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post #8851 of 9110
I don't know how everyone else feels on here, but I really dislike WCTI's "Storm Track 12 Alerting You To Severe Weather Danger" Radar billboard. It fills the bottom part of the screen at the start of every primetime program this fall. mad.gif
post #8852 of 9110
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Originally Posted by hdeyes View Post

I don't know how everyone else feels on here, but I really dislike WCTI's "Storm Track 12 Alerting You To Severe Weather Danger" Radar billboard. It fills the bottom part of the screen at the start of every primetime program this fall. mad.gif

I bet they don't use it during football. haha!rolleyes.gif

Really there isn't much need to be alerting to severe weather, we sure haven't had much this year, but when we do have it, I have no issue with a radar screen.
post #8853 of 9110
I dislike all of WCTI's branding. It's terrible, looks so small market.

From the same company that owns WCYB in a similar sized market - you'd think they would share the creativity a bit.
post #8854 of 9110
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

Along the same lines, somebody in Burlington is also more likely to go to Durham to buy a car than Winston-Salem. We are just as likely, however, to stay in Burlington or go to Greensboro. I know the line has to be "somewhere" I just don't see what OTA reception is considered for each station in addition to the arbitrary lines they draw. You would think local stations would want as many people as possible to be included with their ratings. Do OTA watchers not count towards ratings at all?

Burlington IS in the GSO/WS/HP market and there is a lot of "love" that goes in that direction. For a short time Alamance County went to the RDU market late 80's/early 90's, by the request of the local government. After they did that, they realized they had lost tax dollars that came from the Triad and couldn't get back into the Triad DMA fast enough to recoup them. At least for Burlington, they found out the hard way that it was better for them to be in the Triad and not the Triangle.
post #8855 of 9110
WNCT is still down on Dish Network I take it. Unbelievable how desperate everyone is to make or save a dollar in business these days. Those transmitters don't run for free either, but people still can watch them free if they want to for now.
post #8856 of 9110
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

Burlington IS in the GSO/WS/HP market and there is a lot of "love" that goes in that direction. For a short time Alamance County went to the RDU market late 80's/early 90's, by the request of the local government. After they did that, they realized they had lost tax dollars that came from the Triad and couldn't get back into the Triad DMA fast enough to recoup them. At least for Burlington, they found out the hard way that it was better for them to be in the Triad and not the Triangle.

I am not disputing that at all. The OTA signals for Greensboro/High Point channels are stronger than Raleigh/Durham in western and northern Alamance Co and those areas are much closer to the Greesboro area than Raleigh. That being said, no one in Mebane just hops on the highway for a leisurely day in Winston-Salem. I just don't understand why w'ere not considered BOTH. Not everyone in Alamance County works in Greensboro. Just shows how dumb DMAs really are.

I feel for those northeast of Greenville, NC who are forced into the Norfolk, VA DMA. I am sure Norfolk doesn't cover much of NE NC, as people have mentioned here. As I mentioned before, why does South Hill get marketing that doesn't really benefit them while I am 25 minutes away from Durham and have to listen to Winston-Salem ads that I will never use. I know it's not just in NC, either. Worse off is the area between DC and Baltimore. If that's not an area that should be "both" I don't know what is. Then, you have southeastern Vermont that gets both Burlington VT and Boston MA locals on Directv and cable, all of each, in HD while Fall River, MA gets dreadful RI locals. Eastern Montana gets North Dakota locals. Random places in interior Wyoming used to get Denver locals when they have nothing OTA, maybe they still do, not sure. At least pump in Cheyenne locals! Makes no sense.
post #8857 of 9110
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

Burlington IS in the GSO/WS/HP market and there is a lot of "love" that goes in that direction. For a short time Alamance County went to the RDU market late 80's/early 90's, by the request of the local government. After they did that, they realized they had lost tax dollars that came from the Triad and couldn't get back into the Triad DMA fast enough to recoup them. At least for Burlington, they found out the hard way that it was better for them to be in the Triad and not the Triangle.

. I just don't understand why w'ere not considered BOTH. Not everyone in Alamance County works in Greensboro. Just shows how dumb DMAs really are.

Actually it shows how dumb the local government is then. They want to be in the Triad and not the Triangle. So Alamance resides in the Triad DMA.
post #8858 of 9110
Regarding DC and Baltimore, there is significant signal overlap there, as both market's signals reach into northern Virginia, Maryland, and lower Pennsylvania. And cable and satellite systems often carry stations from both. Or at least they used to. With an antenna you can get many channels from both major markets.
post #8859 of 9110
Wish WITN would fix Me-TV. The loud commercials that overlap each other are really annoying! mad.gif
post #8860 of 9110
Jeff Varner is such a fake when he introduces CBS reporter Danielle Nottinham supposedly live from DC. "Thank you, Danielle." Nauseating; quite frankly I am NOT impressed... There isn't anything to get excited about CH 9.
post #8861 of 9110
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

Jeff Varner is such a fake when he introduces CBS reporter Danielle Nottinham supposedly live from DC. "Thank you, Danielle." Nauseating; quite frankly I am NOT impressed... There isn't anything to get excited about CH 9.

When you say, "supposedly live", it is good to question that. Did you see when Anderson on CNN was supposed to be live at Sandy Hook after those shootings, and he was actually standing in front of the green screen? Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. haha.
post #8862 of 9110
WNCT going HD Today at NOON
post #8863 of 9110
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

Jeff Varner is such a fake when he introduces CBS reporter Danielle Nottinham supposedly live from DC. "Thank you, Danielle." Nauseating; quite frankly I am NOT impressed... There isn't anything to get excited about CH 9.
She was indeed live from DC on WBTV-3 from Charlotte, and anchor Paul Cameron interviewed her live from the Capitol. But they probably provided taped reports from CBS for all of the affiliates. The live reports were probably limited to the larger markets.
post #8864 of 9110
The way that works is that someone is live (really, live) at a specific time, say 12:05 - so just before that the talent tosses to the "live shot" and the reporter does a generic live report. Everyone takes the same live report feed, and yes, it is very obvious that it is generic with no two-way communication between anchor and reporter. WRAL used to take these shots sometimes but lately they have been sending their own reporter and a sat truck to wherever the story is. Bruce Mildwurf was in DC this week.

WNCT HD news..... glad it's here finally, but if a tree falls in the forest.....
post #8865 of 9110
Thread Starter 
Watching WNCT News in HD, its a big improvement over what they had, but still not as good as WITN or WCTI. They have the cameras zoomed in really close on the reporters. During weather they are really zoomed on David Sawyer.

I thought it was funny when it first came on all was said, you may notice we look different we are now HD. He said I know what you are thinking, its about time! and we agree.
post #8866 of 9110
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Originally Posted by jamieh1 View Post

Watching WNCT News in HD, its a big improvement over what they had, but still not as good as WITN or WCTI. They have the cameras zoomed in really close on the reporters. During weather they are really zoomed on David Sawyer.

I thought it was funny when it first came on all was said, you may notice we look different we are now HD. He said I know what you are thinking, its about time! and we agree.

Exactly what I saw too, but the picture does look sharp, and I see NO HD logo anywhere in the banners or bugs? Why? Because they are late to the party?
post #8867 of 9110
I must admit, the set is prettier than the others. WITN's new set is very small and underwhelming.
post #8868 of 9110
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Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays View Post

I must admit, the set is prettier than the others. WITN's new set is very small and underwhelming.

I like the desk and background too. I will watch the news channels in rotation now I guess.
post #8869 of 9110
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Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays View Post

The way that works is that someone is live (really, live) at a specific time, say 12:05 - so just before that the talent tosses to the "live shot" and the reporter does a generic live report. Everyone takes the same live report feed, and yes, it is very obvious that it is generic with no two-way communication between anchor and reporter. WRAL used to take these shots sometimes but lately they have been sending their own reporter and a sat truck to wherever the story is. Bruce Mildwurf was in DC this week.

WNCT HD news..... glad it's here finally, but if a tree falls in the forest.....
Yes that generic live report from the network is often done for all interested affiliates. But in Charlotte and most large markets, there will often be an exclusive live report from the network correspondent directed to the specific station. WBTV went live to the Capitol where Danielle Nottingham narrated a live report over the video and then did a live interview with anchor Paul Cameron.
post #8870 of 9110
Thread Starter 
Not a mention of HD news on the 6pm news cast. Wish they would pull cameras back some off the anchors. Too close.
post #8871 of 9110
Is WNCT CH 9 DD 5.1 a dead or a neglected issue? I give-up...
post #8872 of 9110
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

Is WNCT CH 9 DD 5.1 a dead or a neglected issue? I give-up...

Have you contacted an engineer?
post #8873 of 9110
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Have you contacted an engineer?
If you mean WNCT engineer, NO SIR. BTW there isn't anything wrong with my Home Theater set-up...
The sad thing is to wait for those prime time shows to be picked-up by TNT in order to enjoy the 5.1 DD surround sound like Hawaii Five O. NCIS picked-up by the USA network that also has a great DD 5.1 SS that way I don't have to settle for the inferior PCM...
post #8874 of 9110
Just get a better antenna and watch WRAL.
post #8875 of 9110
post #8876 of 9110
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

and I see NO HD logo anywhere in the banners or bugs? Why? Because they are late to the party?

Probably because it doesn't matter anymore. HD is automatically assumed now. With our latest news package we dropped the HD from it. HD is the norm now. To say HD, must mean either you do not know what you are doing or are trying to ride a wave that has already crested. Only one station here in the Triad still uses HD in their graphics. I suspect next graphics change it too will be gone.
post #8877 of 9110
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

Probably because it doesn't matter anymore. HD is automatically assumed now. With our latest news package we dropped the HD from it. HD is the norm now. To say HD, must mean either you do not know what you are doing or are trying to ride a wave that has already crested. Only one station here in the Triad still uses HD in their graphics. I suspect next graphics change it too will be gone.

That's what I was thinking. I am kind of surprised WRAL and WTVD still have HD cycling on the screen. WWAY has dropped HD brands on bugs too.
Edited by jspENC - 10/18/13 at 2:35pm
post #8878 of 9110
Thread Starter 
Waiting for WNCT news to come on to see if they have the static noise issue resolved. Im really surprised there was no hype of them going HD on there news cast.
post #8879 of 9110
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Originally Posted by jamieh1 View Post

Waiting for WNCT news to come on to see if they have the static noise issue resolved. Im really surprised there was no hype of them going HD on there news cast.

I still hear static audio (digital noise) and skipping.
post #8880 of 9110
Thread Starter 
I hear it when they do a live shot.
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