Decades Replaced by StartTV

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  1. localclassictvfan

    localclassictvfan SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I hear ya. My MeTV affiliate is 720p HD now and they brag like they did something monumental. The only hd I see is the commercials, them older shows on the DT1 still look like 480i.....
     
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    localclassictvfan SatelliteGuys Pro

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    The only other Nexstar Station that has Decades is KOIN 6 in Portland....only reason Decades is on that Nexstar Station when they made the agreement with KATZ Broadcasting/NBC Universal to add their stations, Meredith had the deal with Laff/Grit/Escape/Bounce/Cozi on its stations already including Portland's KPTV/KPDX
     
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    I guess their first impression is a NO-GO.....
     
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    Yeah ..

    Same situation here in the LA market, where Weigel owned KAZA-DT 54-1 has MeTV in 720p HD.

    Yet I and others could see no PQ difference between 54-1 and an SD duplicate of MeTV broadcast here on KDOC-DT 56-3.

    But then one day I was speaking with the head of studio ops. for local KHTV-CD 27 the host station for KAZA in a repack CSA about another unrelated technical issue.

    And at one point he addmitted that MeTV was not native HD, but only upconverted SD.

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    RabbitEars may be premature. Although KASW still lists Decades on channel 61.2, it is no longer a Decades affiliate. Its programming is now HSN. The Start TV website still does not list an affiliate in Phoenix, or even coming soon.
     
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    I listed based on the TitanTV guide found on the KASW website. TV Schedule

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    Weird...the channel label says StartTV, but the actual shows are HSN shows and are what is actually airing.
     
  8. localclassictvfan

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    HSN replaced GetTV on WLFT 30.3 in Baton Rouge...that has to be the worst replacement on a digital subchannel slot...HSN, a shopping network period, and TBD for any classic subnet like Decades, Get, Movies...
     
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    Update: KASW's website is no longer showing the StartTV logo; it has been replaced by an HSN logo. StartTV may eventually come to channel 61.2, but not any time soon. #1 priority for KASW is moving from RF channel 49 to RF channel 27 on November 30.
     
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    ..santa cruz is 46.1cbs, 46.2cw, and 46.3 ion... decades is on satellite at 101 degrees west
     
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    For clarification, what do you mean by DECADES is on satellite at 101W?

    Are you referring to "FTA" satellite or something?

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    Yes, Decades channel is FTA on c-band on 101W. Along with MeTv, Grit, Start. Movies!, FETV, and H&I (Heroes). Get yourself a dish in your backyard!
     
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    Oh Ok, specifically on the SBS-1 satellite there I see ...

    What happened was as long time DIRECTV sub., when the poster said "101W", it made me immediately think he was also a DIRECTV sub. and referring to their main satellite slot on the Ku DBS band there.

    I actually receive all those channels here in the LA DMA as OTA diginets. Except for FETV which is carried by DIRECTV.

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    There is several satellites at that location I think 4 of them at 101w.
     
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    Just checked ...

    Looks like 6 satellites at 101W nominal right now ...

    DIRECTV-4S (renamed "T4S")
    DIRECTV-8 (renamed "T8")
    DIRECTV-9S (renamed "T9S")
    DIRECTV-15 (renamed "T15")
    SBS-1
    SKYTERRA-1

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    A couple of Sinclair stations have added it.
     
  17. RedPenguin

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    It would be nice now that Weigel is dabbling with live streams for MeTV (Chicago Only so far), it would be nice if Decades was put on a Live Stream eventually also.
     
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    Houston just added it.
     
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    No station in KS/NB/North Dakota/South Dakota has it yet.
     
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    South Dakota never gets any new sub channels.
     
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