HD Locals: Little Rock, AR

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

  1. arxaw

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    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.
     
  2. colebert

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

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    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.
     
  4. arxaw

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    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.
     
  5. ARKDTVfan

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    Raycom's SEC game is finally watchable!!
     
  6. colebert

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    But is the sync issue fixed?
     
  7. ARKDTVfan

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    no issues that I can see/hear
     
  8. jtbell

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    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.
     
  9. ARKDTVfan

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    KATV's problems are back :rolleyes:
    no audio and staggering video
     
  10. Birdieman30

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    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.
     
  11. arxaw

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    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.
     
  12. ghfiii

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    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
     
  13. jtbell

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    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?
     
  14. ghfiii

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    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.
     
  15. ghfiii

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

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

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    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.
     
  18. jtbell

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    I sent the following to them via the ArkansasMatters website:

    I will report if there is a response.
     
  19. arxaw

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

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    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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