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post #11941 of 11956 Old 02-15-2015, 09:45 AM
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Matt,
I have full signal bars in Oxford for 20.1.


But my CBS 62.1 went totally out Sat. night an still not back. Anybody else?
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WWJ-DT added a subchannel, last night. 62.2 is now "Decades." You may need to rescan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decades_%28TV_network%29

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WWJ-DT added a subchannel, last night. 62.2 is now "Decades." You may need to rescan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decades_%28TV_network%29
Cool Concept -- Binge watching of classic shows... I wish Get Smart was upcoming (instead of last month) though...

Thanks for letting us know!

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they are doing the binge thing until their official launch on Memorial Day
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FWIW The addition of "Decades" also included a whole a new encoder, I'm told.

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how does it encode differently?
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From the looks of things, "better."

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do you have a spec sheet differentiation between old and new?
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Lord no. TV is in a different building, so getting eyes on the new gear ain't happening until the next time I have a reason to go over there. You gotta admit, it looks better now - even with a subchannel - than it was looking a year ago. Maybe if Carol Cain calls in sick, this week, they'll have me sub and I can find out more.
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Interesting news for those of us who are BHN customers. Charter is in talks to buy BHN per this article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...house-networks

I'm guessing that this would only happen if the Comcast deal blows up. In that case, Charter would be after TWC instead.
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Interesting news for those of us who are BHN customers. Charter is in talks to buy BHN per this article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...house-networks

I'm guessing that this would only happen if the Comcast deal blows up. In that case, Charter would be after TWC instead.
Let's all hope the Comcast deal implodes.
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I am in Farmington Hills near 9 Mile and Inkster and have problems.

I have a 25-year old Archer VU-110, VHF/UHF/FM pointing at C 9.1. It also does C 2.x well.
And a RCA ANT751 UHF antenna aimed at magnetic 90 as closely as I can. 
They are 25 ft above ground and go into Antenna's Direct EU385CF UHF/VHF Antenna Combiner.



I recently cut off the outdoor portion of my coax, pushed some of the spare inside the attic out and re-terminated it. And replaced the grounding block a.k.a. antenna discharge unit. 



I have an old Sony DHG-HDD500 DVR which can be brought back from the brain dead by rebooting to confirm that it can do a good picture when my TiVo Premier XL displays a mess for the same channel.

1. Per tvfool 56.1 and 20.1 are both at magnetic 104. 56.1 has good PQ. But 20.1 gets a "problem with signal" message on my TiVo.

2. Per tvfool 7.1 is at magnetic 86 and 4.1 is at at magnetic 83. 7.1 occasionally has a good picture for brief intervals but 7.x are usually a mess. This is true with both tuners in the TiVo. But 4.1 is good.

I am mystified. Suggestions, comments, insults, relevant information is greatly appreciated.
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WXYZ swaps Live Well for Laff

As of April 15, WXYZ has dropped the Live Well Network and added the Laff channel. It's still 480i.

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As of April 15, WXYZ has dropped the Live Well Network and added the Laff channel. It's still 480i.
I am in mourning.
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I am in Farmington Hills near 9 Mile and Inkster and have problems.

I have a 25-year old Archer VU-110, VHF/UHF/FM pointing at C 9.1. It also does C 2.x well.
And a RCA ANT751 UHF antenna aimed at magnetic 90 as closely as I can. 
They are 25 ft above ground and go into Antenna's Direct EU385CF UHF/VHF Antenna Combiner.



I recently cut off the outdoor portion of my coax, pushed some of the spare inside the attic out and re-terminated it. And replaced the grounding block a.k.a. antenna discharge unit. 



I have an old Sony DHG-HDD500 DVR which can be brought back from the brain dead by rebooting to confirm that it can do a good picture when my TiVo Premier XL displays a mess for the same channel.

1. Per tvfool 56.1 and 20.1 are both at magnetic 104. 56.1 has good PQ. But 20.1 gets a "problem with signal" message on my TiVo.

2. Per tvfool 7.1 is at magnetic 86 and 4.1 is at at magnetic 83. 7.1 occasionally has a good picture for brief intervals but 7.x are usually a mess. This is true with both tuners in the TiVo. But 4.1 is good.

I am mystified. Suggestions, comments, insults, relevant information is greatly appreciated.
It sounds like you have a lot going on for being so close to the TV towers (2-5 miles for all of them), like why do you have 2 UHF antennas tied together with an antenna combiner? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. Literally I have used a paperclip on the antenna input of a TV in a commercial building at 11 Mile and Evergreen and gotten a usable signal. Maybe you should look at scaling back some of this as you may be overloading the input of your tuner.
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It sounds like you have a lot going on for being so close to the TV towers (2-5 miles for all of them), like why do you have 2 UHF antennas tied together with an antenna combiner? ...
you may be overloading the input of your tuner.
The Archer Antenna feeds real VHF through the combiner which filters out UHF. This gets me C 9.1 and C 2.x. The RCA antenna feeds UHF through the combiner which filters out VHF. This gets the rest of my channels.

TiVo tech support said their tuners were not easily overloaded and this should not be my problem.

I have read that TiVo does not show strength but quality of the signal. But they call it strength and so will I.

I have watched signal strength on many occasions and have not seen any indication of near maximum on the TiVo or maximum on the Sony. The channels I have problems with show lower than some with good PQ and higher than others with good PQ. The main characteristic of a problematic channel is major fluctuations in the signal on the TiVo.

Comments, etc. are appreciated.
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