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post #1681 of 4506
I have two Samsung TS360 Experiencing the same issues. I have spoken to the director of operations at WAWS 30-1 who is aware of this issue with a limited number of receivers in this area, he refered me to a directv engineer in colorado who as we spoke searched this board and determined that I was not the only one having this issue. The engineer has sent and email detailing the problem with and embedded link to this forum to the home office hopefully these steps will speed up the resolution to this problem. .
post #1682 of 4506
No, for some of us, we're getting no signal at all from 30-1 WAWS-DT Fox.

I switch to that station and it's just black and the receiver reports "No signal".. However, if I check my signal meter, it reports almost full signal (probably like 95 out of 100).

It apparently is happening on some receivers but not on others. Thus assume it's something on their end, not our end.

If anyone has contact info, please post it.
post #1683 of 4506
Ugh.. so WAWS is pretty much passing the buck regarding the problem? I mean, it was something THEY did obviously since it was working fine last week and my receiver hasn't gotten a software upgrade or some such.

And I seriously doubt it's a "limited" number of receivers. There have already been 4-5 people on here reporting the problem. How many people viewing HD actually post on here.. maybe .05%?
post #1684 of 4506
I just got off the phone with Dave an engineer from Directv La office, He had me try a few things in relation to receiving the Picture and sound from WAWS and the bottom line is.... I gave him the phone number to the director of operations for the local WAWS. He indicated that he needs some background information on the change made by the local FOX station.
post #1685 of 4506
Thanks vulcantheater for doing all this.
post #1686 of 4506
Your Welcome, I will follow up with local Program Director and Director of operations tomorrow as I don't see this getting resolved tonight.
post #1687 of 4506
Well apparently someone's hard work paid off because 30-1 now works for me.
post #1688 of 4506
Thread Starter 
I just checked, 30-1 works for me also.
post #1689 of 4506
I spoke with the Director of operations today, he said after the calls yesterday he had one of his engineers re-examine the PID changes and they had to tweak an address included as a part of the PID change. This obviously corrected the problem since I am also able to get both picture and sound even though my sound was clipping earlier hopefully this clipping issue will get corrected.
post #1690 of 4506
Thanks for your hard work vulcantheater!
post #1691 of 4506
Your welcome,

My wife thinks i'm a little fanatical when it comes to this "TV video stuff " as she puts it.
post #1692 of 4506
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Phod
Thanks for your hard work vulcantheater!

I second that: thank you vulcantheater.
post #1693 of 4506
I was told by comcast that we would have tnt-hd on 166 tonight!
post #1694 of 4506
TNT HD is on Comcast now. The QAM channel is 111-2.
post #1695 of 4506
Is TNT HD going to be permanent?
post #1696 of 4506
I guess we need pspun to update the first page with the QAM on TNT-HD. This is great that we finally got it.
post #1697 of 4506
I know this is a stupid question, but can someone explain what QAM is. I read it's "over the air digital cable signals". Does this mean you can pick them up without having cable?

thx
post #1698 of 4506
Like 8VSB, QAM is just a way to modulate a signal. It is more suited to cable instead of OTA TV because it does not sacrifice as much information for error checking and cable does not need as much since, of course, it is going down cables. The actual acronym means something like "Quad(something) Amplitude Modulation" but I have no idea what that means. You will also hear of 64 QAM and 256 QAM which also have to do with the amount of info in the signal used for error correction. The 256 flavor tends to be used for HDTV.

I don't think QAM is used for over the air broadcast TV and in the USA that is always done with the ATSC standard using the 8VSB modulation. So you can't currently pick up any QAM signals over the air, only on cable.

- Tom
post #1699 of 4506
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by ghjaxman
I guess we need pspun to update the first page with the QAM on TNT-HD. This is great that we finally got it.

Done, is it 1080i and DD5.1? I assumed it is.
post #1700 of 4506
It's 1080i and DD5.1 for me.
post #1701 of 4506
That is correct, It is a great thing to have. I may have to say with Comcast if they keep adding stations. I am also watching what D* does. Next year the picture will be clearer on who offers more HD.
post #1702 of 4506
Well, I stayed up late to watch the premier of Conan in HD. He made some great HD references on the show....too bad our local station only carried the letterbox version.
post #1703 of 4506
For you night owls...or those with HD Tivo or the like: I called WTLV. They confirmed that Conan is supposed to be broadcast in HD. Could not explain why last night's show wasn't. Was told they would make sure tech crew knew to flip the switch tonight.
post #1704 of 4506
Does anybody know a website that tells you what the major networks' schedule is on a night when a "sudden" presidential press conference is announced?

Like tonight. Checking the nets own websites, only nbc.com has any info. I know, from a mention during Foxnews, that Fox b'cast is carrying it, but no more than that. Is O.C. being pre-empted, or time-shifted to replace the silly crap from 9-10?
post #1705 of 4506
Jax, FL HD

Have any of you moved to Jax from another city and was able to keep your NY/LA HD feeds if you did not change your address with D*? I currently live in Ft. Lauderdale and I am receiving CBS/NBC and I would like to keep those channels if possible. I've been reading over the Jax thread and it seems at times you guys have issues with your stations. I plan to move to Jax in the fall and i want to get any idea of what the HD offerings are like. It appears that I would be leaving a more reliable HD DD 5.1 feeds(fox, nbc, cbs, wb, upn, pbs, abc) that I receive with no problem. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
post #1706 of 4506
Quote:


Originally posted by rbutts14
Jax, FL HD

Have any of you moved to Jax from another city and was able to keep your NY/LA HD feeds if you did not change your address with D*? I currently live in Ft. Lauderdale and I am receiving CBS/NBC and I would like to keep those channels if possible. I've been reading over the Jax thread and it seems at times you guys have issues with your stations. I plan to move to Jax in the fall and i want to get any idea of what the HD offerings are like. It appears that I would be leaving a more reliable HD DD 5.1 feeds(fox, nbc, cbs, wb, upn, pbs, abc) that I receive with no problem. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Welcome.

The only stations in Jacksonville that broadcast DD 5.1 are Fox and occasionally PBS. Many of us (myself included) have had various degrees of success with antennae for OTA. There is always Comcast for a cable solution to locals. Even with the new bird successfully launched, Jacksonville will not be getting LIL from D* for some time.

There is no dedicated UPN station. It shares programming with the Fox affiliate and broadcasts programming starting at 11:00 PM, but unfortunately NOT in HD---So no Veronica Mars or Enterprise in HD
post #1707 of 4506
Enterprise is soon to be history anyway. I'll miss it but not as much as when I lived in Detroit and had it in HD.

But I'm really torn about Veronica Mars. It's currently the last SD show I watch and I'm always tempted to go try to download it in HD somewhere rather than record the unpredictably timed Fox low def version.

- Tom
post #1708 of 4506
I guess we can hope that TNT will play reruns of Enterprise in HD and then I can record them then. That is the best hope for it. Now we could just get WB to be added to Comcast that would be great. Any word on that?
post #1709 of 4506
i would rather have universal HD than WB. I dont know if comcast will ever get the WB in HD after speaking to WJWB's engineer.
post #1710 of 4506
Why do you think Comcast would never have WB in HD?

I love the fact that they added TNTHD recently--the playoff games are excellent.
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