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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-11-2001, 07:41 AM
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Posted By ar234
" "Almost unnoticeable"??? Geez, have your...

" "Almost unnoticeable"??? Geez, have your prescription checked lately? Is everyone
in your life short and fat like they used to look on WFOR? "

No, perharps YOU ARE and are therefore sensitized...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-11-2001, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By ar234
So. Florida viewers ple vote on your preference...

So. Florida viewers ple vote on your preference for WFOR upconverts : whether you prefer the previous stretch to 16:9......or the present 4:3 inside the 16:9

Since this comes down to a personal...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-10-2001, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 577,110
Posted By ar234
Hello W4, Back in May we had many...

Hello W4,

Back in May we had many discussions on the forum about stretch vs. none, and I think the viewer vote went with stretch and you implemented it.

Did something change to go to non-s?
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-17-2001, 08:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 326
Posted By ar234
WPBT 76 WFOR 74 WSVN 70 WPLG 80 With...

WPBT 76
WFOR 74
WSVN 70
WPLG 80

With amplified uhf/vhf ant in attic, all very solid.

Note: I had to endlessly mess with ant position to get all stations(with WPLG and WFOR the hardest to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-14-2001, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By ar234
Unfortunately it looks like FOX has proven to...

Unfortunately it looks like FOX has proven to the NFL that the SuperBowl in HD is a "dont care" with the fans.
Even out of this forum practically ZERO feedback went back to the NFL.
I understand...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-02-2001, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 35
Posted By ar234
Bottom line is that CBS does not have the SB...

Bottom line is that CBS does not have the SB this year, so their HD coverage of games will, by omission of the #1 event, be light years different from last year.
The objective should be to apply...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-25-2001, 08:34 AM
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Views: 577,110
Posted By ar234
W4GUY, Appreciate all WFOR engineering...

W4GUY,

Appreciate all WFOR engineering staff has done/overcome to bring HD to SF....even going thru the expense of a temp setup for a few months.

I will buy you plus 2 coworkers lunch at your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2001, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 577,110
Posted By ar234
What a wonderful experience last nite....to have...

What a wonderful experience last nite....to have a choice between 3 HD OTA Shows!!

OK, only between 10 and 11PM; but it was great to "HDsurf" for a bit. The shape of things to come.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-19-2001, 09:55 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 1,205
Posted By ar234
I could not pick up WPBT-DT since sometime...

I could not pick up WPBT-DT since sometime yesterday(Friday)

Called station and was told they are on the air right now....anybody else having problems?

Was getting a solid 70 BER before.

tks
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-14-2001, 12:18 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 1,205
Posted By ar234
Sorry, I meant 18 and 18-3.

Sorry, I meant 18 and 18-3.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-14-2001, 12:10 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 1,205
Posted By ar234
Thanks for the heads up! Clicked on 22 and...

Thanks for the heads up!

Clicked on 22 and what a beautifull picture, BER about 68 in Davie.
Occasional short breakup, great that it came right in.
My set shows it as channel "22-3"

I hope...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-03-2001, 05:26 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,348
Posted By ar234
Ed, As another actual SF viewer-----I also...

Ed,

As another actual SF viewer-----I also want a "no sidepanel" solution.

The present stretch looks OK, has my vote.

Can we please have just actual local viewers post on this issue, this...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2001, 09:40 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,348
Posted By ar234
YES! Picture and all! WOW the 16:9 District...

YES! Picture and all! WOW the 16:9 District material is FANTASTIC> Even the 4:3 soap opera(upconverted?) looks pretty good.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2001, 09:26 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,348
Posted By ar234
YES! Confirming the signal, blank screen...

YES!

Confirming the signal, blank screen with flashes of green. Pops and clicks with the dolby flag on.

SN jumping all over at 25 to 47.

Oscar
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2001, 08:12 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,348
Posted By ar234
Great HD picture! Thank you WFOR Staff for the...

Great HD picture! Thank you WFOR Staff for the last minute push to make it happen!

Note: I'm putting in my vote for full screen--the upconverts also look great, blows away WPLG.

s/n 45-60 in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-30-2001, 08:01 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,348
Posted By ar234
Agreed, Tarzan last nite was pretty good...

Agreed, Tarzan last nite was pretty good visually, I also received only LF and RF audio with 5.1 encoding.
This is common to a lot of ABC movies, maybe Armagedon tonite will be "real 5.1". Every...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-27-2001, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By ar234
When I get close to the RPTV, I can clearly see...

When I get close to the RPTV, I can clearly see what looks like very fine falling snow, specially against faces or stationary backgrounds.
Some scenes seem to have more than others.
I m wondering...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-23-2001, 03:57 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 3,348
Posted By ar234
Email update of a couple days ago from Neil at...

Email update of a couple days ago from Neil at WPBT:

>Nothing new to report yet. Timetable has been moved back to third quarter
>of 2001 for launch.

I believe/hope CBS/WFOR will come thru...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-14-2001, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 54
Posted By ar234
We can do more than hope this happens by...

We can do more than hope this happens by itself......join me in writing to him and ASK for it:
ABC, Inc.
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521

A few paper letters to a key decision maker...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-08-2001, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 182
Posted By ar234
WOW! Thank you Bob Ross! I eagerly await CBS...

WOW! Thank you Bob Ross!
I eagerly await CBS HD.
FYI I visited NYC 2 weeks ago and took the NBC Studio Tour, the Tourguide showed us the control room(through the glass) and started proudly saying...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-02-2001, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By ar234
Apologies, I had seen the 61HDX98B on Sale at...

Apologies, I had seen the 61HDX98B on Sale at Brandsmart for $2999 about 2 weeks ago, when I saw the $1999 add last Sunday, I called and some idiot over there told me it was the Hitachi price...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-28-2001, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By ar234
The 61HDX98B is on sale at Brandsmart for $1999!...

The 61HDX98B is on sale at Brandsmart for $1999!
This is a fully integrated set(DirectTV & OTA)using DTC100 guts.
I have one, this is a fantastic price for a set with an impressive picture....
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2001, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By ar234
Not a good consumer experience...... If you...

Not a good consumer experience......

If you used a credit card you can certainly refuse the charge and negociate from there.....I'm shure they will be calling you when the credit company pulls...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-10-2001, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 169
Posted By ar234
I did get a nice letter response from John...

I did get a nice letter response from John Bak/Chief Engineer at WSVN, basically told me that they have not YET purchased the equipment for passing thru the 16:9 480p FOX stuff......that was in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2001, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 110
Posted By ar234
Actually the Hitachi 61HDX98B, 16:9 integrated...

Actually the Hitachi 61HDX98B, 16:9 integrated HDTV is $2999 at local Brandsmarts.
I have one and very happy with it, very bright picture which I needed due to room where it is at.
My side to side...
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