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Stiffy McBoing's Avatar Stiffy McBoing 07:41 PM 02-05-2010
I live in the Golden Pond subdivision pretty much in between Lexington and West Columbia and U-Verse IS available here.

Stiffy McBoing's Avatar Stiffy McBoing 07:43 PM 02-05-2010
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Originally Posted by neverthesheep View Post

...and as far as satellite goes, my bill is cheaper with TWC for the same channels+hd

They do have a few more of the HD channels that I'm interested in that TWC still doesn't have but the price is really the one thing keeping me from switching to DirecTV.
neverthesheep's Avatar neverthesheep 04:21 AM 02-06-2010
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Originally Posted by Stiffy McBoing View Post

They do have a few more of the HD channels that I'm interested in that TWC still doesn't have but the price is really the one thing keeping me from switching to DirecTV.

yea direct is definitely higher price, i had dish in mind but those additional channels really dont interest me. i mainly watch only a few channels all of which i get on TWC. but i dont think its a secret that everyone would like to see some more hd channels added soon
mikepaul's Avatar mikepaul 07:22 AM 02-08-2010
If there's going to be more blank screens because 5,000 people got to a HD channel before I did and sucked up all the SDV capability, then adding it was just a waste.

Here's an idea: tie SDV into the billing system and issue a 25 cent rebate each time a channel isn't working when it gets tuned in. Consider the system working when no credits are issued, and improve it every day until then...
LexHiDef's Avatar LexHiDef 04:32 PM 02-08-2010
Here's an idea: tie SDV into the billing system and issue a 25 cent rebate each time a channel isn't working when it gets tuned in. Consider the system working when no credits are issued, and improve it every day until then...[/quote]

Wow! Imagine that....getting some TV AND a check from TWCSC every month.
Stiffy McBoing's Avatar Stiffy McBoing 08:46 PM 02-09-2010
Anyone on TWC noticing more macroblocking than usual...especially on fast action sequences?

The Super Bowl on CBS this past Sunday was particularly bad IMO. And while watching WWE it is pretty noticeable as well.
neverthesheep's Avatar neverthesheep 09:38 AM 02-10-2010
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Originally Posted by Stiffy McBoing View Post

Anyone on TWC noticing more macroblocking than usual...especially on fast action sequences?

The Super Bowl on CBS this past Sunday was particularly bad IMO. And while watching WWE it is pretty noticeable as well.

what is macroblocking?
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 11:16 AM 02-10-2010
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Originally Posted by neverthesheep View Post

what is macroblocking?

Here you go.
mjb2002's Avatar mjb2002 06:51 AM 02-14-2010
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Originally Posted by southpawsc View Post

Setting up my Windows Media Center to do OTA recording/viewing. WIS/WLTX/WOLO all come in beautifully and signal strength is close to max(5 out of 6, or 6 out 7, whichever); but WACH has a signal strength of 1 and thus isn't viewable at all. From looking at antennaweb.org I'm assuming that all the antennas are in the same location, all are showing same direction from me, and all are the same mileage,between 12.0(wach) and 12.5(wis).
Is there something about the WACH signal that its just a much weaker signal?

I'm not using a great antenna, just $3 from big lots with rabbit ears and a loop in one base, but if it picks up the others fine, shouldn't it pick up WACH also?
I don't want to buy one of the $50 antennas if it want do me any good(ie: wach signal is that weak and better antenna wouldn't help)

I have been able to receive WACH's digital signal with a new RCA indoor antenna and an older Magnavox indoor antenna from time to time during the late nights in Williston.

I got a clear picture of WACH at 4:15 a.m. one day last month. That was the same morning I also pulled in WGSA-DT and WGCW from Savannah.
overthehill's Avatar overthehill 08:35 AM 03-28-2010
Wow!

What happened to this thread? No one anymore?


It was always fun to lurk here.
jmduncan's Avatar jmduncan 09:18 AM 03-28-2010
Last night I picked up WOLO for the first time. I'm 120 miles north of the tower. I never had a chance of getting it while WGHP was still broadcasting on ch8, but the weather cooperated enough for me to tune it in.
bdfox18doe's Avatar bdfox18doe 09:48 AM 03-28-2010
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Last night I picked up WOLO for the first time. I'm 120 miles north of the tower. I never had a chance of getting it while WGHP was still broadcasting on ch8, but the weather cooperated enough for me to tune it in.

Sweet! Thanks for the report..!
IrmoSC's Avatar IrmoSC 03:31 PM 03-28-2010
Has anyone else had problem with TWC audio dropping out - all the channels? I don't know if it's my SA box or a general problem. Thanks.
mikepaul's Avatar mikepaul 01:59 PM 03-29-2010
I guess it's a system-wide issue, since yesterday I unplugged the DVR in hopes the sound gremlins would go away. I didn't notice the dropouts after that, but I didn't watch it a lot...
IrmoSC's Avatar IrmoSC 04:48 PM 03-29-2010
I took my SA DVR in today - got another one. 'Thought I had the problem solved - until a few minutes ago. Same thing, sound is gone on all channels. It takes an unplug and reboot to get it back. ...Just called TWC and they want my PIN number before they can help; heck, I have no idea what the number is. So, no help! Very frustating indeed!!!!
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 07:28 PM 03-29-2010
Well no clues given as to your equipment, connections, DVR settings, had your signal level checked, etc. so no help here either!
RobSC's Avatar RobSC 05:10 PM 03-31-2010
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Originally Posted by jmduncan View Post

Last night I picked up WOLO for the first time. I'm 120 miles north of the tower. I never had a chance of getting it while WGHP was still broadcasting on ch8, but the weather cooperated enough for me to tune it in.

WOLO has a great signal! It's the only reliable Columbia signal down here in Barnwell.
bdfox18doe's Avatar bdfox18doe 05:35 PM 03-31-2010
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WOLO has a great signal! It's the only reliable Columbia signal down here in Barnwell.

And, as soon as we get FCC approval, we at WOLO-DT will be increasing our ERP (transmitted power) by about 50%.
jtbell's Avatar jtbell 07:31 PM 03-31-2010
The FCC data database lists WOLO's LIC and APP as both 43.7 kW. Typo?
mjb2002's Avatar mjb2002 03:02 AM 04-02-2010
WLTX is the main reliable station from Columbia here in Williston, although I get WRLK and WACH from time to time as well.

I have never seen WRJA due to interference from WTGS in Savannah.

I have seen WZRB and WKTC exactly once. Both of those channels have interference from multiple channels. WZRB has interference from WJZY in Rock Hill and WCSC in Charleston. WKTC has interference from WMYT in Belmont, N.C. and WSAV in Savannah, respectively.
jtbell's Avatar jtbell 08:43 AM 04-02-2010
Looks like WIS is going to add This TV as a subchannel soon. Weather Plus on 10.2 is running a crawl advising OTA viewers to re-scan their channels on Monday becuase WP is moving to 10.3. Also, thistv.com lists 10.2 as their channel for Columbia.
kevinivey's Avatar kevinivey 08:45 AM 04-02-2010
Not surprised, they can barely broadcast HD for an entire program. Worst of the bunch.
RobSC's Avatar RobSC 04:12 PM 04-02-2010
Yes, WIS used to be the "Tiffany" station in the entire state dominated by their (then) tall tower and strong VHF analog signal. Now their tower is the shortest one in the Columbia market (except for UPN affiliate WZRB) and reception down here is sporadic at best.

Growing up in the days when WOLO was a distant third in the ratings and no ability to receive their signal this far south, it really pleases me that they now have the Columbia market's best signal as well as good local newscasts.
RobSC's Avatar RobSC 04:34 PM 04-02-2010
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

And, as soon as we get FCC approval, we at WOLO-DT will be increasing our ERP (transmitted power) by about 50%.

Thanks Bob, that's great to hear for those of us in the deep fringe areas!
Player2's Avatar Player2 05:04 PM 04-02-2010
Does anyone here use a Tivo box with TWC? If so what are your impressoins of it?

I think the biggest draw back is having to use a cable card and missing out on the on-demand stuff.
stevohdftmill's Avatar stevohdftmill 07:37 AM 04-03-2010
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

And, as soon as we get FCC approval, we at WOLO-DT will be increasing our ERP (transmitted power) by about 50%.

I look forward to watching WOLO go from 80% to 100% in Ft. Mill.
mjb2002's Avatar mjb2002 07:54 AM 04-03-2010
What is it with This TV and Raycom owned stations???

Where I am, WFXG has this tv on its 54.2. Raycom owns WFXG. From what I know, WTOC in Savannah has This TV as one of its digital subchannels -- and you guessed it, WTOC is owned by Raycom.

Now, WIS (another Raycom-owned station) will get This TV. I wonder if there are any stations in this region NOT owned by Raycom that has This TV.
mjb2002's Avatar mjb2002 07:55 AM 04-03-2010
Now, one wonders if Charleston will get a weak signal instead of no signal from WOLO with this increase.
Trip in VA's Avatar Trip in VA 10:07 AM 04-03-2010
This TV affils not owned by Raycom in NC/SC/GA:

WRAL 5-2 Raleigh (owned by Capitol)
WCTI 12-3 New Bern (owned by Bonten)
WXII 12-2 Winston-Salem (owned by Hearst)
WNEG 32-1 Toccoa (owned by University of Georgia or something)
WANN-LD 32-3 Atlanta (owned by Prism)

- Trip
jtbell's Avatar jtbell 08:05 PM 04-03-2010
Hey, when did WACH go widescreen with their 10pm news? I stumbled on it just now while channel surfing. Not HD, but it looks better than what they had before.
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