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post #8581 of 9109
They need to move. It is in my best interest that I finally get WTVD back biggrin.gif
post #8582 of 9109
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

The petition for rulemaking is still pending with the FCC, who has yet to act upon it.

- Trip

I doubt they will. It isn't in the best interest of those in the southern portion of the WNCT signal putting so many channels next to each other. They should find another channel if they want off 10... IMO. I can sort of understand wanting to get away from channel 11, but going with 45 that makes new problems.

For example, when WYDO came on with 47, that caused WWAY to become weaker for me. It is weaker than WECT, even though they have more power than them.

The issue is with the repacking right around the corner, the FCC is sitting on all these requests until that is resolved. It has nothing to do with too many signals in any part of any area. The FCC would rather these VHF stations stay on VHF. It helps in the repacking.
post #8583 of 9109
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The issue is with the repacking right around the corner, the FCC is sitting on all these requests until that is resolved. It has nothing to do with too many signals in any part of any area. The FCC would rather these VHF stations stay on VHF. It helps in the repacking.

Agree with FOXENG...FCC wants TV stations on VHF, WNCT is there now, nothing short of a miracle will get them on UHF before repack.
post #8584 of 9109
Repacking should be interesting to say the least. wink.gif
post #8585 of 9109
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Repacking should be interesting to say the least. wink.gif
When is this repacking issue expected to finally be decided? And if UHF is reduced, where is the cut off expected to be? RF35? And will broadcasters somehow be forced to share an RF channel?
post #8586 of 9109
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When is this repacking issue expected to finally be decided? And if UHF is reduced, where is the cut off expected to be? RF35? And will broadcasters somehow be forced to share an RF channel?

I know at one time, stations were encouraged to move into low VHF, but not many if any want to. Lightning and noise make reception almost laughable. About being forced to share an RF, I would not count that option as being off the table. I also wouldn't count out new tv markets being created, possibly larger ones and taking some markets away. I would not count out the idea of low power transmitter sites being put up like cell towers to cover more area either. SO many possibilities going forward IF the spectrum becomes half of what we know right now.
post #8587 of 9109
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Repacking should be interesting to say the least. wink.gif
When is this repacking issue expected to finally be decided? And if UHF is reduced, where is the cut off expected to be? RF35? And will broadcasters somehow be forced to share an RF channel?

The final rules are not complete yet. There are still some very large questions the FCC has yet to answer. There are already some owners who have said they will sell their spectrum and either go out of business as a broadcaster or share spectrum with another station. Many have said they will not sell.

As far as which spectrum will go, that is still up in the air. One proposal is to fill in the unused spectrum. Another is to do away with all TV 37 and above (since there are no TV stations on 37 nationwide due to it being use for some radio telescopes. Another has it ending at channel 31. The FCC wants to start the process in 2014 and have all stations repacked within a couple of years. They do NOT want to drag it out like the digital transition did. The FCC has said they want to clump stations together from an RF standpoint as much as possible. If you have several stations within a channel range in a market, they want to move all the stations in that area to that range. As an example, here in Greensboro, most stations are between 29 and 35 with only 4 stations out of that range and two of those stations out of core. There would be spectrum available to move those 4 stations close to that range if they move other stations to different ranges. They also will be pushing stations to VHF high band. It is thought that they will give some kind of incentives for stations to move to VHF low and high band. At this point, the LP's haven't been figured in yet. They would get whatever left overs there are, if they are available.

Until the FCC comes out with the procedures, no one really knows what will actually happen. That is why the FCC isn't allowing anyone to move anywhere while they figure it out.
post #8588 of 9109
Interesting screen mode tonight on 7.2 MyTV for the basketball game. Completely fills the screen just like WECT HD, but it is showing up as 480i and looks blurry, so of course not real HD, but still better than missing some picture area or seeing the black bars on top and bottom I think.
post #8589 of 9109
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Interesting screen mode tonight on 7.2 MyTV for the basketball game. Completely fills the screen just like WECT HD, but it is showing up as 480i and looks blurry, so of course not real HD, but still better than missing some picture area or seeing the black bars on top and bottom I think.
That is widescreen SD. Glad to hear they are passing the games that way now! I hope they pass the SEC Network football games in the fall the same way... I usually try to catch them on WNCN since they at least have been letterboxing instead of center cutting.
post #8590 of 9109
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Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays View Post

That is widescreen SD.

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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Interesting screen mode tonight on 7.2 MyTV for the basketball game. Completely fills the screen just like WECT HD, but it is showing up as 480i and looks blurry, so of course not real HD, but still better than missing some picture area or seeing the black bars on top and bottom I think.
We have a subchannel up here that does that (Live Well Network). Anyone with DirecTV will notice that BabyFirstTV (channel 293) is now showing in widescreen SD...
post #8591 of 9109
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Interesting screen mode tonight on 7.2 MyTV for the basketball game. Completely fills the screen just like WECT HD, but it is showing up as 480i and looks blurry, so of course not real HD, but still better than missing some picture area or seeing the black bars on top and bottom I think.

Our subchannel has always been SD anamorphic. Done correctly, it looks pretty good for SD widescreen.
post #8592 of 9109
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Our subchannel has always been SD anamorphic. Done correctly, it looks pretty good for SD widescreen.

I think WITN must be trying out different settings. They did not keep the SD anamorphic as of this morning... I wish they would make it permanent. Also during an episode of SNL the other night on NBC, I noticed their picture was automatically adjusting to whether a scene was in HD or SD, by adding the sidebars when the resolution changed on the program. (if that makes sense) I have never seen my TV do that before, but it was due to the setting on WITN as WECT did not do this. On WCTI, I must always put my screen on Wide to get the sidebars for ABC programs.
post #8593 of 9109
Thread Starter 
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from WTMH 21 site

Transmitter Building

We received the transmitter building by truck 2/22/2013. A crane was used to lift the 10,000 pre-fab building off the truck and set it in a temporary location. Final installation will occur soon. Everyone from the trucker that delivered the building to the crane personnel were super nice and helpful.
Edited by jamieh1 - 2/24/13 at 4:05pm
post #8594 of 9109
Thanks for the pictures. I can't wait for more free ota television. Lets hope that the channel repacking does not have a negative impact on Tutt Media. (Or any other area channels for that matter)
post #8595 of 9109
Is that WCTI's tower? If it is, that tower is loaded down with all the tv and radio antenna that broadcast (and will) out of there now! WCTI, WYDO, WUNM, WRNS, and soon 21. Looks like an AM tower or cell tower on or near Pony Farm Road will be used in Jacksonville, and a short tower near Kirkland will be used for the Wilmington site now on tutt website. An exciting time for sure as we see them come up and get running hopefully soon.
post #8596 of 9109
OKAY can someone tell me something about WTMH 21? Will be a indy, religion, or shoping channel. ? I'm located in beulaville will I be able to get the signle here?
post #8597 of 9109
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Originally Posted by timhk63 View Post

OKAY can someone tell me something about WTMH 21? Will be a indy, religion, or shoping channel. ? I'm located in beulaville will I be able to get the signle here?

There will be 3 transmitters to cover the region. Go to tuttmediagroup.com for a map. Looks like Sig will make it to warsaw. Don,t know what network yet
post #8598 of 9109
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Originally Posted by timhk63 View Post

OKAY can someone tell me something about WTMH 21? Will be a indy, religion, or shoping channel. ? I'm located in beulaville will I be able to get the signle here?
A while back I believe Tutt Media said that their stations would be affiliated with Luken communications RTV network. That could very well have changed by now though because WWAY in Wilmington already uses them. They will also be producing their own locally originated newscasts. Religious and local sporting events on the sub channels, If I remember correctly.
Edited by mans147 - 2/26/13 at 2:17am
post #8599 of 9109
Thread Starter 
Should be one HD channel then one religious SD channel and one other SD channel.
post #8600 of 9109
Rode by WITN's new studio on Arlington Blvd. today. The lights were on and I could see the new anchor desk with a video wall behind it. smile.gif
post #8601 of 9109
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I cant wait till WITN gets there new studio up and running with HD news.
post #8602 of 9109
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I cant wait till WITN gets there new studio up and running with HD news.
post #8603 of 9109
Might try and get a photo, if I get the chance.
post #8604 of 9109
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Originally Posted by jamieh1 View Post

I cant wait till WITN gets there new studio up and running with HD news.

Maybe they will get some 3-D wx graphics like wway. During storms like last nite they put a cool lookin map on screen that's easy to read.
post #8605 of 9109
When WNCT CH9 will get the DD 5.1 back in working surround sound order?mad.gif
Is anybody else bothered by this? I know I am NOT the only one with a 5.1 SS system The DD is turned-on on both the Directv and Onkyo receivers respectively resulting in NO DD 5.1 SS. Since I have given-up on that option the only half way decent choice is to turn the DD OFF on the Directv receiver and select Dolby Pl II Movie from the Onkyo. BTW I can NOT get 3-1 nor the Raleigh CBS affiliate, either.
Edited by Zenyatto - 3/4/13 at 9:28am
post #8606 of 9109
Thread Starter 
WITN has the Washington studio up for sale.
post #8607 of 9109
The wind storm has ruined reception on most channels for me. Even the cable is droppin out.
post #8608 of 9109
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

When WNCT CH9 will get the DD 5.1 back in working surround sound order?mad.gif
Is anybody else bothered by this? I know I am NOT the only one with a 5.1 SS system The DD is turned-on on both the Directv and Onkyo receivers respectively resulting in NO DD 5.1 SS. Since I have given-up on that option the only half way decent choice is to turn the DD OFF on the Directv receiver and select Dolby Pl II Movie from the Onkyo. BTW I can NOT get 3-1 nor the Raleigh CBS affiliate, either.

I noticed dialog and background music all from the center speaker... On y and restless. I don't watch 9 much, but ill check it.
post #8609 of 9109
Wtvd coming in for me this am. Maybe all that wind did something?
post #8610 of 9109
RE: WNCT CH 9 DD 5.1????
The last few days CBS news both AM PM(eve.) I heard DD 5.1 the rear surround channels engaged with proper background sound. The center channel providing the normal dialogue and the left front and right channels with normal signals. Yes, the subwoofer also sounded like it should. Late at night the Dave Letterman and Craig Ferguson shows provided the same DD 5.1 sound. Yesterday AM during CBS This AM Saturday show singer Alice Smith performed. Again the center provided her vocals while I enjoyed the back ground guitar coming out of the rears. That's the good stuff.
The unexplainable is WHY the other prime time shows such as Person Of Interest, Hawaii Five O, CSI Vegas, NCIS, NCIS LA and Elementary the DD 5.1 SS is absent? This is about as weird as it gets~~~
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