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KOCE-50 (PBS) Los Angeles now in HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by HoTat2, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 #1 of 50
    HoTat2

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    Just a heads up, it appears that PBS station KOCE-50 in L.A. (actually licensed for Huntington Beach, CA). is now being carried in HD on DirecTV's LiL HD channel package for the L.A. DMA.

    Labeled as "A3 Los Angeles 50 KOCE PBS."

    This officially gives the L.A. DMA 3 HD PBS locals in their LiL package. KCET-28, KOCE-50, and KLCS-58.2, though as noted on another thread while listed as HD KLCS-58.2 is actually an SD sub-channel at present.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 #2 of 50
    Stuart Sweet

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    Confirmed. Good find!
     
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    Nice! PQ look OK?
     
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    HoTat2, thanks for keeping on top of these LA HD locals.

    I hope they add KLCS Ch 58 HD. I can pull in on my Winegard (/Terk) radar looking antenna (along with 28.1, 50.1, 56.1, 58.1 blah blah blah :) ). But with D* having the channels, it just makes everything so much easier. I dont't have to kepp adjusting my antenna.

    1. BTW did D* improve the PQ on KCET?

    I remember when it first launched me and another poster here clearly saw a difference between the D* feed of KCET HD, and or off air feed of KCET HD.
    The D* feed was noticably soft.

    Thank-you

    I temp disconnected my off air antenna and can't check right now.

    EDIT#2 - Major: Channel name.

    I like watching "Nature" and Nova."

    [I got this channel on U-verse.]

    [Mood = : O ]
     
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    Since KLSC has a subchannel on DirecTV, they will not be in HD. The agreement with the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) allows each station to elect whether they would be carried in HD OR have a subchannel carried. Since KLSC chose the subchannel route that precludes their being in HD.
     
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    Newshawk

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    AARGH! I have officially run out of room for L.A. HD locals! :eek2::nono::mad:
     
  7. Jun 3, 2009 #7 of 50
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    I live in area code 92277, 29 Palms, CA, and must be on the outer edges of the beam that transmits the PBS HD signal. I receive all the commercial stations 2 - 13 in HD and all the PBS stations in SD. My Guide lists KOCE as LA 50 and KCET as LA 28. Does anyone know specifically why I would not be receiving the PBS HD signal in the high desert. Thanks.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2009 #8 of 50
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    Newshawk:

    Your right about that sub-channel thing. It was mentioned in the KLCS 58.2 thread. Thanks.

    If you don't mind me asking, what do you mean by ran out of room for LA HD locals?
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    I would call DirecTV. I was getting those channels at the river, and I was 10 miles outside of Needles (right on the Arizona/California border).
     
  11. SLICK1938

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    Tks, Wisegoat. I'll give them a go.
     
  12. Tele-TV

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    Thank-you Sir Stuart. : ) And although I don't have no use for Newshawk 's chart, I appreciate your guys dedication to to the Sat hobby.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    Well thats a good problem to have if you ask me... :lol::lol:
     
  14. gully_foyle

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    While KOCE 50 is actually broadcast from the same Mt Wilson location as other LA stations, it is intended to serve Orange County. This may put it in a different DMA.

    Edit: But maybe that's not what you were asking.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Um, Aren't you in Palm Springs DMA? If so you will only receive channels that are meant for that DMA from Sat, even if you can get them via Antenna.
     
  16. Wisegoat

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    Orange County is considered a part of the Los Angeles DMA. Some of the southern parts of the county get San Diego locals as well, but only OTA or cable.
     
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    Tks, Guys for yr replies. I live about 60/70 miles north of Palm Springs
    and, as I mentioned, I get all of the LA Locals (and I'm happy with all the sports out of LA) including all 4 of the PBS stations in SD. I only know one other DIRECTV customer in the area with HD and he does not get the PBS channels in HD either so maybe its unique to this area. I sent DIRECTV an e-mail and they resent my authorization but this didn't change anything. Tomorrow I will call and seek some tech support over the phone and at least find out if PBS in HD is available out this way.
     
  18. Rob

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    Next up: Channel 24 HD?
     
  19. Rob

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    Next up Channel 56 HD?
     
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    Sherman...
    I don't think they even have any programming in HD, do they?

    A fair amount of the old shows on their schedule could be in HD, but it would involve the current owners of the shows going back to the original film masters and having new HD syndication prints made -- but that's probably more effort and expense than anyone involved wants to deal with. (It's been done with "Star Trek" and "Hogan's Heroes," but I don't think there's much interest on anyone's part for any other shows of similar vintage to be upgraded to HD.)
     

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