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#81 OFFLINE   ARKDTVfan

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:37 AM

not really a tech issue but I'm sure you've all noticed the overly bright and annoying KATV logo on SD programs on their "HD" channel
honestly is KATV trying to drive away all of their viewers (all 12 of them) ? :rolleyes:

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#82 OFFLINE   cottonchopper

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:41 AM

not really a tech issue but I'm sure you've all noticed the overly bright and annoying KATV logo on SD programs on their "HD" channel
honestly is KATV trying to drive away all of their viewers (all 12 of them) ? :rolleyes:


I gave up on KATV a long time ago. Its bittorrent for Lost and .... oh wait there isn't anything else on ABC worth watching.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

... is KATV trying to drive away all of their viewers

It would appear that way.

You don't need a stupid LOGO to tell it's KATV. The blurry, washed out 4:3 video gives it away.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:00 AM

not really a tech issue but I'm sure you've all noticed the overly bright and annoying KATV logo on SD programs on their "HD" channel
honestly is KATV trying to drive away all of their viewers (all 12 of them) ? :rolleyes:


Those banners are enough to make me not want to watch their programming. I am sure that the others will now follow suit, because all of the LR broadcasters seem bent on lowering the bar as much as possible.

And as a status report from earlier, still no response from KARK on the skipping issue at x:56. You would think that a simple acknowledgment would be in order.

If they don't respond soon, I am going to send them the same thing and seem worried that I might miss out on a thunderstorm watch if this continues.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

Little Rock DMA
Sat SD channel 49 - "No need to call us" screen for weeks. Actual channel is analog 20, and guide data is correct. Can someone tune the receiver?

OTA digital 18 (4 subchannels) KTWN Searcy, Ar missing from database. Please add even though they dont send guide data to zap2it. Local weather radar, PBS, and other subchannels need to be able to be tuned on AM21.

OTA digital 26 (26.1) KTVH Hot Springs, Ar. missing from database. Same guide data as KTVN channel 25.1 Little Rock.

OTA KARZ digital channel 44.2 (virtual 42.2) no longer exists. KARZ has only 44.1 (42.1). Has guide data for analog channel 20 KKYK.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

I am a satellite retailer in Little Rock, AR. For about 4 weeks now our local hd channels freeze up. Its just on locals (satellite 99) and its not isolated cases it's happening to alot of people. The signal strength is fine, software download doesn't help. I've looked thru the threads here and can't find one on this problem so I figured I'd just create one. It's not just one channel it's all the local affiliates. And it's about every 20-30 minutes the screen will either freeze up completely or just pixelate for about 5 seconds. Sometimes the audio will cut out at the same time and sometimes it will keep playing while the pictures still frozen. Any ideas? Oh and by the way I'm seeing the problem coming from people with swm and non-swm equipment.


John, I opened a thread on the HDDVR forum about this same issue. I noticed the problem on Fox & whatever station broadcasts CSI. When it happens, my picture pixelates the same as it does during rain fade, & the audio sometimes also drops out. I thought I had also seen the problem on Discovery channel but I must be mistaken. Doug has said that he's asked D* to look into the locals in our area for any problems & hopefully they will find something.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:00 PM

This is being discussed (and we are logging our calls to DirecTv) here:
http://www.avsforum....218690&page=550

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:06 AM

time for a bump
anyone know what's up with KTHV? at times the audio goes out for a minute or so
only LR local I've heard do that:confused:

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:11 AM

I dont usually watch it on DirecTv. Ill check it out later tonight and see if I get dropouts during the news.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:23 AM

If that's the channel CSI is on, then I have the same issue. Last night we watched last week's episode & twice during the show the audio dropped for about a minute.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:56 AM

Anyone know why the Cardinals opening day game was blacked out on ESPN and EI yesterday. If it were available on a local channel I would understand. Does MLB consider Little Rock to be in the Cardinals local broadcast area, even though our RSN is FSSW.
Does this mean all Cardinal games are blacked out here?
DirecTv, you keep using this word "Everywhere."
I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

Anyone know why the Cardinals opening day game was blacked out on ESPN and EI yesterday. If it were available on a local channel I would understand. Does MLB consider Little Rock to be in the Cardinals local broadcast area, even though our RSN is FSSW.
Does this mean all Cardinal games are blacked out here?

 

To find the answer to that question, you need to go here:  I live in Miami OK and they claim us.  To get the Cardinals or the Royals games i have to sub to the Sports pack to watch their games.  They are not included in EI.  The Cardinals game was not on ESPN yesterday it would not have been blacked out.  It stinks that there are extra sports stations that fall in the sports pack only but at least we didnt get an upcharge for having multiple RSN's in the base package.


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