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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-03-2017, 07:35 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
I won't cut the media any slack on this one. ...

I won't cut the media any slack on this one.

What spurred me to write Coletta was his assertion that a viewer could not use their old roof top antenna to receive providence channel 10. That is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2017, 03:37 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
To his great credit Frank Coletta replied to my...

To his great credit Frank Coletta replied to my email in less than an hour thanking me for the information.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2017, 03:53 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
This morning on WJAR 10 Providence veteran...

This morning on WJAR 10 Providence veteran newscaster Frank Coletta was "informing" listeners on options for cutting the cord.

Maybe I should say misinforming.

After listing the various paid...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2017, 12:28 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
I'm a cable never and ardent antenna user so...

I'm a cable never and ardent antenna user so don't shoot this messenger until you read the message. It's licenses to use the James Clerk Maxwell commons and not to actually own the space.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-17-2016, 01:33 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
As of 1400 WBZ TV signal is Good on my LG...

As of 1400 WBZ TV signal is Good on my LG suggesting the fix worked. It's now 1630 and things are looking good; fingers crossed.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-17-2016, 04:06 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Yup. 0400, I'm an early riser, just thought I'd...

Yup. 0400, I'm an early riser, just thought I'd check. WBZ 4 signal on LG HDTV showed Good up from weak Normal during last two weeks. Same was the case for 38 and 44.


Then 0430, POOF! And, like...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2016, 03:24 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
I'm South of Boston in Randolph and my experience...

I'm South of Boston in Randolph and my experience is the exact opposite. With an indoor amp'ed antenna I have no problem with getting WJAR 10 with a fairly strong signal. WNAC and WPRI have been hit...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2016, 02:46 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
An amplifier is worth a try. You might want to...

An amplifier is worth a try. You might want to consult with the folks at You-Do-It Electronics. I live on the third floor of a condo southeast of the Blue Hill. I use an amplified Terk HD-TVA indoor ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-26-2016, 04:28 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Fox 25.2

According to Zap2it listings 25.2 will be switching from Movies! to recycled crime TV. Guess I'm lucky I can get 28.2 assuming they don't also decide to switch.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-26-2016, 12:54 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Comet the puritanical prude

Am I the only one who notices how Comet TV fogs out any hint of nudity. Okay, I get that the FCC fines broadcasters for showing breasts, penises and vaginas. But, did the even need to censor the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-17-2016, 01:17 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Talking When did PayTV become "Free TV"???

On Fox Joe Buck has been promoting a big UFC match on FS1 that he has been calling the 'Biggest Fight Ever on Free TV". Are we back in 1984 listening to Newspeak? Oh, maybe he means freedom TV as in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-01-2016, 05:35 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
A guide to the FCC spectrum auction

Interesting reading about the upcoming FCC spectrum auction

http://current.org/2015/12/a-guide-to-the-fcc-spectrum-auction/
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-01-2015, 05:07 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
For those south of Boston CometTV is also on...

For those south of Boston CometTV is also on Providence 10.3 for antenna users. :)
I also notice both are in wide screen format. Nice.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2015, 10:01 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Awesome. Even better if they follow the leads of...

Awesome. Even better if they follow the leads of 25.2, 2.2 and some others and move to wide 16:9 format.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-06-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Happy to help. :)

Happy to help. :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
WJAR Providence 10 Channel Change If you...

WJAR Providence 10 Channel Change

If you watch Providence 10 O T A you'll need to rescan or manual set it to UHF 50. Details below. For days I've been wondering why I had to fiddle with the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-08-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Just got your message and checked. Yes, Create...

Just got your message and checked. Yes, Create on WGBX is now in 16:9 format and looks really good.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-08-2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
WGBH 2.2 format change. For those of us OTA...

WGBH 2.2 format change. For those of us OTA public TV fans, I notice WGBH 2.2 (World) is now displaying its channel up-scaled to widescreen format like Fox 25.2 Movies! channel. Nice! It would also...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-26-2015, 04:59 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
I cannot speak to the "Cord Cutter" antenna you...

I cannot speak to the "Cord Cutter" antenna you asked about. However, I live in a 3rd floor unit in Randolph, next to the Blue Hill Reservation. That puts me about 15 miles from the Needham antennas....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-24-2015, 01:18 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Anyone Star Trek fans notice how much MeTV...

Anyone Star Trek fans notice how much MeTV butchers Star Trek to make room for commercials and promos? Okay, I know they have to pay the bills but man the discontinuities really subtract from the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Sports is a primary reason for many. That...

Sports is a primary reason for many.

That said it's not that hard to find free sports streams online, caveat emptor.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-26-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
You're correct some bandwidth is taken away if a...

You're correct some bandwidth is taken away if a broadcaster wants to transmit in 1080i or 720p at 19mbits. If there's been a loss in resolution by Fox25 offering Movies! in 480i, which would cut HD...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-07-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RYankowitz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/28454/boston-ma-ota/10560#post_24174843)

We are likely to start one in 2014, but I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-07-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/28454/boston-ma-ota/10560#post_24174483)

WBZ is CBS owned and operated, and very...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-07-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By rick_evans033050
RY, Will WBZ ever have a subchannel?

RY,
Will WBZ ever have a subchannel?
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