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Just curious how many AVS Forum members reside in Colorado Springs and own an HDTV.


Are you miffed too that the locals can't get their act together and get an antenna on Cheyenne Mountain so that they can broadcast in digital?
 

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Well, I'm up here in Denver, but I'd certainly be willing to put a big-a** antenna up on my roof to try to get your signals. You'll probably have it before we do...
 

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I was in a local A/V retailer today talking to the sale guy about HT in general and he told me that one of the techs from KKTV Ch 11 had been in recently and that he had stated that KKTV would start HDTV test broadcasts in January of 2003! I spoke with an engineer from KOAA a few months ago and he said that they are going to put up a 200' tower in order to broadcast HDTV, no date given though.


We might just get out of the dark ages in the near future!
 

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According to TitanTv.com, KKTV-DT will begin broadcasting on 1 Oct of this year, with KTSC-DT to follow on 1 May.
 

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I wish that KKTV would confirm or deny, but I've never had any luck getting a response from them. I've emailed the station before and never received a reply.
 

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I sent an email to KKTV this morning and was really surprised when I got this from Charlie Hogetvedt...


"We anticipate the initiation of a digital broadcast signal in Dec. of this

year, pending

resolution of several technical and other questions."


At least it is something to hope for!
 

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Finally got a response from KOAA regarding their HDTV plans

http://www.koaa.com/community/listens/


Click on the "technical" forum and read the response from ADMIN


I was not able to provide a direct link to the thread for some strange reason.


Not looking too good for NBC viewers in the Springs!


Still waiting on KRDO to respond to an email I sent a few WEEKS ago. If it takes this long to answer a simple email I have my doubts about their ability to get an HD broadcast on the air in this century!
 

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That's great news about KKTV, and yes I believe I can pick up a signal, as I have LOS from here in Castle Rock and i can see Cheyenne MTN, I am 500 ft above the town, in Castle Wood Ranch, so i am crossing my fingers.


any word from KRDO? and what was the guy from KOAA talking about channel 32? i thought they were going to be channel 42?
 

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Still nothing from KRDO,.I don't think that they really understand the adavantage that KKTV is going to have with regards to pulling in more advertisers.


I'm not sure what channel KOAA will be on. A lot can happen in 2 years so I don't think that they really know either.


I'm getting ready KKTV, I just ordered my OTA Module and am really looking forward to getting more use out of my TV!!
 

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Just spoke with "Tim," the engineering manager at KKTV and he says that we should expect to see a signal by Valentine's Day of next year. He said that they're waiting on a critical component to come in that has to be installed on Cheyenne Mountain, and that the current arrival time is 120 days out. He also said that KKTV will be one of the few DTV stations in the country broadcasting in digital from a VHF signal. He said all the other locals in the Springs are trying to figure out what to do as they were only allocated UHF bandwidth. However, he said that if you can currently receive Channel 11, you should have no problems receiving their digital station.


Glad I could get to the bottom of this for everyone.
 

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BTW, KOAA should be one of the stations fined by the FCC for dragging butt on the rollout. Excuses, excuses!
 

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So then your saying to me - when I get my stb - to just skip the antenna install and just be happy watching Directtv Hd ? :) Well at least we have 300 days of sunshine :)
 

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Direct TV!! Your supposed to have E*!!


I was hoping to get the locals on E*, but everytime I call and ask when it will be available I get the standard "I dunno." I'll just have to make due with CBS-HD and 1 PPV channel for the time being.
 

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I prefer DirecTV in the Springs over E*. Besides, we'll be getting CBS-HD soon enough. Might as well enjoy HBO-HD, HDNet, and Blowtime HD in the meantime.
 

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E* has Disc. HD, D* has HDNet. otther than than the HD content is the same. D* will not have our locals any time soon, E* is supposed too.
 

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here you go:

ABC 24 KRDO-DT

CBS 10 KKTV-DT

FOX 22 KXRM-DT

NBC 42 KOAA-DT

PBS 26 KTSC-DT


i think i have them all, Frank have I forgot any?
 

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Well guys - hopefully we wont have to start a support group will waiting for Vatican West to come up to speed with the rest of the planet :)


Although waiting for the Zenith SAT-520 / Samsung SIR-TS160 is about to drive me over the edge.... lol..........


So I guess, I will have the installer diplex the Terk 55 (unless we have other suggestions, but without an actual station I wont take your suggestions too seriously, cus how would you know?) on my roof while he up there putting the 3lnb, that he should have put up there last month - but didnt since I wasnt getting the HD stb, the put up the small dish....


I asked them to do this once - but hey - its their ladder, body, and liability - so much for my planning, maybe they get $ for a second service call ?


Does anyone use that dish warmer? or cover their dish with that bag? I am wondering how winter will be - like most maybe, all melted by 11am..


Can I come over and watch tv Drvais while I am waiting? :)


Well its nice meeting you all -
 

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MRMILLER,

If it helps I'm also waiting patiently to see if my TV55 will work as well with HD as it does with our local analog channels.


I just picked up the 8VSB module for my #6000 receiver today, so I'm ready!! Guess I'll have to prime myself by watching CBS-HD (East Coast via E*) as much as possible and maybe even a few PPV.
 
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