It was perfect here - including the score of the game!!
post #4591 of 4994
11/8/10 at 1:45pm
While we were sitting quietly all summer, smiling ear to ear, saying, "boy, this OTA is great!", the weather has been effecting the signal, for much of the time enhancing our reception with tropospheric ducting....well, the weather has gone cold and dry, and the ducting becomes less and less likely as we head for the dead of winter...what you may be seeing is the un-enhanced signal, what is really hitting the antenna without Mother Nature giving the signal a boost....with the leaves off the trees, a fractured signal may have changed, causing heart-ache....as I've mentioned before, this is not cable or satellite, it's hit or miss in many cases...this may be the perfect time to upgrade your system, knowing over the next 6 months, this is what you'll get for a normal signal(s), and a better antenna or pre-amp may be necessary....
WXXA broadcasts two subchannels. Their main one, WXXA-HD, is 1280x720p and carries Fox network programming. The other, WXXA-US, is 720x480i and carries Untamed Sports. Of course any HD channel will sometimes air 4:3 SD programs. 16:9 SD and 4:3 HD are also possible but less common (back when PBS had a separate HD channel, about half their shows were actually 16:9 SD). Annoyingly, 16:9 SD shows are often shown windowboxed, i.e. letterboxed in a 4:3 window in a 16:9 frame.
I don't think WXXA can originate HD programming but they can pass it through from Fox. I don't know if they can handle HD syndicated shows. Tonight (Monday) "House" and "Lie to Me" should be in 16:9 HD.