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some of the locals are out, namely ones owned by Papas Telecasting, NTV and KFXL, (ABC affliate and Fox affliate) are no longers being rebrodcast by direct tv because they could not get a new contract.

in the mean time here are a few work arounds

if you have charter internet, basic cable is on by default in many cases, so just spilt it or connect your tv to it and you can get the local.

in the DMA we have two ABC affiliates. one in lincoln and one in kearney, the one is lincoln is still being brodcast, so just watch that one for ABC programming, and then call direct tv and tell them you do not have a local fox station anymore so ask to have to turn on a national fox station, they may or may not do this.
 

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I'm in Lincoln. I can get both KFXL and KPTM just fine with an antenna. I sent an email to KFXL asking them to get their crap together and work it out with DirecTV, or I'll simply just change all my DVR shows to KPTM and move on.
 

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I'm in Lincoln. I can get both KFXL and KPTM just fine with an antenna. I sent an email to KFXL asking them to get their crap together and work it out with DirecTV, or I'll simply just change all my DVR shows to KPTM and move on.
I am lincoln also I am glad I bought a AM21. I switched all my DVR shows the KPTM. They have much better signal and most of their syndicated shows are in HD. Unlike KFXL who has a horrible SD feed on Direct TV and most of their syndicated shows are in SD. As a side note I was blown away by the amount of stations I got with my Mohu leaf antenna.
 

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My email to KXFL mentioned their crappy picture quality and low sound level. KXFL is awful in SD, like when they have their weather warnings on the screen. When I first got DTV, I set everything on the DVR to record off the AM21, but I had a ton of shows that didn't record, and only had a gray screen. Thus, I switched them all to satellite. Others have mentioned similar issues with the AM21, but it is hit and miss. I have a new AM21 now, so who knows.

My email to KXFL said they are nuts for trying to extort higher fees from DTV, which will raise my prices at some point, for something I can get for free out of the air. I also pointed out that if I have to go through the trouble of changing my DVR settings to KPTM, I won't ever bother to change them back.
 

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you guys are lucky in the eastern part of the DMA, we cannot get KPTM here south central Nebraska, and we are stuck with KFXL/NTV yeah their picture is horrible and they are the only local that broadcast station the broadcast in 7209 not 1080i
 

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The SD PQ on NTV/KFXL stinks with those jagged edges. KHAS doesn't have that problem with their SD. I live in Grand Island and can't get any of the stations over-the-air with rabbit ears and I'm not about to put a Big Ugly antenna outside.
 

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some of the locals are out, namely ones owned by Papas Telecasting, NTV and KFXL, (ABC affliate and Fox affliate) are no longers being rebrodcast by direct tv because they could not get a new contract.

in the mean time here are a few work arounds

if you have charter internet, basic cable is on by default in many cases, so just spilt it or connect your tv to it and you can get the local.

in the DMA we have two ABC affiliates. one in lincoln and one in kearney, the one is lincoln is still being brodcast, so just watch that one for ABC programming, and then call direct tv and tell them you do not have a local fox station anymore so ask to have to turn on a national fox station, they may or may not do this.
Papas Telecasting is bankrupt.
 

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Papas Telecasting is bankrupt.
yes I do know this, they filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and sold many of the stations that they owned, such as KPTM and KXVO from Omaha.

most recently Pappas missed a payment on one of their radio stations in California and after missing the payment, the trustee in their bankruptcy issued an order that pappas needs to liquidate stations in Nebraska and Arizona to pay off debts.
 

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Something happened with the Lincoln stations because I looked today and on DirecTV, Ch 25 was MNT and the programming has moved to channel 4 and is the KSNB network. According to wikipedia, "On April 1, 2013, the station took the MyNetworkTV affiliation previously held by the second digital subchannels of both KOLN and KGIN"

I am not sure if that is a positive or not.
 
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