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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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