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post #11971 of 11990 Old 05-06-2015, 06:27 AM
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With the weather that went through last night, I lost wwj tv and cyber as well. As 56.1. This morning wwj is still pixelated with good signal strength. Moving my antenna didn't help much. What could be the problem
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Hi Guys. I was with WOW for the past 10 years and recently decided to cut the cord and go OTA. I just picked up a Tivo Roamio OTA and am now planning the UHF & VHF antenna selections. I'm in Royal Oak. This is what my signal analysis looks like: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...2c15c15674b44d

For UHF, I'm planning to either go with a Clearstream 2 or a DB8e. Most of the UHF channels I care about are 200* - 268* magnetic, but I'd also like to pickup ch 32 in Ontario (164* - yellow). Any local experience in what antenna would work best? The C2 has a wide beam width, but I'm thinking this may be asking too much.

For VHF, I'm honestly not sure what to do. I need to pickup channel 7 & 9. I've been contemplating a Winegard HD7694P or Fracarro Radioindustrie 6E512. Plan to aim around 180-190* magnetic to pickup ch 9 (164*), and hoping that ch 7 at 232* - but, again, may be stretching it.

Was just curious as to how local metro Detroit people have been successful in pulling these in.

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In Royal Oak 48073 I have a DB8 on a rotator on the roof. It must be pointed toward CICODT to get a stable signal. It also picks up CBETDT in that position. A problem has been WXYZDT, which is intermittent probably due to tree attenuation, with antenna pointed toward CICODT. All others have good signals, which figures as they are so close. If antenna is pointed at WXYZDT it comes in fine, but I then lose CICODT and CBETDT. WCMZDT comes in only when antenna is aimed generally to the NW.
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I don't know if this is relevant because I am in Farmington Hills surrounded by trees. I have a small UHF antenna pointed East and an ancient VHF pointed at C 9. C 7.x is a mess but other major Detroit stations are good.

When the weather is not really bad I get 13.1 ABC, 13.2 CW, 13.3 weather and 14.2 TV BOB from Toledo with good PQ.
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Hi everyone, I have been fooling around with the antenna placement and have found that raising it up higher had helped even more. Now during those hours I'm getting some what watchable tv but it gets choppy. Will increasing gain on the antenna work or reducing gain?
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Not sure when it started, but WJBK 2.3 is up and showing Buzzr. "Card Sharks" is on now. Bleh.

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Not sure when it started, but WJBK 2.3 is up and showing Buzzr. "Card Sharks" is on now. Bleh.
Wikipedia says the Buzzr network is premiering tomorrow, June 1. This must be a soft launch. I used to be a fan of the classic game shows when they appeared on Game Show Network, and this channel appears to be their new home. Depending on what their lineup is, I might be tuning in.

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Wikipedia says the Buzzr network is premiering tomorrow, June 1. This must be a soft launch. I used to be a fan of the classic game shows when they appeared on Game Show Network, and this channel appears to be their new home. Depending on what their lineup is, I might be tuning in.
That would explain the all-promo-and-no-commercials breaks. Bet we'll be seeing Geico and Oxy Clean spots, tomorrow. Lineup looks good from the promos. Everything from "Match Game" back to "What's My Line." Right now, Wayne Brady is sharing "Let's Make a Deal" stories with Monty Hall in short segments during commercial break times.

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I realize it's because Sunday was a dry-run, but I found it funny to wake up this morning to the exact same episode of "Card Sharks" at 3:30am I saw yesterday at 10:30am. I do hope the library is deeper than that.

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WJR-AM now on 96.3 - HD2?
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WJR-AM now on 96.3 - HD2?
For the second time. They were there a few years back. Never knew why they pulled it. I can't listen to the overly-muddy Great Voice of the Great Lakes. Now, I might. Is it in stereo, at least? (I know, I could check for myself, but if I uncover my HD radio with the parrots in the room, the buttons will be gone in seconds and I'll be the rest of the day finding them).

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For some reason I thought they were on 93.1- HD2 before
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For some reason I thought they were on 93.1- HD2 before
Might have been. Still a sister station.

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Nickelodeon HD in Canton Comcast - not seeing it via CableCARD

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Anyone seeing channel 1521 disappear off of their CableCARD device? I saw all of these errors and thought I had a bad HDHomeRun Prime but upon rescan the channel wan't there. Other channels scanned just fine and play just fine.

If all seems okay for others, any suggestions as to which parts of Comcast to call? I'm dreading this LOL.

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Hi all -

Anyone seeing channel 1521 disappear off of their CableCARD device? I saw all of these errors and thought I had a bad HDHomeRun Prime but upon rescan the channel wan't there. Other channels scanned just fine and play just fine.

If all seems okay for others, any suggestions as to which parts of Comcast to call? I'm dreading this LOL.

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Well I have a signal problem evidently. I removed a splitter from the situation and all is now good. Now I need to research how to boost the signal.
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Well I have a signal problem evidently. I removed a splitter from the situation and all is now good. Now I need to research how to boost the signal.
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1521 can also be seen on channel 228
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Does anybody out there know of an antenna installer here in Royal Oak? I'd like to improve my set up and do a chimney mount on my bungalow here. Looking for something decent quality. Thanks for the tips!
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1521 can also be seen on channel 228
It's physically the same channel, though. If the frequency that it's on isn't getting through for whatever reason, neither one will work.
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ME TV to Launch This Fall on WDIV 4.3

Saw reports of it on the MIBuzzboard, and I am excited! MeTV is to launch on WDIV this fall on 4.3. They are testing now with a MeTV banner and test tone. This eliminates the need for me to upgrade my antenna. I was looking to upgrade to get a more reliable signal on WTOL - Toledo which carries MeTV. This will save me money!
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Saw reports of it on the MIBuzzboard, and I am excited! MeTV is to launch on WDIV this fall on 4.3. They are testing now with a MeTV banner and test tone. This eliminates the need for me to upgrade my antenna. I was looking to upgrade to get a more reliable signal on WTOL - Toledo which carries MeTV. This will save me money!
4.3 is now showing regular MeTV programming. The MeTV website says the official launch on 'DIV is Monday, Aug. 3, so this must be a soft launch.

And WADL has shuffled its lineup: 38.2 now carries Grit TV; 38.3 is GetTV; 38.4 is Antenna TV. The Word and the Detroit Titans network are gone.

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