Just as a FYI, Our local digital WB affilaite, WSTR-DT does not do WB HD yet -- it's just 480i 4x3 SD so far. Local Fox digital WXIX-DT does do Fox Widescreen(which isn't HD - it's ED). I don't know, but I think TW may carry them sometime after Fox starts doing HD in a few months.
Originally posted by dt_parker
Have there been any updates on higher power/new antenna for 64-1? I got my HD tivo hooked up last night, and one interesting feature of the box is that the signal strength meter is showing MUCH higher for 64-1 than any of my other boxes ever have. Almost got a lock, but not quite, consistently hitting around 30-40% whereas on the HTL-HD it's usually between 3-9.
I'm thinking with a better antenna, and perhaps a rotor, I could pull them in. I know I'm in the worst part of the null for them ATM, but I'm getting *so close*. :-)
Hopefully someone else has some info and can post, but I haven't heard anything concerning WSTR-DT 33(remap 64-1)--- It does Sound like you are getting awfully close with the new box. I'd guess probably just a couple db(if that much) away from getting a lock on them. A bit of antenna aiming(that might be your best shot), or a antenna with a bit higher gain, or higher gain+better directivity+antenna aiming might do the trick. If you're using a splitter somewhere, even taking that out might do it. If you manage it, I think you'll be the first one from that area to pull them in, that I know of or who has posted in the Cincy threads anyway.
I do wonder though if having WCET-DT 34 on 1st adjacent channel to WSTR-DT+throwing 215KW ERP in your direction, with WSTR-DT only throwing a few hundred watts ERP(given their STA+antenna pattern) in your direction might make it somewhat difficult for your receiver to be selective enough to pull out WSTR-DT. While DT stations on adjacent channels seems to work very well for the most part, that's a big difference and a few hundred watts on UHF isn't much ... Shouldn't be as bad as the following, but it would be "Sort of" like trying to hear a fairly weak station on 710AM when your driving by WLW along I-75 near the old Bethany VOA site.
So I wonder, presently if you see any improvement in the reading from 64-1 after WCET-DT goes off air nightly around 11pm or so, if so, that might tell you something.
Who knows, hopefully someday it might even be more worth your effort if they ever start passing through WB HD ... I had heard recently in the "news" that Sinclair has purchased the equipment necessary to outfit most of their stations to do HD, I don't know if that "most" includes WSTR at this point or not. Also, I do think Their SD does look quite good these days as well however, especially for the WB 64 news given their new gear.
Anyhow, Good luck+let us know if you get them in.