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post #4201 of 4227 Old 06-24-2014, 04:00 PM
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I started recording CW on my tivo OTA and it reports 720p on Native, where Directv sends out 1080i on Native

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WALA Fox 10 is the only VHF station in our area. They should change to UHF, since all the newer antennas are designed for UHF. UHF sucks in the new HD digital format. I have 120 mile range outdoor antenna 30 feet high and I am about 30 miles from the broadcast tower and I can barely get Fox 10. WALA needs to up its power or do something or they will probably go out of business, since not many people can receive it.

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I doubt WALA-TV would "go out of business" just because some folks cannot receive their programming with antennas. I am sure most of their viewers and/or listeners receive their programming through cable TV and satellite TV and local businessmen would continue to have their businesses advertised in their programming in spite of the problems some folks have in receiving their programming. I am also sure their broadcast signal would improve in the future.
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I have a small flat wave antenna in the living room now, about 7 feet up. I get 3, 5, 15 and 55 at about 75% on the roamio, and it records fine of course. I get around 55 on 10, which is green, and it seems to be recording OK. I would like to see better performance from them.

My tv and directv am21 wont get 10 at all.

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New channel alert - getTV is now live on WFGX 35.2... It's owned by Sony and seems to be focusing on older/classic TV and movies.
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Sinclair signed an agreement with getTV to add it to most of their owned/operated stations. There are some exceptions where there is no viable option to add it
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Here is a link to a report about WFGX-TV's return to having a digital sub-channel:

"News from the Mobile TV Examiner for Sunday, July 6th, 2014"
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On my Mass Wild Guessing for local TV in Mobile...

WJTC will carry ThisTV on 44.2 or so as for WPMI for 15.3... Maybe WEAR for 3.3.

Since WFGX get GetTV on 35.2, maybe the said station will remove ThisTV programs in favor of airing more Syndicated shows. Would that be great?

Alabama Public TV will carry V-me on x.4 (42.4)

ION Television will buy WPAN.

Since WPAN having signal and picture problems and TBN bought out one of the stations in Jackson, MS that other year. ION would be interested of buying WPAN and make it a O&O Ion affiliate once after WPAN gets revived. (ION bought out one of the stations that used to be PBS long ago in Pittsburgh in past 4 years.)

WFNA will have 10pm news from Foxten.

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Comcast's cable TV system in Mobile just started relaying WFGX-TV's broadcast of getTV's network programming.
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So if I understand this correctly, LIN will be out of the market. That should make a few folks happy. WALA will go to Meredith and WFNA to Media General. I don't know anything about Meredith Broadcasting, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with our ho-hum Fox affiliate.
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LIN and Media-General are merging. They couldn't keep all three signals in the market, so one got spun off to Meredith.

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Still can't get Fox 10. I guess change in ownership didn't do anything to help.

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Still can't get Fox 10. I guess change in ownership didn't do anything to help.
I wouldn't expect it to. Last time I saw the tail end of the evening news it still said LIN Television so nothing much has changed, officially.

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I read a post from a friend in Birmingham, describing the OTA channel change for the ABC affiliate there, which came about because a license swap. He said that only about 10 per cent of the viewers of that station got their signals over the air. I would bet the ratio of OTA to cable/satellite viewers is similar here. I suspect the VHF/UHF issue would not be a high priority to the new owner. The public is incredibly ignorant of OTA issues. Have you watched the TV commercials about getting "free tv" as is it were some kind of electronic miracle?

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55 CW has truly trashed their bandwidth. Watching the Flash pilot and all the fast motion turns into a blocky mess.

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The audio on WKRG has been dropping out every couple of minutes for the past few days....is this a DirecTV problem or are others having issues?

Its still better than the compressed garbage that WPMI has been spewing out since they went HD.
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I think Direct is having some issues on their end with this, I have seen complaints elsewhere.

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WFNA-TV/CW55 needs to pull The Cosby Show from the regular schedule, due to some controversy over the rape situation
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^What rape situation?
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^What rape situation?
You know, this month, NBC cancelled the new Bill Cosby project due to this case form the following of the link.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...e-allegations/
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/...lt-allegations

Now, those networks pretending that shows and movies featuring Bill Cosby never reran in the first place. It's all because of the sexual assault allegations case.

If WFNA/CW55 want to remove the reruns of The Cosby Show, look out for the future TV listings for next week or more.
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WFNA-TV/CW55 needs to pull The Cosby Show from the regular schedule, due to some controversy over the rape situation
I can't tell if that was sarcasm or not.

I understand Netflix also pulled a planned project of Cosby's.
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WFNA-TV/CW55 needs to pull The Cosby Show from the regular schedule, due to some controversy over the rape situation
That would be unnecessary and unfair to folks who love the program and to the other folks who worked on it besides Bill Cosby (it would be unfair to him, too, especially if all of the allegations are lies). That would be like having "The Andy Griffith Show" removed from a station's regular programming schedule just because its main actor named Andy Griffith is no longer living among us.
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WPMI signal during SNL on Saturday night.

Did anyone else have reception problems? I am on directv, and when we tried to look at the recorded program last night, there was constant freezing and blockiness throughout the recording. I can't tell whether it was the satellite or some kind of local problem. I have not seen it in evidence on this channel before, either OTA or on satellite.

Was it pouring down raining between 10:30 and 12:00 when the show aired? If it was, I do not remember hearing it.

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WPMI signal during SNL on Saturday night.

Did anyone else have reception problems? I am on directv, and when we tried to look at the recorded program last night, there was constant freezing and blockiness throughout the recording. I can't tell whether it was the satellite or some kind of local problem. I have not seen it in evidence on this channel before, either OTA or on satellite.

Was it pouring down raining between 10:30 and 12:00 when the show aired? If it was, I do not remember hearing it.
A line of moderate rain did move through the area last night but I don't remember exactly what time it came through.

WPMI's picture on DirecTV has always been problematic for me. I watch the local and national news each night and during any "busy" scene it tends to break up and rock back and forth while the audio skips. Some nights it doesn't do it at all, some nights the news is almost unwatchable because it keeps breaking up and looping. It's a known issue for DirecTV but I don't know if they know WHY it happens, just that it tends to happen to certain channels, mostly NBC stations on spot beams.

And of course WPMI's audio is and probably forever will be screwed up. It sounds low-fi compared to the other stations. Almost like AM radio. I complained to the station and it was fixed for about a week, then it went back to sounding like crap, so I don't watch NBC anymore outside of news, and I can't stand watching if the hi-fi surround system is on, because then it REALLY sounds bad.
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Satellite or OTA Problems

When I went home last night, I had the same problem on all channels: freezing up and pixelization, and I got a message the receiver had lost the satellite signal. I ran through diagnostics and a reset of the HR-44, and the problem disappeared. Don't think there was any bad weather between my dish and the satellite. So I can't blame WPMI for those issues.

Now, when I was a little boy growing up in Montgomery, we had several analog UHF stations, and some residents had mind- boggling multipath problems. Try to get a UHF signal through tall pines: almost impossible. And when I lived in Birmingham, channel 42 had serious multipath issues with the surrounding mountains. Digital HD technology is light years ahead of analog UHF in dealing with multipath, and much closer to perfection compared to what we used to have to put up with.

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