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post #91 of 1718 Old 12-12-2002, 07:43 AM - Thread Starter
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It's seems to me that PBS is not on all the time like they used to be. Some night's I get nothing at all. WWLP 22 is always rock solid and I never had a problem with it but they are not HD yet. WGGB 40 is getting alittle wierd these days I still cant watch a full show on it without breakup, but I am now picking up a second subchannel. Before all I was able to get was 55-1 remapped to 40-1 but now when I scan I get 55-2, maybe they will do what WFSB channel 3 is doing 3-1 for SD and 3-3 for HD. That would be nice and it would be awesome if they got it going before superbowl.

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I live in the Waterbury, CT area and am able to get WWlP consistently aroung 56 sig strength and no real problem with breakups. The other Springfield stations I can only get between 6 and 20 on the richter scale. They must be transmitting with less power. Correct?

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Yeah must be at low power or very directional. I live very close to their tower and can barely get a consistent signal. Some days I get it some days not a peep. The tower is on the same mountain as the PBS station WGBY and I get them in at 80 to 100 signal strength.

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Hey just wanted to let you all know, DT channel 46-1 is now live. It's the Spanish channel Univision, it's pretty strong right now. Don't think they will have any HD anytime but just wanted to give you guy's a heads up.

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What's up all, havent seen any new post in awhile just wondering how things are going. Quick question has anyone got a peep out of WTXX DT channel 12. I'm a little worried that WWLP DT 11 is so close channel wise that we might not be able to pick it up here. I hope not but that might be the case. I just got a letter from WWLP.

"Thank you for your interest in WWLP-DT. According to the most recent
information I have from our engineering dept., we hope to have a HDTV
picture on the air by the end of January, 2003. Most of the HDTV equipment
has arrived and is currently being installed."
Regards,
Bill Pepin

Well they didn't have it on by the end of the year like they said, hope this turns out more accurate. WGGB suck's plain and simple there signal suck's and they just don't want to answer any e-mails sent to them. I think it's time we flood them with e-mails demanding an answer. We need HD superbowl plain and simple!!!!

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Getting both WWLP Ch11, and WTXX Ch12 here in CT.
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Damn it must be my antenna. Thanks for replying, I can't get anything out of WTXX. Oh well I'll have to live with it for awhile until they power up. I wont move my antenna because I pull in CBS WFSB perfect and they seem to have the most HD on air and the playoffs coming up I don't want to mess with anything right now.

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If I am only get about 60% from WFSB, what is the chance of me getting WTXX? I am in Granby, MA.

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I guess the same chance as me, Rich none. I can lock on the channel but the signal is always at 0. Maybe if you have a good antenna and a rotor to fine tune it then maybe, if not we have to wait till all these jerks go to full power. Damn this pisses me off why must we suffer if they F upped and waited so long. At least we can watch the AFC playoffs in HD, but for the superbowl I don't think WGGB will get there act together in time.

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What is the best or a good antenna to buy for HDTV and digital reception?

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Honestly, the better question to ask is--- what is the best antenna for the situation you live:

a) distance from towers

b) direction from towers

c) height relation to towers, including possible physical interferences (hills, etc.)


This may sound funny, but I live in Manchester CT (hartford area) and pick up everything pristinely from Springfield with a $20 radioshack UHF/VHF amplified rabbit ears - indoors. I use my terk Sat. TV42 antenna outside to pick up ABC 10 from New Haven/Hamden, as it seems to work much better for this. The rabbit ears are more directional than the tv42 (which is supposed to be a pretty omnidirectional antenna, probably not ideal for DTV. but it works hell of a lot better than the rabbit ears on just that one station). I even pick up Adams, MA 36-3 without much breakup (sig. 60s i think). I'm high up too - that helps.

it may take some experimentation. A mast, preamp, and large antenna may not be necessary. IF you live within 20-30 miles of your xmiters, you may be able to get away with fairly anything. Start cheap and even at radio shack, as they'll take back what doesn't work. I hear their old not in stock anymore double bowtie is one of the best indoor antennas - but good luck in finding it. (maybe on ebay?) I think directional antennas tend to be better as they generally pick up less multipath than omnis, though. this is the whole theory behind Zenith's 'silver sensor' antennas. but you'll probably want a UHF/VHF capable antenna, as i remember the silver sensor only does VHF I think...

Its kind of fun to try to pull a good signal, especially if you can do it on the cheap.
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Rabbit ears, damn I wish I could do that. I live in a brick building so I tried all indoor ant. and none would work. Radio Shack, Silver sensor, Terkk 55 (crap), RCA, JVC and nothing but little peeps.

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Anyone hear anything from WWLP-22 regarding their HD equipment? Their estimate was end of 2002.
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Yes I heard very soon.

Looks like 40 is never going.... cause the owner's a loser.

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Here's the response from them that I got this morning:

Installation of our HDTV equipment is progressing. It may take another 3 or 4 weeks. Regards, Bill Pepin

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Sound's like they are close - I think it's great they are responsive to inquiries!!
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Yeah thats the response he keeps sending out. But my question is what the hell are they doing, they have been installing it since Nov. If they need help just give us a call, I'm sure we wouldnt mind helping out if it meant HD. So hurry up already.

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actually I have two raido shack double bowtie indoor antenna available. if any of you locals want to get one from me, please let me know before they are gone. I am usually asking $20 on other forum. I am in Granby, MA.

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Did anyone else in the Springfield area loose reception of CBS (WFSB) since the big snow storm the other night? Just when the playoffs were coming on, too... woof...
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Anyone know any good Antenna Installers/Dealers where I can get an outdoor antenna installed? I'd like it done professionally, If I muck it up and it looks bad my wife will go nuts...I am waiting on the Zenith HDTV1 but I would love to get signals from New Haven/Hartford as WGGB is not HDTV. Any fellow Western Mass residents have advice??

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Yes.

Larry Buchmann is the best DSS and antenna installer around.

Larry's leasuire electronics....

PM me if you need the phone #.....

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Yeah WFSB was awful last night During that Enron movie. The signal seems to have jumped back up since then. CSI tonight only had 2 breakups, it has been solid ever since. If the playoffs start and I have people over then it acts up the way it did last night, I will last like an ass. I promise HD football and they get to watch crap. Hope it's nice that day and the sky clears.

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Yes.

Larry Buchmann is the best DSS and antenna installer around.

Larry's leasuire electronics....

PM me if you need the phone #.....

For the three people who PM-ed me with the number,

Larry's Electronics number is 222-3348.

Of coarse ask for Larry.

Tell Him Mike Fusick sent you.. He'll take good care of you

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This morning (1/25/03) I turned on my set to be greeted by WWLP Channel 22 News (which I ususally can't stand, but that's another issue...) on channel 11-3 (remapped to 22-3) in HD! It looks like the equipment is on line! Can anyone else confirm this?

Yea, its Superbowl weekend and WGGB didn't come through, but I'll take what I get!

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I'll check it out ....

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Oh yeah Dan it's on. As soon as I read this I went upstairs and there it was, very nice. Cant wait to see a show in HD on NBC and even though I hate Leno, untill Letterman goes HD in september, I will be checkin Leno out now. Damn thats a nice thing to see this morning. Let us all not forget to at lest send a thank you e-mail out to Mr. Pepin, we bothered him enough now it's time to thank him for keeping his promise. If only those jerks at WGGB 40 would do something before Sun. (not a chance) I would be very happy. Oh well, have fun with NBC in HD. Later

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Yep, confirmed in HD. I can't believe WFSB and WWLP are HD but WGGB can't get their act together for the Super Bowl.
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Sure enough 6:30 pm 22-3 HDTV! Two outta three ( CBS & NBC ) but the most important one for tomorrow is no where in sight!
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YA..

40 sucks.

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Saturday 8pm Law and Order just an upconvert?
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