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post #361 of 10653 Old 10-05-2001, 12:41 PM
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HI,

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.

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I had the same. No WFXT and the lines on cvb.

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Crossing Jordon is being broadcast by NBC Monday in HD!!!!

Is there any chance that WHDH will finally transmit in 1080i? I mean, why do they even bother putting the dt after WHDH logo?
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Dear Viewers,
We are please to announce the following test dates for the WGBH DT19 broadcast signal:

Thursday - 10/4 - 8AM to Noon
Thursday - 10/11 - 8AM to 4PM
Thursday - 10/18 - 8AM to 4PM
Friday Nights - (10/5 - Until Further Notice) - 7PM to 1AM Sat. Morn.

We hope that you all enjoy the programming being offered during this testing phase. Please direct any comments to feedback@wgbh.org. Thank you for your continued interest in WGBH DT19.

Sincerely,
WGBH Audience & Member Services

Its 10/5 8:15pm. My DTC-100 shows 93 for strength on channel 19-1, but, no signal, no picture, no joy... Anyone else getting WGBH-HD?

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Hi,

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.

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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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Hi,

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.

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I'm not getting WGBH digital, despite a high signal strength on channel 19.

I've got the Mits HD5 box. Anyone else having luck with GBH?

Also, am I safe to assume that if I get a decent picture on their analog stations (2 and 44) that I should be able to get the digital signal ok?

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Hi,

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

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Hmm. Now i'm seeing 2-2, but it was pretty poor quality. I had my Mits HD-5 rescan, and 2-2 went away...

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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...

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Hi,

Well, Life360 did start at 10, but its not in HD. and not even widescreen. They are still broadcasting two 480i channels on 2-02 and 2-03.

WCVB seems to be doing a much better job today. Once and Again looks pretty good, and the audio is good too.

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I'm getting 2-x, pretty clean out here in middle of no where central Mass on a Dish 6000. I was expecting to watch Life 360 on 2-1... but it's been black all evening.

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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?
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How's the quality of the 2-2 and 2-3 pictures? Solid audio/video or breakups?

I noticed i'm getting a strength of 75 for WGBH, while I'm getting 100 for all the other locals.

Is WGBH broadcasting from the same towers in Needham, or might I need to move my antenna?

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Hi,

HD on 42-1???? Thats WHDH (NBC) you are talking about? Are they doing HD now????

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The signal on 2-2,2-3 IS GOOD. still nothing on 2-1. Sorry, no hd on 42-1, just digital is what i meant.
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Bob,

I'll check again tonight. I kbow over the past couple of days I did jump to Dish which has a better tuner & then to the Sat feed to avoid issues.

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Bob Hess,

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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2-2 and 2-3 gave me lots of dropouts, freezes and pixellation - pity because the signal is relatively strong (on a par with nbc and fox).

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Originally posted by jeffw:
I'm not getting WGBH digital, despite a high signal strength on channel 19.

I've got the Mits HD5 box. Anyone else having luck with GBH?

Also, am I safe to assume that if I get a decent picture on their analog stations (2 and 44) that I should be able to get the digital signal ok?

-j

I received WGBH-DT 2-2 & 2.3 on a Mits HD5 box. There was occassional pixelation on both programs. 2-1 was dark.

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Brandish,

When did you do a scan that worked on the Mits?

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Originally posted by rudolpht:
Brandish,

When did you do a scan that worked on the Mits?

Tim

I scanned on Friday evening Oct 5 not sure of the exact time but between 6p and 9P.

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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.
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Just a reminder to everyone regarding WGBH-DT:

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...

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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,

WBZ-DT looks good on both a DST-3000 & Dish 6000, as usual. I'll report if any anomolies during HD broadcast.

All Dish 6000ers,

While WCVB was working fine on the DST-3000, I was getting blankscreen on 20-1. Appears WCVB is now using 20-2.

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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).

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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.
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Does anyone know what's up with WFXT? Are they totally off the air for their digital signal?

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