Seattle, WA - OTA - Page 339 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 8Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #10141 of 10170 Old 12-10-2014, 09:13 AM
Member
 
SteveCS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveCS View Post
So much for that theory. In what is probably a weather-related issue, I have not been able to get video for KUSE for 2 days. Audio is fine. Very disappointing. I've been OTA for 3 months, and this is the first break in service I've had on KUSE (other than the temporary Russian language programming).
KUSE subchannel 46.5 came back again on Monday morning. Very strange that the issue would clear up when it did, with the weather still bad. Makes me wonder if there was some kind of transmission issue going on. Hoping for a problem-free weekend.

SteveCS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #10142 of 10170 Old 12-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Does anyone else here use a portable receiver that tunes ATSC M/H (mobile)?

My tuner's recently lost 4.2 (no data), 7.1 (no signal), and 11.1 (no signal). 4.1, 5.1, and 9.1 are still fine.

I've rescanned in more than one location with no luck.

I'm trying to figure out if stations are pulling the plug since the technology never really took off, or if my WiFi tuner's gone kaput and needs to be replaced.
pastiche is offline  
post #10143 of 10170 Old 12-11-2014, 12:55 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Lee Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,097
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by pastiche View Post
Does anyone else here use a portable receiver that tunes ATSC M/H (mobile)?

My tuner's recently lost 4.2 (no data), 7.1 (no signal), and 11.1 (no signal). 4.1, 5.1, and 9.1 are still fine.

I've rescanned in more than one location with no luck.

I'm trying to figure out if stations are pulling the plug since the technology never really took off, or if my WiFi tuner's gone kaput and needs to be replaced.
ATSC-M/H 4.2 has been discontinued, but thanks for letting us know who the M/H viewer is.
Lee Wood is offline  
post #10144 of 10170 Old 12-11-2014, 04:03 PM
AVS Special Member
 
seatacboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,074
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Tonight the National Weather Service is issuing a High Wind Warning for Puget Sound. Hopefully, those of you on this forum who use outdoor antennas of people have a properly secured install.

Has anyone here used the rather expensive HD Frequency Cable Cutter antenna? Information is at http://www.hdfrequency.com/best_indo..._antennas.html This probably is just another over-hyped antenna design but I did want to ask my fellow Seattleites if they had experience with this $100 indoor/outdoor design.

The CM 4228HD on our roof is pointed towards the major-league Seattle channels. We periodically watch KWPX/Ion and KUSE/Retro TV. Those stations are at a sideways angle from the 4228's positioning, and the 4228 is specifically designed to reject signal from the sides. We do have a rooftop installed generic 4-bay pointed east towards West Tiger, but I haven't been able to find the cable connections to receive its signal in our house. I do have a simple A-B switchbox to go between two different antennas. A Silver Sensor placed indoors is fairly good but still gets occasional breakups on KWPX, and the KUSE-LD signal remains very weak even though it's just 9 miles away and supposedly line-of-sight.
seatacboy is offline  
post #10145 of 10170 Old 12-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee Wood View Post
ATSC-M/H 4.2 has been discontinued, but thanks for letting us know who the M/H viewer is.
I guess I should thank you for keeping 4.1 and 9.1 running for me, then.

My Dyle tuner's in my backpack everywhere I go, and it gets a lot of use. Not sure why that technology didn't take off!
pastiche is offline  
post #10146 of 10170 Old 12-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Member
 
rdiotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by pastiche View Post
Does anyone else here use a portable receiver that tunes ATSC M/H (mobile)?

My tuner's recently lost 4.2 (no data), 7.1 (no signal), and 11.1 (no signal). 4.1, 5.1, and 9.1 are still fine.

I've rescanned in more than one location with no luck.

I'm trying to figure out if stations are pulling the plug since the technology never really took off, or if my WiFi tuner's gone kaput and needs to be replaced.
regarding 11.1 M/H signal...our mobile multiplexer lost it's mind back in late november.....we may or may not get it working again.

R Diotte
CE, KSTW
pastiche likes this.
rdiotte is offline  
post #10147 of 10170 Old 12-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdiotte View Post
regarding 11.1 M/H signal...our mobile multiplexer lost it's mind back in late november.....we may or may not get it working again.
Thanks for the info. FWIW, I appreciated that Channel 11 always had guide data on their M/H signal. The other stations seemed to have lost theirs altogether in early to mid 2014.
pastiche is offline  
post #10148 of 10170 Old 12-31-2014, 06:55 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Just scanned in Grit TV on KOMO 4.3. 480i, PSIP reads "Grit TV".

KFFV PSIP appears updated today as well, correcting old channel names (i.e., 44.4 - "KBS"; 44.5 - "COZITV")

I think we're expecting something new on channel 5.2 shortly as well (to replace LiveWell).
Vengabus (Richard) is offline  
post #10149 of 10170 Old 12-31-2014, 10:29 PM
Senior Member
 
thefalcon2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: East Bremerton, WA
Posts: 237
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vengabus (Richard) View Post
Just scanned in Grit TV on KOMO 4.3. 480i, PSIP reads "Grit TV".
Grit TV is now broadcasting. Must have been a brand new network for 2015!
thefalcon2k is offline  
post #10150 of 10170 Old 01-01-2015, 09:22 AM
AVS Special Member
 
rdvegas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northwest Las Vegas
Posts: 1,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefalcon2k View Post
Grit TV is now broadcasting. Must have been a brand new network for 2015!
GRIT launched as a network in August, but many more affiliates are coming on line this month or later.

Wanting a strong FCC to say no to the Wireless lobby. Keep the tv broadcast band for ota television broadcasters.
rdvegas is online now  
post #10151 of 10170 Old 01-01-2015, 09:23 AM
AVS Special Member
 
rdvegas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northwest Las Vegas
Posts: 1,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefalcon2k View Post
Grit TV is now broadcasting. Must have been a brand new network for 2015!
King is adding the Justice Network soon.

Wanting a strong FCC to say no to the Wireless lobby. Keep the tv broadcast band for ota television broadcasters.
rdvegas is online now  
post #10152 of 10170 Old 01-01-2015, 11:03 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 0
KBCB is running Sonlife Broadcast Network on 24.1 & 24.2 right now. I don't usually get to tune in this time of day, but I've never seen them deviate from the ShopHQ programming. Is this a programming change?
Vengabus (Richard) is offline  
post #10153 of 10170 Old 01-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vengabus (Richard) View Post
Just scanned in Grit TV on KOMO 4.3. 480i, PSIP reads "Grit TV".
Is the aspect Grit TV is using intentional? The programming is stretched; the commercials are pillar-boxed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vengabus (Richard) View Post
I've never seen them deviate from the ShopHQ programming. Is this a programming change?
It looks that way. ShopHQ is on 44.1 instead of 24.1, now.

Last edited by pastiche; 01-02-2015 at 04:04 PM.
pastiche is offline  
post #10154 of 10170 Old 01-06-2015, 12:28 PM
AVS Special Member
 
leszek1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
After a failed handoff of KBCB to Fox (http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws....ion_id=1651610) it looks like it was given to SBN instead.
leszek1 is offline  
post #10155 of 10170 Old 01-07-2015, 10:48 AM
Advanced Member
 
Flambe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 558
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Anyone else having 7.1 (KIRO) occasionally dropping off? My PC (equipped with Hauppage USB tuners) occasionally can't find the show. Not always, just sometimes. I'm in Fremont. Am I just unlucky or are they doing something?
Flambe is offline  
post #10156 of 10170 Old 01-13-2015, 03:11 PM
Member
 
happy2Lurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 23
7.1 (kiro) & 4.3 grit

RE: 7.1 (KIRO) occasionally dropping off - I haven't noticed anything today - haven't had it on much though. Days or maybe weeks ago, I remember 7.1 (KIRO) was gone for hours - could not get a signal with anything I have. When it did come back, it started with a weaker than normal signal. By prime-time it was back to normal.

Anyone using windows media center and have guide data for 4.3 GRIT TV? My DTVpal DVR picked-up 4.3 so I rescanned in media center - got 4.3 but no guide data.
happy2Lurk is offline  
post #10157 of 10170 Old 01-14-2015, 04:43 PM
Newbie
 
tkreyche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
KIRO Issaquah translator Problems

I've experienced flakey behavior the past couple weeks with the KIRO Issaquah translator on Tiger Mtn on channel 51 - it has worked fine for me for quite awhile, then for some reason my TV couldn't lock onto the signal. Last night I checked and the signal was gone completely. I'm receiving other signals on Tiger Mtn just fine so it's not my TV or antenna.
tkreyche is offline  
post #10158 of 10170 Old 01-19-2015, 03:34 PM
Member
 
houman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I used to have an Amazon Basics TV antenna which was OK, then recently swapped it with the amp model (Amazon did that no questions asked). It's just connected behind the TV on the wall (facing N) and I am in Bellevue. Yesterday during the game I had drops in all channels (a friend took the antenna and put it on the wood floor and I had better reception!)

Not sure if it is because of the bad weather we were having.

Does anyone recommend any place that would install rooftop antennas in the area(s) ?

Thanks!
houman is offline  
post #10159 of 10170 Old 01-20-2015, 11:35 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Lee Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,097
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by pastiche View Post
I guess I should thank you for keeping 4.1 and 9.1 running for me, then.

My Dyle tuner's in my backpack everywhere I go, and it gets a lot of use. Not sure why that technology didn't take off!
Annnd, now we're not. Decided to give the bits back to the main programs with the addition of 4.3.
pastiche likes this.
Lee Wood is offline  
post #10160 of 10170 Old 01-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Newbie
 
Jiminkirkland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Experts,

As a number of folks have noted--KIRO (Ch-7) has fluctuated recently. On occasion it's unwatchable and at other times it's merely annoying. For me it's been happening for the past month (approx). No changes in my set-up or antenna (downtown Kirkland). I imagine that it's weather connected (wind?). But still, for years they were steady. Have they made changes to their antenna location?
Jiminkirkland is offline  
post #10161 of 10170 Old 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 0
KING-TV 5.2 appears to be running Justice now.

PSIP: KING-SD
Resolution: 480i
Vengabus (Richard) is offline  
post #10162 of 10170 Old 01-20-2015, 06:54 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 0
The KIRO-TV translator on West Tiger appears to be off air right now-- if you're able to re-scan for Channel 39, it might fix your problem. I suspect when 51 scans in on some receivers it supercedes 39 and erases 39. RF Channel 39 is the main KIRO-TV transmitter from Queen Anne.
Vengabus (Richard) is offline  
post #10163 of 10170 Old 01-20-2015, 10:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee Wood View Post
Annnd, now we're not. Decided to give the bits back to the main programs with the addition of 4.3.
Probably not a bad decision if I was the only one using that stream. Thanks for letting me know though!
pastiche is offline  
post #10164 of 10170 Old 01-22-2015, 09:22 PM
rdn
Advanced Member
 
rdn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Posts: 588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vengabus (Richard) View Post
KING-TV 5.2 appears to be running Justice now.

PSIP: KING-SD
Resolution: 480i
I wish KING or KONG would add NWCN.

Bob
rdn is offline  
post #10165 of 10170 Old 01-23-2015, 02:26 PM
AVS Special Member
 
leszek1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by happy2Lurk View Post
Anyone using windows media center and have guide data for 4.3 GRIT TV? My DTVpal DVR picked-up 4.3 so I rescanned in media center - got 4.3 but no guide data.
MCE uses zap2it service. Once they have it so will MCE
http://www.zap2it.com/tvlistings/loc...d=USA-OTA98034
leszek1 is offline  
post #10166 of 10170 Old 01-28-2015, 04:07 PM
Newbie
 
elmerito25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just want to update you guys on what I've done and probably get your recommendations in regards to my problems.

I bought the Channel Master CM 3020 and CM 7777 and put it in the attic. Point the antenna around 346' and was able to get KOMO, KING and KIRO HD channels without any problem. KCPQ HD (13.1) was non-existent but was able to pick up the KCPQ SD (22.2) probably the repeater at CH. I would really like to get the KCPQ HD due to NFL and was thinking of getting a separate Hi VHF Antenna and point it to Bremerton and then use a signal combiner. Would this work? What you experts recommend?

Thanks to Dan K for taking some time to share his expertise.

Thanks in advance.

elmerito25
elmerito25 is offline  
post #10167 of 10170 Old 01-29-2015, 06:46 PM
Advanced Member
 
eiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 738
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Hey guys,


What OTA channel should we be tuning for the Super Bowl on Sunday?
eiger is offline  
post #10168 of 10170 Old 01-29-2015, 11:52 PM
Member
 
tmn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 159
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by eiger View Post
hey guys,


what ota channel should we be tuning for the super bowl on sunday?
5.1
tmn1 is offline  
post #10169 of 10170 Old Today, 02:15 PM
Advanced Member
 
eiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 738
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmn1 View Post
5.1
Thanks.


Do any of you guys know of local shops in the greater Seattle/Lynwood/Puget Sound area that sell good antennas? Not looking at the best buys of the world, more of the specialty shops.

Last edited by eiger; Today at 02:46 PM.
eiger is offline  
post #10170 of 10170 Old Today, 10:39 PM
Newbie
 
jtostenr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Anyone know why I can get KIRO 7-1 just fine, but cannot get KING at all? I live in Marysville and am using an Antennas Direct 91XG mounted in the attic. No matter where I point it, I cannot get KING (or KOMO for that matter).

Can't post my tv fool results yet since I don't have 5 posts.

Jeff
jtostenr is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Local HDTV Info and Reception



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off