HD Locals: Little Rock, AR

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Birdieman30

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    What's the deal with KATV today? The Texas A&M and Miami game and the network scoreboard show in SD. At least the Raycomm game was in
    S-HD (Semi-HD). Same song, different verse at KATV.
     
  2. ARKDTVfan

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    ABC didn't do that game in HD
    too bad Raycom didn't do their game at all
    what a pathetic showing :(
     
  3. jangell2

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    I've just started watching the channel 11 HD broadcast of the colts/jags game and, jeez, is there ia lot of major blocking going on. Seems related to motion. I don't know if this is DTV's problem or 11's.
     
  4. mauijiminar

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    It is not Directv's fault. It looks the same way OTA. Until KATV gets their new tower up, it will not look better. OTA looks just as bad.
     
  5. HDJulie

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    Dancing With the Stars airs on KATV. The picture is horrible & the image cuts out sometimes (pixelates). This is supposed to be broadcast in HD. Anyone know what the deal is? Is it KATV's fault?
     
  6. arxaw

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    It's katv & directv's fault. They shouldn't have added katv to directv until katv's new tower is up and they are broadcasting their own signal, not piggybacking on a two-bit Equity station that doesn't have enough bandwidth to do abc-hd.

    Or, they should have run fiber directly to the DirecTV facility on Col. Glenn, like they did for comscat.

    It probably won't improve until the end of the year when katv gets their new tower up and running and are broadcasting on their own channel.
     
  7. steveken

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    They don't have enough bandwidth to do their OWN channel properly, much less add another channel onto it. Well, I suppose they do have enough, but only because they rarely show any true HD content. It usually looks like crap on their channel anyway. Tried watching Cardinals games this year on 42-2 and it just looked like a Lego'ized version of the game.

    LOL, and spend money? NAH!!! :)

    Try like February of next year probably.......can't help but be pessimistic.


    Anyway, I will just put in my experiences of 7 over the past times I have tried to watch it. At times it looks like its coming off a severely underpowered computer where the video will lag, then speed up a little only to lag again. It makes the video a good 1 to 2 seconds behind the audio.

    Too bad filing a complaint with the FCC would do next to no good.
     
  8. Birdieman30

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    Is it ABC or KATV?

    I am watching the Texass/Missouri game and when they change cameras the picture continually goes out of focus. The text and the actual game shots go out of focus. I thought it was me, but my wife confirmed my suspicions. It is very annoying.
     
  9. arxaw

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    It's katv. See post #46.
     
  10. ARKDTVfan

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    :rolleyes: nothing but an outage message on KATV
    I don't care if their tower fell or not they still suck
     
  11. arxaw

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    ARKDTVfan,

    According to AVSForum LR thread, look for a permanent solution to the unwatchable katv mess in about 2 - 3 weeks from now, when a direct link will be up and running between katv and the local D* facility at KLRT on Col. Glenn Rd. in LR.
     
  12. mauijiminar

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  13. colebert

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    You know KATV sucks when VTN has had a single-mode fiber uplink to Col Glenn for 5+ years.
     
  14. ARKDTVfan

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    There is a God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BTW I found the post you mentioned
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=14923193&postcount=6885
     
  15. Birdieman30

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    For the second week in a row, the wife has been watching Crusoe on NBC (KARK) and the speech disappears on the HD channel. The background sound effects are there (music, waves crashing, etc.) but no speech. When we change to the SD channel the speech is there. Update: Just changed back to HD and the speech is back. Has anybody else noticed this? Is this a local 5.1 audio issue? Two weeks in a row. We do not watch NBC that much, except for Leno, so I do not know if this has been an issue on other programs.

    Correction: I have just been informed we do watch NBC (Heroes, Chuck, etc.), but no audio issues on those shows.
     
  16. steveken

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    Actually, it does happen every so often on 4. I have noticed it on several occasions watching Heroes and Knight Rider and Chuck I think. It only lasts 3 or 4 seconds I believe, but it is there none the less. I don't think its that big a deal as I am okay at reading lips. LOL Plus, it doesn't happen very often at all, so its not a real big deal, YET. :) Anyway, just so know, its not just you guys, it does happen.
     
  17. ARKDTVfan

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    any update on the direct feed?
    it's been 2 weeks since this info was posted
     
  18. arxaw

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    Haven't heard anything.
     
  19. jangell2

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    I little OT, but I needed to express my dismay and surprise that AETN is shutting down their analog transmission on 02/02/09 and will go back on the air with all digital on 02/18/09, the date on which stations must broadcast only in digital. For about 6 weeks AETN will stop providing content. As a DTV customer, I will lose AETN for 6 weeks. I will miss the News Hour very much.

    Are many stations doing this? Why is this necessary?
     
  20. jangell2

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    Oops. The shutdown date 01/02/09.
     

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