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post #4051 of 4055 Old 09-10-2016, 01:21 PM
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Has WCAU reduced their broadcasting power? I haven't watched it for most of the summer but I tried to tune in to watch the Olympics and noticed the signal is significantly worse than before. In fact, this channel used to be the strongest signal out of all of the Philadelphia channels for me (almost 100% signal strength) and now the signal is so weak that I can't even tune to the channel most of the time (it hovers around 50% signal strength, and cannot even get a lock at most times of the day).
I'm 17mi from Roxborough, and have also found WCAU to be very problematic lately. I get the more "difficult" channels just fine (WPVI, WHYY) and about 45 total, and I'm using a relatively cheap $40 GE attic antenna.

Anybody have any info or work-around the reception for WCAU? I was very annoyed when trying to watch the football game on Thursday night.

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Remember, WCAU is Comcast. Perhaps they don't want you to view OTA and purchase their Xfinity service instead?
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I'm 17mi from Roxborough, and have also found WCAU to be very problematic lately. I get the more "difficult" channels just fine (WPVI, WHYY) and about 45 total, and I'm using a relatively cheap $40 GE attic antenna.

Anybody have any info or work-around the reception for WCAU? I was very annoyed when trying to watch the football game on Thursday night.

Thanks!
I'm having the same issue. I am about 35 miles from the Roxborough towers (actually my home neighborhood) in Douglassville. I always received the 10's @ 100%. About two weeks ago I started to see sever pixelation. Right now (Tuesday 9/13 @ 4:40pm), I can't even get a signal.

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Remember, WCAU is Comcast. Perhaps they don't want you to view OTA and purchase their Xfinity service instead?
Speaking on Comcast... what DVRs do the use in the Philly area?

Is it SA/Cisco boxes? The reason I ask is that on the west coast Motorola boxes are most of the installed base and I am thinking the most recent Comcast software (dvrmanager) doesn't work here because they ignored the devices here.

I get nothing of use from customer service.
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