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post #571 of 6822 Old 07-08-2002, 07:57 AM
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Can we assume that WTVJ is now or getting serious?
Don't know if we are being "blown off" or they are really trying to get up around Sept. but "politically" just saying end of year?

I also did not get WPLG yesterday. After an hour, I assumed they were down.
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post #572 of 6822 Old 07-08-2002, 02:18 PM
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WPLG is back....(on channel 9-1 which my SIR-T150 now refuses to remap to 10-1) in SD instead of HD, and with a SERIOUS lip synch problem and major pixelation, all probably due to severe fluctuation in the signal level. I called them and they told me that the "guy who takes care of the digital transmission" said it was "working fine". Oh well, it's always something.
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We may have worked out a solution which is being analyzed by the FCC right now. If they were to agree with our proposal, we could have a signal on the air by early 2003. We here at WTVJ are working toward a long term solution and not the quick fix.

This is really depressing. I was so looking forward to being able to watch the new fall line up in HD. I should have known better.

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I think WPLG is back with HD.
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Does anyone know when WTVJ will start testing?
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ABC channel 10-1 is having problems.
Starts out in SD, then blacks out at a start of a program, then goes stretched SD?
Does anyone else notice their problems still?
Last night tried to watch a movie, and maybe the video was almost good but was it my eyes or what kind of res was it?
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Sorry, I didn't linger on 10-1 long enough to check their video format (my Zenith tuner indicated the ATSC video format being received) but I noticed they ran Pleasantville in 720p HD the other night but ther was no DD 5.1 audio. Just "locked" my DD decoder in 2.0.

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George and Dave,
Darren Alline had said earlier that WPLG is having problems with their HD board (whatever that means). I don't like watching them because they routinely have audio problems with the network HD broadcasts. In other news, I've noticed that WBZL is now transmitting in SD (my tuner used to identify the ATSC video format for that channel as being "HD"). However, they're still airing everything, including their letterboxed shows, in a 16:9 frame. The image quality is very, very poor.
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This makes sense.
When I started to watch pleasantville, 10-1 was black. So I had to go to cable to start watching the beginging. Then I switched back.

Do they state when they will get their system fixed?
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No idea, George. When I spoke to their chief engineer he estimated 15 days to get the board fixed, but you can never be sure of anything down here. Remember, some of the stations that are broadcasting in digital feel that they meet the FCC's requirements by doing only that. No one's holding a gun to their heads demanding that they also carry HD. As for WBZL....well, I'll be happy if they can just make their present signal look at least as good as my crappy cable service from AT&T.
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They did have a decent picture a while ago.
Thank you for your response, now I know it is them. (need more coffee, english sounds bad).
Anyway, watched the Phantom last night. Boy, what one will do when there is nothing on TV. But, it was in SD, not in HD.
This means that they have not fixed the system.

What is needed is HD commercials, THEN the stations will put a higher priority on HD.
Picture quality was the same as WB (39-1), I am supprised that your cable is better.
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George, the PQ on my setup (Toshiba 42H81 + Samsung SIR-T150) from WBZL has gotten worse since they went from upconverting SD to HD to just broadcasting in SD. As bad as my cable service is (and it absolutely sucks on most of the channel lineup I have), it still looks better than WBZL. When they were upconverting the SD stuff, it looked pretty decent. Now the image is very soft and flat.
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Oh well!

By the way, do you know why 2-3 dissappeared?
I can get 2-1, and 18-1 and 18-2.
Now 18-1 is the same as remapped 18-1, but I used to get 18-2 remapped to 2-3, but no more.

The guide shows me 2-1, but no information on 18-2.
Sometimes hd on both 2-1 and 18-2, and then there are times the two are different and hd only on 18-2.
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That was 18-1 is the same as 2-1.
Must be a glitch in the typing software.
(or a glithch between mind and fingers)
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George, I've been trying all evening to reproduce what you described but to no avail. On my SIR-T150, 18-1 is automatically remapped to 2-1 like on your box. However, as long as there's a signal from WPBT, I always get 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 (or, as you indicated, 18-1, 18-2, and 18-3). On the RCA DTC100 it gets even weirder, with what is actually 18-1 sometimes showing up as 18-2, with a corresponding change in the SD channels.

By the way, I called WTVJ today to see if I could get an update on their status but I ended up just leaving voicemail for Steven Kaplan. Though I haven't heard anything back as yet, he seemed pretty confident in a recent email message that their request for their move to the North Dade antenna farm would be approved by the FCC.
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I have a Mits HD5, and it not good to see that mine is different.
Probably I have to do a rescan.
On my local channel screen (setup), I only get 2-1, 18-1 and 18-2.
I originally got 2-3, but that changed some time ago.
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Oh, I forgot the second half.
When you talk to Steven Kaplan, ask if he is ordering the antenna's and equipment, so when he does get move approval, the process can happen expeditously.

Remember WFOR....... They had to get approval (which was sort of fast), then they had to order antenna. Hopefully, it does not come in damaged.
Then not all the parts arrived, or were forgotten to be ordered, so they had to wait for more parts. Then they had to schedule installation. Then the weather. Then low power testing and then finally WFOR!

Which I believe is the most HD channel being watched because of content.
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ABC has HiDef again, but most of the time the sound has loud clicks in it.
Have to go to cable to hear, and have poor video.
I think the problem is their audio, and that is why they stop HiDef.
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George, I've contacted them several times over the past two years about the loud audio pops, and the best I've been able to do is to get their chief engineer to admit they have a problem; it appears that the digital channel is not very high on the list of management's priorities. The concensus seems to be that there "are so few" of us (HDTV-enabled viewers) out there that it does not matter. Whenever the audio problems appear, I just change channels and forget about WPLG.
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In effect that is what I do also.
If there is nothing else on, I then watch cable.
IT is a shame that they put out HD movies with cracking audio.
What they should do is put out 2 ch stereo or mono. At least then you can watch the Hi Def.
It has to be their movie audio convertor.
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We should ding NBC to see if they are ordering equipment, or is everything on hold waiting for the FCC?
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George, I just called the engineering department and they said they're hoping to go live by December. That's their story and they're sticking to it. The last e-mail message I received from Steven Kaplan indicated that they were optimistic the FCC would approve their latest proposal.
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Our holiday gift?
Just hope that they will go low power testing before that.
Thanks for the info.
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Why is WFOR-TV/WFOR-DT, CBS, Miami, FL showing Red Heat, a standard-definition, 4:3 transfer of an Arnold Swarzenegger movie instead of the (also SD, 4:3) David Copperfield special that my station, WPEC-TV (CBS), West Palm Beach, FL is running?

The movie is in Russian language with Engilish subtitles but WFOR-DT's PSIP indicates "English". At least the commercials are in English.

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Why cant I get any of my HD OTA today. Anyone else having problems today?

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I received a call from Steven Kaplan of WTVJ this afternoon. The only information he could give me was that they were still awaiting approval from the FCC to move to the North Dade antenna farm, and that it would take approximately 4 to 6 months after receiving the approval for them to begin broadcasting on their digital channel. He said nothing of an interim solution.
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I can not believe that the FCC takes more than 3 months to get back.
They can't be that busy or have that much work to do.
I KNOW!
They are into terrorism, and and gave their staff to homeland security.
There is only 1 secreatary doing all the work.
Correction, if it was a secretary, it would be done, it must be a cival servant, doing work between making coffee and breaks.
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LOL! They'll probably get around to dealing with these and other issues related to the DTV transition a couple of days before the analog signals go dead. This is so very typical of the way business is done nowadays in this country.
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WSCV-DT now has sound full time. They're transmitting in SD, stretched to fill the 16X9 screen (geometry is easily by selecting the Pillar Box option on the STB, leaving you with a 4:3 image with gray bars). WFLX & WSVN featured different ballgames today, and WBZL is still transmitting SD in a 16X9 frame, making it impossible to fill the scren without first changing the TV TYPE selection in your STB's menu.
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What channel is WSCV ? Is that the telemundo spanish channel?
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