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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By veedon
If WGN Channel 9 in Chicago were to drop its CW...

If WGN Channel 9 in Chicago were to drop its CW affiliation, where would it get its programming from? Would it go back to being an independent station? Would the programming become similar to what...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17,460
Views: 1,598,798
Posted By veedon
I like the proposal. It allows the new KVNV to be...

I like the proposal. It allows the new KVNV to be Channel 3 for all of its OTA viewers while still allowing WFSB and KYW to be Channel 3 both OTA and on cable systems in areas where those stations...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 08:17 PM
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Posted By veedon
But most of the Me-TV affiliates in large markets...

But most of the Me-TV affiliates in large markets have other networks as their primary affiliation and only carry Me-TV as a secondary affiliation, on a subchannel. These two stations are trying...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By veedon
The complaints were not about E/I programming....

The complaints were not about E/I programming. The station was running some kind of local variety show on Sunday nights, and some of the complainers wanted to see the Me-TV programming instead.
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By veedon
Or just anyone who wants to remember the good old...

Or just anyone who wants to remember the good old days when the Democrats could crush the Republicans in four straight presidential elections, take full control of Congress, and then win a fifth...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,365
Views: 1,004,330
Posted By veedon
I'm surprised that county and municipal...

I'm surprised that county and municipal governments don't regulate antenna installations, charge an inspection fee, and require that only certified, qualified installers do the work. Maybe it's time...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17,460
Views: 1,598,798
Posted By veedon
Why are they having so much trouble launching? It...

Why are they having so much trouble launching? It can't just be the need to wait for the FCC's decision on a virtual channel number, can it? Maybe the company just underestimated the time it would...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-14-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 598,159
Posted By veedon
Until the NFL stops giving a free ride to...

Until the NFL stops giving a free ride to criminals, the fewer games the better.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 598,159
Posted By veedon
The article says "Jerry Kent, chairman and CEO of...

The article says "Jerry Kent, chairman and CEO of Suddenlink Communications said“We need flexibility of working with programmers to deliver lower-priced tiers,” durring a panel at June’s 2014 Cable...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11,365
Views: 1,004,330
Posted By veedon
I could be wrong about this, but I don't think...

I could be wrong about this, but I don't think the NFL is directly in the broadcasting business or in the business of producing the telecasts. I think that is done by the broadcast networks.

I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By veedon
According to rabbitears.info, WYFF, an NBC...

According to rabbitears.info, WYFF, an NBC affiliate, has a translator W11AH-D on RF11 serving the Tryon area, and your TVFool report does show that you have line-of-sight to that translator, but the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 598,159
Posted By veedon
Traffic is a bear everywhere. In SF they had deer...

Traffic is a bear everywhere. In SF they had deer on the Golden Gate Bridge, and in the NYC area, the governor of NJ had some henchmen shut down some lanes on the GW Bridge for a "traffic study".
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-08-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15,334
Views: 1,572,472
Posted By veedon
When I hear "Sun Belt", I immediately think of...

When I hear "Sun Belt", I immediately think of the mountains of western North Carolina. And when I hear "Atlantic Coast Conference", I immediately think of Louisville down by the banks of the Ohio....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11,365
Views: 1,004,330
Posted By veedon
But apparently those channels have a loyal...

But apparently those channels have a loyal following and make a ton of money for the corporations that own them.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17,460
Views: 1,598,798
Posted By veedon
OK, so Cozi puts the pillar bars into its feed....

OK, so Cozi puts the pillar bars into its feed. But suppose that you're 60, 70, or 80 years old and know nothing at all about aspect ratios other than that there is a button that you can press that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11,365
Views: 1,004,330
Posted By veedon
Well, maybe they could scuttle that dinghy with...

Well, maybe they could scuttle that dinghy with the 19 kids and counting, and they could put the Kardashians into dry dock.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15,334
Views: 1,572,472
Posted By veedon
I think they will be showing some Conference USA...

I think they will be showing some Conference USA teams, so maybe ECU fans will be interested in that. But I'm wondering how much the station is trying to appeal to transplants from the Northeast.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11,365
Views: 1,004,330
Posted By veedon
That's a good analogy. I was thinking of the...

That's a good analogy. I was thinking of the waterway as being analogous to a RF channel. (Each station has 6MHz to work with, right?) And the ships moving through the waterway would be the various...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17,460
Views: 1,598,798
Posted By veedon
Some people say that those old standard...

Some people say that those old standard definition shows really should be displayed as 4:3, that any attempt to convert them to 16:9 distorts the image too much. I have mixed feelings about it. For...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15,334
Views: 1,572,472
Posted By veedon
I think I misread the original post. WTVD is...

I think I misread the original post. WTVD is apparently not on that tower, so even with WLFL included, there is an antenna unaccounted for. The post said that four of the six antennas were in use.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15,334
Views: 1,572,472
Posted By veedon
How could I forget them? They even brought us...

How could I forget them? They even brought us Villanova football yesterday. Quite a game.
And WRDC featured the Rhode Island Rams. How's that for knowing the local market?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11,365
Views: 1,004,330
Posted By veedon
Hey, California makes some good olive oil now....

Hey, California makes some good olive oil now. Buy American!
On a more serious note, though, doesn't the available bandwidth make a difference?
If you have to pass through a channel as narrow as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15,334
Views: 1,572,472
Posted By veedon
What is the sixth antenna on that tower? You...

What is the sixth antenna on that tower? You mentioned five of the antennas (WNCN, WRAL, WRAZ, WTVD, and the old Channel 55 antenna that was just removed), but what is the sixth antenna, which is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 598,159
Posted By veedon
Well, there's choice and then there's choice, and...

Well, there's choice and then there's choice, and the choices available to people who want to completely shun any kind of pay TV service are becoming fewer and fewer. Antenna installers are rarer...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 598,159
Posted By veedon
If a station invokes "must carry", then it loses...

If a station invokes "must carry", then it loses any right to negotiate for retransmission consent payments. I know that some people don't like the whole idea of retransmission consent and think that...
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