Originally posted by walterc
I've been looking forward to seeing Enterprise in HD, but although WASV comes in great there's no telling when they'll actually start broadcasting in HD.
...which is odd, since their website
has an "HDTV" link under 'Inside Super 62', and appropriately enough, none of the listings under its digital channels have the usual DecisionMark HD
indicator. Has anyone pestered them to see what plans they have for broadcasting in HD, if any?
On a lark, I borrowed a Channel Master 3010 StealthTenna from a friend of mine. I was just curious what I could pick up from my house in Simpsonville, and even though I haven't gone to the trouble of doing a proper installation, at least not yet, I just left it on my first-story living room floor, plugged the antenna into my TV (which has an ATSC tuner built in), and was surprised by how much I was able to pick up. WYFF and WSPA both come in the 70s, WLOS (which I wasn't expecting to get at all) in the mid-to-high 50s, ETV, WHNS, WASV, and WBSC, along with a couple other random channels. I tried out a Channel Master 3042 amp, which gave the percentages a healthy boost (particularly for WLOS, which leapt up from 56% to 83%), but I couldn't pick up any additional channels, at least not from the quick, scattered testing I did at different orientations. In my neck of the woods, I don't think there's really anything else to pick up.
By the way, I followed up with Charter about the availability of the Moxi DVRs in the Greenville area, and they gave me a mid-October estimate. That's something to look forward to, although their limited HD offerings don't leave much to timeshift. Although the quantity isn't quite up to what I'd like, I've been mostly happy with the quality. I guess the signal coming into my house could use a little beefing up, though -- it's not a pervasive problem, but it seems like almost every night, there's a 5-15 minute chunk that's riddled with dropouts. This is an extreme example, but one Sunday evening, I got bored enough to count audio dropouts/macroblocking, and in the space of 60 seconds, there were 13 dropouts. Other than that, I'll just get some minor periodic pixelation or a barely-noticeable audio dropout. Strange how it's mostly reliable, but when I have problems, it seems heavily concentrated. I guess when I schedule the Moxi delivery, I'll kill two birds and have someone check out the signal.