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post #31 of 23473 Old 08-14-2003, 06:54 AM
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If we pester WKYC, NBC Affiliate. I think one of the things we bother them with is the multicasting. Does anyone really watch 3-2 or 3-3? It just ruins the signal for 3-1. NASCAR looks like crap cuz of the fast motion. Same with the Triple Crown and that was all HD.

But seriously, 3-2 is such low quality that if you wanted the unstretched version of the show, it would be better just to watch analog. And 3-3? Use the freaking computer if you wanna know whats up with the weather.

As far as the dropouts, maybe thats just interference for some of you guys. I don't watch NBC much, but when I do, I rarely if ever get dropouts. Next time it happens for you guys post on this board and I can check my reception.

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3-2 is a signal sent for cable distribution. It cannot be dropped. I personally prefer WOIO, their signal is my weakest and breaks up many evenings and in bad weather
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someone think of a plan -- maybe we can pick a day - and have some of us call at certain times- - spreading it out - so they know there are several customers with concerns. . and we should all have the same thing to say too

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I vote for NBC - easily the most problematic channel I receive in Medina.

But I have to say that I actually LIKE the 3-3 material. With D*, we don't get a local forecast on the Weather Channel, so it's amazing how many times a week I flip over to 3-3 for a quick check on the radar.

But they could certainly drop 3-2. Just because they produce a digital signal for cable distribution doesn't mean that they have to actually broadcast that signal, right?
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As of 8 this morning WEWS is still not active. I hope they deliver as sort of promised by Monday Football
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I have the Dish 6000 receiver and could get CBS HD via the satellite. Has anyone had any luck getting the waiver from CBS WOIO?

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I applied for, and received a waiver when Dish first offered CBS on 9453. I rarely watch it though because channel 19 is very solid now. NBC is still the one that drops out the most and the one I watch the most. Can anyone using a Dish 6000 receiver see 3-3? I can only glimpse it as I change off the station. 3-1 and 3-2 come in OK. I am in Brunswick using a StealthTenna mounted at the one story level of a two story house.
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abc still down

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Just spoke with the head engineer. Digital hopes to be fixed in time for the game, but he did not sound optimistic. Waiting on parts and the power outage yesterday set them back. I did ask about 5.1 audio and they are looking at it. I told him he would be the first in Cleve to have it. Call and pester them and we could get 5.1 audio. 216-431-5555 ask for engineering. John Workman head, Jim Beird asst. More calls about 5.1 and they will probably do it. Let's pretend that we are larger than what we really are
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just called and left a message -- lets get on these guys - i dont want them to think that there are only limited customers and that they are just upgrading for 5 years down the road--

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WKYC has signal dropouts that need attention
WOIO has been bad ever since I have owned an HDTV! Back in the good old days(when everyone was up at full power, CBS was still a 60 signal rating which is unacceptable).
Newschannel 5 has been promising 5.1 sound for at least a year, and always putting it off.

All 3 of these are great ideas(I guess we will wait on the others(PBS and WB)), but we should start our call-a-thon

What do you guys think about calling each station on the same day? It will only take 2 minutes per each channel, and we can call on a daily basis until their problems are resolved. Also, it doesn't hurt to call more than once per day(disguising your voice like a woman doesn't hurt...Ok, just kidding), and you will be surprised how fast the digital channels will be fixed.

If this is too much, someone please come up with a schedule that we can adhere to.

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Even though the majority of the outage was overnight, I doubt the power being off helped WEWS get their act together any quicker.
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anyone else tried to call? im calling ABC tomorrow

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Thank god I checked in here. I just installed a new Zenith 520 and set up my ota. I thought I was going crazy moving my antenna all over the place and still no ABC. I could have saved a lot of grief by checking in. I will be really pissed if they do not have this fixed by the game tomorrow night.
What is up with WEWS? When and why did the digital signal go out?

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dont hold your breath - abc has been on and off for about a month now - -started with the flooding we had in late july

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I just called Ken Jackson at WEWS and got voice mail. I left a message about how disappointed I am that I cant get the signal. I also asked that he call me back and let me know if repairs will be made in time for MNF.
I doubt I will hear anything, but the more of us that call the better!

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parsons -- i just called and left a similar message- - i want it for MNF --

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I know this is off topic, but I need some input from you guys. Do any of you have a D* Phase III dish? If you do what is the signal strength that you are pulling in??? I just got one installed Saturday and I'm only getting 78-84%....however, the installer had never done a three LNB dish before and I was wondering if I should have someone come out to tweak it more.

Thanks for the input!
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Shark, I just had it installed a week ago Saturday and the best we could get on 110 is 87%. However on the other two I am pulling 92-94%. I am on the west side in Avon.

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I Just spoke with Ken Jackson (Chief Engineer) at WEWS. He stated that the director of engineering and some of his staff have been out at the transmitter all day trying to fix it. He also said that to this point he had not heard that it was fixed yet. He expected to get a call when repairs are completed. He stated that while getting it fixed for MNF was not necessarily the focus of the repair, he hoped that it would be up by tonight at 8pm. He said that they are not "commercializing it yet". I assume he means that they are not marketing the HDTV signal to customers yet, so the sense of urgency is not as high as it would be otherwise. He seemed like a nice guy and sensitive to our wishes to get the signal back up, but did not share a whole lot of detail.

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Still no Channel 5-1. Hopes for MNF tonight are dwindling. I was really hopin to see the Rams too. 2nd favorite team in the NFL, and really lookin forward to seeing what Sehorn can do for them.
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No signal at this time. Looks like they need more time. I know some of you wanted the game tonight in order to see your teams play, but lets just hope they fix it properly and we get all the regular season MNF games.
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well i hope they are working on it at least- - we wont have HD MNF tonight boys -- but its only pre season

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So what's the schedule for calling? I'm in.
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Is anyone not getting WOIO channel 19-1 tonight? (Monday) Seems like CSI is dead digital wise.. It's a sad day for Cleveland HDTV if it's not just me..
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Lets call CBS tomorrow(Tuesday, August 19th) if thats cool with everyone else.


WOIO, analog 19, D-10, CBS
general 877-929-1943
Jim Kopanski **engineer, good guy 216-367-7455

These numbers may be a little dated, but just call and ask for engineering. Let them know that their signal sucks(well, that there signal is worse than all of the other locals, and you were wondering when they planned to fix this). If enough of us call, we can possibly see some results. I am getting 19-27 readings from CBS, and I am getting 90-100 readings with everyone else.

Awhile back, someone mentioned that they bought the wrong antenna for Cleveland's terrain. I think CBS has alot of quality programming to offer, and we didn't spend all of the money that we did to not receive programming. I bought the Directv NFL package that will air the CBS weekly football game in HDTV, but for those of you that don't get the NFL package(who also have trouble getting CBS), it will be a long season unless we act now! Also, the Masters, Final Four, and all of the other great sporting events that CBS does wont be available

Lets get together and work as a team!

Please call, it will only take 2 minutes.

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I had no problem with CSI tonight. I already saw this episode so I was only on the channel for a few minutes. I was really hoping for MNF but as long as they are working on it I'm happy.
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I just left a message on Jim's voice mail letting him know that I have spoken to several Cleveland area members who also complained about a very weak signal. All we need is for more members to call tomorrow(I will be calling again as well). I just layed the foundation, now lets get this done.

Next on the List:
WKYC Channel 3

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Is anyone not getting WOIO channel 19-1 tonight? (Monday) Seems like CSI is dead digital wise.. It's a sad day for Cleveland HDTV if it's not just me..

Its been off and on for awhile Please join the call in effort. I am in Rocky River(about 10 miles out from the tower with a big ugly antenna on my house) and their signal stinks. It should be at 80-100 not 18-30!

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i just called and left a message
-- nbc is the station i have the most trouble with --- but im willing to call all - cause it really depends where you are and whta antenna you have

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Thanks bud! I hope that all of this wont be needed soon, and that all of our locals work!

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