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post #6451 of 6828
Here it is, Google is your friend! ;-)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/acti...l?storylink=pd
post #6452 of 6828
Oh I don't need it. I have D* but thanks for posting that.
post #6453 of 6828
Looks like WFOR intends to produce preseason Fins games in HD.
post #6454 of 6828
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Originally Posted by CapeFish View Post

Looks like WFOR intends to produce preseason Fins games in HD.

That's great news if it happens. I'm still waiting for WFOR to produce their news in HD.
post #6455 of 6828
Hopefully in HD. I hope next year they axe Bolanger and use some of our local talent.
post #6456 of 6828
Dolphins pregame is in HD on WFOR.
post #6457 of 6828
Dolphins game is in HD. Very ugly scorebar.
post #6458 of 6828
The WFOR scorestrip is minimal. I took this from WXCW in Fort Myers.
LL
post #6459 of 6828
They should just take the HD cams from the game into the studio and shoot the news that way. It'd probably be better than the lousy SD they've got now...
post #6460 of 6828
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Originally Posted by jeffk1965 View Post

Hi,

I live in Weston and have Advanced Communications Cable. Until today, I have received 4 HD channels thrrough my HD tuner. They were 114-1 which is Channel 6, 116-1 which is channel 7, 116-2 which is channel 10 and 118-22 which is channel 4.

Today they all show as scrambled. I called the cable company and they had no clue other than to say I am only supposed to receive channels 2 to 99 which are all cable channels in standard definition.

Any ideas as to what happened and if these channels will come back.

Thanks,
jeff

In the interest of covering all the bases on hurricane prep, can anyone in Weston comment on the current state of clear QAM on Advanced Cable please ? I am considering a portable TV and want to know if I should bother with the clear QAM feature or just stick with ATSC to connect to my attic antenna.
post #6461 of 6828
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Originally Posted by tpalik View Post

In the interest of covering all the bases on hurricane prep, can anyone in Weston comment on the current state of clear QAM on Advanced Cable please ? I am considering a portable TV and want to know if I should bother with the clear QAM feature or just stick with ATSC to connect to my attic antenna.

I don't live in Weston, but I think you should stick with an antenna. I'm not a big fan of clear QAM having tried it and getting frustrated with trying to find channels only to have the channels you found get moved by the cable company.
post #6462 of 6828
Well, with our three DVR's, HD, Digital Preferred Plus with two premiums, our Comcast bill is now $180. I'm looking for alternatives.

I'm looking at some of the D** packages and they look pretty good but I am worried about the OnDemand stuff. We find ourselves using Comcast's OnDemand services quite a bit and I heard that D** requires an Internet connection for OnDemand and that the offerings are pretty bad.

Can anyone confirm this and relay your experiences with the D** on demand features?
post #6463 of 6828
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Originally Posted by jplumey View Post

Well, with our three DVR's, HD, Digital Preferred Plus with two premiums, our Comcast bill is now $180. I'm looking for alternatives.

I'm looking at some of the D** packages and they look pretty good but I am worried about the OnDemand stuff. We find ourselves using Comcast's OnDemand services quite a bit and I heard that D** requires an Internet connection for OnDemand and that the offerings are pretty bad.

Can anyone confirm this and relay your experiences with the D** on demand features?

D* does require an internet connection for on Demand. And when using on Demand, you're really downloading the program, and have to let the buffer build up (especially with HD) before you start watching.

While the offerings aren't as extensive as Comcasts, there are quite a number of them. Personally, I don't use On Demand, preferring to use Netflix and Netflix streaming for my movies.
post #6464 of 6828
D* FREE on Demand is pretty poor for HD. Only SHO has some programs in HD. Paid On Demand has much more choices in HD including some 1080P but who wants to pay per movie when Netflix can give you Bluray at much lower cost ? I think Directv is MUCH better than Concast or any cable, though.
post #6465 of 6828
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

D* FREE on Demand is pretty poor for HD. Only SHO has some programs in HD. Paid On Demand has much more choices in HD including some 1080P but who wants to pay per movie when Netflix can give you Bluray at much lower cost ? I think Directv is MUCH better than Concast or any cable, though.

Thanks for the feedback. My wife told me they are offering special deals for Sam's Club members. I think I will stop by and see what they have to offer.

Thanks!
post #6466 of 6828
Thanks for the info BDCat. I know this post is almost 2 months old... but have you (or anyone else) heard whether any of the new bandwidth will be used by Comcast to improve their HD video quality (and not only to increase their number of HD channels)?

I find that Comcast's HD video quality is unacceptable with unacceptable levels of compression. I notice this when comparing with the clear-QAM versions of the same (7) HD stations through the same cable (bypassing the cable box). Also noticable to me when comparing Comcast HD programming with Directv HD. It has me looking to Directv or maybe Dish in search of near-clear-QAM levels of HD video quality but with the increase in HD channels.

Has anyone in the Miami area using the newer DCX3400 series of HDDVR noticed PQ improvements on comcast?

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Originally Posted by BDCat View Post

Yesterday afternoon I was talking to a Comcast supervisor about something else but before hanging up I asked when they would be adding more HD in South Florida since they were really behind their competition.

In summary, this is his answer (and as I said, FWIW):

Starting next month there is a 13 month project to convert all of South Florida to digital only. It would be done area by area starting in Broward (no idea on the sequence). As an area is converted the following would happen:

· The very basic service, channels 1 to 24, would remain analog for out the wall viewing.
· Channels 25 to 100 would become digital and would require a DTA box (quite small) to view them. (I have always thought of DTA as standing for Digital To Analog but it is actually something else).
· Two free DTAs will be provided to every household that requests them. (I have read that in other areas this is a go pick them up and do a self install deal). Any additional units will cost $1.99 a month.
· Internet speeds will automatically increase with no additional charge.
· New HD channels will be added. No idea what channels or how many but there would be capacity for up to 100 total (two and an a half times that currently provided).

So far as the additional HD channels go, in other areas this has typically included Planet Green, Travel, MGM, Style, Weather, amongst others and includes multiple premium channels of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz. No saying what happens here, of course.

As I said, grist for the mill and FWIW!!!!
post #6467 of 6828
Caution. The receivers for D*'s HDDVR's do not have wireless cards. If you want to connect it to the internet you have 3 options. Ethernet wired, powerline adapter wired, or wirelessly via a bridge. A bridge runs you $50+ unless you know how to convert a router via 3rd party firmware.
post #6468 of 6828
Finally WSVN, last but certainly not least!

 

WSVN 9-3-09.zip 2.0595703125k . file
post #6469 of 6828
Thanks!

- Trip
post #6470 of 6828
Is anyone having trouble viewing Channel 39 FSN?

Its showing nothing but a black screen.
post #6471 of 6828
Well, Its working now.
post #6472 of 6828
Is WHDTV working in Miami? I am getting no signal in the Weston area. Used to get channel 9-1 fine in Miami. Just wondering if the station is broadcasting and I'm just too far from the antenna.
post #6473 of 6828
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Originally Posted by miami580 View Post

Is WHDTV working in Miami? I am getting no signal in the Weston area. Used to get channel 9-1 fine in Miami. Just wondering if the station is broadcasting and I'm just too far from the antenna.

9.1 is also dead here in Sunny Isles .
post #6474 of 6828
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

9.1 is also dead here in Sunny Isles .

9.1 was broadcasting last night - don't know when they actually came back on..
post #6475 of 6828
There is a problem with 7-1's audio stuttering every few seconds.
post #6476 of 6828
We are in Broward County, Comcast is the provider.

Since last week we have been having problems with 103 channels - they either have checker screens or frozen up or no signal at all.

They are CNBC, MSNBC, Fox, Speed, and a couple others.

We were not able to clean it up by simply doing delete / add the channels.

One auto-scan seemed to solve the problem, or so we thought, because it worked well for a couple days. However, the checker screen / no signal issue returns this morning.

The HDTV is hooked to 1) direct input from the wall, 2) the digital box.

Can anyone offer some inputs / guess, whether this is related to Comcast signals or the TV?

Neither the direct input nor the ones thru digital box work.
post #6477 of 6828
You might have more luck with responses if your let us in on your supplier!!!!!
post #6478 of 6828
Ooops, I thought Comcast has 98% of the market in our town, except for a small area in Weston, the rest of Broward county is Comcast, no?

So is it Comcast problem or the TV's problem?

I suspect it is Comcast issue as when I googled, someone from Broward county posted a similar issue on DSL report site, that he was not able to pick up NBC when doing auto scan on his new TV, back in mid August.

Our problem started about 2 or 3 weeks ago and getting worse.

BTW, we are in Lauderhill / Sunrise area
post #6479 of 6828
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Originally Posted by nho View Post

Ooops, I thought Comcast has 98% of the market in our town, except for a small area in Weston, the rest of Broward county is Comcast, no? ...

In all likelyhood you are correct so far as cable subscribers go, but what about DirecTV and Dish Network subscribers? There are quite a few of those here!

I also have Comcast here in Plantation but cannot help address your issue. I use everything as-is right now! (HD-DVR, Digital box and out-the-wall analog). But that may very well change before too long so I am interested in the responses!
post #6480 of 6828
My car radio locked onto "AlmaVision Radio" on 87.7 MHz. It must be that new channel 6 LPTV masquerading as a radio station. It was suspiciously strong in North Broward and much louder than WTVJ ever was, however, there was no stereo pilot. Is anybody getting video from this station?
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