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post #841 of 6504
Did any of you watch Law and Order last night? Did you get that purpleish band (filter, for lack of a better word) across the top of the screen? Due to my TV I have 0% overscan so I was always worried about getting weird stuff on the top or bottom of the picture and last night was the first time it has really happened to me.
post #842 of 6504
Nope, but I caught CSI:NY last night. Came through almost perfect, with just a few pops here and there. Looked beautiful and the DD5.1 was flawless.

CSI:LV on tonight, hope it's the same.

Marc
post #843 of 6504
Any of you guys catch lost last night? I downloaded the HDTV rip this morning and was pretty impressed as it was pretty good, I heard the video and sound were really nice, the rip is nice but nowhere near real HD and there was no way I was going to watch this in SD.... its really sad when a HDTV (compressed) rip is better than live SD.
post #844 of 6504
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Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
Anybody else catch Lost? Got most of it off of KTRK on the HD-TiVo. Only an occasional drop out. The sound was pretty d@mn good. Because of the story, the show might only be good for one season, but at least I'm looking forward to next Wednesday.

Yep, ABC definitely does DD 5.1 the best.
post #845 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
Anybody else catch Lost? Got most of it off of KTRK on the HD-TiVo.

I hope I can find it on the Tivo, otherwise I guess it will just be "lost".
post #846 of 6504
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Ok, here's are weekly HD football rundown:

Thur 9/23
Miami @ Houston - 6:30 ESPN-HD

Sat 9/25
Vanderbilt @ Navy - 12:30 HDNet
Alabama @ Arkansas - 2:30 KBTX-DT
Penn St @ Wisconsin - 4:45 ESPN-HD

Sun 9/26
Bears @ Vikings - 12:00 ST
Eagles @ Lions - 12:00 ST, KRIV-DT
Cardinals @ Falcons - 12:00 ST
Browns @ Giants - 12:00 ST
Texans @ Chiefs - 12:00 ST, KBTX-DT
Packers @ Colts - 3:00 ST, KRIV-DT
49ers @ Seahawks - 3:00 ST
Chargers @ Broncos - 3:00 ST
Buccaneers @ Raiders - 7:30 ESPN-HD

Mon
Cowboys @ Deadskins - 8:00 KTRK-HD

There's a chance to see the Cowboys and Texans both in HD this weekend.
post #847 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
Ok, here's are weekly HD football rundown:

Thur 9/23
Miami @ Houston - 6:30 ESPN-HD


Sun 9/26
Texans @ Chiefs - 12:00 ST, KBTX-DT
There's a chance to see the Cowboys and Texans both in HD this weekend.

Man, the Texans are going to be tired after Sunday!!
post #848 of 6504
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by labmansid
Man, the Texans are going to be tired after Sunday!!

My bad:

Miami @ Cougar High - 6:30 ESPN-HD
post #849 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
My bad:

Miami @ Cougar High - 6:30 ESPN-HD

Why the F*vck would espn want this bludgening of a game?
post #850 of 6504
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Mizzou and Troy State would have been a better match up. Who would have thunk it?
post #851 of 6504
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Posted this on another site, thought I'd share it here. According to KBTX's sister station in Waco, there is a chance KBTX could be added to D* the 27th this month. However, they aren't for certain, and of course, it was supposed to be added earlier this summer.
post #852 of 6504
Strong rumor has it that all our locals will be up on 9/28.

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=32047

Plus a CSR told one of my friends who just got D* that locals would be up by the end of the month.

That specifically is one of the reasons I've moved back to B/CS - to hopefully guarantee that my distant feeds grandfather in.
post #853 of 6504
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lol, nice new sig.
post #854 of 6504
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Well, according to this post, KWKT-DT, KYLE's parent station, is available on TWC in Temple/Killeen. A later post also indicates that they're possibly doing the NFL in HD today. I wonder if KYLE-DT is anywhere close to being added to the local Cox HD lineup.
post #855 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
Well, according to this post, KWKT-DT, KYLE's parent station, is available on TWC in Temple/Killeen. A later post also indicates that they're possibly doing the NFL in HD today. I wonder if KYLE-DT is anywhere close to being added to the local Cox HD lineup.

If that happens, will you become a Cox salesman??
post #856 of 6504
Looks like locals on D* will not be coming tomorrow (on indefinite hold). Then again, these were never officially announced either. I guess this is why D* doesn't announce stuff until it actually happens...

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=32047
post #857 of 6504
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Got some news concerning KYLE-DT today. This is the most optimistic response I've ever received.

KYLE's splicer
KWKT/KYLE is in negotiations with FOX in regards to whether they'll supply a splicer for KYLE. Without it, no HD, and they cannot purchase one without FOX's authorization.

KYLE and Cox
KWKT is exploring getting the KWKT-DT signal to Bryan so that Cox could carry it. Since there is no requirement that Cox carry KWKT (KYLE is the Bryan FOX station), they strongly suggested viewer requests for FOX-HD to Cox.

They also mentioned that they would do whatever they could to serve viewer interest within the limits of their FCC authorization.
post #858 of 6504
MNF is coming in good tonight!
post #859 of 6504
Correct me if Im wrong but wasnt fox "giving" out the splicers? I may need to shoot off a PM to foxeng on the HDTV board and see if he knows more. I would love to get fox here locally, then we could just work on ABC and NBC

We still should take up an "increase the power" fund for KYLE
post #860 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by dave99ag
MNF is coming in good tonight!

Yup, so far so good here, too, only a couple of minor breakups. I hope reception is this good Wed. night for "Lost".
post #861 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by jagouar
We still should take up an "increase the power" fund for KYLE

Won't do us much good if they still aren't passing HD.
post #862 of 6504
Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
KYLE's splicer
KWKT/KYLE is in negotiations with FOX in regards to whether they'll supply a splicer for KYLE. Without it, no HD, and they cannot purchase one without FOX's authorization.

Translation: We're screwed. For one thing, if they are just in negotiations, it will probably be a long time to get one from FOX after everyone else is taken care of, and I bet KYLE/KWKT doesn't have the resources to just buy one "off the shelf". Besides, I was told some time back that KYLE would probably get HD before KWKT, and what happened to that?

Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
KYLE and Cox
KWKT is exploring getting the KWKT-DT signal to Bryan so that Cox could carry it. Since there is no requirement that Cox carry KWKT (KYLE is the Bryan FOX station), they strongly suggested viewer requests for FOX-HD to Cox.

And who among us will that help? What we need is to pester them to do what is inevitable and bring their station up to speed and quit jerking us around with their light-bulb powered station.

Quote:


Originally posted by elspankdog
They also mentioned that they would do whatever they could to serve viewer interest within the limits of their FCC authorization.

Is that why, even though they are passing HD in Waco/Temple, KWKT is still broadcasting at the same power as KYLE, so nobody can get it unless they have cable?
[Rant mode off]
post #863 of 6504
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Man, you guys are brutal. I just said that the latest news is better than the past. The last time they responded to me, they said HD would not happen until the digital transition end. At least (or at least they're telling me), they are trying to get a splicer for KYLE and trying to provide FOX-HD to the area (albeit via Cox). The power issue is a non-issue until they're at least doing HD. Hopefully, they will be leniant with waivers for CSers such as mwesson.

BTW, I only experienced three breakups during the game tonight, and I think Roy Williams was responsible for two of them.
post #864 of 6504
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Forgot to mention, that was one impresive triple quote breakdown Sid!
post #865 of 6504
I sent an e-mail yesterday to KWKT begging (yes, literally, begging) for them to give me a waiver with the promise that I'd drop it once they started broadcasting KYLE-DT at a power level that I could receive.

Not that I expected anything different, but their reply was:

Quote:


"I sincerely wish that I could give you a waiver for FOX HD feeds on direct TV, but since the FCC rules regarding Satellite waivers do not differentiate between Analog and Digital television, a waiver would also apply to the KYLE-TV analog broadcast signal and subject us to fairness litigation from other Direct TV viewers.

By policy since we have been notified by Direct TV that they are beginning local-into-local service in the Waco-Bryan market for KWKT FOX44 within 30 days, we must decline all waiver requests within our area of dominant influence from this point in time on to be fair to all Direct TV viewers. "

I thought it was pretty interesting that D* has told them they are going up in lil within 30 days. I don't know when they received that notification, but hopefully the postponement of locals here isn't moving past that 30 days.
post #866 of 6504
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...subject us to fairness litigation from other Direct TV viewers...

I find this hard to believe since the other D* HD users in the area will be getting FOX-HD via the Houston O&O route.

In regards to the splicer, is it possible that FOX only provided one splicer per DMA? And since we live in this jacked up tri-city 90 mile DMA, we're now sol. I'm interested in hearing what foxeng has to say jag.
post #867 of 6504
Yeah I was going to ask him sometime today.... Because we really are in a grey area.

I honestly wouldnt be suprised if KYLE doesnt even know they can possibly get the splicer free.
post #868 of 6504
If any of you care heres the response from foxeng.... whoever has the inside contact with KYLE should send this to him.....

First off FOX isn't selling the splicers. They are sending them to stations free of charge. The equipment remains property of FOX though. The splicer is a properity based device. The only way you can get one is through FOX.

The only requirement for a station to receive a splicer is to be providing a 720p stream to plug into the splicer, nothing else. The 720p stream doesn't even have to have true HD on it, it can be 480 upconverted to 720 24/7. I do know that FOX is trying to get as many on line as quickly as possible and it will more than likely take until first of the year to make that happen for all of the affiliates who are eligible.

FOX owns several low power stations (mine being one of them) and we received our splicer so power level has nothing to do with it. If the station doesn't have a 720p stream up and running FOX will not ship one. It is that simple.
post #869 of 6504
What I have a hard time understanding is if FOX supplies the splicers, which we already knew they do, why didn't KYLE get one the same time KWKT did, since the installers were already in the area? Unless there is a limit per DMA of some sort for now? I wonder just what is involved with supplying the 720p stream they are talking about.
post #870 of 6504
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I got some clarification:

Network FOX considers KYLE to be a satellite/translator station of KWKT that just simulcasts. However, the FCC considers KYLE to be a full power FOX affiliate. Until they get the designation changed with FOX, KYLE is not eligible for a splicer.

I guess this is just another wonderful nuance of the translator/low power DMA we reside in.
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