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post #9931 of 9946 Old 08-19-2015, 07:26 AM
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A couple of TVs with good OTA reception have been mentioned recently. I'm considering getting a new TV, around 50-inches, to replace one of my two Samsung LCDs, which is starting to get flaky.

My question is, does anyone manufacture TVs anymore with flat matt screens (instead of glossy screens)? I really like the non-reflective screens on my two Samsungs. I don't get any reflections from house lights or windows. But, every TV I've seen in store displays recently has glossy screens which reflect back every light in the metro area. A glossy screen would work fine in a relatively dark room, but not in my situation.

I don't care about tuner strength (I tune with a TiVo Roamio OTA), or smart features (I prefer my Roku 3).
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^^Samsung reportedly upgraded the video processing in their 2015 LED models. Some of their mid range models may offer a semi-matte screen, while the higher end versions have the ultraclear glossy panels. I would go to Best Buy and compare in person, or find a knowledgeable salesperson if there is such a thing and ask about the matte screen.

And for OTA reception, most of the Samsung TVs have a strong tuner with a good signal strength meter, as well as program info. Which is important, even though you have the Tivo.
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Apparently WSOC anchor Blair Miller is transferring to Cox sister station in Boston. And anchor Natalie Pasquarella is going to WNBC in New York City. So they have some major shoes to fill. Perhaps Scott Wickersham or Allison Latos.

Also Cox sister station WFVT in Orlando has just unveiled spectacular new set. Very modern look, whereas previously they looked similar to WSOC with that 70's style image. WSOC should use that same company and do a similar upgrade and modernize. But Cox will probably upgrade WSB in Atlanta next, their flagship station. The Orlando station is also branded Channel 9 Eyewitness News and is also top rated in that market. Very impressive new set.
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^Anchors don't seem to stay around like they did when Bill Walker was on there. Charlotte is just a stepping stone to larger markets.
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Is this a low power religious station?
Yes, it's called Wordnet. It has a lot of religious programming, but also some infomercials, and occasionally a movie or some classic TV shows. I have occasionally caught The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza. But you gotta get their schedule off of the net to see what is on, because "DTV programming" is all that appears on-screen.
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Yes, it's called Wordnet. It has a lot of religious programming, but also some infomercials, and occasionally a movie or some classic TV shows. I have occasionally caught The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza. But you gotta get their schedule off of the net to see what is on, because "DTV programming" is all that appears on-screen.
I will probably stick with Jimmy Swaggart on 55.3. And sometimes watch WGGS-16, which also has new Jim Bakker show. Plus I can't get that 28 channel anyway.
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^Anchors don't seem to stay around like they did when Bill Walker was on there. Charlotte is just a stepping stone to larger markets.
Well Paul Cameron is still around, as well as Larry Sprinkle. But these younger ones do seem to move on these days.
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I forgot about Paul Cameron as I don't watch WBTV that much. True about Larry Sprinkle. He's a long term Charlottean back from the days when TV station talent was still mostly local people.
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Audio/video appear out of sync on WBTV 3.1 over the air.
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I miss WBTV programming back in the 60s and 70s. Does anyone remember weatherman Gil Stamper? How about the March of Dimes weekend fund raisers? Clyde McClain used to host The Best of Hollywood on Monday nights which aired popular movies of the time.

Man, I miss those days.
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^As a kid I remember Fred Kirby show and cartoons on Sundays. It was about the only thing on TV for kids on Sunday mid-day I think. I might not be remembering that right as it has been a long time now.
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^As a kid I remember Fred Kirby show and cartoons on Sundays. It was about the only thing on TV for kids on Sunday mid-day I think. I might not be remembering that right as it has been a long time now.
Same here...Fred and Uncle Jim....and it was so awesome when my first week at w3tv I was walking down the hall and Fred came around the corner !! It was incredible!

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Same here...Fred and Uncle Jim....and it was so awesome when my first week at w3tv I was walking down the hall and Fred came around the corner !! It was incredible!
Anyone remember Joey the Clown? He was my childhood favorite. We lived up in Surry Co. and I still got to watch him. Also that guy who worked at Tweetsie. Can't remember his name.

Good memories. Kids today don't know nothing. lol
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^^Back in the day, WBTV had all of the popular programming and personalities. Such as Doug Mayes, Clyde McLean, Fred Kirby, and Betty Feezor. And Walter Cronkite. Today all of the stations share more of the viewership.
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^^Back in the day, WBTV had all of the popular programming and personalities. Such as Doug Mayes, Clyde McLean, Fred Kirby, and Betty Feezor. And Walter Cronkite. Today all of the stations share more of the viewership.
Was Arthur Smith chopped liver?
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Was Arthur Smith chopped liver?
Oops forgot about him.
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