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post #61 of 954
Yes, I believe I can live with that for now, since the plan was October.
LL
post #62 of 954
Well, it's the end of the week. Today's World Cup game has now just ended. It was LIVE and in HD on KIII DT 8-1 (3-1).

So far, none of Channel 3's local affiliate programming or ABC's SD programming is being shown on their HD channel yet.

Their SD subchannel 8-2 (3-2) is also back on with the simulcast of KIII TV-3 but with no sound.
post #63 of 954
Is everyone still receiving a digital signal from KIII. I'm in Port A and am no longer getting their digital signal. I'm trying to figure out if I have a problem on my end, so I'd appreciate your responses.
post #64 of 954
Glad to see some good HD news in CC. I'm in Austin but have relatives in CC.

Anyone know if the TVGOS data is transmitted in CC, this is usually sent out by the PBS station. TVGOS is TV Guide's free program listing guide and interface. It comes in many DVD recorders, TVs, and DVRs.

My sister wants one of my Sony DHG-HDD500 HDTV DVRs but they only work with the TVGOS data. PM me if possible. thanks.
post #65 of 954
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Originally Posted by slipdc View Post

Is everyone still receiving a digital signal from KIII. I'm in Port A and am no longer getting their digital signal. I'm trying to figure out if I have a problem on my end, so I'd appreciate your responses.

I received both the HD and the SD subchannel at least from last night through Nightline all the way until around 8:50 this morning (10 minutes before GMA ended). From that point until now (around 10AM Tuesday), no KIII.
post #66 of 954
Thank you for the kiii report. I don't know why I'm having a problem with the signal in Port A. Maybe when their running DTV fulltime they will boost their signal.
post #67 of 954
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Originally Posted by slipdc View Post

Thank you for the kiii report. I don't know why I'm having a problem with the signal in Port A. Maybe when their running DTV fulltime they will boost their signal.

Yeah, and hopefully by then, they will have integrated their local programming on their HD channel.

Anyway, just thought I'd update. It's around half past noon. Both 3-1 and 3-2 are back on. The sound is back on the SD channel.
post #68 of 954
YEA!! I am now receiving 3-1 and 3-2.
post #69 of 954
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Originally Posted by gigaguy View Post

Glad to see some good HD news in CC. I'm in Austin but have relatives in CC.

Anyone know if the TVGOS data is transmitted in CC, this is usually sent out by the PBS station. TVGOS is TV Guide's free program listing guide and interface. It comes in many DVD recorders, TVs, and DVRs.

My sister wants one of my Sony DHG-HDD500 HDTV DVRs but they only work with the TVGOS data. PM me if possible. thanks.


I have the Sony DHG-HDD250 here in Corpus Christi, it picks up all grande and twc tv-guide listings. I haven't tried OTA, but I dont see why it wouldn't work.

I also talked with the local affiliates today.
CBS is hoping for fall 06 debute of hdtv
ABC is up and running OTA, waiting for TWC and Grande to sign agreements.
NBC up and running
FOX same owner as NBC has all equipment and ready to broadcast, but cant justify running equipment until the federal government makes them. He stated why bother with the expense if you dont have to.
post #70 of 954
I'm in CC and I've been lurking here a while. I have a newbie question about HDTV. I have a 2 year old Sony Grand Wega LCD projection TV. I see the posts about subchannels, but I don't know how to get subchannels over the air. My remote doesn't have a decimal point on it.
post #71 of 954
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Originally Posted by kandor View Post

I'm in CC and I've been lurking here a while. I have a newbie question about HDTV. I have a 2 year old Sony Grand Wega LCD projection TV. I see the posts about subchannels, but I don't know how to get subchannels over the air. My remote doesn't have a decimal point on it.

More than likely your TV doesn't have its own HDTV tuner integrated. You should still be able to watch HD programming from a cable box but without an external tuner, you will not be able to watch OTA.

You can always experiment however. Buy a cheap HDTV antenna at Best Buy and hook it up. Change inputs to the coax and run a auto-search. Look for NBC and/or ABC and find the HD channels that way. If you can't find them, then no tuner.

Also, you could just post the model name for your TV and someone here could tell you if it has a built-in tuner or not. If the latter is the case, then a tuner may cost you under $200.
post #72 of 954
Greetings All!!

I was pointed to this thread from a Usenet NG. Glad to find there is a local source of info. At any rate, when I read there were some signals out there besides KRIS, I picked up a $20 indoor antenna and tried it with my Sharp DLP. I was able to receive both of the KEDT and KIII signals with no problem. The KIII signal was in SD--Gazin didn't look any better! This past Saturday I was officiating a swim meet at Flour Bluff's pool when we had to postpone because of lightning in the area. I ran home and turned on the World Cup game on ABC via Time Warner. I decided to check the OTA digital signal and WOW--there was the soccer game in beautiful HD. The picture was clear as a bell.

I'm not able to see CBS or NBC' signal with the indoor antenna. I was kind of surprised because in the past, Channel 10 always seemed to have the strongest signal and was the one station I could watch in the Bluff with a pair of rabbit ears! I've had several phone conversations with their engineer about HD, and he keeps saying it's coming. I just hope it gets here before the NFL season gets underway!

Dave Clary
post #73 of 954
Thread Starter 
Dave,

CBS is using a very low power transmitter from their station for their digital broadcasts (SD only). It is very weak and in a very different direction than their main transmitter.

They are planning to install a new full power digital transmitter and antenna at their main transmitter this summer. When that occurs we should have a strong digital signal and HD.
post #74 of 954
Anyone here have any experience trying to receive the Corpus stations' HD signal from here in Rockport?

I'd like to give it a shot, but don't really want to start buying a bunch of equipment when there's no need to - yet.

Blesker - Ken
post #75 of 954
I lived in Portland and was able to pick up all 3 digital stations with an attic mounted antenna. The Radio Shack UHF Yagi on a roof mast and possibly an in line amp should pull in the signal. Check antennaweb.org and see what they recommend. The stuff from Radio Shack is returnable, so that helps.

I'm now up in the Seattle area and miss the flat, treeless tundra of the coastal bend. I'm about 15 miles from the towers here and need a rotator, really large UHF Yagi and a above average pre amp to consistently receive the signals. Of course, the payback is the 11 channels of digital OTA. I see that KIII is finally into the digital age, giving Corpus 4 stations. Hopefully KZTV will start broadcasting in HD (not just digital). I did watch yesterday's World Cup Penalty Kick session in SD because the local broadcaster suffered some kind of problem. The post game was in HD, but not the penalty kicks. So I guess sometimes even the big markets have their problems with HD.

Mark
post #76 of 954
According to the Public Affairs Manager at Time Warner Cable, as of today they have yet to be be contacted by KIII to discuss an agreement to retransmit their digital signal.
post #77 of 954
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Originally Posted by cctex823 View Post

More than likely your TV doesn't have its own HDTV tuner integrated. You should still be able to watch HD programming from a cable box but without an external tuner, you will not be able to watch OTA.

You can always experiment however. Buy a cheap HDTV antenna at Best Buy and hook it up. Change inputs to the coax and run a auto-search. Look for NBC and/or ABC and find the HD channels that way. If you can't find them, then no tuner.

Also, you could just post the model name for your TV and someone here could tell you if it has a built-in tuner or not. If the latter is the case, then a tuner may cost you under $200.

I have the Sony KF-50WE610. The ad said it had a built-in tuner, but the manual doesn't say anything about it.
post #78 of 954
It is HD Ready only. You need to get an STB.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=172282
post #79 of 954
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Originally Posted by lnyoung View Post

Dave,

CBS is using a very low power transmitter from their station for their digital broadcasts (SD only). It is very weak and in a very different direction than their main transmitter.

They are planning to install a new full power digital transmitter and antenna at their main transmitter this summer. When that occurs we should have a strong digital signal and HD.

Sorry for not saying thanks earlier...been glued to the tube the last three weeks watching the Tour de France (no HD cameras on the motorcycles )

Perhaps you or someone could explain something to me. When I look us up on antennaweb, it shows KIII as being Channel 8, and I've seen references here to Ch 8. When I tune it in on my set, I get 3.1 and 3.2. Can someone give me a short lesson on how this works?

Thanks!
post #80 of 954
Thread Starter 
All digital channels are actually broadcast on a different frequency than there analog equivalents. In the case of KIII, their analog signal is broadcast on channel 3 and their digital signal on channel 8.

The digital channels are mapped by your TV, so they appear to be on the analog frequency. The analog channel on some TVs is designated as 3-00, the first digital channel (where HDTV is broadcast, when a high definition program is available) is 3-01, and 3-02 is a digital copy of their analog programming.
post #81 of 954
Well, looks like we're getting the CW on 13-2 (6-2). I'm guessing it will be SD since most subchannels are SD. I'm not aware of any WB or UPN programming being in HD.

Just out of curiousity and wondering if anybody would happen to know. Is it at all possible for a station which has sister stations (such as Channel 6 who has KDF-FOX, KAJA-Telemundo, and soon the CW) to carry two or more HD channels on the same station? In some cities, I noticed that subchannels are sometimes being used to carry sister stations (for example x-1 is CBS, x-2 is WB, x-3 is Telefutura, etc.). But these subchannels (at least the ones I've seen so far) are always SD. The only high definition channel is x-1.

I'm just wondering if it's at all possible for x-1 and x-2 to be HD.
post #82 of 954
What's up with CBS? I haven't been able to receive their digital signal for a couple of weeks now.
post #83 of 954
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Originally Posted by slipdc View Post

What's up with CBS? I haven't been able to receive their digital signal for a couple of weeks now.

Have you tried a channel scan? Couple of weeks ago, I lost them. Did a channel scan. Got Action 10 back on 18-1 (not reading as 10-1 for some reason).
post #84 of 954
Thanks for the tip. I had been doing the channel scan in 'add-on' mode and for some reason wouldn't add 18-1. Using channel scan from scratch, CBS returned.
post #85 of 954
Here's a question regarding KRIS -- does anyone know their local number to their . . . broadcast booth . . . I don't know the correct term?

The reason I ask. It's 9:12PM, watching law & order, and it's being shown in 4:3 SD. They do this all the time and it drives me crazy! Usually about halfway thru the show, all of a sudden it's in 16:9 HD.

It's not my TV or setting or receiver, I've noticed this problem on 3 different tv's/monitors, using an OTA receiver, a digital cable box, and a built-in HD tuner.

There has to be somebody at KRIS not doing something right. I've tried a switchboard number, but there's no one there when you're watching Saturday Night Live late on a Saturday night.

Anyone else notice this?

I've noticed it especially during primetime when there's some kind of weather warning. As soon as KRIS throws up an overlay showing a map with the affected counties, a 16:9 program will switch to 4:3. I'm guessing the overlay is 4:3 so their broadcast gets forced into 4:3 mode. But when they take the overlay down, the program doesn't get switched back into 16:9 for several minutes or more, almost like somebody forgot to switch it back.

Comments?

EDIT: Ha! Here it is 9:34 PM and now it's in 16:9
post #86 of 954
You're right, Tommy. It is also irritates me that KRIS does this. I noticed this watching Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I, too, would like to know who to talk to about this.

Now, if only KEDT would fix their transmission. My TV locks the aspect ratio on anything over 480p, so everything on 16-1 looks stretched. The only email I received from them says something about how they have to mix local and national programming, but there is nothing that addresses the problem.

Inyoung, any more info when CBS begins full HD?

stooge0120, too bad Fox won't do HD yet. Man, I want to see some football in HD. And "24" also.

I was wondering if anybody gets what I call stuttering in the picture on KIII-HD 3-1. I've noticed that sometimes it seems that when there is quite a bit of movement, the picture seems to lose frames, but the sound is fine. It only happens on this station.
post #87 of 954
Yes, I have noticed the "stuttering" on 3-1. I'm glad you mentioned it; I thought there was something wrong with my TV. I see that KRIS has started a sub-channel CW-plus.
post #88 of 954
As of today, there is no agreement between KRIS and Time Warner to rebroadcast the new CW network. So if I want to watch that, my options are to (1) buy a HD tuner box with a DVR to go with an OTA antenna or (2) switch to DirectTV with their OTA antenna and receiver box.

Any comments as to either choice? And any suggestions for a good tuner with DVR? (I don't need another DVD player)
post #89 of 954
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Originally Posted by kandor View Post

As of today, there is no agreement between KRIS and Time Warner to rebroadcast the new CW network.

I don't have cable. But I do have it at work. So what's with the watermark on KWDB 23? "CW premieres in September 2x (don't remember the date exactly...somebody with TW cable confirm please)".

CW on 6-2 (13-2) is currently test pattern.
post #90 of 954
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Originally Posted by Tommy T. View Post

Here's a question regarding KRIS -- does anyone know their local number to their . . . broadcast booth . . . I don't know the correct term?

The reason I ask. It's 9:12PM, watching law & order, and it's being shown in 4:3 SD. They do this all the time and it drives me crazy! Usually about halfway thru the show, all of a sudden it's in 16:9 HD.

It's not my TV or setting or receiver, I've noticed this problem on 3 different tv's/monitors, using an OTA receiver, a digital cable box, and a built-in HD tuner.

There has to be somebody at KRIS not doing something right. I've tried a switchboard number, but there's no one there when you're watching Saturday Night Live late on a Saturday night.

Anyone else notice this?

I've noticed it especially during primetime when there's some kind of weather warning. As soon as KRIS throws up an overlay showing a map with the affected counties, a 16:9 program will switch to 4:3.

Wow. At least Ch. 6 shows the warnings. Last I checked, Ch 3 didn't show any warnings. At least during ABC-HD broadcasts. The warnings did show up during syndicated programming (like Maury and Judge Judy).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommy T. View Post

I'm guessing the overlay is 4:3 so their broadcast gets forced into 4:3 mode. But when they take the overlay down, the program doesn't get switched back into 16:9 for several minutes or more, almost like somebody forgot to switch it back.

Comments?

I don't watch a lot of Ch. 6. But I did notice it a couple of times during my viewings of Jay Leno and Conan. My guess. Somebody is falling asleep at the HD/SD switch. What I notice about Channel 6 is that when they are doing it right, they switch to SD/analog mirror whenever they go to commercial break (even during national ads) and back to HD when the program continues. Whenever this doesn't happen, one of two things happen. Either they come back from commercial break and the rest of the show is in 4:3 SD, or they'll go to commercial break and we won't see any local ads (I notice the ads running on analog 6 but not on DT-13).
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