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I think a lot of us are curious as to how much money we're really talking about. If its a few cents to carry WCOV-DT, who gives a happy hoot. But if we're talking about $5.00 per month(times 4) for each of the 4 locals, then I can see that subscribers might not go for a $20 bump in their monthly bill.

Can you shed more light on this?

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Channel 14 now comes through, as well as every digital channel that they provide in the Expanded Basic package (ESPNHD, ESPN2HD, locals in HD with subchannels, digital music channels, etc).

Eddie, Have you found any Charter QAM channels in HD (other than those you listed, i.e., ESPNHD, ESPN2HD, and the four locals?) I re-scanned and found those you mentioned. I also found Peachtree HD on 65-1, but it only seems to be on during the Braves games...that might be all they broadcast anyway.
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Hey guys. I don't know if any of you remember me but it's okay if you don't! I have a quick question in regards to cable boxes and Bright House Networks in Elmore County. Basically I get all of the HD channels (including premium ones) from BHN. I have a bedroom HDTV that has a cable box connected to it but my girlfriend is giving me hell about the fact that it looks really bad in the current setup. I don't disagree with her on it so I'm wondering if there's any option to get all of the HD channels on that TV without the cable box itself. The TV says it has a tuner built into it for digital HDTV channels but I can't seem to get it to find any. Any suggestions?
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.....get a new girlfriend? just kidding.

If the set can't find any HD channels during a channel scan, then it probably doesn't have a QAM tuner.

If what you're trying to do is not see the digital box, you could put it into a drawer and run an IR relay so the remote can continue to change channels or get another TV with a built in QAM tuner.

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.....get a new girlfriend? just kidding.

If the set can't find any HD channels during a channel scan, then it probably doesn't have a QAM tuner.

If what you're trying to do is not see the digital box, you could put it into a drawer and run an IR relay so the remote can continue to change channels or get another TV with a built in QAM tuner.

See that's what I thought at first. But I just searched for the product information from the manufacturer and it specifically mentions a QAM tuner.

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the VXW20L offers HD formats and an integrated standard and high definition NTSC/ATSC/clear QAM digital tuner including 1080i and 720P. This will give you the full ability to enjoy the high definition content offered by your satellite and cable providers.

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To go over some of the basics,

1. Be sure that you have the cable company coaxial cable (the one with the threaded connector) screwed into the RF input on the back of the display.

2. Verify that when you do the channel scan, that you've selected cable rather than antenna.

3. Be sure that you're on the right input when trying to find the in the clear qam channels.


Also, are you finding any channels? even analog?

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To go over some of the basics,

1. Be sure that you have the cable company coaxial cable (the one with the threaded connector) screwed into the RF input on the back of the display.

2. Verify that when you do the channel scan, that you've selected cable rather than antenna.

3. Be sure that you're on the right input when trying to find the in the clear qam channels.


Also, are you finding any channels? even analog?

That's a check on all three points. I've found some channels on the cable, including some digital cable ones. However the problem I'm having is that it isn't picking up any of the HD channels - even the ones that should be in HD. I'm watching channels that say they're broadcasting in 1080i (some of the WSFA and APT HD ones I suppose). My problem is that the channels clearly are not in HD at all. And I'm not getting any of the cable channels like ESPN HD, Discovery HD, Mojo HD, or anything.
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What are the channel numbers for the ones that say that they're in HD but obviously aren't.

Also, and this might not be the case here, there are times during the day that standard definition is broadcast over channels that are listed as HD. Its not uncommon to be on one of the local affiliates and find that they're broadcasting SD.

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Alotting for the SD programming that's probably on at this hour 93-1 (The WSFA weather channel) should fill the entire screen yet doesn't. 77-3 (APT HD) usually at least stretches out their content if it isn't actually HD and this isn't even doing that.
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Mine does. Check and see if you have a pic size or format on remote or tv
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If your talking about the Golf game on WSFA yes it HD
If your talking about 12-1 WSFA Weather Plus it has never been HD.
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Well, I have to say. So far the locals have been doing a great job broadcasting the NFL games in HD. WAKA is the first to break the streak...the JAX@IND game is in SD.
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Now the NO@DEN game on Fox has suddenly switched to SD. . . amazing.

I suppose we got 14 more weeks of this poor service.
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I heard the 60 Minutes announcer just say "For the first time ever 60 Minutes is in HD". I didn't hear him say "except in Montgomery, AL", but I'm sure that is what he meant.

...not that I really care about 60 Minutes in HD. I'd be happy if y'all just get the sports right.
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Well, I have to say. So far the locals have been doing a great job broadcasting the NFL games in HD. WAKA is the first to break the streak...the JAX@IND game is in SD.

I get CBS via DISH network from B'ham and CBS-8.1 OTA, both had loss of HD signals that switched to SD from time to time. I switched between OTA and DISH and both sources had the problem at the same time, so I think this was a network problem, not a local channel problem....

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Well, I have to say. So far the locals have been doing a great job broadcasting the NFL games in HD. WAKA is the first to break the streak...the JAX@IND game is in SD.

CBS issue (really!---see several posts down). We returned to HD on the game when service was restored.
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I heard the 60 Minutes announcer just say "For the first time ever 60 Minutes is in HD". I didn't hear him say "except in Montgomery, AL", but I'm sure that is what he meant.

...not that I really care about 60 Minutes in HD. I'd be happy if y'all just get the sports right.

Not until this coming Sunday (But The Price Is Right starts today):

CBS ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING - Effective September 22, 2008
AVAILABLE IN HD AND 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
(All times listed are ET/PT unless otherwise noted)

MONDAY-FRIDAY
*THE PRICE IS RIGHT (11:00AM -12:00N ET/10:00-11:00AM PT)
*THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (12:30-1:30PM & 12N-1PM ET/11AM-12N PT)
*CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC (ALL FEEDS)
*LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (11:35PM-12:37AM)

SUNDAY
*CBS EVENING NEWS, SUNDAY EDITION (ALL FEEDS)
60 MINUTES (7:00-8:00 PM)
COLD CASE (9:00-10:00 PM)
THE UNIT (10:00-11:00 PM)

MONDAY
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:30 PM)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8:30-9:00 PM)
TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM)
WORST WEEK (9:30-10:00 PM)
CSI: MIAMI (10:00-11:00 PM)

TUESDAY
NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM)
THE MENTALIST (9:00-10:00 PM)
WITHOUT A TRACE (10:00-11:00 PM)

WEDNESDAY
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (8:00-8:30 PM)
GARY UNMARRIED (8:30-9:00 PM)
CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM)
CSI: NY (10:00-11:00 PM)

THURSDAY
SURVIVOR (8:00-9:00 PM)
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (9:00-10:00 PM)
ELEVENTH HOUR (10:00-11:00 PM)

FRIDAY
GHOST WHISPERER (8:00-9:00 PM)
THE EX LIST (9:00-10:00PM)
NUMB3RS (10:00-11:00 PM)

SATURDAY
*CBS EVENING NEWS, SATURDAY EDITION (ALL FEEDS)
CRIMETIME SATURDAY (8:00-9:00 PM)
CRIMETIME SATURDAY (9:00-10:00 PM)

*NOTE: THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN 5.1 SURROUND SOUND.



CBS PRIMETIME PROGRAMS
NOT AVAILABLE IN HD OR 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
(All times listed are ET/PT)

SUNDAY
*THE AMAZING RACE (8:00-9:00 PM)

SATURDAY
*48 HOURS MYSTERY (10:00-11:00 PM)

*NOTE: CBS PROVIDES AN UPCONVERTED FEED OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS.

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I think a lot of us are curious as to how much money we're really talking about. If its a few cents to carry WCOV-DT, who gives a happy hoot. But if we're talking about $5.00 per month(times 4) for each of the 4 locals, then I can see that subscribers might not go for a $20 bump in their monthly bill.

Can you shed more light on this?

I thought all weekend how to answer this. Although I am not aware of the exact terms of the other stations, I am sure we are all in the same neighborhood. We're talking CENTS per sub. But I can't think of anything you would go out and buy that would be so low. You would have to break up and buy a fracton of even the most basic commodity you use in day to day life for the same cost.
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Not until this coming Sunday (But The Price Is Right starts today):

CBS ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING - Effective September 22, 2008
AVAILABLE IN HD AND 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
(All times listed are ET/PT unless otherwise noted)

MONDAY-FRIDAY
*THE PRICE IS RIGHT (11:00AM -12:00N ET/10:00-11:00AM PT)
*THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (12:30-1:30PM & 12N-1PM ET/11AM-12N PT)
*CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC (ALL FEEDS)
*LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (11:35PM-12:37AM)

SUNDAY
*CBS EVENING NEWS, SUNDAY EDITION (ALL FEEDS)
60 MINUTES (7:00-8:00 PM)
COLD CASE (9:00-10:00 PM)
THE UNIT (10:00-11:00 PM)

MONDAY
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:30 PM)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8:30-9:00 PM)
TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM)
WORST WEEK (9:30-10:00 PM)
CSI: MIAMI (10:00-11:00 PM)

TUESDAY
NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM)
THE MENTALIST (9:00-10:00 PM)
WITHOUT A TRACE (10:00-11:00 PM)

WEDNESDAY
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (8:00-8:30 PM)
GARY UNMARRIED (8:30-9:00 PM)
CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM)
CSI: NY (10:00-11:00 PM)

THURSDAY
SURVIVOR (8:00-9:00 PM)
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (9:00-10:00 PM)
ELEVENTH HOUR (10:00-11:00 PM)

FRIDAY
GHOST WHISPERER (8:00-9:00 PM)
THE EX LIST (9:00-10:00PM)
NUMB3RS (10:00-11:00 PM)

SATURDAY
*CBS EVENING NEWS, SATURDAY EDITION (ALL FEEDS)
CRIMETIME SATURDAY (8:00-9:00 PM)
CRIMETIME SATURDAY (9:00-10:00 PM)

*NOTE: THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN 5.1 SURROUND SOUND.



CBS PRIMETIME PROGRAMS
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(All times listed are ET/PT)

SUNDAY
*THE AMAZING RACE (8:00-9:00 PM)

SATURDAY
*48 HOURS MYSTERY (10:00-11:00 PM)

*NOTE: CBS PROVIDES AN UPCONVERTED FEED OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS.

BEST REGARDS,

NICOLE MERTINE
MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS & OPERATIONS
CBS AFFILIATE RELATIONS

I watched 60 minutes Sunday 9/21 in HD from my DISH delivered CBS-42 in B'ham. I didn't check to see if 8.1 from Montgomery was showing HD, but it was avaliable from the network in HD.

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I checked back and forth and it was never HD on 8.1. Maybe this Sunday.
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Has anyone tried to pick up HD signals at an Auburn tailgate with an antenna? If so what are you using? Thanks!
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I just dropped in on the Columbus, GA HDTV thread. I find it hard to believe they only have 2 pages to that thread while we have 130. What's the deal? I am looking in the wrong place?
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Has anyone tried to pick up HD signals at an Auburn tailgate with an antenna? If so what are you using? Thanks!

We've taken a little tv and an LG tuner and used a Terk HDTVa and had pretty good success. We've picked up Columbus and Montgomery stations. Go to tvfool.com to see which direction to point the antenna.
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Are all Auburn games OTA or are some on ESPN(2)?

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some on espn cbs or sometimes 11:30 game channel 12. This week 2:30 cbs tv 8
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I just dropped in on the Columbus, GA HDTV thread. I find it hard to believe they only have 2 pages to that thread while we have 130. What's the deal? I am looking in the wrong place?

For whatever reason, the folks over there use this site instead:

http://www.columbusdtv.org/

Although I don't think the forum there is quite as active as this one, it does seem to be the place they gather.

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For whatever reason, the folks over there use this site instead:

http://www.columbusdtv.org/

Although I don't think the forum there is quite as active as this one, it does seem to be the place they gather.

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Thanks for the info!
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We've taken a little tv and an LG tuner and used a Terk HDTVa and had pretty good success. We've picked up Columbus and Montgomery stations. Go to tvfool.com to see which direction to point the antenna.

Thanks for your response. I have a friend who sets up a corporate tailgate. He got Direct TV, but was wondering about the locals. I was worried that a Terk (I have one) would get a lot of interference from foliage and people walking in front of it. Did you elevate the antenna much or just use it table top?
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I like in Wetumpka. I bought a Terk indoor antenna back in 2006 when I first went HD. I could pull in all of the HD signals, but always had a weak FOX signal. It was around 55%. Something has changed within the last six months. I can't pick up FOX for anything, and all but the PBS station fade in and out. I realize that the stations are no where near full power on their digital transmissions. Should I just wait this out? At full strength, reception should be no problem, right? Also, when will the stations go full power? Most say they are dropping analog on or about December 1st.
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Thanks for your response. I have a friend who sets up a corporate tailgate. He got Direct TV, but was wondering about the locals. I was worried that a Terk (I have one) would get a lot of interference from foliage and people walking in front of it. Did you elevate the antenna much or just use it table top?


We put it on top of my father-in-law's truck. People walking past were interfering with it and causing it to go out when we had it on a table. Elevate it the best you can.
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