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post #271 of 602
WOW unencrypted locals?

Still wondering - does anyone know for sure if WOW has unecrypted their broadcasts of the local HD stations? At last check, an ATSC / Clear QAM tuner can't pick up those channels straight from basic cable.
post #272 of 602
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Originally Posted by thebarn View Post

Depending on your set - You should be picking up 4-1, 4-2 (WCMH), 10-1 (WBNS), 34-1. 34-2, 34-3 (WOSU), 53-1 (WWHO) and maybe a couple others. I get The Travel Channel DT - not HD. Until Warner and Sinclair learn to play nice, we'll never get WSYX or WTTE in HD. Could be worse - you could be in former Adelphia area, now Warner. Sounds like they're losing SD WSYX and WTTE too!

You may also have to do a "scan" for the channels.

Yeah, I know I have 4-1 through 4-3, 10-1, and 34-1 through 34-3, I also seem to be getting some normal channels in the 100s though, I don't know if I get the travel channel though
post #273 of 602
[quote=thebarn] Until Warner and Sinclair learn to play nice, we'll never get WSYX or WTTE in HD. Could be worse - you could be in former Adelphia area, now Warner. Sounds like they're losing SD WSYX and WTTE too!
QUOTE]
True. My brother in Chillicothe was so notified. They don't get WSYX-HD because of the Sinclair/TW duspute. They are now on the edge of loosing WSYX-SD and both WTTE SD & HD.

It's no wonder the Direct & Dish are hitting bonaza business right now.
post #274 of 602
[quote=jdhughes63][quote=thebarn] Until Warner and Sinclair learn to play nice, we'll never get WSYX or WTTE in HD. Could be worse - you could be in former Adelphia area, now Warner. Sounds like they're losing SD WSYX and WTTE too!
QUOTE]

Why doesn't TW simply pick up WXIX & WCPO in both SD & HD out of Cincinnati. The TW Cincinnati branch already carries them both.
post #275 of 602
From Time`Warner

We are happy to announce that Time Warner Cable's agreement with Sinclair
Broadcast Group for carriage of ABC and FOX affiliates has been extended
to January 12, 2007. We are pleased that customers will be able to enjoy
the holiday bowl games and the BCS championship game featuring the Ohio
State Buckeyes.

Altough still no HD on WSYX
post #276 of 602
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Originally Posted by jdhughes63 View Post

From Time`Warner


Altough still no HD on WSYX

Or WTTE in HD either - at least in Columbus. Which is what the OSU game will be carried on next Monday.
post #277 of 602
So will the buckeyes game be broadcast in hd on fox??
post #278 of 602
Please see www.hdsportsguide.com and also know the BCS bowls have been in HD for the past few years and all bowl games are in HD this year.
post #279 of 602
the hdsportsguide says tonight game is supposed to be in 720,but i am only getting 480i.??????
post #280 of 602
My affiliate is broadcasting in HD. Are you sure you're tuned in to the "HD channel" for your affiliate?
post #281 of 602
columbus -time warner does not have a "fox hd channel" the regular fox sd channel does not ever broadcast in hd??????????
post #282 of 602
Oh, you're watching though cable. You're correct, you're not going to get HDTV through a SDTV channel. You probably should get an antenna (and if necessary an ATSC tuner) so you can tune in your local digital broadcasts you cannot get through TWC.
post #283 of 602
thanks,i have a built in tuner,i am just not sure what i can pick up on a antenna,i am about 25 miles outside of columbus.
post #284 of 602
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Originally Posted by gdh09 View Post

thanks,i have a built in tuner,i am just not sure what i can pick up on a antenna,i am about 25 miles outside of columbus.

Checkout www.antennaweb.org and it will tell you what kind of antenna you need.
post #285 of 602
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Originally Posted by thebarn View Post

WOW unencrypted locals?

Still wondering - does anyone know for sure if WOW has unecrypted their broadcasts of the local HD stations? At last check, an ATSC / Clear QAM tuner can't pick up those channels straight from basic cable.


The WOW locals are in the clear now. I am on the west side also.

You might have to scan more than once to pick up the channel mapping because some TV sets seem to have a problem with it.

When they first unencrypted them back in November, I did a scan and found:

WCMH-HD NBC-4 on 94
WSYX-HD ABC-6 on 103
WBNS-HD CBS-10 on 82
WTTE-HD FOX-28 on 103
WWHO-HD CW-53 on 113

and couldn't get WOSU-HD but I could get all the subchannels including the 2 from WOSU.

Later in December I did another scan and the same QAM tuner found them and they were all remapped:

201 - CBSHD
203 - NBCHD
204 - WWHOHD
205 - WOSUHD
206 - ABCHD
208 - FOXHD
post #286 of 602
For those interested in WHIZ DT-40 in Zanesville, I've been in touch with chief engineer Dan Slentz who tells me that both analog 18 and digital 40 will be back up and running at full power on January 19 after an antenna refit.

WHIZ news article
http://www.whiznews.com/article.php?articleId=16703

Unfortunately, Dan tells me that initially the digital station will only send SD. But, he does hold out the prospect of having other networks on the subchannels. Either a FOX or ABC subchannel would be much appreciated here in Eastern Ohio for those of us who can't reliably receive Columbus or Pittsburgh affiliates.
post #287 of 602
Hello everyone, I just bought my first HDTV and have been pulling in HD programming with a Winegard Antenna that I got for Christmas. I believe the model number is Winegard PR 7010. I have it in my attic pointed towards the major network towers. ABC, CBS and Fox all come in at 95-98%, but NBC is only 89% and it goes in and out quite often. Last night even Fox was having signal issues.

So did I get too big of an antenna? Should I have gotten a smaller multi-directional antenna, even though winegard's web site says that the light green antenna can do the job of a yellow and dark green...

OR does this have something to do with the weather we've been having recently (cloudy, windy, rainy)? It's getting really annoying that I live less than 5 or 6 miles from the towers and I've got this big antenna and it won't pick them up without issues.

I guess I should mention that I live in Clintonville and have a large tree across the street. It's probably right in the way of the signal, but I still get almost perfect signal out of all the major networks but NBC...

sorry for the rambling, I'm just a bit frustrated...

Thanks in advance for any replies!
post #288 of 602
Anyone in Columbus use DirecTV to pick up the locals in HD? D* says that they broadcast in HD but I was over at a friend's house recently and his FOX off DirecTV was SD despite being an HD program.

I'm looking at D* because I'm one of those former Adelphia customers but if DirecTV doesn't broadcast in HD, I might suck it up and stick with cable.

Thanks!
post #289 of 602
I have the HD locals from D*. I watched the NFL games this weekend just fine in HD. Zip code 43004 (Blacklick)

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Originally Posted by bdonelan View Post

Anyone in Columbus use DirecTV to pick up the locals in HD? D* says that they broadcast in HD but I was over at a friend's house recently and his FOX off DirecTV was SD despite being an HD program.

I'm looking at D* because I'm one of those former Adelphia customers but if DirecTV doesn't broadcast in HD, I might suck it up and stick with cable.

Thanks!
post #290 of 602
tyr, go to antennaweb.org to see what antenna you should get. Also, it's strange that 80+% would have a problem. If my signal strength is over 50% I never have a problem.
post #291 of 602
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Originally Posted by ryanjm View Post

tyr, go to antennaweb.org to see what antenna you should get. Also, it's strange that 80+% would have a problem. If my signal strength is over 50% I never have a problem.

Thanks for the reply. I've been to that site. It says a yellow antenna would work. The Winegard antenna I have now is in the light green category and according to Winegard's web site the light green category does the job of yellow, dark green, and light green. So technically it's supposed to work... My only guess would be the large tree accross the street is messing things up. My antenna is pointed right at/through it. I'm wondering if it is a multi-path/signal issue. And maybe something like the square shooter or sharpshooter would work better since they are designed to reject multi-path signals and tune into the best signal...

I'm just really frustrated at this point. Some nights I can watch TV all night with no issues, other nights it's messing up like crazy. Which leads me to believe it's the weather and or wind blowing that tree and scattering my signal... but I just don't know. Maybe I should try the rabbit ears again for a while.

I just hate the thought of having to buy and try another antenna...

EDIT: one other question, should I be re-programming my digital channels everytime I adjust my antenna? I have moved it around several times since programming it.
post #292 of 602
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Originally Posted by tryrrthg View Post

EDIT: one other question, should I be re-programming my digital channels everytime I adjust my antenna? I have moved it around several times since programming it.

You shouldn't have to reprogram it. Your problem is probably multi-path. I have a horrible time getting WTTE and I'm only 7 miles from the tower. I tried 3 antennas. Finally I gave up on the antennas and dumped TW cable. WOW has all the locals and I don't need the antenna. That was less painful than putting up a tower just to get Fox in HD.

You might try the other end of the attic. Moving the antenna a few feet can make the difference. Are you splitting the signal or amplifying it? An amplifier can make things worse.
post #293 of 602
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Originally Posted by rossl View Post

You shouldn't have to reprogram it. Your problem is probably multi-path. I have a horrible time getting WTTE and I'm only 7 miles from the tower. I tried 3 antennas. Finally I gave up on the antennas and dumped TW cable. WOW has all the locals and I don't need the antenna. That was less painful than putting up a tower just to get Fox in HD.

You might try the other end of the attic. Moving the antenna a few feet can make the difference. Are you splitting the signal or amplifying it? An amplifier can make things worse.

It is an amplified antenna, but it is not split at all. It runs from the attic via a 50' RG-6 coax right to the TV. I guess I'll try another spot in the attic...
post #294 of 602
Yeah, sorry tryr, this isn't an area I'm too knowledgable about. I'm near the middle of the city and a small antenna gets all the channels clearly for me. But I'm also getting the WOW cable upgrade because I want a few extra HD channels.
post #295 of 602
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Originally Posted by tryrrthg View Post

It is an amplified antenna, but it is not split at all. It runs from the attic via a 50' RG-6 coax right to the TV. I guess I'll try another spot in the attic...

You could try removing the amplifier. If that's possible. You should have plenty of signal strength without it, based on your location and the numbers you stated earlier. The amp can be overloading the front end of the TV, and it can also be amplifying the signal multipath noise that you don't want.
post #296 of 602
What does the timewarner columbus website about "Sinclair Update ABC and FOX extended to January 19th" mean? Anything to do with finally getting them in HD? yeah right, one can hope. thought it was odd.
post #297 of 602
It may actually mean that you may lose those local channels up after the 19th unless they can reach a new agreement.
post #298 of 602
I cant imagine thats gonna happen.
post #299 of 602
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Originally Posted by hughesne View Post

I cant imagine thats gonna happen.

I've seen it before in Michigan where the broadcaster was demanding carriage of their weather radar. Lots of people had to make alternate arrangements for their SuperBowl parties because of the timing of the contract negotiations. If the broadcaster and cable company cannot reach an agreement before the termination of their old agreement then the channel gets pulled off cable. That's kind of the point of their 30 day notice. I'm not saying it certainly will happen, but it is a possibility.
post #300 of 602
Time Warner Cable has reached a three-year agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group for continued carriage of Sinclair-owned stations in former Adelphia areas.

I wonder how much longer it will take for the HD agreement.
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