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post #2941 of 3340
I came home around midnight and saw that on WKMG Cold Case was in HD along with Without A Trace. Legend of the Seeker was in SD.

This shows that WKMG is expanding it's syndicated HD outside of Dr. Phil. They also have been showing more HD or full screen commercials during the non-network time.

Does anyone know if they soon plan to air all syndicated stuff in HD like WFTV/WRDQ and WESH/WKCF?

I do not really watch those stations much but it would be nice if Orlando got closer to having Syndicated HD on all stations.

This would leave WOFL/WRDW.

Please post some stuff insiders.
post #2942 of 3340
In the Lafayette LA thread, someone noted that WACX just lost a ruling with the FCC regarding their channel mapping. Can someone please keep an eye out and let me know when WACX begins mapping to 55-1?

- Trip
post #2943 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

In the Lafayette LA thread, someone noted that WACX just lost a ruling with the FCC regarding their channel mapping. Can someone please keep an eye out and let me know when WACX begins mapping to 55-1?

Still 40-1 as of today.

Why would they lose this, since a few other stations have been allowed to use the new RF channel in their PSIP, unless maybe they used 40-1 without FCC approval? And I see no conflict unless some tiny sliver of their coverage area overlaps that of Sarasota's WWSB. In any case, WACX was one of the first stations to shut down analog (a couple years early) and, AFAIK, have been using 40-1 ever since.
post #2944 of 3340
What's up with the RTV network feed on WRDQ 27-2? For weeks now, it tends to randomly (and very annoyingly) cut out for a few seconds at a time. It doesn't seem to be a local issue (it never happens during local breaks), nor an OTA transmitter issue (the signal remains strong and steady during these dropouts), and it's too often/wrong time of day and year for sun outages, so I can only conclude the problem is with the RTV feed. Does this show up on cable/satellite and in other OTA markets?
post #2945 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Stanislav View Post

Still 40-1 as of today.

Why would they lose this, since a few other stations have been allowed to use the new RF channel in their PSIP, unless maybe they used 40-1 without FCC approval? And I see no conflict unless some tiny sliver of their coverage area overlaps that of Sarasota's WWSB. In any case, WACX was one of the first stations to shut down analog (a couple years early) and, AFAIK, have been using 40-1 ever since.

It was due to a complaint from WWSB, as you suggest.

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...-10-1342A1.pdf

- Trip
post #2946 of 3340
The cancelled Legend of the Seeker in HD tonight. It was not last week.

It seems WKMG is airing all available syndicated programming and commercials in HD.
post #2947 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Stanislav View Post

What's up with the RTV network feed on WRDQ 27-2? For weeks now, it tends to randomly (and very annoyingly) cut out for a few seconds at a time. It doesn't seem to be a local issue (it never happens during local breaks), nor an OTA transmitter issue (the signal remains strong and steady during these dropouts), and it's too often/wrong time of day and year for sun outages, so I can only conclude the problem is with the RTV feed. Does this show up on cable/satellite and in other OTA markets?

Wish I had an answer for it also, I always thought it was because of my location, then I looked up the distance at Antenna Fool.com and I'm only 70 miles away. So when I got a new rotor I tried to peak it out at NIGHT....same old story....( 30' pole ....antenna the lenth of a small school bus...new pre-amp..new RG6 cable )
However my DTV PAL DVR ( I know..different thread ) seems to show a drop below 56% which is it's cut-off point.
post #2948 of 3340
Sometime in the last 24 hrs WHLV-DT (TBN Orlando) has started broadcasting the full TBN multiplex on channels 52.2 - 52.5.

PTL!

I know this should make Stanislav's day if he is still checking in!

In other news about 5 days ago 9.3 switched from a worthless test card to doing the full screen radar with no commercial interuptions or annoying radio plugs. hooray!
post #2949 of 3340
BHN will probably start re-transmitting it in a month as they do with other OTA stuff.
post #2950 of 3340
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Originally Posted by satpro View Post

Sometime in the last 24 hrs WHLV-DT (TBN Orlando) has started broadcasting the full TBN multiplex on channels 52.2 - 52.5.

PTL!

I know this should make Stanislav's day if he is still checking in!

Yes, my aesthetically-minded and slightly OCD soul is pleased to no longer see those blank screens.

Now, if we could only do something about WOTF using a "generic" PSIP ever since they switched to HD, or the several stations no longer sending out program info and schedules (currently including WOFL, WOTF, WHLV, WRBW, and WBCC), I'd be a happy man......

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Originally Posted by satpro View Post

In other news about 5 days ago 9.3 switched from a worthless test card to doing the full screen radar with no commercial interuptions or annoying radio plugs. hooray!

I guess the deal they had to use that channel for some Spanish-language LPTV to program fell through -- it was supposed to start a couple months ago, but obviously didn't work out for some reason.
post #2951 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Stanislav View Post

Now, if we could only do something about WOTF using a "generic" PSIP ever since they switched to HD, or the several stations no longer sending out program info and schedules (currently including WOFL, WOTF, WHLV, WRBW, and WBCC), I'd be a happy man......

I am receiving the EPG OTA on WOFL, WRBW, WBCC, and WOTF. Not getting info on WDSC and WHLV as expected.
post #2952 of 3340
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Originally Posted by satpro View Post

I am receiving the EPG OTA on WOFL, WRBW, WBCC, and WOTF. Not getting info on WDSC and WHLV as expected.

I stand corrected -- it took a rescan to get the EPG back on those, though (and WOTF's full PSIP, as well).
post #2953 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Stanislav View Post

What's up with the RTV network feed on WRDQ 27-2? For weeks now, it tends to randomly (and very annoyingly) cut out for a few seconds at a time. It doesn't seem to be a local issue (it never happens during local breaks), nor an OTA transmitter issue (the signal remains strong and steady during these dropouts), and it's too often/wrong time of day and year for sun outages, so I can only conclude the problem is with the RTV feed. Does this show up on cable/satellite and in other OTA markets?

This has been going on for a while now, too much is being devoted to a mobile TV pet project, in the last week it has gotten so bad that now WRDQ 27.1 throws up an encoding multiplexer error every couple of seconds on 27.1 & 27.2, "JD" is blind to it of course. Since the OTA is also the source for Dish Network, DirecTV and Comcast the channel via those services is also a mess. I sent in a complaint to the WFTV/WRDQ GM and encourage everyone else to do the same.
post #2954 of 3340
Guess the WFTV/WRDQ GM got the message and it only took a few hours to correct once they heard about it, even though over a month of problems had passed since stanislav reported it on 27.2 back on 7/20 and I noticed it about 10 days ago on 27.1, Of note, WRDQ celebrated its 10yr birthday over the weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, I guess no one at the party actually watched WRDQ via OTA or satellite all summer! MC only watching BHN?

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/ent...e-doctors.html
post #2955 of 3340
WFTV 9.3 has reverted from FS radar back to test pattern, interesting info tx on CC channels!
post #2956 of 3340
WTTA 38.1 MYN Tampa, has moved from RF channel 38 > 32, as of tonight they are on the new channel RF 32. (VC 38)

They put out the following advisory to viewers on their homepage.

"MY TV TAMPA BAY will be completing our DTV transition over the next few days.

If you are unable to view this channel at any time, simply rescan the channels on your DTV box to resume watching My TV Tampa Bay.

Cable and satellite viewers should not be affected.

http://www.mytvtampabay.com/
Any questions, please call (813) 886-9882. "

http://www.mytvtampabay.com/dtv/rescan.shtml
post #2957 of 3340
I'm getting a much more reliable signal from WTTA since they moved to RF32... must have been something to the argument that WFTV RF39 was overpowering their signal...
post #2958 of 3340
They also went from a directional pattern protecting WFTV to an omni, so it's probably not all due to interference from WFTV.

- Trip
post #2959 of 3340
I've noticed that all of channel 18's PSIP is missing,so I wrote to the person listed on pg.1 of this forum...but as usual, I got back my email as "can't be delivered" Maybe someone here knows an engineer there with a real email adress.
Thanks
post #2960 of 3340
WKCF/WESH

email: bdarragh@hearst.com
post #2961 of 3340
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Originally Posted by garyzephed View Post

I'm getting a much more reliable signal from WTTA since they moved to RF32... must have been something to the argument that WFTV RF39 was overpowering their signal...

I'm in Central Florida in the Four Corners area and just learned of this change in WTTA, Tampa. I'd never received them on any scans prior to this change, but am getting them now on a first attempt with an indoor antenna.

Harry
post #2962 of 3340
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Originally Posted by satpro View Post

WKCF/WESH

email: bdarragh@hearst.com

Thanks, Satpro!
post #2963 of 3340
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

In the Lafayette LA thread, someone noted that WACX just lost a ruling with the FCC regarding their channel mapping. Can someone please keep an eye out and let me know when WACX begins mapping to 55-1?

They are running announcements that the switch will take place 9/15 at 2 P.M.
post #2964 of 3340
Will be interesting to see how this on the fly change at 2pm will suddenly impact LRF / POP / headend receivers. They had no business mapping on 40 to begin with, they just didn't want to be bothered to have it done right from the start years ago, when they made big (and undisclosed) bucks off the early clearance of ch55.
post #2965 of 3340
As of 2;30, only the main channel has changed (40-1 is now 55-1). 40-2 and 40-3 are still mapping as such, but just running static slides stating that those PSIPs will be changed at 9:00 and 9:15 pm, respectively. Don't know why the delay on those -- is it that complicated of a procedure?
post #2966 of 3340
Yes, I see that, a very strange and inconvient way to do it. Should have made the changes in the morning hours.
post #2967 of 3340
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Originally Posted by satpro View Post

Will be interesting to see how this on the fly change at 2pm will suddenly impact LRF / POP / headend receivers. They had no business mapping on 40 to begin with, they just didn't want to be bothered to have it done right from the start years ago, when they made big (and undisclosed) bucks off the early clearance of ch55.

The receivers I have in Hotel/Senior Tower service seem to have automatically picked up the change. I suspect that since the RF channel and Transport Stream ID did not change, the boxes I use had no problem with the change. Unlike when WKMG went from 58 to 26, I did not have to visit the sites for a manual rescan.

Actually, I wish that this fiction of virtual channels would go away now that analog is gone for the Full power stations. Personally, I think that all stations should call themselves by that actual RF channel they are on, as has been done from the beginning of broadcasting.

In this case, WWSB the station that forced WACX off of using 40 in their ID, does not even identify itself as 40. Take a look at their home page at http://www.mysuncoast.com/

NOWHERE on this page do they identify themself in any way as channel "40", instead choosing to call themselves as "ABC 7", a channel that they have NEVER broadcasted on. Seven appears to be their channel position on most of the cable systems. Since they have no specific allegence to channel 40, it seems to me a bit unfair for them to take that ID away from WACX, a channel that actually used 40, both as their RF channel and ID.
Their website still has technical information on only their analog signal, so I am quite surprised they even responded to the FCC.

Of course if they had used their real RF channel 24, they might have heard from WMFE in this market who calls themselves 24, with RF channel 23. WMFE is uniquely ready to start calling themselves channel 23, as even their phone number is 273-2300.
post #2968 of 3340
I use to have an sceptre -X46bv-120f and I gave it to my sister and I bought an Mitsubishi Laservue. Well with the Sceptre I use to get Univision on channel 28, -I think- but now with the Laservue I can not. does any body knows why. Both TV are 2009 and 2010 model.
post #2969 of 3340
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Originally Posted by OrlandoOTA View Post

The receivers I have in Hotel/Senior Tower service seem to have automatically picked up the change. I suspect that since the RF channel and Transport Stream ID did not change, the boxes I use had no problem with the change. Unlike when WKMG went from 58 to 26, I did not have to visit the sites for a manual rescan.

Actually, I wish that this fiction of virtual channels would go away now that analog is gone for the Full power stations. Personally, I think that all stations should call themselves by that actual RF channel they are on, as has been done from the beginning of broadcasting.

In this case, WWSB the station that forced WACX off of using 40 in their ID, does not even identify itself as 40. Take a look at their home page at http://www.mysuncoast.com/

NOWHERE on this page do they identify themself in any way as channel "40", instead choosing to call themselves as "ABC 7", a channel that they have NEVER broadcasted on. Seven appears to be their channel position on most of the cable systems. Since they have no specific allegence to channel 40, it seems to me a bit unfair for them to take that ID away from WACX, a channel that actually used 40, both as their RF channel and ID.
Their website still has technical information on only their analog signal, so I am quite surprised they even responded to the FCC.

Of course if they had used their real RF channel 24, they might have heard from WMFE in this market who calls themselves 24, with RF channel 23. WMFE is uniquely ready to start calling themselves channel 23, as even their phone number is 273-2300.

I'm with you...my problem was with WBBH-HD 20 in Ft. Myers. On their weather channel they kept touting ch.2. And I'm going "DUH" and pulling out the rest of my hair until I looked on Wiki. which said they use 2 as their CABLE channel!
post #2970 of 3340
The stations in SW FL are NY wanna bees! There are two ABC 7 (WZVN Ft Myers) and (WWSB Sarasota) and their OTA coverage area overlaps, SW FL has one of the highest percentage of cable/satellite viewers, I am surprised the stations did not demand these positions on dish and directv too.
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