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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-02-2016, 08:34 AM
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Won't be increasing coverage since we are already...

Won't be increasing coverage since we are already at the max power the FCC allows on UHF, 1 million watts, but new technology could make an iffy signal more stable. Most people won't see any...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-23-2016, 01:37 PM
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For those OTA, I hope to have my new transmitter...

For those OTA, I hope to have my new transmitter on the air by Christmas. Now that would be a nice Christmas present since I didn't ask for it. But I didn't turn it down. No sir!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-06-2016, 11:57 AM
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If you are having issues with multiple channels...

If you are having issues with multiple channels all in the same direction, it isn't with the stations. You may have antenna issue or you are getting local interference in that direction or since you...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2016, 11:05 AM
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Cord cutting is becoming very popular around...

Cord cutting is becoming very popular around here. Hear about it all the time. It seems from the calls I take, TWC is not well liked.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-23-2016, 09:00 AM
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Hi lebrimal, Welcome to the area. The VHF...

Hi lebrimal,

Welcome to the area. The VHF antenna will probably not do you much good since there are only two VHF Hi stations you might be able to pick up, WTVD 11 in Raleigh and WSET 13 in Lynch,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2016, 08:48 PM
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If you are on Time-Warner and have lost WGHP and...

If you are on Time-Warner and have lost WGHP and WXII, you need to contact TWC. They will say it isn't their problem, but it is. You have to just push back. The CSRs appear to not know even though I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-18-2016, 01:17 PM
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Posted By foxeng
If I understand what I am reading in the trades,...

If I understand what I am reading in the trades, the 126 MHz did not get the amount of money they needed and they have started another round for 105 MHz I believe it is. At this point, it is anyone's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2016, 09:42 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Auction Net Inches Over $10 Billion ...

Auction Net Inches Over $10 Billion

Net proceeds reflect $500 million in discounts August 18, 2016
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2016, 08:49 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Viewers Stocked Up on Channel Master Antennas...

Viewers Stocked Up on Channel Master Antennas Ahead of Olympics

Company reports 1,200 percent increase in TV antenna sales August 12, 2016 ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2016, 08:21 AM
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The Lip-Sync Problem That Won’t Go Away! ...

The Lip-Sync Problem That Won’t Go Away!

There is no single fix for this one August 8, 2016
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 12:43 PM
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Posted By foxeng
A dipole would work if you can get it high...

A dipole would work if you can get it high enough. If the RCA rabbit ears you linked to is what you are using, then you basically have a folded dipole now. That is what the loop is. It is the UHF...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 08:03 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Being in Jamestown, I don't think you will ever...

Being in Jamestown, I don't think you will ever get satisfactory results with an indoor rabbit ear type antenna of any kind.

When people contact me about antennas, I steer them away as best I can...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 07:56 AM
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Posted By foxeng
I would hope they would do that, but I won't hold...

I would hope they would do that, but I won't hold my breath. They had said at the start of DTV that they would make receivers that would be upgradable to any new software protocol as well and as we...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-08-2016, 03:01 PM
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There is no backward compatibility with ATSC3.0...

There is no backward compatibility with ATSC3.0 and non is planned. Broadcasters have asked manufacturers to not stop MPEG2 development just yet for that very reason.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-08-2016, 11:56 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Not necessarily. With the updated MPEG2 encoders...

Not necessarily. With the updated MPEG2 encoders coming out, you can put 6 or 8 SD channels on one transmitter, and 3 HD channels on another.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-05-2016, 02:05 PM
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Posted By foxeng
The cord cutters I am talking to still want OTA...

The cord cutters I am talking to still want OTA for news and weather and live sports that they can get. The rest of the time they are happy with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.

There is talk...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-03-2016, 12:30 PM
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Posted By foxeng
A few years ago I MIGHT have been inclined to...

A few years ago I MIGHT have been inclined to agree. But with the current cord cutting that going on, OTA may not be completely dead.

One thing about it, TV as we know it will be much different in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-02-2016, 12:41 PM
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Posted By foxeng
The number of sharing will depend on how many...

The number of sharing will depend on how many stations have to repack. A number still unknown as of today.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-15-2016, 08:47 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Survey: 17 Percent of U.S. Households Are...

Survey: 17 Percent of U.S. Households Are OTA-Only

And then... the repack



July 13, 2016 ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2016, 08:39 AM
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Posted By foxeng
And from a man who would know first hand. Thanks...

And from a man who would know first hand. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2016, 04:55 PM
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Posted By foxeng
That is an unknown at this point. ATSC 1.0 uses...

That is an unknown at this point. ATSC 1.0 uses 8VSB. ATSC 3.0 uses OFDM. OFDM is more robust. Don't know about the other test stations, but WRAL-EX (experimental) is classified as LP in the FCC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2016, 12:52 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Instead of using 8VSB for modulation, ATSC 3.0...

Instead of using 8VSB for modulation, ATSC 3.0 uses OFDM for modulation. Depending on the power, it very well could be "better at penetrating buildings" because the modulation type is more robust...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-29-2016, 02:51 PM
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Posted By foxeng
WRAL begins broadcasting in next-gen TV...

WRAL begins broadcasting in next-gen TV technology
By WRAL.com - Jun. 29, 2016

Raleigh, N.C. — WRAL-TV on Wednesday became the first commercially-licensed television station to broadcast its...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-29-2016, 02:49 PM
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Posted By foxeng
TV Notes WRAL begins broadcasting in next-gen...

TV Notes
WRAL begins broadcasting in next-gen TV technology
By WRAL.com - Jun. 29, 2016

Raleigh, N.C. — WRAL-TV on Wednesday became the first commercially-licensed television station to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-10-2016, 08:38 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Remember tronc owns no broadcast stations now and...

Remember tronc owns no broadcast stations now and TEGNA owns no print media now. Tribune Media and tronc are now two separate companies as is Gannett (the printing side) and TEGNA (the broadcast...
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