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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2015, 11:00 AM
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Per my previous post regarding the strange up and...

Per my previous post regarding the strange up and down audio levels on WTTV/WTTK, I noticed the same issue while watching the Ohio State/Michigan basketball game from CBS early Sunday afternoon. Am...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2015, 05:47 AM
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Here's another little bright spot for the staff...

Here's another little bright spot for the staff at WISH-TV. In Tuesday night's national TV ratings, CW was in 5th place while NBC was in 6th place! Univision was 4th. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-16-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Thanks for the info, UND Irish, and welcome to...

Thanks for the info, UND Irish, and welcome to AVS Forum. I tried a search yesterday but nothing came up, including this informative article from the IBJ.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2015, 02:32 PM
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I've been curious about the same, IndyJeff, but I...

I've been curious about the same, IndyJeff, but I haven't heard nor read anything relating to it. Many markets like Fort Wayne, Orlando and Nashville have local newspapers with actual reporters that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-11-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Yes, while driving US 41 a few months ago I...

Yes, while driving US 41 a few months ago I noticed that the WAWV (previously WFXW & WBAK) tower just south and a little west of WTWO was gone. It wasn't needed now that WAWV is using the WTWO...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2015, 09:29 AM
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Posted By goldrich
I was curious about the status of three DTV...

I was curious about the status of three DTV America stations in Indiana (W35CY-D, Lafayette; W15CZ-D, Marion; W28DZ-D, Terre Haute), and specifically wanted to determine whether they are currently on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2015, 07:01 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Per this post regarding the Super Bowl telecast...

Per this post regarding the Super Bowl telecast on WTHR (NBC), I see that while I was away from Indiana nothing has changed at Channel 13.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Another thought for you. If you have ever...

Another thought for you. If you have ever experimented with UHF reception, you already know how critical antenna placement can be. Moving the antenna even 2-3 inches can sometimes be the difference...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Here's the reply from Rick Poling, the RF...

Here's the reply from Rick Poling, the RF engineer for WTTV/WTTK/WXIN:

"Get the antenna out of the attic. He’s probably getting high-channel attenuation from his roofing materials.

If it’s...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2015, 01:36 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Yes, WXIN 59 and WTTK 29 share a combo antenna...

Yes, WXIN 59 and WTTK 29 share a combo antenna atop the WXIN tower. I'm not sure why you are having an issue receiving 59. I did forward your post to an engineer at the station and I'll be glad to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By goldrich
For several months I've noticed a strange audio...

For several months I've noticed a strange audio issue from WTTV/WTTK with certain syndicated shows, like "The Big Bang Theory." I've noticed it with straight 2-channel stereo HDTVs and the CECBs,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2015, 03:00 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Robert, I don't know how far you are from the...

Robert, I don't know how far you are from the local transmitting towers, most of which are on Indy's northwest side, but multipath might be your issue. If so, it's actually a problem from too much...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-12-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Very good news for the new WTTV/CBS4. So far, I...

Very good news for the new WTTV/CBS4. So far, I haven't seen any local market (Indy) numbers, which should be huge.

“THE NFL ON CBS” BROADCAST OF INDIANAPOLIS’S WIN OVER DENVER IS...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-06-2015, 09:01 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Trip, I agree with much of your assessment...

Trip, I agree with much of your assessment regarding HD bitrates, but I still think that eyeballs watching the display screen of the broadcast can make a better determination over numbers. Yes, some...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-06-2015, 08:06 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Just wanted to make sure other readers knew that...

Just wanted to make sure other readers knew that ThisTV was recently moved from WTTV/WTTK to sister WXIN. In fact, my mind must have been thinking Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol about 4:45 this morning...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Nat, the last I checked, Sea Hunt and Highway...

Nat, the last I checked, Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol, which I enjoy watching early morning sometimes, are on ThisTV now on WXIN 59-3. WTTV 4.2/WTTK 29.2 is featuring a mix of independent programming...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By goldrich
For those of us who prefer plenty of bandwidth...

For those of us who prefer plenty of bandwidth for good HD picture quality (Hello, IndyJeff!!!) WTTV (WTTK) doesn't plan to step up 4.2 and 29.2 to HD. Per an engineer at WTTV/WTTK, "CBS requires...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-04-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By goldrich
I'm still debating that aspect of the game. It...

I'm still debating that aspect of the game. It does look quite good but I've seen some fast motion issues a few times. It certainly looks much better than the playoff game on WTHR last night.

I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-19-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Effort To Promote OTA TV Takes Shape The...

Effort To Promote OTA TV Takes Shape

The article mentions "station groups like Dispatch Broadcast Group," which includes WTHR-13.

"The campaign to raise awareness of OTA television will last a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Yes, Chris. Here's a part of an earlier...

Yes, Chris. Here's a part of an earlier Indianapolis Star article.

"6. How strong is the WTTV signal? For viewers who rely on capturing over-the-air transmission through digital TV antennas,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2014, 06:01 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson, Chris Wright to anchor...

Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson, Chris Wright to anchor WTTV evening news

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/11/12/debby-knox-bob-donaldson-chris-wright-anchor-wttv-evening-news/18916117/
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-27-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By goldrich
Some interesting tropo reception in the Indy area...

Some interesting tropo reception in the Indy area this morning:

WRBL 15 COLUMBUS, GA 531 mi 172 deg last in: Mon Oct 27 08:02:23 2014
WSB 39 ATLANTA, GA 437 mi 168 deg last in: Mon Oct 27...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-25-2014, 06:29 AM
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Posted By goldrich
In addition to WTTV 4-2 and WTTK 29-2 airing...

In addition to WTTV 4-2 and WTTK 29-2 airing "THIS TV" it is now on WXIN 59-3, too. On WXIN it comes up "ThisTV." WTTV and WTTK will need enough bandwidth to do HD on -1 for CBS and -2 for CW on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-13-2014, 12:38 PM
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Posted By goldrich
IndyJeff, good idea but it wouldn't serve any...

IndyJeff, good idea but it wouldn't serve any purpose since we've been discussing the same issue for years. Apparently viewers in this area enjoy watching blocks of pixels on the screen (snapshot...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-11-2014, 05:38 PM
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Posted By goldrich
Using the snapshot feature of a Hauppauge...

Using the snapshot feature of a Hauppauge WinTV/aero-m DTV tuner (OTA) via the USB port on my laptop computer, I've posted pics from today's college football games from WTHR and WISH. The pics were...
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