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post #2371 of 2643
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Originally Posted by HDFinder View Post

I would do another feed but I just don't think I have room. 3-coax, two 16-4 speaker feeds and a phone line.

If its a mater of getting internet from one part of the house to another part of the house, you could use a wireless router.

Mike
post #2372 of 2643
Yep, I already have a router. The ONLY reason I would keep the cable modem where I have my DSL modem is because DirecTV requires a hard wire connected to the box if you want to integrate the receiver into your network. I may just abandon the DirecTV networking and place the router in a place that's easy to place it. My receiver seems to fail when I attempt to view pictures via my laptop across the network anyway so it's basically useless to keep it connected.
post #2373 of 2643
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Originally Posted by HDFinder View Post

Yep, I already have a router. The ONLY reason I would keep the cable modem where I have my DSL modem is because DirecTV requires a hard wire connected to the box if you want to integrate the receiver into your network. I may just abandon the DirecTV networking and place the router in a place that's easy to place it. My receiver seems to fail when I attempt to view pictures via my laptop across the network anyway so it's basically useless to keep it connected.

DirecTV does have wireless solutions. They have the drivers for several wireless adapters built into the DVR software.

http://www.directv.com/viivDownloads...sionFinal2.pdf

Have you considered upgrading to whole house DVR service? They will give you a SWiM dish, so you will only have a single line to each receiver, including DVR's. That will free up a coax for you to use for an antenna. The internet is connected via a DECA adapter at your router, giving internet access to all your receivers. It only works with HD receivers/DVR's. I replaced all mine with HD (even on my two SD TV's.) So now I can share recorded programming on all four receivers. I used the extra coax in my wall (now unused by DirecTV) to distribute an antenna feed to two of my HDDVR's.
post #2374 of 2643
KCVU went out sometime last night. It's back on this morning, but only in SD/480i. Anyone else experiencing this problem?
post #2375 of 2643
...and now KHSL's acting up. It's a bad day to be a football/baseball fan.
post #2376 of 2643
I live in Redding and I'm having the same problem it sucks. I thought it was my antenna. They better fix this before the Radiers and Niners game this afternoon.
post #2377 of 2643
It looks like Dish N. has blocked the Falcons vs Eagles game for the sat channel KCVU. And the OTA KCVU is in SD. Wow.

Hopefully I'm wrong about my statement. I do see the game on the SD sat channel KCVU. Since KCVU OTA is in SD there is a good chance that the HD feed for FOX in down.
post #2378 of 2643
I don't think it's Fox; I think it's KCVU. The channel's in 480i on my TV.
post #2379 of 2643
KCVU has been SD since it dropped dead in the middle of the Giants game last night as far as I can tell . Anybody know what happened? Hoping for HD Giants tonight.
post #2380 of 2643
Yah, it's KCVU. It went out on my in-laws Dish, at work on Charter, and at my house on DirecTV.
post #2381 of 2643
Looks like we're still stuck with SD for tonight's game. KCVU is 0-2 so far in the NLCS.
post #2382 of 2643
Any updates? Has anyone gotten a hold of the engineering department at KCVU to find out what's going on?
post #2383 of 2643
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Originally Posted by AKAWalrus View Post

Any updates? Has anyone gotten a hold of the engineering department at KCVU to find out what's going on?

I've emailed them in the past. They don't respond.....
post #2384 of 2643
I called yesterday and left a message. Called a few times today, and the line was (not surprisingly) busy.
post #2385 of 2643
I talked to KCVU this morning. Was told an encoder failed for KCVU. As a tempory fix, they shut down Telemundo (30-1) and used that encoder for KCVU (20-1). This TV (20-2) is also down. Telemudo encoder is 480i. New equipment was ordered this morning and they hope to have it Tuesday. There's an outside chance it will be installed by Tue Afternoon for NLCS game # 3. Was told Wedesday for sure.

Ed
post #2386 of 2643
Thanks for the detailed update Ed. Crossing fingers for tomorrow afternoon.
post #2387 of 2643
Yep, thanks Ed. Nice to know what is going on.
post #2388 of 2643
Me, three. Thanks for the info.
post #2389 of 2643
readers may find this article helpful in knowing what is happening with wireless HDTV IP.

http://www.edn.com/article/510530-Th...onnections.php

Of course it begs the question as to why you would want to have "less than full HDTV", go to great effort and cost to make it work then perhaps pay monthly for it when it already exists and you can have full HDTV for free? But hey, I have a bit of bias on the topic.

That said, I even use wireless for near HDTV signals in certain situations. If you are wanting to view internet based playback from say ABC.go.com I have found that dedicating a g/n router to one laptop (i5, win 7, 4 gigs, unshared 1 gig video memory and using Firefox) for play back works the best.

For me, I will hold out for HDbaseT (wired HD over CAT5e/6 cable with IP routing) as the OTA alternative to HDTV but we will see what CEA and the consumer (if given a choice) favors.
post #2390 of 2643
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Originally Posted by Redding Delivery View Post

I talked to KCVU this morning. Was told an encoder failed for KCVU. As a tempory fix, they shut down Telemundo (30-1) and used that encoder for KCVU (20-1). This TV (20-2) is also down. Telemudo encoder is 480i. New equipment was ordered this morning and they hope to have it Tuesday. There's an outside chance it will be installed by Tue Afternoon for NLCS game # 3. Was told Wedesday for sure.

Ed

Ed,

This is a real disaster for KCVU. I hope that everything goes in their direction to get this fixed. I have to admit, I'm spoiled on HD. Good luck KCVU! Even in SD the ball game is worth watching.
post #2391 of 2643
I see that KCVU is back to normal. 720p HD channelfor KCVU, and 480i SD channel for "This". Got my fingers crossed.
post #2392 of 2643
KCVU's HD went out for a few minutes (starting at about 5:49 pm) during game one. Not sure what happened.
post #2393 of 2643
Dang is KCVU still no HD for game 2??
post #2394 of 2643
I had HD on my end, fierrpawz. Comcast in Oroville.
post #2395 of 2643
I also had it in HD in Redding - Antenna
Ed
post #2396 of 2643
I couldn't get it via antenna last night. Seemed like it was at a lower power. Could get it via cable though at work....
post #2397 of 2643
OK it looks like I am only getting the analog signal on 38. Where is the digital signal in Redding? What am I doing wrong here?

I have KHSL, KRCR, KNVN, KIXE all in 8VSB DTV and all pushing HD programing.

KCVU is on 38, ATV, 720x480 NTSC locked at 100% no SNR.

Should I be looking somewhere else?
post #2398 of 2643
I've got KCVU in HD on UHF20. The game looks great. KCVU's signal is weak compared to the other local networks. I have a big antenna aiming at Cohasset where the transmitter for KCVU resides.

It is hard to say why you are not getting the signal for UHF20. What kind of receiver are you using?
post #2399 of 2643
Well I think this is my problem:
K38FQ Anderson (Analog signal for Redding) duh.

I currently have my antenna facing SW, was the best signal for 38. All the Bally signals still came in strong. I am NW Redding, just a bit west of Shasta HS, my backyard looks at it. Any ideas which way I should aim for the 20.x channel? I am about +5 deg from where the Direct TV dish was pointed, using the same mount.
post #2400 of 2643
No receiver, just the TV tuner, a Vizio 55"
Monoprice HDA-5700 for an antenna.
Of course the only time I care enough about broadcast TV is that the Giants are in the WS.
We are pretty much a Netfix only household with some OTA and Internet supplement.
So to get the DTV signal I have to aim to Cohasset from Redding? I am thinkin my lil antenna will have a problem with that.
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