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post #1891 of 1943
This isn't very widely known, but Fox actually delivers 2 hours of paid programming under the name Weekend Marketplace to its stations every Saturday morning. This time was formerly used to broadcast a block of cartoons marketed as 4Kids TV and is typically shown between the hours of 9 and 11 AM Central. So if the infomercial in HD was shown on KVRR and related satellites during this time span, that was actually network programming and not prerecorded like most other infomercials on local stations are.
post #1892 of 1943
Ok, that is when I saw it, so it was just a network passthrough
post #1893 of 1943
I noticed both last night and this morning ... The news on WDAY was in widescreen. The graphics looked sharp and HD, but the studio shots looked more like SD widescreen.

Anyone else see or heard about this?
post #1894 of 1943
I have Dish and also noticed the new wide-screen format on Sunday night and again tonight on WDAY.
post #1895 of 1943
Does anyone know if KVNJ-LP is still broadcasting over the air? I saw it listed on the tvfool listing for our area. So I scanned my channels on my tv but it doesn't show up. any ideas why?
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...dALLTV%26n%3d7
post #1896 of 1943
Quote:
Originally Posted by drewman21 View Post

Does anyone know if KVNJ-LP is still broadcasting over the air? I saw it listed on the tvfool listing for our area. So I scanned my channels on my tv but it doesn't show up. any ideas why?
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...dALLTV%26n%3d7

KCPM has been off the air in Grand Forks for over a year, so I'm guessing the translators are also
post #1897 of 1943
It's licensed as an analog station on channel 2. You'll need both a low-VHF antenna and to try tuning it in an analog mode to see if it's even on the air.
post #1898 of 1943
Thanks for the help. I just have the cheapo $20 antenna from monoprice. Do you have a antenna that you would suggest to try to get it tuned in?

Also is anyone having any luck tuning in the Fergus Falls Pioneer channels on 49? It popped up for me when I adjusted my antenna a bit. They seem to come in clearly most of the time for me now.
post #1899 of 1943
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Originally Posted by drewman21 View Post

Do you have a antenna that you would suggest to try to get it tuned in?

Don't even bother. KVNJ hasn't been on the air with any regularity for over 7 years. The tower they are supposed to be broadcasting from doesn't even physically exist anymore.
post #1900 of 1943
WDAY mentioned the widescreen SD on their 6:00
news and also hinted something big to watch
for in Feburary I'm hoping news in HD
post #1901 of 1943
Quote:
Originally Posted by bm10k View Post

WDAY mentioned the widescreen SD on their 6:00
news and also hinted something big to watch
for in Feburary I'm hoping news in HD

That would be awesome if the "something big to watch for in Feburary" is a full HD newscast.
post #1902 of 1943
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Originally Posted by dandeson83 View Post

That would be awesome if the "something big to watch for in Feburary" is a full HD newscast.

I will say ... The new HD weather graphics do look amazing.
post #1903 of 1943
according to directv website hd locals are coming to fargo in 2012



http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/hd/hd_locals
post #1904 of 1943
Just saw an ad on WDAY saying the news will
be in HD soon
post #1905 of 1943
Quote:
Originally Posted by bm10k View Post

Just saw an ad on WDAY saying the news will
be in HD soon

According to today's Forum they started HD news on 2/20/2012. I haven't watched it yet, but I might check it out tonight.
post #1906 of 1943
So I have an issue coming up soon that I could use some help with.

I am moving into a new apartment soon, and would like to take my current provider (Midcontinent) with me, however when I called to transfer service, Midcontinent said they could not service that building for some reason. I am assuming that the reason is Cable One has some kind of damned contract with the owners of the building.

What options do I have to get around this and get Midcontinent installed at my new location? I've already looked at the FCC's website and reviewed their ban on exclusivity contracts, but want as much ammo as possible for this fight because I will not tolerate having Cable One in my household.
post #1907 of 1943
Fargo proper is Cable None

outside of that is Midco
post #1908 of 1943
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Originally Posted by unclehonkey View Post

Fargo proper is Cable None

outside of that is Midco

The apartment I am moving to is in Moorhead.
post #1909 of 1943
weird...both say they cover Moorhead
post #1910 of 1943
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Originally Posted by Avder View Post

when I called to transfer service, Midcontinent said they could not service that building for some reason

The first thing I would do is find out the reason.
post #1911 of 1943
Just heard that Fargo's finally on the list to get HD locals from DirecTV. About flippin time!

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/hd/hd_locals
post #1912 of 1943
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Originally Posted by puck71 View Post

The first thing I would do is find out the reason.

MidCo still has to reach an agreement with the owner of the complex for access.
post #1913 of 1943
This isn't really HD news, but may be of interest. Fox Sports North added a "plus" channel this year so they can show two events at the same time. It looks like Cable One has finally picked this up on channel 14. SD, analog, but if you need a fix for your Twins/Wild/Wolves, you can try there... Should be showing the Wolves tonight...

http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/pages/fsnorth_plus/

Hopefully cable one will pick up the HD version sometime...
post #1914 of 1943
Sigh...

Stuck with Cable One until Midcontinent gets an agreement to service my building...

And you know, if Cable One actually added a few more channels and got rid of its ridiculous monthly data cap, it would actually be a pretty darn good service at this point.

And yes I am aware that nothing downloaded between midnight and 8am counts to the cap, but that does not help me when I am a big NHL fan, Cable One does not offer Center Ice, and I'd like to consider ordering the NHL Gamecenter streaming package next year to watch stuff live.
post #1915 of 1943
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpedInFargo View Post

This isn't really HD news, but may be of interest. Fox Sports North added a "plus" channel this year so they can show two events at the same time. It looks like Cable One has finally picked this up on channel 14. SD, analog, but if you need a fix for your Twins/Wild/Wolves, you can try there... Should be showing the Wolves tonight...

http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/pages/fsnorth_plus/

Hopefully cable one will pick up the HD version sometime...

For those of us that have Midco, we've had FSN Plus since about the beginning of the year. It's HD channel 639 on Midco.

(Not trying to rub it in, just letting Midco customers know they have this channel, if they didn't know already)
post #1916 of 1943
Quote:
Originally Posted by puck71 View Post

For those of us that have Midco, we've had FSN Plus since about the beginning of the year. It's HD channel 639 on Midco.

(Not trying to rub it in, just letting Midco customers know they have this channel, if they didn't know already)

Just another reason I am SOOOO glad I switched to Midco !!!
post #1917 of 1943
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Originally Posted by dandeson83 View Post

Just another reason I am SOOOO glad I switched to Midco !!!

And another damned reason I wish my building would hurry up and let Midco offer service here.
post #1918 of 1943
Hopefully the city of Fargo can allow a franchise agreement to allow Midco to enter Fargo proper sometime in the decade.

Has anyone heard anything about KCPM? They've been dark for over a year, making it a cable-only station.
post #1919 of 1943
Looks like KVLY/KXJB Now have news in HD
Should be interesting to see
post #1920 of 1943
Quote:
Originally Posted by bm10k View Post

Looks like KVLY/KXJB Now have news in HD
Should be interesting to see

I have yet to catch their HD newscast. How does it compare to what WDAY has been doing in HD?
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