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post #5821 of 6141
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Is anyone seeing KDHU-LD 7 on the air?

- Trip

Yeah, religious Jewish stuff.
post #5822 of 6141
Jewish? Really? Any sign of a network name?

- Trip
post #5823 of 6141
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Jewish? Really? Any sign of a network name?

- Trip

Well, they had Jewish stuff yesteday, but now it says "Daystar." Either way, I'm deleting it again lol
post #5824 of 6141
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Originally Posted by andy416us View Post

Well, they had Jewish stuff yesteday, but now it says "Daystar." Either way, I'm deleting it again lol

Good to hear about Daystar diversifying. Normally it's Christian programming.
post #5825 of 6141
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Good to hear about Daystar diversifying. Normally it's Christian programming.

Yeah, the owner has to pay off those who were gonna make his affair public
post #5826 of 6141
Anyone know why the 3rd hour of the TODAY show is cropped to a 4x3 picture the last few days on KPRC? Are they having an issue when they record it (since it is not live in Central time)?
post #5827 of 6141
New format for 21.1
post #5828 of 6141
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Originally Posted by ggmorton View Post

Anyone know why the 3rd hour of the TODAY show is cropped to a 4x3 picture the last few days on KPRC? Are they having an issue when they record it (since it is not live in Central time)?

Could be...26 had an oops last night when Bones came on....I was watching it off 29.1 KVHP out of Lake Charles (was on 29.2 watching Jeopardy and was tuning down)....went to 26 via DISH and there was a FOX test screen (showing 4x3 and 16x9) and test tone up for almost a minute...then the feed came on but at letterbox...it finally went full screen 16x9 after another minute...

BUT is Today fed to CT from NBC delayed or does the NBC stations record it??? I THINK its fed from NBC myself..I'll check with KBMT (they have NBC on 12.2)
post #5829 of 6141
Channel 55 has started simulcasting 55.1 on its previously blank 55.4. The channel identifies as "MiCasa" on the PSIP data stream. Two guesses what language will be on 55.4 once it starts airing its own programs.
post #5830 of 6141
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Originally Posted by Gridlock Joe View Post

The channel identifies as "MiCasa" on the PSIP data stream. Two guesses what language will be on 55.4 once it starts airing its own programs.

Bashkir for sure...
post #5831 of 6141
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Originally Posted by Gridlock Joe View Post

Channel 55 has started simulcasting 55.1 on its previously blank 55.4. The channel identifies as "MiCasa" on the PSIP data stream. Two guesses what language will be on 55.4 once it starts airing its own programs.

Second guess is Kazakh. Winner?
post #5832 of 6141
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Originally Posted by andy416us View Post

Bashkir for sure...

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Originally Posted by newsman View Post

Second guess is Kazakh. Winner?

So close.

Looking at their website, it appears they may be in English... "The network targets English dominant speaking Hispanics who grew up in America. Mi Casa Broadcasting will feature a number of English-language shows aimed at second-and third-generation acculturated Hispanics (those who identify themselves as both Hispanic and American)."
post #5833 of 6141
http://houstondtv.wordpress.com/2010...t-maintenance/
http://www.facebook.com/11news#!/11news?sk=wall

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Some of you have called to asked about our overnight signal. Our signal tower is undergoing maintenance. This affects people who receive our signal over-the-air and satellite dish customers. Due to the maintenance those specific viewers will unable to see our over-the-air signal from midnight to 5am through Friday. If this affects you, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


The signal died after Jeopardy so Jeopardy didn't get cutoff at midnight. But I record Craig Ferguson so no joy there...
post #5834 of 6141
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

Could be...26 had an oops last night when Bones came on....I was watching it off 29.1 KVHP out of Lake Charles (was on 29.2 watching Jeopardy and was tuning down)....went to 26 via DISH and there was a FOX test screen (showing 4x3 and 16x9) and test tone up for almost a minute...then the feed came on but at letterbox...it finally went full screen 16x9 after another minute...

BUT is Today fed to CT from NBC delayed or does the NBC stations record it??? I THINK its fed from NBC myself..I'll check with KBMT (they have NBC on 12.2)

No worries, I found my issue with the aspect ratio. Someone () changed my TV setting and it squishes NBC differently that other channels.
post #5835 of 6141
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Originally Posted by kwg View Post

The signal died after Jeopardy so Jeopardy didn't get cutoff at midnight. But I record Craig Ferguson so no joy there...

I record Craig as well..direct from KFDM in Beaumont (well it IS closer to me I'll have to check 11 tonight on the DISH and see if they are going off at 12:05..Luckily KFDM plays the Late Late Show at 11:35...I usually just record the 1st 35-40 mins....that gets me thru the monologue and the 1st guest (usually the better one)...I think Craig would be an eventual GREAT replacement for Letterman when he decides to retire...I feel Ferguson would beat Leno (As Geoff would say "In your pants"!! ) I find his show funnier than Letterman....
post #5836 of 6141
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I find his show funnier than Letterman....

Me too! I always thought he would be better than Letterman or any of them for that matter.
post #5837 of 6141
Universal Sports has moved to 39.3 in preparation for Antenna TV's debut on 39.2. There is a slide up on 39.2 announcing Antenna TV.
post #5838 of 6141
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

BUT is Today fed to CT from NBC delayed or does the NBC stations record it??? I THINK its fed from NBC myself..I'll check with KBMT (they have NBC on 12.2)

In general, NBC delay's Today so that all hours air at the same local hour as the original East Coast, live feed. Local stations with the capability can record all or parts and run them at different times.
post #5839 of 6141
I now am getting something on all 6 sub channels of KVQT - Mixed cultures and languages
post #5840 of 6141
KNWS 51.1 has flipped to Azteca América under new call letters KYAZ.
post #5841 of 6141
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Originally Posted by Gridlock Joe View Post
KNWS 51.1 has flipped to Azteca América under new call letters KYAZ.
Spanish, right? I can now remove it from my favorites list.
post #5842 of 6141
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Originally Posted by newsman View Post

Spanish, right? I can now remove it from my favorites list.

With 57.1 already gone English, looks like a 1:1 swap ...never did find much on 51 that was worth viewing anyway.
post #5843 of 6141
I have a question about antennas in the Spring/Imperial Oaks (77386 zip code). I currently have a Terk HDTVa sitting up in my attic. It serves one TV and I get all of the channels. However, splitting the signal to feed a second TV kills the signal strength.

Do I just need to have a separate antenna to feed the second TV or is there another antenna I can get, like the CM3016, that will be able to feed both sets? I would like to keep it in the attic, as I do have ample room available.

According to TV Fool (goo.gl/dqDy4) I am approximately 41 miles from the transmitters.
post #5844 of 6141
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Originally Posted by cDrow View Post

I have a question about antennas in the Spring/Imperial Oaks (77386 zip code). I currently have a Terk HDTVa sitting up in my attic. It serves one TV and I get all of the channels. However, splitting the signal to feed a second TV kills the signal strength.

Do I just need to have a separate antenna to feed the second TV or is there another antenna I can get, like the CM3016, that will be able to feed both sets? I would like to keep it in the attic, as I do have ample room available.

According to TV Fool (goo.gl/dqDy4) I am approximately 41 miles from the transmitters.

The Terk you have is only rated for UHF reception...surprised its working on VHF at all...The CM3016 is a better bet as it covers VHF and UHF with more gain (I never really trust anything from Terk personally)...However, you dont need anything that goes below RF7..one of the newer 7-51/69 antennas would be smaller and fit in the attic better (CM and Wineguard both have them)...HOWEVER, note you lose up to 12db of signal going through the walls/roof depending on construction. Why not go with an outside antenna? Federal law allows you to put one up regardless of HOAs or deed restrictions..
post #5845 of 6141
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

The Terk you have is only rated for UHF reception...surprised its working on VHF at all...The CM3016 is a better bet as it covers VHF and UHF with more gain (I never really trust anything from Terk personally)...However, you dont need anything that goes below RF7..one of the newer 7-51/69 antennas would be smaller and fit in the attic better (CM and Wineguard both have them)...HOWEVER, note you lose up to 12db of signal going through the walls/roof depending on construction. Why not go with an outside antenna? Federal law allows you to put one up regardless of HOAs or deed restrictions..

The HDTVa does have rabbit ears, so I am able to pick up those in the Hi-VHF. The main reason to go in the attic versus outside is aesthetics, but I can install it outside if it becomes an issue.

Thanks for the tips. I'll research the 7-51 antennas as it looks like all of the stations fall in that range.
post #5846 of 6141
Another episode of "The Pioneers of Television"; series premiere this year--this one covers Sci-Fi folks like Roddenberry (Star Trek), Irwin Allen (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants...cough cough, NOT his best work ...and other shows and movies!) AND of course Rod Serling (Twilight Zone, etc)!! Should be a good one.....

7PM on KUHT Tuesday night..

The original episode of this series covered Sarnoff, RCA, Armstrong (pioneer of FM radio who fought Sarnoff and eventually committed suicide...FM course was used as the audio for analog TV) and more...if you can catch it, it is an excellent romp through the first days of TV (the experiments, testing, etc)..

Also they have another great series about NASA....10PM tonight (Monday) is a repeat of the original episode...covering Gemini...dont know why they skipped Mercury! Next episode covering Apollo is on Wednesday at 7PM--set your DVRs!
Personally, the best one done on NASA and the space race was on PBS about 2 decades ago....Called "Space Flight" with Martin Sheen as the narrator. They changed the final episode after the Challenger incident and covered it extensively as well as the return to flight..
Wish they would make an updated version of it (was 4 episodes).

And a sidenote; caught an EAS Required Weekly Test (RWT) on KUHT last week...crawl ran ok but no audio....never heard the duck farts; no program audio either...hmmm
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post #5848 of 6141
I taped "Space Flight" on PBS May-Jun 1987 (had gotten 1st VCR in Mar that year). As most T120 blank tapes were c. $7+ each back then I used EP speed on the 4 episodes (and ended up with them scattered across 3 different tapes vs all consolidated on one).

"Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio" was a Ken Burns item, first airing Jan 29, 1992 featuring Armstrong, De Forest, and Sarnoff. Someone else is producing this more-recent "Pioneers of Television" series. The next episode (of 4) features Westerns.

Seems like KLRN 9.1 here runs things 1-hr behind many other PBS stations in the Central Zone.
post #5849 of 6141
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Originally Posted by WA5IYX View Post
I taped "Space Flight" on PBS May-Jun 1987 (had gotten 1st VCR in Mar that year). As most T120 blank tapes were c. $7+ each back then I used EP speed on the 4 episodes (and ended up with them scattered across 3 different tapes vs all consolidated on one).

"Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio" was a Ken Burns item, first airing Jan 29, 1992 featuring Armstrong, De Forest, and Sarnoff. Someone else is producing this more-recent "Pioneers of Television" series. The next episode (of 4) features Westerns.

Seems like KLRN 9.1 here runs things 1-hr behind many other PBS stations in the Central Zone.
Same here.....had the 1st run on different tapes...for the redo (where the 4th episode was redone after Challenger and the inquiry, etc), I put it all on one tape. I need to see if its available on DVD now (and get a copy of the "Empire:Radio" as well) My 1st VCR I bought back in 1983 iirc...split Panasonic version where you carried the recorder/playback unit using a shoulder strap and with the camera with the famous 10pin plug, you had a portable cam!!! I got mine for cost from a local dealer...he had ordered 3 for one guy who then never came and picked them up...had put a small down payment on them! The dealer showed me his invoice and said I could have it for that....~$1400...had to get a bank loan as I was only 18 at the time...had paid cash for my car; yeah dumb!...the loan officer at the bank gave me a "tilted" look when I told him that!

Now that KUHT is in HD on DISH, I love it
post #5850 of 6141
N5TX in 1980 had one of those two-piece Panasonic items at the CSVHFS Conference in Colorado Springs (he "let" me take some shots of him there with it). I still use the tuner part of that 1987 ($300) Emerson VCR for VHF NTSC TV-DXing (check YouTube). The impetus for getting it was discovering that "Fredericksburg" had a Ch 2 allocation with many applicants. 6 months later LPTV K02MX came on and persisted (in malfunctioning form) for a while after the full-power item began programming in early Aug 2000. See
http://home.swbell.net/pjdyer/fred-2.htm for that "saga".
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