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The only way to watch Locast without ads every 15-20 minutes is to sub for $5 a month. It is a great service. I agree, with so many free apps on the Roku’s & Firesticks, there is more out there to watch that I can’t even get to. I often go through all of the new Roku apps, and I get over-whelmed. Many of the diginets are now streaming like Buzzr, Circle, Comet, etc.
I also picked up Locast for $5 a month. Who knows how long it will be around, but I hope for quite a while. Out here on the Oregon Coast we do not get all of the Portland TV stations. Locast doesn’t have all of them either, but several more than we get OTA.
Thanks. By your screen shot, KATU’s signal is 5 or above. That makes sense. As I was trying to figure out how the 720p pq could be that sharp is only using 3.4. I also did not know that the available bandwidth goes out to near 20. I read somewhere that an additional diginet could be added using the varying bandwidth. That is really cool. Thanks again for the screen shot.
Is there a site that gives the correct info? KGW and KOPB specs are varible on Rabbit Ears, but KATU, KOIN, KPTV, KRCW, and KPDX are not correct as they are not listed as varible. I live out at the coast and get 5 translators giving us 27 OTA channels from PDX (2/6/8/10/12/32/49.
So that explains that 12.2 COZI that is listed at .9 mbps isn’t correct, as I wondered how they could get a decent picture using .9.
Thanks for the info.
Rabbit Ears lists KATU, KOIN, KPTV, KRCW, and KPDX as fixed. But KGW and KOPB run a varied diginet. Is that correct?
Commercial streaming services have access to IP addresses, so they know what area you live in. That way they can tailor the ads for each market. I use both Fire TV sticks, Cube, and the Roku’s. Between the streaming devices, I no longer need my big dish, which I am finally getting rid of. Add in OTA, & Dish I have access to about anything I might want.
I checked and they have the 6 channels. No HD. All are 480i SD. So getting 6 SD on one channel, the pq should be decent.
It looks like the ION station is already getting close to that. Some of the bandwidths I see is like .8 mbps. Now that is narrow. I think 12.2 COZI is pretty narrow. The pq is okay but nothing to write home about. I am surprised OPB has not added a .5 as they have gotten requests for World.
I checked out Origin Sports a bit ago on XUMO as I have the Fire Cube, Roku’s, & Chromecast. So much free material there. Also Circle is in several places.
Rewind will probably show up on either 6 or 32 come this Fall. I am wondering if Decades will be back somewhere. I did find an app on Roku that has Decades. But no DVR function. Portland is missing a lot of diginets, but with so many coming on that are owned by the station corporations, there may not be room for additional ones. METV+ will probably move out to the other Weigel stations in time too.
I read that Gray’s Television started Origin Sports Network, so it looks like we will get both.
I am sorry to hear this. I remember meeting him back in the 60s at KKEY.
That is very possible. I remember a few years ago about a guy sleeping in his bedroom and along came a sinkhole and the house dropped into it and he was killed.
We made it to 106 out in rural Clatsop County. 101 in Astoria. Not a fun night, as it stayed hot for hours long after the sun went down. Today, in the 60s & 70s. Much nicer.
I live between Seaside and Astoria and it hit 106 out here. It was 101 in Astoria. At 1 AM, still 80. Unbelievable heat for us. The 101 tied the record. Plus few people have A/C out here other than in cars. Not a fun night to sleep.
Now NOAA upped Astoria temp to 92 on Sunday.