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post #4981 of 7863
Well, my wife called today and spoke to someone who at least seemed to understand that we could get HD channels with our basic cable package; however, the lady basically said they are required to provide the the channels, but they don't service them. They would not send out a service tech and basically said "you're screwed" in so many words.

As an aside, I tried my friend's antenna and couldn't pick up squat.
post #4982 of 7863
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Originally Posted by kpmcateer View Post

As an aside, I tried my friend's antenna and couldn't pick up squat.

At your location you need an outdoor antenna..you can't treat digital like analog and throw up any old antenna and at least get some sort of picture. See www.tvfool.com
post #4983 of 7863
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

At your location you need an outdoor antenna..you can't treat digital like analog and throw up any old antenna and at least get some sort of picture. See www.tvfool.com

I've checked that site and some others as well, and they all say, given my address, I should be able to pick up WCCB and WSOC with an indoor antenna. I was able to get WTVI-HD with his antenna and a non-HD WSOC, but everything else that came in was fuzzy. I figure I'll try a few different indoor ones to see if I can find something that works for me.
post #4984 of 7863
I found a cool-looking indoor amplified antenna at RatShack that, even buried within the center of my house, works much better than a huge Channelmaster UHF/VHF antenna I had outside on top of my storage building. It's amazing. I have it hooked up to my Macbook via EyeTV for an emergency third tuner should I need one.
post #4985 of 7863
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Originally Posted by kpmcateer View Post

I've checked that site and some others as well, and they all say, given my address, I should be able to pick up WCCB and WSOC with an indoor antenna. I was able to get WTVI-HD with his antenna and a non-HD WSOC, but everything else that came in was fuzzy. I figure I'll try a few different indoor ones to see if I can find something that works for me.

You were able to get WTVI-DT OTA but not WSOC-DT? That doesn't sound right. WTVI and WSOC both transmitt from the same neighborhood, but WTVI only has something like 2kw and is almost impossible to pick up anywhere whereas WSOC's 1 megawatt is rock solid just about everywhere. BTW, fox engineer, excellent, solid OTA DT reception is VERY possible throughout the CHarlotte area with an indoor antenna. At 25 miles out from WCCB-WSOC, etc. I get rock solid indoor reception on 9, 18, even 58 and 64. Ditto from 35 miles out on 3, 36, 46, and 55----we don't even get analog 3 here AT ALL. I'm surprised, as a broadcast engineer you would spread around that indoor antenna reception of DT is improbable or impossible! Fact is, no matter how I adjust my Silver Sensor, I still get 18 (DT27) at 90% or better....
post #4986 of 7863
At least they're taking advantage of SDV:

2/25: Sci-Fi HD moves from 214 to 215 and News14 HD gets added to 214
post #4987 of 7863
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Originally Posted by stannc View Post

At least they're taking advantage of SDV:

2/25: Sci-Fi HD moves from 214 to 215 and News14 HD gets added to 214

I dunno, I do enjoy 18 hours a day of FSN showing color bars "in HD".
post #4988 of 7863
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Originally Posted by moedog View Post

I'm surprised, as a broadcast engineer you would spread around that indoor antenna reception of DT is improbable or impossible! Fact is, no matter how I adjust my Silver Sensor, I still get 18 (DT27) at 90% or better....

I didn't say improbable or impossible.. I said "need" outdoor antenna. I have been working with DT since 1997..was one of the guys who put BTV on air and participated in the USSB-CEMA antenna testing that is the basis of antennaweb.org..So am quite familiar with what it takes for reliable reception.
And indoor antennas aren't optimum. Did a lot of testing out where KPmcateer is so I know the area. You are not typical.
post #4989 of 7863
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Originally Posted by stannc View Post

2/25: Sci-Fi HD moves from 214 to 215 and News14 HD gets added to 214

I always thought it odd that I could get News14 HD on the regular cable but not through the box. Glad to see it finally coming.
post #4990 of 7863
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Originally Posted by Gedd View Post

I always thought it odd that I could get News14 HD on the regular cable but not through the box. Glad to see it finally coming.


If you look at the channel change page, it actually says that News14 Carolina (Digital) is being added. News14 isn't HD and probably isn't going HD quite yet. They are just adding a digital version of the channel.
post #4991 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tarheelone View Post

If you look at the channel change page, it actually says that News14 Carolina (Digital) is being added. News14 isn't HD and probably isn't going HD quite yet. They are just adding a digital version of the channel.

I noticed that, too. But at least here in Charlotte, they have always had both an analog and a digital SD version simulcast... if you tuned 14 via a TV tuner you got the analog version, and if you tuned 14 via a digital STB you got the digital version. Putting it on 214 in SD here in Charlotte would only be a channel mapping trick. The only reason I could see for that is to keep it in front of people like me who just surf in the 200's (where our broadcast and cable HDs live) and hardly ever look down there near 14 anymore.
post #4992 of 7863
Honestly, I've always wondered why they don't make more channel mapping changes. Like grouping channels into "neighborhoods" or matching On-demand channels next to the regular channel. Or mapping HD channels next to SD channels.
post #4993 of 7863
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Originally Posted by swamphhh View Post

Honestly, I've always wondered why they don't make more channel mapping changes. Like grouping channels into "neighborhoods" or matching On-demand channels next to the regular channel. Or mapping HD channels next to SD channels.

It'd be nice if they'd simply give us the ability to lock out channels we don't want or need...

Or let you build your own custom channel lists.
post #4994 of 7863
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Originally Posted by jcalabria View Post

I noticed that, too. But at least here in Charlotte, they have always had both an analog and a digital SD version simulcast... if you tuned 14 via a TV tuner you got the analog version, and if you tuned 14 via a digital STB you got the digital version. Putting it on 214 in SD here in Charlotte would only be a channel mapping trick. The only reason I could see for that is to keep it in front of people like me who just surf in the 200's (where our broadcast and cable HDs live) and hardly ever look down there near 14 anymore.

OMG, there's channels with numbers less than 200
post #4995 of 7863
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Originally Posted by jcalabria View Post

I noticed that, too. But at least here in Charlotte, they have always had both an analog and a digital SD version simulcast... if you tuned 14 via a TV tuner you got the analog version, and if you tuned 14 via a digital STB you got the digital version. Putting it on 214 in SD here in Charlotte would only be a channel mapping trick. The only reason I could see for that is to keep it in front of people like me who just surf in the 200's (where our broadcast and cable HDs live) and hardly ever look down there near 14 anymore.

Yep, this change is only about keeping News 14 in front of those of us who don't associate with the steerage below 200.
post #4996 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tarheelone View Post

News14 isn't HD and probably isn't going HD quite yet. They are just adding a digital version of the channel.

Hrm, weird. I'll have to try pulling it up again, but I could've sworn the version I had up via my QAM tuner was HD.
post #4997 of 7863
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Originally Posted by Gedd View Post

Hrm, weird. I'll have to try pulling it up again, but I could've sworn the version I had up via my QAM tuner was HD.

No HD there, but I bet Traver's would like to have it in his budget soon....
post #4998 of 7863
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Originally Posted by rdgcss View Post

OMG, there's channels with numbers less than 200

Lies.
post #4999 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tarheelone View Post

If you look at the channel change page, it actually says that News14 Carolina (Digital) is being added. News14 isn't HD and probably isn't going HD quite yet. They are just adding a digital version of the channel.


Damn, there go my hopes of watching Tara in HD
post #5000 of 7863
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Damn, there go my hopes of watching Tara in HD


Tera is in HD everymorning 6am-8am on Ch-240...

http://www.myfoxcharlotte.com/myfox/...Y&pageId=5.3.1
post #5001 of 7863
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Tera is in HD everymorning 6am-8am on Ch-240...

http://www.myfoxcharlotte.com/myfox/...Y&pageId=5.3.1

Good God yes.!!! between her and Anna in the morning what else is there to watch......
post #5002 of 7863
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Originally Posted by ybsane View Post

Good God yes.!!! between her and Anna in the morning what else is there to watch......

Well...try Morgan at 1030pm..
post #5003 of 7863
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Well...try Morgan at 1030pm..

she is most certainly a little hottie
post #5004 of 7863
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Originally Posted by supasexyp View Post

she is most certainly a little hottie

Didn't you mean "fox"?
post #5005 of 7863
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Originally Posted by stannc View Post

At least they're taking advantage of SDV:

2/25: Sci-Fi HD moves from 214 to 215 and News14 HD gets added to 214

Silly me, I believed this.......
post #5006 of 7863
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Originally Posted by Robert_W View Post

Didn't you mean "fox"?

No I meant hottie
post #5007 of 7863
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Originally Posted by supasexyp View Post

she is most certainly a little hottie

LOL She often participates here...
post #5008 of 7863
Either way, they didn't make the channel change as 'promised'.

I've started surfing the 200+ neighborhood even on my SD sets, as the chopped sides (especially on WCNC) are driving me batty.


Is anyone else using Explorer 4250 boxes? I have a problem where they're locking up on a regular basis. Wondering if its a signal issue or the two are just bad boxes...
post #5009 of 7863
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Originally Posted by stannc View Post

Either way, they didn't make the channel change as 'promised'.

It was never promised as HD. It said it was going to be digital. The HD was a misprint here. If you check the channel change page you will see it just says digital. The digital channel was added here as promised.

http://www.timewarnercable.com/Carol...nelchange.html
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LOL She often participates here...

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