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post #241 of 4949
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Originally Posted by tsduke View Post

There is a member in here that works for KCRG, but he hasn't posted in a few weeks. I keep hopin he will pop in and update us on the dropouts. They do seem a touch better, but it's still quite annoying.


I think we have solved the dropout issues. It has been good all last week and I have not noticed any issues so far this week.

Sorry for the late response but I did not recieve any email notification that something was being posted in my subscribed thread. My bad for not checking earlier since I was suprised nobody had posted in awhile.

KirkTV
post #242 of 4949
[ I did not recieve any email notification that something was being posted in my subscribed thread. My bad for not checking earlier since I was suprised nobody had posted in awhile.

KirkTV[/quote]

ive been de-subscribed several times from this and other lists myself -- I'm not sure why, however.
post #243 of 4949
KCRG has been better lately. Hopefully whatever you did solved the issue. Thanks Kirk
post #244 of 4949
Kirk-

Where did the problem end up being at?
post #245 of 4949
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Originally Posted by Dick Owens View Post

Sorry to hear you folks are still having problems with the Mediacom feed. Do me a favor and send me your addresses so that I can give some specific info to Mediacom.

Email me at "dickw4rno@gmail.com " (the Raycom email is down).

Thanks,

Dick

Dick-

E-mail sent. I just provided my street name, since my street is only a block long, I'm sure the whole block is on the same link.

Keep us posted.

Thanks!
post #246 of 4949
I'm still getting the audio dropouts on KCRG.
post #247 of 4949
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Originally Posted by CR_Client View Post

Dick-

E-mail sent. I just provided my street name, since my street is only a block long, I'm sure the whole block is on the same link.

Keep us posted.

Thanks!

Of course, since the weather hasn't been too terrible lately, I haven't had too many issues. Last night was clear over Mediacom until about 2 minutes befor ethe end of L&O when some monkey started fiddling with the feed to down-rez it for the news. That dun pissed me off, but otherwise, no big problems, since there was no bad weather.
post #248 of 4949
Anyone else still getting the audio dropouts on KCRG HD?
post #249 of 4949
Thread Starter 
I didn't notice them last weekend when I was home. Finally got my parents setup with my old Samsung Sir-T165 receiver. Did notice an odd behavior with KCRG, though. Whenever we tuned to it, the box would restart. Sort of reminded me of when IPTV was testing with 5 subchannels. Once it reboots it is fine...well, until you tune away and come back again. I just told them to tune into Desperate Housewives early.
post #250 of 4949
EXACTLY - was just going to post the same behaviour as kcObsn - for me, was Sunday afternoon - when changing channels, got to 9-1, and 9-2, my 165 also did a reboot/restart. More changes in PSIP? Once I got it, didn't notice any dropouts, but wasn't paying that close of attention either.
post #251 of 4949
My Samsung model SIR-T351 tuner seems to be handling 9-1 and 9-2 all right, so it could be one of those frustrating generational issues.
post #252 of 4949
I have been using my Voom box and OTA antenna, and I've had no problems except for what appear to be ocasionally weather related pixellations. Very infrequent, and haven't had any problems at all for some time.
post #253 of 4949
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Originally Posted by dline View Post

My Samsung model SIR-T351 tuner seems to be handling 9-1 and 9-2 all right, so it could be one of those frustrating generational issues.


well - I just picked up a 360 and lucked into a 4200a. I'll see what they do tonight - after dealing with KGAN and my LG last summer, I'm always a little scared what I'll actually get when I try to tune a station.
post #254 of 4949
I noticed a few video/audio glitches on KCRG late in Housewives. They were minor but lasted a couple of minutes or so.
post #255 of 4949
Bummer.... Medium was SD tonight.
post #256 of 4949
Thread Starter 
I'm pretty much 98% sure it's a 165 problem for the lockups. We had the same problem in Des Moines when adding 8-2. It appeared that the change in PSIP data wasn't picked up by some Dish receivers and users lost the channel for a while. The fix to find the channel back was to turn to the actual physical channel and let the receiver eventually find the PSIP. I might try that trick when I go home again on Monday.
post #257 of 4949
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Originally Posted by hdtvincr View Post

Bummer.... Medium was SD tonight.

Huh? Was HD in the Quad-Cities (OTA).
post #258 of 4949
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Originally Posted by bierboy View Post

Huh? Was HD in the Quad-Cities (OTA).

I didn't check it OTA in CR, but via QAM through MediaCon, I noticed that Medium was in SD on 7.1 last night.
post #259 of 4949
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Originally Posted by bierboy View Post

Huh? Was HD in the Quad-Cities (OTA).

That's what I figured. I suspected it was a KWWL problem since I didn't see anything about problems nationally, but didn't want to accuse unnecessarily.

So what happened Dick?
post #260 of 4949
Yep, no Medium in HD in Iowa City through KWWL (Mediacom). It's funny my wife never used to care about HD, but Medium is her favorite show and when she saw it wasn't in HD she got pretty mad. I love converting people to the HD revolution.
-Rod
post #261 of 4949
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Originally Posted by dornitram View Post

Yep, no Medium in HD in Iowa City through KWWL (Mediacom). It's funny my wife never used to care about HD, but Medium is her favorite show and when she saw it wasn't in HD she got pretty mad. I love converting people to the HD revolution.
-Rod


Sorry Medium lovers.

We slipped up on this one in Master Control.

Hopefully you will get a chance to see this episode in HD during the reruns!
post #262 of 4949
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Originally Posted by Dick Owens View Post

Sorry Medium lovers.

We slipped up on this one in Master Control.

Hopefully you will get a chance to see this episode in HD during the reruns!

Ouch.

Doubly ouch that this is one of those things that could have been "fixed" the way I usually "fix" my KGAN feed... by calling the station.

I'm surprised nobody from here called up KWWL to have them check with Engineering/Master Control that night...
post #263 of 4949
whoooo - good to know. I should yell, for the scare you gave me - just happened to get my new 4200 up and running - switch to Medium and see letterboxed 4x3. I messed with aspect settings for half an hour....
post #264 of 4949
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Originally Posted by CR_Client View Post

Ouch.

Doubly ouch that this is one of those things that could have been "fixed" the way I usually "fix" my KGAN feed... by calling the station.

I'm surprised nobody from here called up KWWL to have them check with Engineering/Master Control that night...

Not all of use watch live.............
post #265 of 4949
I'm moving to Iowa City in a few weeks and am trying to figure out what my reception options are for my new HDTV (I know nothing about HD and don't have any cool gear other than my new Hitachi 51F59 - 51"/OTA/no-QAM). I see Mediacom is in the area and has SD and HD options... Can anyone who is in the area suggest what you use and if you've had any success with over the air HD in Iowa City (and if you use set-top-box/DVR...)? Thanks!
post #266 of 4949
9-1 and 9-2, no signal at all...
post #267 of 4949
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Originally Posted by bagdropper View Post

9-1 and 9-2, no signal at all...

KCRG's digital transmitter is off the air and we are trying to repair the problem. You can log onto KCRG.com to check for updates.

KirkTV
post #268 of 4949
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Originally Posted by KirkTV View Post

KCRG's digital transmitter is off the air and we are trying to repair the problem. You can log onto KCRG.com to check for updates.

KirkTV

Interesting. BTW, why did KCRG not broadcast the Indy 500 in HD?
post #269 of 4949
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Originally Posted by HLM507WFan View Post

Interesting. BTW, why did KCRG not broadcast the Indy 500 in HD?

KCRG can not help that ABC is morons and did not broadcast the Indy 500 in HD....
post #270 of 4949
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Originally Posted by hdtvincr View Post

KCRG can not help that ABC is morons and did not broadcast the Indy 500 in HD....

LOL! The show started with the announcers saying it was being broadcast in HD! But ABC didnt broadcast it in HD? If that's the case (and I have no reason to doubt you) how can HD ever catch on if the networks are that screwed up? I can't imagine that it is cheap to produce shows like Grey's Anatomy, Desparate Housewives, Lost, etc., in HD, but what good is producing shows and sporting events in HD if the networks screw up and the locals dont care? How many posts have we read on these boards where the locals don't transmit in HD until someone on this board calls in and reminds them to do so? Sorry for the rant, but as much as we all like HD, I have to wonder what chance it has at all if the broadcast industry has this couldnt-care-less-attitude about it.
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