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HD Locals: Memphis, TN

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

  1. Msguy

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    April 20th and counting. Still no HD for Channel 3 newscasts. Anyone out there in the mid-south have any insight as to why we aren't seeing News Channel 3 in HD yet?
     
  2. mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    ron.walter@wreg.com
     
  3. Greg Alsobrook

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    A delay was announced due to technical difficulties with the computer systems... but I haven't seen an estimated "live" date yet.
     
  4. charper1

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    I am noticing increased audio dropouts on WHBQ / FOX 13 Memphis on DirecTV HD; is this an issue with DirecTV or the affiliate feed as all my other locals are OK? Thanks
     
  5. mx6bfast

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    I haven't noticed it OTA so I would think with D*. Any particular shows?
     
  6. BahnBurner

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    I'm having the exact same issues. I couldn't watch the Simpsons due to the drop outs, but oddly enough the Cleveland show was just fine. I called D* and was told it was a dish alignment issue, yet all my signals are ~95-99%.
     
  7. Msguy

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    Does anyone have any information when Channel 3's news will be HD? They were supposed to change over to HD back in April, but never have yet. What is the holdup there?
     
  8. Msguy

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    Well tonight was the night. I just watched Newschannel 3 in HD. After they were suppose to go HD on the newscast back on April 19th, 2010 they finally were in HD tonight Monday June 14th 2010. Sweet! Now the only channel not in Full Time HD on their newscasts in Memphis is ABC24 WPTY.
     
  9. mx6bfast

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    It was in HD last night too. Not liking the graphics and the anchors color looks off.
     
  10. Msguy

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    Yeah I agree with you mx6bfast. Newschannel 3's graphics suck right now. They could have done a better job. I also don't like the new weather maps they have. Just eye blur. And the volume at times is too low during the news. I have to turn my volume way up on the television to hear the news and then when they go to a commercial the volume BLASTS me out of the room because the commercial volumes are so much louder. It's unbelievable how HD is supposed to be so much better but they can't get it all right. Now maybe in a year or two we will see ABC24 WPTY go HD on their newscasts. That is the WORST station in America as far as I am concearned for Local News. No Other ABC Station in the country looks as bad as ABC24 in Memphis. That station needs serious upgrades.
     
  11. mx6bfast

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    AMEN brother! You know it is bad when their area graphics doesn't completely overlay the video. You can see the outline of the graphic.
     
  12. Msguy

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    Is anyone else having trouble with Memphis Locals in HD Tonight?
     
  13. hdtvluvr

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    Yes, watching Chuck right now (recorded off D* feed) and it is having issues.
     
  14. Gary*W*

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    I had issues last night with D* locals noticed it in time to move recordings to OTA and they at least 13-1 & 5-1 OTA were fine
     
  15. PatrickGSR94

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    So what is this I hear about WMC-TV may not be on D* after 31 December??? :eek2:
     
  16. Msguy

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    WMC Channel 5 is a Raycom owned channel and the retransmission agreement supposedly ends on December 31st. I read where this is not the only Raycom Station affected. Hopefully DirecTv and this and other Raycom Stations can come to an agreement to be retransmitted on DirecTv so we won't lose this NBC Local.
     
  17. PatrickGSR94

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    Sweet, they have an agreement through 2014 :allthumbs
     
  18. Gary*W*

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    The crawl about the Raycom / D* contract issue re appeared last night during the football game
     
  19. sdicomp

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    Has anyone, other than me noticed that the HD on WPTY looks A LOT like SD? I especially notice it during NCAA football broadcasts. Switching to and from ESPN makes it REALLY noticable!
     
  20. HGuardian

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    I think a lot of it has to do with the poor PQ on ABC/ESPN games to begin with. Add that to the compression at the station, then retransmitting it, and this is what you get. I noticed they finally started airing the tape-delayed Jimmy Kimmel episodes in HD.
     

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