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Why does WSVN 7 Broadcast its Primetime Shows in Standard not 16x9. On my F38310 I must use the Fill mode to stretch the image. Is this a known issue or is it my set
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Why does WSVN 7 Broadcast its Primetime Shows in Standard not 16x9. On my F38310 I must use the Fill mode to stretch the image. Is this a known issue or is it my set
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WSVN does not broadcast anything in 16x9. Why "must" you use the Fill mode to stretch the image? It looks terrible that way. Leave it in normal mode like it should be.

Also, you can probably receive WFLX on channel 28 (29-1) using your F38310. They do broadcast shows that are 16x9 in 16x9.
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Per Titan TV, Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ is scheduled to go live on July 1, 2003. (Just thought you guys could use a laugh).
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Does anyone have an idea when WBFS is going to be showing movies from the Paramount HD One package they have suscribed to? Thanks.

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For the last three days I've been able to watch the Fort Myers HDTV NBC affiliate 15-1(remaps to 20-1). They just came on the air on Thursday they only transmit from 6:00 pm to midnite. I lived in Weston and use a GS 2000 mounted on satellite dish.

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Per Titan TV, Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ is scheduled to go live on July 1, 2003. (Just thought you guys could use a laugh).

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What is the Ft Myers stations call sign?
Is the station viewable or a lot of pixelations?
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WBBH I have been getting a steady picture no pixelation.
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How is you signal one WBBH ? I am only a few miles from Weston, I will see if I can pick up tonight

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During the day is tough but after about 6:00pm it gets as high as 70% strength.

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Okay, now I am confused.
Somehow, I asked for channel 15. Then appeared 20-1.
So, when I ask for signal (this is now at 7 PM) it is zero for 15.
My local channels do not show 15 or 15-1, but show 20-1.

So, I have a 20-1 channel of zero signal?
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Originally posted by George33027
Okay, now I am confused.
Somehow, I asked for channel 15. Then appeared 20-1.
So, when I ask for signal (this is now at 7 PM) it is zero for 15.
My local channels do not show 15 or 15-1, but show 20-1.

So, I have a 20-1 channel of zero signal?

You are not alone..
I am not getting any of these channels eighter..

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I just turn on the TV and channel 20-1 NBC from FT Myers is on I check signal strength and it is at 82. I am using GS 2000 with CM Amp 7775.

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I need to make a correction I have the GS 1000 with CM amp 7775. Still receiving NBC from FT Myers 20-1.

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Anyone else picks up NBC from Ft.Meyers . I have not had any luck, I even put the antenna 5 feet higher

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I was getting 20.1 NBC and 26 ABC new channels for a couple hours last night. Also FOX switched from 35 to 36 and last night they stretched to full screen. 20.1 and 26 had disappeared by 8pm. These are Ft Myers channels. I also on occasion pick up Orlando channels. I live in Port Charlotte. I will be putting my antenna outside this weekend and expect much better signal strength than now it is in the Attic.

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jluzbet,

You might be just a little out of range. I live in western end of Weston behind my house is a lake and behind that the everglades so maybe because I have such a clear path towards the FT Myers tower I am able to lock in on channel 20-1. But I also get a pretty good analog picture from Ft Myers Fox channel 36 but I can't pick up their digital and I know the Fox Tower is very near the NBC tower maybe is because of channel 35 locally there is some interference.

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Tonight there is a tremendous Tropo opening with the cold front coming in. Getting Orlando Ch.14 DT (re-mapping to 27.1), Fort Myers 15 (20.1 & 20.2), getting 16.1 (WPB 25), 50 (Ch.34) and even 59 re-mapping to 44.1, but no video. All these with over 85% signal, and rock solid. Lots of fun.
BTW- Law and Order is being transmitted in HDTV on Ch. 20.1 - full 16X9.

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I missed it.
Anyway, I thought maybe there is a big difference between the GS2000 which has it own preamp, vs the GS1000 with the CM 7775 amp.
But, it may also be the atmosphere?
Then Miami got 20-1, but it sounds like weather dependent.
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George, the tropospheric phenomenon that happens in Florida is quite unique to this area, where we have the Everglades in the middle, the Gulf on the west, the Gulf stream on the east side, and very flat terrain. This causes the formation of temperature gradients (changes in the temperature from the heating and cooling effects) and they cause the VHF-UHF signals to extend farther than the theoretical "line of sight". At night it is most prevalent, due to the increased humidity and cooling effect of the evening. A weather front also causes a duct effect, where signals follow the line of the weather coming in. As a matter of fact, the FCC makes the co-channel distance in Florida bigger than in other parts of the country. As a Ham radio operator, I am accustomed to getting through on the VHF 2 meter band, located in frequency between ch.6 and ch.7 into the lowest keys and Cuba with 100 watts of power and a modest antenna. I have also conducted test from Key West, using a normal Yagi TV antenna, and have been able to receive all the full power Miami stations, about 150 miles away, with very good signals at any time of the day and night. I have been observing the Ch.34 DT signal (on Ch.50), and as the night comes in, I get almost flawless reception (except when a plane landing at MIA comes on the way, I am in the path of the planes). I haven't been able to get consistent signals every night from Ch.20 in Ft. Myers, as I don't have my rotor up, but in a week I will have a dedicates antenna to check it out. It's nice to get NBC in HD as I saw the other night!!!

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So far I have been able to get channel 20-1 NBC frpm FT Myers everynite since it came on the air mostly the signal strength is from 65 - 85. But the ABC station in FT Myers which is located in same area I cannot receive.

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I am very interested in the NBC HD.
How long do you think this tropospheric phenomenon will be maintained?
I guess I have to tweak my antenna in the evening.
I live almost directly south of Weston, with 5 miles to the everglades.
Should get a signal reading, at least.
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I have the front of the GS1000 antenna pointing towards the NW and I get all the stations in Miami from 75% to 85% strength, I get WPB 29-1 & 34-1 at 82% and 70% respectively with no dropouts. I get a signal stength from WPB 16-1 of 65% but I get alot of dropouts this station is the only one that I am having problems with. I also get NBC 20-1 from FT Myers with signal strength from 65% to 85% with no dropouts but it seems that I can only receive the signal after 5:00pm which is find with me since the only shwos I'm interested in watching are not on until after 8:00pm.

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A reality check please.

I have read most of the posts and I am ready to order a single Televes DAT-75 and mount it without a rotor about 45' above MSL at MM105 in Key Largo. I am 55 road miles south of the Miami Airport so I guess about 45 air miles to the bulk of the transmitters at 16,17, and 18 degrees from here according to antennaweb.org.

Is this a go or no go?

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A reality check please.

I have read most of the posts and I am ready to order a single Televes DAT-75 and mount it without a rotor about 45' above MSL at MM105 in Key Largo. I am 55 road miles south of the Miami Airport so I guess about 45 air miles to the bulk of the transmitters at 16,17, and 18 degrees from here according to antennaweb.org.

Is this a go or no go?

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According to How Far Is It:

http://www.indo.com/distance/

"Distance between Key Largo, Florida, United States and Hallandale, Florida, United States, as the crow flies:
63 miles (102 km) (55 nautical miles)
Initial heading from Key Largo to Hallandale:
north-northeast (17.1 degrees)"

I am not familiar with that antenna, but others might be able to help. The distance should not be insurmountable given the absence of obstacles. I receive a West Palm Beach station at about that distance via a beginning RS antenna at 25 feet.

Since the towers are close together, you should be OK without a rotor.

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Ed, the distance from the Miami antenna farm to Key Largo is approximately 60 miles. I live by FIU and my distance to the Lantana site is about 60 miles also, and the WFLX-DT signal comes in at 95% on my Sony HD100, using an 8 Bay Bow-tie antenna. You might run into some problem with WPLG, as they don't run a lot of power, and they are on VHF Ch.9. I use an Antennacraft 10 element Ch. 7-13 Yagi, at about 20 feet, and their signal is about 86%. I am not sure whether the antenna you want covers those channels. Channel 8 (Fox) is from 180 Mhz-186 MHz, and channel 9 (ABC) is from 186-192 MHz. One thing I recommend is a rotor, as there are funny multi-path signals that can kill the DTV reception. I have a problem with the new Ch.33 (on DT 32). If the closest analog station has a lot of multipath (ghosting), so will the DT. I have no problems with 17 and 23 analog, so the DT stations on 18, 19, 22, and 24 come in (98%, but I do get a lot of ghosting on 33 and 39, and the Ch.32 DT is unusable, constantly breaks up. If I rotate a little, I can get it fine. Channel Master sell a very nice rotor that has a remote control, and you can preset channel bearings on it, and it goes perfectly to the stations. I just bought a Deep Fringe Yagi for UHF from Antennacraft, and I am waiting for a chance to put it up. The target is the NBC station in Ft. Myers. With my antenna now, I get it from the side, as I am not aimed at it, but once I aim at it, I think I will pull in a good signal 90% of the time. Love testing this stuff.

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Thanks for for your advice. I am encouraged to press on.

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Anyone have an opinion on this antenna? I will be living on the beach in a condo on the 10th floor in Fort Lauderdale. I will be facing west (can't afford the beach view). If I put this on the balcony, I should have a no problem getting the full range of South Florida Stations right?

http://www.terk.com/tv/product/tv50.html

If this won't work, is there another model with similar design I should look at?

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Tim, I would like for other members to comment, but I have not heard good comments about the Terk products on the HDTV group that I check into. Please do some research on it, and get comments from others on this antenna. The 4 Bay Bow-tie antenna is a very nice antenna for your UHF stations, and if you could fit a small VHF antenna, it would be ideal. When I was living in a 2nd. floor apartment in Boca, I had the 4 Bay and a 5 element Ch.7-13 antenna on the balcony. The apartment complex never complained, and I used to log 90+ signals from all the stations, including all the Miami, as well as WFLX, that was very close. On channel 16.1 I used to get 83% of the side of the antenna. On a 10th. floor apartment, I think you are in luck. Check www.starkelectronic.com, as they carry all the stuff from Antennacraft, Winegard, and Channel Master. I am sure you can find something that will give you plenty of enjoyment in a pretty stealth installation. As a matter of fact, if you take the 5 element 7-13 antenna, and take out the first element from the front, making it a 4 element, you should be able to get away with it. You can easily try it by just not opening up that element. If it gives you a decent signal, fold up the one next to it, making the antenna only 3 elements. Believe me, it might work quite well.

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I am trying to rotate my antenna to get maximum signals, and thank you DrGuava for your information, it is very helpful.
But, in order to do signal strength, I need channel and the remap of it.

So far, I know :
Channel Remap
28 29-1 WPB FOX
15 20-1 Ft Meyers NBC

I don't know your 34-1 and 16-1 channels from WPB.

Is 16 25-1 ABC in WPB ?

I know
22 = 4-1
18 = 2-1
19 = 39-1
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