Originally Posted by Bradskey
... KTXD just plain sucks.
Actually it's not just that, it's that we were told Me-TV was coming, then find out that we get the "privilege" of receiving only about half of Me-TV's schedule. People don't tune into TV Land or Antenna TV expecting to put up with this kind of junk that clearly doesn't even belong on this station.
"Sucks" may be too strong but I share the disappointment. What's on KTXD now is better than what was on it before, and I didn't expect KTXD to be all Me-TV all the time (and there are hints of a few local & regional shows to come), but they badly violated viewers' expectations by giving us only about 60% of the Me-TV schedule. Maybe they were forced to keep the religious shows, but many are also on other channels, and I can't think of any good reason to air infomercials instead of Me-TV programming even late at night. Yes, I know infomercials are guaranteed revenue, but this is the DVR era, after all.
What's worst is that, for a time, they actually had it right, with the full schedule on 47.4 & a working EPG (not only on Me-TV but also on Mexicanal on 47.3). Then they jerked the full schedule off 47.4 and made it a clone of 47.1, screwed up the frame rate on 47.4 so it's unwatchable in any event, then fixed it for about a day, then broke it again and seemingly lost interest
Even the EPG hasn't been working for over a week! Edit:
As of Monday evening the EPG is working again
Still needs to go longer than 12 hours, though.
Originally Posted by ed_in_tx
Got a backyard? Set up a FTA satellite dish and receiver. You can bypass KTXD and have it 24/7.
"MeTV is also available nationwide on free-to-air C-band satellite via AMC-1 in DVB-S format."
A big, expensive C-band satellite dish/rotor in the backyard isn't for everyone, but it could be a good alternative for those with the cash (and a nice backyard fence
). I understand one can also get PBS subchannels that KERA doesn't carry, like Create. Of course there's no guarantee that Me-TV will always remain free, but there's enough variety to make FTA satellite worth considering.