Sunday, February 19, 2006

KARK to be Full HD by March 1

According to an article on Arkansas Business.com, KARK launched its HD signal the Monday before the Winter Olympics started. As of right now the HD signal is at low power. According to KARK GM Rick Rogala the full blown HD signal will be full power by March 1. Read the article HERE.

27 Comments:

At 10:58 PM, February 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should we expect any more changes from channel 4? I was sad to see the article did not go into any detail of that.

 
At 7:50 AM, February 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't make any bets....since YET ANOTHER delay (due to waiting until winter to do an install).

Where was NEX$TAR a few months ago. The Olympics and Daytona 500 wasn't seen in HD on KARK execpt in Little Rock.

I'm hopin' for May sweeps though :)

At least KARK will be passing DOLBY DIGITIAL 5.1, something KTHV, and KATV currently don't do.

 
At 10:44 AM, February 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are 11, 7 and 16 full power now?

 
At 1:10 PM, February 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11, 16 and 38 are at full power. 7 is not at full power, but they are at an acceptable level (in Benton, anyway). 2, 4, 25 and 42 are at extremely low levels.

 
At 10:15 PM, February 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank gawd, maybe KNWA will follow. They lost their signal DURING THE DAYTONA 500 for 20 minutes. UHF is crap!

 
At 10:29 PM, February 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"2, 4, 25 and 42 are at extremely low levels."

42's digital signal barely makes it across the parking lot according to reports. AETN chose a low-vhf channel(5) for theirs trying to save a buck on electricity. And KVTN, just waisting bandwidth on RR propaganda. At least they are a commerical operation and not pretending to be "NCE" like American Family Radio is.

 
At 10:32 PM, February 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Are 11, 7 and 16 full power now?"

Not in Little Rock, AR.

 
At 6:37 AM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Are 11, 7 and 16 full power now?"

Not in Little Rock, AR.


Huh? Please explain this comment.

 
At 9:34 AM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think KARK hasn't been at full power since Alice left. We love you Alice!

 
At 10:38 AM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When KARK gets their new stick up and running at full power, they'll claim to be the HD leader...kinda like they claim to be the only station to do a weather forcast at the top of the newscast, a novel idea. They must think no one knows the difference.

They loves their Judge Judy.

 
At 11:11 AM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pick up kthv's audio in 5.1 don't I ? Their video in HD is 1080-I. That means lots of lines...KATV never even converted their analog to stereo (KARK and KTHV did in 1985). Since then, both KARK and KTHV have installed new transmitters. Also presently KATV's low power digital antenna is only pointed at LR. They don't aim toward their home county Jefferson.

 
At 11:14 AM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my bad. THV is not 5.1 but has the gear in house...not in the loop yet.

 
At 3:42 PM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When KARK gets their new stick up and running at full power, they'll claim to be the HD leader...kinda like they claim to be the only station to do a weather forcast at the top of the newscast, a novel idea. They must think no one knows the difference.

They ARE the only station to do a weathercast at the top of EVERY newscast. There IS a difference.

 
At 3:47 PM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK you're talking about KARK but using THV's slogan "Difference"... Right...

 
At 9:03 AM, February 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice is awful.... most passive aggressive person you'll ever meet.

 
At 5:40 PM, February 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be really relevant to me if KARK worked on synching up its audio to it's pictures. I thought it was my TV until I started asking around.

I hear a new slogan: Informed. Relevant. Synched. We're the MIGHTY KARK!

 
At 7:27 PM, February 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be really relevant to me if KARK worked on synching up its audio to it's pictures. I thought it was my TV until I started asking around.


Analog or digital? Digital is in sync on my HDTV.

 
At 9:00 PM, February 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Analog...Days of Our Lives was just painfull to watch today...thank goodness for soapnet!

 
At 2:03 AM, February 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe that new h.d. signal will win over viewers; god knows the new ugly orange mess they call graphics won't. it kinda hurts my eyes to watch. all the promos suck too. and what's up with that shitty morning show. come to think of it, i don't really watch nbc either. i think i'm going to just delete that station from my tv so i won't have to accidentally see it when i flip through channels.

 
At 2:45 AM, February 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, never mind. i forgot about conan o'brien. the channel must stay! shit.

 
At 11:06 AM, February 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe by march 19

 
At 3:43 PM, February 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, genius; when you're talking about HD you're talking about maybe .01% of your audience. Great for five, ten years down the road. I like my audio and video to match right now.

 
At 9:43 PM, February 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, genius; when you're talking about HD you're talking about maybe .01% of your audience. Great for five, ten years down the road. I like my audio and video to match right now.

Actually, I bet everyone is watching the digital signal is less than 3 years!

 
At 2:42 PM, March 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean you don't know there's a difference between digital and HD?

 
At 7:03 PM, March 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You mean you don't know there's a difference between digital and HD?"

All HD IS digital but not all digital OTA broadcasts are in HD.

Analog OTA broadcasting will end (unless there is a delay) on April 2009. The only thing that analog tvs will receive with an antenna after that time will be the occational E skip (usually May-July) from outside the US. And cable leaks :)

The utter lack of education of HDTV/digital broadcasting is another fine example of the industry, and government of not doing the right thing. First, the FCC caved to the broadcasters and allowed contiuned use of low-VHF channels, and local TV station's reluctance to promote HDTV.

Most viewers won't see a big impact of the change, except OTA analog viewers. Many are elderly and not tech-savy. Some households currently don't have cable due to issues with "decency in programming" (a hollow argument, IMHO), and some are not heavy TV viewers and don't consider the $50+ per month to have CNN/Fox News/ESPN/Lifetime/etc a priority.

 
At 7:23 PM, March 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Analog OTA broadcasting will end (unless there is a delay) on April 2009.

Feb. 17, 2009 is the hard date.

 
At 7:09 PM, March 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has this sight gone out of business? Nothing ever is new?

 

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