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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2015, 02:24 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
The Gaston County system mentioned above may have...

The Gaston County system mentioned above may have been the system serving unincorporated areas of Gaston County, other than those areas served by Charter's predecessors. My mother subscribed to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2015, 01:05 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
My first cable service in my name was with Jones...

My first cable service in my name was with Jones Intercable in Olathe, KS (Independence, MO headend) on a 37-channel, 300 MHz all-coax system. A fiber-optic overlay and upgrade effectively doubled...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
I believe Jones Intercable served Kings Mountain,...

I believe Jones Intercable served Kings Mountain, a portion of which is in Gaston County. Jones Intercable sold that system a number of years before Glenn Jones sold the company to Comcast, and the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
Thanks, I got those two mixed up. I was only in...

Thanks, I got those two mixed up. I was only in northern VA for a few months in 1989 before moving to KC. Hopefully I've got my facts straight concerning the KC area systems...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
When my family first subscribed to cable TV...

When my family first subscribed to cable TV around 1980 or so, the local cable system used one of these converters:
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
Channel 28, WGTB-CD, is owned by Victory...

Channel 28, WGTB-CD, is owned by Victory Christian Center of Charlotte.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2015, 01:34 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
Channel 28 broadcasts from the Fox tower on Old...

Channel 28 broadcasts from the Fox tower on Old Willis School Road north of Dallas and from the tower on Hood Road.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-08-2015, 03:37 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
The whole process of each of the TWC systems...

The whole process of each of the TWC systems going all-digital is sure going in slo-mo compared to Charter, which converted the system in my area in a single overnight 19 months ago.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-08-2015, 01:28 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
That'll free up your TV's tuner for tuning into...

That'll free up your TV's tuner for tuning into local broadcast channels, too.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-31-2015, 07:58 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
RedZone is coming in fine for me.

RedZone is coming in fine for me.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-19-2015, 09:16 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
The 25 mbps upload would be nice for those of us...

The 25 mbps upload would be nice for those of us in current Charter territory to have, given the complaints many posters in other forums have about the 4 mbps upload speed being a real PITA for them...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-16-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
From what I've seen, in the Dallas town limits,...

From what I've seen, in the Dallas town limits, the Alder Ridge subdivision off Robinson-Clemmer Road, Spencer Mountain Village subdivision, a portion of Lower Dallas Hwy. and the 1000 block of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-15-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
Remote Control Cold Reset 1. Apply AC power...

Remote Control Cold Reset

1. Apply AC power to the set-top.

2. Point the remote control at the set-top and press the SELECT key. The POWER LED on the front panel begins to flash slowly.

3....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-01-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
MI-Connection, Comporium, and CoMPAS (Morganton...

MI-Connection, Comporium, and CoMPAS (Morganton city) won't be affected either way things go with the merger.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
What were the cable companies in Mecklenburg and...

What were the cable companies in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties back in the early and mid '90s? i wasn't living in the area then.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
WRAL was the first station to go on the air, on...

WRAL was the first station to go on the air, on July 23, 1996, under an experimental license at 100kW ERP; WBTV was the first station to transmit at the full maximum power of 1MW ERP, on September 4,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2015, 12:37 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
WRAL was the first to go on the air with a...

WRAL was the first to go on the air with a regular digital transmission. What I had posted about was some testing done in Charlotte in 1994. The OTA testing involved only random data; were any audio...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-29-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
Here's a little history: The Charlotte area...

Here's a little history:

The Charlotte area was chosen by the Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service as the test site for the VSB digital transmission methods that would be eventually...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-28-2015, 09:53 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
300/20 would be a big step up from Charter's 60/4...

300/20 would be a big step up from Charter's 60/4 service... if the Charter TWC merger is allowed to go through, hopefully Charter will keep the 300/20 service and extend it to Hickory and Boone.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-11-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
I don't have a spectrum plot but I did go and...

I don't have a spectrum plot but I did go and figure out what RF channels carry which digital channels or services.

Charter's system uses frequencies 60-750 MHz (RF channels 3-116) for downstream...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-11-2015, 08:27 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
Charter's systems in the Charlotte area do use...

Charter's systems in the Charlotte area do use SDV fairly extensively, mostly for the lesser-viewed and special-package channels (such as Latino/South Asian/French tiers and MLB Extra Innings/NHL...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-05-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
Liquidation Channel HD is now on channel 800.

Liquidation Channel HD is now on channel 800.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
Charter in Lincolnton shut off all the analog...

Charter in Lincolnton shut off all the analog signals except channel 2 (which ran a static notice), encrypted the existing digital channels and moved them to new frequencies, and activated the new...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-26-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By blackcap93
There's Comcast's ownership of Universal Studios...

There's Comcast's ownership of Universal Studios and NBC, as well as the immense size a combined Comcast-TWC would have reached (nearly 50% of cable homes passed, and 60% of all broadband Internet...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-26-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By blackcap93
Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House agree to merge

Charter Communications has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 billion ($195.71 per share in stock and/or cash, at individual shareholders' option), and the previously announced...
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