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WNCN switched back to the main antenna this afternoon at 1:20 PM. We tried to switch yesterday and overnight, but the rain never let up. Thanks for all the feedback. The most surprising thing we learned is of the viewers that called or emailed us, 100% of antennas in the attic lost us completely. Indoor antennas were able to get the weaker signal just fine after adjusting the antenna. Makes little sense, but that's science. Go Figure!
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I'm in Winterville, just south of Greenville, with an attic antenna. 60ish miles LOS to the tower. I haven't lost you, WRAL, or WRAZ. Go figure. I got a few breakups here and there but that's all.

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No dice on any channels this evening. I used to tune in 17.2 once in a while to watch antenna tv, but I don't have to do that anymore. I don't even try to watch Triangle channels much anymore, since I get so many channels already. I have better luck with Charleston SC than Raleigh.
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Great evening for a sunset (finally)! Just tuned in and got 17.1 and 17.2 at nearly 100% strength! Great job, y'all! Thanks again for telling us what was going on.
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Does anyone happen to know why FOX50 still has to drop to SD when they run a ticker? I thought FOX Network actually designed their HD delivery to allow local affiliates to run tickers/bugs/etc right on top of the HD feed without having to drop to SD. Sorry if this has been covered before, I know its been going on for at least a year...
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Does anyone happen to know why FOX50 still has to drop to SD when they run a ticker?
Just to revive this somnolent forum...

Don't know, but they just did it again during a basketball game today, so their problem persists. It's really ugly, bad enough that I just turned off the TV and walked away. I wonder if that's really the effect they're after?
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Any guesses as to what programming WTVD will choose for 11.2 to replace LiveWell next month?
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FYI - Couple days ago - Dish and Capital Broadcasting starting a retransmission dispute. The net result of this is that Capitol Broadcasting stations are currently off Dish (WRAL, WRAZ and WILM in Wilmington)

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I watch WRAL and WRAZ through my Hopper using an OTA module (my locals are Greenville) and Dish has even replaced the OTA guide data with the "Capitol has removed this channel" wording.
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Any guesses as to what programming WTVD will choose for 11.2 to replace LiveWell next month?
I never watch LiveWell channel. Nothing on it interests me but that's just me. When are they supposed to make a change?
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Anybody else having problems receiving WNCN 17.1 and 17.2 OTA? I know it worked last week but this morning I got no signal at all over my attic antenna and the signal is normally very strong.
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Anybody else having problems receiving WNCN 17.1 and 17.2 OTA? I know it worked last week but this morning I got no signal at all over my attic antenna and the signal is normally very strong.

I'm working just fine, even on my Hauppage Tuner card.

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I'm working just fine, even on my Hauppage Tuner card.
Yes, it was working last night for me also. Must have been a temporary issue in the morning.
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If the story below is accurate, the ABC O&O's, including WTVD, will keep LiveWell programming on the air for at least a few more months, although no new episodes or shows are being produced.

http://www.robertfeder.com/2015/01/1...isnt-dead-yet/
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Well there you have it. ABC O&O stations will be adding LAFF comedy network in the place of the LiveWell SD channel. Looks like they're going to keep the LiveWell HD channel at least for the time being. WTVD is an owned and operated ABC/Disney station.

ABC sticks with LiveWell

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I had to tune in WRAL last evening to watch the basketball in HD, and also found Grit TV on 28-2. Looks like the whole state pretty much can get Grit TV except the Greenville Market.
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Yes - I found the Grit TV channel on 28.2 when I was resetting up one of my ATSC tuners, so I went and added it to all of them that are active.

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Sad news out of WTVD. Larry Stogner is retiring immediately - he's been diagnosed with ALS. His final newscast will be the 6:00 on Feb 6th.
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WRAL crawler madness

Does anyone at WRAL actually look at the outgoing signal with all their crawlers during BBall games? Today it was completely laughable -- competing crawls. The national feed was running a crawler about Dean Smith's death, and WRAL had to do a "me too" crawler about it. There was at least once that both crawlers were running and you got over-under nearly in sync crawlers about it.

Guys, come on. What is it about a BBall game that brings out WRAL's inner "crawler madness"? I would love to see a game, any game, where WRAL manages to *not* run a crawler for two whole hours. Not about the weather. Not about where and when the preempted programs are going to be rebroadcast, not about how to set up my DVR for said preempted programs, not about breaking news events.

I just want to watch the game. Is that really too much to ask?

Yes, I know I can rotate the antenna and watch G'boro. But WRAL has upped their signal quality while G'boro has declined, especially their audio seems less that it was a few years ago. So I'd rather watch my home town station.

If they'll just let me. Sigh...
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Does anyone at WRAL actually look at the outgoing signal with all their crawlers during BBall games? Today it was completely laughable -- competing crawls. The national feed was running a crawler about Dean Smith's death, and WRAL had to do a "me too" crawler about it. There was at least once that both crawlers were running and you got over-under nearly in sync crawlers about it.

Guys, come on. What is it about a BBall game that brings out WRAL's inner "crawler madness"? I would love to see a game, any game, where WRAL manages to *not* run a crawler for two whole hours. Not about the weather. Not about where and when the preempted programs are going to be rebroadcast, not about how to set up my DVR for said preempted programs, not about breaking news events.

I just want to watch the game. Is that really too much to ask?

Yes, I know I can rotate the antenna and watch G'boro. But WRAL has upped their signal quality while G'boro has declined, especially their audio seems less that it was a few years ago. So I'd rather watch my home town station.

If they'll just let me. Sigh...
WRAL loves their crawlers. It's a trend on the Boston and NH channels, too, I am noticing, especially Patriots-related. I miss getting both ACC feeds most of the time on WRAL and WRAZ. And Greg Fishel (online just isn't the same). WSBK Boston only shows one feed of weekend games only, unless Boston College is on during the week.

WFMY's audio is the worst I have heard OTA in NC, AL, VT, NH, or MA. It was only slightly better on Directv, so I always used WRAL. I contacted them several (more than 10) times about it, but nothing changed. Sometimes, Sunday Ticket would force me to watch WFMY and WRAL would be airing a different game - so I had to suffer.
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Four corners crawlers?
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Sometimes crawlers are over-used... given the circumstances, running a crawler about the passing of Dean Smith during a basketball game, though, seems very appropriate.

Competing crawlers is never a good thing, however... someone should know better than that. Even if you need or want to run one... you can't do it on top of another one. That's just bad form no matter how you slice it.

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I hate crawlers when they just keep going and going and going like the energizer battery.
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I hate crawlers when they just keep going and going and going like the energizer battery.
Sounds like the crawlers need a 35-second clock.
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Sometimes crawlers are over-used... given the circumstances, running a crawler about the passing of Dean Smith during a basketball game, though, seems very appropriate.
Yes. Once. The vast majority of people watching during a game don't come and go. They watch the whole game. So what's with beating them over the head with this? Show the damn crawler once if you need to (and since the national feed was doing it, WRAL did *not* need to), then you're done.

This every-three-minutes stuff is just ridiculous. Makes WRAL look like idiots.
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People might watch the whole game once they tune in, but you never know when a viewer will tune in. Some miss the first half... some might actually be tuning in early for the next game or show that follows.

I don't mind crawlers with timely or important information.

I do mind competing crawlers. That's just unprofessional, and I agree it makes them look incompetent.

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This every-three-minutes stuff is just ridiculous. Makes WRAL look like idiots.
Well, WRAL was a lot more restrained with the crawlers during last night's UVA-NCSU game. Much nicer to watch without the constant smacks for attention. And a much more professional look. If you're listening, thank you WRAL!

Now, if only they could do something to get NCSU out of its "we're almost ready for prime time" funk. This string of close losses is gettin' old. Just sayin'.
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Well, WRAL was a lot more restrained with the crawlers during last night's UVA-NCSU game.
The test will be tonight, during the UNC-Duke game. Will we get constant crawlers of school closings, or will they let us watch the game unimpeded? Time will tell...
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