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BuzaidC's Avatar BuzaidC
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I am a little further north than you (by the Tappan Zee) and have exactly the same problem you do: 100% on Fox and CBS but 0 to 10% on ABC. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact we are north of NYC. Everyone else that is getting a good signal seems to be either E, W, and S of NYC. I find it hard to belive that I have to re point my antenna if I already get CBS and FOX without a problem. By the way, I also have an E86 and a channel master 4 bow tie antenna.
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Originally posted by bs77
Im up here in the North bronx right below yonkers. I have a Channel master 4 bowtie up in my attic, I have a Hughes E-86. I get CBS and FOX at 100% but I am only receiving ABC (45) at Zero to 3%. The signal wont lock...I also am running a Radio Shack UHF/VHF amplifier ?? PLEASEEEE HELPPPPPPPPP. I want to Join the PARTY!!!

Hi BS77..i'm in north bronx too (fordham near Bronx zoo), getting cbs and fox no problem at 80%...i got only 20% out of ABC...however, using the Silver sensor pull ABC in at 80% no problem.
My receiver is zenith 520. I think i need to get a preamp or i have to point my rooftop antenna to a different direction.
If you want to get the Silver sensor, I can leave it to you. I bought it from Best buy last week.
bs77's Avatar bs77
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Originally posted by BuzaidC
I am a little further north than you (by the Tappan Zee) and have exactly the same problem you do: 100% on Fox and CBS but 0 to 10% on ABC. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact we are north of NYC. Everyone else that is getting a good signal seems to be either E, W, and S of NYC. I find it hard to belive that I have to re point my antenna if I already get CBS and FOX without a problem. By the way, I also have an E86 and a channel master 4 bow tie antenna.

BuzaidC, I just hooked up my portable radio shack 2 bowtie antenna. I have moved the antenna all the way around 360 degrees and the highest I can get is 9%. Cbs and Fox come in just fine on this antenna 90%+. I think you are right If you are North you are screwed. Hopefully this is a temp prob...
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Regarding the HD200, I would rescan the channels from the set up menu and that should do the trick!
bs77's Avatar bs77
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ANDYNG, Please PM me the Info about the silver sensor... THANKS
andyng's Avatar andyng
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another person here in North Bronx got the same problem, can someone call ABC engineering room and ask for more information?
Do we have any building that block signal from 4 Times Square? Obviously we got no problem pulling signal from ESB but 4 TS is lower tower
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Threaat Matrix looks great, my 1080 hdtv does a great job w/the 720 sing. in my opinin. cant wait for MNF a live broadcast must look awesome. Thanks WABC for free digi tv like it oughta be.

john
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to monitor status of NBC-DT.
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There must be a problem with the antenna brodcasting to the north. It doesnt make sense that people as far away as Philly can get 7.1 and us in the North Bronx (Only 18 miles away) cant get anything!!!!
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i second that BS77, i just send you a pm, if you have a cm 7777 preamp, we can trade with my silver sensor or some way
Ken Ross's Avatar Ken Ross
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Funny, my other HD200 is doing fine with 7.1 and mapping it correctly as well as my old Zenith DTV1080. I'll do that rescan on the other HD200. The HD out of Ct. and N.Y. look identical.
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The highest I can get on my E86 meter is 15%. It goes from 0 to 15%. Both CBS and Fox are 100%. Tried an indoor - it was no better.

Is anyone due north of NYC getting a good signal?????
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Can somebody PLEASE shed some light why we cant get any signal in the North Bronx, Yonkers, and The TappanZee bridge area.... Its VERY FRUSTRATING seeing EVERONE Else Enjoying the PARTY, and we CANT Join in !!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by Ken Ross
The HD out of Ct. and N.Y. look identical.

I concur. And NYC is a much stronger signal for me, even out here.

I have become fond of the WTNH Doppler, though...I may keep that.

I welcome myself back to the NY DMA.
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WABC-DT yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh baby


I actually get a better signal then cbs. WOOHOO.

Never seen threat matrix but it looks hot.

95% signal reception. i am getting it from jersey city, nj
Ken Ross's Avatar Ken Ross
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Yeah Pat, that Doppler Radar is kind of fun during severe weather. Maybe we can get WABC to do that on 7.2!
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ARGHH...the wife is still watching Survivor off the TIVO, but I'll be checking the deal from here in central Westchester as soon as it's done. I agree that there must be something seriously wrong if the signal is being picked up in Selden (SELDEN, for God's Sake!), LI and not in the Bronx or anywhere up near me. PLEASE, WABC, work this out.
Steve
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Originally posted by bs77
There must be a problem with the antenna brodcasting to the north. It doesnt make sense that people as far away as Philly can get 7.1 and us in the North Bronx (Only 18 miles away) cant get anything!!!!

My E86 and RCA indoor antenna was booming at 100 until just a few minutes ago when I started getting breakups - - - - now no breakups again. I'm north and east of the transmitter on the ny/conn border.

Everyone keep in mind that this is the early test stage and they'll be tweaking for a while. Keep posting so that any engineer types listening can see the feedback from us.
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WOW!!! Up Here In North Bronx/Yonkers MY SIGNAL JUST Went up from 3% to 9%... Uh Ohh Spoke too soon, back down to 3% again!!!!!!!!! THIS REALLY SUCKS!!!!! .... As fourthstooge said, They are just testing so Hopefully this will be Fixed. Otherwise I might be FORCED to move to N.J........eeewwww!
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sorry to see some of you guys not enjoying this. for what its worth im using a crappy terk on a 2 story 10 miles from the city and it seems real powerfull. i get 2,5,sub 9 wor four ch 11's 7.01 & .02 no rotating no fuss. hope you guys get it before MNF

John
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Originally posted by bs77
Can somebody PLEASE shed some light why we cant get any signal in the North Bronx, Yonkers, and The TappanZee bridge area.... Its VERY FRUSTRATING seeing EVERONE Else Enjoying the PARTY, and we CANT Join in !!!!!!!!


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East Islip Long Island here.....

My rat shack UHF antenna is pulling in ABC at 36%, no breakups at all. FOX and CBS come in at 69%. I guess 36 is enough because its simply purrrffection!
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if i use a cm 7777 preamp, how much it will improve my ABC signal. right now i got it in the range of 10-15%. Also, cbs and fox come at 80%, will the use of a preamp will overload the receiver?
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All you Westchester Guys --

I'm in Yonkers right next to Cross County Center using my Silver Sensor inside my living room and am getting 77% (on 7-1) on my Samsung SIR-TS160 with no dropouts!

Aaron
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Originally posted by bs77
WOW!!! Up Here In North Bronx/Yonkers MY SIGNAL JUST Went up from 3% to 9%... Uh Ohh Spoke too soon, back down to 3% again!!!!!!!!! THIS REALLY SUCKS!!!!! .... As fourthstooge said, They are just testing so Hopefully this will be Fixed. Otherwise I might be FORCED to move to N.J........eeewwww!

yeah ewww.. but i will be watching Monday Night Football at 95% and you will be watching ewwwww tv. LOL
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Aaron,
You beat me by about 30 seconds. Here in Ardsley (Central Westchester, North of Yonkers; west of Tarrytown), I just scanned and I've got it too. Solid as a rock at around 80-90% on my Toshiba, using the antenna in my attic. The long wait seems to be over. Bravo WABC. Thanks.
Steve
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Originally posted by aaron.s
All you Westchester Guys --

I'm in Yonkers right next to Cross County Center using my Silver Sensor inside my living room and am getting 77% (on 7-1) on my Samsung SIR-TS160 with no dropouts!

Aaron

Hey Aaron Im only 5 minutes south of you and I am still getting 3-9%. Where exactly do you live ?? I'll bring the brewskies!! LOL... Seriously I am still a newbie to this OTA. Where can I get the Silver Sensor, and how much does it cost ??
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was there a contest? did i miss something?

john

[quote]Originally posted by stevehoff
[b]Aaron,
You beat me by about 30 seconds.
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bs77-

I live on Kimball Avenue within sight of the movie theater at the Cross County Center - watching on my 60" Sony Grand Wega II.

The Silver Sensor is aiming right towards the city (slightly southwest of me). You can get the Silver Sensor @ Circuit City (also at Cross County Center) for about $40.... BEST UHF antenna I've ever used - Radio Shack Double Bowtie included.

What antenna are you using and do you have it aimed towards the city?

Aaron
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Originally posted by aaron.s
bs77-

I live on Kimball Avenue within sight of the movie theater at the Cross County Center - watching on my 60" Sony Grand Wega II.

The Silver Sensor is aiming right towards the city (slightly southwest of me). You can get the Silver Sensor @ Circuit City (also at Cross County Center) for about $40.... BEST UHF antenna I've ever used - Radio Shack Double Bowtie included.

What antenna are you using and do you have it aimed towards the city?

Aaron

Aaron, I am using a Channel Master 4 bowtie. It is in my attic. I am getting 100% on Cbs and FOX therefore I dont understand why I am only getting 3-9% for ABC ???
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You mean I don't get a Silver Medal for being the second guy in Westchester to get Ch 7 in HDTV?

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