WUTV-29 FOX buffalo is up and running! As of 9:00am I was just doing a scan and this was memerized.
29-1 Digital (menu-WUTV-HD) I'm getting color bars (test pattern) and receiver states HDTV. I'm also getting Dolby Digital 2.0 with no sound.
29-2 Digital (menu-WUTV-SD) I'm getting same as 29-0 but in digital. Sound is Dolby Digital 2.0
I'm getting a very good signal with no drop outs on 29-2. On 29-1 I believe they are testing because they seem to be going in and out with long periods in between.
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That's terrific news about Fox being on the air in Buffalo. Can anyone please tell me where the transmitter is? I live in Rochester, NY, and I can get WIVB anytime of day or night. I get WGRZ when the atmospherics are good, but I keep the antenna pointed the same direction for both: southwest.
Where would I rotate the antenna to in order to pick up channel 29?
Yup, their real channel is 14. Punching in that will redirect you to 29.1 (silly Samsung receiver I have won't let you punch in the "dot" so I'm otherwise forced to scroll up).
Amazing, I was NOT expecting FOX to come on the air at any point in the near future! I get fantastic reception of 29 analog from my position, so 29 digital should be good even if their output power is low.
Great news. I just did a channel scan and 29.1 and 29.2 came up. About time, and when WKBW goes live it will be the icing on the cake. So hopefully by the end of the month we'll have it all. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and FOX.
I have a email I received from Bill Ransom (Chief WKBW Engineer) posted on my web site, in it he states testing will start on 2/23 and if all tests well it will be on the air live thereafter. You can read it here: http://www.rochesterhdtv.com/portal.php
BTW, I'm doing my best to cover Buffalo and Syracuse issues as well as Rochester now. Let me know if you have any suggestions for the site.
I scanned in channel 29-1 and 29-2 this evening on my Samsung STB. Yes it is on Grand Island. I can literally see the tower from my house so I know I should get a great signal. Is it true that the super bowl is on fox next year? In the meantime I would like to see alias in hi-def before another season ends. It doesn't get any better....Joe
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Sorry, actually I dont have UPN HD, although some Hamilton area cable companies are offering WKBD-DT Detroit which carries HD programming from UPN. My Cable company doesn't carry it, although WNLO-DT on ch32 will be up on April 1/04 which is UPN and will have HD programming. Their is no available WB HD programming anywhere close to southern Ontario. Even WDWB-DT Detroit is not up as of yet I beleive.