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post #1651 of 1711
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Originally Posted by raoul5788 View Post

The sd locals are on 119, the hd either 99 or 103, I'm not sure which. The Choice xtra sd is on 101, the hd is on 99 and 103.

Thanks for your quick response - much appreciated!
post #1652 of 1711
This evening 61.2 Antenna TV (Ant TV) = Logo looking test pattern is up and running! 480i

WSHM-HD 3.6 CBS Springfield looking good.
post #1653 of 1711
I'm also getting the "Antenna TV - Coming Soon" screen here in New Britain, CT. Of course that's only if I have the Insignia converter box from 2008 hooked up with the antenna. I was also seeing TheCool TV on WCTX-DT 59-2 from New Haven. ThisTV was coming in fine on WTXX-DT 20-2 from Waterbury.

It's worth noting that I have 2 different Sanyo 26" LCD HDTV sets in this house. One is from 2006 and the other is from either late 2008 or early 2009. The QAM tuner acts differently with each one. The newer set correctly shows TheCool TV as WCTX-DT 59-2. My older set places it on QAM channel 47-2, while it put ThisTV on QAM channel 46-4.
post #1654 of 1711
AntennaTV has gone live tonight running promos.
post #1655 of 1711
What's going on with the ABC40 and Fox6 signal? The over the air signal for both channels keep pixelating and the same is true for DirectTV (which gets their signal from over the air)? It's been happening off and on for a couple weeks and is really bad today - figures since it's Super Bowl Sunday!

Update: Have to give John Gormally (the president) credit. He emailed me right away to tell me they are working on it and at least as of right now, it seems OK. Maybe the Super Bowl will be watchable after all!
post #1656 of 1711
Didn't have too much trouble with breakup, but the problem on Charter anyway is that Fox 6 HD is like 2 or 3 times louder than every other channel since last week or so. Many a blown out eardrum around here lately ...
post #1657 of 1711
Was WGGB off the air, or on low power last night?? (Friday 2/25) They usually come in strong here in Middletown, but were non-existent last night. I'm unable to receive WTNH reliably, so WGGB is where I watch ABC.
post #1658 of 1711
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Originally Posted by n1sfe View Post

Was WGGB off the air, or on low power last night?? (Friday 2/25) They usually come in strong here in Middletown, but were non-existent last night. I'm unable to receive WTNH reliably, so WGGB is where I watch ABC.

I don't think so but the weather up this way yesterday was bad with heavy rain and some snow. On occasion I have the same issue with 59 dropping out from Waterbury in bad weather.
post #1659 of 1711
Channel 59 (MY) is licensed to New Haven and has their transmitter in Hamden, CT. The Waterbury-licensed station is WCCT-TV (CW) channel 20.
post #1660 of 1711
Also, remember the "Waterbury licenced WCCT" actually transmits from Rattlesnake Mountain in Farmington, along with sister-station WTIC. WTXX (now WCCT) ceased transmitting from the Waterbury/Prospect location when the analog was shut down.
post #1661 of 1711
more than 9 months without a post? theres no new news or problems to report?
post #1662 of 1711
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Originally Posted by digital_b_avs View Post

more than 9 months without a post? theres no new news or problems to report?

Well, Fox6 still has a crappy picture for sports and is way too loud, but I have no illusions of them fixing those things, so why bother posting about it?
post #1663 of 1711
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Originally Posted by met_fan View Post

Well, Fox6 still has a crappy picture for sports and is way too loud, but I have no illusions of them fixing those things, so why bother posting about it?

because someone may have information that fixes it. if you dont
want it fixed or to get new info by all means dont post
post #1664 of 1711
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because someone may have information that fixes it. if you dont
want it fixed or to get new info by all means dont post

I did post about it in the past, as did others, to no avail. I wasn't trying to be an ass, but really - is that station going to stop showing a terrible picture because two people here complain about it?
post #1665 of 1711
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Originally Posted by met_fan View Post

I did post about it in the past, as did others, to no avail. I wasn't trying to be an ass, but really - is that station going to stop showing a terrible picture because two people here complain about it?

the point is that no they probably wont fix it but you dont have to watch that channel either. if youre looking for national fox broadcasts then why not watch channel 61-1?
post #1666 of 1711
It's funny that you mentioned that, because last night during Bones, I noticed Fox 6's audio being way sharper and better than 61's...
post #1667 of 1711
hmmm. I guess I am lucky since I dont watch network prime time shows. didnt see reference to an audio issue in this thread either. I know that much earlier there was an issue with channel 22 not broadcasting the proper audio but that seems to be fixes. personally I think both fox stations locally are rinky dink operations
post #1668 of 1711
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post #1669 of 1711
as of Saturday 07 Jan 2012 WWLP has local 16:9 origination
post #1670 of 1711
What is the story with ch 28? I see a CP on the FCC tv query and a 125KW ERP from Provin mountain.
post #1671 of 1711
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Originally Posted by RPMcCormick View Post

as of Saturday 07 Jan 2012 WWLP has local 16:9 origination

Anyone else notice the image appearing stretched horizonatally on 16:9 screens? As if it were a 4:3 being zoomed out to fit although the TV isn't being told to do that. Same on both OTH and Comcast.
post #1672 of 1711
The image is stretched with the cancelations on the bottom. The other option that WWLP has is to scale and have side boarders.
post #1673 of 1711
Some of the live cameras are sometimes stretched from 4:3 to 16:9 otherwise the video is indeed 16:9 (you will notice blue side bars on 4:3 video). When the closings and cancellations are being run the image is compressed vertically which gives it a stretched look.
post #1674 of 1711
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Originally Posted by RPMcCormick View Post

Some of the live cameras are sometimes stretched from 4:3 to 16:9 otherwise the video is indeed 16:9 (you will notice blue side bars on 4:3 video). When the closings and cancellations are being run the image is compressed vertically which gives it a stretched look.

Odd - ESPN and others do this all the time without distorting the main picture.
post #1675 of 1711
Hi, I live in Wilbraham by Wilbraham Monson Academy and was thinking of going back to OTA once my charter contract expired. I had decent reception of CT stations in East Longmeadow but have since moved to Wilbraham and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with reception. I plugged some old rabbit ears when I first moved and and didn't get anything. Any input would be appreciated
Thanks!
post #1676 of 1711
I live near the Ludlow/Wilbraham line and can pull in CT CBS (WFSB), FOX (WTIC), NBC (WVIT) without much trouble using an ordinary amplified indoor rabbit ear/loop style antenna. The stations also come in with an indoor unamplified Silver Sensor antenna. As long as your residence is not buried at the bottom of a hill or hid behind a large metal building or rock ledge, you should see similar results. The higher you mount the antenna, the better the results. Sometimes even moving your rabbit ear base up from shoulder level to your ceiling fan height can make a big difference and if you move it sideways a few feet it can help with receiving a tricky UHF station. I can get CPTV (WEDH) and CW (WCCT) with a little adjustment. If I move the antenna to attic level (2 story house), I can even pull in ABC (WTNH) barely under certain atmospheric conditions.

But since I can also get the Springfield stations ABC/FOX (WGGB), PBS (WGBY) without trouble, I don't need WTNH. My biggest problem is getting NBC (WWLP) because my indoor TV/antenna is on the East side of the house and this VHF station does not like that (broadcast tower is to the West). If I move the antenna to the Southwest corner of the house I can pull it in just fine but I do not wish to permanently move my antenna to that spot since I can usually already get WWLP via Cable TV anyways.
post #1677 of 1711
Anyone else seeing video problems with WSHM (CBS 3) today? I turned it on for the NCAAs and I got sound but a totally black screen on the HD feed. The SD analog channel works fine though. This is on Charter.
post #1678 of 1711
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Originally Posted by met_fan View Post

Anyone else seeing video problems with WSHM (CBS 3) today? I turned it on for the NCAAs and I got sound but a totally black screen on the HD feed. The SD analog channel works fine though. This is on Charter.

If it has a counter on the black screen.. that's Charter.

We have this issue with our Brimfield public access channels monthly.
My understanding is the Chicopee headend has the digital signal converter (to QAM) signal set to low.

Personally, the Charter Chicopee headend SUCKS! I'm on the cable committee and granted analog is dying, but we have issues they haven't resolved in YEARS. The Charter techs all prove it's an issue at the headend, but the headend has it's head up it's ass and refuses to look into the issues.

ok.. off soapbox.
post #1679 of 1711
Hey Guys I live in Agawam, Ma. I'm using an outside antenna on a Rotor and currently my rotor is disconnected, I havent bothered to reconnect because it's pointed south and thats where I get the majority of my HD.
I noticed recently after I rescanned my TIVO that it has a guide listing for ME-TV out of WCVB in Boston. Do I stand any chance of picking this up from my location, should I bother to hook the rotor connections back up to
try. I'd love a ME-TV channel in my Area but we have none.
post #1680 of 1711
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Originally Posted by Scarpad View Post

... has a guide listing for ME-TV out of WCVB in Boston. Do I stand any chance of picking this up from my location ...

WCVB-DT in Boston transmits on RF channel 20 which is the same channel used by WCCT (ex WTXX) transmitting from Rattlesnake Mountain in Farmington CT. Unlikely there's any place in your town were you'd be able to block the CT station's signal enough and at the same time get the more distant Boston station's (weaker) signal.
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