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post #1081 of 6822 Old 04-28-2003, 12:13 PM
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Latest update is 5.10a, go into menu then to updates and it should give you what your update is.

Like I stated before it is not a DTC 100 problem but a WPTV 55-1 problem.

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post #1082 of 6822 Old 04-29-2003, 05:46 AM
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Got some new news from the NBC 5 engineer...


We are working hard this week to get pass thru working for the HD version of the Kentucky Derby...even if we have to come in and do some patching to make it available...keep your fingers crossed. We are also beginning to get some feed back from the encoder folks, so we may make some headway on the dropping signal problem.


That team is really trying. Maybe NBC-HD by Derby time!
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Another May 1 is almost upon us. It looks like this date is generally geared to public (and some independent) stations. Anyone have any strong info on whether this May 1 is just smoke, or is there any tangible hope for some new DTV (even if it is other languages, religion, or pretty pictures of butterflies and flowers)?

Various online sources seem to show a number of "going live" schedules:

IND 44 WPPB-DT,
PAX 36 WPXP-DT,
PBS 27 WXEL-DT,
TBN 38 WTCE-DT (to name 4),

...but I am wondering if those "in the know" know anything tangible about WPB and South Florida "locals" relative to this "deadline". With all the excitement/anxiety about 55-1, is there anyone interested in these others? Do we think any of them will fire up on the 1st? Any visible signs at towers, etc?
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Darryl,

I doubt any of the spanish-language or religious stations will have any HD content at all. I'm just hoping there won't be any reception issues with WTVJ-NBC when they (finally) go live. I can no longer get a signal lock on WPTV-NBC even though I was able to at first.
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I'm looking forward to WXEL-DT because I can't get the Miami PBS station here. As for WPTV-DT I can't get my Mitsubishi HD5 receiver to lock on it - and I'm only a couple of miles from the transmitter. I have been following this thread and the West Palm Beach thread and I'm waiting to see what the problem is.
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I still can't get WPTV-NBC but today I started recieving Fort Myers NBC on 15-2 again. I haven't been able to receive it since December of last year.

Just glad to be getting NBC finally.

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I still can't get WPTV-NBC but today I started recieving Fort Myers NBC on 15-2 again. I haven't been able to receive it since December of last year.

Just glad to be getting NBC finally.

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I briefly tuned that Ft. Myers station last Saturday, while I was trying to tune in WPTV. They had actual program info in the guide, which was very surprising since only WSVN appears to be doing the same on this coast. But the signal was pretty weak and reception faded away after about 30 minutes or so.
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I will see if they are doing the program info. They weren't earlier. As a matter of fact when I went to program guide it got stuck in some kind of loop. It kept trying to update the schedule. I just exited out but I didn't really check to see if it had added anything.

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Nope, no guide info and the channel is beginning to pixelate.

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Tim,

I don't think there's any consistency to how/when the stations use the program guide feature at this point. For example, one night I selected an upcoming show on WSVN's guide, and it actually had a very brief description of that show. The same thing happened one Saturday with WPBT-DT shortly after they went live, and I was able to scroll through several hours of upcoming programming. I wish all our locals would fully implement PSIP in their DTV broadcasts...it makes channel-surfing much more fun.
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Well, I'm now getting 13-3 and 13-4 WPEC-DT in West Palm Beach. They have a weather radar on 13-4 that is absolutely awesome!!! What a great idea and a web cam too. I really like that channel.

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Progress on WPTV-DT...I'm now getting a reading of 100 again, but with dropouts accompanied by freezes, pixelation and loss of audio as often as several times per minute to as seldom as once every few minutes. And antenna aiming is quite non-critical now (+/- 80-degrees vs. +/- 2-degrees before.)

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Ron Garrison with Hughes stated today that Direct TV will be sending out the long over due software update May 7th for the E86s and clones.
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E86's?

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THe Hughes E86 is a Directv HDTV box that also does local NTSC and ATSC. I understand that the Toshiba DST3000 and the Mitsubishi SR-HD5 (which I have) are clones of the E86. I'm wondering what the software update is supposed to do?

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Is my RCA DTC-100 a E86.

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Is my RCA DTC-100 a E86.

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No..
I think only the dst and the Zenith are ..

ÂNothing attempted, nothing achievedÂ
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I think it's only the Mitsubishi SR-HD5 and the Toshiba DST3000. Zenith's boxes are in-house sourced.

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I've never gotten any signal on my Hipix for WPTV, either :-(
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What is this update supposed to do?
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What is this update supposed to do?
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Have any of you experienced some minor picture and sound drop puts like every 10 minutes from cbs florida digital channel lately! I have been experiencing this as of late and my signal reading is in the 100. I have a hughes e86 receiver. Also by the way is channel 55-1 nbl south florida. When will NBC south florida start brodcastign there digital channel. I did see the other day on my reciever channel 55-1 for like 2 hours and I then lost it what is this channel!
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Also for the last 3 to 4 months I have lost channel 2-1 which is wpbt channel 2. I used to get it on my satellite receiver when i check the signal strength it reads 100 but when i go to channel 2-1 2-2 or 2-3 and i also try 18-1 and 17-1 I get nothing. Ive tried it all clear zip codes load channel guide restart the receiver. I once did all this and I received the channel for 10 minutes and I lost it again. Is this ever fixable. Also when is nbc south florida evr going to brodcast is this the 55-1 that everyone is talkign about cause im currently not receiving this!
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I'm also experiencing sound drop outs with channel 4-1 (CBS). I have no problem receiving 2-1 or 17-1. I have a Samsung 165.
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Just wanted to let you guys know that WPTV engineering is trying to get this reception problem fix before they start transmitting any HD content.

Here is an Email I received on Friday from WPTV:

We made some changes to the way PSIP is going out, and moved the signal to
Virtual channel 5 for HD. Please post this to the forum, as I did not have
any luck doing so. I am very interested to see if the complaints of pulling
in our digital signal now seems improved. We want to solve the reception
issues before we move forward with content issues. Thanks much,
Dave

Dave McKinley
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WPTV Television
dmmckinley@scripps.com

They are working at trying to solve the problem.

Thanks,

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Me too. Lots of sound drop outs of late on 4-1, and it was every 3 minutes or so during the golf tourney yesterday. It was a little better during the part that I watched of the "Lucy" movie (from 9:15 to 10:00 or so) (great looking hd by the way - it's the only reason I was watching!), but still there were many annoying sound drop outs. Never happened before with 4-1 as I recall. I use a zenith 520. Has any one given them a buzz? Do they acknowledge the problem? bye.

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After the storm last week, I lost reception of Ch. 10 DT which I had picked up OTA without problem for months. Channel 4 still is perfect here in South Dade. Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

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Virtual channel 10-1 is sent on a vhf frequency, and it's REALLY directional and overall a big pain in the butt to receive. If you use an outdoor antenna, perhaps the storm moved it a bit.

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Guys when is nbc going to go live here in south florida! is 55-1 nbc douth florida any word when we will get nbc digital channel here in miami!
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Still no 55-1 or 5-1.
Ch 55 has zero signal last night and today.
Has anyone got 55 since the weekend?
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