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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-16-2016, 02:03 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
What's easier than deflecting all the blame and...

What's easier than deflecting all the blame and attention to the other party?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-16-2016, 01:55 PM
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It is generally the broadcasters who approach the...

It is generally the broadcasters who approach the cable/satellite carriers. The broadcasters know they have access to less than 20% of the potential audience OTA. The only reason a cable/sat carrier...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-10-2016, 05:08 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
It appears to be still active, but there does not...

It appears to be still active, but there does not seem to be much action in the file since the 2009 filing. You might be able to poke around here:
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Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2016, 07:30 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
It's more than a little early to worry about...

It's more than a little early to worry about this. It won't be happening for years or decades. And based on what I've read here and elsewhere any conversion to 3.0 will coexist with existing ATSC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-25-2016, 03:34 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
At the time, WTAJ was having transmitter and HD...

At the time, WTAJ was having transmitter and HD tech issues- and so ABB was able to pick up KDKA temporarily. Within days of WTAJ getting things squared away, KDKA was removed. IIRC is was only a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2016, 06:21 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
They're pretty much the same. In the early days...

They're pretty much the same. In the early days of live TV, it was common for stations to rent out their live trucks when needed, especially within their corporate group. WTAJ has been owned by...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2016, 12:22 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
I receive WTAJ and ABC23 from Altoona from my...

I receive WTAJ and ABC23 from Altoona from my location in suburban Johnstown. It helps to have a clean northeastern viewpoint. Much of Westmont and Richland areas are positioned to get those stations...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-27-2016, 04:49 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
It's up to WTAJ to negotiate an appropriate fee...

It's up to WTAJ to negotiate an appropriate fee with ABB to carry those channels. ABB can't unilaterally decide to carry a broadcast signal.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-14-2016, 07:46 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
It's up to the stations to negotiate a carriage...

It's up to the stations to negotiate a carriage agreement with the cable company. Usually the hang up is over how much the station wants to charge the cable operator to carry. And usually those...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-14-2016, 07:31 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
The GRIT deal would likely involve the end of the...

The GRIT deal would likely involve the end of the contract with WJAC before WTAJ would pick it up.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-16-2016, 05:50 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
ABB can add channels easily, from a technical...

ABB can add channels easily, from a technical perspective. The difficulty, as always, involves contract negotiations between the cable company and the broadcasters.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-10-2016, 05:46 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
ABB sent an email indicating they are doing some...

ABB sent an email indicating they are doing some reconfiguration and to expect some brief overnight outages over the next couple nights. Multiple HD channels appear bit-starved over the past week or...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-02-2016, 03:26 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
And on Saturday 4/30, it showed up in SD on...

And on Saturday 4/30, it showed up in SD on channel 79.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2016, 12:21 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
I've made several lists over the years, but with...

I've made several lists over the years, but with ABB adding, deleting, and moving channels with some frequency, it's hard to keep up. You might try using an online guide and identify by what program...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-14-2016, 06:35 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
No 702 either. Many of the SD channels in the...

No 702 either. Many of the SD channels in the upper tier 100-299 also have HD sister channels.
The TiVo message system announced the new channels are available but neglected to mention the delay in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-14-2016, 06:03 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Atlantic Broadband has just lit up a bunch of HD...

Atlantic Broadband has just lit up a bunch of HD channels. No programming yet. It appears nearly every SD channel now has an HD version. Notable exceptions, Local 9, Gov 14, PCN, WPSU World, EWTN,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-22-2016, 01:12 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
I'm not hearing it either (via ABB TiVo).

I'm not hearing it either (via ABB TiVo).
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-22-2016, 10:54 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
No, both are HD, at least last time I checked.

No, both are HD, at least last time I checked.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-22-2016, 10:45 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
WWCP has both Fox and ABC feeds in HD. WPGH needs...

WWCP has both Fox and ABC feeds in HD. WPGH needs only feed Fox in HD. The bandwidth is already stretched thin for WWCP's three program streams.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2016, 01:22 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
I wonder if that might have been an unintended...

I wonder if that might have been an unintended consequence of prepping for the new HD channels (a connector gets knocked loose, a power supply is unplugged, etc).
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-08-2016, 04:19 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
My TiVO devices exhibit no such symptoms this...

My TiVO devices exhibit no such symptoms this evening.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2016, 09:03 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
That's a substantial shuffling of bandwidth,...

That's a substantial shuffling of bandwidth, still it's been more than a week. I guess we continue to wait.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-18-2016, 09:07 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Not all that impressive. There are stations in...

Not all that impressive. There are stations in other cities running a half dozen subchannels. What it means is more of the glitches and dropouts that have been mentioned in this thread from time to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-02-2015, 01:34 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Johnstown, PA - HDTV

I do understand, and even though WWCP and WATM are under different ownership, so long as they maintain their joint management agreement, there is no basis for them to seek a translator.. nor are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-02-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Why would a broadcaster give up a full power...

Why would a broadcaster give up a full power television channel and trade it for a translator? FOX wants their HD programming to look as good as possible and that means allocating the majority of...
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