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post #4201 of 4219 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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