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post #181 of 1737
Longhorn:
I'm not home, but just looked at their local schedule on the web, and didn't see 66 listed yet. When did they add it?
post #182 of 1737
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Originally posted by Ron Tobin
Longhorn:
I'm not home, but just looked at their local schedule on the web, and didn't see 66 listed yet. When did they add it?

I'm not sure when they added this channel but I only knew about it because my SD Tivo doesn't have any type of antenna going to it and I saw TA66 and tuned it in and its the same exact show and guide data as the OTA antenna PAX 66.

But rest assured its there now.
post #183 of 1737
I am currently using an old antenna which was in the attic when I bought my house. I get channel 13,28 good. Channel 8 poorly and no 10. Anyone in clearwater area using an attic antenna that can give me some suggestions on what to try?
post #184 of 1737
I am currently using an old antenna which was in the attic when I bought my house. I get channel 13,28 good. Channel 8 poorly and no 10. Anyone in clearwater area using an attic antenna that can give me some suggestions on what to try?
post #185 of 1737
I'm not in Clearwater, but you've got two completely different directions you're trying to get. Channel 10 (digital 24) is in Holiday, which is just above Tarpon Springs, so you should get them just fine, as long as you're facing their antenna, and 8 is located at the Riverview antenna farm along with 13 and 28. You may need to move to antenna to face somewhere between Holiday and Riverview, and see what you get.

Good luck!
post #186 of 1737
Has anyone else had recent problems with 10.1 (HD CBS) I have 100% signal, but no picute, and this has just recently happened, as the last 2 years I have had no problems. I have no problems with the other channels either like ABC, NBC... but UPN has the exact same issue. Any insight or help would be great.
post #187 of 1737
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Originally posted by ghscott
Has anyone else had recent problems with 10.1 (HD CBS) I have 100% signal, but no picute, and this has just recently happened, as the last 2 years I have had no problems. I have no problems with the other channels either like ABC, NBC... but UPN has the exact same issue. Any insight or help would be great.

Yes this happens on my Dish 921 the signal is there but no picyure sometimes. No problems with 8, 13m or 28 though.
post #188 of 1737
Same thing here with NFL playoff game.
Testing 3 systems.

1. Akia with built-in tuner, blank screen on HDTV 10, while analog works fine.

2. HTPC with Sasem USB HDTV tuner, locks up PC when tuned to HDTV 10.

3. Laptop with same above Sasem instead plugged into laptop, works fine on HDTV 10. No problems or issues using same external hardware including antenna.

I even copied over the entire Sasem folder from laptop to HTPC, but same issue. All other channels work fine. The Akia is a friends, and he called last week to see why his 10 went out. Just checked today, and still not working.
post #189 of 1737
I was getting a snapping sound out of my left rear speaker tonight on Fox 13 so I switched to Fox4 and had the same thing no other OTA channels seemed to be doing this and now that the news is on it has stopped on Fox.
post #190 of 1737
I live in Sarasota. Comcast people said they don't carry hdtv signal for upcoming superbowl. Can you please tell me if OTA signal is available in Sarasota area for the superbowl. Thank you
post #191 of 1737
The Super Bowl is on Fox. I don't have Comcast, however I'm fairly certain that Comcast carries Fox HD. Sounds like the Comcast CSR does not know what they are talking about -- fairly common for Comcast.

If you choose to get it OTA, digital 12, which is Fox HD from Tampa, comes in very well in Sarasota.
post #192 of 1737
Need help-OTA in Dade City

Hello,

I am trying to long distance help out my Father-in-Law who lives in Dade City. They just bought a new Mits with and integrated tuner. He had no idea an antenna would be able to pick up HD.

I am very (too much so) experienced in OTA reception, so please don't point me at antennaweb or checkHD

I am trying for a quick and clean email setup for him so he can watch the SB in HD. I realize that FOX in Tampa is VHF. It is close enough to the UHF band that I am sure a (good) UHF antenna will snag the signal. How much of a UHF antenna is the question. When I go down to visit, I will set him up properly, but for now, I am hoping for him to be able to get away with something like the Silver Sensor or the amped Square Shooter. Anybody have some quick info on this concept?

TIA
post #193 of 1737
I'm in Pt. Charlotte almost 60 miles away from ch13 and I pull it in with a 70% signal off the back end of a db4 from antennas direct pointed at Ft. Myers. the db4 is a uhf antenna.
post #194 of 1737
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Originally posted by motrac
I'm in Pt. Charlotte almost 60 miles away from ch13 and I pull it in with a 70% signal off the back end of a db4 from antennas direct pointed at Ft. Myers. the db4 is a uhf antenna.

If this was for me, thanks. I guess that it is helpful to know that 13 is a strong signal. I always assumed that a high gain outdoor antenna would get the signal. My question is if there is someone nearby getting signal on one of the amped indoor antennas.

Thanks!
post #195 of 1737
I have noticed that when WTVT is showing an HD program sometimes they will display lotto numbers or info at the bottom of the screen and when they do this they switch from HD to SD and I have even lost the audio for 5-15 seconds in the switch I wish they would figure out a better way to do this without interrupting the HD signal.
post #196 of 1737
I live in South Tampa (near Downtown) and use an exterior mounted SquareShooter 2 (amplified). I would guess that I'm about 16 miles from the tower. With the amp I get FOX just fine- 85- 90 signal strength. Without the amp I get nothing. I tried several amplified indoor antennas with little luck- they all just sort-of worked. On the VHF station (NBC) I still get an 85 signal strength, even though the antenna is only rated for about 15 miles. The big problem we experience here is that almost all of the broadcasts come from the Riverview area EXCEPT CBS. For me it's about a 180 degree difference. You either need 2 antennas or a rotator to get the 4 networks.

Dade City is quite a bit further from the Riverview antennas than mine. I don't think a squareshooter will work unless it's mounted outdoors up high (and then I would question if it's enough antenna for the VHF reception). Don't bother with an indoor antenna- I don't think you'll have reliable reception. Unfortunately, in Dade City I think you'll need a very good rooftop antenna (amplified) to get reliable reception.
post #197 of 1737
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Originally posted by JeffMTV

Don't bother with an indoor antenna- I don't think you'll have reliable reception. Unfortunately, in Dade City I think you'll need a very good rooftop antenna (amplified) to get reliable reception.

Yes, but this is a quick fix so he can watch the SB. I will come down to FL later and hook him up with a roof mount 4228 w/7777.

Thanks!
post #198 of 1737
Anyone in the Clearwater area have any idea when Brighthouse might start carrying NBC-HD?

I moved last year from the Philadelphia area, and up there Comcast carried all of the networks except CBS. Down here we have the same problem, but with NBC. I would think after years of negotiating, all three major networks would come to some agreement with the cable companies and work something out.
post #199 of 1737
Though i know this board is more of a south tampa area board, but for those who live in the land of 10,000 finger and toe nails ripped off by a pair of pliers, (citrus county) there is now a gainesville fl OTA thread
post #200 of 1737
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Originally posted by Tachy
Anyone in the Clearwater area have any idea when Brighthouse might start carrying NBC-HD?

I moved last year from the Philadelphia area, and up there Comcast carried all of the networks except CBS. Down here we have the same problem, but with NBC. I would think after years of negotiating, all three major networks would come to some agreement with the cable companies and work something out.

I spoke with a CSR at Brighthouse a few weeks ago. I asked if the problem with channel 8 was actually contractual or technical. I doubt if he knew for sure, but he said it was most likely contractual. Since neither cable company carries WFLA-DT, my own guess is that it's a technical problem. If it were contractual, one of the cable companies would bite the bullet and put it on. Once that happened the other company would have to follow suit or they would most likely lose some customers.

BTW, I sent an email to WFLA last week asking whether it's a contractual or technical problem. I've received no response from them yet.
post #201 of 1737
My guess is that it is contract related. Let me know what/if they answer you. When I was in philadelphia, comcast could not come to an agreement with cbs, and my guess is they still haven't. It may be that the local NBC affiliate does not wish ANY cable company offer their HD feed for some reason, and/or it comes down to money.

I just wish they would hurry the inevitable, since eventually I imagine all cable companies will carry all major networks.
post #202 of 1737
Has anybody had a problem with HBOHD on BrightHouse? I watched Matrix:Revolutions last night and there were constant pixellation and noise problems, particularly in fast action scenes or with quick lighting changes. I live in North Pinellas and am using the Pace STB with component cables into a new Sony 55WF655.
post #203 of 1737
Has anyone had an issue with bad "tiling" and constant pixellation of the signal using a cable card from Bright House in Pinellas? I just had an install on a Mits wd-62725 and we tried two different cards but could not get a good picture. I have the latest firmware from Mits for the TV. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks...

Joe
post #204 of 1737
I am surprised at how inactive this thread is, considering it seems to be the only thread on this forum for the entire Tampa Bay area. It seems to encompass all the cable companies, OTA, and all areas of HD for the Tampa Bay, Pinellas county area, and seems to get only a couple of entries per week. If anyone knows of a more active thread that would be appropriate for Brighthouse networks cable, HD in Pinellas county, please let me know.
post #205 of 1737
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Originally posted by Tachy
I am surprised at how inactive this thread is, considering it seems to be the only thread on this forum for the entire Tampa Bay area. It seems to encompass all the cable companies, OTA, and all areas of HD for the Tampa Bay, Pinellas county area, and seems to get only a couple of entries per week. If anyone knows of a more active thread that would be appropriate for Brighthouse networks cable, HD in Pinellas county, please let me know.

This is the sole thread for Tampa on AVS. It should pick up as more members from Tampa join AVS - just be patient.

Until this thread gets going, please refrain from posting links to outside forums. We want at least one thread for the Tampa, FL DMA that AVS members can come to to get answers for their questions - without them having to join another forum to get an answer to a simple question.

If there are any problems with this, PM me for more details.
post #206 of 1737
The other forum bites because you have to register just to view...
post #207 of 1737
WFLA 8 had the audio and the picture screwed up tonight for Vegas
post #208 of 1737
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Originally posted by Brett_FL
WFLA 8 had the audio and the picture screwed up tonight for Vegas

WFLA 8 was working fine for me last nite watching the SNL first five seasons special...OTA using MyHD card. Eric
post #209 of 1737
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Originally posted by himey
WFLA 8 was working fine for me last nite watching the SNL first five seasons special...OTA using MyHD card. Eric


Monday night at 9:00 for Las Vegas. They seemed to be stretching the SD picture for part of the show and the audio never came in 5.1 and at one point there was only background audio with no voices.
post #210 of 1737
Im in Manatee County, just south of Tampa and have Brighthouse...Tonight I get a message on my screen. "Your HDTV Does Not Support HDCP"..Of course it did for the past six months so I called Brighthouse..They say its the TV not thier box..(8300HD)..I tell em, the TV works fine by bypassing the box, and they have no explanation. The techie then says we just had about three calls complaining about the same thing..I ask, did send an upgrade/download today..The reply " I dunno"

Anyone with Brighthouse experiance this tonight ?? Looks like Ill be returning to Direct TV Soon !!!


Barry
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