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post #5611 of 6015
Yee haw!!! Just when I had about decided to look into Uverse when my D* commitment is up at the end of december. Are there anymore SEC games on ch 30 this year? I know CBS has a double header this week
post #5612 of 6015
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Originally Posted by bigmikemac View Post

Yee haw!!! Just when I had about decided to look into Uverse when my D* commitment is up at the end of december. Are there anymore SEC games on ch 30 this year? I know CBS has a double header this week

I would guess 3 or 4, until the sec regular season is over.
post #5613 of 6015
Finally !!!!

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Originally Posted by mx6bfast View Post

looks like we got some new local hd's from d*.

Wkno 10
wmav 18
wlmt 30
post #5614 of 6015
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Originally Posted by mx6bfast View Post

Looks like we got some new local HD's from D*.

WKNO 10
WMAV 18
WLMT 30

Great - thanks for the heads up - I am particularly happy to see WLMT 30..
post #5615 of 6015
oh yeah! We've been missing WLMT HD ever since we got an HD DVR with no OTA antenna connection on it. All I have to say is, it's about time!
post #5616 of 6015
All TVs are currently CRTs but one has started to lose the color control, circular rings of pink, green with only the extreme top corners showing true colors. So, an LCD is coming in the near future. I've been told by Comcrap that the new HD boxes will NOT work with non-HD sets. Anyone confirm? If that's so, I'll just stay with the one non-HD cable box! I'd chuck the whole thing were it not for my wife and her favorite channels! 8-)

Thanks
post #5617 of 6015
Rabbit ears are not hacking it for HD OTA, at least with an un-powered set and in the extreme western part of C'ville (G'town starts at the west end of our street). Relatively low, if any hills between me and my favorite station (10).

Can I assume that an attic mounted, full-size antenna will solve the frustrating drop outs?

Thanks!
post #5618 of 6015
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Originally Posted by xABD View Post

Rabbit ears are not hacking it for HD OTA, at least with an un-powered set and in the extreme western part of C'ville (G'town starts at the west end of our street). Relatively low, if any hills between me and my favorite station (10).

Can I assume that an attic mounted, full-size antenna will solve the frustrating drop outs?

Probably
post #5619 of 6015
I and my entire family are trying to watch the football game on FOX through D*, but the audio feed is terrible. I have dealt with the "brrip" noise intermittently for several months but it is really bad today. It's happening every 10 to 15 seconds, and the entire audio feed is about 2 seconds behind the video. THIS SUCKS!
post #5620 of 6015
Just did a scan on my sons tv with a QAM tuner, some channels that came up were E!HD, TV One HD, ESPNU HD, and Palladia. Was kinda surprised at the last one. Local's were WPTY, WLMT, and a digital version of WREG but not in HD. Also saw TNT HD, USA HD, and I think I saw another one.
post #5621 of 6015
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Can I assume that an attic mounted, full-size antenna will solve the frustrating drop outs?

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Originally Posted by mx6bfast View Post

Probably

OK.

1. Any recommendations on the brands/models in this situation (inside attic space)?

Then comes the connections! Incoming Comcast cable splits in the attic to almost every room in the house. There are actually a pair Cat-5 cables going to those room, one set basically unused right now.
2. I'm thinking I should use that unused set for the antennae input. Sound reasonable?

I'm also assuming the antennae has a coax connector. I haven't used any kind of antennae in 15+ years! Have they made progress beyond twisted leads!

3. If using the now unused coax cables is reasonable, would it be advisable to have any kind of 'signal booster' so that signal could be used for the one other digital-to-analog, CRT set?

4. Can that one antennae supply even two additional sets (four total)?

I'd ask another question, but I'm using my fifth finger to type!

Thanks!
post #5622 of 6015
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Originally Posted by xABD View Post

1. Any recommendations on the brands/models in this situation (inside attic space)?

Probably anything but bunny ears. You could probably find something at almost any store than would work.

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Then comes the connections! Incoming Comcast cable splits in the attic to almost every room in the house. There are actually a pair Cat-5 cables going to those room, one set basically unused right now.
2. I'm thinking I should use that unused set for the antennae input. Sound reasonable?

Yes

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I'm also assuming the antennae has a coax connector. I haven't used any kind of antennae in 15+ years! Have they made progress beyond twisted leads!

Yes

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3. If using the now unused coax cables is reasonable, would it be advisable to have any kind of 'signal booster' so that signal could be used for the one other digital-to-analog, CRT set?

More than likely any signal booster isn't needed. My OTA is fed into my old Terk 5x8 multiswitch, which is powered. Before I used a splitter which fed 2 tv's with no problems.

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4. Can that one antennae supply even two additional sets (four total)?

Don't see why not. You could try using splitters and/or an ota supported multiswitch.
post #5623 of 6015
Thanks, mx6bfast, but I wish you could keep your answers a little shorter! [tease] [salute]
post #5624 of 6015
I know WREG is in the process of setting up an HD newscast. Does anyone know when it will launch?
post #5625 of 6015
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Originally Posted by mcrutland View Post

I know WREG is in the process of setting up an HD newscast. Does anyone know when it will launch?

I had no idea they were doing that. You can email the station prez at ron.walter@wreg.com and ask. Based on an email I sent him to complain about them messing up the 9 pm shows to pimp a news story and he said that would be fixed early next year, so I would look to news in HD be around that time too. I'm getting close to dropping the 9 pm CSI's on WREG because of the snipes they are putting in. I've gotten so use to watching the news on WHBQ because it is high quality HD and they don't run snipes during national and their own newscasts pimping other stories. However WREG and WLMT/WPTY are in the stone ages since we have had news in HD here for almost 2 years now?
post #5626 of 6015
I am in Hernando, MS.
Can someone recommend a good antenna to pickup the digital broadcasts of the Memphis stations?
I would prefer one that could be mounted in the attic, but I would install on the roof if needed.

I've attached the results from Antennaweb.org based on my location.

Thanks!
LL
post #5627 of 6015
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Originally Posted by glove311 View Post

I am in Hernando, MS.
Can someone recommend a good antenna to pickup the digital broadcasts of the Memphis stations?
I would prefer one that could be mounted in the attic, but I would install on the roof if needed.

I've attached the results from Antennaweb.org based on my location.

Thanks!

Welcome!

I live in Hernando and use a Radio Shack outdoor-style (log-periodic) antenna in my attic. It's the smaller of the outdoor antennas they sell, and recieves both UHF and VHF, which is important in this market as we have both in use. You can probably just aim it toward Memphis and it will work just fine, just try to keep it away from metal objects, particularly in front of the antenna. If that doesn't work, you might have to adjust the position while monitoring the TV so that you can aim it away from reflections. It's sometimes a trail and error thing. If that doesn't work, there is a big improvement in signal to be had by getting it outside the house, but I'd try that as a last resort.

Good luck!
post #5628 of 6015
Thanks for the reply DTV Dave.

Do you know which model you have?

I was looking at the Antennacraft Colorstar C290 at Radioshack.
post #5629 of 6015
We have been recommending the Channel Master Antennas from Solid Signal. The antenna I would recommend would be a CM3016 which is a great little antenna for less than $30. You can call them at 866-374-4625 or go to Solidsignal.com . You can install this in the attic or outside it will work in either location. Obviously getting the antenna outside is always the best solution. They also have a lot of great information on thier website on how to properly install the antenna. If you look on thier website there is a link down the left hand side that will take you directly to thier "Tech Document Library"http://www.solidsignal.com/doc_libra...ry&page=1&p=18

Good luck
David
WMC
post #5630 of 6015
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Originally Posted by glove311 View Post

Thanks for the reply DTV Dave.

Do you know which model you have?

I was looking at the Antennacraft Colorstar C290 at Radioshack.

I bought it over a year ago, originally to do on-air demonstrations on DTV, but after the "big switch" I discovered that my UHF loop antenna in my second-floor window wasn't going to cut it (I should have known, but it didn't occur to me until I couldn't pick us up anymore), so I put the antenna in my attic.

At the time I bought it, Radio Shack only sold two models of outdoor VHF/UHF antennas, the one I bought and a much bigger one that is used in fringe areas. As I recall, it cost about $60. I agree with Dave at WMC - you can't go wrong with a Channel Master.

One thing you will notice with an antenna in the attic is that it is more sensitive to any electrical noise in your house. Every time my refrigerator compressor starts or stops, or the igniter in my water heater and furnace activate, I have a signal disruption that lasts a second or so. This would be reduced if I moved the antenna outside, but it would still have disruptions from lightning, so I just accept it.
post #5631 of 6015
Ok, I know I've been told this is a DirecTV problem but these brrriiippps on Fox 13 news is ridiculous!!!!! This is happening almost every night and it's only on Fox 13 news; it doesn't happen on channel 5 or 3 news. They are losing me as a viewer!!!!!!
post #5632 of 6015
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Originally Posted by brainwaver View Post

Ok, I know I've been told this is a DirecTV problem but these brrriiippps on Fox 13 news is ridiculous!!!!! This is happening almost every night and it's only on Fox 13 news; it doesn't happen on channel 5 or 3 news. They are losing me as a viewer!!!!!!

Brainwaver,

I understand your frustrations, but isn't this more an issue for DirecTV than Fox 13? Not to be argumentative, just seems missed directed anger.
Do you have an OTA option?
post #5633 of 6015
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Originally Posted by brainwaver View Post

Ok, I know I've been told this is a DirecTV problem but these brrriiippps on Fox 13 news is ridiculous!!!!! This is happening almost every night and it's only on Fox 13 news; it doesn't happen on channel 5 or 3 news. They are losing me as a viewer!!!!!!

I've seen it on national programming too, but mostly during the news. I do have an OTA option for WHBQ for 2 of our 3 hr20's so I always use that. I saw it once on channel 3, and another type issue with 5.

But it is annoying as crap.
post #5634 of 6015
The Brrripp is also really bad on the new WKNO D* feed
post #5635 of 6015
WPTY's radar is bobo. They can't even superimpose the radar correctly.
post #5636 of 6015
Well I sat down to watch Fringe and what do you know.... brrriiippps! I'm throwing out a big Matt Kennedy Gould "What is going on?". Now I surely don't know the first thing about how to troubleshoot a TV broadcasting, but I am a technician myself and I know how my boss and my company would react if I had not fixed an issue that has been going on for this long. I actually busted out the old Flip MiniHD and recorded a minute or two of this annoying crap. You would think the techs would be catching **** from their co-workers on this! Hey Bob, I tried to watch Fringe last night and I'm still having the same damn issue I had a THREE MONTHS ago. That looks kinda bad for your department Bob. Not to mention how much this hurts the Fox name. Maybe someone should really devote some time to this Bob. And while you are at it, maybe we should release a press statement or at least try and communicate some type of response to our viewers, Bob. Well, that's how it would go where I work. Sorry, I'm done now. I'm just pissed off and I'm sure I am not the only one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEQRiPppCPk
post #5637 of 6015
Yeah, it was worse than "normal" last night, and the lip sync was horrible
post #5638 of 6015
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Originally Posted by tscallions View Post

Well I sat down to watch Fringe and what do you know.... brrriiippps! I'm throwing out a big Matt Kennedy Gould "What is going on?". Now I surely don't know the first thing about how to troubleshoot a TV broadcasting, but I am a technician myself and I know how my boss and my company would react if I had not fixed an issue that has been going on for this long. I actually busted out the old Flip MiniHD and recorded a minute or two of this annoying crap. You would think the techs would be catching **** from their co-workers on this! Hey Bob, I tried to watch Fringe last night and I'm still having the same damn issue I had a THREE MONTHS ago. That looks kinda bad for your department Bob. Not to mention how much this hurts the Fox name. Maybe someone should really devote some time to this Bob. And while you are at it, maybe we should release a press statement or at least try and communicate some type of response to our viewers, Bob. Well, that's how it would go where I work. Sorry, I'm done now. I'm just pissed off and I'm sure I am not the only one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEQRiPppCPk

3 months, lucky them. I could hear it worse in the opening part when they showed the name of the program, etc. Where the silent parts the brrriiippp?

From the DBStalk board, http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.ph...92#post2297992
post #5639 of 6015
The issues started about 3/4 through "Bones" and continued at least halfway through "Fringe" that's when I caught up to the live buffer and switched to the OTA. The OTA was fine.
post #5640 of 6015
Anybody notice audio issues on ABC last night? Sounded like a bunch of pops and skips all throughout the evening programming and on at least into Conan.
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