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Old 10-15-2004, 03:21 PM - Thread Starter
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nlowhor:

Welcome to the club. Some of us have pressured for progress in the local HD front for well over two years. We have made progress, but it takes "masses" to get results when millions of dollars are involved--with no HD support from the FCC--in speeding HD progress. (I have lived on the other side in development of color and stereo, and video tape and many other technical advances...and it often was slow because public acceptance was slow. As is digitial conversion now.)

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Old 10-15-2004, 07:58 PM
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I've had my tv for about 2 years and my directv hd receiver for about 1 year.
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Old 10-16-2004, 09:42 AM
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Apps1,

I got my HD receiver at about the same time as you. I have changed projectors recently.

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Old 10-18-2004, 04:36 AM
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I've got two small setups. My first is a 53" Sony RP big screen (4:3) with a Zenith DirecTV/OTA receiver (at the time they cost $800!). I've had the TV for over three years now and the receiver for almost two. The second is a 30" Sony WEGA HDTV and a Hughes HTL-HD, these I've had for probably four months. Both fed by my DB4 on the roof. I'm happy .
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:10 AM
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I got my first STB (Samsung SIR-t150) in January of 2001, connected to a 43" Hitachi. The only GSP station, like Apps said, was WSPA. I can receive the Charlotte stations, however, so it was a worthwhile investment ($600 at the time for OTA-only!) I remember coming home and seeing WYFF come online their first day. Anyone remember that they used to zoom in on the 4:3 pictures to give us 16:9? Of course, the programming was so sparse in those days I used to make it a point to stay up and watch Jay Leno just to see the PQ. Thank goodness CBS had so much prime-time programming in the early days! I now have the t150 hooked up to my X1 and VOOM hooked up in another room to a 30-inch Samsung direct view.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:58 PM
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I ordered Channel Master products from Wholesale Industrial Electronics here in Greenville on old Buncombe Road. phone is 235-8334. Their folks were very helpful although you will probably know more about the products than they do. They get regular shipments from the factory in Smithfield (now called Andrew), so shipping costs are low. I got the 4228 and the rotor for less than 100$ total. took two days. much better than Lowes.
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:31 PM
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Have you ordered from them lately? I called them and they told me they had shipped their CM inventory back to Norcross. Let me know if you got some stuff from them recently because I'd like to know!
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:01 AM
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Well........tomorrow is supposed to be the day that WHNS "flips" the HD switch on .........any bets???????
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:47 AM
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It would have been great to catch the 26 innings of the ALCS that have been played the last two days (in two games!) in HD! I hope they do it!
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I'm going over to FOX today, to visit a friend, and to snoop. Let you know something later today.

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Old 10-19-2004, 11:30 AM
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Yes, please let us know if they plan on going online. If they do, I'll keep the channel on at work and report any changes\\progress. We should at least be able to tell if they are upconverting to 720p even without any HD programming until later on tomorrow evening. Let's hope!
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:34 PM
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Speaking of upconverting to 720p, has anyone heard when WBSC will starting passing HD content. They've been using a 720p signal for over two weeks now, but no HD. I emailed them but received no reply.

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Old 10-19-2004, 05:10 PM
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The last I heard was the were working on it but haven't gotten it fully going yet. With these stations that aren't considered "big 5," they really don't have any heat on them to get the HD going. I suppose WBSC will be in HD when they feel like putting it in HD. My hope is sooner than later, certainly.
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:26 PM
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Today on visit to FOX, I was assured they were going to "throw the switch" tomorrow the 20th as planned. When I asked at full power... I got the "I sure hope so" look. A lot has changed since I worked there, but I got a feeling if the GM wants HD, he is going to get HD. So I would say they are sure of it. We'll see!

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Old 10-20-2004, 05:18 AM
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Thanks for the update! If they are successful and do have HD today, what a first event for them -- Yankees/Red Sox Game 7! Keeping my fingers crossed for HD and a Sox win....
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:28 AM
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I second that!!! And it will really get a good first test since these games have been taking 5 hours to play!
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:39 AM
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Today on visit to FOX, I was assured they were going to "throw the switch" tomorrow the 20th as planned.

11:30, nothing new on WHNS-DT. Wonder if they're working on it today?
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:40 AM
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dashaund, I ordered my CM stuff from them about four months ago and it arrived in 2-3 days. At that time they still had a relationship with the new company "Andrew". They did not have any inventory locally but it was just a phonecall away. I talked to 2-3 guys at that store and they all gave me different stories about their relationship with CM/Andrew. Finally one woman just picked up the phone and ordered. Seemed easy enough for me. Hopefully they have not ended their relationship with the Smithfield plant. The 4228 made a HUGE difference in my reception. I now get all the local channels and I too am really looking forward to WHNS flipping the switch tonight.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:36 PM
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Well, I'll try them again if I need some CM equipment. Thanks for the info. I, too, am looking forward to WHNS throwing the switch. Go Sox! While this isn't a sports board, I do have to state that if the Sox can pull it off, this will be one of the greatest comebacks in sports history! The Houston vs. St. Louis game starts at 4, so WHNS has approx 90 mins and counting. If they were boasting about it yesterday, then they must be pretty confident.
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The early game is on and not in HD.
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:29 PM
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Ok, just got off the phone with WHNS and they are aiming for getting it on for the 8pm game. If they get their problems worked out they will pass the hd feed. They did say that they were receiving the hd feed in master control, which I took to be a good sign.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:36 PM
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Well Fox may be in the process of converting to HD. My 21-1 channel isnt showing anything even tough the signal strength is in the mid 80's. Looks like they are doing it!
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:27 PM
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and still no HD on Fox, in fact my 21-1 is out, flickering from 45% to 0 on the signal meter. Hopefully it will be on at 8pm.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:34 PM
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My signal is rock solid on 90, but still a black screen.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:41 PM
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same here at 6:40. Rock solid signal, no picture. They're definitely up to something.
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WHNS is trying desperately to get the game on. All of the equipment arrived today and the splicer install guy is ON SITE NOW. They have several problems that they are trying to work out as I type. This is coming to me via people with FIRST HAND info.

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Old 10-20-2004, 05:06 PM
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Just knowing that everything is there and that they are making the effort is great news, even if they don't get it done tonight I am still happy that it is about to happen.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:07 PM
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BTW, Bob if they don't get it tonight I can always watch the night game on your FOX station.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:15 PM
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They are close now! Even though 21-1 is out , my tv reports it as 1080i.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:15 PM
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Maybe they need a little cheer to get them going (paraphrasing my high school's cheer):

W, H-N, W-H-N-S!

(The things you do for HD...)

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