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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2016, 09:03 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
That's a substantial shuffling of bandwidth,...

That's a substantial shuffling of bandwidth, still it's been more than a week. I guess we continue to wait.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-18-2016, 09:07 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Not all that impressive. There are stations in...

Not all that impressive. There are stations in other cities running a half dozen subchannels. What it means is more of the glitches and dropouts that have been mentioned in this thread from time to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-02-2015, 01:34 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Johnstown, PA - HDTV

I do understand, and even though WWCP and WATM are under different ownership, so long as they maintain their joint management agreement, there is no basis for them to seek a translator.. nor are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-02-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Why would a broadcaster give up a full power...

Why would a broadcaster give up a full power television channel and trade it for a translator? FOX wants their HD programming to look as good as possible and that means allocating the majority of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-19-2015, 05:03 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
They very well may have. Maybe longer. Usually...

They very well may have. Maybe longer. Usually all that's required is to carry network advertising, not the programming.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-19-2015, 12:58 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
That seemed to me to be the most likely outcome.

That seemed to me to be the most likely outcome.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-04-2015, 05:54 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Encryption would likely do the trick, since they...

Encryption would likely do the trick, since they are requesting customers to order free STBs for sets that do not already have boxes. The first two are free, additional ones will carry a monthly fee.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-30-2015, 06:03 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Thanks Trip.

Thanks Trip.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-30-2015, 05:18 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Johnstown, PA - HDTV

According to rabbitears.info, 10 affiliates are now signed up for Comet TV, the closest being WPNT, Pittsburgh's MyTV station as their second channel. I'm sure that list will grow as the launch date...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-27-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
It does show up on my TiVo box. Had not noticed...

It does show up on my TiVo box. Had not noticed it before. It does look like a work in progress. Very little bandwidth is being used. But it is a sign of progress toward an all digital system.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
D-ID is still on 302 and 77 is blank on the STB,...

D-ID is still on 302 and 77 is blank on the STB, but yes, I suspect changes are going to begin shortly. Hallmark Movies still hanging out on 198.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
I have checked around and can find nothing beyond...

I have checked around and can find nothing beyond the initial announcement in June.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
The Internet upgrade is to happen in November and...

The Internet upgrade is to happen in November and channel migration for Value customers with digital boxes is to be done by mid October. If they can start clearing analog channels, the rest should...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2015, 06:59 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Use your tuner.

Use your tuner.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2015, 05:57 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Digital reception can be challenging. From your...

Digital reception can be challenging. From your description of antenna system and your TV Fool report, you seem to be pointing in the direction of your most important signals.
My suggestion is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-21-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
WPCW has been known for a variety of technical...

WPCW has been known for a variety of technical issues OTA over time (the Pittsburgh thread is filled with such reports). OTOH, I've been seeing erratic PQ on several ABB channels of late. I have...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2015, 06:02 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
For ABB viewers with STBs, HSN2 is on 116....

For ABB viewers with STBs, HSN2 is on 116. Original HSN now has a slot in the HD tier at 718. Like QVC, programming is center cut 4:3.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-09-2015, 06:19 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Just FYI, the NBC station is WJAC (6.1, 6.2, 6.3;...

Just FYI, the NBC station is WJAC (6.1, 6.2, 6.3; RF 22). WTAJ is the CBS station (10.1; RF 32). Their respective transmitters ( as well as that of WATM, the ABC and FOX stations (23.1, 23.2,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-29-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
The picture on 76 fills the screen, but they're...

The picture on 76 fills the screen, but they're not yet sending metadata, so I cannot tell what resolution is used. It would not shock me to see more HD channels real soon, as ABB has recently...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-29-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Newsmax showed up on chan 76 this morning but was...

Newsmax showed up on chan 76 this morning but was dropping in and out. I guess they are still tweaking and adjusting.
As for the big Grit logo, I guess they want to build viewer identification. The...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2015, 09:18 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
No. New owners inherit contract terms and...

No. New owners inherit contract terms and conditions.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-21-2015, 08:53 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Johnstown, PA - HDTV

The station and cable company contract for carriage of the broadcast signal, not the content. They can negotiate for some or all subchannels, or a broadcaster can opt for "must carry" of the main...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-20-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
The TV Fool report is a far better resource than...

The TV Fool report is a far better resource than the AntennaWeb one. You should be able to pull in WJAC's Altoona transmitter (RF 22). That will give you NBC, MeTV, and Grit TV. WPSU (RF 15) is in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-19-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Antenna TV is live on ABB on 114 (STB).

Antenna TV is live on ABB on 114 (STB).
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2015, 04:59 AM
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Posted By PA_MainyYak
Antenna TV has not yet been added to the official...

Antenna TV has not yet been added to the official ABB lineup (via set top boxes) so I have not yet seen that feed. I have sampled 23.4 OTA a few times and PQ has been adequate, but I have not...
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