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post #7591 of 7611 Old 07-05-2016, 11:35 AM
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I'm surprised anyone actually watches that. Their quality, or lack of hits new lows.

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anyone having problems picking up CBC 5.1 (cblt)? I got a new tv and the signal is jumping from 50-60% to 0% back and forth. Everything else seems to be ok. I have even swapped out some cables and bought a new channel master 7777 pre amp with no luck
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anyone having problems picking up CBC 5.1 (cblt)? I got a new tv and the signal is jumping from 50-60% to 0% back and forth. Everything else seems to be ok. I have even swapped out some cables and bought a new channel master 7777 pre amp with no luck

after further review it seems that i have a loss on the canadien stations broadcasting from the CN tower, Channels 5.1 19.1 and 41.1 all come in around 50-60% according to the Sony TV meter, However like i mentioned if u watch the meter it just jumps from 0%- 50 or 60% (depends on station) and then back to 0%. Everything else is working fine.
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Fyi wbbz/metv

For anyone interested in Hogans Hero's, Perry Mason and Gilligan's Island among others, METV/WBBZ is airing those and apparently others in HD. Twelve to fourteen years ago HD Net (for those who remember that) was running Hogans Hero's in HD from an apparent re-mastered version of that series from the 70's.

They are not full width, but enough that it's easy to tell (other than the boost in quality). If nothing else, none of those annoying WBBZ side bars. The previous episodes of HH's had very good SD quality, especially color quality. This started around the middle of August.

I don't know how this came about, but it surely is a welcome addition especially when one compares these select series with the 'crap' that that low power (virtual) ch 56 is airing. Too bad more of the programming from the 60's & 70's isn't re-mastered.

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New WNED subchannel in 2017

In case you missed it, WNED will be adding the PBS Kids subchannel in February:

http://buffalonews.com/2016/10/21/wn...nts-something/
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Well since you brought that up, no one (including myself) mentioned this (not so new) PBS sub-channel 'Create TV';

http://createtv.com/

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About Create® TV
More often called “ do-it-yourself”, the program genres seen on Create® TV include viewers' favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts and crafts, and other lifestyle interests. The programs seen on Create TV come from American Public Television, The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Create TV was launched in 2006 to serve viewers’ increasing interest in these “do-it-yourself” programs. Create was designed for round-the-clock* broadcast of the most popular lifestyle and how-to programming seen on public television – where lifestyle programming got its start!

On any given day, Create treats home-improvement buffs to This Old House and Rough Cut — Woodworking with Tommy Mac. Food fans will feast on America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Kitchen, Mexico - One Plate at a Time With Rick Bayless and Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. Wandering souls will find themselves captivated by Globe Trekker and Rick Steves’ Europe. Budding artists and crafters will appreciate The Best of the Joy of Painting With Bob Ross and Knit & Crochet Now.

In its 11th year, Create annually reaches 46 million viewers nationwide. The channel is produced and distributed by APT, WNET New York and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS. On the Create YouTube channel you’ll find hundreds of videos from Create’s hosts featuring the best in public television’s programs about cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening and arts & crafts.

*The majority of Create channels operate 24 hours daily; some broadcast during a smaller number of hours each day.
This must be their best kept secret. Since 2006 and it's just surfacing now???

All well and dandy, but programs like This Old House which has been around for over 30 years and also Ask This Old House have been demoted to SD (that looks terrible).
If they are going to do that, then more bandwidth should be allocated to 17.2, at least to stop additional compression. Now going back to a 2nd sub channel, PQ will only get worse.

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WNED 17-3 in on the air. Just a test pattern for now.
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To follow up on the previous post, WNED does have 17.3 up with childrens programming. It went live about two weeks ago.

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Question about a local installer for DirecTV?

It's been a few years since I've been here. I think I changed my password with my password manager and I don't think I've rec'd any emails from AVS ever since.

ANYWAY, I thought I remember a local D* installer, perhaps from Lockport, who used to post here. I think I'll be needing someone in the near future and the original person who installed my equipment was a total hack, so I'd just as soon try to use someone who's good!

Does this ring a bell?

Anyone have any recommendations?

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http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/28/st...z-sub-channel/


WBBZ changing the 67.2 channel...
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I just read the same news on wbbz's website and i'm gonna like this new network since they'll have all of my favorite star trek shows. I also read that 67.2 will only be available over the air which is a small problem for me because i have cable on all my tv's. I could try picking it up with an indoors antenna but i don't know if it will be strong enough to pick up wbbz here in batavia. Since i rent my home my landlord may not let me install an outdoors antenna so before i spend any money on an indoors antenna that may or may not work can anybody tell by looking at this tv fool report and let me know if i can get wbbz with an indoors antenna or not.

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NO IT DOESN'T

We can then throw away all of out tuners, TV's and especially DVR's which will then become USELESS with the unnecessary ATSC3 marketing ploy to sell more equipment. Period!

Screw your 4k gimmick.
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Moving 3x2 HD programming off WBBZ's main channel only to degrade it back down to over compressed 4x3 SD quality surely isn't anything to get excited about !

A good portion of WBBZ's main channel programming is in 3x2 HD (35mm film aspect) which I indirectly mentioned a couple of months ago. This is about as good as WNED dumping This Old House & Ask This Old House to their subchannel degrading what was HD programming down to SD so they can run PBS's feed in full (many programs that are British).

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NO IT DOESN'T

We can then throw away all of out tuners, TV's and especially DVR's which will then become USELESS with the unnecessary ATSC3 marketing ploy to sell more equipment. Period!

Screw your 4k gimmick.
I always need an excuse to buy new stuff so I will look forward to it.

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You be sure to let all of use who have chosen NOT to waste watching 20" in each hours worth of programming watching commercials that own a DVR that don't want/have Cable when the selection of compatible DVR's are available.

It's doubtful that will even exist when this unwelcome change to give the greedy wireless industry more spectrum happens! I will further bet even greedier Hollywood has their hands in with this.

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With the exception of the Super Bowl I haven't watched a commercial in years. I am OTA all the way with 6 networked tuners (3 HDHomeruns) and an i5 computer (ZBOX) connected to each TV with 1 acting as my primary DVR. It works wonderfully. Everything is controlled with my Harmony One remotes. I had fun putting it together and will have just as much fun upgrading to OTA 4K someday. I'm sure others will too.

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That's all fine for the present, it's the future I'm talking about. Obsolesce that doesn't have a solution.

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No doubt. Managing obsolescence a bit now because Windows Media Center is what I use to watch and record TV. Microsoft dropped it in Windows 10 and Windows 7 won't be supported forever. I do have Media Center working on my Windows 10 machines but it is only because one person on the planet made and shared a workaround. My primary DVR computer will stay on Win7 until the bitter end.

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WNYO has been back up a couple of days ago from a unfortunate somewhat extended outage no doubt due to the wind storm last week.. (At least it was here).

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Anyone know a good DirecTV installer in the Buffalo area?

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