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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-23-2003, 10:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,859
Posted By HiDefJeff
Thanks for your comments to my post. Christmas...

Thanks for your comments to my post. Christmas week is a tough time to spare a few minutes for a new post- but I'm all for sharing good solid HD-related info.

- Rochesterhdtvinfo.com is a good...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2003, 04:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,859
Posted By HiDefJeff
Allow me to step in and set the record straight...

Allow me to step in and set the record straight on a number of points being discussed in this thread (especially the ones about me):

- Buffalo is a MUCH larger market than Rochester is. Buffalo...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-21-2003, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By HiDefJeff
I can address #4 above. The problem is $$$. It...

I can address #4 above. The problem is $$$. It costs A LOT of $$$ to purchase and install the equipment required to "pass through" network HD. It's not a $5.99 Rat Shack switch... we're talking tens...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-19-2003, 01:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By HiDefJeff
Looks like BEV finally got the connection from...

Looks like BEV finally got the connection from Fox (Boston?) this weekend, too. Widescreen is pretty watchable... but bring on that CBS HD in a few hours to put FOX to shame! :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-16-2002, 04:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,686
Posted By HiDefJeff
Shholmes, I'd go with SkipS's set up to pick up...

Shholmes, I'd go with SkipS's set up to pick up Buffalo stations. I have not yet been successful in receiving ch 33, but I do get a nice signal strength (60-70 at times) on ch 39.

As far as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-13-2002, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,686
Posted By HiDefJeff
Various Answers to above questions: 1) WHEC-DT...

Various Answers to above questions:
1) WHEC-DT is on 24/7, broadcasting on channel 58. Yes, you may find that WHEC-DT's picture quality is better than what cable delivers, or even better than what...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-10-2002, 06:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,686
Posted By HiDefJeff
Yes, WHEC-TV recently began broadcasting its...

Yes, WHEC-TV recently began broadcasting its digital signal on Channel 58. Please note that it's a 480i signal; no pass-through of NBC's HD offerings are available at this time. I can receive the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2002, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By HiDefJeff
echo4747- I couldn't receive a signal on ch 39...

echo4747-
I couldn't receive a signal on ch 39 last night (Thurs 9/19). I wanted to watch Survivor via WIVB-DT, but had to rely on the local station here in Rochester instead. FYI, I usually can...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-08-2002, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 711,316
Posted By HiDefJeff
Re: CBS Super Saturday / WIVB-DT- I saw a lot...

Re: CBS Super Saturday / WIVB-DT-
I saw a lot of motion artifacts during Saturday's college football game, but the tennis looked good. Obviously football has more action on the screen... but how...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2002, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 711,316
Posted By HiDefJeff
Jeff- I can't answer your WROC question, but I...

Jeff- I can't answer your WROC question, but I can address your WIVB-DT topic. I have had some success picking up WIVB-DT from the Ionia/Mendon area, which is about 10 miles east of Honeoye Falls......
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-19-2002, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 711,316
Posted By HiDefJeff
Ron- My antenna is exterior roof-mounted, and...

Ron-
My antenna is exterior roof-mounted, and I use a rotor for optimum signal reception. Yes, CSI in HD is stunning- it's a lot more visually appealing than your standard sitcom.

I'm told that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-18-2002, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 711,316
Posted By HiDefJeff
Report from Rochester: WIVB-DT HDTV Signal...

Report from Rochester: WIVB-DT HDTV Signal Received! Signal strength "40" on a DTC-100 with a roof-mounted Radio Shack VU-190 antenna. Some intermittent lip-sync problems & signal breakup last night...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-06-2002, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By HiDefJeff
[quote]Originally posted by Linda Britt ...

[quote]Originally posted by Linda Britt
dsegelstein,

[B]What I would like to know is how network affiliation agreements address the problem of preemption of programming. How much leeway do...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-28-2002, 03:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By HiDefJeff
Alan- ExpressVu is the best option for...

Alan-
ExpressVu is the best option for accessing network HD here in Rochester, if that matters to you. WHEC- TV 10 will begin digital transmissions in May, but those broadcasts will not be HD. If...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-09-2002, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,744
Posted By HiDefJeff
Same "call x-721" problem here. CSR had me...

Same "call x-721" problem here. CSR had me unplug RCA DTC-100... the usual ritual... no success. Channel 509 (HBO HD) still works fine, though. CSR wanted to send me a new access card. I asked them...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-06-2001, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By HiDefJeff
If you look at WIVB-TV 4's home page, there's a...

If you look at WIVB-TV 4's home page, there's a small posting regarding signal strength, & transmitter updates. A recent article in the Buffalo Evening News mentioned a goal of a Nov/Dec/Jan time...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-30-2001, 12:46 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 2,458
Posted By HiDefJeff
Mono- I'd demand that they return & install...

Mono-
I'd demand that they return & install the eliptical dish, as originally requested.
1) I believe you can re-aim the larger dish to only pick up the programming off the 101 bird. This may give...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-30-2001, 05:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 2,458
Posted By HiDefJeff
What "consolation prize" is being offered (by...

What "consolation prize" is being offered (by DirecTV or Blockbuster) to others who, like me, just wasted 8+ hours waiting for the installer to arrive... only to have no one show up?

I confirmed...
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