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post #3121 of 9316
I don't want to rain in your parade and until you are willing to buy me a new HDTV receiver I will continue to ask for the same service you are receiving. This is the only station in which this has been an issue.

Yes it is WPTV responsability to make sure that a stable signal is being broadcast to all customers and if this was not the case the FCC would come hard on them.

Therefore, unless WPTV or bsgoren is willing to buy me a new HDTV receiver FIX THE PROBLEM!!!! or get yourself a good enginner to figure out the solution.

Thank you
post #3122 of 9316
I'm with drguava on this issue (even though I have a pretty new box). The ATSC standard has not changed, so a first generation box compatible with that standard should be able to decode the signal. More modern broadcast equipment should simply be better and faster at encoding the standard signal (not introducing elements into the signal that stray enough from the standard to create incompatibilities in consumer equipment).

More modern boxes should simply tune the standard signal faster and do a better job with multipath, etc. I still have a cassette player in my car. I haven't used it for years. But if I bought a brand new cassette (there are still some around) and plugged it in, I would expect it to play. I can still dig up the original CD player I bought in the late 80's. If I take a brand new 2004-manufactured CD and put it in, I expect it to play well too. That's what standards are supposed to do for consumers. CD players have come a long way since I bought that first one, but the standard of how the digital signal is encoded is the same.

5-1 should have a signal that is compatible with any device that can read the ATSC standard. Apparently, his RCA-100 is reading all of the other stations DTV signals just fine. drguava is right to complain. If his RCA-100 can't read 5-1, chances are good that there is still something wrong with the broadcast signal. If one or more others with an RCA-100 can confirm that they can't read that lone DTV channel either, the argument for him to buy a new box to solve this particular problem is not the answer.

I do agree with bsgoren on not wanting 5-1 to mess around with their signal anymore if it is indeed working now. I'd almost be ready to contribute cash to buy drguava a newer box if he was the only one in the area that still used the RCA (if we could get some guarantees that the 5-1 team won't mess with the equipment and thus it would stay stable going forward).

Lastly, 5-1 has achieved stability before. It lasted a while, then it came undone. I think I recall 3 distinct periods of signal stability followed by pixelation-mania. I would think that the chances of a "round 4" are higher if they are still not broadcasting the standard as defined.
post #3123 of 9316
I just got my HD DirecTivo, HR10-250 today. I removed my E-86 clone and put the new receiver in its place. I'm using two antennas with a remote controlled A/B switch because of channel 5-1. When the large antenna in the attic is aimed for best reception of all local Palm Beach County stations channel 5-1 will not work. Well, the brand new receiver acts the same way. There is no improvement whatsoever. Some people have said to try a RS variable attenuator and I will, but I still say that there is something wrong with WPTV's signal.

I also agree with Mr. Goren. Now that HDTV has become mainstream and affordable, first generation electronics will become obsolete. The technology will advance quickly and you and your equipment will eventually get left behind. At this time I don't think your DTC-100 is obsolete, nor is it the problem with receiving 5-1, but you should start thinking about what you will replace it with.
post #3124 of 9316
ElectricPickle, please give us a good local review of the HD-D*Tivo. Can you tell if the receiver has any further reach (getting any stations you couldn't previously pull)? Any big advances in the interface? Etc. Tell all... please!

Relative to 5-1, I too have reception problems using a Zenith 1080 (2nd or 3rd generation) reciever, unless I rotate the antenna away from pointing toward the broadcast tower. In other words, if i rotate the antenna to point almost due west- into the swamps- 5-1 stablizes for me. This is exactly as it was the previous times when 5-1 went into a stablized picture period. If it follows the historical pattern, we'll (almost) all enjoy it for a few weeks and then it will go back to pixelation mode. Let's hope not this time.
post #3125 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by ElectricPickle
I just got my HD DirecTivo, HR10-250 today. I removed my E-86 clone and put the new receiver in its place. I'm using two antennas with a remote controlled A/B switch because of channel 5-1. When the large antenna in the attic is aimed for best reception of all local Palm Beach County stations channel 5-1 will not work. Well, the brand new receiver acts the same way. There is no improvement whatsoever. Some people have said to try a RS variable attenuator and I will, but I still say that there is something wrong with WPTV's signal.

I also agree with Mr. Goren. Now that HDTV has become mainstream and affordable, first generation electronics will become obsolete. The technology will advance quickly and you and your equipment will eventually get left behind. At this time I don't think your DTC-100 is obsolete, nor is it the problem with receiving 5-1, but you should start thinking about what you will replace it with.

Hey, let us know how your HD DirecTivo works...I'm thinking about that unit and the new Sony HD DVR (w/ 250GB HDD for 25 hrs. of HD recording/250 hrs. of SD recording & DD 5.1 audio recording) when it comes out later this fall - supposedly Nov.). It's supposed to retail for $800 ($700 w/ smaller HDD). Because I still love my HD-200 (and it works well with all WPB H/DTV channels), right now I'm leaning toward an HD DVR unit that wouldn't replace my HD D*TV/OTA receiver, just augment it with HD/SD recording capabiliies. But, there's a lot of new stuff coming out later this year and in 2005. Thank you.
post #3126 of 9316
Ohhhhh someone finally got the HD Tivo. Please do keep us informed on how it is working as I am very tempted to get this unit.

On the same note I have a similiar problem with 5.1 not working when I am using my large outdoor antenna. It is like it is being overdriven which I know the E86 and clones have a problem with but would expect the newer models to handle better.
post #3127 of 9316
My First Impression of the HR10-250 HD DirecTiVo

I ordered this unit to replace my 4 year old Mitsubishi HD-5 receiver (Hughes E-86 clone) and I use it with a 4 year old Mitsubishi WS55905 Diamond RPTV. The TV was ISF'd last year by Craig Miller of MG Home Theater. I use a Home Theater Master MX-700 remote control (a great one-handed ultra-programmable controller).
My wife uses an SD DirecTivo and we also had an Ultimate TV for a while.

There are ongoing discussions on the Tivo Community forum about other first impressions of the HR10-250 and about certain problems so I will start by referring to a few of them.

Lack of native pass-through for people that prefer to use their TV's stretch & zoom modes: This is not a problem for me as I prefer pillars when viewing SD. Actually the HR10-250 lets me select a ratio (FULL or PANEL) via a button push. I didn't have that before and I like it. Also available on the remote you are able to toggle through the different resolutions of 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. I prefer to leave it at 1080i with my TV but those that like native find it annoying to have to press a button to change resolutions rather than it happening automatically. Apparently native pass-through can be added via an update if DirecTV wishes it to be so.

The 30-second skip tweak still works.

The shortcut to get into the Search Using a Wish list still works. Just press the DIRECTV button and then the 3 key.

Hughes OTA tuners tend to get overloaded or have poor multipath rejection: The jury is still out on this one for me. I replaced my Hughes E-86 clone with the HR10-250 and so far there seems to be no difference in OTA signal strengths. As before, WPTV-DT 5-1 still requires me to switch to a smaller antenna. I realized tonight as I was attempting to utilize the dual tuners that, Houston - we have a problem. If I want to record two programs at 8PM, one on WPTV-DT 5-1 and the other on WPBF-DT 25-1, one of them won't have the antenna that makes it work. This would also prevent you from recording one and watching the other as well. Someone else posted that a Radio Shack variable attenuator fixed their overloading problem due to them being 7 miles from the antenna farm. I will try to get one tomorrow and test it out.

The HR10-250 is not a channel surfer's dream machine. But it's not meant to be. It's a bit slow to change channels but most PVR's are. I miss the Turbo Tune feature of the E-86.

The guide menu seems a bit slower than what I'm used to but that may improve as the APG is still loading (it supposedly takes 48 hours).

It's Tivo and it's great. PQ is perfect either live or recorded.

Tuesday morning at 8 HDNET broadcasts calibration images. Record them and you can finally calibrate 1080i on your TV.

If anyone has questions ask away. I will do my best to answer them for you.

Alan
post #3128 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by Bighitter
Ohhhhh someone finally got the HD Tivo. Please do keep us informed on how it is working as I am very tempted to get this unit.

On the same note I have a similiar problem with 5.1 not working when I am using my large outdoor antenna. It is like it is being overdriven which I know the E86 and clones have a problem with but would expect the newer models to handle better.

I agree with you on the overdriven signal on 5-1. I can now pegging my meter on signal strength from it. I've gone back to using my Silver Sensor and pointing it to the south for Miami stations. I get a very stable signal on 5-1 off the back side of the antenna with the meter in the 7-8 range. If I turn the SS to the North I have problems with 5-1 and the meter pegs at 10. I'm using a new Sammy 351 STB.
post #3129 of 9316
It seems like this station is being unfairly criticized for putting out too strong a signal.

I use an attic antenna in Palm City and their signal is very strong. Those of you within a few miles of the transmitter using hi-gain outside antennas and pre-amps are fortunate not to overdrive any station.
post #3130 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by Joel Graffman
It seems like this station is being unfairly criticized for putting out too strong a signal.

I use an attic antenna in Palm City and their signal is very strong. Those of you within a few miles of the transmitter using hi-gain outside antennas and pre-amps are fortunate not to overdrive any station.

Yet we do NOT "overdrive" the other stations. It seems as though these stations engineered their transmitters so that people living near them can receive them without having to resort to smaller antennas or attenuators.
post #3131 of 9316
OK. A good time to raise my question, or observation, I'm not sure what it is. And probably displaying my ignorance. I found these figures from this site: http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/audio/tvq.html.

WTVX - ERP=704kw; ant. height = 437 meters
WPBF - ERP=1000kw; ant. height = 452 meters
WPXP - ERP=1000kw; ant height = 385 meters
WPTV - ERP=900kw; ant height = 385 meters
WFLX - ERP=630kw; ant height = 457 meters
WXEL - ERP=400kw; ant height = 439 meters
WPEC - ERP=29.5kw; ant height = 285 meters

All Miami stations have an ERP of 1000kw except WLRN(625kw), WLTV (500kw), WPLG (15.8kw) and WSVN (14.4 kw).

I am assuming the ERP is their "transmitting" power? If so, why the ridiculously low numbers for WPEC, WSVN, and WPLG?

If ERP is their "transmitting" power, I am totally confused by my reception in Royal Palm of WPEC (far and away the strongest and most stable signal, yet 29.5kw)) and the signal I get from WPTV, which although comparable in strength to the second level under WPEC, fluctuates significantly and at all times. WPEC is VHF and the others aren't - not sure about the two low number stations in Miami. Does this explain the vastly different ERP #?

People are complaining WPTV is putting out too strong a signal. I don't see that in these numbers (if that's what these numbers mean) and I sure don't see it on my signal strength meter. I guess I need to recognize the individual variables my unique situation could present, i.e., buildings, trees, etc.

Anyone care to analyze this stuff and explain it to me in terms any dummy (me) can understand?
post #3132 of 9316
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Originally posted by ricksm3
Anyone care to analyze this stuff and explain it to me in terms any dummy (me) can understand?

Maybe one of the Dave's can chime in as both are engineers at their stations (WPTV and WPEC).

The only thing I can add is regarding the strength of WPTV's signal. I've noticed they appeared to be stronger after they worked on their equipment a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if in the process of fixing their stability problems, they are now getting more signal out of their equipment, but I'm now seeing stronger meter readings on my equipment. I've repositioned my antenna a little and get a more stable picture on WPTV when the strength in not pegged at 10. If indeed they are getting more strength then that is maybe increasing the multipath (more reflections) interference. As for big outdoor antennas causing the problem, that is not my issue as I'm using still using my SS on top of my wall unit.
post #3133 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by ElectricPickle
Yet we do NOT "overdrive" the other stations. It seems as though these stations engineered their transmitters so that people living near them can receive them without having to resort to smaller antennas or attenuators.

There are a number of factors that could cause your problems with 5.1.

1. Your antenna gain is not linear. ie it could be higher on channel 55.
2. You might have multi-path problems at this frequency.
3. Your receiver also does uniformly process signals at all frequencies.
4. Regardless of ERP (effective radiated power), a TV transmitting antenna does not have linear uniform coverage in all sectors.
5. WPTV could still be having problems, but if they can be solved by using the proper receiving antenna it's probably not the case.
post #3134 of 9316
Any suggestions for antenna with Sam 160 and Directv ? I live just west of the "Rapids" water park...45th & Military.....Right now I have a "home made " antenna in the attic that recieves 5-1,12-1 very good .25-1 almost never/ 29-1 good,34-1 nyet,59-1 nope,67-1 good,67-2 good,67-3 good,67-4 good.....BTW is the Samsung 160 prone to be defective in certain aspects ?
DVI connection, freeze ups, PQ ??
Have had it since 12/03...with composite connection...Thanx and I appreciate all the info in the archived post's..Tj
post #3135 of 9316
WPTV DT
ERP, Effective Radiated Power. This is the maximum level of power we are authorized by the FCC to radiate. To achieve proper ERP, we use the gain of a two tube HD transmitter, to produce about 43kw of power, the rest of the gain comes from the transmission line and primarily the antenna. We check these levels every day, and measure them at least twice a year with test equipment. WPEC DT and some Miami stations are broadcasting on VHF, which requires about 1/3 of the power we need for UHF allotments...that is the reason for the lower ERP numbers on those stations. Our prior pixelization and signal level issues pointed to our amplifier boards, in error in production of them caused us to constantly calibrate the transmitter, the readings would not hold. Until we finally came across the problem boards, fixed them, and now the transmitter runs at more stable power output levels. We also isolated a problem in the microwave path that was getting the signal from the studio to the transmitter site, and repaired it. We continue to chase an elusive audio sync issue, and working on PSIP to be turned up as well as 5.1 audio. We are concerned with folks still having an issue with the RCA 100 boxes, from what I have read thus far, it points to only 1 user, but that is still important for us to chase down. Some options to try would be to try a smaller antenna, as many have found this helped. I would try to de-tune the antenna, we are puttting out a strong signal to north of Ft Pierce and south to Cutler Ridge. If Dr Guava wants to email me, or call I would be happy to come out to help with testing at his site. I am also interested if any others are still having issues. I too am enjoying nearly flawless reception of WPTV DT, I did notice a few freeze frames during Vegas and ER this past week, and we will try to address that cause this week.
post #3136 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by WPTV DT DOE
WPTV DT
ERP, Effective Radiated Power. This is the maximum level of power we are authorized by the FCC to radiate. To achieve proper ERP, we use the gain of a two tube HD transmitter, to produce about 43kw of power, the rest of the gain comes from the transmission line and primarily the antenna. We check these levels every day, and measure them at least twice a year with test equipment. WPEC DT and some Miami stations are broadcasting on VHF, which requires about 1/3 of the power we need for UHF allotments...that is the reason for the lower ERP numbers on those stations. Our prior pixelization and signal level issues pointed to our amplifier boards, in error in production of them caused us to constantly calibrate the transmitter, the readings would not hold. Until we finally came across the problem boards, fixed them, and now the transmitter runs at more stable power output levels. We also isolated a problem in the microwave path that was getting the signal from the studio to the transmitter site, and repaired it. We continue to chase an elusive audio sync issue, and working on PSIP to be turned up as well as 5.1 audio. We are concerned with folks still having an issue with the RCA 100 boxes, from what I have read thus far, it points to only 1 user, but that is still important for us to chase down. Some options to try would be to try a smaller antenna, as many have found this helped. I would try to de-tune the antenna, we are puttting out a strong signal to north of Ft Pierce and south to Cutler Ridge. If Dr Guava wants to email me, or call I would be happy to come out to help with testing at his site. I am also interested if any others are still having issues. I too am enjoying nearly flawless reception of WPTV DT, I did notice a few freeze frames during Vegas and ER this past week, and we will try to address that cause this week.


OK. I figured those ERP numbers might simply reflect a maximum allowed by the license. So, how does anyone determine what the actual transmitting power is of any individual station at any particular time?
post #3137 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by WPTV DT DOE
WPTV DT
ERP, Effective Radiated Power. This is the maximum level of power we are authorized by the FCC to radiate. To achieve proper ERP, we use the gain of a two tube HD transmitter, to produce about 43kw of power, the rest of the gain comes from the transmission line and primarily the antenna. We check these levels every day, and measure them at least twice a year with test equipment. WPEC DT and some Miami stations are broadcasting on VHF, which requires about 1/3 of the power we need for UHF allotments...that is the reason for the lower ERP numbers on those stations. Our prior pixelization and signal level issues pointed to our amplifier boards, in error in production of them caused us to constantly calibrate the transmitter, the readings would not hold. Until we finally came across the problem boards, fixed them, and now the transmitter runs at more stable power output levels. We also isolated a problem in the microwave path that was getting the signal from the studio to the transmitter site, and repaired it. We continue to chase an elusive audio sync issue, and working on PSIP to be turned up as well as 5.1 audio. We are concerned with folks still having an issue with the RCA 100 boxes, from what I have read thus far, it points to only 1 user, but that is still important for us to chase down. Some options to try would be to try a smaller antenna, as many have found this helped. I would try to de-tune the antenna, we are puttting out a strong signal to north of Ft Pierce and south to Cutler Ridge. If Dr Guava wants to email me, or call I would be happy to come out to help with testing at his site. I am also interested if any others are still having issues. I too am enjoying nearly flawless reception of WPTV DT, I did notice a few freeze frames during Vegas and ER this past week, and we will try to address that cause this week.

Thank you Dave for the update. This is great information.
post #3138 of 9316
Thread Starter 
Aside from requiring less power on a VHF channel for comparable coverage, we have to protect an analog station on channe l13 in Tampa from interference.
post #3139 of 9316
Thank you Dave McKinley and Dave McRoy for the valued information. If I were able to mount a proper antenna outside, instead of in the attic, I'm pretty sure my problem would be solved. last night I did some antenna tweaking and I did get a little bit of improvement. I Tivo'd Las Vegas from WPTV-DT and it looks and sounds great. The PQ looks as good or better than HD Net.
post #3140 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by teejay44
Any suggestions for antenna with Sam 160 and Directv ? I live just west of the "Rapids" water park...45th & Military.....Right now I have a "home made " antenna in the attic that recieves 5-1,12-1 very good .25-1 almost never/ 29-1 good,34-1 nyet,59-1 nope,67-1 good,67-2 good,67-3 good,67-4 good.....BTW is the Samsung 160 prone to be defective in certain aspects ?
DVI connection, freeze ups, PQ ??
Have had it since 12/03...with composite connection...Thanx and I appreciate all the info in the archived post's..Tj

Composite connection? Are you sure? If so then you are not really going to have the eye popping picture quality from HD sources you might be expecting. You need to use the DVI or component outputs; otherwise, there really is not much point to having this or any other HD receiver. This would certainly be why you might be wondering if it has a PQ problem.

I have not used the DVI connection so I cannot comment on that feature for the TS-160. I am using the component connection to my set. The picture quality has been excellent from my perspective.

My TS-160 used to freeze from time to time when I first got it. It has not frozen since the firmware was upgraded in May 2003 to version 1.0.10 through the DirecTV sats.

What version does your TS-160 currently have installed? If it is connected to a properly aligned dish then you should have 1.0.10. If not you will likely have whatever it shipped with. To check go:

Menu -> Setup -> System -> System Information

Look for the "Software Version" in the list.

My TS-160 originally came with version 1.0.04 and it was upgraded to 1.0.06 the night after it was connected to the dish. I know version 1.0.06 locked up. The lockups were extremely frustrating because I had to pull the plug to reset the box and then wait while it downloaded guide data from the sat. I do not remember if I had any lockup problems with 1.0.04 since I only had that version for the week between when I got the receiver and got it connected to the dish.

If you already have version 1.0.10 then I would worry about whether you have a cooling problem. Make sure it is getting good ventilation in the location you have it and the ventilation holes are not blocked.
post #3141 of 9316
I have the 1.0.10 update...
I had read post's in a HD hardware thread that some people were being sent the newer Samsung reciever B/C of the freeze-ups..

When my Direct tv reciever and tri-dish were installed in Dec-03 the installer didn't seem familiar with the DVI cable and when he hooked it up had a black and white picture ,he called in and mumbled about "another bad box"...Nothing he did corrected the problem, and he insinuated that I was going to need to to wait for a new box...So I went over and hooked up the component cables ( sorry if I wrote composite) and the picture looked good so I told him to leave...

Now I wonder if the picture will be improved with the DVI cable..
The tv is a RP Mitsubishi , is this DVI cable different than others.?

Also is WPBF tower in Martin county ?
post #3142 of 9316
West Wing is not in HD on WPTV.....
post #3143 of 9316
Wow that was pretty quick.

I was about to crack up when they ran the brandsmart HD promo, and then all of the sudden it's HD

they must've been taking a nap...
post #3144 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by bgall
Wow that was pretty quick.

I was about to crack up when they ran the brandsmart HD promo, and then all of the sudden it's HD

they must've been taking a nap...

Or someone called the station to let them know. That is the fastest way to get these types of minor issues fixed.
post #3145 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by teejay44
I have the 1.0.10 update...
I had read post's in a HD hardware thread that some people were being sent the newer Samsung reciever B/C of the freeze-ups..

When my Direct tv reciever and tri-dish were installed in Dec-03 the installer didn't seem familiar with the DVI cable and when he hooked it up had a black and white picture ,he called in and mumbled about "another bad box"...Nothing he did corrected the problem, and he insinuated that I was going to need to to wait for a new box...So I went over and hooked up the component cables ( sorry if I wrote composite) and the picture looked good so I told him to leave...

Now I wonder if the picture will be improved with the DVI cable..
The tv is a RP Mitsubishi , is this DVI cable different than others.?

Also is WPBF tower in Martin county ?

Well, I would make sure the box is not overheating. If that isn't the issue then try the angle of getting them to send you the newer version.

My Mitsubishi set is from before they started including DVI on the "HD upgradeable" units, so I cannot test the DVI output from my TS-160. you might check the Input assignment menu on the set. Maybe the DVI has different modes to choose from. From the manual I looked in on their web site for one of the newer models it appears there are different possible selections/modes for this input. Maybe a different one will work - that is if different settings exist for the Mitsubishi DVI input, I could be wrong here.

I doubt you will see much, if any, improvement in the PQ using DVI cables unless your current component cables are really cheap. In which case an upgrade to the component cables would be in order.

Yes, WPBF's tower is pretty much at the county line. Along with WTVX's tower.
post #3146 of 9316
Well, so much for WPTV-DT's stable HD broadcasts. Although they flipped the HD switch a few minutes into West Wing (since it started out in SD ), now the "black flash" problem was back, and it was very irritating as it occurred every 10-20 seconds or so intermittantly throughout the HD broadcast. In addition, their signal was fluctuating horribly as well...something is definitely very wrong...again.

I hope this wasn't the case, but I wonder if Dave and his team messed around with their equipment in order to find out what their issue is with that old, RCA DTC-100 box...like I said, I'm just afraid they would mess it up again. Although there's definitely a negative pattern evolving (bad - fixed - good - bad - fixed - good - bad ...), let's hope they can get back on track again.
post #3147 of 9316
Grrr... I hope not, this sucks the signal is all over the place now, can't get a lock
post #3148 of 9316
This is just an update on the HD Tivo HR10-250. It seems that the OTA tuners are similar to what I had in the Mitsubishi HRD-5. I did manage to get WPTV-DT 5-1 to lock steady at about 85 percent. First I tried removing all amplification from the big RS antenna in the attic - a straight shot to the receiver. I still got WPBF-DT 25-1 (my furthest station) but 5-1 still faded. WFLX-DT 29-1 does not count since they are at low power. What's frustrating is that as soon as I disconnected the RG-6 from the antenna 5-1 would crank up to 100 percent. Talk about overloading! The thing likes a 4 foot piece of coax best.
Next I tried the RS in-line variable attenuator - it didn't seem to make much difference.
I realized that 5-1 worked when I used just the rabbit ears behind the TV so I decided to combine that with the attic antenna. After a bit of tweaking all is well. With the exception of 29-1 (at low power) all local DT stations stayed locked tonight.

Thank you everyone here for all of the help and suggestions.

EDIT 10:28PM - I didn't watch the West Wing tonight so I do not know if it unlocked for me too. I can't check it because others are sleeping.
post #3149 of 9316
David,

AS I have mention before it is not a signal strength issue at my location with channel 55 but a signal quality/transmission at your location. I have a dish 6000 HDTV receiver connected to same over the air antenna and 55-1 comes in just fine along with all the other stations. My RCA DTC 100 gets all stations except 55. I have four different friends in the area with an RCA DTC 100 who can't get channel 55 but can get all other stations.

I hate to be a pain in the you know what but I am an Electrical Engineer and I am telling you that there are some issues with your equipment that that interferes with your signal integrity and is causing the signal problems with the RCA DTC 100.

I did receive 55 on my RCA DTC 100 back a few months when you change something in fact it was stable for a few months but over the last three months no signal.

I understand how complex this whole HDTV system setup is and probably finding the culprit on this issue is not easy, however thanks for trying and good luck in finding the needle in the haystack.

At least for now I can get NBC via 6-1.

Thanks
post #3150 of 9316
Quote:


Originally posted by ElectricPickle
My First Impression of the HR10-250 HD DirecTiVo

I assume you got this from Value Electronics? Has anyone seen this in any stores or pre-order capability?
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