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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2017, 04:02 PM
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Anyone hear anything about the fate of local...

Anyone hear anything about the fate of local channels after the incentives auction.

http://www.tvtechnology.com/resources/0006/repack-complexities-abound/280362
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2017, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
My TiVo is now showing channel 64-5. No...

My TiVo is now showing channel 64-5.
No programming yet just a blank channel.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-04-2017, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
This antenna works in my attic in Cincinnati 20...

This antenna works in my attic in Cincinnati 20 miles north of towers.
Receiving both vhf and UHF bands.
(Vhf rating 15-20 miles:UHF 60miles)
Receiving all the stations from Cincy.(including low...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2017, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
http://www.menards.com/main/back-to-school/college...

http://www.menards.com/main/back-to-school/college-electronics/home-networking/rca-4-way-video-amplifier/p-1444424467733.htm

This is what I use here in Sharonville.
I tried a amplifier on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2017, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
Wargod Don't use splitters (they kill your...

Wargod
Don't use splitters (they kill your signal). This is epecialy true if you are using a 4 way splitter. Use a 4 output (amplifier) instead. They are $15.69 at Menard's.
$24.99 at Lowes...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-15-2016, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
having trouble receiving low power ch. 36 lately....

having trouble receiving low power ch. 36 lately.
all other channels including low power stations 20, 25 and dayton stations come in very strong here in sharonville. my parents house about a mile...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-21-2016, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
noticed 2 more channels. 20-7 (classic tv) and...

noticed 2 more channels. 20-7 (classic tv) and 20-8 (evine) a shopping channel.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-01-2016, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
A time warner sales rep. told me about 3-4 weeks....

A time warner sales rep. told me about 3-4 weeks. they will be taking away 10-15 channels each week (usually on tuesday morning). the local channels will be the last to go.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-24-2016, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
I expect ch.20 and ch.25 to be sold during the...

I expect ch.20 and ch.25 to be sold during the auction. I think elliot is ready to retire and enjoy the money from the sale of his stations. I also expect low power ch.36 (daystar) to be forced to a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-20-2016, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
I think ch. 14 could do a weather channel on 14-5...

I think ch. 14 could do a weather channel on 14-5 (its a duplicate subchannel).
they should do it like wipb in indianaplois.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-14-2016, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
that is a very good channel 6-2 indianapolis. I...

that is a very good channel 6-2 indianapolis. I was expecting ch.9 to do a local headline news channel when they stopped their weather channel.

im glad they didn't do it because they would ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-24-2016, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
go with the mcm antenna. the owner of the 2 low...

go with the mcm antenna. the owner of the 2 low power stations ch.20/25 also uses the mcm stellar labs antennas that I use (see my previous post). if you want more power they even have a double bay...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2016, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
I use this one and tom tally ch.9 chief engineer...

I use this one and tom tally ch.9 chief engineer also uses this type of antenna at their studios.
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2425

this antenna receives vhf ch. 12 for me 15 miles...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2016, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
ch. 9-3 corrected their stretch issue. now...

ch. 9-3 corrected their stretch issue.

now 12-3 needs to change their encoder settings to fix their stretching issue.
my cheaper tv and tivo will not allow me to adjust the format on 12-3 but...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2016, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
I talked the chief engineer at channel 9...

I talked the chief engineer at channel 9 yesterday about the issue you are also experiencing with 9.3.

he narrowed it down to my tivo dvr.
Channel 9.3 and 12.3 are fine in 4 x 3 format (not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2016, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
Ch. 2 is running commercials for the Justice...

Ch. 2 is running commercials for the Justice Channel coming monday to channel 2.3.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2016, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
Ch. 2 in Dayton is running commercials announcing...

Ch. 2 in Dayton is running commercials announcing the Justice Channel is coming monday to ch. 2-3.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-13-2016, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
can definately tell they arn't giving the channel...

can definately tell they arn't giving the channel much bandwidth. fast motion scenes look terrible on the 12" tv in the kitchen. I can't even imagine what it looks like on my 40" sony.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2016, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
I just use a $20 10db. 4 output distribuion amp....

I just use a $20 10db. 4 output distribuion amp. from lowes at my house in sharonville. if it doesn't work you can return it. I tried a more beefier amp. in the past and the more powerful amp....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-03-2016, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
you dont need a rotor with this antenna. I would...

you dont need a rotor with this antenna. I would recommend changing the wires (make sure they are the same length as the origional set) and changing the cheap splitter if you want to get vhf. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2016, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2425 ...

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2425


another good antenna (above mentioned antenna's big brother).

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2430
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2016, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
elliot heres my signal strengths for ch. 20...

elliot
heres my signal strengths for ch. 20 and 25 from a tivo Roamio series 5 box using vu90 outdoor (ant. pointing towards cincy) from sharonville powering 2 tv's. the tivo box signal strength...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-30-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
elliot, transmitter update. here in sharonville...

elliot, transmitter update. here in sharonville I (used to) have trouble receiving ch. 25 when the outside antenna was poinging towards dayton. with your new setup I am now receiving 20 and 25 ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-30-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
I have the above antenna mounted on my house in...

I have the above antenna mounted on my house in sharonville. I have it pointing towards dayton and get all the cincinnati and daytons stations.
my neighbor also has one mounted from the ceiling ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-28-2015, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Balloonfanatic
where are you located. digital tv is ausome...

where are you located.
digital tv is ausome and aggravating at the same time. if you have plaster walls the wire mesh will affect your signal. some antennas work great indors while others arn't...
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