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post #12331 of 12343 Old 06-21-2015, 05:46 AM
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Severe compression, but done with some decent equipment properly configured. On my Comcast DVR, WLS 7.1's live buffering can be upwards of 50 minutes. In comparison, WBBM 2.1 is about 18-20 minutes.

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Nice thread! I just cancelled DirecTV and have been watching local TV with an Amazon Basics 50 mile indoor antenna. It works perfect, except for Channel 2.

I'm going to try the Winegard HD7694P on my roof. I live in Mount Prospect (22 miles from Sears Tower), so I'm hoping everything will come in crystal clear!
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I'm having a similar experience not being able to pick up channel 2.1 CBS. I picked up an amplified Mohu Leaf 50 off of Amazon and can pick up the following channels in HD: 26.1 WCIU, 32.1 FOX, 66.1 UNI, 9.1 WGN, 7.1 ABC, 5.1 NBC, 50.1 WPWR, 44.1 TEL, 38.1 ION, 11.1 WTTW. I am located 40 miles from the towers in Volo, IL (near Wauconda)

The antenna is located on the second floor of a townhome. I am going to try the bedroom upstairs and check if I can pick it up there. Even without CBS I am very impressed by the Antenna. I wasn't sure what to expect being 40 miles away and in a townhome.

Called Comcast today to cancel my cable package and am now being charged $66.95 for their performance internet 25/5. Next step is to purchase my own modem and a roku stick.
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WXFT 60.1
Is anybody else seeing WXFT 60.1 .2 .3 mapping to channels 50.1 .2 and .3 instead of 60.1 .2 and .3? It's been like this for me for the last several days. No psip data showing up either. It makes things a bit confusing when you're trying to tune WPWR and you punch in 50.1 and end up on WXFT instead of WPWR and have to scan up to reach WPWR.

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WXFT 60.1
Is anybody else seeing WXFT 60.1 .2 .3 mapping to channels 50.1 .2 and .3 instead of 60.1 .2 and .3? It's been like this for me for the last several days. No psip data showing up either. It makes things a bit confusing when you're trying to tune WPWR and you punch in 50.1 and end up on WXFT instead of WPWR and have to scan up to reach WPWR.
I've noticed this happening too, for the last couple of days or so.
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Cub Games

Am I the only one who can't hear the announcers during Cub games on ch 7? I can hear the crowd great but if I want to hear Len and Jim I have to really crank it up. They need to turn up the gain on their mics.

I notice this OTA and via Dish.

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Same problem here. Had to turn off surround sound to hear them, even then it was still hard to hear them.

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I can tell it's much more compressed. On my Comcast DVR, a recording is now barely 3%/hour of it's tiny 120G drive. It used to be 4-5%.
This probably has something to with the problems I'm having with my Tivo stream and watching shows on WTTW. Now, when I try to stream, the audio is fine, but the picture is basically still frames, showing a different frame about every 10 seconds.

Any contacts at WTTW to let them know about this?
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Anyone else have problems picking up WGBO and ? I moved to the South Loop with a Radioshack loop and can't get the signal. I did the paperclip test and got most of the channels but still no WGBO. Probably because I have line of sight to Willis but my west-facing apartment has no line of site to John Hancock.

Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this...
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WTTW Breaks Down Siloes With Avid Everywhere

July 17, 2015

By Mark Jahnke, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, WTTW

http://www.tvtechnology.com/resource...rywhere/276495
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Anyone else have problems picking up WGBO and ? I moved to the South Loop with a Radioshack loop and can't get the signal. I did the paperclip test and got most of the channels but still no WGBO. Probably because I have line of sight to Willis but my west-facing apartment has no line of site to John Hancock.

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Hi Jusidlag, welcome aboard! It's the right place to put it. I am having no issues picking up WGBO with an indoor attic antenna in DeKalb, 60 miles west. Signal strength nearly pegged here.

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Great Site and Thread!
While I have used the site for reference over the years, the time has come to say hello and see if anyone can help me.
I have a media system called MediaPortal. Over the years I have tried a few different methods of grabbing OTA channels and guides.
Just recently I discovered a great program called EPG Grabber.


While it finds what I believe to be all the channels available to me, Freq 509 escapes me do to the errors I get when trying to grab the channels Guides.


First: Here are the working channels I can get along with their guides.


07:35:44:937 Included station: CBS2-HD (207000,2,1 Service type 0)
07:35:44:937 Included station: DECADES (207000,2,2 Service type 0)
07:37:37:917 Included station: WGN CW (503000,9,1 Service type 0)
07:37:37:917 Included station: Antenna (503000,9,2 Service type 0)
07:37:37:917 Included station: This TV (503000,9,3 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: MOVEE4U (509000,24,1 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: KBS (509000,24,7 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: POLVISN (509000,24,4 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: WIN TV (509000,24,5 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: MC-TV (509000,24,6 Service type 0)
07:38:03:167 Included station: WYCC-HD (512000,20,1 Service type 0)
07:38:03:167 Included station: FNX (512000,20,2 Service type 0)
07:38:03:167 Included station: MHZ (512000,20,3 Service type 0)
07:39:38:822 Included station: WCIU-HD (551000,26,1 Service type 0)
07:39:38:822 Included station: UToo (551000,26,2 Service type 0)
07:39:38:827 Included station: MeTV (551000,26,3 Service type 0)
07:39:38:827 Included station: MeToo (551000,26,4 Service type 0)
07:39:38:827 Included station: Bounce (551000,26,5 Service type 0)
07:40:04:822 Included station: NBC5 (563000,5,1 Service type 0)
07:40:04:822 Included station: COZI (563000,5,2 Service type 0)
07:40:30:967 Included station: UToo HD (581000,48,1 Service type 0)
07:40:30:967 Included station: TOUCH (581000,48,2 Service type 0)
07:41:31:708 Included station: PRISM (605000,62,3 Service type 0)
07:41:31:708 Included station: PRISM2 (605000,62,4 Service type 0)
07:41:31:708 Included station: MCTV (605000,62,2 Service type 0)
07:41:31:708 Included station: WJYS (605000,62,1 Service type 0)
07:41:40:288 Included station: WGBO-DT (617000,66,1 Service type 0)
07:41:40:288 Included station: Get TV (617000,66,2 Service type 0)
07:41:40:288 Included station: GRIT TV (617000,66,3 Service type 0)
07:43:41:153 Included station: WLS-HD (653000,7,1 Service type 0)
07:43:41:153 Included station: LivWell (653000,7,2 Service type 0)
07:43:41:153 Included station: LAFF (653000,7,3 Service type 0)
07:43:49:683 Included station: WSNS HD (659000,44,1 Service type 0)
07:43:49:683 Included station: T-Xitos (659000,44,2 Service type 0)
07:45:15:498 Included station: WOCH-1 (683000,41,1 Service type 0)
07:45:24:023 Included station: WXFT-DT (689000,60,1 Service type 0)
07:45:24:023 Included station: WGBO-DT (689000,60,2 Service type 0)
07:45:24:023 Included station: ESCAPE (689000,60,3 Service type 0)
07:45:32:563 Included station: WPWR-TV (695000,50,1 Service type 0)
07:45:32:563 Included station: Movies! (695000,50,2 Service type 0)
07:45:32:563 Included station: MundoFX (695000,50,3 Service type 0)
07:45:32:563 Included station: Buzzr (695000,50,4 Service type 0)


The problem come when it discovers these channels


07:37:54:527 Included station: MOVEE4U (509000,24,1 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: KBS (509000,24,7 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: POLVISN (509000,24,4 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: WIN TV (509000,24,5 Service type 0)
07:37:54:527 Included station: MC-TV (509000,24,6 Service type 0)



All I ever get when trying to download the guides is:


07:37:44:497 Signal acquired: lock is True quality is 95 strength is 6283955
07:37:44:497 Collecting ATSC Channel data.07:37:46:502 PSIP error: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
Parameter name: The Virtual Channel Table entry message is short
07:37:46:502 PSIP error: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
Parameter name: The Virtual Channel Table entry message is short
07:37:46:502 PSIP error: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
Parameter name: The Virtual Channel Table entry message is short



While I have sent an email off to the station for more info, I thought someone here might have information on what is happening or if there is a change I need to make in order to complete the guide info.


Thanks for the time,
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Those are all the same station, yes? I assume it's a problem with the station, some stations (especially low power stations) send out bad PSIP data. I've even heard of DTV stations that don't send out any PSIP data.
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