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Anyone having problems with PBS SoCal Channel 50 on a Dish Receiver? All of a sudden the OTA signal has dropped to 50 instead of the normal 98. All of my other OTA channel are still showing 98 and better. I still get strong signals from Channel 50 on my TV receiver so I have to think its something weird in the signal. Thought the ota module in my dish vip622 might be going bad....but only affect one channel?


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I can't help you on Dish part, but my OTA appears to be fine for KOCE50. Isn't there another forum thread for Dish L.A. people?
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Yeah I've been having problems with 50's OTA

Yes I live in San Gabriel ca and I have been noticing a lot of drop out on all 50's channels in the evening last three weeks the antiques road show was almost unwatchable and it happens at random during the day but it been worst in the evenings. Which is weird because my RCA ANT751 I got at Walmart over 5 years ago mounted outside pointed directly at Mt Wilson (direct line of site) works great on every other channel except 50's (50.01, 50.02 etc). Its a recent issue I wonder since their ran my LAUSD reducing power due to fund issues or transmitter maintance? Don't know but I too are having issues with the 50's here in 91775 zip code.
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I just recently cut the cord with Cox cable and picked up a Monoprice 7967 Antenna (http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2) and hooked it up to my Tivo Premier. I have it mounted inside, pointing north (toward the towers).

It seems to pick up all the major networks just fine except ABC and KCAL even though FCC, TVfool and antenna web say this station tower is 40 miles away (I'm in Irvine), just like NBC, CBS etc (they must be all on the same mountain). I have tried the antenna amped and without the amp, same result. Any ideas? I'm about to return this antenna and go for a Amazon Basics Extreme or Mohu Leaf 50 antenna and see how that fairs but rather not I can't mount it outside or on the roof, I wouldn't want to anyways.

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Well have had great results with RCA ANT751 I got mine at Fry's in industry ca. and Walmart sells it online too . Got the RCA mounted on 20 ft pole pointed with direct line of site of Mt.Wilson and it works great . I have zero problems bring in abc 7 , cbs 2, kcal 9, fox 11 or NBC 4. If you can try to get your antenna on the roof (like chimney or vent pipe mount) on a pole its amazing how much better the reception is. This Rca ANT751 is nice a compact but pulls in the signal very well I have had excellant luck with mine. BTW I tried a antenna amp with the RCA ANT751 I get better results without the amp.
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Well have had great results with RCA ANT751 I got mine at Fry's in industry ca. and Walmart sells it online too . Got the RCA mounted on 20 ft pole pointed with direct line of site of Mt.Wilson and it works great . I have zero problems bring in abc 7 , cbs 2, kcal 9, fox 11 or NBC 4. If you can try to get your antenna on the roof (like chimney or vent pipe mount) on a pole its amazing how much better the reception is. This Rca ANT751 is nice a compact but pulls in the signal very well I have had excellant luck with mine. BTW I tried a antenna amp with the RCA ANT751 I get better results without the amp.
Bob1xxx: I also have a RCA ANT751. I use it indoor though.
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Very interesting.   I wonder if TV ratings for METV, Antenna and Cozi are much better than Live Well's.  Would that inspire Disney to make their own Classic TV station featuring old Disney movies and TV shows?  Or maybe Retro TV could move their signal here...  I'd certainly watch those options more than I ever watched Livewell.
The 3 retro channels have much lower programming cost than Live Well and their ratings probably are better. Live Well has a lot of original content which is costly to produce.
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I can't help you on Dish part, but my OTA appears to be fine for KOCE50. Isn't there another forum thread for Dish L.A. people?
Yes, I too have had no problems at all with KOCE 50. But the description of the problem sounds all too familiar. For example, KCET 28, which is not line-of-sight here, has sometimes been dropping out suddenly for very short periods during prime time hours and then coming back. Clearly, this is a propagation issue. KCET, like KLCS and KTBN is poorly situated on Mt. Wilson, and cannot get out well to the west.

Judging from the symptoms, I suspect that Dish Network's receiver (wherever it is) may not have unobstructed visibility to the KOCE transmitter. But you are right, issues with Dish Network (or DirectTV or TWC for that matter) really aren't relevant in this thread.
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Yes, I too have had no problems at all with KOCE 50. But the description of the problem sounds all too familiar. For example, KCET 28, which is not line-of-sight here, has sometimes been dropping out suddenly for very short periods during prime time hours and then coming back. Clearly, this is a propagation issue. KCET, like KLCS and KTBN is poorly situated on Mt. Wilson, and cannot get out well to the west.

Judging from the symptoms, I suspect that Dish Network's receiver (wherever it is) may not have unobstructed visibility to the KOCE transmitter. But you are right, issues with Dish Network (or DirectTV or TWC for that matter) really aren't relevant in this thread.


50.1 works fine here OTA.

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