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Thanks. This is what I thought. The PSIP has to do with the Virtual Channels settings in the MyHD software, which can make it different than what it really is.
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Hmmm....www.antennaweb.org seems to have gotten their **** together and now KOLD DT seems to be originating from Bigelow as we all know it is.
Now their website does not show KOLD DT when I input my home address.
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Tiki torches from Home Depot $29.95
Baseball bats from play it again sports $9.95

Mob of 500 Tucson people with a blank screen on thier HDTV

Look on Chuk Amy's face as he places emergeny call to the engeneer to turn the tower on right away, priceless....

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Wheww....what a game .....I will lose no sleep if we never have to face Gonzaga again. No wonder they are called bracket busters. Todays game was the most exciting nerve wracking ...edge of the seat game possible. All I can say is WOW I AM GLAD WE SURVIVED. Az moves on to the sweet sixteen.
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Ohh do I hope they get the antenna up in say.. the next week or so. I really want to see some of these games in HD
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I recently got my replacement HD-200 so I've been playing around quite a bit and I finally was able to pick up PBS on 27.1, Great Picture! But today I scanned 30 and it remapped to 6.1 and I guess it's KUAT from Mt. Bigelow! Also a great picture and easier for me to get(same stuff as 27.1 I think), but I guess this means they're finally transmitting from Bigelow!! Still nothing from KOLD though but hopefully SOON!!

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Tom,

You're right! I pick it up as well, though comes in as 30-1 for me at 43% max signal strength. The picture is just as good as KUAS at 85%. This is good news, since this station is listed in the blue range by antennaweb, the same as the other network stations. This means I'll be able to pick them up as well with my cheapo RS antenna. Yippeeee!

They must be using the same antenna tower, so I wonder why KOLD is not up yet? Antennaweb still lists KUAT-DT as "under Review" like the rest, so maybe we should expect to see something real soon. Too bad KUAT is a mirror of KUAS. Can't seem to get away from the same old demo loops .

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Tom,
Thanks for the tip, I tuned in and turned my antenna and I am able to receive it here in Scottsdale. I've built an antenna especially for KOLD and am extremely gratified that I can receive a signal from Mt Bigelow. Bring on KOLD! I may never watch KPHO again.

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Hey guys,

Are any of you tight with the engineers at KOLD? When do they think they will be up?

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Hey guys,

Are any of you tight with the engineers at KOLD? When do they think they will be up?

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As of the end of last week, the word was that they should be on the air before the 1st of May.

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Sheesh, Its like waiting for the UN to agree on something.. One day we'll see it happen.

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Yeah, Tommy Franks was tied up when the FCC was looking for somebody to get things moving
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I'll believe it when I see an HD picture on channel 13.1 KOLD DT through my Sony Sat-HD 200. Every time the date gets close it goes back to under review for a week or so then switches to a hard date. I finally got tired of sending emails to the folks at KOLD because I dont think they know one way or the other.
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Looks like KWBA has their digital signal going. Channel 44 is lit. Haven't had a chance yet to see if they're showing HD programs from WB.
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Bluestar,
Were you able to confirm KWBA is on the air with HD? Anybody else??
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Yes, they were showing regular programming, last time I checked. I can only pull them in at 25 to 28% signal strength, so I get too many break-ups to be worthwhile. Just as well, since I never watch WB anyway.

Why the major stations can't go live, while these others have is beyond me. I hope they are suitably embarrassed! Yeah right . Next we'll see KTTU-DT...
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according to Titan TV:
ABC 35 KGUN-DT Under Review
CBS 32 KOLD-DT May 1 2003
FOX 25 KMSB-DT Awaiting FCC Permit
NBC 23 KVOA-DT Jun 1 2003
PBS 30 KUAT-DT May 1 2003
TEL 42 KHRR-DT May 1 2003
UPN 19 KTTU-DT May 1 2003

How accurate are these? (since i havnt been fallowing closely) I plan on moving back to Scottsdale and hope that I can receive KOLD.

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How accurate are these? (since i havnt been fallowing closely)

Not very. This is what it also says on antennaweb.org. As far as KOLD goes, they wait until their live date arrives and then extend it another month. This has been going on for a while now. Strange thing is, KUAT-DT is already live (albeit the same demo loop stuff as KUAS-DT) and they use the same tower. I'm hoping by next summer we'll see some other stations transmit from there as well .
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Does anyone know what the channel 44 WB is on satellite? the directv version I can't seem to find anything on 58-1 or 58-2, also tried 8-1 with no luck. thanks for any help toyzzzz
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according to Titan TV:
ABC 35 KGUN-DT Under Review
CBS 32 KOLD-DT May 1 2003
FOX 25 KMSB-DT Awaiting FCC Permit
NBC 23 KVOA-DT Jun 1 2003
PBS 30 KUAT-DT May 1 2003
TEL 42 KHRR-DT May 1 2003
UPN 19 KTTU-DT May 1 2003

How accurate are these? (since i havnt been fallowing closely) I plan on moving back to Scottsdale and hope that I can receive KOLD.

Well, remember the iraqi information minister? I think the information you will get from the folks at KOLD is about as accurate. I think they have no idea when they are going to begin broadcasting. Its ********. Today www.antennaweb.org has them as "under review" In a week or so or maybe less it will say June 01. Its so much ********.
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Well said...unfortunately.
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Well Burke... you said it. Now all of the stations listed as "May 1 2003" are now "under review".

The only shred of good news is that KWBA is shown at 162 degrees (if this is correct). That would put the transmitting antenna somewhere in the Rincons or Madera Canyon, not Bigelow. I should have no problem getting it here in the Foothills...
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Well, last night I sat down at 8:00PM to watch "Smallville" in HDTV. The banner stating "presented in HDTV where available" with WBDT Tucson logo showed up in the bottom of the screen. But to my surprise it was NOT broadcasted in HD, it wasn't broadcasted in a widescreen format. I was severly disappointed. Is the Tucson WBDT station not yet broadcasting the actual HD versions of their few programs?
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AZStarnet article on Tucson's DTV conversion

http://www.azstarnet.com/star/Wed/30507HDTV.html

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I kinda liked the article....

Anyone in the Rita Ranch Area?

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The article is great! Informing the public and putting the broadcasters and other entities on the spot is good. HD coming to Cox Digital is VERY good.

Andreas, I bought a very modest antenna at Rat Shack that attaches to the mast of our DSS dish. It seems the good news is, unlike analog, you either have a perfect signal or none. In Tucson it appears that line of sight will be the biggest issue. We live on the far NE side, but with LOS with Bigelow. HD picture from KUAT is superb. Others in areas with LOS issues may have useful input to make here.

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I gotta tell you...the RS antenna I use is so simple there wasn't any aiming to do. I am hearing this is common. I can understand that if weak signal is an issue, a different antenna may be required. Have you typed in your acutal future address? If so, you may do just fine on a simple, inexpensive model. Mine was $50.

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Andreas,

There are plenty of threads here on antennas and amplifiers to use. I'm using a cheap ($3) RS Yagi type with their most powerful preamp and a rotor, and get KUAT at atleast 40% (which is enough, apparently) here on the west side of town, near the Tucson Mtns. If I have any trouble in the far distant future (when KOLD and the rest finally goes live), I may consider the CM 4228 8-bay UHF bowtie array and maybe the CM7777 or similar UHF preamp.

For now, it looks like the only hope for HD may be to switch from Comcast to COX come June, or just succumb to the never-ending delays and go with DISH and sell my MyHD card. Problem with all this is that I have broadband with Comcast at the moment.

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Carey,

I dig your FP system. Did you assemble the equipment and install yourself? I dig the Panamorph. It is the way we do it in anamorphic cinematography...I've always thought it made sense to use it for video FP.

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Thanks-
I was surprised the reporter called me, I guess he found me on the net somehow and I was easy to find since I did not have the last name of smith.

Anyway I am thinking of picking up a Terk TV55 antenna to get the local stations. Anyone have experience with this is this an overkill? As I do live in the Rita Ranch area I wonder what my chances are of picking up any signals at all are

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