Well we have the local ABC,NBC and will have CBS again once they get their tower back up (taken down by a storm as mention a couple posts up) I also get ABC,CBS,UPN (just digital for the time being)& PBS (2 channels) from Madison WI. There are a couple more stations that are supposed to be coming from WB and a local FOX station. There is an NBC and Fox station in Madison but they are transmiting at not a high enough signal strength for me to get them right now. Hope that helps.
Well the cable here is not even close to going to HD. We are usually the last place on earth to get anything. I like and have had Direct TV for a while now. At present they offer more HD programing but I think I heard that dish is going to offer the same stuff within a few months. Not sure on the price though.
The UPN station in Madison is 3.2,3.1 being the CBS feed in my program guide. It is actually channel 50 when trying to lock the signal on a Hughes E86. I believe the analog channel is 14. Should be at or around 314*for you.
E-Mailed WREX with -
The new switching equipment looks great.
The transition from SD to HD looks transparent.
Several of the show I have watched lately where prefect.
Thought you should know that the last segment of
The Tonight Show - the music segment -
has remained in SD after the local commercials.
WREX Reply -
Thanks again for your e-mail.
The problem we have here is the Tonight show and Conan are seamless and there is not a line in our program event between the shows to do a GPI trigger to drop the HD program. Therefore we are dropping the HD after the last scheduled local commercial break in the Tonight Show. We may run into problems with other seamless shows as well. We'll keep working to find solutions around these little problems.
I live in Janesville, WI 53546 and can get milwaukee, madison and rockford digital and analog signals via antenna. I also pick up WBBM, WLS, WGN out of Chicago. I want to try to get WFLD,WMAQ, WCIU out of Chicago. At what compass direction should I point my antenna?
You live in Janesville and can get WBBM? Wow! Even the Chicago locals cant get WBBM.
I live in Woodstock Il, about equidistant between Chicago and Madison. But it seems that most the Madison DTV stations are cochannel with Chicago analog stations so I cant seem to get very many of them.
Rockford is another story. While I live closer to Rockford than Chicago, I cant seem to get most of the Rockford stations. I havent tried WIFR since they came back on the air, but I never could pick them up before and I doubt anything's changed. WTVO comes in like gangbusters, and I can just barely get WREX with some pixellation. The rest are too weak.
Originally posted by Jeff Whitford WIFR channel 23 has drastically improved their signal. Actually so has WREX but not as much as WIFR.
I use to be able to pick them up on the MYHD tuner card before the tower went down but now I can only pick them up on my old E86 STB. If you can't get them it may be that their encoding is off as I have at least one type of tuner that can not see the signal. I have emailed them several times on this but no response. So I can only assume they really don't care about their digital broadcasting.