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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
There is no "35.1", 35 is still analog. When it...

There is no "35.1", 35 is still analog. When it does go digital it will be 16.1 IIRC.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-17-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Oak Tree must have more than one building. ...

Oak Tree must have more than one building. People see "Oak Tree" and immediately think "CC/IHR". If their address was "Summit Park" Salem comes to mind. It's funny how the street addresses became...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-14-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I have Dish too. Whatever WMFD is using to get...

I have Dish too. Whatever WMFD is using to get their signal to the POP has to be low quality. There are times when I can see "judder" - the vertical resolution can't keep up with the action on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-14-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I was there when that "small artifact" was brand...

I was there when that "small artifact" was brand new. It was the STL used for WRDZ. We went AM Stereo thanks to that baby. I don't know if 1100 used that short tower as a backup. In 1989 the main...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-13-2015, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I worked for WRDZ, starting the very 1st day they...

I worked for WRDZ, starting the very 1st day they were on the air. The studio was located in the Charles Smith building in Brecksville, which also happens to be WTAM's transmitter site (as well as...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-07-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I have a 32" Sammy, however I rarely use the OTA...

I have a 32" Sammy, however I rarely use the OTA tuner since I have a Dish Network Joey connected via HDMI. I do have an old omnidirectional saucer antenna hooked to the antenna port but it's just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Yagi's are highly directional, they can be wide...

Yagi's are highly directional, they can be wide band or narrow band (i.e. cut to specific channel). There are Yagi's for nearly every band VHF, UHF, even HF for ham bands. What distinguishes a Yagi...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
For our area "deep fringe" would be Ashtabula...

For our area "deep fringe" would be Ashtabula County among others. In Lake County it depends on your location. If you look at coverage maps of all the local stations at least the western portion of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-01-2015, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I agree, that looks like multipath. In the early...

I agree, that looks like multipath. In the early days of ATSC broadcasting I had a Dish 921 which included an OTA tuner. That 99 watt signal that WVIZ had when they were still on Brookpark Rd. would...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-11-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
IIRC The 2 WJW repeaters are located outside the...

IIRC The 2 WJW repeaters are located outside the DMA, near Alliance in western Columbiana County, but aimed back towards Stark County. I have not heard any news about them lately. I presume they are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I guess I need to learn how to read the map. I...

I guess I need to learn how to read the map. I made my statement based on the contour's near perfect circles. Other stations L-R maps shows where the nulls are (usually as a cardioid shape).

I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-07-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
It appears from the Longly-Rice map that CFPL...

It appears from the Longly-Rice map that CFPL offers no protection at all to WOIO, however WOIO has to protect CFPL.

You may be onto something about using a vertical antenna, however instead of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Unfortunately for our friends in Lake and...

Unfortunately for our friends in Lake and Ashtabula Counties that is not the case. Unlike analog signals, where you can see what is causing interference and adjust your antenna to null out the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-08-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I doubt the ch 24 repeater is receivable in...

I doubt the ch 24 repeater is receivable in Berea, especially in a basement. I can't get it in Parma, even though I do get the other Akron signals (which are blocked to a vast majority of Cuyahoga...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-03-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Hey, somebody needs to reset the clock on this...

Hey, somebody needs to reset the clock on this site! It's still on Daylight Saving Time :rolleyes:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-03-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
"cbs 43"

Heads up!

This Thursday WOIO will be showing the Browns vs. Bengals game from NFL Network. My Dish EPG shows that the regular CBS lineup from 8-10 PM will be carried on WUAB. The 10 O'Clock News...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-03-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Here's the story on WRAP. It began as a "video...

Here's the story on WRAP. It began as a "video jukebox" service "The Box" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Box_%28U.S.%29 . There was a phone number where you could request a certain video for $2. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-27-2014, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Ye olde WXOX

:eek:
I live by the towers. 65 was the crappiest signal of all the LP's here. I actually got a watchable ch 29 out of Akron when I lived in Seven Hills. I watched it in the days leading up to 35...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-09-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
It's DVI-D to HDMI (digital to digital). DVI-I...

It's DVI-D to HDMI (digital to digital). DVI-I is analog, like VGA. VGA to component (RGB) may be your best bet, as its a passive adaptor. VGA to HDMI is an active circuit, as there is an...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
You have no trouble because you are in Twinsburg....

You have no trouble because you are in Twinsburg. The OP is in Willoughby near the lake. Lake & Ashtabula counties get all kinds of interference when skip is up from CFPL.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
OOOH no no! WKYC is Browns preseason games only!...

OOOH no no! WKYC is Browns preseason games only! Away games will be on WOIO except for any Monday or Thursday night games, in which case the OTA game goes to the highest bidder. If you happen to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Yes there is a FOX in Youngstown and there are 2...

Yes there is a FOX in Youngstown and there are 2 ways to get it. In HD on WYFX-LD Rf Ch 19 (low power digital) or in SD on WKBN 27.2 (Rf Ch 41). I get Rf 41 here in Parma with an indoor Silver...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
I do not get charged anything for using *228 opt...

I do not get charged anything for using *228 opt 2. If it's not available where you are you will get a message saying it's not available in your area. That happened to me in south central Kentucky....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-25-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
Do you know about *228? Dial it on your Verizon...

Do you know about *228? Dial it on your Verizon phone and hit option #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . After it updates the number of bars should...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Michael P 2341
The best TV antenna installers are Ham Radio...

The best TV antenna installers are Ham Radio operators. See if you know any or know someone who knows one. While Hams cannot "profit" from their hobby, they may be willing to do side jobs "off the...
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