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post #301 of 4541 Old 05-23-2003, 12:29 PM
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Same thing here. DTC-100 locks on 38 for WQED and then "remaps" to 80-3. WCWB seems to have a slightly higher signal for me also.

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Yesterday when WQED came back on it was mapping all over the place. It was on 13-1 (thru 3), 38-3 (thru 6), 80-1 (thru 3), 80-3 (thru 6) and now just 80-3.

I haven't noticed any signal strength change in WCWB it is still between 50-60%. I have never had any drop outs from WCWB.
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I spoke with Kurt Hoss (WTAE-51) today about the focus issues for the basketball game. He informed me that they will be making a "soft" flexicoder adjustment today which should clear up the problem.
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any word on wytv in Youngstown?

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WYTV or WFMJ? WYTV has been up for a few months on ch.36. WFMJ is soon to be up on Ch.20, and WKBN on ch.41 is ???
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WMFJ. Sorry about that, although WYTV is an aweful station to watch. It seems as though they need better engineers or something. Anyone else ever notice how off the colors are in both SD and HD content? It's been that way since I was a boy. Give me a break 33!

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The WYTV DTV picture can't be as bad as WTRF's DTV picture. WTRF tends to broadcast in wonderful crystal clear Black & White, or transmit the colors out of phase which looks like a 3-D movie without wearing the glasses, or a B/W picture with bands of yellow, blue, red, and green. They even do a hidious analog up-converted to 1080i which makes the picture fuzzy and the images streched out.
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WYTV is bad all-together. I used to think that there was something funny about the picture even in the 80's when all we had was an antenna. It's till just as bad most of the time. The colors stink to say the least. I think they are following some other country's (or planet's) SMPTE guidlines. Who knows.

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Tonight (6/12/03) did WPXI 11-1 stop broadcasting in high def for everyone? I put Fraiser on and the screen was froze then for the beginning of ER the same thing, and eventually it was standard definition ER was window boxed and Leno was full screen?

Does anyone know what this is about? I'm assuming the storm is interfering or damaged the tower.
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Hey guys, has KDKA OTA been down lately? It's been down on Armstrong for a few days with a 'this channel will be available soon' message that they put up whenever a channel goes offline.
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KD has been fine for me.

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agtiny,

No problems with KDKA here either.

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We're workin' on it. This has been a real pain for some reason getting the last pieces in place. Please be patient. Weather hasn't cooperated either to get the antenna I put up last summer tied into the new building.

P.S. remember when it first goes on it's for test purposes. No telling what kind of video you'll see.
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Dan,
If I have a chance today I'll go next door and see what WYTV looks like on cable. WYTV is near impossible to receive here, but I have always been able to receive WFMJ and WKBN.

Agtiny, KDKA has been just fine OTA.

Agent, WPXI was fine down here last night, ER was in HD. I have noticed that thunderstorms and heavy rain affects DTV reception. When it rains or storms I've noticed picture freezes, break-ups, and switching from full screen to windowed. There is no real change in signal level either. It's just weird.
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Wow that sucks then... I want my $5 back if they aren't going to keep channels online.
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wqed still out for everyone ?
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WQED has been fine here. They did change back to 13-3 though. I wonder why it was at 80-3? You might need to re-scan to get it to pick up the new channel ID.

Does anyone else get tired of the stations changing their channel numbers? I've seen WTRF on 32-2, 32-1, 7-1, & 7-2. WPGH as 53-1 & 43-1. WCWB as 42-1 & 22-1. WQED as 13-3, 38-3, & 80-3 (which was bizare).

WPGH is the really silly one. It should just be called 43 and the DTV channel promoted as 43. After the transition ch.53 for TV won't exist and WPGH will have to stay on ch.43. May as well start getting people used to it now.
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You know, it's ironic that the one city in all of the mainland united states that has the very most unwelcoming combination of weather and terrain for terrestrial broadcast CAN'T GET ANY DAMN HD CABLE!!

::ahem::

Had to get it together there. Has anyone heard more about Comcast? What about the possibilities of WPGH passing the ED widescreen feed or WTAE upping to full power?


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Is anyone having problems with the voice and video not synching properly on WTAE OTA? I was just watching the NBA game last night and noticed that the commentators voices are slightly behind that of the video. I have the DTC-100 too.
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I'm still getting WPXI's widescreen broadcast in fullscreen. It went off HD 5 days ago and still isn't back. Any suggestions?
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Hmm we had WPXI on tonight during the news and it was normal.
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I get the station I'm just not getting a high definition signal from them. Jay Leno wasn't widescreen or high def like he all ways is. It's been like this since June 12th.
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They are sending their normal 1080i 16:9 feed with upconverted content. I haven't watched Leno lately so I don't know whether they are passing him in HD or not.
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leno was upconvert 4:3 not the ussual widescreen hd and it was a new show...
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I finally received a response to my email to Armstrong about their future HD plans. This is mostly customer-service-speak but I have faith they will get some new channels soon.

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Armstrong has been talking to ESPN, Discovery and HD Net for months concerning their HD channels. Direct TV is the 1st large provider to add a high definition "tier" of services for an additional monthly fee. To date, almost no video providers have agreed to carry ESPN HD (no major cable companies, no Dish Network). This is primarily due to contractual provisions ESPN has insisted upon so far.

Several new HD networks are currently being developed, including one from InDemand. High definition definitely enhances the sports and movie experience. Over the next few months, it will become clearer as to how much HD content is going to be available. That will allow a realistic, long-term HD group of channels to be offered. Armstrong is committed to provide our customers great HD product at the lowest possible price. Please know, we are very aware of the potential value our customers place on high definition content. As I'm sure you are aware, Direct TV does not show any of the major broadcast network programming in HD, so the biggest shows on television (Super Bowl, Monday Night Football, ER, CSI, etc.)are not available in HD through Direct TV. I would ask you to be patient a little longer so we can maximize your future choice and keep costs to a minimum.

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All,

I just did my daily channel scan for and picked up WFMJ-DT (20). I realize that it is in the testing stage, but the picture looks just fine and audio seems fine also. Signal strenght in the mid 50's here in Wexford PA. with some minor breakups.


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Yes, after almost 20 years of following HDTV, I'm finally watching my station in my home.

It is "unofficially" on the air while I burn it in seeking any infant mortalities that might pop up. I'm going to try to keep it on the air most of the day and probably turn it off after Leno.
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Robert,

Congratulations! It looks like the weather finally gave you a break.. I'm a little surprised at the relatively strong signal I'm getting here in Wexford with my attic antenna. I know you said that you won't be up to full strength for quite some time. Anyway, it's great to have WFMJ-DT on the air.


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Originally posted by agtiny
As I'm sure you are aware, Direct TV does not show any of the major broadcast network programming in HD, so the biggest shows on television (Super Bowl, Monday Night Football, ER, CSI, etc.)are not available in HD through Direct TV.

Diane might be interested to know that I watched every one of those shows in HD using DirecTV.
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Kent,
Do you mind sharing on "how" you watched all these shows via Directv? Unless you are getting some special channel that I am not aware of, I don't see how Directv is letting you watch these.

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