Originally Posted by AlbanyHDTV
You have to be a registered member to post in the Chief Engineer forum. There is no "invitation-only" posting requirement.
Mr. Lapietra posts regularly in the WEWB Chief Engineer forum. Ask the question, and I'm sure he'll reply in a few days. (unless he's on vacation)
I haven't used my OTA STB in some time, so I fired it up tonight. I receive no audio or video on 45-1, even though the signal strength registers at 70%. I have an attic mounted antenna and have line-of-sight to the tower in the Helderbergs, which is 8 miles away.
I though it was worth mentioning that WRGB is using bandwidth to display their Doppler Radar on 6-3.
Is there a difference between a registered member and any other kind of member? If so, how do I register? I signed up, I have a username (ebo, same as here) and password. When I log in I can apparently post replies to threads in some forums (at least there's a reply box at the bottom of the thread) but not in the CE Q&A forums, and I don't see any way to start a new thread anywhere. I can modify my profile but I see nothing there or elsewhere about registering beyond what I've already done.
I just checked WEWB-DT. Strong signal, no picture on two different tuners. Guess they're working on it.
As for WRGB's Doppler Radar Channel, I've always considered it a total waste of bandwidth, especially since its appearance coincided with the return of a problem I'd had with 6-2, which I thought had been fixed. One of my receivers (LG LST-3410A) shows jerky motion on 6-2 in any resolution except forced 480i (in Native mode, the LG converts 480i to 480p). It's not freezing; it's more like showing fields out of order, so that still pictures are OK but movement jumps back and forth between current and previous frames. The MyHD cards handle it OK, and so does the LG in 480i, but I'm not going to keep changing resolutions just to watch UPN in SD. Especially with Enterprise gone.
But I did use the radar to monitor storms last Friday night. I work at a satellite uplink, and heavy rain knocks out our transmission and/or reception. Nothing I could do about it, but at least I could estimate when it would happen and how long it would last. Still, I'd rather get that from their web site and give the bandwidth to 6-1.
For wastes of bandwidth, I nominate 13-2, an SD duplicate of 13-1. If they must run an SD channel (and I don't see why they must) they should at least put something different on it. Even if it's the same shows delayed 2 or 3 hours. If you missed it at 8:00, catch it at 11:00.