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2022 Antenna Work Article rated 5.0/5.0
Note: This article will be updated as needed. Last update: 2/17/2022. As of late January/early February, internal damage to our main transmitting antenna was discovered necessitating occasional swi...
General Reception Help Article rated 3.1/5.0
General tips on resolving low signal strength include the following: A good first step is to re-scan with your TV and/or receiver. Note: Scanning for channels when a signal is out will erase the m...
Contact Us Article not rated yet
The best way to contact us, and the fastest way to get a response, is to open a ticket in this ticketing system by clicking on this link: https://www.katuengineering.com/hesk/index.php?a=add Choose...
DVR Issues with Recording Article rated 4.0/5.0
It has come to our attention that some manufacturer's DVR (Digital Video Recorders) will not record some programming. This is due to the implementation of copy protection embedded in the programming f...
Graphics on Narrow-Screen Televisions Article rated 5.0/5.0
Starting on August 29, 2016, ABC will no longer support "safe title" areas for older 4x3 television sets. This means that if you are using an old-style television, rather than a widescree...
NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) Article rated 5.0/5.0
Here in Portland KATU (2), KOIN (6), KGW (8), KOPB (10), KPTV (12), KRCW (32), and KPDX (49) are all broadcasting our primary channels (the .1 channels) in the ATSC 3.0 (aka NextGen TV) standard. A...
Unwanted Captioning or "Black Boxes" on Screen Article rated 3.5/5.0
The black box or unwanted captioning on your screen can be removed by doing the following: On your TV remote control look for a button labeled "CC" (Closed Captioning), or in a menu look ...
No Audio (or Spanish Audio) on KATU Article rated 3.4/5.0
On your TV remote control, look for a button labeled "SAP" or "MTS" or "Audio" or "LANG", or go into the audio set-up menu and look for the SAP / Stereo options...
DTV Time Settings Article rated 4.3/5.0
We have been advised of a problem where some over-the-air DTV sets that have Daylight Savings Time (DST) turned on in their Time settings jumped ahead an hour. It seems that the problem lies with the ...
Longview Washington Reception Article rated 5.0/5.0
KATU and the other Portland stations have translators on Mt. Brynion. Mt. Brynion is the mountain east of I-5 behind Kelso. Mt. Brynion is licensed to serve Rainier. Depending on your location in Long...
Watching Shows Online Article rated 5.0/5.0
Streaming Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Question: Can live shows be streamed to a phone or tablet? Answer: You should be able to do it on your phone or tablet through a web browser at katu....
Captioning on Cable TV Systems Article rated 5.0/5.0
Some cable providers, in addition to providing an HD digital signal, will also choose to provide a lower-quality down-converted analog signal for compatibility with older televisions. For visually imp...
 

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