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post #6691 of 6828
I live in North Broward and am still not able to pick up this signal with a 30 element UHF Yagi. Just a faint "haystack" on the spectrum analyzer ( RF Ch. 44 ). I was told that they are on "emergency power". Hopefully, they will be at full power soon.
post #6692 of 6828
I'm in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and I don't get that channel either (OTA 9.1).
post #6693 of 6828
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Originally Posted by mpepin View Post

I live in North Broward and am still not able to pick up this signal with a 30 element UHF Yagi. Just a faint "haystack" on the spectrum analyzer ( RF Ch. 44 ). I was told that they are on "emergency power". Hopefully, they will be at full power soon.

I thought that WHDT was a low power station. If that's the case we'll never be able to receive it in Broward. I have the channel listed on my TiVo lineup but have no signal detected in my tuner.
post #6694 of 6828
I think by sometime in September, WHDT is suppose to put out enough power to reach southern / central Palm Beach County from the South Broward / north Dade transmitter facility.
post #6695 of 6828
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Originally Posted by mpepin View Post

I think by sometime in September, WHDT is suppose to put out enough power to reach southern / central Palm Beach County from the South Broward / north Dade transmitter facility.

Thanks! That's great news.
post #6696 of 6828
Does Comcast carry HDNet or HDNet Movies in this area?
post #6697 of 6828
No, Comcast carries neither in this area! It would be nice if they would!
post #6698 of 6828
Tomorrow is the big day when I dump cable TV ($$ savings biggest motivation) and have a rooftop antenna professionally installed. Does anyone live due south of MIA ? How do other people handle the inevitable rooftop antenna/hurricane dilemma ? I am having a telescoping antenna mast installed with the antenna (Channel Master UHF/VHF) so I can at least get the thing down to roof top level. Suggestions, advice welcome.
post #6699 of 6828
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Originally Posted by BDCat View Post

No, Comcast carries neither in this area! It would be nice if they would!

Thx.
post #6700 of 6828
Why doesn't Comcast in Broward carry WHDT? It carries every other local channel and subchannel.




Isn't RetroTV HD an oxymoron? How can old tv programs be aired in HD? They weren't filmed in HD. Just because its HD resolution doesn't make it actual HD.
post #6701 of 6828
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Originally Posted by miamiocean View Post

Tomorrow is the big day when I dump cable TV ($$ savings biggest motivation) and have a rooftop antenna professionally installed. Does anyone live due south of MIA ? How do other people handle the inevitable rooftop antenna/hurricane dilemma ? I am having a telescoping antenna mast installed with the antenna (Channel Master UHF/VHF) so I can at least get the thing down to roof top level. Suggestions, advice welcome.

Why does it need to be professionally installed? Its just an antenna. Its not like its a dish that needs to be aimed at at specific point.

I imagine you could just unmount it if a hurricane is coming. Andrew was the first Hurricane that hit this area in my lifetime(33 years) and most people had cable by then. So somebody who's really old would be better to answer this.
post #6702 of 6828
According to my friend in Boynton Beach, the WHDT version of Retro TV is vastly different from the one we are all used to. Mainly for me, no Adam-12 or Dragnet at 5 and 5:30...
post #6703 of 6828
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Originally Posted by heat84 View Post

Isn't RetroTV HD an oxymoron? How can old tv programs be aired in HD? They weren't filmed in HD. Just because its HD resolution doesn't make it actual HD.

The "old programs" you refer to were not filmed in widescreen but they were filmed using the highest quality equipment available at the time. That high quality will shine through perfectly on an HD channel. You will see these programs in a way you never thought possible.
post #6704 of 6828
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Originally Posted by jstrazz View Post

The "old programs" you refer to were not filmed in widescreen but they were filmed using the highest quality equipment available at the time. That high quality will shine through perfectly on an HD channel. You will see these programs in a way you never thought possible.

True, except for the stretch-o-vision. I can't watch a distorted picture no matter how its high quality shines through.
post #6705 of 6828
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Originally Posted by 97Strat View Post

True, except for the stretch-o-vision. I can't watch a distorted picture no matter how its high quality shines through.

I haven't been able to receive the Retro Channel yet, but I do not believe they are stretching their programs. They may be reformatted to widescreen in such a way that the original picture is not distorted. This process was done with the old Seinfeld episodes shown on channel 39-1. The picture is widescreen but the image looks normal. They crop the top and bottom of the picture to make it wider. If you have not seen it check it out.
post #6706 of 6828
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Originally Posted by jstrazz View Post

I haven't been able to receive the Retro Channel yet, but I do not believe they are stretching their programs.

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Originally Posted by marksteiner View Post

RTN launched its RTV HD service at 10 pm tonight in South Florida. Local Miami station WHDT MIAMI (9.1) is carrying the feed, which tonight is primarily a test assortment of RTV fare.

[...]

The video images appear without side bars to avoid screen "burn-out" through use of a mathematically-correct non-linear expansion algorithm that duplicates the human vision off-axis correction system. Of course some material from 16mm film stock cannot be fully restored without creating "animation" artifacts so these shows appear closer to the degraded originals.

Mr. Marksteiner is the owner of WHDT.

Also from http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=4867538 :

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The RTV HD is very hard to wtch the picture on old 4:3 programmes as ben strecthed out to fit a 16:9 screen.

- Trip
post #6707 of 6828
This WPLG FCC "application to cover" made me pull the OTA stuff out of the garage. (DTT-901, Winegard SS-3000.)

The extra power definitely helps a lot here in central Palm Beach County. I was hoping that a power increase would make indoor reception of Miami's VHF stations as easy getting the Miami UHF's but it still took quite a bit of tinkering to find a good spot. Those of you who are closer to the Dade / Broward line will get more out of it. By comparison WSVN barely registers a blip with the same setup.
post #6708 of 6828
Anyone having issues with WSFL-DT (39.1) lately?
I'm about 23 miles from the transmitters, but it seems the signal quality is poor.
Tried watching the Dolphins/Pats game last Monday, and the stream kept breaking up every few seconds. Totally unwatchable..

By contrast, WFOR-DT (4.1), whose transmitter is at the same location (Distance/Compass direction according to antennaweb.org), I have perfect reception.
post #6709 of 6828
Good morning guys,

I have a comcast tech coming saturday to do a cablecard install. I have been trying to find out if miami is using SDV or not but cant find anything conclusive. Does anyone know if Miami is in fact using SDV?

Thanks!
post #6710 of 6828
acesk8er:

Any chance you can catch me new TSReader data on WTVJ, WSCV, and WSFL? If you're able to pick up any of the low-power stations, I'm missing most of those as well.

WSFL added This TV, and I'm hearing that WTVJ and WSCV may be dedicating some bandwidth to Mobile DTV.

Thanks.

- Trip
post #6711 of 6828
Any using U-Verse in the 33173 area or close? I just ordered and they state they can now feed 4 HDTV's at the same time. I will check with the installer when they come out.

Also, how do you like U-Verse?
I have had D* for 15 yrs now but my isp is crap.
post #6712 of 6828
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Originally Posted by Angel L. View Post

Any using U-Verse in the 33173 area or close? I just ordered and they state they can now feed 4 HDTV's at the same time. I will check with the installer when they come out.

Also, how do you like U-Verse?
I have had D* for 15 yrs now but my isp is crap.

I have Directv for TV and U-Verse 24 Mbps for isp. I would stick to Directv and get U-Verse for the internet only.
post #6713 of 6828
Hey Trip, I captured the stream data from the easy-to-get stations. The Decontis viewer decodes the M/H stream from WSCV. It's a down-conversion of the main HD program, see enclosed screen cap. I can't get the Miami LPTV's.

 

TSReader Captures 10-8-10.zip 69.99609375k . file
post #6714 of 6828
Cool, thanks. Wonder why you couldn't catch WTVJ...

- Trip
post #6715 of 6828
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Originally Posted by trini0 View Post

Anyone having issues with WSFL-DT (39.1) lately?
I'm about 23 miles from the transmitters, but it seems the signal quality is poor.
Tried watching the Dolphins/Pats game last Monday, and the stream kept breaking up every few seconds. Totally unwatchable..

By contrast, WFOR-DT (4.1), whose transmitter is at the same location (Distance/Compass direction according to antennaweb.org), I have perfect reception.

I have the same problem with both channels from time to time and, to a greater degree, with WTVJ 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3. It's caused by multi-path interference. The same interference that caused ghosting in the old analog system causes a breakup of the signal in the new digital system. If it's really bad, you may need to switch to a good outdoor antenna that picks up UHF signals.
post #6716 of 6828
Has anyone heard any news about when WHDT 9.1 is going to operate at full power. I still cannot get this channel and it is not carried by Comcast in Broward County.
post #6717 of 6828
post #6718 of 6828
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Originally Posted by jstrazz View Post

Has anyone heard any news about when WHDT 9.1 is going to operate at full power. I still cannot get this channel and it is not carried by Comcast in Broward County.

This station's OTA signal is for all practical purposes its STL to Comcast's Palm Beach cable headend. You're not missing anything as most of the programming is infomercials. No more "WHDT Sports World Exclusive" horse jumping re-runs... ;-)
post #6719 of 6828
For anybody in Weston who has Advanced Cable, have they added any new HD channels lately?
post #6720 of 6828
I'm moving from Memphis, TN to Coral Springs in 2 weeks. Is this the correct thread I should follow or the West Palm Beach one? Coming in to say hi.

Ok next question, we will be in zip code 33065. I use Comcast internet currently and they said they don't service the range of the house we are going to rent. Are my other options only Advanced Cable or ATT? If so how are the speeds? I will be working from home temporarily so I need to have a reliable internet connection.

I use OTA and record as much as possible from that instead of the D* feeds. Doing a antennaweb search looks like we are mostly around 20 - 23 30 miles from the different towers. Good times for me!
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