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Or until someone makes a plot to take over Sinclair.

Or whenever the analog contract between Sinclair and Comcast for KOVR expires.


Comcast won't sign another analog contract for KOVR (or any other Sinclair owned station) unless Sinclair agrees to also give the digital signal to Comcast.


If Sinclair refuses, the analog signal will disappear from Comcast and after a few months of zero advertising revenue, Sinclair will come begging for Comcast to take it back, analog and digital together.
 

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There was a rumor posted by R.E. Graswich a week or so ago that the CBS affiliation for Sacramento may be changed to Channel 31 (which is a Viacom-owned station), which would be interesting for anyone in the Sacramento-area interested in HDTV.


I can't post links, but if you go to sacbee.com you should see it on his 05/19/04 column.
 

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You mean changed to KMAX current location? Then Bob will have a say in this



When would the analog contract with Sinclair end Sonoma?
 

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I'm new to HDTV. Tonight and last night, the sound on KVIE 6-1 has been intermittent. Is this a problem with the station, or my new HD-Tivo? The picture is solid.
 

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Wednesday night, I was finding that the sound on 6-1 was intermittent, as well, but if I tuned into 53-1, everything was fine. This is with a built-in HD receiver.


I've also lost KQCA for a few days (I'm not even getting the SD version on 3-2)


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The KVIE 6.1 no audio problem is one that occurs intermittently. As stated, whenever that happens switching to 53.1 is a temporary workaround.


I think such problems are related to their tinkering with their hardware or PSIP generator.
 

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KVIE?? Live in Modesto. 49 miles from tower. Both HD and SD have been breaking up. Sound breaks up and pictures freezes or signal is lost. Signal varies from 49% to 65% while KOVR is in the 90% range.


Is KVIE on only reduced power?
 

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Here is that item from the Graswich column in the Sac Bee (5/19/2004), mentioned by sacshack above:

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TV musical chairs: Hot rumor in TV land has Channel 31 negotiating to grab the local CBS affiliation from Channel 13. The move would bring CBS and its Sacramento affiliate together under the Viacom corporate umbrella - Viacom owns CBS and Channel 31. It would also leave beleaguered Channel 13 a shadow of its once proud self. "I don't know anything," said Channel 31 boss Tom Tucker. "That rumor surfaces from time to time." No telling what would happen to the crews of "Good Day Sacramento" and its cousin, "Good Evening Sacramento." This column volunteers to help Mark S. Allen find a new gig, should the need arise. ...

If it happened, CBS HD would immediately come to Comcast (assuming the technical side is ready) as Viacom already has an HD agreement with Comcast.
 

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I don't quite understand that. What would happen to the UPN Network and programming? Sacramento would just not have a UPN station?
 

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The stations would swap network affiliations. Everything else (call letters, channel numbers, employees, locally produced shows, etc.) would remain the same. So instead of Sinclair owning your local CBS, Viacom would own it, and vice versa for the local UPN station. (To watch a CBS show via analog OTA, you would tune to 31 instead of 13.)
 

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Anyone in Davis get channel 58-1? I can get 31-1 (though I have to tune to 21 to do so (don't get redirected from 31).

58-1 is showing no signal for me at the moment (in Davis)
 

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Is the UPN Transmitter at a significantly different location to the others (ie. NOT Walnut Grove) I can receive all the others (well, no picture on 58, but 100% signal) very well in Tracy, but still can't see 31. When did it go online at full power?


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Tracey,


KMAX's transmitter *is* in Walnut Grove, so directionality should not be an issue. The signal strength meter on my tuner (here in South Sacramento) indicates KMAX-DT at about the same strength as the other stations. But that doesn't necessarily mean they're at full power -- I've always had a pretty solid signal from them, due to my proximity to the transmitter.


--Bill R.
 

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I don't think KMAX is at full power yet. I am still getting the same 80% signal that I have been getting for a long time, compared to all other stations at 95%.


I'm sure Bob will confirm when they go full power.
 
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