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post #31 of 1092
XETV-DT has been in 720p format for 6 months or so, but the Fox network does not yet provide any HD programming so what you saw was 480p upconverted - it looks good though. Look to September for true 720p HD programs from Fox, including football and later the superbowl.
post #32 of 1092
Wow, Casino looked FANTASTIC. If that's 480p, I can't imagine what 720p will be like.

However, this whole PSIP situation is really hindering my Tivo's ability to record stuff.

Thanks,
Dave.
post #33 of 1092
Any recommendations for a good ISF calibrator with experience on Panasonic Plasmas. Looking for referrals.
post #34 of 1092
Thread Starter 
Snoppy4 - does the SA8010HD have a pass through like the 3250? I'd hate to give up this function...

Good question. Don't have the box.

Any word on when the PSIP problem will be fixed on FOX XETV? Also, it seems as if a similar problem exists on the WB... an HD Tivo scan reveals 69-1, 75-1, 5-1, and 5-2. 69-1 is the only one with guide info, but when I tune to that channel, it shows no signal. The other 3 have signal, but no guide info.

Have no idea on the PSIP, but have been told they have the equipment and it wil be up for Football. For now you can scan and pick up 23-1. The picture is 720p, however it's an upconvert from 480p. As for 69-1, I do not see this problem. I am only 3 miles from the tower and they have a very low power signal. While my antenna can point any direction for PBS and NBC (located on the same mountain) I have to rotate my antenna to get the WB and KUSI. What's happening is you are picking up the PSIP data only. I have this with CBS. I get the PSIP OTA, but not the picture.

Has there been an update on Cox's unencrypting locals? I will be in SD for a few days and would like to record some shows on the WB with my Fusion.

You aren't the only one waiting. I an LG unit which for now is one damn expensive DVD player with a useless QAM tuner.
post #35 of 1092
Cox Cable has announced (ad in Union-Tribune) they're adding Fox HD channel 706 effective August 17!!

The 720p rollout has begun!

post #36 of 1092
GOOD NEWS!!!! NFL in HD!!!!
post #37 of 1092
FYI, the local NBC affiliate has been saying forever that they will be uping their power, but recently after it was down for a while, I noticed better reception of 39.1 - anyone have any real info about whether they finally did get their act together (after 4 long years of limp excuses) or is this just fortuitous weather conditions? As an O&O station, I think that their level of interest in HD has been disgraceful.
Greg
post #38 of 1092
Quote:


Originally posted by HiDefGuy
FYI, the local NBC affiliate has been saying forever that they will be uping their power, but recently after it was down for a while, I noticed better reception of 39.1 - anyone have any real info about whether they finally did get their act together (after 4 long years of limp excuses) or is this just fortuitous weather conditions? As an O&O station, I think that their level of interest in HD has been disgraceful.
Greg

Yes KNSD's engineer said they were down for a while to upgrade transmitter equipment. Also he said they are doing a big upgrade later this month that will up the power and add DD5.1 audio capability in time for the Summer Olympics HD coverage.
post #39 of 1092
Thread Starter 
According to an E-mail I received from Cox today, the local HD channels they carry will be unencrypted, if they aren't already (KPBS and KFMB already are) no later than August 17th. This will include the following channels, so bust out your HD QAM tuners if you got 'em:

KNSD (NBC)
KPBS (PBS)
KGTV (ABC)
KFMB (CBS)
XETV (Fox)

Possibly WB as well, they are negotiating for the fall season.

You should be able to receive these channels with any 64/256 QAM tuner and basic service which runs $12 a month. If you're in the TWC area, the channel availability will be the same (no news of Fox however). That ought to get the HOA's off your ass.

Cox and TWC are now one-way CableCard active.
post #40 of 1092
Quote:


Originally posted by Snoopy4
According to an E-mail I received from Cox today, the local HD channels they carry will be unencrypted.
Possibly WB as well, they are negotiating for the fall season.


Where did you get the info on Cox negotiating with KSWB? Is that rock-solid confirmed information?
post #41 of 1092
Thread Starter 
KSWB
post #42 of 1092
Thread Starter 
The following HD channels are unencrypted on Cox for those with a QAM tuner built in to the TV or a stand alone (non-CableCard) STB:

KNSD/NBC
XETV/FOX
KPBS/PBS
KFMB/CBS
KGTV/ABC
post #43 of 1092
and the QAM channel numbers are?????
post #44 of 1092
Thread Starter 
Will update. Only had a chance to do a scan and wanted to get the news out.
post #45 of 1092
Thread Starter 
FOX 105-4
ABC 75-2
NBC 75-4
PBS 97-1
CBS 97-3
post #46 of 1092
Reporting in from the north wall of Mission Valley (92108):

OTA - Pretty tough going, very weak signals.
Can get:
15-1 and 15-2 (30-1 and 30-2)
23-1 (6)
39-1 (40-1)
51-1 (18-1)
69-1 (19)

No luck on 25 or 55 (10 and 8)

On TWC (Advantage), the initial installation of my CableCard didn't completely take, but after the tech came by and called the office to remove and restore the digital channels, they finally came in.
707 (NBC)
708 (CBS)
710 (ABC)
711 (PBS-HD)
712 (PBS-SD)
727 (TNT)
744 (Discovery Theater)

Currently no FOX SPORTS NET, or any of the other digital stations locally. With the CableCard, they still have isues with 4 (704 was also promised for Padre HD), and 64 (Animal Planet)

Ben
post #47 of 1092
I'm surprised no one has mentioned it here yet...

Cox added Fox HD channel 706 on August 17.

Time-Warner (finally!) added Fox HD channel 706 on September 1 (TODAY!!)
post #48 of 1092
Is Fox (XETV) sending HD yet?
post #49 of 1092
I'm in La Costa and Have Voom. I can't get chnl 8 (CBS) or 6 (Fox), the two major networks for sports. Almost enough to cancel, anyone had a better experience, or another resolution?
Thanx,
Joel
post #50 of 1092
sorry, is this a website, or another forum in avs? Haven't been on here in a while.
Thanx, joel
post #51 of 1092
Ooops, never mind, found it, thanks.
post #52 of 1092
Hi guys,

I am a little confused now, are both cox and twc carry unencrypted hdtv signals now? if so, will I be able to hook it up to my hipix card and record it?
thanks a million.

ps. I am about to choose between cox vs. twc. which is better overall for hdtv cable in san diego. are both company offering the recordable boxes? I live in the rancho penesquitos area. thanks again.


Sean.
post #53 of 1092
You have a CHOICE of COX or TWC....what a concept!!!

TNT HD, HDNet and HDNet Movies are on TWC but not yet on COX.
Both offer the SA 8000HD HD-PVR, although they do not advertise
this fact on their websites. Software appears to be in beta test status.

You should also look at San Diego HDTV forum: .
Under the "Got FOX-HD, Got ESPN-HD..." thread, I posted an attachment
giving the QAM frequencies for TWC-SD. Other users report that both
COX and TWC carry the local channels unencrypted and the premium channels encrypted.
post #54 of 1092
Quote:


Originally posted by holl_ands
You have a CHOICE of COX or TWC....what a concept!!!

TNT HD, HDNet and HDNet Movies are on TWC but not yet on COX.
Both offer the SA 8000HD HD-PVR, although they do not advertise
this fact on their websites. Software appears to be in beta test status.

Huh? The SA 8000HD's software is buggy and the features leave something to be desired, but it's not in beta test. Cox does advertise the HD DVR on their digital cable page, though you're right about TWC strangely not mentioning it anywhere. They had a big blurb about it on the front of their site when it was introduced.

Given a choice, I'd probably go with TWC right now, but that's only because I prefer the software on the HD DVR, Passport Echo (Cox uses SA's SARA). They both have their pluses and minuses, but I'd judge Passport as having more powerful recording features, and that's what a DVR is all about.
post #55 of 1092
Took possesion of the Time Warner SA 8000 with HD DVR last week. I didn't have my HLP5674 Samsung set up in the entertainment center I was building when the 3rd party tech arrived , so he just dropped it off. He said that the DVI port should work but is not supported by TW. I can't get it to work. I have seen different post on HDTVsandiego site saying they are not enabled or activated. Does anyone with a Time Warner SA 8000 HD DVR have theirs set up with DVI? Thanks. Tim
post #56 of 1092
Took possesion of the Time Warner SA 8000 with HD DVR last week. I didn't have my HLP5674 Samsung set up in the entertainment center I was building when the 3rd party tech arrived , so he just dropped it off. He said that the DVI port should work but is not supported by TW. I can't get it to work. I have seen different posts on HDTVsandiego site saying they are not enabled or activated. Does anyone with a Time Warner SA 8000 HD DVR have theirs set up with DVI? Thanks. Tim
post #57 of 1092
OK, had to bump the thread to see if anyone is getting the network HD channels and if so, with which provider? I've had techs sent from Voom twice, and I still get shifty CBS/Fox reception. Anyone in my area solved this issue? At over $100/mo, its too aggravating to lose a signal.
thanx,
Joel
post #58 of 1092
I get them from Time Warner (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS-HD, PB-SD). They're actually part of the basic cable package though I take a pretty hefty combo of stuff. "Reception" is just fine.
post #59 of 1092
Does anyone have a reccomendation for sat install (OTA) in north County ie La Costa? I have an OTA from Voom, but it needs either an amplifier or something. I have both Voom and Dish, and am considering getting rid of both if I can get decent OTA. Thanx for any advice.
Joel
post #60 of 1092
Another Q for anyone in my (La Costa/Carlsbad/Encinitas) area:
I currently have Dish (811) and Voom. Voom gave me an upgraded OTA antenna, but it doesn't pull Fox very well. I'm considering the silver sensor, has anyone put that roof-top? Its supposed to be indoors, I believe, but since I have a separate coax feed up there anyway, why not put it uptop? I may try it anyway, unless there's a problem with the longer run of cable. . .
Thanx for any input,
Joel
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