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This map I got here... http://www.avsforum.com/t/1400112/the-official-avs-nationwide-cable-provider-lists-maps/100_50#post_24661162 Shows Beaufort co, Halifax and Wilson have 4 TV providers for cable?? Who are they?
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Wilson County has Time Warner, Centurylink, Greenlight and I think Charter out of Kenly.
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Time Warner dropped WNCT in Wilson and Wayne didn't they? I know Time Warner does not like out of market locals. I am surprised they haven't dropped WECT in Fayetteville and here.
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I don't know about WNCT being dropped, but I do know a lot of people around here like to watch The Young and The Restless at 12:30 on WNCT instead of watching at 4 on WRAL.
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The way that map presents data is really misleading. Pitt has Suddenlink, Time Warner, and Media Cast...but none of them overlap anywhere. It's not like we have 3 choices.
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You're lucky to live in a co-op territory... they treat the customers/members better and offer service like that.

We don't have any competitor to Suddenlink here. Last I checked, CenturyLink had not even upgraded my DSLAM to go above 5 meg.
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The highest centurylink will give me is 3 Meg. I would like to bundle all my services with them and Directv, but I think I'll wait a while and see if they can do some upgrades first.
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Time Warner dropped WNCT in Wilson and Wayne didn't they? I know Time Warner does not like out of market locals. I am surprised they haven't dropped WECT in Fayetteville and here.

WECT has legacy in Fayetteville that goes back over 60 years. Long, long time before the Raleigh stations took any active interest in Fayetteville. Most people there relate NBC to WECT, not WNCN.


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WECT has legacy in Fayetteville that goes back over 60 years. Long, long time before the Raleigh stations took any active interest in Fayetteville. Most people there relate NBC to WECT, not WNCN.


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I know, but the only way you can view WECT is through Time Warner analog, unless you have a real killer antenna set-up, which is beyond what people are willing to do I think. Centurylink, Dish and Directv do not offer it. WECT does not even discuss the Lumberton, or Fayetteville area like they used to. Bladen county is as far out as they include in their news and weather now. WWAY still will include the edge counties though.
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Checked with CenturyLink last week. 25 meg speed, unlimited usage for $49.95 where I live. Used that nugget of info to convince Suddenlink to up my connection to 50 meg, at a lower price than what I was paying for 30 meg. Suddenlink likes to tell you CenturyLink also has data caps, but they do not.
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I have Suddenlink internet. I had the 3 mbps and was given a special price 2 years ago of $25 per month. I called recently and they had a special upgrade called $10 speed boost. It increased me to 15 mbps for $10 more. So now I pay $35 for 15 mbps service. I generally am getting around 21 mbps, every time I run a speed test in hitting 21-23 mbps. Uploads speeds 1.5 - 2.0 mbps.
On my bill it shows 3 mbps service then says $10 speed boost- 15 mbps.

I use my internet for Roku. and 2 Playstation 3 on line gaming and 3 iphones and 2 ipads and never have any buffereing .
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The atmosphere was so energized last night, I couldn't even watch our channels on the air. I ended up watching stuff like WOLO and FOX 35 from Orlando. I picked up stations I never have before.
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AT&T trying to buy Directv for $50B. B as in Bravo!
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AT&T trying to buy Directv for $50B. B as in Bravo!

Yes. I do not like the current owner, so this would be a real plus IMO
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Yes. I do not like the current owner, so this would be a real plus IMO
AT&T agrees to buy Directv for $48.5B.
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Anyone else noticing more difficult OTA reception this season? I am having a hard time finding a sweet spot with the height of my antenna for solid pictures and sound for what I believe to be massive tree growth in all directions. WCTI is giving me issues right now where I have my antenna from the ground. I lowered it a foot after WNCT was cutting out every few seconds, that is fixed, but it messed up a lot of other distant channels as well. I cannot watch any Raleigh channels except WRAL which is rock solid, and I also cannot watch Myrtle Beach with signal tearing up like it is doing. No matter what I do, I never lose reception of the Wilmington broadcasts, so I must have a good path there.
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Antenna TV is now on Tutt Media WTMH 21-2??? My local OTA signals have been pretty steady, for the most part. Some very occasional interference sometimes in the early am, probably from distant stations trying to cut in.
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Tutt 41 is off the air right now for me. 21 is green screen. I get the subs on 21 though. just second later, everything is down.
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I can't get 41 here in Hubert for some unknown reason, even though I can get WECT and WWAY from Wilmington which are in the same general direction for me. I only get a moderate signal on 21, but I pull in 90% plus signal on all other Greenville - New Bern locals. I am only 13 feet above sea level and my antennas are just above my single story roof line, BTW.
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I can't get 41 here in Hubert for some unknown reason, even though I can get WECT and WWAY from Wilmington which are in the same general direction for me. I only get a moderate signal on 21, but I pull in 90% plus signal on all other Greenville - New Bern locals. I am only 13 feet above sea level and my antennas are just above my single story roof line, BTW.

So you don't see WSFX Fox on channel 30 / 26.1? I'm only at 20 feet myself above the sea.
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So you don't see WSFX Fox on channel 30 / 26.1? I'm only at 20 feet myself above the sea.
Not a solid reliable signal on WSFX. I used to live three miles from where I am now, but 18 feet higher in elevation and had no problem pulling it in with a much smaller antenna. I currently use a Winegard 9095 antenna with a CM 7777 preamp for Wilmington channels. (68 miles away)
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That Winegard has an extremely narrow window to where it will pick up a signal. The nose must be dead on, especially for channels that are weak, and for really strong signals to keep from seeing breakup when the wind blows. It is an excellent antenna. So you have 3 antennas? Beyond 2, it really starts to get complicated! If you join two UHF's you start to get signals out of phase if you aren't real careful about placement.
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That Winegard has an extremely narrow window to where it will pick up a signal. The nose must be dead on, especially for channels that are weak, and for really strong signals to keep from seeing breakup when the wind blows. It is an excellent antenna. So you have 3 antennas? Beyond 2, it really starts to get complicated! If you join two UHF's you start to get signals out of phase if you aren't real careful about placement.
My antenna setup is a little different, but it works well for me. I have 2 uhf antennas outside with a CM 7777 preamp at each. One uhf antenna for Greenville/New Bern and one for Wilmington with a remote control a/b box at my main television to switch between the two. In my attic space I have 2 high band vhf antennas, one for channel 8 and the other for channels 9 and 12. They are combined with a channel 8 jointenna, then split off two ways. Each of these lines runs to the vhf inputs outside on the cm7777 preamps. I did this so that when I choose to use the Wilmington antenna I still have some Greenville stations available. Kind of a crazy setup, I know. BTW, I had no luck at all trying to combine my uhf antennas, A lot of trial and error with no positive results.
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My antenna setup is a little different, but it works well for me. I have 2 uhf antennas outside with a CM 7777 preamp at each. One uhf antenna for Greenville/New Bern and one for Wilmington with a remote control a/b box at my main television to switch between the two. In my attic space I have 2 high band vhf antennas, one for channel 8 and the other for channels 9 and 12. They are combined with a channel 8 jointenna, then split off two ways. Each of these lines runs to the vhf inputs outside on the cm7777 preamps. I did this so that when I choose to use the Wilmington antenna I still have some Greenville stations available. Kind of a crazy setup, I know. BTW, I had no luck at all trying to combine my uhf antennas, A lot of trial and error with no positive results.
Combining antennas can be problematic, and often causes more issues rather than more gain. But antennas being combined should be identical, with an equal length coax attached. The 9095 is a very good UHF antenna, but it is very directional. What other UHF antenna did you try to combine?
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I know, but the only way you can view WECT is through Time Warner analog, unless you have a real killer antenna set-up, which is beyond what people are willing to do I think. Centurylink, Dish and Directv do not offer it. WECT does not even discuss the Lumberton, or Fayetteville area like they used to. Bladen county is as far out as they include in their news and weather now. WWAY still will include the edge counties though.
Isn't WECT the station who moved their tower after the digital conversion? And didn't they lose coverage area as a result?
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Isn't WECT the station who moved their tower after the digital conversion? And didn't they lose coverage area as a result?

Yes.

There has been a drastic change in this stations broadcast and what they consider their viewing area. I think changes in management also have been major factors. When I was growing up, WECT was local in many counties. Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Hoke, Horry SC, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Scotland, and Sampson. It also could be viewed in Harnett and Wake at least, maybe even Moore county when there was no NBC affiliate in the Raleigh area.

At this time, the only viewers WECT covers are Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender. The signal can be viewed though in the border counties, but they do not consider these areas in their broadcast radius. WECT and WWAY both have dropped Horry SC.
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My antenna setup is a little different, but it works well for me. I have 2 uhf antennas outside with a CM 7777 preamp at each. One uhf antenna for Greenville/New Bern and one for Wilmington with a remote control a/b box at my main television to switch between the two. In my attic space I have 2 high band vhf antennas, one for channel 8 and the other for channels 9 and 12. They are combined with a channel 8 jointenna, then split off two ways. Each of these lines runs to the vhf inputs outside on the cm7777 preamps. I did this so that when I choose to use the Wilmington antenna I still have some Greenville stations available. Kind of a crazy setup, I know. BTW, I had no luck at all trying to combine my uhf antennas, A lot of trial and error with no positive results.

A little bit complicated, but if it works for you, don't go back! I found that a rotor was the easiest way for me. So you get both Fox 8 and 14?
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Combining antennas can be problematic, and often causes more issues rather than more gain. But antennas being combined should be identical, with an equal length coax attached. The 9095 is a very good UHF antenna, but it is very directional. What other UHF antenna did you try to combine?
My other uhf antenna is the 8 bay channel master. I found a good deal a couple of years ago on the old original model, brand new.
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A little bit complicated, but if it works for you, don't go back! I found that a rotor was the easiest way for me. So you get both Fox 8 and 14?
I do get a very solid signal on both. Channel 14 (47) WYDO is a little bit stronger. I installed the channel 8 antenna before 14 (47) was up and running on the channel 12 WCTI tower. I used to have a rotor. I got tired of constantly having to adjust for different channels. I got lazy I guess.
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I'd wish WNCT TV Mr. Bailey pronounce Nadal correctly. It's just a simple two syllables name with a pure flat sound: NAH-DAHL NOT nedal, 99% of sports personalities and analysts pronounce Nadal correctly.

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