Originally posted by hardrock
WFLX's picture quality is top notch; and, I continue to ponder why viewers in other cities give FOX such low marks.
Many Fox DTV affiliates are transmitting the Fox 480p signal in its native format, but some upconvert to 720p or 1080i using professional format converters whose performance is considerably better than what can currently be built into HDTV receivers at consumer price levels.
WFLX-DT uses the Divicom encoder:http://www.harmonicinc.com/stageone/...5F032002%2Epdf
"I dont know if this has been discussed but is anyone having a prob with sides being cut off. My overscan is set to 4% and half of the FOX logo is cut off the side bars on 4x3 material.. Anyone else???"
I calibrated my Zenith IQB64W10W HDTV for minimal overscan (a little as possible before horizontal and vertical blanking become visible under any conditions) and the logo doesn't get chopped off. It's possible that Fox is shoving it down and to the right more than they should be (though probably not far enough
"Did WFLX just increase their power?? Last night I noticed that I could get a great signal from them with my antenna pointed toward Miami. Previously I have had to rotate my antenna for best results from them. "
Your improved conditions may be temporary (but recurring) due to lower atmospheric inversions, wherein air particles which help conduct signals bunch-up densely at just the right altitude to help the signal get to your location. Similar situations can cause the signal to get worse, too.
Satpro's good reception from 120 miles away is more likely due to tropospheric ducting. Here is a good website that forecasts troposhpheric ducting conditions as they pertain to the VHF and UHF bands:http://www.iprimus.ca/~hepburnw/tropo.html
If you look at the forecasts for the Florida peninsula for the next three days, including today, things will start to settle down a bit, meaning Satpro's signal levels from WFLX-DT may degrade a bit relative to his most recently posted results.