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post #151 of 1537
WGHP is HD ready. Our splicer is installed and is working.
post #152 of 1537
Charles-
Whatever you do, DO NOT CUT THE RED WIRE!...:D
post #153 of 1537
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by foxeng
WGHP is HD ready. Our splicer is installed and is working.
Congratulations, I guess the fact that the install happened on the scheduled date and was completed with no problem means you DO know what the hell you're doing. :)

Now you have to resist the temptation to "accidently" put the demo tape on a loop overnight to impress your friends. If I could only get Bob to let me know ahead of time the next time he accidently puts it on.
post #154 of 1537
WTNZ Knoxville digital uhf 34 (analog 43) has been broadcasting in 720p for around a month now.

Charles
post #155 of 1537
KSAZ DT Phoenix is now back to 480p. Boooo.
post #156 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by bdfox18doe
Charles-
Whatever you do, DO NOT CUT THE RED WIRE!...:D
But I LIKE cutting the red wire! :D
post #157 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by CPanther95
Now you have to resist the temptation to "accidently" put the demo tape on a loop overnight to impress your friends.
That is easier than you think. After spending all day looking at the same loop over and over and seeing the same football plays and seeing the aliens move over New York and Jon Bon Jovi knocking on Ally McBeal's door over and over, you kinda long for something else! But that darn channel changer doesn't seem to work on that TV though! Oh well. Just have to wait for September just like everyone else.:(
post #158 of 1537
Thread Starter 
Still some NFL cities missing from the list. Any confirmation one way or the other on any of these?

NFC:
Atlanta (O&O)
New Orleans

AFC:
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Jacksonville [confirmed NOT 720p yet]
Nashville
Kansas City (O&O)
post #159 of 1537
Nashville is owned by Suckclair,I mean Sinclair.
This might never happen.
post #160 of 1537
CP95, on your list, it is WJW, not WWJW.
post #161 of 1537
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by foxeng
CP95, on your list, it is WJW, not WWJW.
I guess the concept of 2 W's in a row is hard for Browns fans to comprehend. :)
post #162 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by stsrep
Nashville is owned by Suckclair,I mean Sinclair.
This might never happen.
I believe that is true for Pittsburgh too. Does this mean that there will be a block of cities that are have nots when all this begins in the fall?:confused:

How can that be? Are there no rules provided by the head of the network that all must follow?
post #163 of 1537
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Originally posted by wstanko
I believe that is true for Pittsburgh too. Does this mean that there will be a block of cities that are have nots when all this begins in the fall?:confused:

How can that be? Are there no rules provided by the head of the network that all must follow?
If your affiliate has a digital signal on the air, you will probably see HD from them in the fall. The CBS affiliate in my home market is owned by Sinclair and they have been passing the network HD feed since late 2000, at full power since 2001.

In answer to your second question, unless it was written into the affiliation agreement, the network can't make the affiliate do squat.

PS: You might want to search the forum for recent posts re: Sinclair and their attitude toward HD.
post #164 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by wstanko
I believe that is true for Pittsburgh too. Does this mean that there will be a block of cities that are have nots when all this begins in the fall
Unfortunately it appears an "alternate" source for you Pittsburgh folks is the Fox affiliate in Johnstown, who is the Fox affiliate for those of us in Central PA. (Real Central PA, not Harrisburg)

Last I knew WWCP wasn't planning on having anything ready to go this fall but is planning for a May 2005 turn-up of full power and HD. Perhaps that plan has changed recently with big Fox picking up a lot of expense with the splicing system. It would be nice if they could speed it up to at least try to get the Superbowl in HD.
post #165 of 1537
I notice KOKH-Oklahoma City is nowhere on your listing. I e-mailed them last week to ask when they plan to have HD up, but have heard nothing from them. I let them know that having no HDTV broadcast from them will adversely affect my viewing of their broadcasts.
post #166 of 1537
Word on the street is that WZTV (Nashville) will be HD by Sept 12 (or whatever the date is). No word on a power increase though.

-Reagan
post #167 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by spwace
If your affiliate has a digital signal on the air, you will probably see HD from them in the fall.
I beg to differ. Just because they have a digital signal (as eventually required by the FCC) does NOT necessarily mean they will pass HD by fall. Our Fox affiliate will likely not have HD this fall, and I'm not sure when, if ever, they will. They continue to refuse to answer my e-mails and hard copy mail asking for an answer to that question.
post #168 of 1537
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Originally posted by bierboy
I beg to differ. Just because they have a digital signal (as eventually required by the FCC) does NOT necessarily mean they will pass HD by fall. Our Fox affiliate will likely not have HD this fall, and I'm not sure when, if ever, they will. They continue to refuse to answer my e-mails and hard copy mail asking for an answer to that question.
Well, I work for a Fox affiliate, and I'm telling you that Fox is intent on getting HD on the air everywhere they can. They are footing the bill for the splicer and as long as your affiliate can get a 720p stream into their transmitter, you will see HD in the fall.
post #169 of 1537
Don't get me wrong (and I hope I AM wrong). I believe most Fox affiliates do want to go HD. That's most; not all. It's just that our affiliate refuses to respond to polite inquiries that lead me (and others) to believe they don't care a bit about moving to HD. I'll believe it when I see it. (Maybe you could put in a good word - affiliate to affiliate. Or maybe at least find out what they are doing?)
post #170 of 1537
I was told several months ago that WBFF in Baltimore (channel 45) is going HD this fall. I was told this by an employee at WBFF when I called to inquire about getting a waiver when Directv puts the fox channels up.

Scott
post #171 of 1537
For those in the DC area, the installer is driving to DC as I type this. WTTG will be ready on Friday.
post #172 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by CPanther95
If I could only get Bob to let me know ahead of time the next time he accidently puts it on.
You must be thinking of that other FOX affiliate here in town..;)
post #173 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by bierboy
Don't get me wrong (and I hope I AM wrong). I believe most Fox affiliates do want to go HD. That's most; not all. It's just that our affiliate refuses to respond to polite inquiries that lead me (and others) to believe they don't care a bit about moving to HD. I'll believe it when I see it. (Maybe you could put in a good word - affiliate to affiliate. Or maybe at least find out what they are doing?)
I'd like to help, but I have no pull at any other station and damn little at my own.
post #174 of 1537
Dave Budwash at WAGA (ch 27) here in Atlanta just let our local HDTV group know the latest info:
'We have just installed new encoding equipment and are receiving training on it today. Tomorrow we will get our HD switching equipment and we will be testing it over the next few weeks. At this time we are discontinuing the 5-1 stretch and we are upconverting everything to 720p. '

My tuner confirms that they are broadcasting in HD. Thanks Dave!

Tom
post #175 of 1537
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by CPanther95
Network Ranking (% of Affiliates)
HDTV[list=1][*]PBS - 68.5 %[*]NBC - 53.7 %[*]ABC - 50.9 %[*]CBS - 39.5 %[*]FOX - 8.6 % (Fall 2004)
[/list=1]
In case any of you are watching these percentages/rankings on the first post, NBC was bumped from 49.8% to 53.7% because in today's Olympics announcement they state they have 124 HDTV affiliates (231 total) previous data showed 115.
post #176 of 1537
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Originally posted by foxeng
For those in the DC area, the installer is driving to DC as I type this. WTTG will be ready on Friday.
foxeng,

Your info is very valued. Thanks! It's good to know things like this about my own local. Our 720p started being picked up recently, so now to know the splicer will be here and ready on Friday. Maybe I'll have to load up with coffee and watch WTTG-DT 24-7 looking for the HD test / demo loop!

;)
post #177 of 1537
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by BigDaddyRoy
foxeng,

Your info is very valued. Thanks! ;)
If we take up a collection, I know that if we give the Mayor of Greensboro a pack of chewing tobacco and a couple Goody's Headache powders, we can have foxeng Knighted. He'll be Sir foxeng. (within the city limits) :)
post #178 of 1537
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Originally posted by Carl Romanik
KTVU - San Francisco is 720p. Don't know about the splicer.
Really?? Is this a recent thing?? I tied watching 24 in HD, but it never
came in. So I just kept watching it on my RePlay. I'll haven't checked
it in a while, I guess I'll check when I get home!!
post #179 of 1537
They are sending out 720p, but are just upconverting everything from 480 for now. Real Fox HD starts in the fall.
post #180 of 1537
Quote:
Originally posted by Carl Romanik
They are sending out 720p, but are just upconverting everything from 480 for now. Real Fox HD starts in the fall.
Thanks for the quick reply!!
BTW, I live in Freakmont too!! :)
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