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post #811 of 6822 Old 12-28-2002, 01:17 PM
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At what times do you get 20-1 ?
Was it at night only?
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post #812 of 6822 Old 12-30-2002, 09:44 AM
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I haven't been able to receive WSVN for the past week or so either (not that I am missing much.) I have tried rescanning for it on my HD-100 and have had no luck. Are they not broadcasting now? Hope it is an upgrade to 480p (yeah right).

I tried watching the opera on PBS on Sat. night but the sound seemed to be in mono. Ever since they started broadcasting on 2-2 during HD programs it seems like there have been audio problems.
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I have the same problem with my samsung SIR-T150, SIR-T165. The problem is they are not sending a mapping signal right now. My Panasonic TUDST-51 receives them perfectly with the channel mapping turned off on channel 8. All other receivers require the mapping signal to work. I think it is called PSIP.
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Why do you guys bother with WSVN ???
Dont you pick up WFLX ...

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Yes I do watch WFLX -29 for all FOX programming. However I do like WSVN news the best. I do think it is funny that my Samsung boxes have automaticly removed WSVN from my available channels. It would be nice if WSVN joined the rest and at least passed the 480p widescreen programs from FOX but as long as I can receive WFLX I am happy.
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7-1 is now on the air here via E86. They have apparently been on lower power -- 70-80 vs previous 100 -- for a few weeks.

I get WFLX (28 = 29-1) at almost the same signal level, but with occasional breaks. They do the FOX ("equal to HDTV") wide screen.

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My samsung 165 is also having a little trouble getting WSVN. When I go to the channel (8-1) it takes about 4 seconds to lock on to the signal. This has been going on for the past week.

Question: Why does WSVN look the way it does? I thought they were broadcasting in 480p?
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WBFS/UPN

The programming director apologizes for "North Dallas Forty" not being in HD last Saturday...they will have the problem corrected in time for the next Paramount HDOne movie broadcast.

WSVN/FOX

They only do 480i (and badly, at that!). No current plans for upgrading to 480p. They haven't been transmitting PSIP for a while now, making it almost impossible for the Samsung STBs in particular to lock on to their signal.
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I'm getting no picture or sound, yet the channel remapping is working again and the signal strength is very high. So don't bother adjusting your receivers.
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Originally posted by wjbjr
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The problem is at the station rather than with your receiver. Earlier this evening, my E86 was blank on all of the 2- and 18- channels while the signal meter was at 100.

A bit later, 2-2 was back with analog and 18-1 showed the PBS HD loop. There was nothing on any of the other channels.


I could not get HD content on any of the 18's or the remapped 2's. Only thing I could receive (tested at various times for a few days) was 2-2 and 18-2 SD multicast. I started messing around in the Mitts STB setup, and after clearing the zip codes/rescanning locals, 2-1 came back to life with HD !!! Problem was all of my DirectTV sat stations were removed from the program guide. After resetting the power, and adding the zip code I got DirectTv channels back in guide, but 2-1 had header information, no picture....tried 18-1, and was able to see HD again. When I researched for my HD STB purchase, I remember reading something in the HD hardware section about a mapping problem with some locals and the Advanced Program Guide of the mitsu STB, but for the first 8 months never noticed the problem...but now I guess I need to look into it more, maybe the STB is also preventing me from getting WFLX in WPB, I can't ever seem to get a signal from 28-1 or 29-1, and just assumed my antenna could not pick it up.


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John --
WFLX-DT is on the air only in the evening on weekdays. I am not certain of the weekend schedule except that they have been carrying FOX NFL games on Sundays.

I obtained it via manual remote entry; and have a signal usually in the 70s with a beginning RS antenna at 25 feet. It helps that the transmitter is in line from my location to the Hallandale transmitters.

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Originally posted by snook789
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>>Sure is amazing. And this is antenna is indoors ?

I had it indoors and out. Signal is better out on the balcony. I'm on the 10th floor facing west.

>>What signal strength are you getting on 20-1 ?

Around 40-60 if it drops to 34 I loose the lock.


>>Try the FOX stations you are having trouble with at night, see if it helps

Was able to lock on to Fox for a while this afternoon around 5ish. Finally got a picture. I feel like it's a problem with their signal format. I couldn't get WBDZL. 39-1 Great signal, just no picture.

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Originally posted by George33027
At what times do you get 20-1 ?
Was it at night only?

I can get it anytime. but holy cow is it directional. I move the antenna a RCH and it looses the lock.

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Originally posted by TimHuey
I can get it anytime.

Tim Huey


Anytime but now. I've lost 20-1, all I get is 28 on signal. I need about 35 to get a picture. I don't know, maybe it was a trop thing.

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I think your building is acting like a ground plane, and in effect, your antenna is almost a super fringe antenna.

This is great for you.

Everytime I try to tune my antenna, the signal is nil.
I have to go up there at night, it seems that is the best time to rotate the antenna.
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Did anyone notice poor sound quality on NYPD Blue last night on WPLG-DT? It seemed to be back to what sounded like possibly mono again. It's possible that it was stereo, but there was certainly no rear channel action, as opposed to when I switched over to analog. I can't receive the Palm Beach ABC digital affiliate, so I was unable to compare. If this is a local problem, I hope it can be fixed by the Super Bowl!
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Originally posted by George33027
I think your building is acting like a ground plane, and in effect, your antenna is almost a super fringe antenna.


Hmm, interesting, I of course don't know what the %#$@ your talking about but maybe if I tell you exactly what I'm doing to get the signal you can figure out what the heck is happening.

If I take the silver sensor unamplified antenna and point it at the antenna in Fort Myers I get nothing. If I then tilt the front of the antenna up about 35 - 45 degrees I get about 20-25 signal strength. Then if I hold the antenna near the roof of my balcony it goes up to 35-45. I dont' understand why the distance of 2 feet can mean a higher signal when I'm on the 10th floor so something must be happening with the structure of the floors and ceilings.

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Originally posted by aviators99
Did anyone notice poor sound quality on NYPD Blue last night on WPLG-DT? It seemed to be back to what sounded like possibly mono again. It's possible that it was stereo, but there was certainly no rear channel action, as opposed to when I switched over to analog. I can't receive the Palm Beach ABC digital affiliate, so I was unable to compare. If this is a local problem, I hope it can be fixed by the Super Bowl!

Yes, based on NYPD last night, it appears that WPLG-DT audio has regressed to where it was before they fixed it a month or so ago. It was the first ABC HD that I have watched for a while, so I cannot comment based on others.

The change in volume problem has also returned. The local cut-ins almost blew me out of the room before I could mute them.

Perhaps friend Rudy can once again prevail upon them to fix it.

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BTW anyone knows what is going on with PBS, I have not receive anything from them in the last 3 weeks... I haev reset the receiver, new channel scan, nothing.. IRD is remapping to 2-1,2-2,2-3 and 18-2 but no HD whatsoever.. Signal is 100.. any clues ?

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Originally posted by jluzbet
BTW anyone knows what is going on with PBS, I have not receive anything from them in the last 3 weeks... I haev reset the receiver, new channel scan, nothing.. IRD is remapping to 2-1,2-2,2-3 and 18-2 but no HD whatsoever.. Signal is 100.. any clues ?

Recently -- as of one minute ago -- I have been receiving the digital programming on 18-1 with no remap. Try to get it manually via the remote. They have been changing it from time to time.

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According to the WBFS Program Director, they will not have Crocodile Dundee in HD on 1/12. They should have things working for Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
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Can anyone give me the name/number of the chief engineer at WPLG-DT, so I can ask him about the audio issues?
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Can anyone give me the name/number of the chief engineer at WPLG-DT, so I can ask him about the audio issues?

His name is Darren Alline. Ask for him specifically when you call 305-576-1010; the engineering assistant is very sweet but she doesn't really know much about the technical issues on the digital channel.
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How do you pronounce that...All-EEN, All-EYEN, AL-EEN ?
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BTW anyone knows what is going on with PBS, I have not receive anything from them in the last 3 weeks... I haev reset the receiver, new channel scan, nothing.. IRD is remapping to 2-1,2-2,2-3 and 18-2 but no HD whatsoever.. Signal is 100.. any clues ?

Try clearing your zip codes from your STB. I have been on the phone with Hughes Tech Support for my e86 and through trial and error found out that when using zip codes in the STB, DirecTV is dictating what your receiver can and can't receive via their outdated database of zip codes. I was on the phone with Channel 2's enginneers this week and yesterday shared with them my findings about the outdated DirecTV database. They said they thought it was a Hughes problem, not a DirecTV issue, but after I told them I could watch channel 2 in HDTV when zip codes were cleared, they said they would call DirecTV to have them correct the problem. 24 hours later, i am able to watch 2-1 without having to wipe out my zip codes!!
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How do you pronounce that...All-EEN, All-EYEN, AL-EEN ?

It's pronounced "All-EEN".
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Darrin used to work with me here at WPEC. It's [AL-LEEN] ... "Al" as opposed to "All"...and with equal emphasis on each sylable (as with most French names).

Can you tell that I was a Speech Communication major in college?

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Can anybody give any recommendations on antennas? One website I came across was pushing the TERK TV55. I do like the idea of being able to mount something that will be relatively inconspicuous, but I am wondering if it will be adequate where I live.

Thanks!
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You might try the indoor Silver Sensor (available at Circuit City for about $39.00). I am in West Boca and am pulling in both Miami and West Palm Beach UHF signals (and WPEC, which is VHF).
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