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Old 10-29-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Are there any network affiliates broacasting (via antenna) digital in San Antonio?

For those that don't know what I mean by this question:
DTV Site DTV Answers : What you need to know about the February 17, 2009 switch to DTV.

From Wikipedia Digital television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the United States, all U.S. television broadcasts will be exclusively digital as of February 17, 2009, by order of the Federal Communications Commission. This deadline was signed into law in early 2006.[12] Furthermore, as of March 1, 2007, all new television sets that can receive signals over-the-air, including pocket-sized portable televisions, must include digital or HDTV tuners so they can receive digital broadcasts.[13] Currently, most U.S. broadcasters are transmitting their signals in both analog and digital formats; a few are digital-only. Citing the bandwidth efficiency of digital TV, after the analog switch-off, the FCC will auction off channels 5259 (the lower half of the 700 MHz band) for other communications traffic,[14] completing the reallocation of broadcast channels 5269 that began in the late 1990s.

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Old 10-29-2007, 10:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Answered my own question with a little research...DTV Stations in Operation (http://www.nab.org/AM/ASPCode/DTVStations/DTVStations.asp - broken link)

San Antonio, TX
KABB FOX 29.n 30
KENS-TV CBS 5.n 55
KHCE Religious 23.n 16
KLRN-TV PBS 9.n 8
KMYS My TV 35.n 32
KSAT-TV ABC 12.n 8
KTRG Independent 10.n 28
KVAW Independent 16.n 18
KVDA Telemundo 60.n 38
KWEX-TV Univision 41.n 39
WOAI NBC 4.n 58


Does anyone know how is the reception in the Southern 78212 area?

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Old 10-29-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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Most towers are in Elmendorf. I get great OTA HD from all but Fox. They tend to be pixilated.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Some of those channels will be changing come 2009...there is a forum dedicated to HDTV discussions here:

San Antonio, TX - HDTV - Page 102 - AVS Forum

I live around Tezel/Culebra close to the top of a hill and have excellent reception on all the channels except KLRN with POS rabbit ears sitting right next to the TV.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:24 PM
 
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Here is a site I have used before to see if I had any hope of picking up OTA.

Address (http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspx - broken link)

It can drill down to the address level for established locations and will tell you how far away the broadcast tower is.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:37 PM
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Cable viewers can rest easy with their current setups until 2012.

The digital transition | Reporter-Times.com
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:29 PM
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Check out TitanTV for broadcast listing.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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pbs is a vhf station. the best antenna for vhf is a simple extendable one or rabbit ears. in my area, the klrn signal always came in snowy in analog and in digital the signal was too weak to be picked up where the tv is located.

on new years one of the channels changed, so i decided to try pbs again. today i have repositioned the antenna and also have it on a signal amplifier purchased at radio shack. now pbs is coming in great. even prior to adjusting the antenna for pbs, all the uhf channels (which apparently is everyone else in town) were coming in great in digital on all tuners.

to get rid of the religious channels on two of my converters i had to factory reset and then manual scan everything but channel 16. for some reason these boxes don't have a way to delete a channel from the lineup.

anyway thanks for posting that site/lineup info.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:38 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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Answered my own question with a little research...DTV Stations in Operation (http://www.nab.org/AM/ASPCode/DTVStations/DTVStations.asp - broken link)

San Antonio, TX
KABB FOX 29.n 30
KENS-TV CBS 5.n 55
KHCE Religious 23.n 16
KLRN-TV PBS 9.n 8
KMYS My TV 35.n 32
KSAT-TV ABC 12.n 8
KTRG Independent 10.n 28
KVAW Independent 16.n 18
KVDA Telemundo 60.n 38
KWEX-TV Univision 41.n 39
WOAI NBC 4.n 58


Does anyone know how is the reception in the Southern 78212 area?
KENS has moved its digital signal from 55 to UHF 39, shared with KWEX. This channel assignment will change again on February 17 when KENS moves to its permanent digital channel. Be ready to do a rescan with your receiver on 2/17/09.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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I get great OTA HD from all but Fox. They tend to be pixilated.
Same here. I had to tweak the aim of my rooftop antenna several times before I was able to virtually eliminate the pixeliztion on the local FOX digital station. It seems like the antenna orientation doesn't need to be as precise for the other local digital stations.
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