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post #14881 of 15283
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Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post

17.1 mysteriously reappeared this afternoon. Weird.
I don't get it?
That being said, Burlington is my hometown. Cummings HS class of '98.

I, too, am class of 1998. But I didn't live in Burlington (or NC) until 2 years ago. I am getting nothing on ch 44 - looking at the TV Fool coverage map of the station, that's not surprising. I have also learned that WTNC is also its own station, not just the -2 of WUVC. Does WTNC show Telefutura in HD on the -1 and Univision SD on the -2?
post #14882 of 15283
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

 I have also learned that WTNC is also its own station, not just the -2 of WUVC. Does WTNC show Telefutura in HD on the -1 and Univision SD on the -2?

 

According to rabbitears.info, that is almost the case. WTNC broadcasts on RF 40. 40.1 is Univision in high def, but it displays as 26-2 via PSIP. The Telefutura channel on RF40  is physically 40.2, but it displays as 26-1, a standard definition channel.

 

In other words, the low-power WTNC (virtual channel 26) on RF 40 seems to be broadcasting exactly the same stuff that the full-power WUVC (virtual channel 40) broadcasts on RF 38.

 

I have never received WTNC (a Telefutura affiliate) OTA on RF 40. According to TVFool, that low-power transmitter is located in Durham and only serves that city. I have only seen WTNC as the -2 subchannel of the Univision station WUVC, which is a full-power station.

 

Univision owns Telefutura.

I think that Univision is just using the low-power WTNC transmitter as a way of extending the coverage area for both networks.

There might be a few people in Durham who are out of range of WUVC but can receive the WTNC signal.

post #14883 of 15283
28 WRDC My network tv
40 WUVC Univision

These channels have been added in HD on Directv today.
post #14884 of 15283
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Originally Posted by jamieh1 View Post

28 WRDC My network tv
40 WUVC Univision
These channels have been added in HD on Directv today.

I don't care as much about channel 40... since I don't speak spanish, at least not any more than I can remember from high school and sesame st... but good news for those who do watch channel 40!

I wish Dish would pickup 22 and 28 in HD... I had hoped that the recent Sinclair dispute would result in pickup of the HD feeds as part of their new agreement, but haven't heard any word regarding that beyond the initial 2 week negotiation extension.

Still hoping for 22 + 28 in HD, though, even more pressure now that DirecTV has all of our locals in HD... except I guess TCT and I can't pickup Ion anymore OTA so I don't know if our local Ion is in HD or not.
post #14885 of 15283
I don't think Ion is HD anywhere on Directv.

The TCT national feed is on 377; I am surprised that Directv doesn't carry the local TCT channels are they are slightly different than the national and, at least in the case of our local TCT affiliates, WRAY and WLXI, full power channels. Wouldn't they qualify for must-carry?
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The Ion affiliate WRPX is in 720p HD for the main channel, 47.1.

The subchannels 47.2 (children's programs) and 47.3 (some lifestyle shows similar to LiveWell) are in standard def.

 

The OTA signal in west Raleigh is pretty good, considering that the transmitter is way out east of Louisburg.

I have an indoor antenna with a built-in variable amp. For most of the local stations amplification does not make much difference,

but for WRPX it definitely does..

post #14887 of 15283
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The TCT national feed is on 377; I am surprised that Directv doesn't carry the local TCT channels are they are slightly different than the national and, at least in the case of our local TCT affiliates, WRAY and WLXI, full power channels. Wouldn't they qualify for must-carry?

TCT's local stations gave up carriage on DirecTV in exchange for nation-wide carriage of their national feed. That's why WLXI and WRAY are available on Dish and TWC, but will never bee seen again on DirecTV.
post #14888 of 15283
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

I don't think Ion is HD anywhere on Directv.

Ion HD is coming soon. Its already uplinked but there was a issue with the contract (it was suppose to be launched 2 weeks ago with the other HD we got)
post #14889 of 15283
The ion east HD feed will be the national feed and will be on Ch 305. Not sure if this will be remapped to cover the local #s. I get ion over the air on ch 38.1 and 38.2 and 38.3 WEPX Greenville NC.
post #14890 of 15283
Getting WHFL-CD this morning in SE VA...
post #14891 of 15283
Where is TheCOOLTV? It is just a black screen WRDC 28-2 and WMYV 48-2!
post #14892 of 15283
Been pulled off of Sinclair stations...
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Any reason why? I liked that channel!!
post #14894 of 15283
well if its like previous companies that carried them, they (Cooltv) defaulted on payment
post #14895 of 15283
Are any of you seeing East Carolina and Appalachia in HD on Warner? No HD down here, and showing High school FB on the HD channel it is supposed to be on. Game being shown in letterbox on 534 SD
post #14896 of 15283
Is SportSouth not available in Raleigh? Is the cut-off at the DMA line?

It was on two local RSNs in Alamance County - Sportsouth and FSN-Cincinatti.
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

Is SportSouth not available in Raleigh? Is the cut-off at the DMA line?

It was on two local RSNs in Alamance County - Sportsouth and FSN-Cincinatti.

 

Generally speaking, people in Raleigh don't give a hoot about the Atlanta Braves or any of the SEC sports teams.

This is ACC country, and to the extent that anyone cares about teams from outside the region, it's likely to be transplants from the northeast who want to see Yankees and Red Sox games, and maybe the Giants and Patriots in the NFL.

Maybe some Philadelphia teams, too.

post #14898 of 15283
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Originally Posted by veedon View Post

The Ion affiliate WRPX is in 720p HD for the main channel, 47.1.
The subchannels 47.2 (children's programs) and 47.3 (some lifestyle shows similar to LiveWell) are in standard def.

The OTA signal in west Raleigh is pretty good, considering that the transmitter is way out east of Louisburg.
I have an indoor antenna with a built-in variable amp. For most of the local stations amplification does not make much difference,
but for WRPX it definitely does..

Is their signal pretty strong? The reason I ask is I live north of Pittsboro about 3 miles off of 87. I have a CM 4221HD pointed towards the antenna farm in Garner, that's my understanding where they are at, and I can get the ION channels pretty regularly. I do have a pre-amp but I don't remember what model it is off hand. What confuses me is that I tend to get more channels with my 2008 panasonic than I do with my 2011 LG even though they are hooked to the same cable with a splitter.
post #14899 of 15283
No audio at all on WRAL HD during Craig Ferguson tonight over TWC.
post #14900 of 15283
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Originally Posted by gtrippleb View Post

Is their signal pretty strong? The reason I ask is I live north of Pittsboro about 3 miles off of 87. I have a CM 4221HD pointed towards the antenna farm in Garner, that's my understanding where they are at, and I can get the ION channels pretty regularly. I do have a pre-amp but I don't remember what model it is off hand. What confuses me is that I tend to get more channels with my 2008 panasonic than I do with my 2011 LG even though they are hooked to the same cable with a splitter.
WRPX is between Louisburg and Rocky Mount, not in Garner.
post #14901 of 15283
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Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays View Post

WRPX is between Louisburg and Rocky Mount, not in Garner.
I guess my comment wasn't to clear. What I meant was that I have my antenna pointed towards Garner which would make the signal coming from WRPX on the edge of my antenna. This was the reason for my question. I would think I would need to point my antenna towards WRPX in order to get a clean signal. Thanks for the information.
post #14902 of 15283
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Originally Posted by gtrippleb View Post

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Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays View Post

WRPX is between Louisburg and Rocky Mount, not in Garner.
I guess my comment wasn't to clear. What I meant was that I have my antenna pointed towards Garner which would make the signal coming from WRPX on the edge of my antenna. This was the reason for my question. I would think I would need to point my antenna towards WRPX in order to get a clean signal. Thanks for the information.

It would be tough for you to receive WRPX if you're in Pittsboro.

You might try WFPX or WGPX for your Ion affiliate, but even those would be tough.

Neither one is in the same direction as the Garner farm, so if your antenna is highly directional, you might need to adjust it.

According to TVFool, you are in an area that does not have a strong signal from any of the Ion affiliates.

post #14903 of 15283
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Originally Posted by veedon View Post

It would be tough for you to receive WRPX if you're in Pittsboro.
You might try WFPX or WGPX for your Ion affiliate, but even those would be tough.
Neither one is in the same direction as the Garner farm, so if your antenna is highly directional, you might need to adjust it.
According to TVFool, you are in an area that does not have a strong signal from any of the Ion affiliates.

I'm kind of surprised myself. With the CM 4221HD and the pre-amp I have, I can watch WRPX-DT (47.1, 47.2, and 47.3) on a pretty consistant basis. Sometimes it will pixelate or whatever you call it when the signal isn't very strong, but for the most part I can watch it. Which is why I thought maybe they had a strong signal. I'll have to look and see what the strength is when I get home. If I turn my antenna towards Raleigh/Durham more, then it comes in pretty strong. If I remember correctly there seems to be a sweet spot that allows me to get ION, CBS, ABC, NBC, and the others.

On my panasonic, I can usually get WFMY and WGHP but on my LG it's sporadic. These are coming from the backside of my antenna which to me seems pretty good for the CM 4221HD.

This is the TV Fool report for my location.
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de7795c8df6880f
Edited by gtrippleb - 9/6/12 at 8:43am
post #14904 of 15283
Question about 17.1 from NW Raleigh.

I have an antenna mounted on the roof of my house and receive 37 channels, and receive 5.1 11.1 50.1 all without issue but get extremely low unwatchable signal on 17.1. This issue is through a tivo premeire. On my cheap olevia tv with buildt in tuner 17.1 comes in very clear without issue.

Any ideas what is going on with 17.1 on my tivo and is there anything Ican do to get the signal back to watchable status?

I am using an rca ant800r antenna, at least 45 feet off the ground near glenwood and duraleigh.
post #14905 of 15283
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Originally Posted by dunkaholic54 View Post

Question about 17.1 from NW Raleigh.

I have an antenna mounted on the roof of my house and receive 37 channels, and receive 5.1 11.1 50.1 all without issue but get extremely low unwatchable signal on 17.1. This issue is through a tivo premeire. On my cheap olevia tv with buildt in tuner 17.1 comes in very clear without issue.

Any ideas what is going on with 17.1 on my tivo and is there anything Ican do to get the signal back to watchable status?

I am using an rca ant800r antenna, at least 45 feet off the ground near glenwood and duraleigh.

 

Have you tried connecting the antenna cable directly to the set, without using the Tivo?

You didn't mention whether you are using any splitters or whether you have a long cable run that could be causing signal losses.

I don't see why that would affect only WNCN, though. With your rooftop antenna, you should not have any trouble at all getting all of the stations in this market.

post #14906 of 15283
The tivo is the tuner for a projector, so direct connection is not possible, cable run is less than 100 feet at longest and is split to two tuners.
post #14907 of 15283
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Originally Posted by dunkaholic54 View Post

Question about 17.1 from NW Raleigh.
I have an antenna mounted on the roof of my house and receive 37 channels, and receive 5.1 11.1 50.1 all without issue but get extremely low unwatchable signal on 17.1.

Could be because 17.1 is broadcasting on actual UHF 17, which is out on the end of the UHF spectrum (runs from 14-51 these days). Some antenna designs aren't too efficient on the ends of the spectrum, and some tuners have problems tuning in the ends of the spectrum.

You could try a different antenna if you wanted. I'm using a CM 4220HD (little tiny thing) over near Meredith, and I'm getting 17.1 at 100% with it. And it's got only half the height you're using (it's less that 2m off my roof). Heck, I'm even getting 11.1 at 100% (the only HDTV station in the area still using a VHF signal), and that's well off the range for a 4220, but I'm less than 13 miles from the Garner antenna farm. I'd be surprised if it didn't work for all the area stations.
post #14908 of 15283
Is OTA 28.2 dead today for everyone else?
post #14909 of 15283
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Originally Posted by SteelWill View Post

Is OTA 28.2 dead today for everyone else?

And how often do you check ? - It's been gone for at least a week now....
post #14910 of 15283
Well my TV has a habit of dropping dead stations (17.3 & 50.3 dropped on their own) but this has still been showing up in my station list. Today is the first day I've tuned to it in probably a week. Is it gone for good?
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