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Originally Posted by RJL1965 View Post

I could not find any info, but so far it appears that it is a new shell company set up by Sinclair (similar to what we now know about Cunningham Broadcasting).

That was my speculation as well, although based on no real facts at this point ...

will be interesting to see if Fox is interested in WSTR, and further down the road, if whoever ends up with WSTR is interested in selling the spectrum to the new wireless cowboys via the incentive auctions ..... Given they have been outspoken and well known to be quite opposed to such a possibility, it probably seems unlikely Sinclair would do that, I'm not sure about Fox ...
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I did a little more digging on Deerfield Media, and discovered that Deerfield Media is essentially the same company as Manhan Media, the company that earlier this year bought Columbus' CW affiliate WWHO from LIN Media. The Mumblow brothers own the two companies. And WWHO is controlled by Sinclair's ABC affiliate in Columbus, WSYX.
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Is anyone receiving ch.25 over the air today. I called wkrp telephone number 681-3800 but it's disconnected. Their website is still up (wkrp.tv). Did elliot just shut down the station?
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Originally Posted by Balloonfanatic View Post

Is anyone receiving ch.25 over the air today. I called wkrp telephone number 681-3800 but it's disconnected. Their website is still up (wkrp.tv). Did elliot just shut down the station?
try calling this number instead 513-631-8825 Its the number listed on their website.
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I just hooked up a Hauppage WinTV-HVR-2250 to my Windows 7 64 bit machine. I am using WMC to access my RCA indoor antennae which is plugged into the Hauppage. I live off 9 Mile Road near Beechmont and I get every local station crystal clear except for WKRC which I can't get AT ALL! Is there some reason for the huge discrepancy in signal strength? I could understand getting a weaker signal for a station or two, but I am not getting WKRC to register one bit. Granted, this is my first time trying something like this so I thought I would ask you guys who have been doing this for a while. Is WKRC's signal just wonky sometimes?
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Aren't they the only VHF signal left in town? All the other stations are UHF now I believe. Might be the antenna.
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I have the same antennae hooked up to our hdtv upstairs. I know I have picked up WKRC on it before but today I wasn't getting a signal there either. So the antennae is capable of picking up the signal, but I still don't know why the signal is so weak. It isn't the best antennae I could get, I know, but I wonder how much difference a better one would make since I am getting absolutely nothing right now. What I am saying is, I don't know if the antennae is the problem or the source is the problem. Anyone else on the East side have problems picking up WKRC? And any suggestions for an antennae I can hook up to my tuner card?
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How long ago was before? You might of picked Ch. 12 up then when it was on Digital 31 UHF ( I cannot remember how long ago when they switched from 31 to the 12 VHF Antenna ) It might be possible that you picked it up on 31 then..... How many years ago?.....I cannot remember when they dropped the 31 and sold it to 56 in Lexington and put the new 12 up. Anyone out there knows the time frame? Of course for you it might be not too long ago since you used it in the other spot......BUT IF it has been a Long Long time since you used it and just rehooked it up to try and pull in the Signal this might be the case.....BUT I do not know ......just my thoughts.
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Oh, sorry. I meant a day or two earlier. I have found that I can get WKRC upstairs if I put the antennae in *just* the right place, then it comes in crystal clear. I ended up buying a flat rca antennae that plugs in for downstairs and now I am getting WKRC downstairs as well. I still don't understand how that one channel can be so picky and the others all come in easily since the towers are all within spitting distance of each other, except for WXIX which is a few miles further West.

On a side note, how awesome is Windows Media Center! With my Xbox360 as an extender I can now watch all the over the air channels on my tv through my computer in the other room, with full guide data and dvr capabilities! Combine that with Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime and that covers about everything I want to watch. I love it when a plan comes together.
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Originally Posted by Loomis2 View Post

On a side note, how awesome is Windows Media Center! With my Xbox360 as an extender I can now watch all the over the air channels on my tv through my computer in the other room, with full guide data and dvr capabilities! Combine that with Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime and that covers about everything I want to watch. I love it when a plan comes together.
Heh... many other HTPC software packages are head-and-shoulders above WMC, not to mention the fact that MS has pretty much stopped supporting WMC (even though they keep including it and apparently have included it in Win8). Major limitations with DRM limitations, commercial skipping, etc., compared to others... BUT... unfortunately a lot of those other packages have "gone under" (or been bought out by the likes of Google), just as the world was starting to awaken to how awesome these things are. Most of America is too tech-scared to try something like even WMC, that's why things like Apple TV and Google TV are floundering around, not really "taking off". Heck, my parents aren't THAT old and still insist they don't need a DVR (even though they have an HDTV and full HD Cable). rolleyes.gif

If you want to really expand your available media, look into PlayOn, which runs a uPnP on your PC that your XBMC can operate - tons of native media, but even more importantly, the plugins/scripts written by users that open up a whole world of internet streaming media.

All of that said, I agree, it is great to have all of that in one package, extended to any TV in the house, and it's amazing that more people have no clue or aren't willing to try it.
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I am knee-deep in this now so if WMC is not the best route anymore I would love to know more. I thought WMC would be the best match with the Xbox360, and in my limited testing so far it seems to all work nicely together. I have used Transcode 360 for years to get video files to play on the 360 and it still seems to work. I don't think Transcode 360 has been updated in many years, though.
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Cool TV gone from 64.2 WSTR

Sinclair has pulled Cool TV from all of their stations. I hope they pick up Antenna TV
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That stinks. Barely watched but the few times I did they played decent stuff usually. What is Antenna TV???
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

That stinks. Barely watched but the few times I did they played decent stuff usually. What is Antenna TV???
They show reruns of old sitcoms such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, 3's Co.
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signal skip is incredible tonight. here in sharonville i am receiving ft. wayne, indianapolis and louisville.
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All of that said, I agree, it is great to have all of that in one package, extended to any TV in the house, and it's amazing that more people have no clue or aren't willing to try it.

I tried a few media center apps several years ago, they all were nicer than Media Center except I wanted to also be able to use it for the clear QAM locals coming from my HDHomerun. As I recall Win7 MC did that where the others didn't. I think I recall one that cost too much for me to gamble trying it out.

If there is something current that does what XBMC does plus can deal with my TV tuner I'd like to hear about it. Win7 MC still does the job but it is also so damned picky about codecs that simply copying a damaged file to the folder crashes it, dont even have to try to play it. Recently it also refuses to play some mkv files then magically does play them if I rename it to an mp4.
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what is the best antenna pre-amp to use on an outside antenna. I was considering the antennacraft 10G201 to help offset the signal loss (75 ft. rg6 cable). Splicer said in previous forums that the amps have to be low noise.
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My old one finally died after 4 years. As a much needed replacement for football today, I got, and recommend this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008QD8JPG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

BUT as a FYI, there is no noticeable loss in only 57ft of cable. 175' yes, 75', not nearly as much...wink.gif
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What the hell, WKRC??? This picture quality for the Bengals game is beyond unacceptable, especially in 2012! SD? Are you serious?

Once again WKRC proves that their engineering/technical department is the worst in the city.
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Let me make an educated guess here... Because tennis ran over, WKRC is using their HD transponder to receive the CBS feed which they are showing on 12-2 (in SD of course), and that is leaving them unable to receive HD from ESPN, so they have fallen back to SD. I guess all we can hope for is for tennis to end ASAP.
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Oh hey look! HD!!! Finally.

And tennis is still on 12-2 so either my theory is wrong or they figured out a work-around...
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Bengals on WKRC PQ

I noticed it was bad right at 7pm, and I thought it was whatever they were using to upconvert the ESPN 720p to the 1080i they send out.

I did notice 20-25 minutes in it seemed to be fixed.
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Originally Posted by jimp2244 View Post

Oh hey look! HD!!! Finally.
And tennis is still on 12-2 so either my theory is wrong or they figured out a work-around...

Keep posting those theories; some are quite amusing. wink.gif

What really happened was a mis-programmed ASI to HDSDI converter that is unique to this setup.

For those rare occasions (like this) that we carry ESPNs signal they ship us receivers that are already programmed with their encryption codes so we can receive the broadcast. The output of these receivers is an ASI transport stream (similar to the SMPTE 310 stream as broadcast by our transmitter) not the HD-SDI video w/ embedded audio that our plant needs.

So the receiver's output has to go throught a box to extract the video & audio from the ASI stream and output it in a form the plant can use.

And so we come to the part of our story that point up the shortcomings of using just colorbars as your test signal on a transmission path:

The bars can look great but the live action looks like yesterday's breakfast.

Long story short (too late!): The converter box was down-rezzing to 480i before up-converting and outputting 1080i.

It took us what seems like forever to figure out and fix because we could only work on it during commercial breaks.

We work very hard to make it seem simple to you folks at home.
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Originally Posted by XmtrMan View Post


It took us what seems like forever to figure out and fix because we could only work on it during commercial breaks.

With an NFL broadcast that's AT LEAST 50% of the time biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by gerhard911 View Post

With an NFL broadcast that's AT LEAST 50% of the time biggrin.gif

Lol.. An NFL broadcast usually is allotted 3 hours and 15 minutes for a game that has 60 minutes on the play clock. I wonder just how much of a typical game broadcast is actually commercials.
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Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89 View Post

Lol.. An NFL broadcast usually is allotted 3 hours and 15 minutes for a game that has 60 minutes on the play clock.

This is something that was always bugged me. When we tune in to watch a regularly scheduled broadcast which unfortunately has been preceded by a football game I never know just when or how much of said program we will actually be able to watch. If the clock says four minutes remain then I check back in fifteen.

I wonder how my clients would react if I estimated a job as 60 minutes yet took over three hours to complete.
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I'll be moving to Cincinnati soon or specifically Covington, KY. My home will be about a mile south of the Ohio River in a flat area of the suburb.

I was wondering if anyone in the area and especially anyone that lives in Covington can receive any channels on a regular basis from Dayton, Lexington or Louisville? I do know that they will skip in from time to time but I was hoping it might be possible to pick up a few out of town stations from adjacent markets on a daily basis with a good outdoor antenna for OTA reception.
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Originally Posted by WILWRadio View Post

I'll be moving to Cincinnati soon or specifically Covington, KY. My home will be about a mile south of the Ohio River in a flat area of the suburb.
I was wondering if anyone in the area and especially anyone that lives in Covington can receive any channels on a regular basis from Dayton, Lexington or Louisville? I do know that they will skip in from time to time but I was hoping it might be possible to pick up a few out of town stations from adjacent markets on a daily basis with a good outdoor antenna for OTA reception.

I am a little west of you in Miami Township/Three Rivers up the road from Cleves on the Ohio side. I have an outdoor antenna with a booster. I can get Dayton stations, 2 and subband, 7 and subband, 45 and subband and 26. All the Channel 14 and 16 PBS stations come in well. I can get channel 22 but is a little problematic.

Where you are located it sounds like you should have as good of luck as I do. Without a rotor I pointed my antenna toward Dayton and kept it there. I've never pointed it South of the river to see if I have any luck with Louisville or Lexington. I know there are some South of the river that can help you more.
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Some things never change. Turn on the Bengals game on channel 12 and watch the 1st qtr. I switch to WHIO Channel 7 to watch the game the rest of the way. Better picture and no pixalization.
post #14040 of 14333
I pretty much avoid WKRC for sports like the plague...wink.gif
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