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post #541 of 6015
villanman,

channel 25 is the DT channel # for 24. That's why those are displaying. Now as far as the issue with it changing back and forth, never heard of that. Does that happen when you go to other channels? Try them for CBS and NBC and see if it keeps switching back. It also could be a bad reciever. Good luck.

Dennis
post #542 of 6015
Villanman,

Not sure what is going on.....may be some channel remapping (some HDTV tuners do that - mine does not.) If no one here is able to provide more info you might try one of the more general forums/threads (either TV set or HDTV based) if you haven't already.
post #543 of 6015
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channel 25 is the DT channel # for 24. That's why those are displaying. Now as far as the issue with it changing back and forth, never heard of that. Does that happen when you go to other channels? Try them for CBS and NBC and see if it keeps switching back.


CBS and NBC stay locked in no problems.
Channel 24 which is 24.1 on my XBR will stay for a bit then a window pops up and says "CH24 is now showing on CH25 press Exit"
When you press Exit it then says
"CH25 is now showing on Ch24 press exit"
I press Exit again and it stays tuned in for a while.
CH30 (30.1) is the only other channel that does it. saying CH30 is now showing on CH31. At first I tried just some old rabbit ears I had just to see what I could pick up and it switched over and over and over. Bought a better Ant today and it doesn't do it as often but it still does it.
post #544 of 6015
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channel 25 is the DT channel # for 24

that was the first problem..
If I manually turn it to 25.1 I don't have that problem any more
My TV auto added ABC and UPN as 24.1 and 30.1
So that appears the reason it was wanting to switch.

Now I just have to figure out how to add the Channel within my TV
Thanks!
post #545 of 6015
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Originally posted by mx6bfast
... I have noticed at the end of the 9 o'clock program, with about 30 seconds left in the show it goes to SD. Is this something that is done locally or does that come from CBS?

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[station]
"Now, we do go to SD at the end of our 9 p.m. shows to present a preview what will be in our 10 o'clock News. This is a local maneuver, not CBS."

Our Little Rock CBS affiliate, KTHV-DT was doing this back when they first started doing HD. It's *very* annoying to be watching the last dramatic "hook" of a show, only to have the sound "pop" and the picture shrink to 4:3.

Fortunately, after repeated and numerous complaints by local viewers, KTHV-DT stopped this annoying practice until the show completely ends and the credits begin to roll.

If enough people complain by email/phone/letters, maybe your station will also stop doing this. They could wait until the credits roll to switch to SD - if they wanted to.
post #546 of 6015
has any one noticed sound problems with WREG DT dolby 5.1 sound, one nite it was no center channel, another nite it was no lfe?
post #547 of 6015
John,

I haven't been able to get WREG much at all lately, but most of the time the Dolby digital is only two channels anyway. Their won't be a center channel signal or LFE. I did hear DD 5.1 sound for sports one time, but usually I just run my system with PCM sound so my receiver will use pro-logic to make a center channel signal. I really don't like DD 2.0, but that is what most DTV stations are broadcasting right now. WLMT is the only exception I know of. They don't even broadcast HDTV, but their Dolby digital sound consistently has center channel information.

Neil
post #548 of 6015
I haven't noticed any 5.1 problems with Wreg. I do occasionally get a delay however out of WMC
post #549 of 6015
Well, I tuned in WREG tonight. Without a Trace was on, and it was in HiDef, but with DD 2.0 sound. Now, I don't know whether CBS produces this show with DD 5.1 or not, but I was only getting two channels tonight.
post #550 of 6015
I haven't noticed any sound problems with CBS lately. The only thing is there is too much bass at times.

WMC constantly has audio sync problems. It comes and goes. I usually noticed it with HD shows, but Pet Detective the other night had a delay.
post #551 of 6015
Another nite of no lfe on WREG (on both STB and integrated tuner) about to give up and go to 2 ch and DPL2x
post #552 of 6015
John Raymond,
You'll find that's the least frustrating way to listen to OTA DTV for now. Most local stations have not figured out DD.
post #553 of 6015
Has anyone gotten their remote to work with the PACE HD box? I don't really want to have to program each key but I can't find the codes in the supplied manual...

Thanks,
Dan
post #554 of 6015
I just kept mine the same as the SA box.
post #555 of 6015
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Originally posted by radarme
I just kept mine the same as the SA box.

So the Scientific Atlanta codes should work? I'll check them out, thanks for the info...

Dan
post #556 of 6015
Just to let you all know sometime this spring TWC will have the new hd-dvr available in this area, already in greenbay and I think syracuse. No firewire or dvi though, here is the dvr link:

http://www.sciatl.com/consumers/Exp8000HD.htm
post #557 of 6015
Is anyone watching 24-1 right now? I was getting a 100% signal earlier but no video. I just put it back 10 minutes ago and it looks like we are getting some kind of national HD feed from ABC. It went back to local commercials for a minute, but its been back on the HD stuff ever since. It showed a space shuttle lift-off and it looked amazing. There was also a voice going "left stereo channel, right stereo channel" coming out of each side. Now there are some funky test patterns. If you get this soon, check it out. It looks like its a demo loop.
post #558 of 6015
24 has been messed up since new years nite here in midtown OTA, thought it was me but both my recvrs act the same
post #559 of 6015
mx6,
That is ABC's HD demo loop you're seeing.
post #560 of 6015
I live in Oxford and I'm wanting to get set up for OTA HDTV. I think I'm going to get a Channel Master 4228 and Channel Master rotor w/ IR remote. Do I also need to get an amplifier? What mounting hardware would I need for an attic? Is putting the antenna in an attic a real bad idea? The zipcode is 38655. I am trying to pick up the Memphis channels, but I would also like to get the channels in Tupelo, West Point and Columbus. I think that if I want Memphis only that I don't need the rotator. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much,

Elliott
post #561 of 6015
Smidgerine,
If you're trying to get Memphis plus your nearby stations, you'll need a rotor and preamp. The CM 4228 is an excellent high gain UHF fringe antenna. I would add a CM 7777 preamp.

Forget the attic if you're serious about trying to get reliable reception from MEM.
Install the 4228 on as high a mast as possible.
post #562 of 6015
Smidgerine,

Get a rotator.Period.

You will be SOOOO glad you did. Even if you only want stations from one direction I have found that with a large antenna (I use vu190 rs) that the wind and other factors (large birds) will tend to move your antenna a few degrees. This can be very detremental to 8vsb singals.

Just having the rotator to fine tune your antenna can make alot of difference (esp if your antenna is 30' off the ground!!)
post #563 of 6015
dirk, I agree about the rotor. The 4228 and other high gain fringe antennas are very directional, which sometimes requires precise aiming for distant stations.
post #564 of 6015
I have been trying to get my new HDTV hooked up. I have all the connections to the TV done but am having trouble hooking up the surround sound through the receiver. I called several service companies but nobody would help me if I didn't buy my TV from them. Also, I have a CM 4228 antenna in my storeroom behind the television. I can get CBS if I turn the antenna just right and sometimes I get NBC although it drops out sometimes. I guess I need to mount the antenna on the roof or on the chimney. Does anybody know of somebody who can do the hookup of my home theater sound calibrate my TV and somebody to install an antenna?
Thanks,
Bob V
post #565 of 6015
I live in Millington and I use a Zenith Silver Sensor and get a great signal on NBC ABC and CBS without any problems at all.
As far as your surround, just route the audio source you want to hear through your receiver and not the TV.
I have yet to find any ISF calibrators in town. Underground sound says they do it but ONLY if you buy something from them.
post #566 of 6015
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I have yet to find any ISF calibrators in town.

Just because they are ISF doesn't mean that they are any good. Gregg Loewen will be in the area in March. Or if you have a Mitsu, Craig Miller makes a trip the the area every so often. These guys have a nation wide reputation for excellent work.

Quote:
Does anybody know of somebody who can do the hookup of my home theater sound calibrate my TV and somebody to install an antenna?

It's not that hard. So we don't clutter up this space, send a PM and I'll try to walk you through it.

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Also, I have a CM 4228 antenna

That's an awfully big antenna for being so close to the broadcast towers. Also, it's very directional. You may have to aim at the individual towers rather than my situation where I aim in the general direction of the tower farm.

-Robert
post #567 of 6015
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Originally posted by rlj5242
You may have to aim at the individual towers rather than my situation where I aim in the general direction of the tower farm.

I have been searching the web and cannot find exactly where the towers are. When I use antennaweb it shows the direction of the antennas. I'm just curious if there is a layout map that I can look up that shows exactly where the towers are located? Also so I can know which tower is which. Is the tower farm around the I-40/Whitten exit?

It doesn't make that big of a difference, I'm just curious.
post #568 of 6015
Quote:
Originally posted by rlj5242
... Gregg Loewen will be in the area in March. Or if you have a Mitsu, Craig Miller makes a trip the the area every so often. These guys have a nation wide reputation for excellent work....

You might also check with Audio Dimensions on Bowman Rd., in Little Rock.
tel: 501 223-1115
post #569 of 6015
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Originally posted by mx6bfast
... I'm just curious if there is a layout map that I can look up that shows exactly where the towers are located?...

Go to: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/video/tvq.html
Enter the station's call letters, with no suffix, in the "Call Sign" box (i.e. WHBQ).
Hit the ENTER key on your keyboard.

The results will have links to digital & analog station info, and links to several maps on the next page.

The site will also show if the station has a Special Temporary Authority (STA). If they do, you can bet that the station is only operating at the STA reduced power level & tower height, shown respectively as ERP (Effective Radiated Power), shown in kW and HAAT (Height Above Average Terrain), shown in Meters.

Example
post #570 of 6015
I do have a Mits, how can I contact Craig Miller to find when he will be in the area to calibrate my set?
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