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post #421 of 6504
Maybe boosting the power would cause issues with the Waco FOX.
post #422 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog

Due to restrictions by the FCC on interference to adjacent markets on our
KYLE-DT transmitter (Channel 29), we were unable to apply for maximization and at present we are simulcasting standard definition on our digital transmitter at 1000 watts.

Aha... Now I see what the problem is!! They don't want to interfere with the other station on channel 29!! Silly me!! It all makes sense now!! See here why they can't broadcast at over 1kw. We sure wouldn't want to rain on their parade!!
post #423 of 6504
For some reason I seem to suddenly be coughing up smoke and I can't figure out where it's coming from!!
Sid
post #424 of 6504
Well, Voom was ordered today..... should be getting it installed on 8/2 which will give me a month to figure out how to work it before my tamu/utah outdoor party (privided the weather cooperates)
post #425 of 6504
Thread Starter 
I assume you're gonna need our addresses. You know for invitations and all.

ps - Don't you dare turn this into a Voom thread. My fellow HD leaders, I mean D* subscribers, and I will have your a%#!
post #426 of 6504
Abilene!!!! You've got to be kidding me. Surely that's not why...
post #427 of 6504
Well, those are the only two DT stations on that channel in the state. Maybe there is something else interfering (I remember KCEN had trouble with the hospital in Huntsville at first), but he didn't elaborate, and I smell a cover-up. Where is Ken Starr??
Sid
post #428 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
I assume you're gonna need our addresses. You know for invitations and all.

ps - Don't you dare turn this into a Voom thread. My fellow HD leaders, I mean D* subscribers, and I will have your a%#!

you do realize you have to be the HD leader first right

I was kinda dissapointed with Audio/Video though... I went there to see if they had it (since they are listed as an authorized retailer) but they said they havent received the package yet.... You would think they would be ontop of this. Im actually looking forward to seeing the news in HD (they showed a clip on the voom demo channel at sears).... Sears had a box to show and get into the menu but only one channel was active (again a shame) because I wanted to see what the SD channels looked like compared to dish... dish is already pretty bad so Im I get a slight improvement.

the demo channel did look pretty good even when sears had the voom box on the crappiest tv there, had all kinds of picture problems... it looked horrible on the loop they ran and voom still looked pretty good so Im hopeful it will be good.

As for the invitations, Well your welcome to stop by (I have a feeling you will be using your tivo to instant replay thgouh) although Id rather have that tivo , well I take that back, Id rather have my projector over a hdtivo..... Hopefully the weather will cooperate because the plan right now is to put some kind of screen in the driveway screw it on to the front of the house and have people bring lawn chairs and sit in the driveway do a block party type of thing. Again this is all dependent on the weather......
post #429 of 6504
Jag, which way does that wall face? If I climb up on my tower will I be able to watch the game on your projector?!?!

Sid
post #430 of 6504
Thread Starter 
Wow, that's gonna be a unique experience. Good luck on the weather. Maybe Dave can hold off on his dancing for a week.

Of course, I have my own shindig in the works. I plan on picking up my kegerator tomorrow. My biggest dilemna will be what type of keg to buy for the game. Decisions, decisions.
post #431 of 6504
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Originally posted by labmansid
Jag, which way does that wall face? If I climb up on my tower will I be able to watch the game on your projector?!?!

Sid

It faces towards houston...

I am making my party Byob and I expect to have plenty of beer brought to me for providing the game in HDTV, I lost almost all my beer money buying that projector

You should make everybody else bring you beer like me elspankdog, we hold the HD power
post #432 of 6504
So out of curiousity, who is installing your setup if not A/V?? Sears?
post #433 of 6504
Thread Starter 
Soundwaves? lol. Maybe I should install a coin apparatus on the tap.
post #434 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by jagouar
It faces towards houston...

Oops, wrong direction!!

Quote:


Originally posted by jagouar
You should make everybody else bring you beer like me elspankdog, we hold the HD power

Good God, don't make his head even bigger!!
Sid
post #435 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by labmansid
So out of curiousity, who is installing your setup if not A/V?? Sears?

I ordered it online, the guy at sears encouraged me to get it online since he didnt know how the rental fee worked (sears just sold the system), he said there wasnt anything for me to buy so I ordered online... One interesting tidbit is in their guide they say Im supposed to be able to get KCEN outta waco... My big antenna being UHF only doenst tune it very well at all so it would be nice to get that channel when KPRC isnt coming in which happens more than Id like.

Theyre supposed to keep coming back with bigger antennas till I get it, well see how that goes
post #436 of 6504
It must where you're located because I get KPRC in almost all the time with my attic antenna. Are you down in a valley or something?
post #437 of 6504
Thread Starter 
Same with me. KPRC is usually more reliable, but it is nice to have a backup.
post #438 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by dave99ag
It must where you're located because I get KPRC in almost all the time with my attic antenna. Are you down in a valley or something?

Its generally good but ~30% of the nights I don get a stable signal.... I live in the lowest part of the city which is why Im guessing even with my antenna its still a bit low. Right off 2818 near bee creek park.
post #439 of 6504
How are the D* people in College Station getting locals or HD in this market? Are you applying for waivers or setting up your account from a houston address, or what? Any tips for a D* noob?


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Can't wait for Aggie Football '05, WHOOP!
post #440 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by JoshuaT
How are the D* people in College Station getting locals or HD in this market? Are you applying for waivers or setting up your account from a houston address, or what? Any tips for a D* noob?

I use an antenna for networks and have a Houston service address to get Houston locals. D* will be adding FOX-HD this fall and only owned & operated stations will get it. Houston has FOX and ABC as O&O's. They're also the #11 market and D* will probably offer local HD channels down the line. If you wait for D* to add our local market, Waco/Temple/Bryan, none of those stations are O&O.
post #441 of 6504
Joshua, do you live in the B/CS area? Most of us have put up various antennas/towers in order to get OTA HD stations out of Houston, which still is not usually completely reliable. At present setting up service out of Houston has no real advantage as far as getting more HD on D*. That will change, as Dave mentioned, this Fall when D* adds FOX-HD feeds. About the only waivers you can get now in B/CS are for NBC, maybe ABC if you are lucky. That is a big reason several have "moved" to Houston, over a dozen local channels available to Tivo, plus KNWS 51 for sports.
Dave, you sure are up early today!! Or were you just up late??
Sid
post #442 of 6504
Just up early. I had to migrate a mail server to a new IP address and wanted to do it before people started complaining.
post #443 of 6504
Thread Starter 
Pretty much what Sid said.

KBTX (CBS) and KAMU (PBS) via antenna.
Houston HD locals via big antenna and weather permitting.
Houston SD locals via D*.
Soon to come FoxHD East and West via D*.
post #444 of 6504
Joshua T, welcome. I think you'll find the answer to your question as you read through this thread. Are you in the B/CS area?

You can get KBTX (CBS) and KAMU (PBS) reliably over the air using a relatively cheap antenna. A number of people in this group (me not being one of them) have erected rather large antennas and can fairly reliably pick up some Houston or Waco HD over the air (mainly NBC and Fox).

Many in this thread have "local" Houston addresses as service addresses so that they can get Houston local stations via D*. In the future, it is likely (although not guaranteed) that D* will start broadcasting network feeds in HD to those who either qualify for distant networks or live in cities where the stations are owned and operated by the network. In Houston, this means ABC and Fox.

Supposedly, by the end of the summer, D* will start delivering local channels to the B/CS area. However, there is no chance any of these will be HD.

I think you can get most general questions answered by reading the thread from the beginning, but if you have any specific questions we would love to help you out as that is what this forum is all about.
post #445 of 6504
Damn, I'm writing my answer and three of you reply in the meantime...

Don't you guys have anything better to do?
post #446 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by mwesson
Damn, I'm writing my answer and three of you reply in the meantime...

Don't you guys have anything better to do?

And I thought I typed slowly!! Of course we have better things to do. Watch some HD, just not that early in the AM!! I didn't think anyone else was online when I got up, otherwise I would have answered earlier (well, maybe not as early as Dave ).
Sid
post #447 of 6504
Thread Starter 
Anyone else planning on getting the Sunday Ticket? This is the last week to catch the discount. I'm starting to get cold feet after reading all the stuff lately concerning blackouts (Cowboys).
post #448 of 6504
No Sunday Ticket for me. I'm not a huge NFL fan, so I'll just enjoy the HD games Fox and CBS bring. I keep busy enough with college football to keep me happy.

I also get NBA League Pass for Spurs games, so that's enough big D* expenses for me.
post #449 of 6504
Started paying for it a month or two ago as a renewal. I NEED it. I HAVE to have it. I CANNOT live without it...
post #450 of 6504
Thread Starter 
I think I'm in the same boat as Dave. I love me some college football. My wife just can't fathom how I can watch football from 10:00 am to midnight on a "beautiful" Saturday. I was willing to do the Sunday Ticket this year in order to get all the Cowboy games in HD, but from what I've been reading concerning blackouts and O&Os, it doesn't look good.
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