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post #601 of 6822 Old 08-04-2002, 06:54 AM
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Yes, George...WSCV is indeed Telemundo. From what I've read in past news articles, they don't plan on broadcasting any HD on their digital channel. I just wish the Palm Beach NBC affiliate would go live in time for the new Fall TV season. I think Miami's WTVJ is a lost cause at this point....January 2003 looks very, very iffy.
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post #602 of 6822 Old 08-06-2002, 08:43 AM
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What about WBFS (UPN)? Any update on when they are going live? TitanTV says August 15. Is their antenna going to be near WPBT, WFOR, etc. in Broward? Will they be offering any Paramount HD One movies?
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The last I heard (just over a month ago), WBFS was on track to meet their target deadline for going live. Construction was well underway on a control facility similar to WFOR's, and they intended to upconvert 480i programming to 1080i. They didn't have any info at the time regarding any possible HD programming from the network.
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Just received a call from one of the engineers working on the WBFS/UPN project. They had major construction work to do, but they expect to go live with their digital channel by their November 1, 2002 deadline.

WTVJ is still awaiting approval of their proposal by the FCC.
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WLTV-DT Channel 24-01 is broadcasting a test pattern.

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WLTV-DT Channel 24-01 is broadcasting a test pattern.

Strong signal in Pembroke Pines. No audio.
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Is this the Spanish channel 23?
(I think it is on my cable 23, so I don't know what the OTA channel is.)
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Yes, George...this is indeed channel 23 Univision; they also own WAMI channel 69. According to earlier reports, they have no plans for HD programming, either.
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I was getting color bars test pattern on 24-1 in 4:3/480i last night...nice, hot, stable signal up here in the northeast corner of Lake Worth.

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Just curious but does anyone know why WFOR doesn't broadcast the pre-NFL monday night football in HiDef?
Since it is in Florida (Tampa), and WFOR has the equipment, and the transmission is in Florida?
Is the problem contractual? or equipmental?
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I am not sure about the contractual side of the issue, but I don't think WFOR has the capability to originate HDTV programs at this point in time. If they did, they probably would've already done so with their newscasts, which are a much more controlled environment and require fewer cameras than a live football game.
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Consider that:

NBC owns Telemundo.

Telemundo owns(?)/controls WSCV (Ch 51).

WSCV is broadcasting its regular programming digitally on channel 51-1, but has no current plans for HD. Presumably, they are broadcasting from a DT equipped tower.

NBC also owns WTVJ, which as we all know too well, is having large problems going digital.

By now, you can see where this is headed. The question arises as to whether WTVJ could legally (FCC) and technically temporarily borrow/lease/commandeer the WSCV tower and other DT facilities for HD broadcasting. They might even be able to remap to 6-1.

Rudy -- If this is not too ridiculous, would you consider mentioning it to your friend at WTVJ?

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Bill,
I don't think the idea is too ridiculous; in fact, I've written to the guy at the FCC who oversees these matters asking that they look into doing this so that a station with actual HD programming can go on the air, but I've yet to hear back from anyone. I don't know, however, if WTVJ considers this plan a viable option. I'm sure it's a lot more complicated than simply "borrowing" the antenna equipment, channel assignment, etc.
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I just spoke to a Mr. Tam in the Media Bureau of the FCC, and he said that the parties involved are currently "in negotiation" to arrive at a mutually satisfactory outcome to the channel reallocation issue. He had no idea when this might be resolved, but he indicated that the FCC would make a decision once the parties were in agreement. I don't know what the hell that means, but I doubt very much WTVJ will meet their proposed January 2003 air date. The way I see it, NBC has HDTV content to show on WTVJ's digital channel, so allowing another station to keep the "prime" channel assignment that WTVJ wants is ludicrous when you consider the other station does not have any viable content of any kind to show on their digital channel. How something like this could even be open to discussion is beyond me. Maybe NBC/WTVJ need to get better attorneys.

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If memory serves, WTVJ getting he DTV channel that it wants requires reassigning two other stations in the area and everybody has to agree to that.

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TWO stations? Well, if it's the two stations I'm thinking of, hell will probably freeze over before WTVJ gets on the air on the channel they're after. Why can't somebody bribe these people? Doesn't money talk anymore? :-)
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WAMI-DT is broadcasting a signal on channel 47-01.

No picture or sound yet.

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There goes NBC !
I think WB will go HD before NBC goes digital!
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west palm beach ABC affiliate is broadcasting in hd 720p with dd 5.1 right now 12:45 pm ...pretty strange ...cycling thru the lcr sr sl..messing with audio sync..abc 720p logo...commercial for 101 dalmations..on air testing
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I said this before, By the time we get WTVJ-NBC in Soth Florida, Jay Lenno has retired.., Lets just hope the affiliate in West Palm gets NBC soon ..

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west palm beach ABC affiliate is broadcasting in hd 720p with dd 5.1 right now 12:45 pm ...pretty strange ...cycling thru the lcr sr sl..messing with audio sync..abc 720p logo...commercial for 101 dalmations..on air testing

Basic and remap channels numbers, please?

Thank you.

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channel 25 to 16-1
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Has anyone in the Boynton Beach area had success with indoor antennas?

If so, what type brand(s) model(s) of antenna and receiver?
Which stations are you able to receive?

Have you experienced any odd issues with the programming (aspect ratio problems, audio sync, etc.) ?

Any help will really be appreciated.
Thanks
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Originally posted by racostatorres
Has anyone in the Boynton Beach area had success with indoor antennas?

If so, what type brand(s) model(s) of antenna and receiver?
Which stations are you able to receive?

Have you experienced any odd issues with the programming (aspect ratio problems, audio sync, etc.) ?

Any help will really be appreciated.
Thanks

Try titantv.com they have a pretty good antenna selector ..

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I am getting a signal from channel 47 but is not remapping to any channel. What channel is this ?

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It might be TBN Channel 46 WHFT-DT.
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That makes a total of 3 spanish-language channels....wonder if we'll ever see any HD soccer games.
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It is almost Sept.
Are there any more channels available OTA?
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Only Spanish language channels. Everybody's else seems to be pushing back closer and closer to 2003. And NBC Miami....well, maybe they'll eventually get a digital signal on the air some day, but apparently not any time soon. I've seen murder trials go faster than WTVJ's negotiations with the FCC for a new channel allocation.
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WTVJ has a postponement to Oct. 2002, Is there any hint of anything going on, or are they just sitting around complaining about frustrations.

Let us hope that WPTV in Palm Beach
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