Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Jax,FL - Doctor's Lake
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Welcome to the Jax area.
As far as OTA is concerned I would say that we are above average or at least average to the rest of the country in regards to what we have and don't have. Below is a list of stations that you (and just about everyone within 45 miles of Jacksonville will recieve without too many problems):
Actually Digital channels in ().
Channel 4 - Independent (our old CBS affiliate) - 4-1(42) and other subchannels - upconverts all material to 1080i -- 4:3
PBS - currently multicasts on 7-1,2,3 and 4(38), no HD as of 02/06/04 but we should have some soon - at least we hope -- Smitty1 is the engineer and is known from time to time to drop by when he has the time
NBC - 12-1(13) - passes HD when available, sometime they can be slackers, currently NBC and ABC(see below) are owned by the same company
WB -- 17-1 (34) - passes HD when available, but signal is not as strong as others.
ABC -- 25-1(10) - passes HD when available, sometime they can be slackers, but they like to blame it on the fact 720p is a "uncommon" format -- search on the Jax threads for more info.
FOX -- 30-1(32) - passes EDTV Fox widescreen - JD or Jerry is the engineer for FOX/CBS here in Jax, they are both owned by Clear Channel - he is fairly activee on our threads and is very helpful
CBS -- 47-1 (19) -- passes HD when available, as said above owned by clear channel and JD(Jerry) is very helpful.
One thing that we do not have is 5.1 passthrough yet and it looks like we want see that for a long time (Budgets are too tight -- that is there excuse and they are sticking to it -- I guess I don't completly blame them, but I will)
there is also a local TBN(religous) station broadcasting in DT, but I have no information on them.
Welcome again and feel free to ask away.
We here in Jacksonville are fairly small group 20+ or so and last year we got together and had breakfast and meet, we are thinking about doing this again, it was very beneficial, because it allowed us to meet and more importantly meet Smitty1 and Jerry. Jerry actually gave us a full tour of the CBS/FOX facility to educate us.