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post #61 of 4494
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Originally posted by AFH
Let me be the first to say congrats to Tally on getting your second hd station (a popular one at that). As a former resident of Tally (college years) it is refreshing to see that that city is beginning to make quality of life (read your CBS affil doing hd) strides for its citizens. We've (Jacksonville) CBS in hd for over 2 years now and even though you get used to it, it never gets old when there is a good quality show on.

Now all Tally has to do is get a Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Maggionos(?), Copelands, Buca Di Pepo, Brio Tuscan Grill and a upscale mall and it will have come into the 21st century. As of now folks from Tally have to go to Orlando for some of that, but when St. Johns Town Center opens here in March 05 they can come here.

Oh well, at least you some of your stations are doing hd!

Antonio,

Thanks for leaving Tallahassee. You and Jacksonville deserve each other.
post #62 of 4494
PBSEngineer.......
Why does TitanTv.com always show something different on FSUDT than what is actually playing on FSUDT?? Were can I go to get the actual lineup for what is on?
post #63 of 4494
Reception question.
Titan Tv says that with the large antenna craft antenna that I will be able to get "good" reception of Panama Citys ABC affiliate, which is in HI-Def. The station tower is 60.2 miles from me as I live in Havana, FL. If I used a high quality UHF only attenna such a channel master 4 bay or winegard equivelent, what is the chances of me actually receiving this signal? Is it worth my while, or am I just pipe dreaming?
post #64 of 4494
Hmm, I just signed up for Titan TV. You are correct, there is no relationship to what we are actually airing. I do not know why.
But.
Digital 11-1 is always the same as 11-0 (the analog channel 11) HD at night
Digital 11-2 is the Florida Channel 6a to 6p; off at night
Digital 11-3 is PBS Kids 6a to 6p; off at night
Digital 11-4 is The Florida Knowlege Network 6a to 6p; off at night.
Complain to Titan TV
post #65 of 4494
WTWC HDTV
WTWC will be testing NBC HDTV tonight.
post #66 of 4494
NBC's last action star is not in high def tonight. will try at 10pm
post #67 of 4494
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Originally posted by D.J. McSorley
WTWC HDTV
WTWC will be testing NBC HDTV tonight.

Does this mean WTWC is about to do HDTV?

I ask again - does anyone know what WB is planning for digital?
post #68 of 4494
I believe The WB in Tallahassee is cable only.
post #69 of 4494
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Originally posted by Hammerheadfred
I believe The WB in Tallahassee is cable only.

I thought they were piggybacking with the local UPN station. Now that I think of it, I seem to recall someone at Comcast telling me that UPN/WB is an all-digital (SD) station (no analog signal) which would explain the great PQ on that channel. Has anyone tried picking up their OTA signal on a digital tuner? Today I read that WB will broadcast most of its prime time shows in HD this fall, and I would love to see Smallville in HD if the local station would carry it in that format OTA.
post #70 of 4494
UPN - digital ch 24 comes in pretty good. BUT, unlike the signal to Comcast, the audio is mono with a bad hum. Transmitter is in Midway - aim west.
post #71 of 4494
Has anyone heard about WTWC 40 going HD. They had been advertising that they would be showing the Olympics in HD and they start this week.
post #72 of 4494
They are spotty, but yes ch 40-2 (dtv ch2) is HD. Mostly upconverted and stretched but sometimes, when the show is HD on net, they pass it through. Probably will have it together by the olympics.

BTW, is anyone else annoyed by ch 6's loud local commercials on the HD?
post #73 of 4494
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Originally posted by dsmith901
Now that I think of it, I seem to recall someone at Comcast telling me that UPN/WB is an all-digital (SD) station (no analog signal) which would explain the great PQ on that channel. Has anyone tried picking up their OTA signal on a digital tuner? Today I read that WB will broadcast most of its prime time shows in HD this fall, and I would love to see Smallville in HD if the local station would carry it in that format OTA.

I receive the UPN signal OTA and its not in hidef. AFAIK, UPN is not carrying WB programming.
post #74 of 4494
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Originally posted by mahicks
Reception question.
Titan Tv says that with the large antenna craft antenna that I will be able to get "good" reception of Panama Citys ABC affiliate, which is in HI-Def. The station tower is 60.2 miles from me as I live in Havana, FL. If I used a high quality UHF only attenna such a channel master 4 bay or winegard equivelent, what is the chances of me actually receiving this signal? Is it worth my while, or am I just pipe dreaming?

There are too many factors dependent on your location to know. If you have a lot of tall trees around you, this will greatly inhibit your reception. If you can test the antenna and return it, I'd go for it.
post #75 of 4494
PBSengineer,

Did you get my PM?

Thanks
post #76 of 4494
Just talked with Comcast and they said they are in negoiations with WTWC to carry NBC in HD. They hoped to have something in place by the Olympics start.
post #77 of 4494
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Originally posted by Hammerheadfred
Just talked with Comcast and they said they are in negoiations with WTWC to carry NBC in HD. They hoped to have something in place by the Olympics start.

That is good to hear. The olympics start this weekend though, so they better speed up those talks. Lets hope they pull it off.

I wonder what the timelines for FOx and ABC are.
post #78 of 4494
Direct is adding NBCHD in time for the Olympics as well. Great news if you've "moved" to Jacksonville or some other eligible place.
post #79 of 4494
Thanks!

I'm going to get the channel Master 4 bay...I guess I will have to get a VHF antenna too just receive NBC..That sucks because I cannot receive them with a indoor antenna
post #80 of 4494
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Originally posted by sfoltz
I receive the UPN signal OTA and its not in hidef. AFAIK, UPN is not carrying WB programming.

When I say piggybacking I mean multicasting - both programs carried in the same bandwidth from the UPN transmitter. Otherwise, how is Comcast getting WB? BTW, WB audio is great, with full surround encoding.
post #81 of 4494
UPN is Pegasus in Midway ch 24 digital (no analog) NOT multicast.
WB is switched at ch40 studios along with ch 27. I imagine that it is then fed to
Comcast via fiber.
Surely you mean that WB HD has great audio, not WB on Comcast.
post #82 of 4494
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Originally posted by PBSengineer
UPN is Pegasus in Midway ch 24 digital (no analog) NOT multicast.
WB is switched at ch40 studios along with ch 27. I imagine that it is then fed to
Comcast via fiber.
Surely you mean that WB HD has great audio, not WB on Comcast.

Thanks for the info. So you are saying WB is not available OTA in Tally?

Re the audio, I did mean WB on Comcast - "great" being a relative term for audio off Comcast, most of which sucks big time. I find WB audio and video on Smallville and Charmed to be nearly DVD quality on my 31" CRT, though most of their other shows are not as good.
post #83 of 4494
anyone got an update on NBC?? Have they got their act together and broadcasting HDTV? I only ask because they will be the final factor into rushing into my channelmaster antenna install. I got a 4bay channel master, a 30 ft extendable mast, a couple of mounting brackets and a bunch of wire just waiting to be installed by yours truely without falling off of my roof!
post #84 of 4494
WTWC has been broadcasting HDTV since last thur. Tonight wtwc has Olympics in HDTV. The HDTV feed from NBC is different from the analog feed. There won't be any events in true HDTV until Sunday am.
post #85 of 4494
In regard to WTWC and Comcast I called both today. Comcast seemed confused by what I was asking, and WTWC said the ball was pretty much in Comcast's court now.
post #86 of 4494
Alright tally folks... I am using a Hughes E-86 to receive OTA hd. With this set-up, I am constantly (every couple of minutes) dropping audio and less frequently losing portions of the picture for CBS and NBC. When I check signal strength using the hughes set-up menu, both stations show full "100" signals. I have a RS VU-75XR mounted in my attic. Anyone else using the Hughes and experiencing this? If not, anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any advice.--Andy
post #87 of 4494
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Originally posted by Ellisfsu
Alright tally folks... I am using a Hughes E-86 to receive OTA hd. With this set-up, I am constantly (every couple of minutes) dropping audio and less frequently losing portions of the picture for CBS and NBC. When I check signal strength using the hughes set-up menu, both stations show full "100" signals. I have a RS VU-75XR mounted in my attic. Anyone else using the Hughes and experiencing this? If not, anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any advice.--Andy

I had similar problems Sat on NBC with breakups every 2-5 sec. Signal strength was in the 90's. CBS came in steady all night with signal strength in the low 80's. Tonight NBC is fairly steady with only a few breakups. Using a HD TIVO. Location is Lafayette Oaks. Bruce
post #88 of 4494
Thanks for the reply. So there is a chance that what I was seeing/hearing was a station problem? I was thinking it may be multi-path problems with the attic mount. Someone else also suggested that the signal was too strong and overloading the receiver. I'll play around and let you know what I find, as this may be info that can help you.
post #89 of 4494
WTWC-DT is ch 2. This is a bad channel for digital because it is low enough in freq. to have all kinds of interference break it up. Heck, when I turn on or off a light in the house, the signal pauses - mostly audio, but also a lot of blocking in the video. This is a problem with all the lower VHF channels; most bad on 2, 3 & 6. On analog, it's like a pop in the audio or a one line streak in the video.

Welcome to the digital age.
post #90 of 4494
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Originally posted by PBSengineer
WTWC-DT is ch 2. This is a bad channel for digital because it is low enough in freq. to have all kinds of interference break it up. Heck, when I turn on or off a light in the house, the signal pauses - mostly audio, but also a lot of blocking in the video. This is a problem with all the lower VHF channels; most bad on 2, 3 & 6. On analog, it's like a pop in the audio or a one line streak in the video.

Welcome to the digital age.

Have you tried a balanced isolation transformer on the TV and HDTV tuner? If it is an electrical system problem that may help.
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