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Maybe they reduced their power output.


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Maybe they reduced their power output.


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Another bang-up job by WYFX on the MLB All-Star Game. Third year in a row they've had serious signal problems at some point in the broadcast.

I wish someone would buy the FOX affiliate and not try to do this thing on the cheap. The 19.1 channel is so turned down now, I am unable to get my indoor TVs to tune it after it was coming in at full strength 2 months ago. I hope local business stop investing their advertising dollars in this organization.
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I was getting WYFX on WKBN 27.2. Can't get 19.1 over here.
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On September 1st, WTOV will be adding Wheeling's FOX affiliate as a subchannel. I get this signal from Steubenville stronger than the spotty Youngstown 19.1.

Hopefully, WTOV provides that sub-channel as a HD signal.
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On September 1st, WTOV will be adding Wheeling's FOX affiliate as a subchannel. I get this signal from Steubenville stronger than the spotty Youngstown 19.1.

Hopefully, WTOV provides that sub-channel as a HD signal.


Fox Ohio Valley (which is a sub channel of WTRF) will be replaced with FOX9, on 9.2. And as soon as all the equipment is installed it will be HD. Hopefully on 9/1, or very soon after that. Both over the air and cable. The equipment has improved to make this possible. Over the air sets will have to re-scan to get this though.

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Fox 9 is in HD OTA 720P but on directv it's standard definition 480I. Looks terrible
7 is still broadcasting fox in standard definition
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WTOV FOX 9 is broadcasting SD on Directv. WTRF OTA has removed FOX and has now CBS HD and MyTV and ABC 480i.

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Just realized that WYFX has been broadcasting with a random black bar at the top of their picture for over a year now. Most TVs you won't notice it on, but comparing pictures of the same broadcasts from two different FOX affiliates clearly shows there is a black mask of about 20 pixels at the top of the screen.
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Just realized that WYFX has been broadcasting with a random black bar at the top of their picture for over a year now. Most TVs you won't notice it on, but comparing pictures of the same broadcasts from two different FOX affiliates clearly shows there is a black mask of about 20 pixels at the top of the screen.
Huh! I had to set my LG to "JUST SCAN" to see it, but it's there. Usually I leave it on "SET BY PROGRAM" to take advantage of AFD.
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Is this on 19.1? Haven't noticed it on 27.2/SD.
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Just realized that WYFX has been broadcasting with a random black bar at the top of their picture for over a year now. Most TVs you won't notice it on, but comparing pictures of the same broadcasts from two different FOX affiliates clearly shows there is a black mask of about 20 pixels at the top of the screen.
The image is probably off-centered on that channel. (Shifted downward). I remember WEWS was like that years ago before the transition, but their image was shifted up, revealing a thin black bar on the bottom of my HDTV. The bar was clearly visible even with over-scan enabled and the top of people's heads were being cut off.

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Weird question, but I'm in W. PA and closer to Youngstown, OH than Pittsburgh, PA. I have my indoor antenna pointed towards Youngstown stations and pick up WPGH FOX 53.1. I was under the impresson that was a Pittsburgh broadcast tower. Just wondering how I'm picking it up with a directional antenna. It's not terribly consistant like the other Youngstown stations.
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Weird question, but I'm in W. PA and closer to Youngstown, OH than Pittsburgh, PA. I have my indoor antenna pointed towards Youngstown stations and pick up WPGH FOX 53.1. I was under the impresson that was a Pittsburgh broadcast tower. Just wondering how I'm picking it up with a directional antenna. It's not terribly consistant like the other Youngstown stations.
You didn't say exactly where in western PA, but WPGH has a pretty strong signal. It's entirely possible you're picking it up off a lobe or the back of the antenna. Even directional antennas can receive off the back if the signal is strong enough.
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Weird question, but I'm in W. PA and closer to Youngstown, OH than Pittsburgh, PA. I have my indoor antenna pointed towards Youngstown stations and pick up WPGH FOX 53.1. I was under the impresson that was a Pittsburgh broadcast tower. Just wondering how I'm picking it up with a directional antenna. It's not terribly consistant like the other Youngstown stations.
Go to TVFool.com, type in your address, and see what NM it gives you for WPGH (RF channel 43, virtual 53). I'm curious. Maybe you just live in a good area for WPGH. Here in Akron, I usually see KDKA and WPMY appear before WPGH when tropo is ideal.
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You didn't say exactly where in western PA, but WPGH has a pretty strong signal. It's entirely possible you're picking it up off a lobe or the back of the antenna. Even directional antennas can receive off the back if the signal is strong enough.
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Go to TVFool.com, type in your address, and see what NM it gives you for WPGH (RF channel 43, virtual 53). I'm curious. Maybe you just live in a good area for WPGH. Here in Akron, I usually see KDKA and WPMY appear before WPGH when tropo is ideal.
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Apparently the -11.7 noise margin isn't accurate if you're receiving WPGH with an indoor antenna. I didn't see any repeaters for WPGH in the FCC database either. I receive WYTV even with a noise margin of -17.8 according to TVFool.com, but I'm using a highly directional roof-mounted antenna which has enough gain to at least bring in the signals that drop a little bit below a zero noise margin. But I was still surprised to receive WYTV with such a low noise margin. The TVFool results don't always seem that accurate. Signals are unpredictable. Perhaps the signal rays are overlapping as they diffract over the terrain and arrive at your antenna. This website I've found to be very interesting... http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/siting.html
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So I think I found the right angle for my antenna. It's a very small margin of where it has signal and doesn't. It comes it pretty good. Unfortunately I lost my abc channel reception in order to get fox. Though I watch more fox programs so it's an ok trade off.
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