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post #2461 of 2643
The local stations still think that most people watch SD TV. I don't think thats true anymore. Just checked the Best Buy web site and didn't see any SD TVs for sale. I did see quite a few small 720P TVs for under $200.

Mike
post #2462 of 2643
Not to beat a dead horse, but are the locals any closer to syndicated programming in HD? KNVN has made some progress in this regard, but with no more than four of their shows (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!). All their other HD-produced syndies, like Regis &. Kelly, remain in SD several months after the addition of HD syndicated shows.

HD syndies are non-existent on all the other locals, though, including KRCR, which advertises (advertised?) "ET in HD."

Also, who's likely to be first in the "race" for HD local news? KRCR?
post #2463 of 2643
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Originally Posted by AKAWalrus View Post

Also, who's likely to be first in the "race" for HD local news? KRCR?

I dought that it will be KRCR, they can't afford to boost the broadcast wattage to a resonable level.

Mike
post #2464 of 2643
Comcast customer in Oroville here. KCVU's HD feed on channel 702 is down. Instead, I'm getting 480i/4x3. Anyone else having this problem?
post #2465 of 2643
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Originally Posted by mikemaxj View Post

I dought that it will be KRCR, they can't afford to boost the broadcast wattage to a resonable level.

Mike

I talked to one of the KRCR reporters about going to HD once. He was carrying an HD camera. He said it will likely be years. Although they are buying HD cameras now, none of their studio cameras or equipment supports HD. The cost to replace it all will keep it out of reach for a while....
post #2466 of 2643
Good News:

DIRECTV to Offer Local Channels in 190 Markets
DIRECTV to Offer Local Channels in 190 Markets Including 16 Additional Markets in HD

More than 99 Percent of U.S. TV Homes will have Access To Local Channels from DIRECTV by End of 2011

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DIRECTV, the world's largest pay TV provider, will roll out HD local channels in 16 additional markets, beginning this summer. Of the new markets, 15 will receive local channels from DIRECTV for the first time. By the end of 2011, DIRECTV will offer local-channel access to 99 percent of U.S. TV homes, covering 190 markets across the country, including local HD in 174 of those markets. The new HD markets are:

• Alexandria, La. • Jonesboro, Ark. • Billings, Mont. • Lake Charles, La. • Chico-Redding, Calif.*(*SD locals already available) • Panama City, Fla. • Elmira, N.Y. • Parkersburg, W.Va. • Great Falls, Mont. • Quincy, Ill.-Hannibal, Mo.-Keokuk, Iowa • Greenwood-Greenville, Miss. • St. Joseph, Mo. • Hattiesburg-Laurel, Miss. • Utica, N.Y. • Jackson, Tenn. • Yuma, Ariz.

"We're thrilled to expand our footprint by launching HD locals in these additional markets," said Derek Chang, executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development for DIRECTV. "With the expansion of our local-channel service to more than 99 percent of TV homes across the country by the end of this year, we'll become an even stronger competitor in these communities."

For customers who live within each new market, DIRECTV will deliver HD programming from the primary broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW — where available. Eligibility for local channels is based on service address within certain designated-market areas, as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc.

To receive DIRECTV's HD local programming, customers must have HD-compatible equipment. Current HD customers will continue to pay a $10 fee to access their HD programming, allowing them to see their local channels along with DIRECTV's lineup of national HD channels available in their particular base programming package.

Customers can visit directv.com to learn more about the full complement of DIRECTV's HD programming lineup including existing channels, new channels, details on equipment required for HD services, and updates on when the markets will launch. If customers need to upgrade their equipment, they can also call 1-800-DIRECTV.

http://investor.directv.com/released...leaseID=567980
post #2467 of 2643
That is great news Bill. When they do add HD LiL's, some will make a move to them. I hope D* uses fiber to the uplinks, unlike E*.
post #2468 of 2643
Yippee! My Dish contract is up in January, perfect timing! Now I can switch back to DirectTV and dump this POS Dish Network!
post #2469 of 2643
About D*** time Directv adds HD locals!
post #2470 of 2643
I'll believe it when it happens.

Mike
post #2471 of 2643
Someone I know will be on the CBS Evening News tomorrow, and I get to watch it in SD with ugly artifacts on the top of the screen. Thanks, KHSL!
post #2472 of 2643
I was informed today that the CBS Evening News will be in HD starting tonight at 6:30.

Ed
post #2473 of 2643
Good to know, Redding Delivery. Thank you!
post #2474 of 2643
Just did a Channel scan on my Tivo and came up with KGEC 26-1 thru 26-4 digital.
Looks like
26-1 = KGEC
26-2 = Tuff-TV
26-3 = My Family-TV
26-4 = NASA-TV
Anyone know when KGEC went digital?

Ed
post #2475 of 2643
Redding Delivery,

I discovered it two days ago. I guess it's been in digital for about a week.

I get a signal at around 76%.
post #2476 of 2643
Was watching NASCAR on fox tonight when the picture went from HD to SD for no reason that I could see. I realy thought we were done with, the switch in the wrong position, thing.

Mike
post #2477 of 2643
So my budget forced me to cancel cable a few weeks back, and I haven't had any TV since. I'm looking to get a decent antenna, but I don't know what I should be looking for.

I live in South Oroville, so I'm relying on far-off signals. I'm not sure what kind of translators currently serve Oroville.

What I do know is that before I got cable (February, 2009), the roof antenna I had at the time only allowed me to receive KHSL, KCVU and sometimes KRCR. I never received KNVN and KIXE until I got cable.

What, if anything, can I do differently this time to make sure I at least get all the major broadcast networks? Is it out of the question where I live?

I tried consulting AntennaWeb and TVFool, and they only made me more confused.
post #2478 of 2643
Since MyNetworkTV is no longer a TV network, what are the chances of KRVU dropping MNTV and nabbing The CW from KHSL?
post #2479 of 2643
Wildbill129
so here is the scoop. There has been nothing preventing DirecTV from broadcasting local HD from KRCR-TV ABC except DirecTV for many years now.
There has been an agreement since September, 2009, and HD ABC programming has been available off air since at least 2007 if not 2004.
Read the message that you sent with that knowledge, and you will find that the placement of "where available" key word does not indicate that they will offer local HD from every local station that broadcasts in HD. Rather it is that DirecTV has decided they are not deploying the hardware needed to the Chico/Redding market or that it is not worth the satellite bandwidth and thus it is "not available".
Dish has all network locals in HD already up and running.

Ray
post #2480 of 2643
June 15, 2011 KRCR will be changing the sub-channel programming for off air viewers.
You will see the addition of MeTV (7.2) and a place holder for Live Well network (7.3).
ABC HD programming will continue on as 7.1

We are running a crawl once every hour which is being broadcast only on sub-channel 7.2 indicating that programming on that sub-channel will change next Wednesday. If you see this crawl, while watching on cable or satellite, please let us and them know.

From past experience, it will be important for off air viewers to do a full rescan of their receivers in order to display sub-channel information correctly shortly after the 10:00 am change.
post #2481 of 2643
AKAWalrus

K15CX will be converted to digital in the near future. Do you see that from your location now?
Any classic wedge shape VHF/UHF combo antenna, should work however Oroville sits in a low lying geographical area and it is difficult to get clean signals into that area.

When you check on TVfool, you should be able to get stations that are -65 dBm or greener that do not have "c" codes.

I have seen impressive results from Antenna Direct C-5 for VHF only service, if you were to add an antenna to separate and fine tune your UHF and VHF antenna pointings instead of rotating the single combo.
post #2482 of 2643
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray4x4x4 View Post

Wildbill129
so here is the scoop. There has been nothing preventing DirecTV from broadcasting local HD from KRCR-TV ABC except DirecTV for many years now.
There has been an agreement since September, 2009, and HD ABC programming has been available off air since at least 2007 if not 2004.
Read the message that you sent with that knowledge, and you will find that the placement of "where available" key word does not indicate that they will offer local HD from every local station that broadcasts in HD. Rather it is that DirecTV has decided they are not deploying the hardware needed to the Chico/Redding market or that it is not worth the satellite bandwidth and thus it is "not available".
Dish has all network locals in HD already up and running.

Ray

Ray,

I'm fully aware that agreements have been in place for years and this is DirecTV's issue and not KRCR's. The message I forwarded is a press release from DirecTV. The announcement is also on their pending HD locals page here:

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/hd/hd_locals

99% of all DirecTV HD markets carry the four major carriers, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox...I can't imagine ours will be much different.

I'm confused as to what you are trying to say.........I'm just happy we are finally going to get them.
post #2483 of 2643
Wildbill129
Basically what I was trying to say was that I will believe it when I see it happen.
For four years DirecTV was falsely stating that HD was not available in the Chico market.
For as many, they also had it listed either as coming that year or coming soon.

There are two elements that may contribute to making this year different. One is that they are moving the location of their receive site in the market. The other is that retrans is up for negotiations this year.

As past experience is a great indication of future behavior, I am very skeptical that they will will bring HD to all markets without also getting the same Congressional deal that Dish/Echostar got.
post #2484 of 2643
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray4x4x4 View Post

Wildbill129
Basically what I was trying to say was that I will believe it when I see it happen.
For four years DirecTV was falsely stating that HD was not available in the Chico market.
For as many, they also had it listed either as coming that year or coming soon.

There are two elements that may contribute to making this year different. One is that they are moving the location of their receive site in the market. The other is that retrans is up for negotiations this year.

As past experience is a great indication of future behavior, I am very skeptical that they will will bring HD to all markets without also getting the same Congressional deal that Dish/Echostar got.

I was under the impression that directv didn't carry the locals in HD due to bandwidth issues and the need to launch additional satellites to bring more locals online.
post #2485 of 2643
I noticed, while watching golf this weekend, that the D* US Open network feed for KNVN was comming off of the satelite. I guess that means we will get the locals in HD soon.

Mike
post #2486 of 2643
DirecTV is now broadcasting the local channels in HD.

Mike
post #2487 of 2643
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemaxj View Post

DirecTV is now broadcasting the local channels in HD.

Mike

Mike,

Is it all of them? That's good news!
post #2488 of 2643
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildbill129 View Post

Mike,

Is it all of them? That's good news!

I am getting all of the locals including PBS in HD. About time D*! Been waiting 3 years.
post #2489 of 2643
I'm gettting ABC, PBS, CBS, NBC, and Fox in HD. Not getting any of the sub channels except for 10 ( same as 12-2). 10 is not HD. 21 is also not HD.

As a side note, while watching TV last night, I noticed that the drop outs when I got behind the broadcast were gone. I believe that is because D* broadcasts HD in MPEG-4 and the D* tuners handle MPEG-4 better than MPEG-2.

Mike

Correction: 10 isn't working any more.
post #2490 of 2643
I noticed today that DirecTV had the CW network on 10. It is not 12-2. It is the CW from Reno, NV.

Mike
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