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Old 03-20-2012, 02:26 PM
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:29 PM
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Is Comcast glitch-ridden all over town tonight? I'm on the south side. It's not much fun watching the Lady Vols on ESPN tonight. The audio was horrid in the first half. The glitches have happened 20-40 times and the game isn't over, 10:26 left in the second half....

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Noticed the same problem in 37918 (North/Halls Area).
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Is Comcast glitch-ridden all over town tonight? I'm on the south side. It's not much fun watching the Lady Vols on ESPN tonight. The audio was horrid in the first half. The glitches have happened 20-40 times and the game isn't over, 10:26 left in the second half....

It was an ESPN problem that was present in the ESPN3.com simulcast as well.
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It was an ESPN problem that was present in the ESPN3.com simulcast as well.

I had MSNBC on my second Tivo tuner at the time and it was glitch-ridden too. My Comcast service has dipped lately. Maybe it wasn't all ESPN?

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I don't watch WATE too much. But if WBIR's news continues to suck, that may soon change. Of late, I have noticed a popping noise when they switch from local commercials to the national feed. Anyone else notice this?
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Thanks for the update.The chart shows just how pitiful my cable co.(Charter) is.Lagging behind Knology? Come on.lol

Looks like there might be some good news for Charter folks regarding more HD channels, I noticed a member over at the Charter HDTV thread posting a question about additional HD channels in Maryville, TN and the UMatter2Charter support stated this:

"I am following up to advise that we are shooting for late June/early July for HD additions in TN. It looks to be about 45 HD channels, but we cannot announce specifics just yet. Some of the channels that you have listed ARE on the launch plans and we hope to do about another 50 more by end of year."

EDIT: I am also going to make a couple of minor updates to the chart later tonight, since there minor I will keep the chart on the previous post linked in my signature.
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I was watching the basketball game last night and noticed that WVLT was sending a 720p signal, at least that's what I was getting from DirecTV. I very rarely watch WVLT except for football season, did they change from 1080i?

The picture was sub-standard in my opinion, is typical of WVLT these days?
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WVLT switched to 720p a couple of years ago. The PQ was even worse when they were a 1080i station.

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So doesn't CBS broadcast in 1080i? If so WVLT has to convert the signal as they receive it and then send that feed to the various carriers... sounds like a mess.
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CBS, indeed, is a 1080i network. WVLT and the CBS affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky both went 720p about the same time. I thought that might be the start of some kind of trend at the time. I don't know of anymore stations doing so since.

Just call WVLT cheap-o, cheap-o.....they were much worse as a 1080i station. That's hard to fathom.

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For the past couple of months, WVLT has improved it's picture greatly. I get WVLT and WJHL and they now look about the same. WVLT in some ways looks better especially the in terms of the color quality. I think they are worthy of some compliments. The Final Four looked better on WVLT.
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WVLT does look better than it did when it's showing something on film (prime time shows). But their live broadcasts and sporting events have dull colors. It was easy to see the difference when the NCAA tournament was on and you could switch to one of the Turner channels also carrying the tournament.
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Well its about time Lockwood Broadcasting finally got there connection upgraded to do an HD feed for the 10 p.m. newscast on WBXX-TV. They were previously using a T-1 (1.54Mbps) that was not enough bandwidth to produce an HD feed at least that is what I was told by the Chief Engineer at WATE-TV.
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Well its about time Lockwood Broadcasting finally got there connection upgraded to do an HD feed for the 10 p.m. newscast on WBXX-TV. They were previously using a T-1 (1.54Mbps) that was not enough bandwidth to produce an HD feed at least that is what I was told by the Chief Engineer at WATE-TV.

Is it financially logical to spend the money to upgrade for an HD connection between WATE and WBBX when the newscast is only 10 minutes in duration?

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Is it financially logical to spend the money to upgrade for an HD connection between WATE and WBBX when the newscast is only 10 minutes in duration?

Incorrect it's actually a full 35 minutes now, the short newscast was back when WBIR was producing it now it's WATE.
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Anyone know why some of WATE's news stories look like their shot and uploaded from a foreign country. They just have a weird look to them.
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For the past couple of months, WVLT has improved it's picture greatly. I get WVLT and WJHL and they now look about the same. WVLT in some ways looks better especially the in terms of the color quality. I think they are worthy of some compliments. The Final Four looked better on WVLT.

I was wondering if anyone else noticed this. The main thing that stands out to me is their live feed from out in the field. Before it looked AWFUL, almost like they were filming it from a cell phone, and the people always looked scrunched up. But now the quality looks excellent. The little things like graphics, camera angles, and the set have improved as well, looking more like a professional newscast should IMO.

Everyone else's thoughts?
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WVLT for the past few months had been much stronger, but now it is borderline and dropping out altogether. WKOP is 3-4 times stronger and other Knoxville stations are even stronger. Something must be malfunctioning. They must be on reduced power.
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I will say this about WVLT compared to all three newscasts; when they are showing sports highlights of games that aired from other channels such as ESPN, ABC, SportSouth, etc the HD quality looks loads better then WBIR & WATE.

I agree with that. The other two's highlights look like they came from a third world country.
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  • The latest update is complete!
  • Any questions, comments, suggestions and corrections are always welcome.

VolFan... I mentioned before I wasn't getting the new Comcast lineup in Fountain City, but I checked last night and am finally getting all the channels I should.

I'm also getting everything in the 1000s, too! Unfortunately, Tribune hasn't updated the channel listings for TiVo. So I get no show info, but the channels are there.
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VolFan... I mentioned before I wasn't getting the new Comcast lineup in Fountain City, but I checked last night and am finally getting all the channels I should.

I'm also getting everything in the 1000s, too! Unfortunately, Tribune hasn't updated the channel listings for TiVo. So I get no show info, but the channels are there.

Awesome! Glad to hear you finally got them. Did you notice the error on the HD channels in the 1000s they had a typo when doing the lineup HGTV HD was supposed to be 1290 (beside DIY HD) instead of 1920 with HBO HDs.
UPDATE: HGTV HD is fixed now, I contacted Comcast Corporate via Social Media a little over a week ago regarding it and now its fixed.

I'm still not 100% sure if all the "surrounding" areas have them yet or not, I've heard that Sevier & Blount County are both on different lineups then Knoxville I am not sure though if there out of the same headend or not. I really have no way to confirm for sure...

Here is the lineups shown from http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv-listings which seem to be pretty accurate now:

Sevierville, TN Comcast: (I think they only serve these zip codes/areas 37864, 37868 (Sevierville/Piegon Forge), 37764 (Kodak) the rest of Sevier County is serviced by Charter.)
401 FSN HD
402 Comcast Events HD (CSS Part time)
403 ESPNHD
404 ESPN2HD
405 GLFHD
407 TNTHD
409 UHD
410 A&EHD
411 PLDHD
412 VELOCITY
413 NGCHD
414 FOODHD
415 HGTVD
416 HBOHDe
417 MAXHDe
418 SHOHDe
419 STZHD
420 USAHD
421 TBSHD
422 HISHD
423 CNNHD
424 DSCHD
425 TLCHD
426 APHD
427 SyfyHD
428 FNCHD
429 AMCHD
430 BRAVOD
431 WATEH ABC
432 WBIRHD NBC
433 WVLTD CBS
434 WTNZH FOX
435 WBXXH CW
440 WKOPHD PBS
441 TWCHD
442 TOONHD
443 NICHD
444 FAMHD
445 DISXD
446 SCIHD
447 DXDHD
448 NBCSP
449 ESNEWSHD
450 SPDHD
451 FX HD
452 SPKHD
453 CMDHD
454 FUSED
455 WE HD
456 IFCHD
457 E! HD
458 TRAVEL
459 TRAVD
460 MGMHD
461 STYLEHD
462 G4HD
463 TVONEHD
464 BIOHD
465 LMNHD
466 GRNHD
467 ENCRe
468 HALLMH
469 FBNHD
470 CNBCH
471 QVCHD
473 MTVHD
474 VH1HD
475 BET-HD
476 CMTHD
478 NBA HD
479 MLBHD

Blount County, TN Comcast: (Only areas I can think of that are not serviced by Charter there are Rockford, Friendsville, Townsend, Greenback TN)
384 HSNHD
385 HALLHD
399 msnbcHD
403 ESPNHD
404 ESPN2HD
405 GLFHD
407 TNTHD
411 PLDHD
412 VELOCITY
413 NGCHD
431 WATEH ABC
432 WBIRHD NBC
433 WVLTD CBS
434 WTNZH FOX
435 WBXXH CW
438 IONHD ION
440 WKOPHD PBS
448 NBCSP
1002 WKOPHD PBS
1003 IONHD ION
1006 WATEH ABC
1007 WBXXH CW
1008 WVLTD CBS
1009 MYVLT MNT
1010 WBIRHD NBC
1011 WTNZH FOX
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There is someting deeply, deeply flawed with WVLT's transmit antenna. I am getting WKOP at a signal level of 65 and WVLT is at 1 and dropping out. However, my bedroom TV gets WVLT fine on a little loop antenna. WKOP and WVLT are on the same tower with WKOP at 100,000 watts and WVLT at over 800,000 watts.
Something is making their signal do better on the ground than on the roof. Their engineer does not want to hear about or respond to these problems.
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Why is it that none of their primetime programming gets Dolby Digital audio. I get WVLT from DirecTV and don't have this issue on other local network affiliates.
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Why is it that none of their primetime programming gets Dolby Digital audio. I get WVLT from DirecTV and don't have this issue on other local network affiliates.

WVLT does 2-channel Dolby Digital. That's what they broadcast OTA. Nobody knows when or if they'll up their channel count.

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Thanks... so it's actually what they choose to do and not some problem with the feed to DirecTV. Good to know, thanks.
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I've noticed WATE's picture quality has come down some in recent months. The colors seem dull and the PQ isn't that clear on live events.
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I've noticed WATE's picture quality has come down some in recent months. The colors seem dull and the PQ isn't that clear on live events.

Is your reception ota, cable (which company), DISH, or DIRECTV?

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DirecTV.
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I made a couple of very minor updates to the chart in this post. As always the link in my signature is always up to date.

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