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post #6961 of 7348 Old 01-11-2015, 07:44 PM
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Hello Austinites!

I just wanted to say that come January 20, you will be without a weather subchannel; KVUE is replacing the weather info on 24-3 with the new Justice Network:
Yep....one less reason to screw with 24.anything .

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New sub-channel coming this summer. Buzzr TV

http://tvradio.blog.austin360.com/20...air-in-austin/
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New sub-channel coming this summer. Buzzr TV

http://tvradio.blog.austin360.com/20...air-in-austin/
How much revenue do they make from these subchannels? How much quality are we sacrificing to the main HD Channel? Will HDTV go the way of music (I.e. mp3's)...where 720p/1080p regardless of bitrate is acceptable?

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How much revenue do they make from these subchannels? How much quality are we sacrificing to the main HD Channel? Will HDTV go the way of music (I.e. mp3's)...where 720p/1080p regardless of bitrate is acceptable?
I don't think so....when ATSC was in the crib, Rupert Murdoch said he intended to do NO HDTV, but instead split his 6 mhz up into multiple subchannels. He was informed by several honchos in Congress that if he did that, they'd see that he didn't get any digital spectrum. Of course, Congress has recently become much more bidness-friendly, but Fox's 720p is here to stay.

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New sub-channel coming this summer. Buzzr TV

http://tvradio.blog.austin360.com/20...air-in-austin/
I wonder if DirecTV folks will even see this one! It didn't add either 62.3 or 62.4.

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Hi. Does anyone in central Austin, Brentwood/Crestview area get Kbvo or any of the Kcwx channels? As of today I can pick up a new station to me, Retro TV using a Mohu Leaf.
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Not seeing anything new here, near Slaughter and Manchaca Road. I've got an outside Clearstream 2V pointed directly north. What's the channel number for that RetroTV that you're seeing?

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Not seeing anything new here, near Slaughter and Manchaca Road. I've got an outside Clearstream 2V pointed directly north. What's the channel number for that RetroTV that you're seeing?
17-5 RTVE

And another new one to me:

17-6 REVN

Revin as in cars. It shows car stuff all day. I really want KBVO and KCWX which is 2 2.1 and 2.2.
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OK, that's going to be KVAT-LD, licensed to Garfield. That's down southeast of the airport.

As for KBVO, it's coming. Right now it's only a light bulb (75 watts), but KXAN has a license to upgrade it to about 13,000 watts IIRC, so hopefully it will soon cover most of Austin, as opposed to about three feet around it's current transmitter.

As for KCWX, its digital signal is on channel 5, so it must have faced many of the challenges that KTBC had in getting ATSC to run properly over VHF. Wiki reports that it has filed an application with the FCC not only for a power increase from 24kW to 83kW, but also has applications in for fill-in translators in both San Antonio and Austin. There appears to have been an application for a delay in construction of this facility ( http://data.fcc.gov/mediabureau/v01/...n/1654171.html ). The owners apparently want to make sure that if they build it, it won't be shut down after the repacking process, where the FCC is trying to reclaim spectrum.
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Hi All,

I have a Ceton tuner card with TWC - for maybe the last three weeks 'channel 12' has been tuning the SD version.

Any advise?

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17-5 RTVE

And another new one to me:

17-6 REVN

Revin as in cars. It shows car stuff all day. I really want KBVO and KCWX which is 2 2.1 and 2.2.
Happy to report I'm getting these clearly in Pflugerville (Falcon Pointe), although Retro TV doesn't seem to have listings yet on Schedules Direct (email sent), and Rev'n has aspect ratio issues (horizontal squish) with some content.

Also, 24-3 KVUE-DT3 (as mentioned) has changed from AccuWeather to the Justice Network (murder porn). My wife is happy about that one.

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Happy to report I'm getting these clearly in Pflugerville (Falcon Pointe), although Retro TV doesn't seem to have listings yet on Schedules Direct (email sent), and Rev'n has aspect ratio issues (horizontal squish) with some content.

Also, 24-3 KVUE-DT3 (as mentioned) has changed from AccuWeather to the Justice Network (murder porn). My wife is happy about that one.
With an attic antenna in SE RR (not too far from Falcon Pointe), I can't pick up 17-X. Although I can pick up 2.1/2.2 (KCWX) out of San Antonio

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With an attic antenna in SE RR (not too far from Falcon Pointe), I can't pick up 17-X. Although I can pick up 2.1/2.2 (KCWX) out of San Antonio
That's weird, it doesn't look like there's much special to it other than being a low-power channel: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...&q=call%3dKVAT . Perhaps a terrain issue? It looks to waver from green to purple on that signal map in the 45/130 area, depending on location.

I'm also using an attic antenna with a low-noise preamp, fairly standard setup.
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That's weird, it doesn't look like there's much special to it other than being a low-power channel: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...&q=call%3dKVAT . Perhaps a terrain issue? It looks to waver from green to purple on that signal map in the 45/130 area, depending on location.

I'm also using an attic antenna with a low-noise preamp, fairly standard setup.
My street is purple even though I'm at one of the higher points in the neighborhood on the side of a hill (probably what is blocking the signal)

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Anyone having signal issues tonight? As best I can tell my equipment is all in working order, but I can't pull in any signal from KLRU (PBS), KVAT (17.x), KXAN (NBC), or KNVA (CW). ABC, CBS, Fox, Fox Killeen, and TSTV (29.x) are all fine.
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Yes...a major power failure in Westlake has knocked out much of Austin TV over the air, and over satellite as well. Only Time Warner Cable, which has a direct link, is working.
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Glad to hear it wasn't just me with issues. I was worried my antenna spontaneously combusted or a squirrel ate through my coax or something!

Haven't checked things this morning but I assume all is back to normal.
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Yes...a major power failure in Westlake has knocked out much of Austin TV over the air, and over satellite as well. Only Time Warner Cable, which has a direct link, is working.
Cool, thanks for the info. Everything was back to normal for me this morning.

On the previous discussion of new channels, it looks like Schedules Direct has updated with guide data for 17-5 Retro TV, for anyone that helps (besides me).
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On the previous discussion of new channels, it looks like Schedules Direct has updated with guide data for 17-5 Retro TV, for anyone that helps (besides me).
Yea, now all I need is for them to change their bloody pattern so that SW Austin is NOT excluded!

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Does anyone know the physical QAM Sub Channel for ABC (KVUE) in Austin, Tx on TWC?
I have found the other major networks HD channel but cannot find the sub channel for main ABC channel in HD.
ABC in SD is 20.3.

FOX = 6.61
NBC = 15.2
CBS = 23.1531
ABC = 23.?

Thanks!
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Hi. Does anyone in central Austin, Brentwood/Crestview area get Kbvo or any of the Kcwx channels? As of today I can pick up a new station to me, Retro TV using a Mohu Leaf.
I live in the Rundberg / Lamar area and can get 17-3 SBN, 17-5 RTVE, 17-6 REVN, 29-1, 29-2, 29-3 (all UT stations), 61-1 Spanish, 62-2 Spanish, 62-3 GetTV, 62-4 Escape

I also get the channel 19's you mentioned but removed them. I've heard KBVO is changing frequencies and power this month (unless it slips again). When it is complete, all of Austin should be able to receive it OTA according to the Engineer.
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[quote=T-Techster;31003329]New sub-channel coming this summer. Buzzr TV


May 31, 2015 according to Wikipedia
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A bit of news about KXAN's little sisters....

KBVO should have it's (relatively) high power signal on by the end of the day Friday IF the weather cooperates. If not, then early next week.

KNVA is about to light up its .2 again. This time look for COZI-TV to show up there. That's great news for those of us who like old TV shows. Everything from Miami Vice to the original Avengers. Date on this...on or about April 1.

http://www.cozitv.com/shows/weekday/

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KBVO is putting up their new tower this weekend and will be all over Austin on 14-4.
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Record OTA TV

Has anyone looked at TabloTV? It is a whole home over the air dvr solution. Connect your antenna, hard drive and you're in business.
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KBVO is putting up their new tower this weekend and will be all over Austin on 14-4.
Has that happened yet? 75 (less than my light bulbs) to 15,000 watts is certainly a significant increase.
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Has that happened yet? 75 (less than my light bulbs) to 15,000 watts is certainly a significant increase.
A contact there told me he would email me when it is complete, and he has not emailed me yet. I know there tower people are here. The forcasted ice/sleet/snow for this past Wednesday slowed them down. He said that he hopped to do it this weekend. I did a rescan anyway, but it is not there yet. I'll wait for the email before I rescan again. Once I see it is there, I'll check here and if no one has posted it is complete, I will.
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A contact there told me he would email me when it is complete, and he has not emailed me yet. I know there tower people are here. The forcasted ice/sleet/snow for this past Wednesday slowed them down. He said that he hopped to do it this weekend. I did a rescan anyway, but it is not there yet. I'll wait for the email before I rescan again. Once I see it is there, I'll check here and if no one has posted it is complete, I will.
Should have said 14-1 for the virtual channel.
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I've been told that there have been issues getting the new antenna online and that KBVO/51 will be off air in Austin this weekend. Time Warner viewers will not be affected as they have a fiber feed. However, DirecTV and Dish do not have a fiber feed and could be without service unless they can get the old transmitter back up. As of this writing, Dish has service.

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I've been told that there have been issues getting the new antenna online and that KBVO/51 will be off air in Austin this weekend. Time Warner viewers will not be affected as they have a fiber feed. However, DirecTV and Dish do not have a fiber feed and could be without service unless they can get the old transmitter back up. As of this writing, Dish has service.
KBVO is currently offline on DirecTV (Clemson @ Notre Dame basketball game).
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