Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Atlanta suburbs
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4.5 hours later, two techs, a re-seated amplifier block at the street, a removed noise filter, a new run of RG-11 to my house, a new grounding block, and all new compression fittings on all the cables in the chain.... AND I'VE GOT HDTV!
There are 6 channels:
804 is Fox 5. The picture is sharper, but so far its been a 4:3 original aspect ratio (OAR) picture stretched to 16:9. Kind of annoying. Usually my TV lets me compensate for this, but on this signal it will not. Its almost like Fox is stretching the picture before its broadcast.
806 is WXIA 11 (NBC). Nice sharp picture! So far all off the stuff I've seen has been 4:3 aspect, but its got the black bars on the side so it looks right.
809 is WGCL (CBS). The picture looks soft and everything broadcast so far has been 4:3 aspect with the black bars on the side.
880 and 881 are HBO East and West. Nice sharp picture. Very happy with what I've seen on HBO so far. Some stuff has been 4:3 OAR with black bars, and some stuff has been 16:9 OAR.
890 and 891 are Showtime. I do not subscribe so I cant report on these channels.
Looking forward to tonight when I can watch some prime time TV shows on the networks. So far all I've really been able to see are crappy talk shows and game shows. Also, I hope they hurry up and add ABC, PBS, and ESPN to the linup.
Best of luck to the rest of you scheduled for tomorrow and going forward. If it doesn't work right away, your installer has got a LONG day ahead of him trying to isolate the weak link in the chain.