black with SNOW. The inner black SNOW band was added by the up conversion process. The outer BLACK band is added by the Fusion software when it thinks it is displaying a 4:3 picture on a 16:9 device.
As most tuners and display programs like VLC Media Player assume 16:9 the BLACK band is not added and there is no problem.
Fusion assumed 4:3 and adds the BLACK band when displaying on a 16:9 device. It did not on my spare HTPC which has a 4:3 CRT display.
If you see the postage stamp aspect ratio, look closely and I expect you will see the two differing bands.
I have sent a message to Cozi but I do not expect an answer.
KCSM Bids posted 1/23/2013
Were any bids accepted?
But KCSM may already been sold:
It cannot be official as it is not posted where I found the zip of previous bids.
I also do not see how they can do it without another bid cycle.
I was suggesting that they are sitting on a bid much higher, none of the stations accepting the Spectrum prospectors are listed.
From the current bid cycle:
The FCC has been authorized by Congress to conduct a reverse auction of television band
spectrum through the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, (often referred to
as the Spectrum Act). The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) to
consider the design of a voluntary reverse auction of television licensees’ spectrum rights, the
repacking of broadcast television licensees into a smaller total bandwidth, and the “forward
auction” of the resulting cleared spectrum to commercial wireless companies. A copy of that
Notice including appendices is posted at
The FCC has announced a schedule to finalize rules for the auctions by mid-2013 and to conduct
the auction in 2014. The Spectrum Act authorizes only a single television band auction, which
must be completed before September 30, 2022.
But this is interesting, KMTP is still in the running in the current bit cycle. .
A Google search of "kcsm sale" is turning up lots of new information.