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i dont get a signal at all...maybe i should rotate my antenna a little bit
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My STB has a green led that comes on when it picks up signal, it has gone on and off but no sig lock so far.

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Im able to get great reception of their analog signal. Does that mean that my antenna is pointed in a pretty good direction to receive the digital signal?
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My signal strength is double zero! Got a clear black screen....something must have went wrong with the switch.

Goodnight, and hope I read something in the morning that says it came online.
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Wasn't getting anything until I put a 20dB amplifier in-line and now can get signal strength of 60 or so...........however, still no video or audio even after re-scanning the area. i can get a higher signal but i have to string coax to the other side of the house and hold the antenna about 3' off the floor...... don't think wife will accept this configuration.

just got off the phone w/ engineer there at station and he's going to flip a few switches and see what happens.

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no, unfortunately until the re-inforce their large antenna in awendaw the digital will originate from their station in Mt. P and the analog from awendaw.
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Im off work tomorrow...will stay up a while and keep checking. Any idea how much i need to rotate my antenna to pick up the digital?
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Any chance you can get the wife to hold your ant outside, and turn slowly LOL
No luck down this way with 2-1
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not a good night to try and document problems with CSI being a repeat and having the audio problem.... sorry guys. I'll post the video problems i witnessed but it won't be comprehensive because my neighbor stopped by and i came upstairs a few times to check the forum...

i would certainly understand if you didn't want to bother with the event logs, we probably ought to re-schedule.....

not a good night for HD, but I do appreciate the effort......
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i'm lucky the wife was working late at the office, she would have kicked my a** with all this coax and extension cords thrown about the place.... never mind that i would have been muttering to myself the whole time and not really even listened to anything she was saying.....

i don't think they were at power this evening.....not really sure what happened...time will tell.
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the only thing i could suggest is that you turn it towards the cooper river bridge from where you live. again, i wouldn't worry about it too much because i don't think they were where they'll be when they figure it out.

boy that last sentence is rough, but it's late.
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KTrout I recorded CSI, rev tape and saw 0 vid drop outs. MY SVHS vcr has meter for L and R audio right was pegged L had normal audio

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i cant wait for the day when we have HD choices every nite of the week
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oljim:
that was feed from WCSC? I had several vid drop outs....was your R audio "static"? I'll compile times for drop-outs sometime this weekend, have to go to bed now.
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If you get in the Wire dog house, send her down here I have 4 Tv ant, 2 10 ft, 1 6 1/2 ft 1 6 ft, 1 3 ft, 1 18 in and ,1 20 in dishes. I C/KU sat rec 2 dish PVRs i Direct TV rec and 2 TVs in my room and 2 SVHS VCRs. And you think you have wires

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R ch was static and much higher level than L ch. When I play back L ch sound was ok but kinda low, about 1/3 the level of R ch static

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I had my inlaws in town for the weekend, and I was ready to impress them with CSI tonight, after watching analog NBC from 8-9. I had the same static in the right front speaker. Nice picture though. Of course it was unwatchable, I checked back around 9:30, normal audio during a commercial, but the static back during CSI.

Tried WCBD a couple of times between 10-11, I was watching on Knology in between. No signal on 2-1. Tried between 11 and 11:30 and still no signal here in West Ashley. I get between 86-95% on WCSC with my attic antenna. I guess I would have to move it more East to aim at the studios in Mt. Pleasant, but I assume that even at low power we should get it over here?

Look forward to hearing good news, since both the analog OTA and analog cable signal for 2 suffer from a lot of interference.

I did get my HD fix tonight however, in an unusual way. HDNet has two episodes of Hogan's Heroes on tonight in HD. Not sure how it was converted, but it looks great, especially considering it is 40 years old.

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I'm surprised I'm the first one to post who had any success with 2-1 last night and this morning. I'm in Dunes West and using only an indoor antenna -- a rabbit-ear style that picks up 5-1 at a strength of about 88-94, usually. While my reception wasn't necessarily anything to celebrate (it bounced anywhere from no signal to a strength of about 80), it was definitely there and held for some long stretches.
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FYI:

I checked for channel 2.1 on my Sony Directv receiver around 10:35 pm last night and there was no signal where 2.1 was supposed to be. I then used my TV DTV-Tuner and had it do an auto seek and it picked up 5.1, 5.2 and 2.1, with 2.1 showing up on DTV channel 50. Obviously Directv didn't think it was supposed to be at the channel because when I had the Directv receiver search for channels it also showed up on it's DTV tuner. Now my presets shows WCBD channel 2(analog), WCBD 2.1 and 2.1, only the latter 2.1 works.
I also had a harder time tuning in 2.1 than 5.1 but I got about 80% with rabbit ears and an antenna amplifier in Dunes West. I only watched about 10 minutes worth though, but it looked good.
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Can anyone comment on the color of Tiger's red shirt in the Masters on Sunday? Did it appear red on your HDTV?
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Just got another e-mail from Jack. They're going to go live again at 10pm and leave it on until 11:30.

He asked again for feedback. Remember antenna is at base of Cooper River bridge in Mt. Pleasant.

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i had signal strength as well, but no picture. did you have audio/video?

luvthathdtv:
perhaps my problem is DirecTV. so you saw programming? I did a seek as well w/out success. if you get a chance try to see if you can get programming w/out amplification. thanks.


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sorry, didn't mean to ignore you. as best i can remember tiger's shirt was red. i didn't find anything unusual about it because i was expecting him to be wearing red, therefore i don't remember it being a nuclear red or offcolor at all, certainly not purple. Has the owner ever done any kind of calibration on the unit?
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Here's my event log from last night, when you get a chance see how it compares to what you saw. Again, I didn't see the entire show, had a couple of distractions, and had to turn it w/ about 20 minutes left.

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I saw nothing unusual about Tigers red shirt on Sunday. Will be trying to receive 2-1 tonight. Ive had no signal at all on 2-1 (Ch.50)
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I had everything last night and again this morning. It was never constant, the longest I held the picture and audio was probably 10-15 seconds. It was good enough to watch, but not good enough to pay close attention to, if that makes any sense.

My signal strength also flucuated pretty wildly. If I watched only the signal strength for a minute or so, it would bounce from nothing to the 20s, 40s, 60s and even as high as 80. It didn't have an obvious pattern, though. It seemed a little stronger this morning during the Today show, but I wouldn't want to swear to that.
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My question now relates to the signal strength, or lack thereof. Will WCBD be boosting their strength, or will the signal strength remain the same until they are transmitting from Awendaw?
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i don't know. i'm not sure if they were broadcasting at the full 11kW last night or not. unfortunately they probably were. 5-1 is broadcast at 1000kW.

i don't think they intend to broadcast at more than 11kW until the tower modifications are done at Awendaw.
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Gary,

I hate to tell you but if I had to bet it would be on the Projector calibration. I know mine could use an isf calibration. I did the best I could with the AVIA disk but it just isn't quite right..
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on another note... I just noticed my 110 degree sat. signal is only about 69-70. All three are usually in the 92 range. Anyone else notice this or did my dish move a little?

Planning on going on the roof at 10:00 pm to point the antenna for 2-1.
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Im at 98 on 110
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Why is Frasier (an NBC show) on CBS 5-1?
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