Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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As for the new "Fox" network.. MyNetwork or something like that I believe it's called. I read somewhere that it's going to be broadcast on subchannel 2.
As for the tuner I use, I'm using a Dvico Fusion 5 Gold. It's a P4 2.8 1 gig ram, Geforce 6600GT videocard, 1 fusion 5 gold HD card, 1 NVTV dual analog card homebuild MCE box. Intially I had problems with the Fusion5 hanging MCE, but after some updates to MCE 6-8 months ago, it seems to be very stable now. I bought the Fusion5 because it is one of the few that do QAM.
Of course, Comcast in Chattanooga doesn't have FOX or ABC HD the last time I checked so that's kept me from going that way. And of course MCE will probably never support QAM in the near future so that means a switch to MythTV. Which I've just started playing around with as MCE Vista isn't going to support QAM, and probably never will in the near future for DIYers.
As a side note, anybody know if ESPN HD is still unencrypted on Chattanooga Comcast? I played around with it 6 months ago and I could get it along with the local HD channels and even the digital audio channels. Never found if ESPN2 HD, was ever available?
I'm located in East Brainerd off Standifer Gap. In case your wondering, I'm using an large old UHF/VHF antenna in my attic (been there since the days before I had cable) When the stations are transmitting, I get a pretty good signal with only ABC and Fox and PBS stuttering up a little bit during bad weather. When I check my signal strength it seems that the difference between a station like CBS (which I have zero dropouts) with and ABC is only a few db's. I'm now in the process of trying to get a little better signal and will probably try a preamp as my cable run is fairly long ~90'
I'd be curious to know if anyone else has a signal strength meter that measures in db's and what kind of a signal they get for a station that never has any dropouts?