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post #1621 of 1895
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Originally Posted by jagphys90 View Post

Thanks.

you're welcome;

16.2 LIVE StormShieldRadar SD is the most useful, to me...

but 12.3 will sometimes show a 2d SEC Football or Basketball Game when the SEC network is doing multi simultaneous broadcasts
post #1622 of 1895
The NBC sports channel being shown in Phily had crew and track & field the whole week. It was really nice to see those sports.
post #1623 of 1895
You're referring the NBC Universal Sports.

I'm not sure I can see a scenario where it would get a lot of viewers in most markets.

- Trip
post #1624 of 1895
the second channels of the Jackson stations are available on Comcast and UVerse. Comcast has switched the ctual channel 16.2 appears on if you are using a digital ready TV instead of a STB. 16.1 has always been on 83.1. Now 16.2 is on 83.2.
However, they tell me they are going to put our PSIP on the channels next week so the digital ready TV's will find 16.1 and 16.2 like they are supposed to and the "weird" channel numbers will not have to known.
post #1625 of 1895
I need some help. We have a viewer in Richland that can't get ch. 16. Says she has a Maganavox,model #pb110mw9 and indoor antenna. Claims she tried scanning and entering the channel number. Says she gets everyone else.
Anyone has any ideas? That close, she should have plenty signal.
post #1626 of 1895
check in the TV menu. Make sure that it is set on "air" or "antenna" not on "cable" I'm not sure it would matter on a digital tv. It is supposed to automatically scan available stations.
If you are using rabbit ears, throw them away. unless you live a few miles from the tower, rabbit ears will give you fits. indoor antenas are only good for about 20 miles. You also can't have any trees, buildings etc in the way. Your best bet is to get a traditional outside antenna. Those little round or square antenas don't work well either. they are just too small. The non directionals work fine if you are close to town, but you have to keep it away from the trees. A regular "old fashioned" outdoor antenna should do the trick. If they won't let you put up a roof top, you may have to put one in the attic or get one of the low profile square or round antennas. or as a last resort, get a better pair of rabbit ears. an old uhf bowtie should work for wapt. The antenna cable may also be bad. Sometimes you've got a bad connection.
post #1627 of 1895
I'm wondering who has been able to pick up channel 23 reliably, and where you live and what antenna setup you are using to get it.

EDIT TO ADD:


I used to pick up channel 23 years ago, but was extremely weak where I live. I heard that it was taken off the air so they could do some work on the WJSU FM tower. I haven't seen it in years. I assumed it is still off the air.

Are they still doing test on channel 19 and channel 49? I had a portable tv in jackson several months ago and they had test patterns. Very low power and in analog.

I haven't been able to pick up WBMS 10 lately either. The simulcast on WXMS 27 is still on the air.
post #1628 of 1895
anyone having trouble with 12-1 HD OTA?
post #1629 of 1895
@clarkbr - We just got a new TV and I noticed that both 23 and channel 10 showed up in the scan. Channel 10 is analog right? It was snowy and 23 pixelated some. I deleted them both from memory.
@SanchoPanza, no problem here with 12 OTA. I did have a problem with voice sync problems on Channel 3 over the weekend. (It was a problem on all TV's so it wasn't a tuner problem) That seems to be fixed now.
post #1630 of 1895
had the same problem with 3 over the weekend...

12 problems seem to be fixed
post #1631 of 1895
@SanchoPanza - I agree with you on the Channel 16.2 being the most useful sub channel. I'm not a big fan of 16's news or weather department, but that constant radar is great for quick checks. Channel 12 and 3's weather sub channels are a bit like watching The Weather Channel on cable; 98% crap and 2% useful information.
post #1632 of 1895
Its time for WUFX to finally start broadcasting in HD. Its really irritating having to watch a Saints game with the sides cut off. Funny thing is, WUFX is broadcasting on channel 41 which is the old pre-transition transmitter that was used for WDBD, which was in HD. Its been over a year. they could do better. I know most of the stuff on WUFX is in SD. but a lot of the prime time stuff is broadcast in HD. why are they so cheap? The same goes for CW34 with their tiny letterboxed picture in the middle of the screen in prime time. I refuse to watch it like that.
post #1633 of 1895
I have real trouble with 12 (all three subchannels) at work OTA. I can get every other station fine, but 12 is terrible even though I bought a very good indoor antennae. Since I have to work every Sat, this is a problem(HUGE!!!) for SEC football. BTW, work is in Pearl.

On another issue, Tom, are ya'll about to add HD newscasts at WAPT? I saw some of yall's promos the other day and they were in HD. I know it is costly, but that would be nice.
post #1634 of 1895
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Originally Posted by tivojim View Post

I have real trouble with 12 (all three subchannels) at work OTA. I can get every other station fine, but 12 is terrible even though I bought a very good indoor antennae. Since I have to work every Sat, this is a problem(HUGE!!!) for SEC football. BTW, work is in Pearl.

On another issue, Tom, are ya'll about to add HD newscasts at WAPT? I saw some of yall's promos the other day and they were in HD. I know it is costly, but that would be nice.

Mind if I can see a video/picture of the WAPT HD promos?

Yeah, I'm from MA, but I stumbled upon WAPT one day and kind of have a soft spot for them lol.
post #1635 of 1895
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Originally Posted by clarkbr View Post

Its time for WUFX to finally start broadcasting in HD. Its really irritating having to watch a Saints game with the sides cut off. Funny thing is, WUFX is broadcasting on channel 41 which is the old pre-transition transmitter that was used for WDBD, which was in HD. Its been over a year. they could do better. I know most of the stuff on WUFX is in SD. but a lot of the prime time stuff is broadcast in HD. why are they so cheap? The same goes for CW34 with their tiny letterboxed picture in the middle of the screen in prime time. I refuse to watch it like that.

my TV shows FULL screen 480i with Dolby Digital 2.0 for the Saints pre-season games...

Wal-Mart has a good Blu-ray player for $75...Samsung BD-P1590
post #1636 of 1895
Yes, we are producing commercials and promos in wide screen, soon true HD. Doing news is a whole nother problem. One day. Thanks for noticing.
post #1637 of 1895
Channel 12.1 has been giving me trouble OTA...

but, it's time to sign up for Comcast HD, College Football is almost here...
post #1638 of 1895
here is another pet peeve of mine that seems to be getting worse lately. Local stations and certain newscasts are taking widescreen video and squeezing them into a standard 4:3 frame which makes everyone look skinny. I've watched ABC news programming where they would run 4:3 stretched out to 16x9, 4:3 cropped to look 16x9 (cutting heads off) and widescreen squeezed into a 4:3 frame. sometimes all in the same broadcast. when they edit these videos, how difficult is it to put the clip in the proper format/aspect ratio? I have a free video editor in my laptop and I'm not a pro editor and even I know how to get it right. you would think that "professionals" at TV networks and local stations would figure it out. Just simply run the clip in the same format that it was recorded in. don't squeeze it, don't stretch it, and don't crop it. its really not that complicated. And DON'T squeeze those Richard Scwartz commercials. Its bad enough we have to watch lawyer ads, but seeing him looking like a bean pole is just too much.

WJTV has been running sports (sometimes RTV) on Saturday's in squeeze-o-vision. they are broadcasting in 16x9, but the video is 4:3 but has 16x9 squeezed on it. unwatchable if you ask me.
post #1639 of 1895
don't mention the Scwartz ads. A real pet peeve of mine. They sent Hd but were not center cut safe and their only solution was squeeze them. Yuck. drives me nuts. And ABC is getting so cheap, they have no one left to edit like they used to. It is a mess.
post #1640 of 1895
Why not just just letterbox them like they do with most widescreen shows when seen during an SD broadcast or channel?

MPB runs an entire BBC series called MI5 in squeeze-o-vision. They have also been bad about running a Saturday night bluegrass show in skinny mode as well. Off Beat Cinema on RTV also plays movies in squeeze mod. That looks very unprofessional. If something skinny is on one of the subchannels you can hit the stretch button on the TV to compenstate. but since the main channels have sidebars, most sets won't stretch HD channels.
post #1641 of 1895
anyone notice 12-1 is broadcasting Dolby Digital 2.0, in lieu of 5.1?
post #1642 of 1895
I wouldn't be surprised. At least they are broadcasting in stereo. In the past several stations would broadcast only the networks in stereo with syndicated shows in mono. even though the station had stereo capability. This was another of my pet peeves. The syndicated Star Trek shows often had the "in stereo where available" logo but was never played back in stereo (and still isn't on WDBD) when it hit the air. even though the stereo pilot was on at all times.
post #1643 of 1895
Just watched the Ole Miss coaches show in Squeeze-O-Vision on WJTV. To make matters worse, some of the clips of the show were shot in 4:3 which looked like it was shot with a camera turned sideways. tall and skinny. And the show looked like it was from a cheap video cassette. Probally something WJTV recorded from satelite. Enough with the skinny pictures. I want widescreen or proper 4:3 only.
post #1644 of 1895
And guess what, Comcast in jackson has now changed soem of the digital channels so if you arenot using one of their STBs, you have to rescan to get it. WAPT was on 83.1 and 83.2 but now they acutally map 16.1 & 16.2 to the HD feeds but, on my set, I had to rescan to get this to work. Entering 16.1 or 16.2 would not find it. Welcome to more confusion.
post #1645 of 1895
channel 12.1 who up until recently broadcasted Dolby Digital 5.1 is still doing only 2.0
post #1646 of 1895
but, Comcast added CBS College in HD
post #1647 of 1895
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

but, Comcast added CBS College in HD

Wow. They sure did. They also recently added SportSouth HD.
post #1648 of 1895
WAPT is operating at greatly reduced power today & tomorrow, at a lower height antenna, while we remove some of the old analog antenna components. Glad to get the old stuff out of the way
post #1649 of 1895
I came here to ask if WAPT was on reduced power. My mom can't pick it up at all with her new TV and outside antenna, but the old clunker in the kitchen with the converter box can pick it up fine with a cheap pair of rabbit ears. weird.
post #1650 of 1895
Does anyone know if anyone is planning to add any new subchannels? I've heard that RTV was trying to launch some sort of kids or cartoon channel. And there is also a sports channel (universal sports) I'm not opposed to adding channels as long as they don't degrade the quality of the main channel. WDBD WUFX and WRBJ have no subchannels so that would be the obvious place to put one. MPB has a totally useless channel that simply simulcast the HD channel but in SD only. I'm not sure why this channel needs to exist. they should either put something on it (pbs world?) or turn it off. It's just hogging bandwith.
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