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post #91 of 17455 Old 08-19-2003, 04:55 PM
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I grew up in E.Northport....nice area.

I don't mean to bash, but many people died a 'quick' death on 9/11 and to bitch about it b/c of tv reception seems a bit misguided.
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I don't mean to bash, but many people died a 'quick' death on 9/11 and to bitch about it b/c of tv reception seems a bit misguided.

Yea, I hear ya. Not talkin' about dead people though. Talkin' about dead/dying air waves.
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Any updates on when we'll get NBC and ABC in hi-def? Is early August still reasonable?

I am now hearing January.
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This is really getting more than a bit absurd.
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Who are you hearing this from?
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I am now hearing January.

Oh come on!!! What happened to November? This has got to be a joke. George - If you are out there, is there any truth to this statement?
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antennaweb.org is now saying Dec 31st for ABC and NBC. this sucks!
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Yeah, it sucks. If two of the majors are taking their time broadcasting digitally to the #1 metro area it appears they'll be dragging their feet in the future over giving up their analog stations.

1. People in Metro NY didn't buy digital sets because our transmitter was down for 2+ years.

2. Therefore, we need two additional years to allow the market to catch up to the rest of the country.

Hard to believe that the ESB - the new transmitter site - was built in only a year. Were these network clowns in charge they'd only be up to the 30th floor today.

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Anyone getting gray bars on CBS. I thought it might be my STB but I tried another and still get gray bars. Argggg!

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Anyone getting gray bars on CBS.

Yes, I am also getting the gray bars. I am also getting the football game from the CBS Seattle station by way of Canadian satellite. There are no grays bars on it so WCBS is adding the gray bars.
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Originally posted by John Tuohy
Anyone getting gray bars on CBS. I thought it might be my STB but I tried another and still get gray bars. Argggg!


Yeah, I'm getting them too, I had hoped tonights game was in HD.

Boy I sure wish GT would give us an update, I can't believe everything's pushed to the end of the year...

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How recent is this?


About HDTV on WABC & ABC45

WABC-TV has been working to restore full-power DTV service to the tri-state area to replace those facilities lost at the World Trade Center.
Presently, the only location suitable for broadcasting this service is the Empire State Building. Preparations at this location include the installation of new electrical and antenna systems and the relocation of existing tenants to make space for new broadcast equipment.

We expect this work to be completed and to resume operations on WABC-DT before the end of this summer.



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Yes, I am also getting the gray bars. I am also getting the football game from the CBS Seattle station by way of Canadian satellite. There are no grays bars on it so WCBS is adding the gray bars.

Me too...

Although, I thought gray bars were better as the reduced the chance for burn in on RP and Plasma sets?

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I thought maybe they had complaints (or an attempted law suit) from someone who watched a lot of CBS and got burn-in. Since you cannot stop the bars from appearing, they could be considered responsible.
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I have posted this once or twice before on other threads and I think at least once on this thread and I will say it again due to negotiations with the lease holder of the Empire State Building, power upgrades and other issues with the combiner next year most probably in the 1st quarter is when the other broadcasters will be up digitally. And not before that.

There may be limited testing before that but full time broadcasting will not happen this year.
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Thanks WWard...while that news is annoying and frustrating, it has to be expected. The people who hold the space needed at the ESB have the broadcasters by the short hairs and once the 'lease' aspects of it are resolved there are the technical issues.

Perhaps things will be up in time for MNF 2004 kickoff or at least the Summer Olympics next year. It won't surprise me when that first quarter projection turns into Summer 2004....it just follows the pattern.

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No matter where the blame appropriately belongs, it still is unacceptable that 2 years later they are still "negotiating."
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The Gray bars on CBS are present on some commercials but not all very odd

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Your input is appreciated. Is there any hope of getting it in 2003 ?

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Originally posted by John Tuohy
The Gray bars on CBS are present on some commercials but not all very odd


The commercials with the black bars are CBS Network commercials. The commercials with the gray bars are WCBS local New York City only commercials.
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Ok maybe not so odd

Thanks (again)

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OK, OK, OK.....
I'm on vacation. I'll ask when I get back after Labor Day. The last I heard was that the agreement was signed and approved for the guys in Maine to finish up the combiner. WNBC chief was expecting November to be on-air time. Nothing new to report.
Wait till I get back.....
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oh no........ titan tv has just changed the dates of ABC and NBC DT....

ABC 45 WABC-DT Dec 31 2003
NBC 28 WNBC-DT Dec 31 2003

Oh well, nothing to look forward to this weekend.

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oh no........ titan tv has just changed the dates of ABC and NBC DT....

ABC 45 WABC-DT Dec 31 2003
NBC 28 WNBC-DT Dec 31 2003

Oh well, nothing to look forward to this weekend.

I believe these are just the filing dates. The permits are good for six months at a time. Titan or AntennaWeb don't actually know what the networks are up to.

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boy this stinks.......

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The following is from the CBS website.....

Note To Viewers About Overnight Reception: The Empire State Building has recently undertaken a massive project to upgrade and strengthen the broadcast tower that sits on top of the building. This project is a direct result of the 9-11 incident where all broadcasters lost their main broadcast tower on top of the world Trade Center and were forced to relocate to the Empire State Building.

In order to accommodate the antennas for every station as well as adding antennas & facilities for HDTV broadcasting, it is necessary for the tower to be reconfigured and strengthened. Safety concerns mandate that all broadcasters cease broadcasting from the tower, while workers are present, and switch to alternate lower power facilities. In an effort to minimize the disruption to the viewing public, all work is scheduled during the overnight period from approx. 12:30 AM to 4:45 AM Monday through Saturday. The projected completion date is mid September.

During these overnight periods WCBS operates from a lower power back-up transmitter. Some off-air viewers may not be able to receive the signal from this back-up site. Cable & Satellite reception is not affected.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may case


Perhaps a mid Sept date means that its possible to get the other aspects completed before the end of the year...Time will tell....I certainly don't want to get ahead of things though....

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... but it's nice to see that something is happening!
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Anyone watching the US Open in HD???? It looks great!!!!!!
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ya mon, damn the chicks look good in hd ;>

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