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post #3211 of 3734
I don't know if they still send SDTV to any analog translators via 13-1, or not. That was the original purpose....old converters would revert to the "-1" subchannel in an outage.

They might just be, like most stations, afraid to play with their PSIP...you never know how it will affect some of the receivers. We have several stations here that don't change it...one has four subs, but puts the same EPG across all of them, one has changed channels around, but has never re-titled them (and has no EPG),...

There's a Spanish LD that won't work on some sets...I think it's a PSIP issue, but I wonder if they would be afraid to touch it. (I think they do not map the PCR PID to their video, only to their stream). Some sets just say "No Video/Audio" or "Data Service".
post #3212 of 3734
I also noticed that 2.2, some of the time, has PSIP and TVGOS for "THIStv", not whats on. I wonder if they''ll fix this and when. Really annoying when THIS has a good movie, but 2.2 is really showing Dr. Phil.

Would that channel with 4 subs and the same EPG be 20, KMTW? When I saw it they had 4 subs all showing the same thing. I got that station ONCE in cache valley, maybe a fluke I havn't seen it again.
post #3213 of 3734
Yeah, it's channel 20. When I was typing, I was thinking like I was on a general thread...not just SLC, so I didn't mention names.

I think Azteca needs some PSIP work or something. Half the TVs get them, half don't. I wonder if they could play on one channel (like 25) and keep the other (39) until we see what happens.
post #3214 of 3734
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

...would be more confusing.

- Trip

KSTU is just plain ol' confusing as it is.
post #3215 of 3734
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Originally Posted by Vegas_Vic View Post

I also noticed that 2.2, some of the time, has PSIP and TVGOS for "THIStv", not whats on. I wonder if they''ll fix this and when. Really annoying when THIS has a good movie, but 2.2 is really showing Dr. Phil.

KUTV is working on that issue.

Tribune is having a really hard time realizing that KUSG 12.1 and KUTV 2.2 are one and the same.

We send them the program info and expect them to duplicate it on the KUSG PSIP and the KUTV 2.2 PSIP, but they usually don't.
My TiVo which gets its guide from Tribune not PSIP, also has regular THIS! programming all day.

TiVo and DirecTV are also having issues with the coverage area of KUSG 12.1 and KUTV 2.2.
According to them, we can get 12.1 up here in the Salt Lake Valley.
No, the transmitter for 12.1 is in St George.

DirecTV is also messing with the OTA tuners for KUSG/KUTV 2.2.
I don't know what they are doing, but I can't tune either most of the time.
They aren't scannable tuners, but database driven.
I don't know what frequency DirecTV is saying 2.2 is on, but it isn't 34 like it's supposed to be.
Probably telling the tuner it's on 2, or 9 (actual KUSG frequency), or maybe even 12.


Jerry
post #3216 of 3734
I much preferred ThisTV 24/7 rather than the mutant hybrid that MyUtahTV is now. I wish there was a way to see THIS and MYUtahTV seperated.

Sounds like a change in programming can create a real mess for the various program guides. I WISH we could get the signal from ST George, don't they have the RTV affiliation in Utah, on KCSG? I couldn't get St George / Cedar city on Tropo!
post #3217 of 3734
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Originally Posted by huberjgl View Post

DirecTV is also messing with the OTA tuners for KUSG/KUTV 2.2.
I don't know what they are doing, but I can't tune either most of the time.
They aren't scannable tuners, but database driven.
I don't know what frequency DirecTV is saying 2.2 is on, but it isn't 34 like it's supposed to be.
Probably telling the tuner it's on 2, or 9 (actual KUSG frequency), or maybe even 12.
Jerry

It has been driving me nuts over the past year or so that they list(ed) everything everything available in the state as being in the Salt Lake City area. I was tired of countless channel 18s and 12s and so on. Even channel 10 in Vegas used to be there.

Just ran another setup this morning, and the only odd-ball that came back was FOX13 (13-1) was listed as K10PND.
post #3218 of 3734
For those of you who watch the show on KSL-TV, or listen on CBS Radio, "Music and the Spoken Word" will be inducted in to the "National Radio Hall of Fame" on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

KSL Radio (102.7 FM and 1160 AM) will carry the live Westwood One network broadcast, beginning at 8:00 PM. This will be broadcast live from WTTW in Chicago.

http://www.radiohof.org/
post #3219 of 3734
Anybody else having problems again with KTVX lip-sync on comcast?
post #3220 of 3734
I noticed that my TV won't tune 11.4. Only 11.1-3 show programming. Here's what I found at the KBYU website: KBYU 11.1 is going HD.

Quote:


To prepare for the HD switch, KBYU Eleven will be making some changes to the channel's broadcast on its digital transmitter beginning at 12:30pm on Monday, Nov. 1.
KBYU Eleven will remain on channel 11.1, BYUtv will continue on channel 11.2, and the Create channel will move to 11.3.
Beginning Nov. 1, the Spanish and Portuguese channel BYUtv International will be available in Utah on local cable systems or online at byutvint.org. For more information, cable subscribers are encouraged to contact their cable provider.

No clue is given as to what will happen with 11.4: will it go silent, or will they put other programming there?
post #3221 of 3734
If there was going to be programming on 11-4, I think they'd have mentioned it.

Also, reading the larger announcement, it sounds like both 11-1 and 11-2 will be in HD (dual 720p?). I've updated RabbitEars to reflect these future changes.

- Trip
post #3222 of 3734
Thanks for the input, Trip.
11.4 is showing as "create" and no service. 11.3 shows "create". I won't miss BYU-international. I'll only be watching 11.1 and 11.3.
post #3223 of 3734
I noticed that 19-1 KPDR is on the air, last night. Didn't seem to have much in the way of PSIP, so no call letters, no audio, and it would not read in to a scan. I have had 19 (RF)-1 programmed in for months, so it will come in after several seconds.
Looked like they might just be testing...running a banner ad over high school football video.
post #3224 of 3734
Too bad they have to be on the east side of the valley. I don't want to end up having an antenna farm on my mast.
post #3225 of 3734
press release about kbyu/byutv transition to HD

http://kbyutv.org/about/press/releas...essRelease.pdf

Quote:


KBYU Eleven and BYUtv Make the Switch to HD
Starting this December, KBYU Eleven and BYUtv will switch to a high-definition (HD)
broadcast format. This will result in a crisper, clearer picture for an overall enhanced viewing
experience. To prepare for this change, the stations will be making technical upgrades throughout
the month of November. These changes may impact viewing:
To prepare for the HD switch, KBYU Eleven will be making some changes to the
channel's broadcast on its digital transmitter beginning at 12:30pm on Monday, Nov. 1.
KBYU Eleven will remain on channel 11.1, BYUtv will continue on channel 11.2, and
the Create channel will move to 11.3.
Beginning Nov. 1, the Spanish and Portuguese channel BYUtv International will be
available in Utah on local cable systems or online at byutvint.org. For more information,
cable subscribers are encouraged to contact their cable provider.
During the month of November, KBYU Eleven engineers will be testing various new
systems in preparation for the change to HD, and some viewers may see periodic changes
to the picture quality on their sets. Viewers should consult their owner's manual for
specific instructions on how to adjust the picture or contact KBYU Eleven.
Viewers who currently use an antenna to watch television will be able to watch KBYU
Eleven and BYUtv in HD starting Dec. 1. For most of these viewers, television sets and
set-top convertor boxes will make the change automatically. However, some viewers may
need to rescan their set's channel lineup.
Cable companies and satellite providers may also choose to offer KBYU Eleven and
BYUtv in high definition. Viewers are encouraged to contact their cable or satellite
provider for more information.
For additional information, contact KBYU Eleven Viewer Services at 1.800.298.5298 weekdays
during business hours or visit kbyueleven.org/about and click on Viewing Instructions.
post #3226 of 3734
KPDR is supposed to be up on Ensign Peak, north of the Capital. That leaves Univision (32 at Lake Mountain) and 3ABN (26 on the east bench) as the other odd directions.

I wonder if KBYU has thought about having BYUI go up on the FTA satellite, Galaxy 19 Ku, along side the ethnic and niche channels with Globecast WorldTV?
post #3227 of 3734
If anyone is interested, KUCW is operating at about 10% power, due to an amplifier failure on Wednesday afternoon.
Good thing that they keep a turkey loaf in the fridge up there...their engineer got to have a little bit of Thanksgiving with his friends on Farnsworth Peak.
post #3228 of 3734
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Originally Posted by kenglish View Post

If anyone is interested, KUCW is operating at about 10% power, due to an amplifier failure on Wednesday afternoon.
Good thing that they keep a turkey loaf in the fridge up there...their engineer got to have a little bit of Thanksgiving with his friends on Farnsworth Peak.

How much to charter the helicopter?
Or did KSL give him a ride with the shift change?


Jerry
post #3229 of 3734
It was probably Thursday morning....I think they said he had to rent a snow cat. Shift change is on Tuesday mornings.

I wonder if the translators in Elko held up OK. The guys who were running for office over there seemed to think it's just a "walk in the park" to go fix those. One guy they were running against almost died in a snow cat accident this year.
post #3230 of 3734
Has KBYI gone HD yet? I'm not at home to check..
post #3231 of 3734
KBYU 11.1, 11.2, and 11.3 are still SD as of this moment.
post #3232 of 3734
For a least a few days, I no longer can receive Channel 5 or 30. Missing 5 is a big deal. Do you think it is because of all the snow on my roof (I have an attic antenna)?

Thanks.
post #3233 of 3734
Most likely. UHF frequencies are attenuated by snow more than VHF. While you didn't really see much of those issues prior to the analog shutoff (with most of the channels being in the VHF band, you're more likely to see those issues now that they are in the UHF band.
post #3234 of 3734
Channel 30 (KUCW) has been operating at 10% power for a week or so...since the day before Thanksgiving. Their final (tube) amplifier blew up and is waiting for parts.
Yesterday morning, the Inter-stage Power Amp (IPA) lost it's power supply, so they are off the air entirely. They are going up this afternoon to fix the low-power IPA section. Parts for the full-power amp are due Monday.
post #3235 of 3734
Looks like KBYU 11-1 and BYU-TV 11-2 are transmitting in 720P.
post #3236 of 3734
KUCW is back on. Just saw a commercial asking, "How much Fecal Weight are you carrying?.

I guess they could have stayed off a little longer.
post #3237 of 3734
I saw in Thursday's Salt Lake Tribune, that the local papers will no longer provide a Sunday TV Section to subscribers, unless you go on-line and specifically request it.
Starts today.
post #3238 of 3734
Actually, it started yesterday...not last week.
(Gotta quit trying to read the small newspaper print when I've been up since 2:30 AM!)
post #3239 of 3734
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Originally Posted by kenglish View Post

Actually, it started yesterday...not last week.
(Gotta quit trying to read the small newspaper print when I've been up since 2:30 AM!)

Quit taking the paper.
post #3240 of 3734
So, January 1 has come and gone, and No "AntennaTV" network on FOX13, yet.
http://www.antennatv.tv/ says Fox13 will start AntennaTV in "Early January". Has anyone got any more info they can share?

(It is supposed to be on Comcast too, channel 106 temporarily, and 111 permanently - can anyone confirm if it's on cable yet?)
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