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HD Locals: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. vinhmen

    vinhmen Cool Member

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    Same situation in Valley Ranch area. Happened shortly after 5:30 pm.
     
  2. Flugelman

    Flugelman Legend

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    DFW locals on 103(s) transponder 21. My signal strength on transponder 21 usually 100, now 0.
     
  3. bobnewhouse

    bobnewhouse AllStar

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    Anyone having issues with DFW locals right now?
     
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    No problems at the moment..
     
  5. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Getting freezing and audio dropouts on Fox 4 during primetime national programming. Signal strengths on DFW spotbeams are fine (98)
     
  6. susanandmark

    susanandmark Godfather

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    Anyone else having problems with KERA HD feed? I only get it via DirecTV. A few days back they had a channel banner saying they knew it was off. It came back on but we've continued to have brief dropouts/blackouts daily (probably 5-6 per hour). Anyone else?
     
  7. susanandmark

    susanandmark Godfather

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    I wrote KERA and they said they're not seeing a problem, though someone else responded in the main forum that they'd had the same issue. Seems to have gone away now anyway. I mostly see PBS in the morning, when my (toddler) son is watching "Curious George" or "Dinosaur Train," so that was my reference. I hadn't noticed it in any primetime PBS programs.

    UPDATE: Oops, spoke too soon. The black outs are still there. I guess we were only watching older, DVR-ed content.
     
  8. susanandmark

    susanandmark Godfather

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    I got another email from KERA today and now I guess they ARE aware of the problem. This is what they said as of 9/24 ...

    "Our engineers are aware of this issue and have ordered the needed part to correct the broadcast. We hope to have received this item and have the KERA broadcast back to normal by the end of next week."

    By the way, the blackouts were very bad/longer during today's shows.
     
  9. susanandmark

    susanandmark Godfather

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    What satellite/transponder do the Dallas local channels come in on?

    I'm asking because I wanted to check our signal strengths. We had a LOT of break-ups/pixillation during the OU-Miami game last night on WFAA. Then, after the game, the signal/picture on the same station seemed fine. During the game we were having it happen every few seconds. Very annoying for my husband, a big OU fan.
     
  10. etexlady

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    Guess I'll toss in my 2 cents worth. I'm in Tyler and have DTV but KERA is not nor has it ever been to my knowledge broadcast in high def here. I recorded the Ken Burns documentary about the National Parks last week and tried to watch the first episode but the picture was so poor (too dark with no contrast) I'll probably just delete it all and wait for it to be available via Netflix.
     
  11. susanandmark

    susanandmark Godfather

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    DirecTV does have KERA in HD now. Make sure you're selecting the HD feed to record from, as it's also in SD. (I think the SD channels come up first; we have them hidden in our guide.)
     
  12. etexlady

    etexlady AllStar

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    You know I thought about checking to be sure I had not deselected the HD feed so I just checked and see that the PBS station I'm receiving is named PBSNET in the guide. I just assumed it was KERA but maybe not? Still a lousy picture though and no high def.
     
  13. susanandmark

    susanandmark Godfather

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    It sounds like you're getting the national PBS feed and, as far as I know, it's not in high def.
     
  14. etexlady

    etexlady AllStar

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    Yes, you are correct, getting the national feed and it's not HD. I dropped DirecTV an email complaining about it but I'm sure that's the least of their concerns. Wonder if the national feed is "on the list" for HD? I guess my only alternative is to try OTA antenna but I don't watch PBS enough to justify that.
     
  15. nerbe

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    It might be my setup but The PBS NewsHour has so many audio dropouts (brrrrrp) it is almost unwatchable. This happens very occasionally with other locals & national programming but I would guess there are more brrrps in 1 hour of this program than occur in one week of watching all other shows. From reading this thread I guess it's time to contact KERA.
     
  16. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    KERA has confirmed that these problems are caused by issues in their equipment chain which thay are trying to fix - see http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=17997561&postcount=5601
     
  17. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    * Channel(s) affected - KTXA 21
    * Date - August 2009
    * Time - All the time
    * Description of Issue - During shows, the audio is out of sync...slightly ahead of video. Cable & OTA versions are correct.
     
  18. 1953

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    I'm having audio problems with Ch 5 (NBC) & Ch 8 (ABC). Some audio delivered as 5.1 but is 2.0.
     
  19. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Both stations use DD 2.0 instead of 5.1 for some programs and commercials. If you have an A/V receiver with the input set to "auto detect", it should handle this OK.
     
  20. mbuser

    mbuser Godfather

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    I've had empty recordings on locals the last two evenings, Monday and Tuesday the 16th and 17th of April. Not entirely sure, but it might have been just on 4 (HD). Has anyone else experienced this. Ran a test this morning and everything was fine - wondering if it had to do with the time of day.
     

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