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#61 OFFLINE   arxaw

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:57 AM

... Are many stations doing this? Why is this necessary?

Across the country? Yes. OTA will be messy for a while. See:
http://rabbitears.info/dtr.php

The temp shutoff is necessary to replace the DT channel 5 tower with a channel 7 tower. They can't do all of this work with the transmitters operating. And this interruption probably wouldn't have happened if KETS had kept their original UHF channel assignment on ch 47, and if the katv tower hadn't fallen.

DirecTV receives KETS with an OTA antenna, so their signal will be off the air, unless KETS provides a backup feed. Contact KETS/AETN for more info.

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#62 OFFLINE   colebert

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:03 PM

At least Comcast customers will still get their PBS-HD national feed.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:21 PM

KATV-HD is up with full bandwidth on Directv now. Enjoy.

As for KETS, they said only ConwayCorp cable has a direct link, so I guess that means when they change over KETS, LR viewers will need to watch PBS on KEMV or KETG if you can get them (I cant) or directly from PBS on AMC21 (which I can).

If KETS was smart, they would make their programming available via streaming video on the internet during the outage...but Im not holding my breath.

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#64 OFFLINE   arxaw

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:53 AM

KATV-HD is up with full bandwidth on Directv now. Enjoy.

Audio & video are both normal now. The direct link between the station and D*'s LRF seems to have fixed all of KATV-DT's problems on D*.

Hopefully, weather will cooperate and allow KATV to get their new tower on the air on schedule for OTA viewers.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:37 AM

KATV-HD is up with full bandwidth on Directv now. Enjoy.


Raycom's SEC game is finally watchable!!

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:45 AM

Raycom's SEC game is finally watchable!!


But is the sync issue fixed?

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:04 PM

But is the sync issue fixed?


no issues that I can see/hear

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:43 AM

Greetings all, I just got my D*TV, and I have noticed that toward then end of some of my 8PM shows (DVR'ed) there is a short glitch where the HD signal goes off I miss about 20 seconds. It has happened on KATV (Heroes) and also on Fringe. Is there a reason for this (or hopefully a fix)?

It would be around 8:50 PM. Thanks for any help/explanation.

I'd also like to echo folks opinion about PBSHD.... it is one of the consistently best networks and I miss it greatly.

#69 OFFLINE   ARKDTVfan

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

KATV's problems are back :rolleyes:
no audio and staggering video

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:25 PM

I agree some KATV problems have returned. While watching the the OU/OK State game Saturday night, I noticed that when camera shots changed, the picture was out of focus for several seconds.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:17 AM

Greetings all, I just got my D*...

...I'd also like to echo folks opinion about PBSHD.... it is one of the consistently best networks and I miss it greatly.

If you're within range of one of the AETN TV towers, ask D* to send you an AM-21 OTA tuner add on that connects to the back of your HD DVR, to watch/record AETN through it.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:09 PM

Greetings all, I just got my D*TV, and I have noticed that toward then end of some of my 8PM shows (DVR'ed) there is a short glitch where the HD signal goes off I miss about 20 seconds. It has happened on KATV (Heroes) and also on Fringe. Is there a reason for this (or hopefully a fix)?

It would be around 8:50 PM. Thanks for any help/explanation.

This is happening at the 56 minute of Life and Heroes (KARK). I have not had this happen on Fringe (KLRT).

Since I only saw the issue on NBC I though it was a KARK issue, but if it is happening on on other stations for others and not me then maybe this is a D* issue

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:58 AM

This is happening at the 56 minute of Life and Heroes (KARK). I have not had this happen on Fringe (KLRT).

Since I only saw the issue on NBC I though it was a KARK issue, but if it is happening on on other stations for others and not me then maybe this is a D* issue


As an update, it has not happened again on Fringe, or anything on Fox (maybe a one-time glitch). It happens at the 56 minute mark for Biggest Loser, 30 Rock, and Heroes EVERY time.

I am thinking it may be a KARK issue.... Who would need to be contacted to see if there is a fix?

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:42 PM


Channel affected --------: 4 KARK
Date --------------------: December 8, 2008
Time --------------------: 8:56 PM
Description of Issue ----: Loss of video and audio for about 20 seconds

Channel affected --------: 4 KARK
Date --------------------: December 10, 2008
Time --------------------: 8:56 PM
Description of Issue ----: Loss of video and audio for about 20 seconds


This also happened for the previous two episodes of Life and Heroes. This was not a one time event. Will post a follow up if this occurs on the December 15th airing of Hereos.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 10:29 PM


Channel affected --------: 4 KARK
Date --------------------: December 15, 2008
Time --------------------: 8:56 PM
Description of Issue ----: Loss of video and audio for about 20 seconds


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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:35 AM

It happened at 8:56 again last night on Biggest Loser.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:06 PM

Channel affected --------: 4 KARK
Date --------------------: December 17, 2008
Time --------------------: 8:56 PM
Description of Issue ----: Loss of video and audio for about 20 seconds


So what is happening? Anybody? What is KARK doing? I cannot get a signal from Little Rock to see if this is happening OTA.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:29 AM

I sent the following to them via the ArkansasMatters website:

I recently got DirectTV, and there seems to be a recurring issue regarding the KARK HD signal. At 8:56 PM every night I watch (or at that spot when I tape) there is a 20-second loss in your signal. This happens on Heroes, Life, Biggest Loser and 30 Rock at the same time.

This has been noted by several DirectTV users on forums. Other Little Rock Stations are not having this issue. Is this a known issue, and if so, is there a solution being worked on?

Thank you.


I will report if there is a response.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 07:25 AM

KATV "HD" D* feed is unwatchable. Herky jerky motion and washed out color.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:30 PM

Still no response from KARK (guess I wasn't praising them for breaking into programming every time a cumulus cloud gets within a 1000 mile radius of their radar) :lol:

And arxaw, I've noticed the same on KATV. My wife had to turn off one of their shows, and the game last night looked terrible for the first half.




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