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Cox Oklahoma Giving Away a 3DTV

Cox Oklahoma tweeted that they are giving away a 3DTV. You have to sign up at the Cox Norman, Edmond, or Riverside stores by 6 PM April 11.

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Masters in 3D on Cox in OKC and Tulsa

Tip from hdtver,

If you are interested in checking this out, here is link then “More details on getting ready for 3DTV” The information is specific to Samsung and Panasonic models.

The specifics of most interest are that the broadcasts will occur on April 7,8,9.10 and 11. HDMI 1.4 and 3D glasses/goggles that work with Sumsung and Panasonic are required. The real bummer: 3D-Ready TVs purchased before February 2010 will not support the HDMI 1.4 specification and will not work for the Masters broadcasts. So says the Cox website.

Further notes…

Cox Oklahoma tweeted that the 3D channel will be on channel 710 in OKC and Tulsa. If you don’t have a 3D TV you can see the Masters in 3D at the Edmond and Norman Cox stores in the OKC area or the Cox Riverside store in Tulsa.

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KOCO-TV Gets New Digital Antenna

Aurora 5000 passed along this link:

KOCO-TV Gets New Digital Antenna

OKLAHOMA CITY — Eyewitness News 5 has received a new digital antenna to help improve its over-the-air signal.

The state-of-the-art antenna stands nearly 1,500 feet high and uses an omni-directional, multi-polar signal that should help viewers tune in KOCO-TV better.

Construction crews will take the old analog antenna down from the tower and replace it with the new one over the next few weeks.

Over the weekend, I watched several shows on my new iPad that had failed to record on either of my DVRs because of KOCO’s weak signal. While the iPad experience was great, I hope this will enable me to pick up the NBA playoffs that will soon feature the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Carmike 10 in Stillwater to Get the Final Four in 3D

Carmike 10 in Stillwater is the only theater in Oklahoma get the Final Four in 3D. There are only about 100 theaters nation wide who are showing this in 3D in the theater.


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Cox to Reduce Price for HD OD Movies

Cox announced on Twitter today that starting on 4/1/2010 the price of HD OD (On-Demand) movies will be reduced to $4.99. This is the same price as SD movies!

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Cox Switches KFOR SD From Channel 3 to 4 Today

KFOR SD has switched from channel 3 to channel 4 on Cox Cable today. If you have any recording scheduled on channel 3 you may have to cancel your recordings and create to new recording for each show on channel 4.

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KFOR Transmits HD from Chopper

KFOR-DT transmitted HD from their helicopter for the first time today. KFOR-DT is definitely stepping up the HD news coverage in the state. It is only a matter of time when we will see a tornado in HD from a helicopters perspective. Hopefully it will not be in a populated area. I live in Moore, 1999 is still in my memory.

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Maintenance and Upgrades

This site has been running for about eight and a half years tracking the digital television transition. During that time, through two content management systems nearly 3,400 items and more than 15,000 comments have been posted. There have also been more than 900 posts in the forums through two different systems. During that time, 11,300 user accounts have also been added, but as near as I tell, fewer than 1,000 of those are not hackers simply looking for an way in to do whatever.

With the analog cutoff for some stations more than a year out and all stations since last summer, I’ve been rethinking the site and am going to make it more functional and interactive. There are also a few problems that will be fixed by these changes. As some of you know, I make my living doing web development and I’ve often used this site as a way to learn new things and experiment with things before I install them on client sites. This transformation is no different.

The first step in this upgrade process is going to be getting rid of the user accounts that don’t seem to have been created by real humans. The easiest way for me to do this is to delete the user accounts that have never posted an item, a comment or a forum post. While that might delete some actual real people from the system, I can’t think of a better way to identify who is actually participating in the site. And once I do this, I’ll be adding some software to better identify hacker accounts in the future so it should make it easier for me to maintain, which is one of my goals.

So, until someone jumps up and screams “NOOooooo!” I’ll be deleting the accounts later in the week. If your account gets deleted because you’ve never posted an item, comment or forum post, you’ll still be able to recreate it in the normal way. And, this would be a good time to comment if you haven’t done so before.

The rest of the changes will follow shortly after and throughout the process I’ll be posting links on Twitter.


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Clear QAM Channels on Cox

Taddeusz writes:

I’m not sure when it happened but KFORDT, KFORDT2, KOCODT, and KOCODT2 are currently available on two separate clear QAM channels in the OKC area, 84 and 116. Previously they were only on channel 84. I wonder if Cox is planning on moving those from 84 to 116 and they are keeping both alive until the change is permanent?

Is this the first time Cox has offered digital channels in the clear?


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Is KOCO-DT off the Air?

I saw something about this a day or two ago, but I just noticed I haven’t been able to pick up KOCO-DT all day? Did they get knocked off the air by the snow?


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KWTV-DT to Stay on UHF 39

KWTV-DT has applied to stop broadcasting on VHF channel 9 and keep broadcasting only on UHF channel 39. If you have any DVR recordings on 9-1 I would change it to record on channel 9-2.

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DirecTV to start 3D Broadcasts in June

DirecTV and Panasonic announced a partnership to start broadcasting 3D channels starting in June. DirecTV HD receivers will receive an update so that the 3D picture and can seen on 3D compatible HDTVs. You will also need a pair of active-shutter glasses.

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Discovery to Launch 3D Network in 2011

Discovery Communications, Sony and IMAX announced that they will launch a 3D network in 2011. Hello Discover 3D


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KWTV UHF 39 Maintenance

KWTV, Oklahoma City UHF Channel 39 will be performing planned maintenance from approximately 12:00 AM until 04:00 AM on Wednesday, January 6. If we finish the work early we will sign back on at that time. This maintenance will allow us to relocate our fiber feed at the transmitter location.

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ESPN to Create 3D Network

ESPN is going to create a 3D network starting in June 2010 and televise 85 live events.


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