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post #2971 of 23447
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Originally Posted by hookbill View Post

Not trying to make you feel bad, but if you had bought the 30" widescreen wega you wouldn't have that problem.

Since the 16:9 viewing area is the same on both sets and the 4:3 viewing area on the 30" Sony is only 24.5", I'd say he made the right choice. Then when you see that the 30" is $200 more than the 32", I'd say it's a no brainer. His only problem are clueless TWC CSRs that don't know how their own equipment works and give out misinformation.
post #2972 of 23447
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Originally Posted by SteveC View Post

Since the 16:9 viewing area is the same on both sets and the 4:3 viewing area on the 30" Sony is only 24.5", I'd say he made the right choice. Then when you see that the 30" is $200 more than the 32", I'd say it's a no brainer. His only problem are clueless TWC CSRs that don't know how their own equipment works and give out misinformation.

Price wise when I looked at them they were the same.
post #2973 of 23447
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Originally Posted by hookbill View Post

WHAT???? You mean the MLB TV that they sell for your computer? Don't miss a single game, no black outs?

If that's the case I'd be HIGHLY p.o.'d.

If your talking about MLB through your cable company....$79.00 for a year is a great deal. Quit complaining. Cheapest I ever got it was 129.00 for a year.

I am talking about the internet MLB.TV, streaming video. If you look at the site, they say you'll see "99%" of the games. If you add up ALL the baseball games played ALL year by EVERY team, and subtract the Saturday Fox game once a week, you probably end up with a number like 99%.

The other problem with MLB.TV is they will black out a game if it is available on TV in your local market. i.e., you can only watch "out of market" games on the internet. They have technology that looks at your IP address and figures out geographically where you are, and will prevent you from watching a Cleveland game if you're on a computer in the Cleveland area for example.
post #2974 of 23447
Last night I noticed that WUAB was displaying a test pattern on 43-2. Any idea what they are planning on carrying on the subchannel?
post #2975 of 23447
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Originally Posted by Chris Isble View Post

Last night I noticed that WUAB was displaying a test pattern on 43-2. Any idea what they are planning on carrying on the subchannel?

Rumor is that it will be a new music network called "The Tube"

http://www.thetubetv.com/raycommediadeal.html
post #2976 of 23447
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Originally Posted by paule123 View Post

Rumor is that it will be a new music network called "The Tube"

http://www.thetubetv.com/raycommediadeal.html

It's good to know that they're apparently putting this on WUAB, and not WOIO.
post #2977 of 23447
Ok, I did what you said. I ran a S-Video cable to one of my Video inputs on my tv. When I switch to that video input on my tv there is no picture. Your idea makes sense, but it doesn't work. Do I need to change some setting in the box to tell it to output the video on the other outputs. I can't find anything in the menu. My box is an Explorer 8000HD.
post #2978 of 23447
I forgot to add, I am using Componet Video cables for the HD. Is it possible that it can't output on Component Video and S-Video at the same time? Would it work if I switched the HD to the Digital DVI hookup? I also ran a RCA video cable from the VCR Archive outputs and those don't work either. This is really starting to drive me crazy.
post #2979 of 23447
I have my Sony Wega hooked up with an S video cable as well, but I never use it. I do have an HDMI connector, but I don't think that just having component video would stop the S video in the 8000. I know it will stop a cable connection from working.

I know this doesn't answer your question, I'm just trying to compare my hookup to yours.
post #2980 of 23447
Anyone have any idea when Comcast will get a box that supports HDMI? I don't feel like spending $150 for a DVI to HDMI cable. I had the Pelican HD switch box, that now has fried from last night's thunderstorm here in Mentor and I have way to many HD inputs (DVD player, XBox, PS2, Cube). And nothing is using my HDMI input currently. Thought of buying a Upscaling DVD player, but it won't really enhance much on my TV (tube). Also thought about just putting the DVD player on S-Video and seeing if my TV (34XBR960) will do as good a job with the progressive scan. Any help!?

Thanks!
post #2981 of 23447
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Originally Posted by PlantaTree View Post

Ok, I did what you said. I ran a S-Video cable to one of my Video inputs on my tv. When I switch to that video input on my tv there is no picture. Your idea makes sense, but it doesn't work. Do I need to change some setting in the box to tell it to output the video on the other outputs. I can't find anything in the menu. My box is an Explorer 8000HD.

A friend of mine had that box and had the same problem. I just assumed his 8000 was defective. We could not find a single person at TWC that knew anything about this so it was impossible to tell for sure. He just had them replace the 8000 with the 8300 and he is working fine. I suggest you do the same.
Steve
post #2982 of 23447
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Originally Posted by Chris Isble View Post

Last night I noticed that WUAB was displaying a test pattern on 43-2. Any idea what they are planning on carrying on the subchannel?

PSIP data on my STB identifies 43-2 as being "The Tube."
post #2983 of 23447
Does anyone know if Adelphia uses transmits full bandwidth on their HD channels?

Thanks,

JP
post #2984 of 23447
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Originally Posted by PlantaTree View Post

I forgot to add, I am using Componet Video cables for the HD. Is it possible that it can't output on Component Video and S-Video at the same time? Would it work if I switched the HD to the Digital DVI hookup? I also ran a RCA video cable from the VCR Archive outputs and those don't work either. This is really starting to drive me crazy.

First off, I don't think both component and s-video are live at the same time. More importantly, in the setup wizard you need to tell the SA8000HD that you are a "standard screen HDTV" (as opposed to widescreen HDTV or standard screen SDTV) as per page 5 of the setup pdf/manual. Assuming you did that, and still get sidebars on 4:3, the box is then defective.

Ted

P.S. Paule123 or other WOW users - Any news when WOW cable will add any new HD channels?
post #2985 of 23447
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Originally Posted by PlantaTree View Post

I also ran a RCA video cable from the VCR Archive outputs and those don't work either.

On the SA8000HD, to get the VCR archive outputs to work on live TV, you have to turn PIP on with the remote, and then you'll get the PIP channel out on the archive jacks.
post #2986 of 23447
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Originally Posted by ted_b View Post

P.S. Paule123 or other WOW users - Any news when WOW cable will add any new HD channels?

No news. I keep badgering them about adding ESPN2HD and they keep coming back with the Sgt. Schultz answer "we know nothing" or "please sumbit your request to add a new channel through the website"
post #2987 of 23447
I was told by WOW's Cleveland Manager that the HD channel they are considering is TNT-HD.
post #2988 of 23447
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Originally Posted by Phoenix2088 View Post

I was told by WOW's Cleveland Manager that the HD channel they are considering is TNT-HD.

Hey that's great, now that the NBA playoffs are over... Doh.
post #2989 of 23447
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Originally Posted by Shark73 View Post

Does anyone know if Adelphia uses transmits full bandwidth on their HD channels?

JP

I have a tuner that receives both OTA and unencrypted QAM. I think the picture quality from the antenna is slightly better than the cable, at least for the local channels. If I didn't have the antenna, I'd be perfectly happy with the cable signal.
post #2990 of 23447
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Originally Posted by techweb View Post

PSIP data on my STB identifies 43-2 as being "The Tube."

Sweet! More free tv. It's not like WUAB is using the bandwidth anyway.
post #2991 of 23447
However it's too bad that all "The Tube" programming seems to be centered around the same old rock/pop crap that already saturates the media. There are some of us out here that prefer other kinds of music like jazz, classical, big band, standards etc. How about a channel for us?
post #2992 of 23447
I have tried everything. The aspect ratio in the box is set to standard tv and to view HD material as letterbox. I would think that the box would know to show standard shows as full screen?

I have tried everything with cables. I have pulled the component cables and tried it with only the S video. No picture on my tv this way. The only thing that I haven't tried is the coax hookup, but probably wont bother. The tech is coming out tomorrow. If he can't make this work then I am probably going to go back to Directv. My only other option is to drop the HD and just go with a standard box with DVR. The Directv still has a far superior picture to cable though even on the digital channels. I just wont have HD. I don't feel like paying all that money for a box and have to put a antena on my roof.

If anyone has the HD8000 box and can figure out how to make this work let me know.
post #2993 of 23447
Tell him to bring an 8300 box for you. That should solve your problem.
post #2994 of 23447
Just did a rescan on my OTA box, and sure enough, WUAB has added "43-2", identified as "Tube", the music video network Raycom agreed to carry a while back. The subchannel still has color bars, though.

I'm still trying to figure out how stations in the market are getting away without feeding program info on their PSIP feeds. Right now, the only stations I get that are doing it are WEWS 5-1 (new, after the rescan which moved it out of 15-1), WUAB 43-1, and WQHS 61-1. WDLI 17-1 (and 17-2-4) used to do it, but doesn't anymore. Ditto with WOIO 19-1. WJW 8-1 has never done it. WKYC 3-1 did it last I was able to receive them.

I thought this was all required by the FCC now?
post #2995 of 23447
As I mentioned before it seems Adelphia now has the box turn on at channel 3 every time you turn it off. In the morning they usually have news and a couple of times I've gone to rewind a story and it doesn't seem to be recording. I actually have to change the channel or activate pip to make the auto record feature work so you can pause, rewind etc.

Anyone else notice this?
post #2996 of 23447
I finally left cable, moving to Dish Network. Unfortunately, I lost the HD locals because of the move. My house has an antenna on the roof from the previous owner, but it isn't currently connected (the line was cut). Before I see about getting it re-connected, what are my chances of getting all the locals with this antenna? I live in South Euclid and there aren't any tall buildings near me. Antennaweb shows that only WOIO might be difficult. Anyone else in this area getting locals? I don't know anything about the antenna itself. Thanks for any opinions...
post #2997 of 23447
Don't we have a semi-regular in here from the Euclid area?

Without knowing much about the antenna, I'm guessing you shouldn't have much problem getting the locals from South Euclid with a rooftop antenna. You're not that much farther from Parma than I am, and I'm getting everybody save for WKYC with no problems with an indoor antenna in a second floor loft.

WOIO's a little trickier than the UHF-based local DT stations for me, but as I said, I'm using an indoor antenna. WKYC is tricky for just about everyone in the market due to its awful low-VHF position (DT 2). With a rooftop antenna and no tall buildings around, you should have a better shot than I do.

Everybody else - WEWS, WJW, WUAB - shouldn't be difficult to catch at all. (WVIZ is low-power from Brookpark Road until later this summer.)
post #2998 of 23447
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Originally Posted by Inundated View Post

WOIO's a little trickier than the UHF-based local DT stations for me, but as I said, I'm using an indoor antenna. WKYC is tricky for just about everyone in the market due to its awful low-VHF position (DT 2). With a rooftop antenna and no tall buildings around, you should have a better shot than I do.

Actually I finally get WKYC now since the antenna was placed in the attic. I get five to six bars consistently now. It's a moderate but consistent signal. The key is height... atleast at my location.
post #2999 of 23447
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Originally Posted by yespage View Post

Actually I finally get WKYC now since the antenna was placed in the attic. I get five to six bars consistently now. It's a moderate but consistent signal. The key is height... atleast at my location.

For how long? I had a period over a three-day holiday weekend that I got WKYC with a pretty strong, steady signal, but the following Tuesday, it went away. As noted, DT channel 2 is very susceptible to electrical interference, and I often suspect that as businesses/industrial firms power up for the workweek, it hurts the signal.

I also forget what kind of antenna you're using...is it a big outdoor one or indoor? And if I'm remembering right, you're in the Valley...
post #3000 of 23447
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Originally Posted by Inundated View Post

Don't we have a semi-regular in here from the Euclid area?

For the most part, Euclid and South Euclid aren't very close to each other. They may touch along a small part of their respective borders, but most of Euclid is in the lower elevation area along Lake Erie, while most of South Euclid is in the middle of the Heights area - surrounded by Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Lyndhurst, and Highland Heights. So they are not only apart geographically, but also have rather different terrain.

When I lived in South Euclid, I got great analog reception from a simple stationary antenna on my roof. I suspect that jtscherne will find that his antenna pulls in all of the Cleveland locals except for WVIZDT.
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