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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2014, 06:13 AM
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Posted By foxeng
No because the stations broadcast in MPEG2 and...

No because the stations broadcast in MPEG2 and just about all (I think all do but to cover my butt) transcode from MPEG2 to MPEG4. The only way to get "original" is to receive the station OTA. The...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Many times an outage is not planned. Usually a...

Many times an outage is not planned. Usually a scheduled outage happens shortly after midnight, not after the sun comes up.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By foxeng
You are correct. They are transcoding from MPEG2...

You are correct. They are transcoding from MPEG2 to MPEG4 and in the process squishing the heck out of it.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-10-2014, 08:46 AM
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Posted By foxeng
The NFL does not have a "broadcast" arm like...

The NFL does not have a "broadcast" arm like NASCAR. The networks themselves contract out services from a mobile production company. I believe the last time I heard (several years ago so this could...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-08-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By foxeng
The actual process happening is called...

The actual process happening is called "transcoding". You are not encoding and not decoding. It is the same thing as taking an .wav audio file and converting it to MP3. You are taking a file and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Purely a bandwidth issue. The "channel" isn't...

Purely a bandwidth issue. The "channel" isn't wide enough for all those boats!


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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9,237
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Posted By foxeng
I know. I see them when I go to my beach house at...

I know. I see them when I go to my beach house at Atlantic Beach. I carry my D* receiver too so I can watch "other" TV.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-04-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By foxeng
WFMY Greensboro transmits on channel 51.

WFMY Greensboro transmits on channel 51.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-04-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By foxeng
AFD code 1001 fixes that.

AFD code 1001 fixes that.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-04-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Ah! Small markets! Got to love 'em!

Ah! Small markets! Got to love 'em!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 08:08 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Haters just have to hate! :D:D Seriously...

Haters just have to hate! :D:D

Seriously though, FOX seems to be better with the NFL games than MLB. That isn't to say we don't get switched sometimes because we do, but if we do we find out on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By foxeng
DirecTV and Dish use what is called "offset"...

DirecTV and Dish use what is called "offset" dishes, meaning the focal point is not straight on but at an angle. I don't remember exactly, but I somehow remember I heard the DirecTV dishes are around...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By foxeng
For satellite to work you MUST have direct line...

For satellite to work you MUST have direct line of sight with NO obstacles in the path. OTA is not quite THAT bad. The biggest issue with shooting through trees is multipath where the signal bounces...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Welcome gman40. From Oak Ridge, as long as...

Welcome gman40.

From Oak Ridge, as long as you don't live in a hole, OTA is very doable with antenna on the roof. All the local stations operate on UHF now, even though they still identify with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By foxeng
I have read enough of your posts to know how...

I have read enough of your posts to know how knowledgeable you are. "Nuff said.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By foxeng
WGHP was sold, along with 7 other sub 30 market...

WGHP was sold, along with 7 other sub 30 market stations for $1.2 BILLION (with a B). That is why it was done. Plan and simple.

My opinion is if FOX had realized the potential of retrans money in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Not sure which came first, Nielsen moved them...

Not sure which came first, Nielsen moved them after the stations asked, or it is because of the govermnet putting them there for economic reasons and Nielsen followed suit.




It is a move in....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By foxeng
This is the Greensboro market. That is where it...

This is the Greensboro market. That is where it comes from. People outside of the area only see the first city name in the market and use that. They don't drill down any further than that. It was the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By foxeng
I have never seen the newscast, and I have no...

I have never seen the newscast, and I have no insights to what the end game is at WJZY (wish I did for personal reasons), but I have personally worked with and know several of the people on air and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Yeah, I couldn't remember if it was channel 52 or...

Yeah, I couldn't remember if it was channel 52 or 53. I know RAL had one and TVD had the other. I saw the Sigma in operation one night when SBE came to visit. Didn't that transmitter go to a station...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-20-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By foxeng
I didn't know he was still alive. Glad to hear...

I didn't know he was still alive. Glad to hear that!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By foxeng
You found something that NBC says they don't...

You found something that NBC says they don't have. All I know, one of the engineers from the time in an article a few years back stated there was no channel 1 transmitter and there was no...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By foxeng
I can't think of another living booth announcer...

I can't think of another living booth announcer from that time period. He and Bill Wendell were my favorites, even though I liked many others.

So long, Don. We will miss that baritone of yours.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By foxeng
That much is true and no debate there. There are...

That much is true and no debate there. There are no records at RCA nor NBC to prove there ever was a physical channel 1 transmitter associated with WNBT after 1941, and that is the issue. The FCC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 06:48 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Thought I had seen WFMY-FM was on 97.3, not 97.1....

Thought I had seen WFMY-FM was on 97.3, not 97.1. WQMG was actually a new license after WFMY-FM was deleted, an old time WFMY employee told me once.
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