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post #481 of 6824 Old 04-15-2002, 08:47 PM
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One question why doesnt channel 7 do there 480p widescreen through there south florida station through channel 8 digital! Why did they choose to do it through channel 28 which is located in west palm beach! DO they have any plans of doing widescreen 480p through channel 8 any time soon!
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I'm getting Andy Richter from WFLX in 480i zoomed to fill the 16:9 frame. Pretty shabby.

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I was amazed at how good "24" looked on WFLX-DT last night. The excessive image enhancement seen on "Ally McBeal" the night before was gone and it looked superior to the best DVDs I've seen. Definitely the next-best-thing to real HDTV.

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Originally posted by David McRoy
I was amazed at how good "24" looked on WFLX-DT last night. The excessive image enhancement seen on "Ally McBeal" the night before was gone and it looked superior to the best DVDs I've seen. Definitely the next-best-thing to real HDTV.

It was pretty good...however, watching it in widescreen and 480i at the same time, I'm pretty sure I can say that some of the scenes were zoomed...I assume because they didn't correctly protect the whole area and they had to in order to remove extraneous set non-decoration..
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Hey Guys.....
I just found this thread. I have an Echo Star 6000 receiver and am trying to locate as much HD as possible. Is there any kind of organized group for the promotion of HDTV in the S.E. FL area?

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Well, this is it, I guess!

To orient your antenna for the various stations, take a look at www.antennaweb.org . You'll be prompted to plug-in your street address and zip code and you'll get a map centered on your house with radials super-imposed showing the directions of all the transmitters from your location.

As far as actual HD pictures over-the-air locally here, WPBT-DT sends some HD on channel 18-1 (remapped by your receiver to 2-1) just about every night in the 1080i format. They send standard-definition on 18-3 (2-3).

WFOR-DT, channel 22-1 (4-1) carries all the HD that CBS has to offer, including most of the prime time schedule plus "The Young & the Restless" plus occasional sports programming, all in 1080i.

WSVN-DT, channel 8-1 (7-1) just does 480i standard-definition.

WPLG-DT caries everything that ABC has in HD in the 720p format.

WFLX-DT, channel 28-1 (29-1 [my Zenith tuner remaps it to "28-2"...go figure ] ) carries the stuff that Fox sends as 480p widescreen, upconverted to 1080i for transmission. While not really an HD format, I have been surprised at how good the 480p format can look on some shows...better than DVD usually.

WBZL-DT has only standard-definition programming for now and they upconvert to (I think) 720p for transmission on channel 19-1 (39-1).

That's all the DTV in South Florida for now. Up next will probably be WPBF-DT which will pass the 720p HD programming from ABC. Look for them on channel 16-1 (remapped by your receiver to 25-1) on May 1.

WPEC-DT's electrical and air-conditioning work has been delayed until next week. The plumbing has been attached between the transmitter and a dummy load for testing off the air when the electrical and HVAC is done. We're hoping to get our antenna and feedline up later this month so Harris can test the transmitter on the air in mid May. We will eventually be on the air on channel 13-1 (12-1) and pass CBS HD in 1080i.

The two missing links, the NBC stations, WPTV in West Palm and WTVJ in Miami are both dogged by tower issues and won't be up until at least the Fall. But since all we're missing in HD from NBC is "Leno", "Crossing Jordan" and the occasional sports event it's no big deal. I'm hearing that NBC is planning to ramp-up their HD prime time offerings this Fall so the timing could be right for the locals here.

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Will WTVJ be in Homestead or at the County Line? What channel will it be on? Since AT&T Cable has an agreement with NBC and WTVJ is an NBC O&O will it be carried by this agreement?

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Just which channel WTVJ-DT will be on is still up in the air at the FCC. WTVJ sought to get their DTV allocation changed from 30 to 31 so that they could locate near the Miami-Dade/Broward County line without interfering with WFLX-TV on channel 29. But WPXN and I think one other station are also seeking changes to channels around 30 and 31 so it's a real can of worms right now.

I don't know anything about the AT&T cable situation. However, in general, I would expect cable carriage of all the major local DTV stations, especially those with significant HD content, such as the major network affiliates, on all cable systems that have the capacity...but don't look for this to happen overnight. Some big cable operators just a week or so ago announced that they would begin rolling-out more HDTV on their systems, beginning in the largest markets. This will include not only national services with HD such as HBO, Showtime and the newly announced Discovery HD Theater, but also local affiliates that offer a fair amount of HD programming, according to statements in their press releases. "Big cable" views this as necessary to compete with direct broadcast satellite services for high income households that are among the first to drive demand for HD content.

Until all this takes place, though, you're going to need a terrestrial antenna to receive local DTV stations.

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Originally posted by canes_rule
Will WTVJ be in Homestead or at the County Line? What channel will it be on?

According to the following links, the FCC determined that DTV Channel 31 can be substituted for DTV Channel 30 at Miami, Florida, as proposed at coordinates 25-58-07 N 80-13-20 W

WPXM's petition was dismissed.

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/video/files/dtvchan.html

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...-00-1538A1.pdf

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I have read the FCC docs in Hardrocks posting above. What I do not understand is it appears that WTVJ was given channel 31 over a year ago. Why are they still not on the air? Has anyone talked to them?
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But that was just the NPRM...I thought someone was disputing that, and thus the delay, no?
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Why doesn't WSVN ch8 remapped to 7-1 put out widescreen 480i ?
Since they are digital, I don't see the problem.
Then being in left field for awhile, I might not see alot.
I believe this has been said, but I'm still a little confused.
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Originally posted by mmburke 01/04/02
From Clay Pendarvis of FCC regarding WTVJ petition for channel substitution. The WTVJ petition is pending approval of new channel for Paxson (+PBS channel 17's DTV channel) which had rights to channel that NBC wants. Bottom line is that he said that the approval should be completed in a month. He didn't think there would be any more legal hurdles. Now the question is how long it will take WTVJ to get their DTV tower up and running.

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Originally posted by gkouri 09/10/01
I just spoke with an engineer at WTVJ in Miami. He indicated that the station is awaiting FCC approval and that there is no know timeframe or estimate. The company is paying for the lease of space at the antenna farm and he estimates 2 months until completion once the approval is secured. He went on to describe the issue of how the initial application was to go up on Channel 30 and then they requested Channel 31. Another station has objected to Channel 31 and this is what the FCC has to address. Apparently this issue has been ongoing with the FCC for more than 18 months already. He was uncertain whether the signal will be in 480i or 480p when not transmitting 1080i material.


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Someone needs to call these people again...Hardrock?
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Let's start an e-mail campaign to WTVJ.

Technical Operations techops@nbc6.net

Programming programming@nbc6.net

General general@nbc6.net

Phone: (954) 622-6000

Paul Russell - Director of Operations & Engineering


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WFLX-DT is showing the NASCAR Busch Series 300 LIVE from Talladega in stretched 4:3 to fill the 16:9 frame. Even though it's stretched, the picture quality is very nice. All the commercials are stretched as well.

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PQ is indeed very good. Too bad WFOR & WPLG don't transmit their upconverted 4:3 in this manner. That way you can use your STB's screen format menu to "unstretch" the image if you don't like the distortion, or leave it as is to fill your 16:9 screen.
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Thank you Thank you Thank you
I now have a better understanding what is going on.
All we ask for is more channels, which will give more shows in widescreen and Hi def. ( I separated wide screen and Hi def, because of FOX!)
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WPBT has begun simulcasting on channels 2-01 and 2-02 (this is on a Dish 6000). Whenever they transmit HD, it is broadcast on 2-01; and, they cease broadcasting on 2-02. Whenever they're NOT transmitting HD I get their standard Channel 2 programming on 2-01.

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I spoke with Paul Russell of WYVJ today.

He was very busy when I called so I didn't press him for alot of information. All he told me was that they are "attempting" to initiate a temporary solution which would get them on the air more quickly.

Give him a call. He needs to hear from us.

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I spoke with Paul Russell of WYVJ today.

^^^^
That's WTVJ!
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Originally posted by aviators99

^^^^
That's WTVJ!

NBC

ÂNothing attempted, nothing achievedÂ
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TitanTV now shows WTVJ as "Awaiting FCC Permit"

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I'm picking up a sporadic signal from WPBF-DT Channel 16 (up to 59% - but no picture or sound). Can anyone closer to their antenna confirm this?

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hardrock,

I am in west Coral Springs and on my Dish 6000 the signal on 16 is not strong enough to lock, it gets close though.
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I live in weston and I installed a Sensar GS 2000 the readings I am getting on my DTC 100 are as follows:

8-1 65%
9-1 55%
18-1 70%
19-1 68%
22-1 76%
28-1 65%

My question is there any way that I can improve the strenght specially for ABC channel 9-1.

The antenna is installed outdoors in the back of my house.

Is there anybody else living in Weston that maybe is using a different antenna and getting better results.

It seems that with ABC channel 9-1 the picture is find but the is low compare to other stations.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I live in weston and I installed a Sensar GS 2000 the readings I am getting on my DTC 100 are as follows:

8-1 65%
9-1 55%
18-1 70%
19-1 68%
22-1 76%
28-1 65%

My question is there any way that I can improve the strenght specially for ABC channel 9-1.

The antenna is installed outdoors in the back of my house.

Is there anybody else living in Weston that maybe is using a different antenna and getting better results.

It seems that with ABC channel 9-1 the picture is find but the is low compare to other stations.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

I live in western Pembroke Pines and also get lower readings from WPLG than the others...like for you, the picture is fine. I've learned to ignore the numbers and enjoy the shows. Since you get 28 pretty well, maybe you'll get a better number for 16.
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AVIATORS99 Thanks for your reply I am just going to enjoy my TV and forget about the signal strength.
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I too use a GS 2000 and I am pretty happy with it.
I am waiting for Palm Beach to come up on the air, so I can rotate and measure all the channels.
Mine is in the attic, and it is hot and difficult getting up there.
But, I will play once more stations come up.
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What kind of signal strength are you getting from your attic. Also are you in a two story or single story house.
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