KATU 2.4 is coming

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  • #21674
    mwdxer1
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    I found out that KATU is indeed going to have a 2.4, but probably not until next year. No idea on what they will be programming, but they have the equipment now.

    #21683
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    Has anybody else noticed they are running 720p on 2.1 and 2.2?

    I also noticed 8.3 (480i) can display full-screen. Why doesn’t 10.2 do that?

    #21685
    superhet
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    Yeah Mr. Kopp I noticed that, too, the 720p on 2.2. It looks pretty great, especially during the commercials when the content is actually HD-ish.

    #21688
    washnotore
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    MeTV Wide Screen Viewing FAQ

    http://metv.com/metv-wide-screen-viewing-faq

    Not sure what brought the change to 2.2 stream.

    According to my TSReader 2.2 is broadcasting 4 Mpbs stream at 720p. Yes it is possiable now to have two 720p streams and two 480i streams. On the same RF channel.

    Sinclair’s KATU/KUNP is currently the only stations in Portland. That are now broadcasting four HD streams.

    Since College ball is just around the corner. Sinclair’s American Sports Network will once again interrupt Me-TV over the weekends this fall.

    #21695
    mwdxer1
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    Yes, I noticed the better pq on 2.2 and the METV satellite feed is now in HD, but I had not caught that 2.2 was indeed in 720p. Thanks for clarifying. The new technology gives better pq with more subs now. When 3.0 comes into reality, then more can be stacked, and that is the future according to what Sinclair reports. New TVs and tuner boxes will be needed, but they will be plenty of room for more OTA channels. More out on the translators for rural America.

    #22019
    Jbpdx
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    Hopefully, Movies! network

    #22027
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    There are a lot of diginet channels Portland does not have. Buzzr would be another good one, running classic B&W game shows like What’s My Line. Yes METV does broadcast on satellite in HD. They may be the only diginet that does so far, so I am happy that KATU has in in HD now.

    #22148
    David
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    Hello Everyone,

    I noticed “http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php” then find “Portland OR” then you take looking at KATU 2.4 is coming soon, but I do not know which diginet assigns. smile!

    Have a good day!
    Have a Best Heart!
    david

    #22157
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Yes, I reported it to Rabbit Ears after talking to KATU. I noted 2.2 is also in HD.

    #22297
    washnotore
    Participant

    Sinclair Broadcast To Consider Buying Weather Channel From Comcast

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-sinclair-considers-weather-channel-acquisitoin-20160802-story.html

    First it was the Tennis Channel. Now Sinclair is looking at buying the Weather Channel from Comcast. It’s starting to look interesting. For the next program options for 2.4 stream.

    Programing that no longer works on cable. Might just have found a new home on OTA channel/Stream.

    #22298
    Jbpdx
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    Yawn. I don’t have cable but when I’m somewhere that does, I notice the Weather Channel is almost nonstop commercials. Not like what it was in its early days. Weather Nation is like the old Weather Channel.

    #22302
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    I notice that Telemundo, Estrella, Laff and Escape transmit 480i but they manage to fill the screen sometimes. I wonder why OPBPlus doesn’t.

    #22309
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Some diginets seem to broadcast in 4:3 and some in 16:9. I think METV is the only one that is offered to TV stations in HD so far.
    The thought of 24/7 weather, that goes back to the early days of diginets where the station had few choices. Now with so many choices, going with weather 24/7 seems like a total waste of bandwidth.I would think a station would want hour after hour viewing, but weather? Tune in and tune out.

    #22335
    washnotore
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    Sinclair to Pay $9.5 Million for Retransmission Negotiation Violations

    http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/sinclair-to-pay-9-5-million-for-retransmission-negotiation-violations/175712

    In some smaller TV market. Sinclair has a second station that is under a “shell” name.

    #22417
    washnotore
    Participant

    Now that diginets are starting to take hold. There are some smaller TV markets that are not being served (ie like Bend).

    One such station in Fargo, North Dakota will no longer. Be allowed to show three diginets in that market. It all comes down to size and money.

    Dear KRDK-TV viewers,
    We really appreciate all of your feedback. It inspires us to do even more!

    The decision to remove H&I, Decades and Movies! was not ours alone. Thus, we encourage you to contact the folks at Weigel Broadcasting

    They decided the Fargo, ND region was not important enough to them at this juncture to find a way to continue our relationship.

    It’s important your voice is heard since they clearly did not value your loyalty and viewership. Please let them know their abrupt decision has consequences.

    As always, we thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

    We continue to have 8 channels of great programming and lots in store this fall and beyond!

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