I am still not seeing any signal from WFXT-DT, and last night, during the Millionaire show on WCVB-DT, I again saw the same black line problem, where every alternate scan line is black. And I am still getting WCVB on a sub channel 2 now. That never happened before on WCVB. WHDH-DT still appears on 42-02 even though it does say 7 on the set-up/signal strength screen.
WGBH-DT is currently broadcasting on 2 subchannels. They are both SD 480i programs. I am receiving them on 002-02 and 002-03 on a DISH6000. 002-01 is blank. I think Life360 is at 10pm??? Maybe then they will switch to the HD feed.
Thanks for the quick response Sal. Maybe your right about waiting until 10pm. I wonder if I'll get anything though. I just did a full scan on the DTC-100 and it didn't pick up those sub-channels. The strong 93 signal is actually showing up as 19-2 not 19-1. Still no picture...
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I dont have a DTC-100, but from what I have heard, try reversing your Off-Air-Guide setting, and see if that works. Other than that I dont know what to tell you. I am currently watching college hockey, but will keep checking periodically to see if WGBH starts broadcasting an HD signal.
Yep, I just checked again, and I am getting WGBH-DT. 2 subchannels are broadcasting SD programs. I have a DISh 6000. Its interesting that the 2 people with strong signal but no picture, are both on DirecTV boxes.
Anyone else getting or not getting WGBH-DT?
As an aside, lots of HD on right now, ABC, CBS, HBO and showtime. I want an HD-PVR
After resetting the local channel config on the HD-5 and having it rescan again, I'm seeing 2-1, 2-2 and 2-3. There doesn't seem to be anything on 2-1, and both 2-2 and 2-3 have very bad audio and video breakups...
I am getting my usual complement of Hd , i.e., 4-1,42-1, etc. and am also receiving WGCH , channel 2-1, digital with a signal strength of 76 but no picture, just black. It's 10:18PM.Channels 2-2 and 2-3 are giving signals but are not HD. Is there supposed to be some GBH-HDTV on tonight? How about a schedule? Any links?
WBZ-DT on the Toshiba DST-3000 (and Dish 6000) seems to be the only reliable station today in Boston. WGBH maps as per above on the 6000 (need to see what it does on the 3000 but I assume it will not map corrects and I don't know if the subcarriers will map to 80-x). 42 is still jumping all over & breaking up. WFXT-DT was dark as well as WCVB-20.
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Is anyone having any problems with strange pixelation with some of the Boston stations? I'm trying to figure out if it's my Dish 6000 (only 6mos old) or the stations themselves. 4-1, 20-2 and 42-2 I've seen an occasional pixelation blip, usually towards the bottom, every couple of minutes randomly, audio uneffected. Just started happening this week, and I know a lot of the stations were acting up, so can't tell if it's just a coincidence or not.
The second phase of DVT testing does not involve HDTV - it involves interactive SDTV with a special Triveni (a Zenith-affiliate) two-way/interactive settop box. The series "Life360" is the interactive pilot.
Let's hope that in the future, WGBH doesn't stake it's reputation soley on interactive SDTV and multicasting. My hope is that one of the local PBS stations (WGBH or WGBX) carries primarily HDTV programming, the other can do multicasting or whatever...
Just in case anyone is wondering, WBZ-DT had two momentary power failures last week. One on Monday evening and one on Thursday evening. The Monday problem caused our transmitter to drop off for about 5 minutes. The Thursday problem caused the transmitter to drop to half power for a while. The other digital stations in our building probably had similar problems (WGBH, WCVB).
We just did a software upgrade on our encoder this morning. Let me know if you have any problems.
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Bob Hess: signal continues to be very strong down in Taunton. I only wish WCVB would be as consistent. As for WHDH, it's hit or miss (sometimes I get it,sometimes I don't) and WFXT must be down altogether (no signal).
Originally posted by Benji: Bob Hess: signal continues to be very strong down in Taunton. I only wish WCVB would be as consistent. As for WHDH, it's hit or miss (sometimes I get it,sometimes I don't) and WFXT must be down altogether (no signal).
I have not been able to receive WFXT for a few days already. As for WHDH I don't care that much because I won't watch theirs until they start passing HDTV.