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post #8851 of 8864 Old 03-12-2014, 05:35 PM
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The winds we are having right now (3-12-14 @ 8:30 p.m.) are really causing breakups on 8.1. Anyone else having problems?
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It's been the news all day. Richmond-based Media General will be merging with LIN Media for $1.6 billion.
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WRIC DT along with WTVR DT, WRLH DT, WCVE DT, and WCVW DT will all be shutting down at approximately 1am Friday night/Saturday morning for a tower inspection in the RF zone until around 545am approximately. All of these station's digital transmitters will be in standby mode until the all clear is given. Unfortunately it is an annual inspection that I can not get around on my tower. WRIC will remain on FIOS but Comcast will be effected along with both satellite vendors. I am not sure of the other station's status with direct feeds to cable systems or satellite vendors at this point.

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Thanks, Darrell!
What a useful thread. I wouldn't have known why a few of my over-the-air channels were out if it weren't for this.

Isn't it reasonable to expect to find an announcement about this on the networks' home pages?

 

 

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They do not give me front page access for the engineering stuff. I do have a page that is buried in the programming section but it does not get many hits. I did not update that section since I posted here for all of the serious OTA viewers to find.

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This seems to happen to all OTA channels from the Chesterfield transmitter around 1am every now and then.

Why is there no announcement anywhere?  This was all I could find, with 45 minutes of online sleuthing.

And these messages (quoted above) are from 2009!

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Anybody notice that Comcast has now scrambled ALL of their channels, even the HD locals. My bedroom TV (QAM tuned) started displaying a message that the signal was scrambled on the few channels I could still get using my QAM tuner (mainly locals and crappy channels). Now I get nothing when I auto-tune the cable digital channels. They are apparently forcing subscribers to lease boxes for every TV. We just use the bedroom TVs for local programming (mainly news) when going to bed and waking up. Looks like I'll have to switch to an antenna and say goodbye to NBC12.mad.gif
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Anybody notice that Comcast has now scrambled ALL of their channels, even the HD locals. My bedroom TV (QAM tuned) started displaying a message that the signal was scrambled on the few channels I could still get using my QAM tuner (mainly locals and crappy channels). Now I get nothing when I auto-tune the cable digital channels. They are apparently forcing subscribers to lease boxes for every TV. We just use the bedroom TVs for local programming (mainly news) when going to bed and waking up. Looks like I'll have to switch to an antenna and say goodbye to NBC12.mad.gif

I noticed that as well. Highly annoying.
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I often wonder why if something is free OTA, why is anyone charged for it. It should be a free service from Directv and Raycom. If NBC12 had a better signal, it wouldn't matter. Anyone with an indoor antenna is held hostage by both providers. I am only in Chesterfield, it's not 100 miles away.
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Happen to watch the 7th game of the World Series on Fox and I will say the feed looks awful. Commercials looked fine so I know it is the feed. Fox should be ashamed to feed such garbage on such a big stage. I guess they figure most Americans will not notice the poor PQ.
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Real quiet in here. Things must be real good in Richmond.
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Looking for an explanation of the signal drop for NBC12 WWBT around 5 pm every day. It seems to strengthen again around 8 pm. I get perfect reception in the early morning and daytime hours. I live about 5 miles west of 288 in Powhatan.
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Seriously considering cutting the cord after my Verizon Fios contract ends next year. I ran a scan and now I am receiving 17 stations. Rock solid reception here in Charter Colony and that is with a Terk HDTVi non amplified antenna. As far as channel 12 is concerned, My I was unable to receive it until I bought the Terk which has a VHF antenna on it also.
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Seriously considering cutting the cord after my Verizon Fios contract ends next year. I ran a scan and now I am receiving 17 stations. Rock solid reception here in Charter Colony and that is with a Terk HDTVi non amplified antenna. As far as channel 12 is concerned, My I was unable to receive it until I bought the Terk which has a VHF antenna on it also.
I am in Glen Allen and I had to get an outdoor antenna to get ch 12....really needed an outdoor antenna to get non freezing on all ch .... I am picking up Norfolk TV stations after dark... need to aim antenna now that it is up....was paying Comcast almost $30.00 just for locals.....Comcast even had the cannon balls to start encrypting local ch making all my QAM TVs, DVD Recorders and Tivos not work without cable cards......

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Funny how location can make such a difference. I am 3.9 miles from main group of towers. I used to live in another part of Chesterfield about 7 miles from the towers and could not get any consistent digital reception. Indoor and outdoor antennas could not get a reliable signal. Way too much multipath. Even after having the most directional antenna I could find up on the roof, as soon as the wind would blow I would get pixelation. Now a simple Terk HDTVi can pull all of the stations without any issues.
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