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post #511 of 6824 Old 04-30-2002, 10:58 AM
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AVIATORS99 Thanks for your reply I am just going to enjoy my TV and forget about the signal strength.

I'm in the process of setting up a theater for my parents in Weston Hills CC...are you near there? I was thinking about what sort of antenna they will need.
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post #512 of 6824 Old 04-30-2002, 11:06 AM
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That is were I live in Hunters Point II
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That is were I live in Hunters Point II

You going to Pasta Night tonight? I'll be the one with the crazy kids running around!
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No no tonite but we are usually there once a month for pasta night. It is amazing all the pasta you can eat however after one plate I am pretty much full. My son loves it.

Enjoy
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This is great from HDTV to Pasta ... Yum, yum ..

ÂNothing attempted, nothing achievedÂ
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Originally posted by falcon
on my Dish 6000 the signal on 16 is not strong enough to lock, it gets close though.

falcon,

There is a little trick you can do with your Dish 6000 receiver which will allow you to put the channel into your guide so that you can surf to it and/or enter it into your remote (016). You can't lock it in but it's alot easier to check the signal status.

On your add digital screen, put in an active channel like 22. After the cursor moves to save, wait about 2 to 3 seconds, move the cursor back to channel entry and put in channel 16.

The signal bar will turn green and then back to red. Even though the signal bar is red, it will allow you to save the channel to your guide.

It may take 5 or 6 tries to get it to work. Try a different active channel if you have problems.

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It looks like WPBF ramped up to full power this evening. I'm now receiving their analog broadcast at about 75% on my Dish 6000.

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Thanks for the tip hardrock. I will give it a shot. Any word on WTVJ yet? I copied the info from titantv.com below. It says awaiting FCC permit. I guess that is better than FCC extension.


Network CH Station Live Date
ABC 16 WPBF-DT FCC Extension
CBS 13 WPEC-DT Jun 15 2002
CTN 49 WFGC-DT FCC Extension
HSN 48 WFUN-DT
IND 59 WHDT-DT May 1 2002
NBC 30 WTVJ-DT Awaiting FCC Permit
NBC 55 WPTV-DT Nov 1 2002
PAX 36 WPXP-DT FCC Extension
PAX 26 WPXM-DT Nov 1 2002
PBS 20 WLRN-DT May 1 2003
PBS 27 WXEL-DT May 1 2003
TBN 46 WHFT-DT Nov 1 2002
TBN 38 WTCE-DT May 1 2003
TEL 52 WSCV-DT FCC Extension
UNI 24 WLTV-DT FCC Extension
UPN 32 WBFS-DT FCC Extension
UPN 50 WTVX-DT FCC Extension
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Originally posted by hardrock 4/23/02
I spoke with Paul Russell of WTVJ 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.

Phone: (954) 622-6000

Paul Russell - Director of Operations & Engineering

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It's been quiet in here. Any new info on WTVJ? I sent them an email, but never got a response. I was hoping they would be up for the NBA finals, because I just have a feeling NBC may broadcast in HD. Or maybe just wishful thinking.
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The last I heard was WTVJ was trying to be up for July 1st.
Is this the temporary solution he was talking about, or is Paul Russell trying to get a temporary solution up before then ?
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Where did the July 1 date estimate come from?

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I think it was from WTVJ.
I read it in one of the threads.
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The FCC's list of DTV stations currently operating under tempoary authority now includes the elusive WHDT, Stuart, FL and WAMI-DT, Hollywood, FL:

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

Has anyone seen WAMI-DT on channel 47 yet?

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David,

I found that same link yesterday and attempted to tune in WAMI's signal several times during the afternoon and at primetime. No cigar.

For anyone that's interested, WAMI recently converted to a dedicated Spanish language channel.

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So, now that we know that WB will have HD programming, who wants to call WBZL and ask if they're ready to pass it? Hardrock?
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For the past few weeks my WBZL ch 39-1 is 0 to 9, or in the mud.
When I look at ch 19 strength, it bonces once in a while.

I used to get it fine for a while.
Have they changed something???
or is it me all of a sudden?
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I haven't seen them at all for quite a while.

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David, I dont know if you can help but i was reading the Fox NY threads about the problem with the remapping of the Fox NY channel. It seems the problem has vanished and that perhaps it was something their local Fox channel changed in their PSIP info. Any chance you can look into this with WFLX and find something out? I know im nmot alone with this problem with WFKL remapping on Hughes IRDs.. ANY help would be GREATLY appreciated... Thanx

ps. Im only asking you cuz it appears you surely have some pull
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All I know is that different brands of ATSC receivers can sometimes respond differently to the PSIP data that's being sent by a DTV station. This can be due to one of a number of reasons:

1. The receiver was bulit prior to the completion of ATSC PSIP protocols and is therefore not completely PSIP compliant

2. The receiver was built after the rules were finalized but is still non-compliant

3. The station is sending non-compliant data which may work with some receivers but not others

I would ask Hughes for their input on this issue if you continue to have problems. The CBS network and many of the CBS stations that are owned and operated by CBS's parent company, Viacom, have resorted to purchasing one of every single consumer ATSC tuner on the market and then tweaking their PSIP data to make their signals work with all the tuners. (I am not making this up!)

Anecdotally, I have an RCA DTC100 and a Zenith ATSC tuner. When WFLX-DT went on the air the DTC100 immediately remapped the station correctly from 28-1 to 29-1. However, the Zenith remapped it to 28-2 and continued to do so for a week until I rescanned the channels and it suddenly remapped it correctly. The Zenith tuner (which was built prior to the ATSC PSIP protocols being finalized) also sometimes does strange things with WSVN-DT...failing to remap and failing to pass audio for weeks at a time. It also sometimes refuses to lock onto a perfectly good signal when tuning via the channel up/down button, and locks-up requiring a hard reboot. But it never does this if you tune by entering channel numbers on the keypad.

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After following the NY threads about this it appears to be a Channel issue as opposed to something that Hughes (Toshiba in my case) can do about it.. I just dont know what to tell WFLX to change.. Im hoping someone from the NY market whos Hughes/Mitsu/Toshiba box just started to work finds out from their channel what was done.. We'll see
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Sometimes affiliates and O&Os get posted on technical matters of this nature by the network engineers or by engineers at other stations. Hopefully the boys in New York will send something to Butch at WFLX on this.

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Not to change the subject, but I have a Mits (Hughes) box.
Last night I went to all channels and I got WBZL chan 39-1.
This was WB.
Then I went to Turbo Tune, and 39-1 was listed and when selected it told me that channel was unavailable (??????)
So I went into setup and reinserted 39-1 and WBZL came in.

This is confirming what David McRoy stated.
Each unit may handle psip differently.

I guess if a channel goes off the air, and then comes back, something flakey happens.
I believe they may have channed the psip and God knows what each STB does.
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And to further complicate matters, a change in PSIP data on one station can affect your ability to tune other stations!

I'm afraid that digital television was designed with a lot of "feature creap" built into it. Being able to easily and reliably tune in a station and get a picture and sound is infinitely more important than program information, yet corrupted PSIP can cripple your receiver. ATSC DTV is not "grandma-proof!"

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It is not all Hughes made boxes. My HD-5 has WFLX remapped and in the guide as 29-1. Has been from the start of their DT transmission.

I believe that I originally accessed it by keying in 28-1 and/or 29-1. It was not via scan.

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My box too shows 29-1 and the display says its WFLXDT.. unfortunately its the analog picture its showing that is the prob.. Im aware its not ALL of the Hughes type boxes which is odd in itself.. Some have the prob, some dont.
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My analog picture on CH 29 is a bit snowy and shaky. Probably from the distance. The 29-1 picture is quite sharp and steady. Does that necessarily mean that I am receiving DT? (See edit below)

I had to TiVo Ally last night in favor of the hockey game, but did have her wide screen a week or two ago.

EDIT: The 29-1 picture is comparable to those of WFOR-DT and WPLG-DT when they are in non-HD mode.

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You would surely know the difference. You are receiving the Dig channel and not having the remapping prob.. lucky you.
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Originally posted by HTnut
You would surely know the difference. You are receiving the Dig channel and not having the remapping prob.. lucky you.

Maybe lucky, except that with Ally gone, there is nothing on FOX that I watch except some of their baseball and football. I might try to integrate it with Sunday Ticket next season.

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Earlier this evening WPBF was broadcasting on channels 16-01, 16-02, 16-03 and 16-04 on my Dish 6000. I still have trouble receiving their signal so I don't know if they were broadcasting any pictures or sound.

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