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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2002, 09:04 PM
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Posted By w4guy
It has been a busy year for the engineering...

It has been a busy year for the engineering staff that has the responsibility for three analog stations and three DTV stations. WBFS-DT and WTVX-DT are currently under construction. We expect to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-26-2002, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,349
Posted By w4guy
Dooooo! That's cold!

Dooooo!

That's cold!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-14-2001, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
WFOR DT will be off the air some time after...

WFOR DT will be off the air some time after midnight tonight for the purpose of engineering test. This will allow WFOR engineers to tune the DTV antenna and associated transmission line.

We...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-08-2001, 02:28 PM
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Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
Mark, Our thought is no matter what...

Mark,

Our thought is no matter what decision we make with the upconverted format, there will be a good case for doing it another way. The goal is to provide the best quality picture possible.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-08-2001, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 232
Posted By w4guy
Well, that's accurate and it isn't. The way...

Well, that's accurate and it isn't.

The way the regulation reads is:
If a satellite provider carries one station
in a market they must carry all of them.

At some point the small dish...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-06-2001, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
Frank, WFOR DT has been on the air for a...

Frank,

WFOR DT has been on the air for a while now. We have had viewer reports from Miami Beach since our sign on date, May 1st.

Everything that Dave reported is right on. Try tuning into...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-06-2001, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 232
Posted By w4guy
Quote: Originally posted by imws: ...So why...

Quote:
Originally posted by imws:
...So why are cable companies and small dish DBS firms allowed to compress as heavily as they do?

The FCC needs to step in and require companies that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-01-2001, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 57
Posted By w4guy
>>>I nominate Hardrock to run an...

>>>I nominate Hardrock to run an AVSForum HDTV Schedule<<<

What did he ever do to you? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

W4
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-22-2001, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 342
Posted By w4guy
 Congratulations on your accomplishment! ...


Congratulations on your accomplishment!

I'm often surprised at what viewers can accomplish when they are motivated by the right program material. Assembling an antenna in a South Florida attic...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-10-2001, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By w4guy
We can not verify that WFOR-DT was off of the...

We can not verify that WFOR-DT was off of the air at all since moving to the new antenna.

As many of you have guessed, WFOR has been transmitting from the new antenna since last Friday. I am...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-06-2001, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 57
Posted By w4guy
**************************** **** Set your...

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**** Set your recorder ******
**** Make some pop corn *****
**** Invite the neighbors ***
*****************************

Oh and tell Romy101 to take that lightning...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-06-2001, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 57
Posted By w4guy
Everyone should have better signal levels as of...

Everyone should have better signal levels as of this morning. The tower has been derigged. We are not at high power yet. We have actually LOWERED the power.

Good things will happen soon.

W4
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-26-2001, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By w4guy
If you are located within the Miami Designated...

If you are located within the Miami Designated Market Area, you should have very little difficulty with WFOR-DT reception.

W4
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-25-2001, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 111
Posted By w4guy
WFOR's original target date for high(er) power...

WFOR's original target date for high(er) power on the Main antenna is some time in September.

We are ahead of schedule and should be able to get power into the main antenna by the end of next...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-20-2001, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 352
Posted By w4guy
We have just finalized the measurements for the...

We have just finalized the measurements for the last few sections of transmission line. The parts have been cut to length and are ready to be optimized this week.

The last few sections of line...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2001, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 81
Posted By w4guy
The idea that we can create a null over a...

The idea that we can create a null over a viewers home is
is absurd. It is too difficult to predict where a single null in a pattern will end up.

What we did was create the null then we moved...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-06-2001, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
Yes: Unless we need to power down for the safety...

Yes: Unless we need to power down for the safety of the tower crew.

When the last bolt in the transmission line is torqued properly we will transmit from the new antenna.

There will be a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-06-2001, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
Gentlemen, Please excuse my extended...

Gentlemen,

Please excuse my extended absence from this forum. There has been a lot to keep us busy. As you know we are very close to mounting our DTV antenna. The conditions were not right for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-28-2001, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
Sorry for the trouble guys. We are trying to...

Sorry for the trouble guys. We are trying to resolve a problem with some of the 1st generation receivers.

We'll be finished with this soon.

w4
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-26-2001, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2001, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
Dennis, I can not ignore posts that...

Dennis,

I can not ignore posts that incorrectly state WFOR staff has made mistakes with High Definition Broadcasts.

Point of fact:

WFOR-DT was not off the air due to a mistake on Wednesday...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2001, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 582,799
Posted By w4guy
Quote: Originally posted by rodmanbra: ...

Quote:

Originally posted by rodmanbra:

3) The "other" new station has yet to impress. So far the lowlights are:

a) Still no tech support...so far

b) low power= more stress for all!
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-17-2001, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 115
Posted By w4guy
I Will not be so bold as to claim to have a...

I Will not be so bold as to claim to have a solution to BRA's problem.

However, I may have a remedy for BRA's receiver interference.

It may be that one of the receiver's local oscillators is...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-11-2001, 05:58 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,488
Posted By w4guy
Quote: Originally posted by hardrock: w4guy,...

Quote:
Originally posted by hardrock:
w4guy,

I see you're now using a 14:9 stretch and crop.

We just wanted to see what it looked like on rear projection monitors.

I like the 16x9 better.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-10-2001, 09:49 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,488
Posted By w4guy
Quote: Originally posted by hardrock: w4guy,...

Quote:
Originally posted by hardrock:
w4guy,

****** LIPSYNC ******

I have a Dish 6000 STB. The lipsync problems appeared to a lesser degree tonight during CSI than on Tuesday with Judging...
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