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post #241 of 8206
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Originally Posted by Ben Hardy View Post

There are other NBC affiliates that you might try to receive (depending on "where" on the Mississippi Coast you're located). You'll need a good antenna (CM 4228 with a CM 7775 amp) and rotator for any chance of receiving one of these.

WVLA 33.1 (Baton Rouge)
WDAM 28.1 (Hattiesburg)
WLBTDT1 9.1 (Jackson)
WGBC 31.1 (Meridian)
WPMI 47.1 (Mobile)

Hope this helps,
Ben
Metairie
(Getting the Olympics from WVLA, Baton Rouge)

I'm right on the water about 1,500 north to be exact in Long Beach. 39560.

Currently I'm using the 4228 and a Radio Shack amp. I wonder if I switch to the CM amp it will allow me to pickup BR or Hattiesburg?
post #242 of 8206
Good clear & calm night, so I tried them all with my current hardware. no go but I tried.

100+ miles WVLA 33.1 (Baton Rouge)
80+ miles (low power too) WDAM 28.1 (Hattiesburg)
150 miles WLBTDT1 9.1 (Jackson)
175 miles WGBC 31.1 (Meridian)
95 miles WPMI 47.1 (Mobile)

55.4 miles WDSU 6.1
post #243 of 8206
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Originally Posted by Ben Hardy View Post

There are other NBC affiliates that you might try to receive (depending on "where" on the Mississippi Coast you're located). You'll need a good antenna (CM 4228 with a CM 7775 amp) and rotator for any chance of receiving one of these.

WVLA 33.1 (Baton Rouge)
WDAM 28.1 (Hattiesburg)
WLBTDT1 9.1 (Jackson)
WGBC 31.1 (Meridian)
WPMI 47.1 (Mobile)

Hope this helps,
Ben
Metairie
(Getting the Olympics from WVLA, Baton Rouge)

What other HD channels are you getting through your CM 4228?
post #244 of 8206
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Originally Posted by joabruno View Post

What other HD channels are you getting through your CM 4228?

Are you asking me (on the Gulf Coast)?

I get:
WLOX
WXXV
WWL
WVUE
PBS
WGNO (occasionaly)
WB (occasionaly)
PAX (occasionaly)
UPN (occasionaly)

I'm using a 4221 and a 4228 combined with a reverse splitter and one amp on each antenna. Works perfect. I'm not sure why I can't keep a strong signal with the bottom four station though. I'm just about 55-60 miles away (line of sight).
post #245 of 8206
I got a response on the color issues w/ ABC26. Not very helpful though.

We are aware of the color problem and working on a solution. We do not have a timeline for repair as of yet and are appreciative of your patience.

post #246 of 8206
WDSU's local signal on DTV is so bad right now. I watched some skiers the other night and they were coming down the hill as twins the ghosting was that bad. Its one thing to not have the HD signal but not even being able to see clearly in analog is really sad.. ditto for ABC26.. doesn't ABC have the ability to help its affiliate in a time of need? All we heard during K was ... we're helping but sadly when it comes down to it only a few have really stepped up like it was happening to them... just my 5cents.
post #247 of 8206
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Originally Posted by TVSaurus View Post

Are you asking me (on the Gulf Coast)?

I get:
WLOX
WXXV
WWL
WVUE
PBS
WGNO (occasionaly)
WB (occasionaly)
PAX (occasionaly)
UPN (occasionaly)

I'm using a 4221 and a 4228 combined with a reverse splitter and one amp on each antenna. Works perfect. I'm not sure why I can't keep a strong signal with the bottom four station though. I'm just about 55-60 miles away (line of sight).

NO I WAS ASKING BEN FROM METAIRIE
post #248 of 8206
After replacing an aging RatShack (#1509, I think) pre amp with a CM 7777, I'm receiving these DT stations:

WBRZ 2.1
WWL 4.1
WVUE 8.1
WLOX 13.1
WHNO 20.1
WMAH 20.2
WLPB 27.5
WVLA 33.1
WGMB 44.1
WBRL 44.2
WXXV 48.1
WUPL 54.1

Some of these were previously received with (or without) the RatShack amp, but all signal strengths have increased significantly since we installed the CM 7777.
Ben
post #249 of 8206
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Originally Posted by Ben Hardy View Post

After replacing an aging RatShack (#1509, I think) pre amp with a CM 7777, I'm receiving these DT stations:

WBRZ 2.1
WWL 4.1
WVUE 8.1
WLOX 13.1
WHNO 20.1
WMAH 20.2
WLPB 27.5
WVLA 33.1
WGMB 44.1
WBRL 44.2
WXXV 48.1
WUPL 54.1

Some of these were previously received with (or without) the RatShack amp, but all signal strengths have increased significantly since we installed the CM 7777.
Ben

Ben,

I'm glad to see that the CM7777 is working out for you. Since the N.O. stations have started to come back online, I got tired of climbing into the attic and turning my CM4228 back and forth from N.O. and B.R. so I picked up another 4228 and combined them before the 7777 and it works great. Now I have both CBS from N.O. and NBC from B.R. I had considered a rotator but I needed both directions simultaneously as I have a dual tuner HD-Tivo. I don't know if your install permits, but a second 4228 cost less than a good rotator.
post #250 of 8206
Cox doesn't appear to carry FOX HD (WVUE) OR CBS HD (WWLT?), but i can pick these up using basic rabbit ear antenna.

Is this true or am I missing something? I'd really like to get fox and cbs without having to use OTA signals.
post #251 of 8206
I know Charter here in Slidell carries WWL-DT. I have to use OTA to get FOX. I just wish WDSU would get their act together. The Daytona 500 is this Sunday and I can't watch it in HD.
post #252 of 8206
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Originally Posted by Professor Bobo View Post

Ben,

I'm glad to see that the CM7777 is working out for you. Since the N.O. stations have started to come back online, I got tired of climbing into the attic and turning my CM4228 back and forth from N.O. and B.R. so I picked up another 4228 and combined them before the 7777 and it works great. Now I have both CBS from N.O. and NBC from B.R. I had considered a rotator but I needed both directions simultaneously as I have a dual tuner HD-Tivo. I don't know if your install permits, but a second 4228 cost less than a good rotator.

I have a single 4228 with the HR10-250 dual tuner HD-Tivo. Can you tell me how you combined the two antennas? Any help appreciated.

I live in Mandeville and have never tried picking up BR stations. I still have some dropout problems with WWL, but not with others. I have a RShack amplifier, but not sure if it is needed.

Thanks in advance,

Diverace
post #253 of 8206
anything new on WDSU i want to watch Daytona 500 tomorrow. lol i can't get the BR station.
post #254 of 8206
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Originally Posted by diverace View Post

I have a single 4228 with the HR10-250 dual tuner HD-Tivo. Can you tell me how you combined the two antennas? Any help appreciated.

I live in Mandeville and have never tried picking up BR stations. I still have some dropout problems with WWL, but not with others. I have a RShack amplifier, but not sure if it is needed.

Thanks in advance,

Diverace

Just by a splitter and look at the back to see that it is bi-directional. Hook up the two antennas to the side with two inputs and the signals will be combined instead of split on the side with one input. I'm doing the same thing. Two antennas in the attic so that I don't have to rotate them.
post #255 of 8206
Diverace -
When you get a chance to try to pick up Baton Rouge from Mandeville, please let me know your results. I'm in Mandeville too, just started playing with HD last month, and am working with a HR10-250 and a Panasonic plasma. I added a Terrestrial Digital DB8 in the attic and get all the NO channels fine, but have not been able to get any BR stations, although I am just guessing at the direction and have not tried an amp yet.
Thanks
post #256 of 8206
When I move one of my HDTV's back home I will test to see if I can get the B/R stations. If so I will probably do the same thing with 2 4228 antennas.
post #257 of 8206
Well datona 500 is on but not in HD for me I even put my little trek on the roof to try and get a BR station but no go. I e-mailed WDSU last week but never got an answer on when HD will be back up.
post #258 of 8206
I live in LaPlace and starting to look at HDTV.

The question I have is what type of antenna do I need? I see a lot of people are using the CM4228 UHF antenna. But what about VHF HDTV reception? Or is VHF antenna not required for New Orleans area?

I was looking at a combination UHF/VHF antenna with a CM7777 or CM7778 amplifier.

BTW, the antenna would be mounted in my attic (very large attic) at a height of 25 feet above ground level.
post #259 of 8206
Are all digital stations on UHF channels, and do I need a UHF-only antenna to receive them? What are the VHF and UHF bands anyway, and what do VHF and UHF stand for?
The Very High Frequency (VHF) band is the segment of the television broadcast band covering channels 2 through 13. The Ultra High Frequency (UHF) band is the segment of the television broadcast band covering channels 14 through 83. Currently, the vast majority of TV stations broadcasting in digital are using UHF (14 and up) channels to do so. This is not due to any technical requirement of digital broadcasting, however. It is mostly because the UHF channels were more likely to be available in most markets. Eventually, after the digital transition is complete and TV stations no longer need to broadcast in analog, they may switch and use their current analog VHF channels for digital instead. Antennas that receive UHF stations only and ones that receive both VHF and UHF are available. If you are fairly certain you won't want to get any lower channels in the VHF 2-13 range, you could purchase one that is UHF only.
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post #260 of 8206
I don't know if specialized antennas provide a wider receptive field, but I currently use the simple rabbit ear antenna type and I get excellent reception (uptown) of CBS-HD, and FOX-HD, the only HD channels Cox doesn't carry.

For the other local HD channels, the QAM tuner on my set picks them up from Cox using basic cable. This also includes the digital music channels too.

In short, if you can get away with it, I'd advise you try the cheap solution with a conventional VHF/UHF antenna.
post #261 of 8206
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Originally Posted by diverace View Post

I have a single 4228 with the HR10-250 dual tuner HD-Tivo. Can you tell me how you combined the two antennas? Any help appreciated.

I live in Mandeville and have never tried picking up BR stations. I still have some dropout problems with WWL, but not with others. I have a RShack amplifier, but not sure if it is needed.

Thanks in advance,

Diverace

diverace,

A simple splitter wired in backwards should do the trick. According to antennaweb, I'm 48.9 miles from WBRZ in B.R. and 46.5 from WWL in N.O. My HR10-250 shows WWL-DT at 85 with a peak of 89 and WBRZ-HD at 90 with a peak of 92. Hope this helps.
post #262 of 8206
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Originally Posted by jmproductions View Post

I e-mailed WDSU last week but never got an answer on when HD will be back up.

I have emailed WDSU many times and have yet to receive a response.
post #263 of 8206
you think that they would have done something, that race was the superbowl of nascar, they answer the directv wavers no. Anyone still getting abc on 26.1 still?
post #264 of 8206
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Originally Posted by jmproductions View Post

you think that they would have done something, that race was the superbowl of nascar, they answer the directv wavers no. Anyone still getting abc on 26.1 still?

YES 26.1 ABC HD, METAIRIE
post #265 of 8206
HOW DOES HD BROADCAST OF OLYMPICS ON NBC HD THROUGH COX CABLE LOOK TO YOU?????? TO ME IT HAS ALOT OF PIXELAZATION AND SOMETIMES BLUR, NOT A CLEAR 1080i PICTURE THAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!!!!!
post #266 of 8206
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Originally Posted by busbeepbeep View Post

There are ATSC HD tuners (for the over the air stuff) and there are QAM HD tuners (for digital cable signals). TVs with Cablecards have QAM tuners. "In the clear" QAM channels mean there are digital cable channels that are unencrypted and can be viewed if you have a QAM tuner without a cablecard or a digital cable subscription. All local channels are supposed to be broadcast in the clear.

I use Directv, but I have active an cable line at my house for my cable modem, and I perform a channel scan including digital channels and the tuner finds a few channels. 81.3,81.6, and 53.5 just happed to be the channel numbers found for PBS-HD, NBC-HD, and ABC-HD, respectively.

THANKS FOR THE INFO I ALSO HAVE AN ACTIVE COX CABLE LINE WITH MY CABLE MODEM AND RAN A DIGITAL SCAN AND RECEIVE NBC-HD, PBS-HD, AND ABC-HD. I NEVER KNEW U COULD DO THAT. THE OLYMPICS IN HD DON'T LOOK THAT GOOD, NOT LIKE A TRUE 1080i BROADCAST SHOULD - ALOT OF PIXELIZATION AND BLUR. PBS HD LOOKS AMAZING. HOW DOES NBC HD LOOK FOR U???????
post #267 of 8206
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Originally Posted by joabruno View Post

...RECEIVE NBC-HD, PBS-HD, AND ABC-HD.

So you are actually getting WDSU (NBC)?
post #268 of 8206
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Originally Posted by teamfour View Post

So you are actually getting WDSU (NBC)?

YES
post #269 of 8206
Is FOX 8.1 having problems last few days? Went out for me on OTA for about 30mins tonight then came back on in SD only during American Idol.
post #270 of 8206
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Originally Posted by TVSaurus View Post

Is FOX 8.1 having problems last few days? Went out for me on OTA for about 30mins tonight then came back on in SD only during American Idol.

We lost the HD OTA signal for the first hour of Idol. It then came back in HD for the second hour.
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