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post #901 of 6821 Old 02-06-2003, 04:28 PM
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Okay, NBC Ch 55 is WPB WPTV which has been delayed by towers and government etc etc etc.
What is there present time line?

NBC Ch 31 is Hollywood WTVJ which is due around April.

Is this correct?
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George,

I may be wrong, but I think the Miami NBC affiliate does not expect to go live before July. As for the West Palm Beach NBC station, I haven't seen anything in the media lately. Neither station has returned my most recent phone calls, so I'm not going to waste any more time on them. Except for "CSI" (the Vegas edition), I'm really not a big fan of network television. In fact, if it weren't for HD, I wouldn't watch network TV at all.

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Got an email from NBC 6 stating they would begin HDTV broadcasting in "early June"

Here's the actual Email:

I understand your frustration , but we are moving towards providing HDTV. The delay was due to location of the original channel assignment. WTVJ-HD Channel 31 new location has been approved by the FCC as of January 2003.



Since going on the air in 1967, channel 6 has always been difficult to pick-up over-the-air for most viewers because of it's location near Homestead, 40 miles south of the Miami / Ft. Lauderdale center of television broadcasting. This is a result of FCC channel spacing requirements. WTVJ has delayed implementation of it's digital HDTV broadcasting for over two years until arrangements could be worked out to move it's assigned digital channel location from Homestead to midway between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. This will ensure viewers of perfect reception without the need for a separate antenna pointed in a different direction. WTVJ is installing new state-of-the-art transmitting equipment to provide a perfect picture to its viewers.



WTVJ-DT NBC 31 on a high definition is coming early June.



Thank you



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Steven Kaplan
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Director of Operations & Engineering
Office: (954) 622-6502 Dial Comm: *590
Fax: (954) 622-6682
steven.kaplan@nbc.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Alfonso, Barbara (NBC, WTVJ)
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 2:59 PM
To: Kaplan, Steven (NBC, WTVJ)
Subject: FW: No High Definition???


We'll see how accurate Mr. Kaplan is!
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Okay, NBC Ch 55 is WPB WPTV which has been delayed by towers and government etc etc etc.
What is there present time line?

NBC Ch 31 is Hollywood WTVJ which is due around April.

Is this correct?

I don't understand, George. A few posts up on this same page, you comment about the fact that I told you that the WPB NBC station is coming in 4-6 weeks, then now you ask the same question again?
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I just found out Fox is broadcasting the daytona 500 in widescreen 480 with dolby surround is there any chance that wsvn 7 in miami will be passing this along to us or are we going to have to go down there and burn there station down (of coarse we will be sure Jackie Johnson is not in there). If not how about the fox station in west palm and with an outdoor antenna in se broward what is the chances of picking it up.

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I just found out Fox is broadcasting the daytona 500 in widescreen 480 with dolby surround is there any chance that wsvn 7 in miami will be passing this along to us or are we going to have to go down there and burn there station down (of coarse we will be sure Jackie Johnson is not in there). If not how about the fox station in west palm and with an outdoor antenna in se broward what is the chances of picking it up.

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Brook,

Absolutely no chance of WSVN passing this along. It is likely the west palm one will, and if you have an outdoor antenna in SE Broward, you almost definitely can pick it up. I pick it up pretty well from western Pembroke Pines with a small Radio Shack indoor antenna.
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Unless they changed something halfway through the race, the WPB Fox affiliate didn't have the DD 5.1 feed. When I was watching, it was widescreen but only DD 2.0.
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Did anyone try to watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off in HD on WBFS this past weekend? I tried tuning in on Sat @ 2pm but it wasn't playing. Didn't try on Sunday though.
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I watched "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" on Saturday. I don't recall what time it came on, but it was in the afternoon and it definitely was in HD. Nice PQ, too. But only DD 2.0.
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Just got of the phone with Butch Chief Engineer
WFLX Fox 29
He told me the Daytona 500 will be in 480p widescreen with dd5.1.
He also made a point that they do have a dd5.1 decoder hooked up and when FOX sends 5.1 to him he will be passing it along.
Can't wait to CRANK IT UP in 5.1

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Nascar will not be in HD this year.
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Hey guys need your help and have heard problems with some of you guys witht he dissapearence of channel 2-1 which is wpbt. Like 6 to 7 weeks ago i have lost channel 2-1 and 2-3 which show the wpbt hdtv channel loop. when i enter this channel nothing happens. I did get it back like 3 weeks ago but as of now i cant find it . not even on channel 17-1 do i get this. whats the problem i have a friend who has a zenith hdtv and he gets his channel 2 hdtv. i dont have a problem with this and any other channel though can you help and what do i do. i have even entered different zip codes on my local antenna to see if it was a guide problem!
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oh i have a hughes hdtv satellite receiver the hird 86...
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and yes i have full signal strength out of this channel . but no channel 2 hd
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Same response as to your other post: 18-1.

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no i dont get it on 18-1 either or 2-2 or 2-3 or whatever the case may be when i do a channel scan 2-1 2-2 2-3 all show up but no picture and on 18-1 or 17-1 i dont get anythinbg!
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Sounds like you need to reset your receiver. Clear all channels from your receiver. Then, remove all zip codes. Turn off receiver for a few minutes. Turn the receiver back on & before doing anything check channel 18-1. If you can see a picture during their broadcasting time then you can go ahead and input your zip code information (testing 18-1 reception each step of the way). You will want to make note of which step, if any, causes you to lose 18-1 to avoid that step in the future.
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Hi everyone,
I'm new to all of this. I just installed my system this weekend and put up a RS outdoor antenna to recieve OTA. Everything was working fine but last night channel 10-1 started stuttering. I'm getting a signal strength of 100 but it drops down to the 60's. I'm using a Hughs E86. Could this be my antenna, equipment, or the station.

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Hi everyone,
I'm new to all of this. I just installed my system this weekend and put up a RS outdoor antenna to recieve OTA. Everything was working fine but last night channel 10-1 started stuttering. I'm getting a signal strength of 100 but it drops down to the 60's. I'm using a Hughs E86. Could this be my antenna, equipment, or the station.

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Apparently it was the station Same situation here. It appears to have been fixed in the past two minutes. Maybe.

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in the past i have cleared all zip codes and all channels to see if this would help and it didnt! so i wll try your steps and hopefully it works but when i do a channel scan 18-1 never comes out only 2-1 2-2 and 2-3 and 100 percent signal but no pic
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I would avoid doing a channel scan - that is where your problem is occuring. Hughes tech support claims only use channel scan if you do not have DirecTV service. That utility is there for people who are just using the e86 without satellite service and should not be touched otherwise. Keep in mind, a scan will not show 18-1 since 18-1 maps to 2-1 (that is normal).
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Eddy13,

I'm having the exact problem. Could you please let me know if this worked. I too did the scan and get 100% on 2-1, 2-2 and 2-3 but get no picture.
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wjbjr,

Is this normal? Does this happen often.
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Is this normal? Does this happen often.

It happens occasionally, not too often. Don't panic when it is only one station, as the problem is almost always at the station.

Welcome to HDTV. relax and enjoy it.

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Eddy/Bert,

I have two mitsu hd-5's (a clone of the hughes?), and experience the exact symptoms (received WPBT HD for six or seven months fine, then stopped about 2 months ago).....tried everything, soft reset, power down/hard reboot, scan/no scan, remove zip codes...etc... and could not get reception of the WPBT HD, I receive the SD broadcast on 2-2/18-2 fine but no HD. The only way I am able to get the HD broadcast is to clear out the zip codes, clear out the locals. Disconnect the Sat in cable, then do a soft reboot (Sat/Action/Pwr), or just pull the power cord for a minute or so. When the receiver powers back on it tries to load the program guide, fails since it has no DirectTv signal, and I have no channels in the guide. Next I go to the local setup area, and select each of the locals true numbers, e.g. 22 for CBS, 9 for ABC, 18 for WPBT....etc... When I do this all the mapped channels show up selected in the local area setup. Channel 2-1 is the HD PBS feed. I could watch all the locals like
this forever...but you don't get the DTV channels. When I connect the Sat signal, after the program guide gets loaded, channel 2-1 just shows a blank screen....I have been watching the channel, and have it go black while I was watching it!! Channel 18-1 does hold the HD feed. I then add the zip code, so I can see local proram information in the guide. One of my mitsu's has kept receiving HD PBS on 18-1 for two weeks, but the second one lost it after about 7 or 8 days.....not sure if it is a design flaw in the STB, a local station problem, or a misprint in the Direct TV channel maps for Miami locals.....anyway it is a real pain.


OH Yeah....make sure you try this when the PBS HDTV feed is broadcasting, or the receiver won't tune in the mapped channels.

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WFOR-DT: great job tonight. Grammys looked and sounded great in HD & DD5.1. Flawless transition.
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WFOR-DT: great job tonight. Grammys looked and sounded great in HD & DD5.1. Flawless transition.

I double that..Awesome

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I would disagree. The dialog should not have been present across all three front channels.

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i second that - quite annoying.
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Just received this email message from them:

"WHDT-44 has recently received FCC authority to operate at high power in Miami and will increase power at its present tower site over the next few months. At that time the station will link up to its full power station WHDT-59 Stuart in West Palm Beach and offer a full schedule of
HD programming OTA."
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