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I recorded Family Guy as well but on WYDO/Greenville....no problems. Must have been local to Fox 50.
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Last word has it that Dish/Disney are agreeing to keep plugging along while they negotiate... so WTVD is safe for now.

WNCN, however, I haven't seen/heard anything new... so I guess we might be losing NBC tonight.

On an unrelated note...

FOX 50 was gone for 10-15 minutes last night... when I checked my recordings of things, during Family Guy it went to a black screen with the FOX50 logo and then a test pattern for 10-15 minutes. Wasn't sure if that was a FOX50 problem or a FOX problem last night... but surprised to see nobody else mentioning it today.

Sounds like the splicer cut out. I've seen this happen before on other FOX channels.
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Can someone tell me what use to be on channel 311/1311? Whatever was there was either removed or moved within the last week. We used to get email alerts when there would be any changes but apparently Time Warner decides to just do it now without letting us know.

Just like a couple weeks ago they moved the IFC channel and I have no idea and no warning. This is annoying. eek.gif
Edited by Daryl L - 10/1/13 at 10:31am
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Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays View Post

I recorded Family Guy as well but on WYDO/Greenville....no problems. Must have been local to Fox 50.

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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Sounds like the splicer cut out. I've seen this happen before on other FOX channels.

Thanks... I also discovered problems during the Simpsons as well... so that's two episodes to check for online. I guess it was mean of me to hope it was a FOX issue, though that would have meant a re-broadcast instead of me waiting and watching via FOX online like I'll have to end up doing..

FYI... WNCN did in fact go dark on Dish sometime around 2:00am... so we'll see how that plays out.
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Originally Posted by Daryl L View Post

Can someone tell me what use to be on channel 311/1311? Whatever was there was either removed or moved within the last week. We used to get email alerts when there would be any changes but apparently Time Warner decides to just do it now without letting us know.

Just like a couple weeks ago they moved the IFC channel and I have no idea and no warning. This is annoying. eek.gif

G4 hd. I didn't realize it either that they had deleted it.
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

FOX 50 was gone for 10-15 minutes last night... when I checked my recordings of things, during Family Guy it went to a black screen with the FOX50 logo and then a test pattern for 10-15 minutes. Wasn't sure if that was a FOX50 problem or a FOX problem last night... but surprised to see nobody else mentioning it today.

I saw this too, recording over the air. My first thought was that it had been censored, because the screen went black right after they set up a joke about the mentally handicapped. But it went on for so long that I assumed it was a technical problem. I sent an email to WRAZ last night to ask if they planned to rebroadcast the episode in its entirety sometime soon, like in the middle of the night maybe, but they haven't responded.
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G4 hd. I didn't realize it either that they had deleted it.

G4 was supposed to be "renamed" Esquire but it looks like that has changed (see link below). What channel did they replace it with?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/09/11/g4-not-being-replaced-by-esquire-will-remain-brain-dead-instead/
post #15158 of 15283
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Originally Posted by bnishida View Post

G4 was supposed to be "renamed" Esquire but it looks like that has changed (see link below). What channel did they replace it with?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/09/11/g4-not-being-replaced-by-esquire-will-remain-brain-dead-instead/

Style was renamed to Esquire. G4 is now gone from cable, has been off Directv for years. TWC said they dropped it due to low viewership. Directv dropped it a few years ago for the same reason. Hopefully, more of the bandwidth-hogging, no-original-programming cable, low-to-no-viewer channels will all start disappearing, giving more bandwidth and resources to legit channels.
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

G4 hd. I didn't realize it either that they had deleted it.

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Originally Posted by bnishida View Post

G4 was supposed to be "renamed" Esquire but it looks like that has changed (see link below). What channel did they replace it with?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/09/11/g4-not-being-replaced-by-esquire-will-remain-brain-dead-instead/

None that I'm aware of.

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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

Style was renamed to Esquire. G4 is now gone from cable, has been off Directv for years. TWC said they dropped it due to low viewership. Directv dropped it a few years ago for the same reason. Hopefully, more of the bandwidth-hogging, no-original-programming cable, low-to-no-viewer channels will all start disappearing, giving more bandwidth and resources to legit channels.

Thanks guys! I couldn't remember what was there. I just used 311 to get to the 300 block quickly. I never really watched G4 much at all in the last few years. I used to watch it when they had the computer tech shows like Leo Laporte, but not since then. So I won't be missing it. Time Warner needs to start letting us know this stuff again ahead of time. Or put up a page showing any channel change, addition or removal like they used to have before they changed the webpage layout. According to the link below the Raleigh area is getting new channel lineup soon.

News Channel Lineup

I guess we're looking at having to learn what channel our favorite stations are on again. rolleyes.gif
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I don't know why we need three different versions of the same channel? Why can't they just take the HD feed and water it down to SD for those who don't want HD? I deleted all the duplicates off my favorite list and just use the higher HD numbers. I have a few of the channels from the 100's etc that are not available in HD, but that's it.
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I'm having a lot of issues with QAM channels on my HD Homerun with Time Warner. NBC 17.1 is breaking up and pixelated every few seconds. I checked the signal meter and its moving from 100 to 30% every 5 seconds or so. Starting today none of the ABC stations work at all. Signal quality keeps going from 0 to 70 and the physical channel keeps flickering from qam 256 to auto on a constant loop. I haven't had any problems for about 4 years until now. Suggestions?
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@Stindawg, I'm not having problems with those channels, but I'm having a similar problem with WRAL today. WRAL is the one channel that has never come in pixelated, no matter where I put the antenna. Today, out of nowhere, it's pixelated every few seconds as you describe for your other channels. Perhaps something going on at the antenna farm in Garner?
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I'm not using an antenna, I'm using QAM over Time Warner. Signal strength should always be high.
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I heard a commercial on the radio today that NBC17 is off Dish Network and Dish will refund you $5 for it and to call them. I seriously doubt that is accurate.
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

I heard a commercial on the radio today that NBC17 is off Dish Network and Dish will refund you $5 for it and to call them. I seriously doubt that is accurate.
NBC 17 is currently off/blocked on DISH Network. Doesn't matter too much to me since I get my locals OTA and only use DISH network feeds when reception is marginal OTA. As for the refund, that might be worth checking on.
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

I heard a commercial on the radio today that NBC17 is off Dish Network and Dish will refund you $5 for it and to call them. I seriously doubt that is accurate.

Personally, I find it telling just how difficult Media General (who owns WNCN) must be to deal with IF Dish is willing to give customers a $5 discount than to pay Media General whatever they wanted to carry the local channel!
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I don't watch football , and I haven't seen any "must see" TV on NBC - so "so what ?" If I do want to watch NBC - WNCN comes in perfectly fine OTA for me...
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post

I don't watch football , and I haven't seen any "must see" TV on NBC - so "so what ?" If I do want to watch NBC - WNCN comes in perfectly fine OTA for me...
Well I watch the Today Show, Nightly News, and Jay Leno. And still Law & Order SVU. And Chicago Fire and Blacklist are good. So I am fortunate to receive 2 NBC affiiates with an antenna, WYFF-4 and WCNC-36. But in my area, it is Media General's CBS affiliate, WSPA-7 that has been dropped by Dish. But you can get both WSPA and WBTV-3 with an antenna.
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This isn't OTA related, but it's Raleigh TV related.

According to the Directv RSN lookup tool, SportSouth is not available on basic packages in eastern NC, including the Raleigh DMA. I used a Raleigh DMA zip code, only MASN and FS-South are listed. Why on earth do they put Hurricanes games on SportSouth? It's not even a local RSN to the market that the team is in. I understand that they still make the games available to customers, but according to the on-screen graphic, some providers do not even provide these games in HD. Directv mirrors them onto the FSSO+ feed for eastern NC. I can watch both the SportSouth+ (650-1) feed and the FSSO+ (647-1) feed and they are identical, and they seem to the be same ads that air on the FS-Carolinas subchannel. What is wrong with keeping them on the same channel all the time? I don't even think to look for them there... SPSO+ and FSSO+ are the "Bobcats channel." It makes sense for the Bobcats to be on SportSouth - that's a local RSN to Charlotte.
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I now get SportSouth on cable, and also CBS sports network again.
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Originally Posted by StinDaWg View Post

I'm having a lot of issues with QAM channels on my HD Homerun with Time Warner. NBC 17.1 is breaking up and pixelated every few seconds. I checked the signal meter and its moving from 100 to 30% every 5 seconds or so. Starting today none of the ABC stations work at all. Signal quality keeps going from 0 to 70 and the physical channel keeps flickering from qam 256 to auto on a constant loop. I haven't had any problems for about 4 years until now. Suggestions?

Same here 17.1 is unwatchable on my HD Homerun.


On another note, my Tivo with cablecard now tunes the HD channel when tuning to Time Warner channels 3, 11, 17, and 50.
Edited by SugarBowl - 10/16/13 at 6:30am
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WNCT 9 from Greenville sister station of WNCN 17 has finally gone to HD news, This is the last station in the Greenville Washington New Bern market to go HD news.
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Is anyone else having issues with WRAL? It is always there for me, usually my 4th strongest signal, but since Friday it's been gone. Late at night, it is there but only at 35-40% when it's usually over 70%. All of the others Raleigh signals, including Fox 50, are fine.
post #15174 of 15283
I guess the atmospheric conditions are in play, because I have been seeing WRAL evenings and most mornings lately when I check.
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

I guess the atmospheric conditions are in play, because I have been seeing WRAL evenings and most mornings lately when I check.

Do you normally not receive WRAL? It's like someone moved the coverage circle to the east!
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

Do you normally not receive WRAL? It's like someone moved the coverage circle to the east!

Not everyday. I get 22 and 28 the most.
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TWC updated the firmware on my Samsung DVR a couple days ago. Finally has a program guide making use of widescreen. List of recorded shows now conveniently organized in folders. Also, DVR compensates when you stop fast forwarding and backs up a few seconds. This is adjustable too. Still cant control the AC outlet though. Overall, the UI seems a little snappier and reliable.

FWIW.
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This is posted in the Charlotte TWC forum. Seems like it should be here, especially since the article mentions reception issues with WRAL on TWC.

http://www.cbcview.com/2013/11/4g-lte-cable-1-big-problem/
post #15179 of 15283
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

This is posted in the Charlotte TWC forum. Seems like it should be here, especially since the article mentions reception issues with WRAL on TWC.

http://www.cbcview.com/2013/11/4g-lte-cable-1-big-problem/

I have seen this problem since WRAL was put on this frequency. TWC has come out to the house twice. First time the tech changed the cable connectors on all the lines(from the street to my amplifier) - minor help.
The second time the tech replaced the cable from the street to the house and the cable to the amplifier. He also had TWC maintenence(they do the line work) come out because signal was low at the street. They replaced both cables from the distribution box(the cables that connect the house distribution box along the street) at the street that feeds my house and my neighbors. This improved the signal level and it made the interference almost go away but it is still present at times. Both techs were aware of the Verizon problem. So my take on this is TWC has no interest in fixing this by moving WRAL to a different freq. - although I think this would be good solution.
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Originally Posted by sjay View Post

I have seen this problem since WRAL was put on this frequency. TWC has come out to the house twice. First time the tech changed the cable connectors on all the lines(from the street to my amplifier) - minor help.
The second time the tech replaced the cable from the street to the house and the cable to the amplifier. He also had TWC maintenence(they do the line work) come out because signal was low at the street. They replaced both cables from the distribution box(the cables that connect the house distribution box along the street) at the street that feeds my house and my neighbors. This improved the signal level and it made the interference almost go away but it is still present at times. Both techs were aware of the Verizon problem. So my take on this is TWC has no interest in fixing this by moving WRAL to a different freq. - although I think this would be good solution.

So....I have also noticed issues with picture breakup on OTA WRAL when I have not had that problem last year and all other local channels seem less impacted. Can this 700MHz interference also hit OTA signals? I don't have a Verizon LTE phone, but perhaps my neighbors do.
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