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post #1771 of 2194
Was the flood down there last night why WECT was not able to show picture and sound? I saw on WWAY and WSFX in fine print "Flood Warning", (not very serious seeming) so I watched the news on 26, and it looked like a disaster area. People drowning almost, and cars almost submerged on Market St.
post #1772 of 2194
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Originally Posted by Daryl L View Post

True, NBC WMBF 32-1 Myrtle Beach have no problem with DD5.1 audio.

I wonder if I should compile a list of NBC DD 5.1 stations?
What makes Wilmington unique?
I'm glad this "it only benefits a few so why should we bother?" attitude wasn't always in vogue or we wouldn't have television! Or radio, or cars, and on and on.... anyway, how about some DD 5.1 WECT?
post #1773 of 2194
Am I the only one having problems viewing WWAY? I can only view on 46
post #1774 of 2194
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Am I the only one having problems viewing WWAY? I can only view on 46


I noticed that too. WWAY seems to be weaker than WECT also. Maybe they need to change the 6af4 & 6Lq6 the power out put tube.
post #1775 of 2194
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Originally Posted by David-the-dtv-ma View Post

I noticed that too. WWAY seems to be weaker than WECT also. Maybe they need to change the 6af4 & 6Lq6 the power out put tube.

Thanks. Apparently WWAY doesn't have many OTA viewers, or it is harder to tell if there is a problem closer in. The signal has been weaker than WECT and WSFX for months now on my TV.
post #1776 of 2194
I agree. WWAY has been much weaker here in Hubert for some time now. Frequently it won't stay locked in. WECT and WSFX are solid as usual.
post #1777 of 2194
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Originally Posted by David-the-dtv-ma View Post

I noticed that too. WWAY seems to be weaker than WECT also. Maybe they need to change the 6af4 & 6Lq6 the power out put tube.

Sorry, but we were having problems with our PSIP generator. Our actual RF output is on channel 46. Channel 3 is our virtual channel.

Ray
post #1778 of 2194
I noticed that a few months ago I think, I all of a sudden lost WWAY (on my Dish 720) and had to manually add it back, and it didn't remap to 3... still on 46... I remember seeing that happen at least a few times in the early days when they went digital...
post #1779 of 2194
Ray,

I'm back on 3.1 and 3.2 now, but the signal is still 30% lower than normal.
post #1780 of 2194
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Originally Posted by ILMRay View Post

Sorry, but we were having problems with our PSIP generator. Our actual RF output is on channel 46. Channel 3 is our virtual channel.

Ray

Does the power amp need a tube?

The signal has been weaker.

I love the rtn with the old shows & the tv guide on the channel. I watch it more than I do the regular networks. Do not need tv cable to get the reruns. I remember when wway went on the air in fall of 1964 & they had the strongest signal in Conway from your 1200' tower in Boiling Springs with reruns of Amos & Andy.
post #1781 of 2194
WYDO FOX 14 physical channel 47 is now on the air out of Trenton in Jones county where 12 broadcasts from. Most of you in the Pender, Sampson, Duplin county areas should get it if you rescan your equipment. Good news and weather reports too, just no news in HD yet.
post #1782 of 2194
It's week 312 without DD 5.1 on WECT. Do you know where your NBC network provided DD 5.1 is?

What do a 100+ affiliates (Including Raleigh and Myrtle Beach) know that we don't?

Any bets on WILM being there first?
post #1783 of 2194
I got an email from someone at NBC saying Dan had been in touch with him and that 5.1 would reappear on WECT tomorrow. I got that email Tuesday night.

I am in Rome working, so I won't know if it came back to life until I rewind my DVR the Monday after the NFL Hall of Fame game.

Look for it. Email me at imixtv@yahoo.com if you see it (hear it) reappear.

As much as I bashed Dan on here, I owe him a big "thank you" for getting DD back up, especially before football!

Wendel
post #1784 of 2194
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Originally Posted by SNF Mixer View Post

I got an email from someone at NBC saying Dan had been in touch with him and that 5.1 would reappear on WECT tomorrow. I got that email Tuesday night.

I am in Rome working, so I won't know if it came back to life until I rewind my DVR the Monday after the NFL Hall of Fame game.

Look for it. Email me at imixtv@yahoo.com if you see it (hear it) reappear.

As much as I bashed Dan on here, I owe him a big "thank you" for getting DD back up, especially before football!

Wendel


WECT is now DD 5.1! Thanks Dan! Now this crabby old guy will have to find something else to gripe about.... Let's see... Health reform?
post #1785 of 2194
Ulltron,

We appreciate all your dedication in getting us Digital sound again! Now if NBC can just find some worthwhile programming to listen to it with.
post #1786 of 2194
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Originally Posted by David-the-dtv-ma View Post

Does the power amp need a tube?

The signal has been weaker.

I love the rtn with the old shows & the tv guide on the channel. I watch it more than I do the regular networks. Do not need tv cable to get the reruns. I remember when wway went on the air in fall of 1964 & they had the strongest signal in Conway from your 1200' tower in Boiling Springs with reruns of Amos & Andy.

I was looking at our signal yesterday on the spectrum analyzer and I think we need to do a little tweaking. The DTV signal can be a little fussy sometimes. As for the tube, I haven't had a failure on a IOT yet, but I understand they work fine until they die. Not the the old analog days where the tube would go gassy and soft. We are still on original tube, so I think we are about due.

Ray
post #1787 of 2194
This is not good. If this happens, everyone will need an antenna again.

http://www.wsfx.com/Global/story.asp?S=10501182
post #1788 of 2194
Did everyone move out of Wilmington?

I have been picking up WILM quite often lately, and see they can do Regis and Kelly in HD this morning. WNCT does not, and has a horrible picture from that show.

Noticed over the last few weekends that WWAY has stopped doing a weekend newscast. What happened? They still have a weaker signal than they used to. Doesn't seem right that WILM comes in almost as strong as WWAY! I don't get why WILM shows up as 40-1 on my TV though.
post #1789 of 2194
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Did everyone move out of Wilmington?

I have been picking up WILM quite often lately, and see they can do Regis and Kelly in HD this morning. WNCT does not, and has a horrible picture from that show.

Noticed over the last few weekends that WWAY has stopped doing a weekend newscast. What happened? They still have a weaker signal than they used to. Doesn't seem right that WILM comes in almost as strong as WWAY! I don't get why WILM shows up as 40-1 on my TV though.


I wish I could be more helpful but I'm big company evil cable.
post #1790 of 2194
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Did everyone move out of Wilmington?

I have been picking up WILM quite often lately, and see they can do Regis and Kelly in HD this morning. WNCT does not, and has a horrible picture from that show.

Noticed over the last few weekends that WWAY has stopped doing a weekend newscast. What happened? They still have a weaker signal than they used to. Doesn't seem right that WILM comes in almost as strong as WWAY! I don't get why WILM shows up as 40-1 on my TV though.

WWAY did announce a few weeks ago that they were going to stop weekend news--cost cutting... the odd thing is that the replacement programming has really horrible video and especially sound quality...

If they (WWAY) don't stop spending 1/2 their newscast on Soles, rehashing old sh*t, I'm going to stop watching them altogether... oh wait, I watch PBS for my news at 6pm.... nevermind... LOL
post #1791 of 2194
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Originally Posted by MarcS View Post

WWAY did announce a few weeks ago that they were going to stop weekend news--cost cutting... the odd thing is that the replacement programming has really horrible video and especially sound quality...

Rule of thumb is, you run what the paying customer gives you. It is THEIR money and time.
post #1792 of 2194
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Originally Posted by MarcS View Post

WWAY did announce a few weeks ago that they were going to stop weekend news--cost cutting... the odd thing is that the replacement programming has really horrible video and especially sound quality...

If they (WWAY) don't stop spending 1/2 their newscast on Soles, rehashing old sh*t, I'm going to stop watching them altogether... oh wait, I watch PBS for my news at 6pm.... nevermind... LOL


Ok thanks. I used to watch WWAY all the time for news, but when they cut back on Onslow county stuff, I pretty much hardly ever tune them in at news. I only watch now if the ABC show has DD 5.1, otherwise I watch WCTI. I did notice that nascar show looked pretty bad.

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Originally Posted by Rich in ILM View Post

I wish I could be more helpful but I'm big company evil cable.

I sympathize.
post #1793 of 2194
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

{snippage}
I don't get why WILM shows up as 40-1 on my TV though.

Uhm, that would be because they're broadcasting on channel 40. Just like WECT is really on channel 44 and WWAY is at channel 46. Sounds like WILM just isn't sending the virtual channel metadata to tell your TV to display it as 10-1.
post #1794 of 2194
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Originally Posted by riverwolf View Post

Uhm, that would be because they're broadcasting on channel 40. Just like WECT is really on channel 44 and WWAY is at channel 46. Sounds like WILM just isn't sending the virtual channel metadata to tell your TV to display it as 10-1.

I know, but on www.wilm-tv.com, it says they are on channel 10.1 - go figure...

I guess LD's don't have to transmit PSIP
post #1795 of 2194
They don't have to, but many do. And the last data I have from WILM-LD, admittedly several months old, does have them mapping to 10-1.

- Trip
post #1796 of 2194
I'm still mapping to 10-1...

But, a while back, WWAY had a problem with their PSIP, and it mapped to 46 instead of 3.

A re-scan will usually fix that... (once they fix their PSIP stream)
post #1797 of 2194
I just started receiving 10-1 yesterday evening. The receiver is still tuning it in.

I am using a small RS yagi. the signal level for 10-1 runs in the high 50's.

My assumption borders on two views.
1. The weather systems causing 10-1 to propagate further.
2. 10-1 has increased power.

My view is leaning more toward #1
post #1798 of 2194
I watched the Bears Denver game last night on NBC WECT and really appreciated DD 5.1 on WECT. It brought everything alive! Thanks to Dan and the crew for bringing DD 5.1 back. Now if we can just get WILM going!
post #1799 of 2194
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Originally Posted by brice52 View Post

I just started receiving 10-1 yesterday evening. The receiver is still tuning it in.

I am using a small RS yagi. the signal level for 10-1 runs in the high 50's.

My assumption borders on two views.
1. The weather systems causing 10-1 to propagate further.
2. 10-1 has increased power.

My view is leaning more toward #1

I think it's number one. I can't get them now like I did last week. I wish they could increase power, and I could bid WNCT adieu.
post #1800 of 2194
I just checked 9-1 and 10-1 and am still receiving both.

I will post once a week with my results.
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