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post #511 of 701
Saw a news item on WYOU which gave a progress report on the conversion to high definition. Report showed the new antenna going up and said that a full power signal will be on the digital channel at the end of the month. Since the same company also owns WBRE, I suspect that that channel will also be showing high definition by the end of October. Hope their schedule holds up.
post #512 of 701
Yes, you are correct Tom. They will both go HD on the same day. Where did you see that report?
post #513 of 701
Those of you living here and particularly Arrowhead Lakes, what channels were you able to get very well despite all the trees and with what equipment?

Thanks
post #514 of 701
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Originally Posted by Thomas Willard View Post

Saw a news item on WYOU which gave a progress report on the conversion to high definition. Report showed the new antenna going up and said that a full power signal will be on the digital channel at the end of the month. Since the same company also owns WBRE, I suspect that that channel will also be showing high definition by the end of October. Hope their schedule holds up.

I have only picked these stations up once, but I am 45 miles away (Orefield). Will the full power signal be on channels 11 and 13 as they are now? And what day in October will this happen? I assume they will use 22 and 28 when analog is chopped.
post #515 of 701
Jeff Williams Yes, you are correct Tom. They will both go HD on the same day. Where did you see that report?


We wrote to Him.
Hello,

What is the status of your High Definition upgrade?
And his reply was
Target date for WBRE and WYOU is on or around Halloween.

--Randy Williams

C. Randolph Williams

I noticed that Channel 22 was off the Air last week for 2 or 3 days.
Do we now have a updated Date as to when this may start...
post #516 of 701
The new date is by November 11th. Everything seems to be on track to hit that date; maybe even a few days early.
post #517 of 701
4 days to go, can't wait to see CBS and NBC in HD, will look great on my PL5000N
post #518 of 701
Slight delay because of the weather. Things will be officially on by Monday, but likely by late Saturday. Keep the fingers crossed.

They will go full power before passing the HD signal. Look for that to happen by Wednesday morning.
post #519 of 701
Late Saturday of next week, correct?
post #520 of 701
The 12th, this Saturday.
post #521 of 701
Awesome, thanks.
post #522 of 701
*fingers crossed*
post #523 of 701
Jeff:

Thanks for the update, but I have a question. Every since hooking up my ATSC tuner in my home theater I have been receiving WBRE and WYOU on their respective digital channel assignments but with the standard definition signal at a decent signal strength. I saw on the news some weeks ago a report that a new antenna was being installed. Why can't they just send out the high definition signal on what antenna and transmitter equipment that has been sending out the standard definition digital signal for all these months?
post #524 of 701
Jeff.

Just wondering.
I live in Pittston.
My Father in Wyoming.

Yesterday and for a day or so, both 22 and 28 have been off the air.

Last night Still nothing on mine. But Father in Wyoming says if he punches in 22 on his tv it goes to a 2-1 dtv and not 22-1 and on that it had Channel 22 working??
I could not do that. It would not work. Any reason or what is that channel he is showing?
Are the Stations still going to stay 22-1 using 13? I believe and 28-1 as 11?
post #525 of 701
WYOU (13-1 mapped at 22-1) and WBRE (11-1 mapped at 28-1) are now both HD and full power.
post #526 of 701
YES Finally!!!!!!!!
post #527 of 701
Awesome! Not in WB at the moment - I have Adelphia cable, does this mean I'll be able to get these at channels 722 and 728, respectively? Thanks!
post #528 of 701
Both signals reaching Moscow and my modest outdoor antenna with enough power to peg the tuner's signal strength meter.
post #529 of 701
Tom,

The antenna and transmitter were replaced because they could not output the full power signal that the new HD needed. The antenna was also mounted higher up on the tower to give better coverage.

Fatbob,

Think most of your questions are probably answered by now. The last few days were just steps in the process to get things up and running. The channels will stay 22-1(13) and 28-1(11).

Note for Sunday morning, the 13th, from the WYOU/WBRE chief engineer:

Tomorrow around 8:30 / 9:00 AM WBRE and WYOU-DT will be off. WYOU 22 (Analog) will be at 5-10% power.

The last part of this project is my new tower lighting system. Tomorrow the tower crew will climb to the very top of our tower and analog antenna with RF Suits on to instal the top beacon.

I will make sure that WBRE-DT and WYOU-DT are back on BEFORE NFL on WYOU and NASCAR on NBC!
post #530 of 701
Bummer, not on Adelphia's cable yet...
post #531 of 701
I don't think we will see them on Adelphia at all. I got the feeling that they wouldn't be added until Comcast took over.
post #532 of 701
Great. We have all the major stations using the HD.

Any idea on when WB and PAX might go HD?
Time Frame?
post #533 of 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Williams View Post

I don't think we will see them on Adelphia at all. I got the feeling that they wouldn't be added until Comcast took over.

Damn. Anyway, I'll install an external antenna to catch HDTV channels anyway (from old VOOM set-up), so I'll catch them eventually anyway. I live 2 miles away from the towers, so that's nice.
post #534 of 701
Is anyone using SusCom cable in the Williamsport area for HD? I just got a HD-capable monitor and I'm trying to decide whether to go with them or Dish Network. SusCom doesn't have all the locals in HD yet, but then again Dish doesn't have *any* HD locals yet, and I don't know if they'll end up a satellite that isn't behind a tree when they do. My other concern with SusCom is what the picture quality will be like. I have their standard-definition digital cable package and the compression is terrible. I can easily see artifacts on everything but the premium channels; the Discovery Digital channels have such a low bit rate that it often takes several seconds to build the picture after tuning to them and the MTV channels aren't much better.
post #535 of 701
Just curious, but can anyone confirm that WYOU and WBRE are now feeding HD?

Thanks.

- Trip
post #536 of 701
Trip,

They both are in HD, 5.1, and full pwoer.
post #537 of 701
What's the status of 16-1, 16-3 and 56-1

Had them all about aweek ago, now nothing

receive 22-1 and 26-1

Sugaroaf PA
post #538 of 701
Sorry - I meant 16-2
post #539 of 701
Yes, WBRE andW YOU have been feeding the HD network feeds since mid November. I noticed WNEP's high def signal was off about a week ago, but as of last night was working again.
post #540 of 701
Tom

I have been receiving 56-1, 22- 1 and 28-1 since November, but have been receiving 16-1 prior to that.

Now for about a week no 16-1 or 56-1 at all. Signals varies from 20 to 40 but mostly at 20 with no picture.

22-1 and 28-1 are about 65-70 with ok reception.

What's up?
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