Originally Posted by RebuL
Now to my question: I noticed Fox's American Idol last night was in HD...but was not broadcast widescreen. The picture looked fantastic but I really noticed something was "wrong" when watching commercials that were clearly meant to be widescreen...but some of their on-screen text was actually cut off at the sides. Crazy. Anyone else notice this? Anyone else surprised when they found that Fox, CBS, CW and MyCville were now broadcasting OTA digital?
Gray TV's stations have been on the air since late December (braodcast over RF 40, which is assigned to WAHU-DT).
If you were watching 27-1 last night, it was Standard Definition (SD), as are all gray TV's over the air braodcasts (16-1, 19-1, 27-1, 27-2).
Have you tried to aim your antenna towards Richmond? Fox 35 Richmond WRLH-DT is broadcast in HD.
You mentioned you have an indoor antenna, you will need an outdoor antenna to receive richmond HD, but you will find it is well worth the effort since it will be a while before Gray TV is able to broadcast CBS, FOX and ABC in HD over the air.
I talked to WVPT's engineer today, Tony, he said their 8 watt digital should approximate the viewing area of analog 50, I told him I receive 50 analog but cannot get 11 digital and he said he would come to my area and take some readings and get back to me.
He also said the 8 watts is all they are allocated since it is a repeater, and it will likely stay at 8 watts after digital transition.
If you get 50 analog but not 11 digital, let WVPT know about it.
When I put my elevation in antennaweb, it says I should get WVPT from Elliot Knob, but I have not had any luck.
Since I just have a UHF antenna, so this may be the cause. Has anyone tried to "clip-on" some rabbit ears to their 4228 to improve high VHF reception?