|Well, I'm glad to hear that someone is able to get the signal ! We are still in the learning phase of our transmission system. We are presently only transmitting at 80 - 90 % allotted power. The output power does seem to fluctuate a bit.|
I am also seeing some anomalies in the Constellation pattern that could affect receivers' capabilities of locking onto the signal.
We are still learning the capabilities of the various pieces of equipment, particularly the ones dealing with aspect ratio conversion. Once we get power levels resolved, we should be able to jump into the various ratio settings and conversions. Keep in touch and let me know what you think looks best.
We are upconverting our analog signal which is delivered to our NTSC transmitter. At present, I do not have a target date for delivering Fox's Widescreen signal to the transmitter site. We are investigating various options. I do not have a target date for increasing the power levels yet, either.
Any updates on KTBC-DT's status?
Your signal seems to be quite stable for me -- my antenna monitor shows low 50's pretty much all the time now, and I get less drop outs than before. I understand that many folks with digital tuners in the Austin area are still having problems picking up your signal. Any ideas on when you go to higher power? Can you give me an idea of what power you will be at now/near term/long term?
Now that you've been up a month, any idea when you'll get a transmission line to give us the 480p widescreen feed? Is there anyone I can write a letter to or call to try to get the ball rolling?
Have you looked into the aspect ratio conversions case? After a month, I have to say that the upconversion KXAN-DT is doing for standard 4:3 tv looks better than KTBC's -- KTBC-DT would look a lot better if you could stretch the image a little bit in the vertical direction -- you would lose a little of the top and bottom of the image, but the geometry looks so much better.
|No real updates available yet. Our power level now is 800 Watts ERP. Channel 56 is currently authorized for 1 MW. However, Channel 56 is also among the channels the FCC is planning to auction away for wireless services. There are no near term plans to change the power levels.|
We are still looking at options for getting the "Widescreen" signal up to the transmitter. The options are looking favorable. We will try different aspect ratios. Let me know what you think after you've seen them.