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post #7921 of 8459
Breckenridge has KMGH available via K10PM-D according to FCC records. Translators for KCNC and KUSA got deleted but the licensee has filed for STAs, with the licenses apparently having been allowed to lapse accidentally. Not sure if those stations are digital or not, but the STAs are for digital operation.

- Trip
post #7922 of 8459
All but 1 game will be on KCNC (CBS). 1 game will be on KDVR (FOX). Both these and KUSA are digital. How did you find the information? Other cities in Summit County reception area are Frisco, Silverthorne, and Dillion. Vail and Avon (and possibly Eagle) are also possible within local mountain reception. I think we receive an FM station from Vail.

Thanks Trip.
post #7923 of 8459
Anyone else in Denver metro having problems with OTA tvgos data? I stopped
getting listings yesterday but don't know if it's just my TV.
post #7924 of 8459
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Originally Posted by HDTimeShifter View Post

All but 1 game will be on KCNC (CBS). 1 game will be on KDVR (FOX). Both these and KUSA are digital. How did you find the information? Other cities in Summit County reception area are Frisco, Silverthorne, and Dillion. Vail and Avon (and possibly Eagle) are also possible within local mountain reception. I think we receive an FM station from Vail.

Thanks Trip.

Trips website aggregates FCC data I think. Quite a site he's put together.

Trip if you follow this thread are you still in cville?
post #7925 of 8459
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Originally Posted by HDTimeShifter View Post

How did you find the information?

The FCC database. Sorry I did not respond sooner; I must have overlooked your message.

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Originally Posted by meatwad666 View Post

Trips website aggregates FCC data I think. Quite a site he's put together.

Glad you like it.

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Trip if you follow this thread are you still in cville?

I graduated in May and am on the hunt for a job, a hunt which has so far been unsuccessful.

- Trip
post #7926 of 8459
Quick question. I have a Winegard HD1080 antenna that I put in my garage attic last year when I switched back to OTA. I get amazing results and am very pleased with it. I live in Highlands Ranch, and my Mother is ready to cancel Comcast up in Northglenn. I brought my HD1080 to her place, and once again, we got some amazing results, not as good as Highlands Ranch, but she gets all the major channels. She wants my HD1080. That's fine with me, but should I buy another HD1080, or is there something better I should try in Highlands Ranch. I'm looking at the Winegard HD7694P, but it's toally different antenna. I'd hate to gain signal strength on some stations, only to lose others. My HD1080 brings in the ION channels and even the channel 28s. Thoughts?
post #7927 of 8459
For the money it's hard to beat the 1080; if you really want to try and get the last bit of signal you could try something like the Winegard HD 8800, if you've got the room and don't mind a more directional antenna.
post #7928 of 8459
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Originally Posted by JeffChristlieb View Post

Thoughts?

Ain't broke? Don't fix it. Stick with the HD-1080 if it's working well for you. Getting "more signal" from a higher-gain antenna won't improve video or audio quality in the slightest.
post #7929 of 8459
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Originally Posted by Don_M View Post

Ain't broke? Don't fix it. Stick with the HD-1080 if it's working well for you. Getting "more signal" from a higher-gain antenna won't improve video or audio quality in the slightest.

Ditto... 8 bays have a much narrower beam width. For digital I'm finding that smaller wide beam antennas can out perform large narrow beam antennas. Since Denver has so many divergent broadcast sights I'd stick with the HD-1080.
post #7930 of 8459
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Originally Posted by Don_M View Post

Ain't broke? Don't fix it.

Thanks guys, your answers were what I was thinking. I"ll stick with the HD1080 for now, unless something else comes up.
post #7931 of 8459
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

I graduated in May and am on the hunt for a job, a hunt which has so far been unsuccessful.

- Trip

I've heard that the Marines are looking for a few good men.
post #7932 of 8459
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Originally Posted by MikeBiker View Post

I've heard that the Marines are looking for a few good men.

Is that supposed to be funny?

Just curious. Trip has been a log time supporter of the list ... and indicated no desire to devote his life to a military carreer.
I doubt that this respose was what he was looking for...

Maybe it is just me (???)

Phil
post #7933 of 8459
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Originally Posted by ppasteur View Post

Is that supposed to be funny?

Just curious. Trip has been a log time supporter of the list ... and indicated no desire to devote his life to a military carreer.
I doubt that this respose was what he was looking for...

Maybe it is just me (???)

Phil

No not just you. It may have been intended to be funny but came off a little crass.
post #7934 of 8459
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

I graduated in May and am on the hunt for a job, a hunt which has so far been unsuccessful.

- Trip

I was going to joke that it was because you're a Wahoo, but then realized you're in Charlotte Co., not Charlottesville. Don't come to CO - the economy is much better in DC, but I'd rather stay underemployed in CO than return to DC. What did you major in?

Hokie Hokie Hi!
post #7935 of 8459
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Originally Posted by HDTimeShifter View Post

I was going to joke that it was because you're a Wahoo

Who said I'm not?

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What did you major in?

Electrical engineering.

- Trip
post #7936 of 8459
There's your problem. You should have gone to THE Engineering University where the real geeks go and respect.

The economy must be worse than I thought if there are no jobs even for EE grads.
post #7937 of 8459
There are jobs out there, they just all require 2-5 years of experience and won't even look at the resume without that requirement fulfilled. Of course, you can't get experience without getting a job, and all the jobs require experience. Isn't it fun?

On a broadcast related note, KMGH is being sold to Scripps. I don't think I've seen that discussed here.

- Trip
post #7938 of 8459
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

There are jobs out there, they just all require 2-5 years of experience and won't even look at the resume without that requirement fulfilled. Of course, you can't get experience without getting a job, and all the jobs require experience. Isn't it fun?

On a broadcast related note, KMGH is being sold to Scripps. I don't think I've seen that discussed here.

- Trip

We've had a salary freeze for 4 years now and a hiring freeze started a couple of months ago. Since a waiver to post a position has to be approved at the General Manager/CEO level, departments seem to be hiring a lot of interns lately. We had one intern in our department that started a year ago who graduated recently and just got hired into a regular full time position. Even more fun is being told "you're overqualified" (or seeing that written on your resume on your interviewer's desk). I'm overqualified and underemployed, but I've been with my current company longer than any other...

I thought Scripps used to own KMGH a while back and sold them and are now buying them back or something.

I went ahead and bought the Hauppage USB tuner/DVR card since it was only $30. If I ever find time over one of the next couple of weekends I'll test out the Denver reception. Antennaweb.org said any antenna would work in Denver, but that I needed a higher power directional antenna for Breckenridge - I'll test it out when I'm up there probably over Thanksgiving weekend. Hopefully KCNC and KUSA are still broadcasting there with their waivers.
post #7939 of 8459
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Originally Posted by HDTimeShifter View Post

I thought Scripps used to own KMGH a while back and sold them and are now buying them back or something.

McGraw-Hill has owned KMGH since 1972. In any event, I brought it up because I know Scripps has a group deal with Live Well, so I'm wondering if we might see the replacement of one of the existing subchannels with Live Well in the future.

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I went ahead and bought the Hauppage USB tuner/DVR card since it was only $30. If I ever find time over one of the next couple of weekends I'll test out the Denver reception. Antennaweb.org said any antenna would work in Denver, but that I needed a higher power directional antenna for Breckenridge - I'll test it out when I'm up there probably over Thanksgiving weekend. Hopefully KCNC and KUSA are still broadcasting there with their waivers.

If you could confirm the Breckenridge translators are on the air, that would be fantastic. I'd love to know.

Which Hauppauge tuner did you buy?

- Trip
post #7940 of 8459
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

McGraw-Hill has owned KMGH since 1972. In any event, I brought it up because I know Scripps has a group deal with Live Well, so I'm wondering if we might see the replacement of one of the existing subchannels with Live Well in the future.- Trip

I certainly hope they don't replace "The Cool TV." That is my favorite multicast channel. I also hope they don't stick "Cool" on KZCO and replace it on KMGH (which may get a call letter change since MGH stands for McGraw-Hill) since I don't get KZCO. Trip, why did you have to bring up the possibility?
post #7941 of 8459
Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Scripps' corporate office about The Cool Tv and KERO in Bakersfield CA, also owned by McGraw-Hill:

I see that scripps is in the process of buying all the McGraw-Hill tv stations, including KERO and it's sister station low power KZKC in Bakersfield Ca. One thing about this has me worried. KERO currently carries The Cool Tv on it's subchannel 23-3. I really like The Cool Tv. I watch it frequently and I always record "80s at 8" every weeknight if I can't be at home. I sure hope that Scripps does not discontinue carrying The Cool Tv when the purchase of KERO becomes final. I have read online that scripps carries ABC's Live Well subchannel on all it's ABC affiliated stations. I have a much better idea for accomodating Live Well that does not involve dropping The Cool Tv. Scripps should switch low power KZKC 42 to digital ASAP after buying the stations. Then Live Well could be carried on a subchannel of KZKC, and the station would also be ready for the day that Azteca America switches to high definition. I know that the FCC has given low power, class A, and translator stations until December 31, 2015 to stop broadcasting in analog, but why wait until then? Seven Bakersfield area low power stations have already switched to digital broadcasting. KZKC should follow suit very quickly. Live Well is available in HD, so if Azteca uses 720p for HD, you could carry both Azteca and Live Well in HD on one RF channel if you use a good quality MPEG2 encoder, as ABC owned and operated stations carry both the main ABC channel and Live Well in HD. Whatever you do, please do not drop The Cool Tv from KERO!

If lots of Cool Tv fans in Bakersfield, Denver, San Diego, and other markets where McGraw-Hill currently owns stations would let Scripps know how we feel, maybe they will keep The Cool Tv!
post #7942 of 8459
Here is what I wrote.

I see that Scripps is in the process of buying all the McGraw-Hill TV stations, including KMGH and it's sister station low power KZCO in Denver, CO. One thing about this has me worried. KMGH currently carries "The Cool TV" on it's sub-channel 7-3. I really like "The Cool TV." I watch it almost daily for extended periods of time. I sure hope that Scripps does not discontinue carrying "The Cool TV" when the purchase of KMGH and KZCO becomes final. I have read on-line that Scripps carries ABC's Live Well sub-channel on all it's ABC affiliated stations. Please if you add "Live Well" please add it to KZCO and not KMGH. At 48 miles I get KMGH fine, but don't receive KZCO. Since KZCO is now simply rebroadcasting KMGH with a smaller viewing area, I would see changing it's programming as having the less disruptive effect on your viewers. Personally, I'm not interested in "Live Well", but love "The Cool TV." Thank you for taking my concerns into consideration.
post #7943 of 8459
K05MD-D has started carrying the Sonlife Broadcasting Network, part of Jimmy Swaggart's ministry. Also, the FCC last month granted Tuck Properties' amended application to increase K05MD's ERP to 1.5 kW from 300 watts. If my signal level meter is any indication, they don't seem to have done it yet.
post #7944 of 8459
KZDN-LP, another Syncom Media property, has started broadcasting from LOM on RF channel 26. It's the replacement assignment for the out-of-core analog operation on K61AA it shut down some time back. The station currently maps to 26-3 but bills itself as "country music 28-4" (?!?). Syncom also runs KLPD on channel 28.
post #7945 of 8459
Any idea if KMGH intends to keep simulcasting on the KZCO subchannels? The reason I ask is that I built a fractal antenna that is pulling everything from LOM except KMGH - there just isn't enough signal to lock. If I can continue picking it up on 17 I won't worry about it.
post #7946 of 8459
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Originally Posted by Dave6833 View Post

Any idea if KMGH intends to keep simulcasting on the KZCO subchannels? The reason I ask is that I built a fractal antenna that is pulling everything from LOM except KMGH - there just isn't enough signal to lock. If I can continue picking it up on 17 I won't worry about it.

I would expect them to do something different after Scripps takes over ownership sometime next year. I'd expect that you would be able to combo your fractal to a simple dipole to get better signal on KMGH and KUSA. You would hook the fractal to the UHF and the dipole to the VHF side of this.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062060
post #7947 of 8459
Thanks for the suggestion. I have a dipole hooked to my receiver for FM, I'm almost there already!
post #7948 of 8459
Does anyone have an idea of when KWGN 2-1 switched from 1080i to 720p?
post #7949 of 8459
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Originally Posted by GE AVS View Post

Does anyone have an idea of when KWGN 2-1 switched from 1080i to 720p?

RabbitEars shows KWGN at 1080i as of 3/30/11, but I have a read of them on 8/18/11 showing 720p, so that narrows it down to a 5-month window.
post #7950 of 8459
My Samsung BD-C5500 connects beautifully to my MythTV server (via DLNA) and plays all the captured MPEG-2 files -- I don't need to transcode. I can skip forward (> key) and back (< key) on files recorded from the local PBS affiliates (KRMA and KBDI in Denver), but not on any of the recordings of programs from commercial stations.

Is there some flag embedded in the recorded streams that allows or denies skipping capability on networked media players?

Jim McCauley
Fort Collins CO
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