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post #9271 of 9300 Old 01-29-2014, 12:11 PM
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Newbie here...

I am planning to install an antenna (HD) to get WSVN and SoFL channles in my place in Boca. I tried already one of the Leaf antennas but the signal was too weak.

Any recommendations for indoor antennas?

Also, looks like I can get a better signal upstairs. Do you know of any device that would send the signal to the other TV wirelessly?

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Lately, the video on The Weather Channel (HD-380) freezes very often for about 20 seconds. This has been happening for the past several weeks on all my boxes. Is anyone else experiencing this? I am on Comcast.
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I get it a lot on History Channel 2 (38something)
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I noticed that my Cisco RNG200N STB (Comcast) received an update last night to the S26 guide. The only change I see is the guide now appears in the 4:3 format. mad.gif
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I noticed that my Cisco RNG200N STB (Comcast) received an update last night to the S26 guide. The only change I see is the guide now appears in the 4:3 format. mad.gif

I got the same update on my Comcast SA8300 DVR and tried a reboot but it didn't fix the format. I did not get the update yet on my Cisco RNG150N.
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I also have 4:3 format for the guide.
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I got the same update on my Comcast SA8300 DVR and tried a reboot but it didn't fix the format. I did not get the update yet on my Cisco RNG150N.

Yes, I also did not get it on my RNG150's.
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I got the same update on my Comcast SA8300 DVR and tried a reboot but it didn't fix the format.

Same here. Now when you pull up the guide, the font seems smaller/harder to read and the aspect ratio is wrong for the PIP box in the upper right corner of the schedule grid.
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You can find out more about the update here: http://forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-and-Equipment/New-Features-for-Scientific-Atlanta-Cisco-Cable-Boxes/td-p/1501473. I think it fixes some of the bugs we were having with the DVR and now gives us access to manage the DVR online. Not sure why they decided to crop the guide with the update.
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You can find out more about the update here: http://forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-and-Equipment/New-Features-for-Scientific-Atlanta-Cisco-Cable-Boxes/td-p/1501473. I think it fixes some of the bugs we were having with the DVR and now gives us access to manage the DVR online. Not sure why they decided to crop the guide with the update.

Thanks for the link. Great to see that I now have access to the DVR Manager. I do notice one feature that has bothered me for some time that they say has been resolved. The "HD Pass Through." It still does not work for me. Everything comes through on 1080i or 480i via HDMI.
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I can now use the remote app and control em the dvr from my iphone but it says my dvr is 100% full when it's only 48%. Any idea what to do with that?
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We'll it's not showing full anymore but it doesn't show everything I have previously recorded in the dvr. Cool that you can control the dvr and setup a recording. Hopefully it works when you are away from your home.
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My HD passthru works on my SA8300HD but not on my Cisco HD non-dvr box
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Don't know if this is the right place for this.......

 

Hi, I am pretty knowledgeable about alot of things on the house, but electronics is a mystery to me. And I don't have a dad or brother to ask these things of. Please help me figure out which antenna I need. 

 

I live in Boca Raton, FL zip 33487. My house is single story. I want to put a whole house antenna in the attic. Currently, I have an amplified splitter (plugged into electric with cable TV line) with 7 dedicated lines going to each room.

 

When I look up the address on those sites, it says I have a strong signal from both West Palm Beach and Miami. It says I am 30 miles from towers in West Palm and 50 from Miami. It says West Palm is 20 degrees and Miami is 300 degrees. From that info, that I have signals due north and due south, I believe I need a multidirectional antenna........correct?

 

Now, which one...........? I read about them on Amazon etc. but unfortunately, I don't understand the technical jargon that people who know about these things use. I chatted with a rep at one of the big online sellers of amplifiers and he suggested a DB8e antenna, a VHF antenna retro fit kit and a 9 way HD drop bidirectional amp CDA8 for $285.

 

I have a Roku and have been living with that since Comcast cut me off after they figured out they left basic cable on my TV's when I cut the cord. But I want to get this done. I have started and stopped many times because I'm afraid of buying the wrong thing. I don't mind spending the money. I want to do it once and do it right. I don't have 7 TV's right now, but I want the house to be set up for more if I buy them. Several are still analog right now and I use Roku with those. 

 

Thank you for any help...........Nina in Florida

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Don't know if this is the right place for this.......

Hi, I am pretty knowledgeable about alot of things on the house, but electronics is a mystery to me. And I don't have a dad or brother to ask these things of. Please help me figure out which antenna I need. 

I live in Boca Raton, FL zip 33487. My house is single story. I want to put a whole house antenna in the attic. Currently, I have an amplified splitter (plugged into electric with cable TV line) with 7 dedicated lines going to each room.

When I look up the address on those sites, it says I have a strong signal from both West Palm Beach and Miami. It says I am 30 miles from towers in West Palm and 50 from Miami. It says West Palm is 20 degrees and Miami is 300 degrees. From that info, that I have signals due north and due south, I believe I need a multidirectional antenna........correct?

Now, which one...........? I read about them on Amazon etc. but unfortunately, I don't understand the technical jargon that people who know about these things use. I chatted with a rep at one of the big online sellers of amplifiers and he suggested a DB8e antenna, a VHF antenna retro fit kit and a 9 way HD drop bidirectional amp CDA8 for $285.

I have a Roku and have been living with that since Comcast cut me off after they figured out they left basic cable on my TV's when I cut the cord. But I want to get this done. I have started and stopped many times because I'm afraid of buying the wrong thing. I don't mind spending the money. I want to do it once and do it right. I don't have 7 TV's right now, but I want the house to be set up for more if I buy them. Several are still analog right now and I use Roku with those. 

Thank you for any help...........Nina in Florida

You'll probably have to experiment a bit,. You may have to pick Miami or WPB stations with an attic antenna as higher gain antennas only work in one direction. The higher the gain, the more directional they are.

When digital TV started, I used a Radio Shack U-75R in my attic along with a channel 13 Yagi for West Palm Beach stations. I replaced both of these with a channel master 8200HD which proved to be a better antenna. If you want to drive up to Palm City, I will give you the Radio Shack antenna. It might work for you..

PM if you are interested.
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I suggest you cross post on at http://www.avsforum.com/t/381623/the-official-avs-antenna-and-related-hardware-topic/16200#post_24802421 page. Before you do, you might also consider running a tvfool report for your exact address and posting the link (which does NOT include your address)
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I replaced both of these with a channel master 8200HD

There is no such thing as a channel master 8200HD. It doesn't exist.

There is no point is using a large, all channel antenna in this area since there are no stations that operate on channels 2-6.
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There is a Winegard 8200. Must be confused. But sounds like the Winegard 7698 would be the better choice.
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There is no such thing as a channel master 8200HD. It doesn't exist.

There is no point is using a large, all channel antenna in this area since there are no stations that operate on channels 2-6.

Sorry, it was the 4228 HD. Thanks for the correction.

For anyone that is interested, this makes a nice attic antenna not only for the gain characteristics, but because of the physical properties. Since it is short in horizontal size, it can be more easily pointed in the desired direction in constricted areas than a Yagi type antenna.
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Does anyone know if Comcast actually has 2-way cable cards in Palm Beach Gardens that will work with the TIVO Roamios and that let you view OnDemand? Thanks!
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Hope this is OK to ask here. Last Christmas I bought a Vizio 70: HD 3D TV. I does NOT have Bluetooth, Is there a Bluetooth transmitter I can buy that will send out a Bluetooth signal that I can pick up on a wireless Bluetooth speaker? I asked at Best Buy and they had NO idea what I wanted. Same at Radio Shack. Thanks

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Thanks palmgrower - I corrected the post - It was a long day HA I used to collect rare palms myself when in Ft Myers. Had a 30' tall Corypha among others.
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Anyone been watching the CW 34 WTVX lately? I am watching this through DirecTV, but it only happens on this channel so I'm thinking its an OTA problem. Only shows I watch on it are The Flash and Arrow and the last couple nights when watching both have been having some video issues. It's like it skips, the frame is off, some jerkiness, etc. Really strange.
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Anyone been watching the CW 34 WTVX lately? I am watching this through DirecTV, but it only happens on this channel so I'm thinking its an OTA problem. Only shows I watch on it are The Flash and Arrow and the last couple nights when watching both have been having some video issues. It's like it skips, the frame is off, some jerkiness, etc. Really strange.
I'm getting the same thing. It was flicking, skipping and freezing all through The Flash and Supernatural last night and it's doing it again tonight during Arrow. (I'm watching it recorded). I expect it will continue during The 100 as well. It's pretty annoying and I think it's worse tonight than it was on Tuesday.

It was not doing on Monday during The Originals so whatever it is, it seems to have started on Tuesday. I was hoping it would be over by tonight but no luck. I'm watching on Comcast so it looks like the problem is with the broadcast source and not on our end. I don't think we can do anything but wait and see if they fix it. I may check to see if there is contact info on their site and maybe send them an email. If it's fixed during The Vampire Diaries tomorrow I'll post back and let you know.

And yeah... I know, I watch a lot of shows on The CW. :-)

UPDATE: I won't commit to 100% but the issue was 99% gone during TVD. Hopefully all gone by next week.

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Looks like it's happening during The Flash again this week on CW 34 WTVX. Last week it was perfect, no hick ups or anything. The week before, I experienced it during The Flash but it was almost good during Arrow. Hopefully they'll fix this issue sooner then later.
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Looks like it's happening during The Flash again this week on CW 34 WTVX. Last week it was perfect, no hick ups or anything. The week before, I experienced it during The Flash but it was almost good during Arrow. Hopefully they'll fix this issue sooner then later.
Of late, I haven't noticed any of that flickering and freezing that we experienced a couple of weeks ago. It seemed to go on for two weeks and then stop. Last weeks episodes of Arrow and The 100 had no flickers at all. However, now I have audio issues with the channel. I always watch the shows played through a receiver to get the DD 5.1. Recently the audio on The CW has been hosed. The voices are not locked to the center channel where they should be. Instead they come out of all the speakers, most noticeably from the surrounds as they are closest to my listening position. So, I see the image on the TV in front of me and hear disembodied voices coming from the left and right. Talk about annoying. It is literally unwatchable. Which is why I can't comment on the video quality of tonight's Flash. As soon as I heard the audio was–once again–screwed up I deleted it. I'll download a 1080p copy tomorrow. Last week this issue presented itself on Tuesday and Thursday but not on Monday or Wednesday. This week it happened on Monday and today. I'm not optimistic about the rest of the week. This is the only channel I have this issue on. Something is clearly going on at the broadcast source and it's a recent development. They need to figure out what it is and get their act together.

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Best Area to get WPB and Miami Stations OTA

I'm considering buying a home in the Boca Raton or surrounding area. My parents live in a high rise and depending on which way I point a TV antenna I get channels from either West Palm Beach or Miami. I want to live in a single family home and I wondering what area I should look in that is well suited to get channels from both areas. I'm aware that I may need two antennas pointed in opposite directions.


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Anyone else watching Fox 29 WFLXDT tonight? Watching the Yankees game right now and it looks like it's broadcasting in up converted SD. I've tried this on both my DirecTV channel 29, and my OTA one. It looks awful.

Haha, of course as soon as I complain here they fix it. Better late then never.

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WPBT, WXEL announce merger

Two South Florida TV stations, Miami’s WPBT and WXEL in Boynton Beach, have agreed to merge into a new entity, South Florida PBS. The stations jointly announced the agreement Wednesday.

“This agreement presents a unique opportunity to accomplish something truly profound for South Florida,” said James Patterson, vice chair of WXEL’s board of trustees, in a press release. “The combination of resources and talent at WXEL, WPBT2 and PBS, makes possible a new level of community involvement and leadership that will encourage young people to read and learn and expose them to cultural programming that will enrich their lives.”

The two stations announced in June 2014 that they would embark on discussions about a merger. CPB contributed $150,000 to support planning behind the effort.
http://current.org/2015/07/south-flo...nounce-merger/

Will the two stations simulcast, or will they continue to air different programs? If it's the latter, and WXEL becomes secondary, OTA viewers from Fort Pierce to Jupiter (and satellite subscribers in the Palm Beach DMA) would lose access to first-run PBS programming.

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