HD Locals: Los Angeles, CA

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  1. Mar 25, 2010 #61 of 106
    Wisegoat

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    Stations that multicast have the option of which channel they want DirecTV to carry. KLCS chose the .2 channel, IIRC, because that is the one that carries the local PBS for the Inland Empire. 58.1 is the regular PBS feed and is also not in HD. Not sure on that, as I am not home and cannot look at the guide at this time.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 #62 of 106
    Wisegoat

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    Seems like 400 miles at 3am on a Saturday morning when driving up there!

    Seems like 4000 miles when coming home at 6pm on Sunday night.

    God that is a long (but fun!) weekend.

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  3. Mar 29, 2010 #63 of 106
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    Just for the record, Channel 24 (KVCR) is the Inland Empire PBS station -- it's completely separate from KLCS.

    KLCS's 58-2 carries children's programming.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 #64 of 106
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    You need to add KOCE 50 (PBS) to the LA HD channel list.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 #65 of 106
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    Are we going to add Channel 50 KOCE HD to the first post?
     
  6. Apr 29, 2010 #66 of 106
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    PBS Channel 50 KOCE in HD

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  7. May 15, 2010 #67 of 106
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    You can also add KMEX 34 to the list now as well.

    Now Direct carries 10 LA local channels in HD

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  8. Sep 19, 2010 #68 of 106
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    KDOC 56 is now showing an HD tag, how do we get DTV to add the HD feed?
     
  9. Sep 21, 2010 #69 of 106
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    First time since CSU Fullerton was in March Madness and KDOC 56 was used as an overflow channel that I have seen any indication of HD on KDOC. I am seeing the HD tag in the OTA feed guide data for L&O: SVU. May have to check it out, just to see if it is true. I wouldn't hold my breath on it being on DirecTV anytime soon. KDOC just shows reruns and a few local shows like the Poorman's videos show and Wally George repeats. Nothing in HD. We shall see.
     

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  10. Sep 21, 2010 #70 of 106
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    I understand that at least some programming from KDOC is broadcast in HD via direct studio feeds to Cox Cable and TWC. But not OTA as their spectrum is limited by lease agreements with the SEZMI service, and obviously nor is this feed being carried by DirecTV, Dish network or other MSOs at present for reasons to which I have no idea.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2010 #71 of 106
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    So I checked it last night. On my OTA feed it is only 480i pillarboxed. Even during the L&O: SVU episode tagged as HD. If they are giving out an HD feed, it is not being done OTA. That is stupid and the FCC should take their license away for giving their spectrum to another company to send out unrelated content.
     
  12. Sep 26, 2010 #72 of 106
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    I think the FCC rule is that a station is legally required to broadcast at least one free unencrypted SD channel. Beyond this minimum mandate however they are free to enter into agreements with any other OTA services like SEZMI for use of their spectrum.

    And I would imagine that KDOC would argue their OTA bandwidth limitations aside, they would be more than happy to negotiate with other MSOs like DirecTV to broadcast their direct HD feed as Cox and TWC are doing.

    But for a price of course .... ;)
     
  13. Sep 30, 2010 #73 of 106
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    KCET Channel 28 was in HD just a few days ago and has now been broadcasting an SD feed for the last few days. The feed was having some issues. I would sometimes see a pink/purple vertical bar go across the screen from left to right. It did drop completely one day - I don't know how long as I just switched to my OTA feed.

    Any idea if the HD feed will be coming back soon? I was interested in The Tenth Inning documentary but couldn't record it in HD as only SD was broadcast.

    Update: Here's some more information that's interesting.

    It appears to only be happening on one of my receivers.
    I have an HR24-100 that will NOT show Channel 28 in HD.
    The HD filter on the guide does NOT show channel 28 on this box.

    I also have an H24-200 that does show Channel 28 in HD.
    The HD filter on the guide does show Channel 28 on this box.

    I'm not sure why it's only happening on once of my boxes and it appears to only be affecting this channel.
    I've called DirecTV and they opened up with engineering.

    I of course have reset my box several times and that hasn't worked.

    If anyone has any ideas on a fix, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
     
  14. Oct 4, 2010 #74 of 106
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    No ideas for you. I am having no problems with KCETHD via DirecTV. Dinosaur Train is in HD right now.

    Make sure you have no guide filters on.
    Make sure SD duplicates are turned off.
    Enter 28 directly in the remote and see if it tunes to KCETHD or KCET (look in the upper left-hand corner)
    Restart the receiver.
    Call for Tech Support.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2010 #75 of 106
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    Directv needs to pick up KDOC in HD.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2010 #76 of 106
    Wisegoat

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    Not worth the bandwidth. Nothing in HD. They had an overflow game in HD from March Madness on when CSU Northridge was playing a few years ago. Never seen anything since.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2010 #77 of 106
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    HUH? They have Anaheim Ducks in HD, SEC Saturday morning football, Star Trek series in HD.

    If you are talking about Over-The-Air KDOC, then you are right. The OTA signal is not in HD. KDOC has a HD feed to cable providers where there is HD programming. Directv can get in on this too.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2010 #78 of 106
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    NHL Anaheim Ducks games are in HD. And they have the broadcast rights to at least 10 or 15 games each season.

    I have to watch them in SD now :(
     
  19. Feb 21, 2011 #79 of 106
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    After switching from KCET to KOCE for PBS programming I have noticed this sound problem:

    Dolby Digital is in the 5.1 mode full time. The front two channels are also fed to the two surround channels, causing the front channels to be heard just as loud from the rear speakers.

    I made sure my audio system was set up to play Dolby Digital 5.1. Old KCET programs recorded last year play back Dolby Digital 5.1 just fine. Dolby Digital on other LA channels such as KCBS, KNBC, KABC work as they should. This problem only appears on KOCE. Since I live over the mountains in Barstow, I can NOT pick up KOCE-DT off the air.

    Does anyone else in the LA area hear the same problem with DirecTV's KOCE channel 50?
     
  20. Feb 24, 2011 #80 of 106
    w6fxj

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    I was finally able to reach Ken, of the KOCE Engineering department, on the telephone. He said they do not have the right Dolby Digital encoding equipment yet and have been transmitting psudo-5.1 by putting the front channels on the rear channels. He is trying to get management's permission to just use the two front channels until the 5.1 stuff is installed.
     

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