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post #691 of 962
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Originally Posted by systems2000 View Post

Last time I talked with someone at WITF, they told me they were flush with cash, but hadn't ordered any equipment yet and they hadn't worked out a timeline.

Email from WITF regarding W24CS from 4/2/08: It will be converted to digital by the end
of 2009 (it does not follow the same conversion time table that WITF-TV
follows).
post #692 of 962
This is 2010. Did they convert W24CS?

My "timeline" comment was referring to W38AN.
post #693 of 962
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Originally Posted by meverly View Post

CBS 21 has inferior equipment for HD Broadcasting. This is been going on at least
since I've been watching in HD (since Sept. 2006). I've emailed the chief engineer,
(a very nice guy), and they are aware. His hands seem to be tied by management
as far as getting it fixed. As an engineer, you know it bothers him everyday that that signal isn't right.

Thanks for the info. I always wondered why watching Football was so bad on CBS vs. ESPN (even when watching OTA for CBS). Lots of motion resulted in some pixelation, whereas the ESPN feed or even FOX had beutiful pictures. Now I know why.
post #694 of 962
Also, just had FIOS installed, I do notice PQ is better on some channels than what I was getting with Comcast (NFL-HD, ESPN-HD). I still use OTA signals for my locals, so can't comment on the PQ difference there, but as I understand it, Verizon doesn't compress the signal today, so I wouldn't expect any difference.
post #695 of 962
post #696 of 962
I was really upset about WLYH broadcasting Smallville in 4:3 and then squishing it down to 16:9 within 4:3, so they could put in the topside banner.
post #697 of 962
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Originally Posted by Jator View Post

Thanks for the info. I always wondered why watching Football was so bad on CBS vs. ESPN (even when watching OTA for CBS). Lots of motion resulted in some pixelation, whereas the ESPN feed or even FOX had beutiful pictures. Now I know why.

Simple.. CBS uses 1080i and Fox and ESPN both use 720p. Progressive tends to be smoother on fast motion.
post #698 of 962
FOX SPORTS NET PITTSBURGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh happy day, I've waited a long time for this. I can finally watch my dear Penguins instead of those stinkin flyers.

FSN Pitt - 104-1

I think i just shed a tear....

Let's go Pens!
post #699 of 962
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Originally Posted by jra166 View Post

FOX SPORTS NET PITTSBURG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh happy day, I've waited a long time for this. I can finally watch my dear Penguins instead of those stinkin flyers.

FSN Pitt - 104-1

I think i just shed a tear....

Let's go Pens!

On what, Comcast???
post #700 of 962
Yes on Comcast.
post #701 of 962
Which system are you on? And is it SD or HD?

FiOS has had it in HD since the summer. I absolutely love it. I just wish the DVR were bigger.
post #702 of 962
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Originally Posted by LowandSlow View Post

Which system are you on? And is it SD or HD?

FiOS has had it in HD since the summer. I absolutely love it. I just wish the DVR were bigger.

DirecTV has had FSN Pittsburgh HD for years.
post #703 of 962
It appears the translator for WITF is on air, I just did a rescan and found 33-3 on RF33 with a signal of 100%
post #704 of 962
W38AN

I'll have to check that when the wife gets finished with her shows.

I wonder if anyone in Frederick, MD has noticed it yet?
post #705 of 962
Yep! 33-3 only.
post #706 of 962
Great to have WITF again and even with rabbit ears. Now if only other Harrisburg, York, Lancaster stations would consider translators on that tower, they would easily cover the Cumberland Valley.
post #707 of 962
I wonder why WITF is not using the 38-1 virtual channel number?
post #708 of 962
Probably to reduce confusion.

- Trip
post #709 of 962
Much like WPNB is doing.
post #710 of 962
Yes most translators like WNBP and WVPY id as the parent channel, but why 33-3, when I am able to get WITF RF-36 PSIP is 33-1, I wonder what the Reading translators PSIP is? 33-2?

I am really surprised how well i am receiving it.
post #711 of 962
To my knowledge, W24CS is not yet on the air.

I imagine they're using 33-3 so as to be able to identify which station a person is receiving.

- Trip
post #712 of 962
Makes good operational sense, but does WITF have any subs?
post #713 of 962
No. At one time they planned to add MHz WorldView (as seen on 30-1) but that never happened. I had it listed on RabbitEars for a long time but when I finally e-mailed them 6 months after the announced date, they said it wasn't happening anymore.

- Trip
post #714 of 962
My TV maps both a 15-1 and 15-2. But I only get video and audio on 15-1. Is there anything on 15-2? The signal strength is very strong but no video or audio, just a blank screen. There is a display guide with shows listed.
post #715 of 962
They've had a second program set up in their stream for a very long time but I've never seen them look like they're doing anything with it. The audio and video feeds it claims to point to don't exist.

- Trip
post #716 of 962
Correct.. there is no programming on 15.2 (WLYH)

Also, WITF decided not to use the MHz Worldview feed, apparently due to $$$ issues.
post #717 of 962
Could someone help me out here...I'm trying to find a way I can pick up PBS and ABC from southern Lititz, PA (17543). I can get CBS (KYW) and NBC (WGAL) using my Terk indoor amplified antenna...but despite where I orient the TV, I can't get PBS or ABC...

Any ideas? Do I need to use an outdoor antenna?

I live about a mile north of Lancaster airport, and there are lots of big trees surrounding me. I live in a 1 story apartment...

thanks
post #718 of 962
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Originally Posted by atarinox View Post

Could someone help me out here...I'm trying to find a way I can pick up PBS and ABC from southern Lititz, PA (17543). I can get CBS (KYW) and NBC (WGAL) using my Terk indoor amplified antenna...but despite where I orient the TV, I can't get PBS or ABC...

Any ideas? Do I need to use an outdoor antenna?

I live about a mile north of Lancaster airport, and there are lots of big trees surrounding me. I live in a 1 story apartment...

thanks

To get ABC from either Harrisburg or Philly, you will need a VHF antenna. WHTM uses RF channel 10 and WPVI uses RF channel 6. WHTM should a lot easier to get since they are hi-VHF.

WITF should be pretty easy to get since they are UHF using channel 36. WHYY in Philly uses channel 12 (hi-VHF).

Those little Terk antennas probably won't work well since you really need something with gain that is high and away from trees. Exterior antennas would be best. If you can get UHF and VHF antennas high into the air from your QTH and point them towards Hburg, you should have no problem. Terk antennas typically only work well with nearby mid-strength to strong signals.
post #719 of 962
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

They've had a second program set up in their stream for a very long time but I've never seen them look like they're doing anything with it. The audio and video feeds it claims to point to don't exist.

- Trip

Thanks.
post #720 of 962
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Originally Posted by dewster1977 View Post

It appears the translator for WITF is on air, I just did a rescan and found 33-3 on RF33 with a signal of 100%

I can’t get it on this side of the mountain. Not that I need it. I just spun the antenna to give it a look. The Zenith 901 can see it, but not enough to lock. The much interference from WHUT.
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