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post #9661 of 10293
I hope this is not off topic, but is anyone here using Morris Broadband? It's a small player serving some of the mountain counties in North Carolina. I'm trying to find out what make and model of DVR they provide. I gather it's Motorola, but was wondering which model (or models) they provide.

Thanks for any help.
post #9662 of 10293
Any update on Sinclair/DirecTV issue regarding 13-WLOS?
post #9663 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Any update on Sinclair/DirecTV issue regarding 13-WLOS?

Uh,have you visited http://www.wlos.com/ ?
post #9664 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Any update on Sinclair/DirecTV issue regarding 13-WLOS?

Yes, A deal was reached last night and WLOS will be on Direct.
post #9665 of 10293
They usually come to a last minute agreement. But I have an antenna for local channels and Charlotte.
post #9666 of 10293
I heard it wasn't a final deal but an extension.
post #9667 of 10293
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Originally Posted by chroma601 View Post

I heard it wasn't a final deal but an extension.
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Attention DirecTV Customers: Sinclair is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with DirecTV on a new retransmission consent agreement and has entered into a short-term extension of its existing agreement in order to allow the parties to enter into a formal agreement. As a result, DirecTV will continue to carry all of our stations. We thank our viewers for their patience and support during these negotiations.

It's right on their front page.
post #9668 of 10293
What is the cheapest charter I can get in Piedmont SC? I already have their net but would like to get the OTA stations via cable if it cheap enough. Do they have all the ota stations? Thanks for the help.
post #9669 of 10293
Or maybe just a good OTA antenna. What stations can I exspect to get with that? I have media center and a tivo so I dont really need a DVR.
post #9670 of 10293
Orionzdrm,

It would appear that a good antenna in your area would easily pull in ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW and PBS. Just be aware that ABC is VHF (High) so be sure to get an antenna that covers that band. I have a Channelmaster CM4228HD mounted in my attic that works well. Not necessarily a recommendation, just some information. Check out www.tvfool.com. It will give you all kinds of info specific to your location.
post #9671 of 10293
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Originally Posted by SnakeDoctor View Post

Orionzdrm,

It would appear that a good antenna in your area would easily pull in ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW and PBS. Just be aware that ABC is VHF (High) so be sure to get an antenna that covers that band. I have a Channelmaster CM4228HD mounted in my attic that works well. Not necessarily a recommendation, just some information. Check out www.tvfool.com. It will give you all kinds of info specific to your location.

How do you like your Channelmaster 4228? I am trying to decide between it and the CM3020 and Denny's HD Stacker. The reviews are impressive and I like how it is compact and easy to handle. but afraid to order it because of shipping return charges. I'd rather get one at Lowes or somewhere I can return it. smile.gif
post #9672 of 10293
The 4228 works fine for me. Channel 13 is the hardest for me to pull in but, I'm 43 miles away. I get occasional brief video glitches (5 or 6 per hour) but it is mounted in the attic. You are a little further away from WLOS but if you are going to mount it outside and have no nearby obstructions, you may get a better signal than I do. I chose the 4228 primarily for its form-factor as my house is built with trusses and there is not a lot of open area in the attic to accomodate larger antennas. The CM3020 would not even come close to fitting in my attic. It would likely do a fine job for you though as it seems to be a more capable antenna than the 4228.
post #9673 of 10293
The CM-4228HD is a very good UHF antenna that can also receive HiVHF if there is a good signal. It should probably get 7 and 9 (29-SCETV), but may be unreliable for 13-WLOS which has a spotty signal in the Upstate. I would go with the Winegard 7696 or 7698 combo antenna for HiVHF and UHF. I don't think the Stacker antenna is necessary, and the Winegard combo antennas would be easier to install. And possibly a Winegard 269 preamp to maintain the signal strength through the cable run and the splitters. But be sure the splitter has a one port power pass to the power supply. The splitter could be the source of the problem. Denny's Antenna site explains how to install a preamp and a splitter using a DC voltage block.
post #9674 of 10293
Ok so I bought a AntennaCraft HBU33 just for price. I plan to put it in the attic so wish me luck. Any advice on the install. It looks like most of what I need to pull in is almost true north so I will set it up that way. This is my first large antenna. As for 13 I was able to pull it in with an indoor one some summer nights so I hope it will come in with this sucker. I would put the antenna on the roof but the wife has said that's not going to happen. : ) Thanks for all the advice.
post #9675 of 10293
Women don,t understand antennas until they see them in action... Then they get it. Haha. Good luck. Attic may take extra time to find a hot spot for all signals.
post #9676 of 10293
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Originally Posted by orionzdrm View Post

Ok so I bought a AntennaCraft HBU33 just for price. I plan to put it in the attic so wish me luck. Any advice on the install. It looks like most of what I need to pull in is almost true north so I will set it up that way. This is my first large antenna. As for 13 I was able to pull it in with an indoor one some summer nights so I hope it will come in with this sucker. I would put the antenna on the roof but the wife has said that's not going to happen. : ) Thanks for all the advice.
The HBU-33 is a good HiVHF/UHF combo antenna that should work well in this area. If you have drop outs you may need a low gain preamp to overcome long cable runs. But nothing powerful because your signals should be strong. A Winegard 269 would be a good choice. But you may not need it.
post #9677 of 10293
tylerSC,

About "long cable runs"...

I have two options for antanna mounting. One of the options will require about 20 feet of cable from the antenna to the distribution amp, and the other will be about 70 feet. How significant is that extra 50 feet in terms of signal loss.
post #9678 of 10293
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How significant is that extra 50 feet in terms of signal loss.

A bit less than 3 dB, if using a decent quality cable.
Edited by ProjectSHO89 - 3/10/13 at 2:21pm
post #9679 of 10293
WGGS TV 16 is Off the air due to them install a new Transmitter posted to WGGS 16 Too Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/wggs.too
post #9680 of 10293
Channel 16 appears to be back on the air as of Monday night. They were an original PTL flagship affiliate and carried the Jim and Tammy Show, as well as TBN and Bill Gaither programming. Formerly operated by founders Jimmy and Joanne Thompson who for years hosted local Niteline religious programming.They also originated the You Can Make It show with Tammy Faye and Joanne prior to their passing. I believe they may still carry the new Jim Bakker program. Would like to also see them carry the Jimmy Swaggart SBN network on one of their subchannels. I currently watch this channel on WMYT-55.3 from Charlotte.
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Tyler, I believe my antenna must be bad bc i can't even get 16 or 62. I am suprised you're pulling in Charlotte from Mauldin. I believe you said you had a HBU-33? I have seen the new Jim Baker show just the other day on 16.
post #9682 of 10293
@Tyler,

Are you watching it via over the air antenna. ? it is off the air in my area Spartanburg.
post #9683 of 10293
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Originally Posted by Valkster View Post

Tyler, I believe my antenna must be bad bc i can't even get 16 or 62. I am suprised you're pulling in Charlotte from Mauldin. I believe you said you had a HBU-33? I have seen the new Jim Baker show just the other day on 16.
I get Charlotte channels very easily at my location. WBTV-3, WJZY-46, and WMYT-55 are normally 100%, and WCNC is 80%. Using a Channel Master 4248 UHF antenna and CM-7777 dual input preamp. And I use a basic set of Radioshack rabbit ears to get 7, 9(29), and 13 connected to the VHF side of the preamp. And the UHF antenna also gets 4, 21, 40, and 62. Also I will often receive WSOC 9.1 or 9.5 from Charlotte, but not as consistent as the others. Any good UHF antenna, including the HBU-33, will get Charlotte from the northern half of Greenville County, from Laurens Rd. north and out towards Furman area.
post #9684 of 10293
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Originally Posted by LMckin View Post

@Tyler,

Are you watching it via over the air antenna. ? it is off the air in my area Spartanburg.
Yes I am watching 16 with an attic antenna. Perhaps they are at reduced power, but I am very close to Paris Mtn. And you are dealing with an indoor antenna and rainy conditions at a further distance. Right now TBN is airing and the Bill Gaither singer with the long grey hair is now singing. Forgot his name.
post #9685 of 10293
ok
post #9686 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

I get Charlotte channels very easily at my location. WBTV-3, WJZY-46, and WMYT-55 are normally 100%, and WCNC is 80%. Using a Channel Master 4248 UHF antenna and CM-7777 dual input preamp. And I use a basic set of Radioshack rabbit ears to get 7, 9(29), and 13 connected to the VHF side of the preamp. And the UHF antenna also gets 4, 21, 40, and 62. Also I will often receive WSOC 9.1 or 9.5 from Charlotte, but not as consistent as the others. Any good UHF antenna, including the HBU-33, will get Charlotte from the northern half of Greenville County, from Laurens Rd. north and out towards Furman area.

I think I will go with Channelmaster too. This old 45 year old one has sure been a good one, now she is missing a few elements . Btw, That guy's name is Guy Penrod. smile.gif
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Yea Guy Penrod. I had forgotten. I have always enjoyed the Bill Gaither shows, although we have lost some of the great ones in recent years like the Happy Goodmans ... And like I said before, the original Channel Master antennas were excellent products made in NC and New York . But now the new company subcontracts Chinese made imitations. American made antennas remaining are Antennacraft, Winegard, and Digitenna.
post #9688 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Yea Guy Penrod. I had forgotten. I have always enjoyed the Bill Gaither shows, although we have lost some of the great ones in recent years like the Happy Goodmans ... And like I said before, the original Channel Master antennas were excellent products made in NC and New York . But now the new company subcontracts Chinese made imitations. American made antennas remaining are Antennacraft, Winegard, and Digitenna.

Yep, The Goodmans and just so many more gospel greats. I used to like to watch ole JD Sumner and George Younce go at each other on the Gaithers! Lol

I'll have to check whats the best one for me. There are good reviews on yours and the 3020. I don't want a huge one that takes a crew to put up and guide wires. lol
post #9689 of 10293
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Originally Posted by Valkster View Post

Yep, The Goodmans and just so many more gospel greats. I used to like to watch ole JD Sumner and George Younce go at each other on the Gaithers! Lol

I'll have to check whats the best one for me. There are good reviews on yours and the 3020. I don't want a huge one that takes a crew to put up and guide wires. lol
Yea JD and George were great also ... You could consider the Winegard 7696, it should work, but that HBU-33 should work well also. You may not have something connected properly somewhere. And possibly consider a low gain preamp such as Winegard 269. You don't need a strong one that could overload. And that 3020 is an old Channel Master design still made, but it is large and you no longer need the long elements for LowVHF unless you want FM radio.
post #9690 of 10293
Those who remember Former WSPA TV 7 Weekend Meteorologist Mark Johnson who have fill in as Meteorologist on other stations He is doing the weekend weather on Fox Carolina 21 in Greenville.
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