A bit OT, but have noticed that WOTH-LP 25 (The "other channel" - analog only) Has been off air at least since first time I noticed Saturday morning. They were still up last time I checked Friday night.
Originally posted by jim tressler
wcpo kept going out for me when lightning would flash for a split second.. the signal meter would tank in half and the screen would freeze.. only wcpo... none of the others
You might want to improve your antenna setup -- A higher gain more directional antenna setup would give you more signal from the station(assuming proper antenna aiming) and likely much less problem with impulse noise(of which lightning is a natural source - as Junk said, it's more of a problem for VHF(but lo-VHF 2-6 especially) and lower frequencies than the higher frequencies of UHF -- You'll hear it as "static crashes" on AM broadcast band .... I would imagine even a relatively low-performance antenna such as a small/medium size VHF/UHF combo mounted on the roof --- such as say --- RS VU90 or CM3016 would likely do much better for you in this regard at your location than the "coat hanger" sensar I believe you are using, it would also be a good idea because of co-channel interference issues you might experience at times between WCPO-DT and WBNS 10 Columbus ....
Not to say you'll never see a dropout due to a lightning strike no matter how good the antenna is, I've seen a whopping TWO (both strangely enough in Spring 2002) dropouts on WCPO-DT here , both due to very nearby lightning strikes ...
Originally posted by Junkyard Dogg
I guess we wait and see how the "TUBE" channel goes, hopefully HD doesn't go it the sh!thole because of it.
The way the FOX "HD" splicer system works, it shouldn't be a problem and if anything it should be the PQ of "tube" that may suffer at times should FOX HD need more bits ..... I think it's probably likely that some other Raycomm stations that pick up "tube", especially those running HD at 1080i from other networks will likely run into some HD PQ/MPEG2 compression artifact problems however ....
BTW, WRGT-DT Dayton ran a SD subchannel(simulcast of analog) alongside Fox HD up until Jan or so, and it wasn't a problem for HD PQ .... The SD PQ on the SD sub did suffer from compression artifacts however during bandwidth demanding portions of NFL HD football games/etc ...
For that matter, waaay back when WCPO-DT was running "jaggie free" ABC HD at 720p, their weather channel wasn't a problem either(at least to my eyes, things were a bit different waaay waaay back when they used to transcode ABC HD to 1080i), even though the actual MPEG2 encoding process for ABC HD happens at WCPO-DT's encoder instead of at the network level with the stream "spliced in" without a decoding/re-encoding process as is the case with all FOX HD affiliates.
Originally posted by Junkyard Dogg
Also noticed that WCET-DT doesn't have its analog copy on its digital channel, just kids, plus, and the other one when their not doing HD, seems kinda weird.
Yeah, I've noticed that occasionally as of late - that is weird. Sometimes over the past several weeks the simulcast of analog 48 is still there on 48-2(such as currently when they are in HD mode), sometimes it isn't(such as earlier today when the first program service available was 48-3 - PBS Kids). I suspect it may be some sort of PSIP related issue they may not even be fully aware of.
Originally posted by Bubster
Last 2 weekends CBS golf coverage is listed as 1080i yet it's not. Is this the local station just not bothering to make the switch?
It's not a local issue, CBS didn't provide it in HD. The HD listing, such as on TitanTV was wrong. More info here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=532453