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post #3001 of 3734
Yes. CBS has a dedicated college sports cable channel now (CBSC)

DirecTV carries CBS College Sports in HD.
post #3002 of 3734
Please call into comcast and complain they should be offering it in HD if it was broadcast in HD to begin with.
post #3003 of 3734
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Originally Posted by kingranch51 View Post

Please call into comcast and complain they should be offering it in HD if it was broadcast in HD to begin with.

if you're referring to the tcu-utah game, comcast does not carry the HD channel which the game aired on. calls for comcast to carry cbs college sports in hd would be helpful for the future (maybe byu-afa this saturday) but this wasn't comcast airing the sd feed on the hd channel. only the sd channel is offered on comcast in utah.
post #3004 of 3734
Yeah what I was getting at is if they shot the game in HD then comcast should offer it in HD,like direct TV. So call and complain to Comcast. I dont care to much about getting the BYU Air Force game in HD as I will be there.
post #3005 of 3734
i'll be there too, actually. but i record each game and transfer it to my pc, take out the commercials and keep the games for later viewings. i called comcast earlier and they said they had no plans to show it in hd. you're right, though. comcast should offer every channel they have in hd. i just don't know if they have the bandwidth right now and i'm sure cbs cs is low on their priority list. i heard that we'll be getting a bunch of new hd channels at the beginning of the year. all i need left for my sports viewing is cbs cs, espnews, espnu, big 10 network, and the mtn HD (when available).
post #3006 of 3734
I say the MTN tries to go back to ESPN then it wont be an issue.
post #3007 of 3734
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Originally Posted by bigpatky View Post

i heard that we'll be getting a bunch of new hd channels at the beginning of the year.

Has anyone been hearing anything else about which new HD channels we might be seeing on Comcast within the next few months?
post #3008 of 3734
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Originally Posted by glenlantz View Post

Has anyone been hearing anything else about which new HD channels we might be seeing on Comcast within the next few months?

I haven't heard anything, but MSNBC and CNBC are both in HD now. I'm hoping Comcast will add them to the lineup in time for the Olympics in February.
post #3009 of 3734
on a related note, comcast just bumped up their internet capability to 50 Mbps here in Utah. I could be wrong, but it seems that increased internet speeds from the cable companies has come around the same time as new HD channels. hopefully we'll see new channels soon.
post #3010 of 3734
Anybody know what just happened with the Jazz/Mavs game?
post #3011 of 3734
Any idea when Comcast will roll out the digital reclamation process (Project Calvary) in Utah. They have finished in the Pac Northwest, Chicago etc.

Not really looking forward to it as I like to not have a box for every TV in the house.

jb
post #3012 of 3734
When was the last time Comcast added any HD? Three months ago?
post #3013 of 3734
This thread seems kinda dead...anybody in SLC watch TV anymore?

Does anyone have trouble getting Azteca (ex. Channel 66) in Digital, on channels 25 and 39? They appear to have some problem with their PSIP, which makes them show up with no audio/video on some sets. Can you list your TV make/model, if so?

Also, has anyone gotten the "audio-only" (radio) channels on 3ABN, channel 26?
post #3014 of 3734
unfortunately, i don't do OTA and I use comcast who won't give me any more channels! still love hd though
post #3015 of 3734
Ken, why does KSL Olympic HD look full of motion artifacts? The tiling is pretty awful on both the off the air digital repeaters down here in SGeorge and off DISH Network. I'm assuming it's because your 5.2 and 5.3 channels are starving 5.1. My son in law who works in LA television and knows what he's looking at, says they look pretty clean down there. Couldn't KSL consider turning off 5.3 when something worthy of top notch presentation quality, such the Olympics, is on the air?
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Originally Posted by kenglish View Post

Does anyone have trouble getting Azteca (ex. Channel 66) in Digital, on channels 25 and 39? They appear to have some problem with their PSIP, which makes them show up with no audio/video on some sets. Can you list your TV make/model, if so?

Also, has anyone gotten the "audio-only" (radio) channels on 3ABN, channel 26?

I tried with my Samsung STB, a DTBH260F, and channels 25 and 39 work fine. I can't pick up anything on 26, however.
post #3017 of 3734
We haven't seen any significant problems with 5-1 here. The 5-3 is very low bit-rate, and has the lowest priority in the stat-muxing.
The 5-2 Universal Sports is priority 2, and might suffer a bit against 5-1 when the HD needs maximum BW.
HD gets the highest priority.

I wonder if there are some problems upstream from St. George. We know there has recently been an antenna problem, I think at Beaver Dam. One of the Cable companies has complained, but won't let our tech enter their building to check their signals.

DISH Network and DirecTV get a direct fiber-optic feed of our analog SDTV signal, and take an off-air feed of HDTV, at the local POP (Point-of-Presence) in west Salt Lake City. The same feeds go to both carriers.
post #3018 of 3734
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Originally Posted by bmorrison View Post

I tried with my Samsung STB, a DTBH260F, and channels 25 and 39 work fine. I can't pick up anything on 26, however.

26 comes from Foothill Blvd at 2100 South, and 32 comes from Lake Mountain, west of Provo. So, they'd be a problem if your antenna is pretty directional and facing Farnsworth (where all the other SLC DTVs come from).
post #3019 of 3734
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Originally Posted by kenglish View Post

This thread seems kinda dead...anybody in SLC watch TV anymore?

Does anyone have trouble getting Azteca (ex. Channel 66) in Digital, on channels 25 and 39? They appear to have some problem with their PSIP, which makes them show up with no audio/video on some sets. Can you list your TV make/model, if so?

Also, has anyone gotten the "audio-only" (radio) channels on 3ABN, channel 26?

Interesting -- on my Hitachi Model #P50T501A, I receive neither channels 25 nor 66. I do pick up 10, 20, 26, and 32 (ch 32's SNR is low so my TV can't decode the signal). 26 has audio.

With my Samsung DTBH260F, I do not get 10, 20, 32, or 66. I do, however, get 25.

No 39 anywhere.

Same splitter feeding both from my Channel Master StealthTenna.
post #3020 of 3734
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Originally Posted by jbarm View Post

Any idea when Comcast will roll out the digital reclamation process (Project Calvary) in Utah. They have finished in the Pac Northwest, Chicago etc.

Not really looking forward to it as I like to not have a box for every TV in the house.

jb

I am also wondering this. It is happening soon because last time I called Comcast the rep said I needed the DTA's and she sent me two. Also my HDHomerun now picks up the expanded basic over QAM where it did not before. I have heard it won't last so I don't want to bother manually adding them to Media Center if they will just go away. I want to pick up the Ceton tuner and this transition might push me to do it.
post #3021 of 3734
I want to know if anyone (KENGLISH?) has any idea if cache valley will be getting CW30 or ION16 anytime soon (or not?)

... OR any other channels?

Free TV RULES!

EDIT:

Last night I was playing with my DTVpal and found SIGNAL (strong) on 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, But no services. They have 2 or 3 subs. Has anyone seen anywhere else, and could it mean "more in the future"?
post #3022 of 3734
Those channels are all licensed to Logan (Cache County), and should be on the air. Maybe your receiver is not getting a good enough signal to make sense of them, but still "finds" the signal. I don't know why it would show them as "strong", though.
post #3023 of 3734
Anybody out there in cache valley watching OTA, what are your channels?

In nibley, ut, here's my TVfool info:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...b7c854115d5faf
post #3024 of 3734
Thanks for responding!

Wish I knew who to talk to in the valley who knows more than "pay comcast, like I do!"
post #3025 of 3734
SL Trib had an article today confirming that Comcasts analog reclamation project (World of More/Project Calvary) is starting up in Utah.

Basic facts:
1. Expanded Basic analog is going away.
2. Analog channels above 22 or so will eventually be turned off.
3. To get the Expanded channels you will need a set top box of some sort (HD box, cheap Digital Tuning Adaptor (DTA) that is not HD or On Demand capable or normal full featured digital adaptor -- or cable card capable device like a TIVO HD).
4. Each household will get 2 or 3 DTA's for 'free' as part of the sub. HD boxes will cost more.
5. Reclamation will start in northern Utah and move south. End date in the fall.
Based on other areas, they will turn off the +22 level analog about 3 or 4 months after the transition starts. In the interim they may decrypt some QAM channels for a while.

Result will be room for more HD channels -- though most likely they will be ones I will never watch (Home Shopping HD anyone?).

The article has some funny errors in it -- see if you can spot the obvious one.

But it has pics of the DTA.

jb

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14492226
post #3026 of 3734
"WORLD OF MORE"

Thats funny, I don't care who you are.

WORLD OF MORE money for comcast in the future.
post #3027 of 3734
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Originally Posted by Vegas_Vic View Post

Anybody out there in cache valley watching OTA, what are your channels?

In nibley, ut, here's my TVfool info:

Here's a list from my website of the translators licensed to Logan, many of which look to be on your list there:

http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?mktid=265

- Trip
post #3028 of 3734
Thanks.. as you can see my selection is limited but I can also get Franklin County to the north. (that causes a lot of repeats on my RCA Box!)
K17II-D is not broadcasting, I don't expect ch 12 to come back, and there's "the valley channel" showing up as 26 - it has no info on my DTVpal or any other tv or box. It just shows up as "DTV"

Also, CH 2 KUTV is supposed to be broadcasting TVGOS, but they are showing NO INFO on the DTVpal guide. The best information I get is for 3.1/3.2 (it sometimes goes out 4 days) and the 11's (BYU) at 48 hours. So, am I getting TVGOS or EPG info? how can I tell the difference?
post #3029 of 3734
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Originally Posted by Vegas_Vic View Post

Thanks.. as you can see my selection is limited but I can also get Franklin County to the north. (that causes a lot of repeats on my RCA Box!)

http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?mktid=293

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K17II-D is not broadcasting,

Thanks.

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I don't expect ch 12 to come back,

The station has been bought by an owner who is actively trying to get KUTF back on the air, if possible.

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and there's "the valley channel" showing up as 26 - it has no info on my DTVpal or any other tv or box. It just shows up as "DTV"

It's apparently KCVB-CA. I've added listings for it. Thanks.

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Also, CH 2 KUTV is supposed to be broadcasting TVGOS, but they are showing NO INFO on the DTVpal guide. The best information I get is for 3.1/3.2 (it sometimes goes out 4 days) and the 11's (BYU) at 48 hours. So, am I getting TVGOS or EPG info? how can I tell the difference?

I'm not sure. The TVGOS may not be able to handle the fact that the stations are all on different channels, or the translators may not be passing the guide data. I'm not sure that there's a way to tell which you're looking at, unless someone else has an idea.

- Trip
post #3030 of 3734
Rescanned Comcast with my HDTV QAM tuner last night...

Confirmed that the digital versions of the expanded basic channels (like ESPN, Disney etc) are now unencrypted clear QAM signals.

I only have an analog expanded channel package at the moment, so it is interesting to see how much clearer the digital channels are. No unencrypted HD channels though (other than the locals which were never encrypted).

This is what has happened in other markets during the transition. They will eventually be encrypted again when the transition is over.

jb
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