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post #1681 of 2018
I noticed Todd was logging in a lot of hours last week. It also seems like Cheryl isn't her usual perky self of late. I wonder if she's one of the many not thrilled about the expanded work load?
post #1682 of 2018
Anyone catch the story on Comcast unleashing their Xfinity brand in Knoxville? It said one of the benefits was improved picture quality. But it didn't say if it was for all channels (including the starved HD channels) or just the crappy SD channels.
post #1683 of 2018
So apparently Megan Campbell is no longer at WATE. The phrasing of the "no comment" from their management reads like she was let go. Nothing against Mrs. Campbell but nice to see them come to their senses as all I ever heard about her was complaints and the way she came there in the first place was shady as well.

Now if only they could get Ken or Bob to come back.....
post #1684 of 2018
She was terrible. Nice to look at, hard to listen to. That doesn't work well when you want to hear the weather.
post #1685 of 2018
I thought she wasn't a Meteorologist since she always tried so hard to sound like one, using the same words and phrases all the time, so I was surprised to read in the NewsSentinel that she was one. Anyway, she's no big loss to me.

As of this morning sometime, Comcast is just running the weather almanac on "basic" (analog) channel 18, i.e. sunrise and sunset times plus phases of the moon along with a frozen crawler at the bottom for ads and other messages. Wonder if that means they are finally starting the transition to HD here -- or maybe it's just another, different, malfunction to add to their long history? Guess we'll find out at least a clue to the answer as the day goes on.
post #1686 of 2018
WATE 6 10 p.m. Newscast returns August 1st, 2011. The newscast will air on WBXX CW20 7 days a week from 10-10:35 p.m. WATE will also be switching to high definition broadcasts for both stations later in the fall.

http://www.wate.com/story/15082393/10-pm-news-returns?
post #1687 of 2018
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Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

Any questions, comments, suggestions and corrections are welcome

Nice list!

It's been a year since I've been with DirecTV, but I seem to remember BBC America being in HD. Do I remember that wrong?
post #1688 of 2018
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

It's been a year since I've been with DirecTV, but I seem to remember BBC America being in HD. Do I remember that wrong?

Yep, they still do not have BBCA in HD.
post #1689 of 2018
Can someone help me understand my needs for Comcast tv in Knoxville?

A friend of mine asked me if I had gotten my converter box yet. I told him I didn't need one because I thought he was talking about the converter boxes for OTA channels.

But, he said that Comcast told him he needed a different converter box or he would not be able to receive any cable channels. I assume this has something to do with a full digital conversion and the box downgrades the signal for non-HD subscribers. Is this correct?

And, when do i need one? I ask because Tuesday I seem to have lost all channels above 16 (I think it's 16...I'm not at home right now). I do not have an HD subscription or a Comcast cable box. I have a standard subscription with no cable box, running into a TiVo box.

Do I need one of these converter boxes? Is anyone else having issues in the Karns area?
post #1690 of 2018
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Originally Posted by cmcfalls View Post

Do I need one of these converter boxes? Is anyone else having issues in the Karns area?

You need a DTA (2 are included free) and it's the same price now for expanded basic as digital starter so you can get 1 digital box which has access to OD and program guide included in addition to the 2 DTAs for no additional mo. fees.
post #1691 of 2018
Cheryl Scott announced this morning that she is leaving WBIR.Her last day is Sunday,did not say where she is headed.
post #1692 of 2018
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Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

[*]I have been working on this for a while now and will try to keep it as up to date as possible for everyone. As you can probably tell this chart is derived from the official one here at AVS that Matt keeps updated regulary here. The chart is meant to be a comparison of HD channels available for providers in the Knoxville, TN/Surrounding Counties only. [*] [*]I am including Knoxville HD locals in the chart as well as the local RSNs available in Knoxville (Please note, DirecTV does carry more then the 3 local RSNs shown in the chart but only if you subscribe to there Sports Pack or Premier package and even then any pro sports on those channels are blacked out, so the additional RSNs they carry will not be included in the chart)
[*]For now I am leaving the 20 HD channels that were announced back in March 2011 for Comcast, even though they have still yet to be launched...
[*]I have included TDS Telecom in the chart because they do offer Fiber Optic based TV service in some areas of Farragut --> http://www.tdstelecom.com/tdstv/lineup.asp
[*]Any questions, comments, suggestions and corrections are welcome.[/list]

All of the Comcast marked "announced" are now active. SportSouth is now available in HD on 409 as well, so you can mark that one off.
post #1693 of 2018
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Originally Posted by MACINTN View Post

Cheryl Scott announced this morning that she is leaving WBIR.Her last day is Sunday,did not say where she is headed.

Chicago.
post #1694 of 2018
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Originally Posted by BRice16 View Post

All of the Comcast marked "announced" are now active. SportSouth is now available in HD on 409 as well, so you can mark that one off.

If you don't mind me asking which zip code are you in? I do not have the announced channels and I receive Universal HD on channel 409. I have also looked online at Comcast's channel lineups for Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Blount, Sevier Counties etc. and those lineups are all showing what we currently get in the chart and no SportSouth HD on 409...
I also know someone with Comcast in another part of town and they receive the same channels as I do.
post #1695 of 2018
I keep hearing lots of good things about AT&T U-Verse. Too bad they'll never be in my area. I'm in Powell and Frontier has the phone monopoly on us.
post #1696 of 2018
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Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

If you don't mind me asking which zip code are you in? I do not have the announced channels and I receive Universal HD on channel 409. I have also looked online at Comcast's channel lineups for Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Blount, Sevier Counties etc. and those lineups are all showing what we currently get in the chart and no SportSouth HD on 409...
I also know someone with Comcast in another part of town and they receive the same channels as I do.

37923.

I was incorrect, SportSouth is 408.
WGN America HD is 437, BigTenHD is 472, NHLHD is 477, etc.
post #1697 of 2018
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Originally Posted by BRice16 View Post


37923.

I was incorrect, SportSouth is 408.
WGN America HD is 437, BigTenHD is 472, NHLHD is 477, etc.

Interesting I don't have them maybe Comcast is doing the upgrades on a node by node basis? I know at least 2 zip codes that don't have them and there website is not showing the new channels in numerous zip codes I have tried including yours. I don't know why they would not turn them on for the entire area or at least everyone on the same headend.

Do you know how long you have had these channels active?
post #1698 of 2018
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Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

Interesting I don't have them maybe Comcast is doing the upgrades on a node by node basis? I know at least 2 zip codes that don't have them and there website is not showing the new channels in numerous zip codes I have tried including yours. I don't know why they would not turn them on for the entire area or at least everyone on the same headend.

Do you know how long you have had these channels active?

Since August 25. All of 37923 has them, been to two other houses not near mine (but still in the zip code) that do. All of 37919 has them, and I know they're out in East Knox as well. Campus is getting them, at least SportSouthHD, we pulled something from SportSouthHD off a Comcast DVR on campus yesterday.

No idea why some areas in the market wouldn't have them, that seems very odd to me. I'm just ecstatic we got SportSouthHD before football season. I've been watching it A LOT this week. That was the last SD channel I actually watched, so SD is dead to me now.
post #1699 of 2018
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Originally Posted by BRice16 View Post

No idea why some areas in the market wouldn't have them, that seems very odd to me. I'm just ecstatic we got SportSouthHD before football season. I've been watching it A LOT this week. That was the last SD channel I actually watched, so SD is dead to me now.

Thats very odd I know 37918 and 37920 do NOT have the new HD's yet. And yes SportSouth HD is a surprise to me cause it wasn't originally announced back in March on the lineup I picked up at the service center on Asheville Hwy. Hopefully we will get them soon...

I guess for now I am going to wait to mark them as available on the chart until at least I get them and other areas have them.

Fox Sports Tennessee's site is showing SportSouth as available in HD on channel 450 which I get SPEED HD on that channel... http://www.foxsportstennessee.com/pages/channelfinder/
post #1700 of 2018
I live in 37920 and I sure as wish I'd get Sports South HD before Baseball is over since the Braves are frequently on it.
post #1701 of 2018
It looks like on Zap2it.com that they are showing a Comcast Digital Rebuild Lineup that shows some changes then the original lineup I got back in March. So can someone confirm which one is correct for my chart... I still don't have the new channels

The channels marked in Red are the difference between the 2 lineups

Zap2it.com Rebuild Lineup:
285 GSN HD
287 HUB HD

289 Outdoor Channel HD
386 GMC HD
387 ID HD
388 History International HD
389 Nat Geo Wild HD
394 Tennis Channel HD
402 Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD
408 SportSouth HD
437 WGN America
472 BTN HD
477 NHL Network HD
480 HBO2 HD
481 HBO Zone HD
482 HBO Latino HD
493 Showtime 2 HD
495 Starz Comedy HD
496 Starz Kids & Family HD
497 Starz Edge HD
498 TMC HD
789 Xfinity 3D

Channel Lineup I received back in March:
289 Outdoor Channel HD
386 GMC HD
387 ID HD
388 History International HD
389 Nat Geo Wild HD
394 Tennis Channel HD
402 Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) HD (Part-time)
437 WGN America HD
472 BTN HD
477 NHL Network HD
480 HBO2 HD
481 HBO Zone HD
482 HBO Latino
483 HBO Comedy HD
486 5StarMAX HD
489 ActionMAX HD
493 Showtime 2 HD
495 Starz Comedy HD
496 Starz Kids & Family HD
497 Starz Edge HD
498 TMC HD
789 Xfinity 3D
post #1702 of 2018
I now have Sports South HD. I did not when this was first mentioned a few days back. My Tivo has no program info about it though. Usually I get a Tivo message when new channels come along, I may yet.
post #1703 of 2018
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

It looks like on Zap2it.com that they are showing a Comcast Digital Rebuild Lineup that shows some changes then the original lineup I got back in March. So can someone confirm which one is correct for my chart... I still don't have the new channels

The channels marked in Red are the difference between the 2 lineups

Zap2it.com Rebuild Lineup:
285 GSN HD
287 HUB HD

289 Outdoor Channel HD
386 GMC HD
387 ID HD
388 History International HD
389 Nat Geo Wild HD
394 Tennis Channel HD
402 Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD
408 SportSouth HD
437 WGN America
472 BTN HD
477 NHL Network HD
480 HBO2 HD
481 HBO Zone HD
482 HBO Latino HD
493 Showtime 2 HD
495 Starz Comedy HD
496 Starz Kids & Family HD
497 Starz Edge HD
498 TMC HD
789 Xfinity 3D

This is the one I have right now, with one exception. 402 is still CSS, and is only active for SEC Football and basketball games.
post #1704 of 2018
If anyone wanted a great example of how bad WVLT's picture is during live sporting events, yesterday was a good day to compare if you have DirecTV. They offered the NFL Sunday Ticket for free for the first week. I watched another game, but decided to check out the PQ on the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game done by CBS' #1 crew. The PQ was amazing. Very little macroblocking, crisp, colors jumped off the set, absolutely amazing. It's too bad our local stations have watered down the PQ as much as they have. I sure wish I could afford the Sunday Ticket.
post #1705 of 2018
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

If anyone wanted a great example of how bad WVLT's picture is during live sporting events, yesterday was a good day to compare if you have DirecTV. They offered the NFL Sunday Ticket for free for the first week. I watched another game, but decided to check out the PQ on the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game done by CBS' #1 crew. The PQ was amazing. Very little macroblocking, crisp, colors jumped off the set, absolutely amazing. It's too bad our local stations have watered down the PQ as much as they have. I sure wish I could afford the Sunday Ticket.

Yeah, it even stuck out when watching NFLRedZone on Comcast, when the Titans scored late on RedZone, I flipped over to WVLT to watch the conclusion, much, much worse.
post #1706 of 2018
As mediocre as WVLT looks now, back when they were a 1080i station they looked even worse, IMO.
post #1707 of 2018
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

It looks like on Zap2it.com that they are showing a Comcast Digital Rebuild Lineup that shows some changes then the original lineup I got back in March. So can someone confirm which one is correct for my chart... I still don't have the new channels

Do you have them yet? Spoke to my contact at Comcast who said that all zip codes should have been activated already. They've disabled remote DVR access while finishing this up, but channels should be active for all.
post #1708 of 2018
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

It looks like on Zap2it.com that they are showing a Comcast Digital Rebuild Lineup that shows some changes then the original lineup I got back in March. So can someone confirm which one is correct for my chart... I still don't have the new channels

The channels marked in Red are the difference between the 2 lineups

Zap2it.com Rebuild Lineup:
285 GSN HD
287 HUB HD

289 Outdoor Channel HD
386 GMC HD
387 ID HD
388 History International HD
389 Nat Geo Wild HD
394 Tennis Channel HD
402 Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD
408 SportSouth HD
437 WGN America
472 BTN HD
477 NHL Network HD
480 HBO2 HD
481 HBO Zone HD
482 HBO Latino HD
493 Showtime 2 HD
495 Starz Comedy HD
496 Starz Kids & Family HD
497 Starz Edge HD
498 TMC HD
789 Xfinity 3D

Channel Lineup I received back in March:
289 Outdoor Channel HD
386 GMC HD
387 ID HD
388 History International HD
389 Nat Geo Wild HD
394 Tennis Channel HD
402 Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) HD (Part-time)
437 WGN America HD
472 BTN HD
477 NHL Network HD
480 HBO2 HD
481 HBO Zone HD
482 HBO Latino
483 HBO Comedy HD
486 5StarMAX HD
489 ActionMAX HD
493 Showtime 2 HD
495 Starz Comedy HD
496 Starz Kids & Family HD
497 Starz Edge HD
498 TMC HD
789 Xfinity 3D

The only channels from those lists currently available on my TiVo are 402, 437, 472, 477, and 789.

Is everyone getting all those other channels?
post #1709 of 2018
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Originally Posted by BRice16 View Post

Do you have them yet?

Nope.
post #1710 of 2018
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Originally Posted by wvvolfan View Post

Nope.

Are you using Comcast's boxes?
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