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This is the official discussion thread for the Harlingen/Weslaco/Brownsville/Mcallen, TX DMA


Currently the only HD channel available OTA is ABC 5-1.
 

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HDNET TO BROADCAST GAMES 2-5 OF FIRST ROUND IN PLAYOFFS


For Immediate Release- April 23, 2005


DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks and HDNet announced today that fans will

be able to watch Games 2 through 5 of the Mavs vs. Rockets Round 1

Playoff Series in high-definition on HDNet in Texas.


"There's nothing more exciting than playoff time, especially when you

have a match-up featuring two Texas teams," said Mavs owner Mark Cuban.

"HDNet and the Mavs want to give viewers at home an experience that is

almost as good as being there."


Co-founded by Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, HDNet provides

viewers with exciting and topical news, sports, music and entertainment

programming. The network features up to 20 hours of original

programming each week, all produced in the highest quality 1080i HDTV

format - more original high-definition programming than any other

network.


HDNet news and entertainment includes original series "HDNet World

Report," "Face 2 Face with Roy Firestone," "Art Mann Presents," "HDNet

Concert Series," and "True Music," as well as every episode of the

acclaimed Warner Bros. series "Smallville." Live sports productions

include NASCAR auto racing, National Hockey League and Major League

Soccer games.


HDNet Movies, the company's second network, shows a wide selection of

major studios' theatrical releases - all uncut, unedited, and appearing

in their original aspect ratio. The network also features movies

produced and finished in true 1080i high-definition, including movies

premiering day and date with their theatrical releases.


Fans can contact their cable or satellite providers or visit www.hd.net

for more information. Comcast does not currently carry HDNet and HDNet

Movies, so Mavs Playoff games in HD are not available to Comcast

customers. Comcast customers are asked to call their local office and

let them know they want HDNet and the Mavs in HD.


MAVERICKS 2005 PLAYOFF HDNET SCHEDULE

(All Times Listed CT)

Game 2 Mon., April 25 - Rockets @ Mavs 8:30 p.m.

Game 3 Thurs., April 28 - Mavs @ Rockets 8:30

p.m.

Game 4 Sat., April 30 - Mavs @ Rockets 4:30 p.m.

Game 5 Mon., May 2 - Rockets @ Mavs, if necessary TBD
 

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How many digital channels will I get in McAllen, TX. How is the reception and signal strengths in McAllen as the main towers are in weslaco and harlingen. Any recemmendations on the type of antenna???
 

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Visiting Hooters in McAllen this past weekend. They had a lot of nice plasmas for the NCAA Tournament but none of the broadcasts were in HD. Does the local CBS station not broadcast in HD yet or did Hooters just drop the ball?
 

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In our market (as of 5/29/06) the following major networks are broadcasting in HD:

ABC

NBC

CBS


Although you can't get these stations in HD through your SAT provider yet, you can get them with an antenna in your home. I live in Harlingen and I am using an HD - indoor antenna I purchased at Circuit City. I am having no problem pulling all local channels ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, UPN, Spanish Channels. . . .


However, because our Fox station (or pathetic excuse for one) does not broadcast in HD, we can't receive anything on Fox (i.e. NFL, NASCAR, 24, Prison Break...) in HD. Call them at 956-687-4848 to tell them how unsatisfied you are. Be polite, but get your point across. The bottom line is that our area is in a top 100 media market in the U.S., we should have FOX available in HD. We are only one of 8 or 9 stations in the top 100 markets who don't have FOX available in HD. Got to love the Rio Grande Valley.



Finally, getting an affiliate waiver will not help. I was granted a waiver to get another Fox affiliate's signal beamed to me. I chose NYC's station. However, FCC rules prevent an HD out of market signal from getting sent to you. So, even though you could get an out of market fox station, you couldn't get it in HD.
 

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Hey Guys...


I'm new to OTA HD.. quick question.


I seem to have NBC in HD ( I haven't seen an HD signal yet.. I think it's just the programming ) on 23.1


I have CBS in HD (4.1)


But, I can't seem to get Channel 5/ABC in... at all. Is it channel 5.1? If not, what is it?


Also, I thought that KMBH/PBS was in HD as well.. I don't seem to have a HD signal from them.


I'm mostly interested in Channel 5...


Help?
 

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Just talked to our Fox station and they are hoping to have an HD signal up for the Rio Grande Valley w/ in the next 6 weeks. This will mean that we can get all our major networks in HD w/ at OTA antenna. YES!!!


For updates, call them at 956-687-4848
 

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cbs 4.1 abc 5.1 nbc 23.1 telemundo 40.1 tbn 34 univision 48.1 pbs 60.1 or 38.1


7 XHAB Televisa Noreste Vallevisión

30 TDT/HDTV


14 XHOR azteca 7

33 TDT/HDTV


9 XERV televisa 2

19 TDT/HDTV


12 XHREY azteca 13

36 TDT/HDTV


mexicoradiotv com / listtama .htm for high definition mexican stations in our area
 

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Originally Posted by snoppy218 /forum/post/0


so far

cbs 31 abc 13 nbc 24 telemundo 20 tbn 34 univision 49 pbs 38


low power digital companions

krzg-ca,ksti-lp,kvtf-lp all asked for 22

kbdf-lp 27

kjst-lp and ktfv-ca asked for 26

kftn-ca and kxiv-ca asked for 45

so no construction permits for digital low power stations


digital mexican stations

xhab-30 televisa local

xerv-19 televisa xew

xhmta-51/xhrey-36 azteca 13

xhor-33 azteca 7


what do you mean by this???


channels i can get in hd

4.1

5.1

23.1

channels i get digital

4.2

4.3

5.2

48.1

48.2

48.3

48.4
 

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i listed the channel frequencies and not the actual channels like kgbt operates on channel frequency 31 but shown as 4.1.you cant have two different stations operate on the same channel frequency like an analog and digital .
 

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Originally Posted by joepa722 /forum/post/0


In our market (as of 5/29/06) the following major networks are broadcasting in HD:

ABC

NBC

CBS


Although you can't get these stations in HD through your SAT provider yet, you can get them with an antenna in your home. I live in Harlingen and I am using an HD - indoor antenna I purchased at Circuit City. I am having no problem pulling all local channels ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, UPN, Spanish Channels. . . .


However, because our Fox station (or pathetic excuse for one) does not broadcast in HD, we can't receive anything on Fox (i.e. NFL, NASCAR, 24, Prison Break...) in HD. Call them at 956-687-4848 to tell them how unsatisfied you are. Be polite, but get your point across. The bottom line is that our area is in a top 100 media market in the U.S., we should have FOX available in HD. We are only one of 8 or 9 stations in the top 100 markets who don't have FOX available in HD. Got to love the Rio Grande Valley.



Finally, getting an affiliate waiver will not help. I was granted a waiver to get another Fox affiliate's signal beamed to me. I chose NYC's station. However, FCC rules prevent an HD out of market signal from getting sent to you. So, even though you could get an out of market fox station, you couldn't get it in HD.

do you mind sharing which antenna it was you purchased?
 

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anybody noticed NBC is not HDTV anymore in the Harlingen Area

I noticed just recently. Have you called the station to see why? I'm going to try today to see what they say.
 

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I called NBC. Apparently something broke on their antenna. The gentleman I spoke with said it should be back up in a few days. I wonder if this was related to the black flashing I was seeing in a few programs before it went down.
 

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Does anyone know when Fox is going to start transmitting in HD? I noticed they are transmitting a digital signal. Thanks
 
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