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post #61 of 1952
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Originally posted by SteveC
TLaz,
How far from the WYTV tower are you? I talked to the chief engineer at WYTV about the jumpy picture and he basically blew it off as me being too far(40 miles) from the tower. He says he sees no problem. I would like to find someone closer to the tower that is seeing the problem so he can't use distance as an excuse. The engineer's name is Bill Lough and his email is wlough@wytv.com I'm sure he could answer your question about their transmit power.
Steve

I'm a bit further out at 45 miles. Maybe you could have him read this forum, it seems many people have been having the jumping video problem, including me on a rare occasion.
post #62 of 1952
I told him about the forum and sent him a link to it in an email. On the phone, he did not sound very interested in exploring it. If you decide to contact him about the power level, please let us know his response.
post #63 of 1952
As much as I'd *personally* like to see the Y-town digitals in Akron...

There's a reason they're not all that interested in helping us get their station: we're not in their market. WYTV (and the others) gain nothing by having us as a viewer. Now, many folks, like 21's engineer who posts here, are very nice and polite and helpful...but the 40-to-45 miles we're trying to get them at, is not in their actual market...
post #64 of 1952
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Originally posted by SteveC
I told him about the forum and sent him a link to it in an email. On the phone, he did not sound very interested in exploring it. If you decide to contact him about the power level, please let us know his response.

I did get a very nice reply from the station engineer. He stated they were running at the full FCC alloted power from their permanent antenna.

What you get is what you got!
post #65 of 1952
Someone posted on the board in here that direct tv was to switch Wnyw fox 5
to Wyfx Fox 17/62 In Jan 05 has not happen yet somthing happen that they
can t
post #66 of 1952
Has anyone else checked to see if you get CBS's feed (WKBN ch 41)? Is anyone succesfully receiving in in the Hermitage/Sharon, PA area?

I noticed they are now listed on the Antennaweb site and are awaiting a FCC permit.
post #67 of 1952
I'm pretty sure WKBN-DT isn't up yet...
post #68 of 1952
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Originally posted by brzilian
Did anybody else notice some audio sync issues with Lost last night on 33-1? It looked like audio was delayed a second or so. The image seemed kind of jumpy as well.

I just bought a Panasonic PT43LC14 last week and have Dish Network service using an 811 reciever to tune in local OTA channels with an indoor antenna.

This is the first time I see this issue and none of the other OTA channels seem to have this problem (NBC,WB and PBS).

I thought I posted this the other night, but i guess not. Any severe audio problems on channel 33? Dish network 921, Yamaha 5640 amp and all local programming has real muddy audio at least 13 db below normal. Many national shows exhibit the same. All other locals work perfectly. Located in New Castle, talked with Bill Lough one day from work and he said I was the first complaint.
post #69 of 1952
According to TWC's website. they now offer WOIO in HD. Can anyone confirm this?
post #70 of 1952
TWC NEO added WOIO in HD at least over here (Akron/Canton) a while back. There's even an article about it on the WOIO website, though I can't find where they hid it now.

I don't know if TWC NEO offers WOIO in HD over in Newton Falls. It would appear so, looking at the lineup online.
post #71 of 1952
Yeah the lineup says its there, I dont have a TWC HD box, mostly because it never had CBS. I guess that could change now. I'll have to check it out.
Does WOIO-HD signal drop out alot?
post #72 of 1952
I don't have TWC, so I can't tell ya...I have Adelphia. It doesn't appear to have any more problems than any other DT station...
post #73 of 1952
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Originally posted by Inundated
I'm pretty sure WKBN-DT isn't up yet...


Any idea when they will be?
post #74 of 1952
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Originally posted by firemantom26
Any idea when they will be?

No idea.
post #75 of 1952
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Originally posted by Inundated
No idea.

My guess would be not until they are absolutely, positively forced too.

I thought that WKBN was in some sort of limbo as the owners of it are trying to sell the station, and until that happens, nothing as far as a digital/HD station is concerned is out the window.

This also includes WYFX(FOX) out of Ytown/Masury.

We are all SOL until then.

Here we come 2009.
post #76 of 1952
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Originally posted by STEELERSRULE
My guess would be not until they are absolutely, positively forced too.

I thought that WKBN was in some sort of limbo as the owners of it are trying to sell the station, and until that happens, nothing as far as a digital/HD station is concerned is out the window.

This also includes WYFX(FOX) out of Ytown/Masury.

We are all SOL until then.

Here we come 2009.


STEELERSRULE

Thanks for the info.
post #77 of 1952
I believe WKBN is required to have a full-power digital signal by what, July 2006?

Of course, that doesn't mandate HD.

WYFX won't be digital at all for some time. Digital LPTV stations are only now starting to come on in very limited numbers. Right now, the only ones under the new rules are some translators in Norfolk, VA. Most folks think LPTVers will have to "flash cut" on their existing channel...i.e. to convert to digital, WYFX/WFXI will have to turn off the analog transmitters on 17 and 62 and turn on digital transmitters on the same channels.

Since WKBN doesn't seem to be in any hurry to go digital/HD on their main station, I'm sure they're also in no hurry to do that on their FOX LPTV duo.
post #78 of 1952
We had a major failure at the transmitter. We'll be off the air for a while. Sorry.....
post #79 of 1952
TV21CHIEF,

Using my indoor antenna yesterday, I was EASILY receiving both DTV of WFMJ and of WBCB as of 7/2/05.

Now on my local cable co. channels(Adelphia), I was receiving WFMJ, but ZERO on the WBCB as of today(7/3/05).

I haven't checked it yet today, so I don't know if both are still up and running via OTA Digital/HD.
post #80 of 1952
Our studio took a pretty good power hit this morning that blew up our upconverter. I'm supposed to have a loaner here tomorrow, but until then we will be SD 480i onlyboth OTA and cable.
post #81 of 1952
Has anyone see The Tube, broadcasting on WUAB DT 28-2? This channel looks promising. Like the old MTV, nothing but videos. I just noticed it today. It is also on TWC Warren area number 546.
post #82 of 1952
any update on the cbs channel getting up and running, I am in mogadore and would LOVE! to see this channel as my steelers play on this one (nothing against the browns, but I think I would rather watch the steelers play every week)
post #83 of 1952
Hate to tell you this, more often than not, the Browns are on WKBN 27.
post #84 of 1952
that sucks i was told steelers would be on, cant get any OTA of the pittsburgh cbs as its 80.2 miles away and my antenna is only good for 80 miles, this sucks, another season and very little of the steelers
post #85 of 1952
Once in a while the Steelers are on instead of the Browns. At least as long as I remember, the Browns have pretty much always been on WKBN, unless they played at different times (or networks), then the Steelers and Browns games are both on.
post #86 of 1952
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Originally Posted by stuart628 View Post

any update on the cbs channel getting up and running, I am in mogadore and would LOVE! to see this channel as my steelers play on this one (nothing against the browns, but I think I would rather watch the steelers play every week)


I have not heard anything yet on WKBN.
post #87 of 1952
maybe. WKBN will carry WYFX FOX as a subchannel. WFMJ carries WBCB on it's subchannel.
post #88 of 1952
Does anyone know if WYTV-DT is at full signal strength?
post #89 of 1952
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Originally Posted by firemantom26 View Post

Does anyone know if WYTV-DT is at full signal strength?

Yes they are. 50kW.
post #90 of 1952
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Originally Posted by TV21CHIEF View Post

Yes they are. 50kW.

How much more power does your stations have, because I have know problem receiving them?
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