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post #2971 of 2995 Old 01-25-2016, 07:32 AM
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channel 19.3 NEW!!!

I have been noticing a new channel which is 19.3. They have been testing using just a radar image. I contacted 19, they said they are not ready to launch the new channel or info about it. I asked will it be another weather channel, they would not confirm nor deny.
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I'm having similar problems with WOW. I'm using a cable card with a Ceton card in my WMC computer. USA, Syfy, and others have the copy flag set, which frequently causes havoc with recordings. I also have issues recording Fox 54.1 on cable. I also have a Silicon Dust Home Run OTA 2 output receiver with an indoor antenna that I use for that channel. I separate the OTA channels from the cable in WMC. I found that even with the priority set to use the OTA receiver first in WMC, it still has issues recording Fox, unless I separate the listings. Never had these issues with Knology. I've gotten to the point where I watch USA on my Roku, and Syfy using Playon. Syfy used to have a Roku channel, but not anymore.
I'd go to Dish, but I live in a condo, and we can't put up a dish in common areas, including the roof. My condo faces north and east, so I have nowhere to place a dish in private areas.
If a few more channels become available via streaming on Roku without cable (Sling, or Hulu, etc.), I'll dump WOW cable.
I think if WOW still had BBC America the decision to drop them would have been much harder, but their paltry channel list tied to oh-so-expensive in house hardware rubbed us the wrong way.

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I have been noticing a new channel which is 19.3. They have been testing using just a radar image. I contacted 19, they said they are not ready to launch the new channel or info about it. I asked will it be another weather channel, they would not confirm nor deny.
The weather radar has been around for a while, but I was told from someone outside the area that it was yanked a few days ago. I guess it's back now? Definitely worth watching to see what they do with it. If they put regular programming on it, it'll probably look pretty crappy. According to RabbitEars they are running 1080i on the main channel and carrying Antenna TV in 720p, which seems like a total waste.
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19.3 new channel

The fact that they would not confirm nor deny it was going to be weather makes me think its not going to be weather. She also told me that they were using the radar for testing. Why would you say that if it wasn't intended to be the future use as a weather channel? I do hope we get something a little different than the same old rerun type channels. I wished that 15 would turn up the juice. Everyone here talks about struggling to get 48. I am in Hazel Green in a forest and get 48. I made an antenna from half of an old screen door, a 4x6 treated pine board 3' long and some copper wires. This antenna gets better reception than anything you can buy in a store.
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I wished that 15 would turn up the juice.
WHDF is already at the federal limit of 1000 kW.

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WHDF is already at the federal limit of 1000 kW.

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thanks Trip for info. I just noticed on TV fool is 15 is 33 miles from my home, so with my antenna facing best direction for other channels, I will have to live without 15 being steady.
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You're welcome.

Also wanted to mention that since WHNT is owned by Tribune, were I a gambling person, I would put money on 19-3 being either This TV or Comet. This TV is owned by Tribune, while Comet is owned by Sinclair who did a reciprocal group deal wherein Sinclair is carrying Antenna in places and Tribune is carrying Comet in places.

Tribune also carries Justice Network and Escape in a few markets, but I suspect we would have heard public announcements by now if it was either of those.

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WHNT Weather

Could they be bringing back their 24/7 weather channel since 31 has Weather Nation on 31.2? I remember several years back that they were broadcasting a weather channel on there.
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A follow up. Updating the Ceton card with Beta firmware cured the problems. Apparently, an update to the SA/Cisco cable card firmware sent out by WOW! and other cable providers causes analog (!) copy protection flags to be set sometimes on digital channels. Ceton applied for permission to remove the flags from the cable card people, since most of the USA has gone digital, and got it. I applied the firmware yesterday, and it has removed the problems. The Beta firmware is over a year old, and the only issue appears to be a very slow memory leak that will slow the computer over time. I have mine set to restart automatically once per week to solve the problem.

Here is a link to the Greenbutton forum topic that covers the issue. It contains a link to the firmware.

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/...101398#p101398

I don't know if there is a similar fix for the HD Homerun Prime, but I'd check if anyone is having the same issues.

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I'm having similar problems with WOW. I'm using a cable card with a Ceton card in my WMC computer. USA, Syfy, and others have the copy flag set, which frequently causes havoc with recordings. I also have issues recording Fox 54.1 on cable. I also have a Silicon Dust Home Run OTA 2 output receiver with an indoor antenna that I use for that channel. I separate the OTA channels from the cable in WMC. I found that even with the priority set to use the OTA receiver first in WMC, it still has issues recording Fox, unless I separate the listings. Never had these issues with Knology. I've gotten to the point where I watch USA on my Roku, and Syfy using Playon. Syfy used to have a Roku channel, but not anymore.
I'd go to Dish, but I live in a condo, and we can't put up a dish in common areas, including the roof. My condo faces north and east, so I have nowhere to place a dish in private areas.
If a few more channels become available via streaming on Roku without cable (Sling, or Hulu, etc.), I'll dump WOW cable.
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The weather radar has been around for a while, but I was told from someone outside the area that it was yanked a few days ago. I guess it's back now? Definitely worth watching to see what they do with it. If they put regular programming on it, it'll probably look pretty crappy. According to RabbitEars they are running 1080i on the main channel and carrying Antenna TV in 720p, which seems like a total waste.
WHNT preempts Antenna TV for ACC sports on the weekends, and some of the CBS network weekend programming runs there as well (Meet the Press, NFL Today) when church services are on the main channel.
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WHNT preempts Antenna TV for ACC sports on the weekends, and some of the CBS network weekend programming runs there as well (Meet the Press, NFL Today) when church services are on the main channel.
You mean Face the Nation (the second half-hour). And I presume the first half-hour of The NFL Today.

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You mean Face the Nation (the second half-hour). And I presume the first half-hour of The NFL Today.
No, they air those programs in their entirety on WHNT-2.

It’s different this week because of Super Bowl pre-game programming, but look at the listings for February 14 and you will see the entire hour of FTN on WHNT-2. I watch it from time to time.

And yeah, I meant Face the Nation instead of Meet the Press. D’oh!

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Whnt-dt 19-3

Consider this possibility:

They move Antenna TV to 19-3 @ 480i.
That frees up 19-2 for someone else in the market to share the frequency and take a buyout from the FCC, splitting that big fat federal auction check with the owners of WHNT. (WAFF? WHDF?)

Just spitballin’ here.
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Competition with 31-2

I still think it would likely be a 24/7 weather channel to compete with 31-2. I'd read somewhere that the moving of spectrum around in the case of the FCC auction wouldn't likely occur until the end of the decade. It's a bit too early for that. I'm wondering if the FCC won't make a push towards ATSC-3 to free up additional bandwidth. The last auction coincided with the adoption of ATSC in the first place. Could you have an ATSC/ATSC-3 hybrid signal on one channel?
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Hopefully with Huntsville Utilities and Google's announcement on Monday we will be seeing their TV service in addition to internet.

I am tired of compressed video from Comcast and WOW!.

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Hopefully with Huntsville Utilities and Google's announcement on Monday we will be seeing their TV service in addition to internet.

I am tired of compressed video from Comcast and WOW!.

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Depends on where you live..

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/in...g_to_hunt.html

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A: Huntsville hopes most people in the city limits have service available in four years. Some will have it as soon as summer 2017.
And plans for Madison city haven't even begun yet. They're just now going to meet with Madison city representatives this week.

Don't get me wrong, I'm really SUPER excited. Not many cities in the entire nation have this opportunity, we'll be beating MANY cities to the punch. But now it's a "hurry up and wait" game.

The biggest fear that I have is that it will play to existing monopolies.. I *only* have WOW available on my street, not AT&T, not Comcast, nothing else. If the new plan doesn't bring any competition to individual households that don't currently have it, then I don't see it dropping my rates any. I kind of suspect that while my speeds may increase, my monthly bill will likely NOT go down..

Hopefully I'll be proved wrong.

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WHNT is running a promo saying that AntennaTV is moving to WHNT3 on 25 April.

Nothing stated about WHNT2, but Zap2It’s listings for it next week are full of courtroom-type programming.

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Nothing stated about WHNT2, but Zap2It’s listings for it next week are full of courtroom-type programming.
The Justice Network?

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The Justice Network?
No, it is mostly HD programming.

Justice for All, Supreme Justice, Access Hollywood, ES.TV, Celebrity Page, Recipe.TV, Judge Faith, America’s Court, The Real, local newscasts, Crime Watch Daily, Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, Celebrity Name Game, Cougar Town, Steve Harvey, Forensic Files, Cheaters.

AFAIAC, it might as well be a 24-hour test pattern. But I am sure some people will like it.
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No, it is mostly HD programming.

Justice for All, Supreme Justice, Access Hollywood, ES.TV, Celebrity Page, Recipe.TV, Judge Faith, America’s Court, The Real, local newscasts, Crime Watch Daily, Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, Celebrity Name Game, Cougar Town, Steve Harvey, Forensic Files, Cheaters.

AFAIAC, it might as well be a 24-hour test pattern. But I am sure some people will like it.
They just put it up on RabbitEars.
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.ph...=48693#station

Could The CW be moving there? Or maybe ABC?

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Could The CW be moving there? Or maybe ABC?
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No.

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Just speculating.

BTW, the Calkins-Raycom sale hasn't been filed yet with the FCC. What's taking them?

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RabbitEars is right, it's going to be an "independent" broadcast in HD. See the press release here.

It ought to be interesting to see if 19.1 take a picture quality hit for OTA viewers.
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No Interruptions

At least Antenna TV won't have anymore news interruptions. I've been missing the full hour block of Family Ties at 9 pm each night. Also, there won't be anymore college sports interrupting the afternoon programming on the weekend. As for the scheduled line-up WHNT-2, they're going to need better shows between the sports events and news for viewers to stay tuned to that channel. I don't see anything in particular different from the syndicated programming that you see on other networks.
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I see WZDX has a new subchannel tonight: 54.4 - Escape (http://www.escapetv.com/). It seems to have been there since at least August 17th.

Wikipedia says this is going to change to Laff (http://www.laff.com/) in the near future.

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