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post #4561 of 4953
Hi all,

I just got my Comcast cable in Springfield upgraded(last month to be exact) to HD w/DVR and noticed that I have a (Motorola DCT6400) that has a DVI to HDMI output for HD.

Friend next door down that's had there cable for years has a newer box than mine(Motorola DCH6414) and has full HDMI out no DVI to HDMI.


My TV states it's HDMI(DVI) on cable vs. HDMI only on DVD player.

Question is, is there much difference between the two models? Pulled up the specs on both and the DCH is newer model but specs look to be about the same. (minus mine being older and having DVI to HDMI)


Thanks for the help all.
post #4562 of 4953
WAND17 (NBC) is now regularly showing both network NBC logo in bottom left and their affiliate logo in bottom right throughout length of primetime shows.

Isn't this in violation of an affiliate agreement or similar? I know some of the big four had similar rules regarding how long affiliates can display their local logos, etc -- but didn't think any had the right to just run in addition to the network branding throughout an entire show? It winds up leaving essentially 2 nbc logos on the screen, terrible!
post #4563 of 4953
Anyone know what happened to the Big Ten Network tonight during the Illini game? Lost the HD feed, switched to SD but lost that shortly after. No snow here in Champaign, so not sure what the problem was. It finally came back towards the end of the game. Someone in Springfield also mentioned it was out for them. Is the game uploaded in Chicago?
post #4564 of 4953
In HD throughout the entire game on Dish. Must be a problem your provider had.
post #4565 of 4953
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Originally Posted by Jimhighdef View Post

I figured it out. I reprogrammed the TV this time and found WAND Decatur NBC HD at channel 126-3. I swear I reprogramed the TV before and had no luck finding the WAND NBC HD channel.

Just to let you know, this appears to be fixed properly - you'll need to rescan to find them, as well as WCFN-DT (3.2) got moved around as well, but is correct at 3.2.
post #4566 of 4953
Any idea how the Bears game will be treated if it's moved to Monday?
post #4567 of 4953
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Originally Posted by msajeff View Post

Any idea how the Bears game will be treated if it's moved to Monday?

No idea. I don't know if there has been an NFL game that has been postponed by a day before. Since ESPN controls the Monday night game slot, I can't imagine that the game could be broadcast on Monday night opposite ESPN's game. If they tried to televise it during the day on Monday, there won't be much of an audience to watch it.

The last I heard was the game was being moved ahead to 3:15 on Sunday. I don't know how that will help if the area is inundated with the amounts of snow they are predicting. It will be interesting to see what happens.
post #4568 of 4953
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Originally Posted by Marty Milton View Post

No idea. I don't know if there has been an NFL game that has been postponed by a day before. Since ESPN controls the Monday night game slot, I can't imagine that the game could be broadcast on Monday night opposite ESPN's game. If they tried to televise it during the day on Monday, there won't be much of an audience to watch it.

The last I heard was the game was being moved ahead to 3:15 on Sunday. I don't know how that will help if the area is inundated with the amounts of snow they are predicting. It will be interesting to see what happens.

As of 6PM CT Saturday, Baltimore officially has had 20", with up to 4" more expected.
post #4569 of 4953
Well it'll be played at 3:15. From the sounds of it, Baltimore International had crews clean off a runway and reopened the airport just long enough for the Bears to land in the past hour. I don't think they'd go to such extremes to get the team there if they weren't going to play the game. At this point they almost have to play it whether there's 50,000 or 50 people in the stands.
post #4570 of 4953
Anybody else having audio issues with 27.1 OTA in the last few days?

It sounds similar to the old analog when the white from the video portion of the signal bled into the audio signal.
post #4571 of 4953
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Originally Posted by rmcneil321 View Post

Anybody else having audio issues with 27.1 OTA in the last few days?

It sounds similar to the old analog when the white from the video portion of the signal bled into the audio signal.

I noticed some audio problems while watching the channel briefly last night via Comcast. Speaking of Comcast, I noticed through their website that we are slated to get ESPN-U in HD. On the channel listing for our cable system it is identified as channel 961. I have not seen anything on the cable guide yet, though.
post #4572 of 4953
WAND, both SD and HD channels just bit the dust on Dish, right smack dab in the middle of the Jets-Bengals playoff game.

"Sorry for the interruption of service. There is no need to call us. We are aware that this TV station is temporatily unavailable and we will have this channel back as quickly as possible."

I was DVR-ing the game too.

Is it a Dish problem or is WAND off the air OTA as well?

If it's still off the air when my Eagles play tonight, I'm going to be friggin' PISSED.
post #4573 of 4953
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Originally Posted by heavyharmonies View Post

WAND, both SD and HD channels just bit the dust on Dish, right smack dab in the middle of the Jets-Bengals playoff game.

"Sorry for the interruption of service. There is no need to call us. We are aware that this TV station is temporatily unavailable and we will have this channel back as quickly as possible."

I was DVR-ing the game too.

Is it a Dish problem or is WAND off the air OTA as well?

If it's still off the air when my Eagles play tonight, I'm going to be friggin' PISSED.


I have direct-tv and we lost the feed at the same time. Still don't have it back. Must be a local station problem, unless dish and dtv share the feed off the same sat or something somehow. I haven't checked OTA because I don't want to lug out the antenna.
post #4574 of 4953
It is apparently WAND itself as we lost them OTA as well.
post #4575 of 4953
It's back. I missed the 4th quarter of the Jets game though.
post #4576 of 4953
Quote:
Originally Posted by heavyharmonies View Post

It's back. I missed the 4th quarter of the Jets game though.

we got it back on direct-tv too.
post #4577 of 4953
WAND was having some issues early in the day yesterday as well. I was watching the Today Show on Saturday morning and when the show cut to the local weather, I could hear the WAND announcer but was not getting any picture. That was watching via Comcast cable. So it definitely was a channel issue.
post #4578 of 4953
Is there a place that lists all the channels available via Clear QAM? We just have the very basic 20some channel service now but I'm thinking of dropping D* and moving to Comcast. Will a high level package yield any more channels than I get now?
post #4579 of 4953
It would help us tell you, if we knew WHICH city you're in...

But for the most part, the ONLY things in ClearQAM are the local OTA's/subchannels, both in SD & HD, as well as digital copies of any other limited basic channels, such as PEG's, etc. You are NOT going to find cable channels such as CNN or ESPN, either in SD or HD, in ClearQAM.
IOW, any higher level pkg will NOT get you any more ClearQAM than what you're getting now...
post #4580 of 4953
Thanks...that pretty much answered my question. I record the Bears games over clear QAM and then edit/encode them on a dual layer dvd for archiving. If they had ESPN/NFLN via clear QAM it would have been a big factor in switching over from D*. I'm in the C-U market.
post #4581 of 4953
Anyone have any reception issues OTA today? I have lost 3.1 WCIA, 43.1 WYZZ, and 55.1 WRSP, along with 17.1 WAND and 20.1 WICS going off and on all day. I have had no issues with any of them for the last couple of years, so I wondered if I was the only one. Man, the premier of Human Target and 24 is tonight too.....
post #4582 of 4953
There's a lot of insane tropospheric ducting going on today in your area. You're probably receiving interference from other stations on the same channel. I would bet WTTV in Bloomington IN is trashing WCIA, WSJV in South Bend IN could be killing WYZZ, etc.

- Trip
post #4583 of 4953
Thanks Trip, I have troubleshot everything in the house, including restarting the tivo's, and the only place left for a problem would be the connections on the antenna. It is on the apex of my roof so I really didn't want to get up there in these conditions. Guess I will hope for the best.....
post #4584 of 4953
What kind of tuner do you have? If there are signals from, say, Indianapolis causing problems, perhaps you can watch Fox from Indianapolis instead tonight if it remains a problem.

- Trip
post #4585 of 4953
I am using two Tivo HD's. At this moment WRSP and WCIA are both working. I looked at the antenna and the connections are fine. It must be an atmospheric problem, I mean I have had no reception issues at all in the last 18 months or so and suddenly today all of my OTA's are gone or spotty. I also have a Sony HDD-250 and it is doing the same thing as the Tivos. Either no signal or it works fine, they come and go. Hopefully after today it will pass.
post #4586 of 4953
Are any Comcast customers here in Cham-Bana receiving ESPN-U in HD? When I go to comcast.com I see the HD channel for this network listed as being available on channel 961. The channel does not come up on my cable guide.

I spoke to a Comcast rep at Best Buy the other day who suggested I don't get the channel because I don't have a particular channel package. I don't think that explanation is correct because I get ESPN-U on the non-HD digital tier. I am anxious to hear if the channel is actually available to Comcast here.
post #4587 of 4953
[quote=Marty Milton;17949244]Are any Comcast customers here in Cham-Bana receiving ESPN-U in HD? When I go to comcast.com I see the HD channel for this network listed as being available on channel 961. The channel does not come up on my cable guide./quote]

I think I get every Comcast sports channel available, and I can confirm I do not get channel 961 on my cablecards.

TBK
post #4588 of 4953
We have the same thing going on here in Galesburg Il but no ESPNU HD, Shows that way for Peoria as well plus shows they got Lifetime movie hd Planet Green Biography Hd but don't know if they got them ?
post #4589 of 4953
Trombonekenny and Big Bears Fans, thanks for the confirmation that I am not missing any channels. I had a feeling the Comcast rep didn't know what they were talking about. Big surprise, huh? I knew that if I am getting a channel in the digital range I should also be getting the same channel in the HD range.

Time will tell if we ever get any new HD channels in this area in the near future from Comcast. I am not holding my breath, though.
post #4590 of 4953
Ever since the Jets-Bengals game blackout, I have been receiving a low signal. I have reset and rescanned my Directv HR20 several times, but still receive very low signal. My location is in Danville where WAND is suppose to have a translator, W31BX. Any ideas why the change?
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