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WLTV (Tournament of Roses parade) and WAMI (Telefutura dubbed movie, HD and SD versions of the same program).

 

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post #6602 of 6828
Thanks.

- Trip
post #6603 of 6828
Have they announced when they are going all digital - meaning we will need to get their (free) data converter box?
If when that happens, we should get additional HD about 6 months later.

In our Oakland home they started to push everyone to get the data box (necessary to watch digital channels), about 4 months before they went all digital, Even so, some number of people wondered why they lost their picture despite a large number of Comcast announcements on TV and mailing inserts and notices on bills. In less than a month, a couple dozen new (mostly HD) channels were added.

...mike

Most of the SF Bay Area now has the expanded lineup - called out there - The World of MORE (WOM). They started most of the expansion in the past 10 months there.
post #6604 of 6828
Saw something about this airing on pbs and thought I would share it.

Life on Mars
Thu 1/14 9:00-10:00pm 2.1 WPBTDT
Premiere: Jul 24, 2006
Original Network: BBC America
post #6605 of 6828
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtpsystems View Post

Saw something about this airing on pbs and thought I would share it.

Life on Mars
Thu 1/14 9:00-10:00pm 2.1 WPBTDT
Premiere: Jul 24, 2006
Original Network: BBC America

Also saw this. It's the original show that the ABC show was cloned from. Should be interesting.
post #6606 of 6828
Strat have you experienced any issues with your Samsung recently? Anyone else experience any issues with Samsung or other.

Samsung hdtv is using ota.

Upon startup the set displays only a black screen and repeatedly scrolls through all channels without stopping. Refuses to shut down. Not responding. At least once the volume bar also displayed and filled up while above was going on.
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test
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Does anyone know the status of the vod feeds on Advanced Cable's Coral Springs system? I use to watch unencrypted feeds on a Samsung with Qam tuner on channels 107, 108, 109, and 110. The feeds went away several months ago and I haven't seen them since. Did they move or did Advanced start encrypting these channels so they won't work with Qam tuners?
post #6609 of 6828
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Originally Posted by vtpsystems View Post

Strat have you experienced any issues with your Samsung recently? Anyone else experience any issues with Samsung or other.

Samsung hdtv is using ota.

Upon startup the set displays only a black screen and repeatedly scrolls through all channels without stopping. Refuses to shut down. Not responding. At least once the volume bar also displayed and filled up while above was going on.

My 37" 720p Sammy, which is a bit over a year old, is working perfectly. I get all my TV OTA with its internal tuner, and I've had no problems at all.

Sounds like yours might have an issue. Is there some kind of reset thing you can do? Maybe unplug it for a day and see if it "resets"? If not, might be time for a service call.

One of the best things I've done is to purchase a UPS battery backup power conditioner (rated high enough to power the TV, stereo, and assorted other stuff) and connect everything to it. Considering FPL's crappy service, a UPS/BB is a small investment considering the cost of replacing all your equipment.

A few observations in general:
a) Ch. 6 definitely takes longer to "come in" than all other channels (I haven't checked 51).

b) As of a few days ago, Ch. 12 seems to have lost its PSIP - it was coming in on 13 (true RF). Haven't checked it in a while.

c) Recently connected an Xbox360 and a laptop - both look just awesome. Had to muck around with the screen settings on the laptop, but once I got it set no problems.

d) The Auto-Volume thing is great for TV, but sucks for music and PC. I wish the setting was per input, but it's global.
post #6610 of 6828
Anyone seeing any signal from WGEN-LD? Physical channel is 45.

- Trip
post #6611 of 6828
I see that CBS 4 has changed its studio set. Is this a sign that they might start producing the news in HD. We can only hope.
post #6612 of 6828
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Originally Posted by Mike4HDTV View Post

I see that CBS 4 has changed its studio set. Is this a sign that they might start producing the news in HD. We can only hope.

Yes, I believe it is! Around two to three weeks, about Superbowl time! And it is certainly about time!
post #6613 of 6828
I have a Pioneer Plasma n watching channel 10 local miami via direct tv hd is anyone experiencing slight picture stuttering.. its like sometimes the picture lags or skip[s ever so slightly every few minutes or so...
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Moderators Note: A new Miami / Ft. Lauderdale topic dedicated to Comcast has been created, and can be found here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1216983

Please direct all Comcast discussion to the new topic, thanks.
post #6615 of 6828
For those of you looking for WJAN Channel 41 (AmericaTeVe) over the air digitally, they are broadcasting on channel 48.1. WFUN Channel 48 (CaribeVision) is broadcasting on channel 48.2. Not sure how this affects WJAN's VHF-9 plans that have been reported.
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Originally Posted by bigyellowtuna View Post

Does anyone know the status of the vod feeds on Advanced Cable's Coral Springs system? I use to watch unencrypted feeds on a Samsung with Qam tuner on channels 107, 108, 109, and 110. The feeds went away several months ago and I haven't seen them since. Did they move or did Advanced start encrypting these channels so they won't work with Qam tuners?

I don't want my kids to accidentally come accross any unencrypted VOD feeds. Can anyone confirm whether Advanced Cable is scrambling the feeds now. If not, can you tell me what channels the feeds were moved to so I can be sure to block them on my TV? THanks.
post #6617 of 6828
WFOR is supposed to be HD for local news starting tonight at 6:30.

Walt
post #6618 of 6828
Getting a lot of static in the audio in the AFC Championship on CBS4. This is a local issue.
post #6619 of 6828
CBS4 news is in HD. Looks very good. The field cameras are not HD. Weather is also not in HD.
post #6620 of 6828
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Originally Posted by Mike4HDTV View Post

CBS4 news is in HD. Looks very good. The field cameras are not HD. Weather is also not in HD.

Yes, it does look pretty good! As they said during the newscast, weather is next followed by the field!
post #6621 of 6828
CBS4 was doing the Super Bowl pregame show outside Dolphins Stadium in HD today. It looked beautiful. Hopefully they get the local news field reports in HD soon.
post #6622 of 6828
I set up an OTA antenna on my office's roof in Hialeah to pick up and record the HD Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on WPBT (2.1). On the "premiere" airings, I get a relatively decent picture, give or take a little noise and occasional pixelated dropouts. I usually cap one repeat showing in case something goes wrong on the first broadcast date.

I have noticed a **huge** picture quality drop between the first airing and the repeats, with the repeats being darker and way softer than the premieres. In fact, they look like SD upscaled through a cheap DVD player! I wrote to the station's tech staff about this but never received an answer. I suppose they broadcast the premiere directly from their satellite feed, while they record it, compress the bejesus out of it and use this copy for the reruns, assuming no one cares enough to notice the difference.

I know PBS has to be shabby by nature, in order to promote their "struggling, desperately in need of funding" profile during pledge week, but are they really so broke that they can't afford a 1TB hard drive ($69.95 ea. at Best Buy and big enough to store all ten broadcasts of the season uncompressed) to keep the picture quality of their reruns? Heck, I'd be willing to give them a copy of my own ElGato caps of their premiere MET broadcasts!

Since they usually air two reruns of these shows, I'll cut down my yearly donation by two thirds, but I am sure this will not change anything...

Has anyone else noticed this?
post #6623 of 6828
Just posted QAM Channel list for Comcast Doral FL 33178 as received in a LCD TV with Digital Card

Its here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1216983
if anybody is interested
post #6624 of 6828
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Originally Posted by ls1115 View Post

I set up an OTA antenna on my office's roof in Hialeah to pick up and record the HD Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on WPBT (2.1). On the "premiere" airings, I get a relatively decent picture, give or take a little noise and occasional pixelated dropouts. I usually cap one repeat showing in case something goes wrong on the first broadcast date.

I have noticed a **huge** picture quality drop between the first airing and the repeats, with the repeats being darker and way softer than the premieres. In fact, they look like SD upscaled through a cheap DVD player! I wrote to the station's tech staff about this but never received an answer. I suppose they broadcast the premiere directly from their satellite feed, while they record it, compress the bejesus out of it and use this copy for the reruns, assuming no one cares enough to notice the difference.

Received response from WPBT:

I am in receipt of your e-mail regarding HD re-broadcasts. While I
don't agree with your comment about our HD up-converted broadcast
looking like VHS we are on the road to improve this area of our
operation. Although it won't happen right away we are hopeful to add HD
record capability to our server by years end. Currently we have to
record in standard definition and up-convert for broadcast. While yours
is the first complaint I have received about questionable quality issues
we know that that adding HD record capability is necessary. I'm sorry
for your dismay with our broadcast.

Graham Simmons
Sr. VP Engineering/Operations
WPBT2

So I was not imagining things...
post #6625 of 6828
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Originally Posted by ls1115 View Post

While yours
is the first complaint I have received about questionable quality issues
we know that that adding HD record capability is necessary. I'm sorry
for your dismay with our broadcast.

This further supports the theory that 99% of viewers simply don't care about quality.

It's any wonder stations ever upgrade equipment at all!
post #6626 of 6828
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Originally Posted by zorinlynx View Post

This further supports the theory that 99% of viewers simply don't care about quality.

It's any wonder stations ever upgrade equipment at all!

And this is the wind we all are pushing against. While maybe not 99% the vast majority think stretched SD content is adequate. This unfortunate fact will continue to mean less bandwidth per channel and lower pq.
post #6627 of 6828
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Originally Posted by stonecrd View Post

And this is the wind we all are pushing against. While maybe not 99% the vast majority think stretched SD content is adequate. This unfortunate fact will continue to mean less bandwidth per channel and lower pq.

Hopefully, as more people watch Blu-Ray and play Xbox on their TV, their standards with regards to picture quality will become higher. The only way providers will increase the quality of their content is if the public demands it.
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Originally Posted by 97Strat View Post

Hopefully, as more people watch Blu-Ray and play Xbox on their TV, their standards with regards to picture quality will become higher. The only way providers will increase the quality of their content is if the public demands it.

Do you mean the same way they have wanted more quality in audio by demanding more SACD & DVD-A releases? The iPOD/iPHONE MP3 mentality rules unfortunantely.
post #6629 of 6828
But HD channels have 5.1DD
post #6630 of 6828
Anyone seeing WEYS-LD on channel 54?

- Trip
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