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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Stations do it all the time. The issue comes up...

Stations do it all the time. The issue comes up on which game goes on which channel and all depends on the contract. We carry ACC football and the first year we had it, FOX had college ball on at the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2015, 06:35 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Why wouldn't they?

Why wouldn't they?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Don't you have a spare AJA FS-1?

Don't you have a spare AJA FS-1?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-24-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By foxeng
P does come after I! :D

P does come after I! :D
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11,500
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Posted By foxeng
And remember, Antenna TV as all the others have...

And remember, Antenna TV as all the others have dubbed programs and movies in to a file playback system so once it is in the system, if there are glitches and hiccups, they are there for the life of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-11-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By foxeng
I think those shows were recorded on 1 inch tape...

I think those shows were recorded on 1 inch tape and then I am sure sometime along they way they have been transferred to another format at least once, maybe twice and that doesn't help either. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11,500
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Posted By foxeng
Sure is quiet around here. This has to be the...

Sure is quiet around here. This has to be the quietest medium size market thread of all. Can't believe all this THAT well! That sure is pushing the karma!!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 728,779
Posted By foxeng
I think UNC still has 5 channels on TWC but...

I think UNC still has 5 channels on TWC but hasn't had 5 OTA channels in over 10 years.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2015, 11:57 AM
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Posted By foxeng
For some reason TiVo continues to use data from...

For some reason TiVo continues to use data from 2009/10 along with current data. Whichever one that works, use it. If the WGHPDT and WGHPDT2 works, have that as your primary. The data labeled WGHPSTA...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 728,779
Posted By foxeng
If a station uses the ESPN feed, ESPN usually...

If a station uses the ESPN feed, ESPN usually only allows SD for OTA. If another vender is providing a feed, then it is whatever the contract states between the two venders. I have no idea what that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9,387
Views: 728,779
Posted By foxeng
If the game is on ESPN, ESPN will only allow an...

If the game is on ESPN, ESPN will only allow an OTA SD. There is your fail.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By foxeng
Rule number 1, don't use an indoor antenna. You...

Rule number 1, don't use an indoor antenna. You now know the reasons why. If you can get an antenna outside, even on a deck or balcony, you will have superior reception to any of those indoor...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-12-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10,877
Views: 1,032,825
Posted By foxeng
Sounds like they have the video signal path in...

Sounds like they have the video signal path in place but the receiver is either not validated or doesn't have a signal in it.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-11-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11,500
Views: 1,025,199
Posted By foxeng
It appears the encoder for 8.3 was starting to...

It appears the encoder for 8.3 was starting to die. We have a replacement that should be here on Thursday. We will stay on our backup until then.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11,500
Views: 1,025,199
Posted By foxeng
For those of you are experiencing the audio issue...

For those of you are experiencing the audio issue on This8.3, please give a listen and let me know. I think I may have an encoder about to go belly up. Our new encoder at that. Infant mortality. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11,500
Views: 1,025,199
Posted By foxeng
There is something going on. Not sure what. It is...

There is something going on. Not sure what. It is only on a very small number of receivers. None of the receivers we have here are doing it but I have heard from another engineer on a cable system is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 641,067
Posted By foxeng
We do a 3 hour block from 4-7pm. 6:30 part beats...

We do a 3 hour block from 4-7pm. 6:30 part beats CBS Evening News quite a bit.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11,500
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Posted By foxeng
The splicer does its own stat muxing so we are...

The splicer does its own stat muxing so we are not using the stat mux in the encoder to keep the two from fighting each other and accidentally shutting down a stream! That is static and there is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 641,067
Posted By foxeng
You will play hell on getting the local stations...

You will play hell on getting the local stations to give up the time. They are probably making more money with syndication at 6:30 than giving up the time to a network. This is one of the main...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11,500
Views: 1,025,199
Posted By foxeng
As far as the transfers, I have seen some slates...

As far as the transfers, I have seen some slates with tranfer dates from the 1980's for the transfer masters. It costs money to retransfer and if the show is not widely being shown, they don't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 641,067
Posted By foxeng
With FNC making the most profit of any division...

With FNC making the most profit of any division for the 21st Century-FOX, it doesn't make much sense to do a network news. One or the other would suffer and it isn't financially worth it to create...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 641,067
Posted By foxeng
Nationally NBC Nightly News is the highest rated...

Nationally NBC Nightly News is the highest rated network newscast even if it isn't in Charlotte, even though all 6:30 network newscasts are nowhere near the numbers of even a decade ago. Which is one...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 641,067
Posted By foxeng
4K is not the mass future that the manufacturers...

4K is not the mass future that the manufacturers want people to think. It is all personal, what you can hold in your hand and take with you. Most 20 somethings do not even own a TV now or watch...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,025,199
Posted By foxeng
First question is, where in Greensboro are you?...

First question is, where in Greensboro are you? The TVFool just says Greensboro.

With an outdoor antenna, all the local stations are very doable. From Greensboro all the stations you list are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 641,067
Posted By foxeng
Some people change news stations with the change...

Some people change news stations with the change of anchors. Many times content or presentation have little to do with it, unfortunately. A lead into or out of will drive ratings. Viewing public...
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