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post #6601 of 6660
13.3 MeTV went live at Noon on the 23rd.
post #6602 of 6660
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Originally Posted by soundguy315 View Post

13.3 MeTV went live at Noon on the 23rd.
I guess I looked too early yesterday. PQ looks decent...
post #6603 of 6660
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

I guess I looked too early yesterday. PQ looks decent...
I agree, it looks okay to me. It scanned in fine on my two Panasonic plasmas and my Westinghouse LED but for some reason I had to scan four times to get it to show on my Vizio LED. I'm just happy to have another OTA choice.
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Has anyone in this area tried the Mohu Leaf antennas? They get pretty stellar reviews, I'm very tempted to give one a try.
http://www.gomohu.com/
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Originally Posted by Buckeye911 View Post

Has anyone in this area tried the Mohu Leaf antennas? They get pretty stellar reviews, I'm very tempted to give one a try.
http://www.gomohu.com/
That is mighty expensive for a UHF antenna. It looks cool, but that's not needed.
Don't get caught up in the "HDTV" antenna marketing ploy.
HDTV is all UHF.
All you need is a simple UHF antenna.
$30.00 or under should get u what u need.
Check Solid Signals selection.
http://www.solidsignal.com/cview.asp?mc=03&d=over-the-air-tv-antennas-supplies&m=&c=TV%20Antennas&page=1
post #6606 of 6660
If you want an inexpensive double bowtie, then the Eagle Aspen DB2 is usually on sale on Amazon around $12. It is a good basic UHF antenna. The Mohu also performs well, but the novelty there is that it is paper thin so it is easy to hide. And they also make an amplified version.
post #6607 of 6660
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Originally Posted by obxdiver View Post

That is mighty expensive for a UHF antenna. It looks cool, but that's not needed.
Don't get caught up in the "HDTV" antenna marketing ploy.
HDTV is all UHF.
All you need is a simple UHF antenna.
$30.00 or under should get u what u need.
Check Solid Signals selection.
http://www.solidsignal.com/cview.asp?mc=03&d=over-the-air-tv-antennas-supplies&m=&c=TV%20Antennas&page=1
I'm not caught up in the hype and have tried all manor of antennas including the $9 set of rabbit ears I bought 25 years ago, that one actually does a pretty decent job on the TV in my garage. I get pretty good results with most antennas but I have a lot of trouble maintaining solid reception with the VHF channels (13-WVEC and 4-WSKY) even with amplified units. I went ahead today and picked up the Mohu Leaf Ultimate at Sam's Club for $55. I'd never seen this antenna sell for less than $69 before so I jumped on it. I set it up tonight and it's easily the best indoor antenna I have ever owned. All my locals come in rock solid with no dropouts or interference. I can finally get reliable reception on WVEC and WSKY without having to adjust and move the antenna. I just pinned this thing on the wall and that's it, it even picks up all those religious channels (21.1 - 21.5) that I could never get before. I'm going to pick up a couple more of these. If anyone wants one you can pick it up at Sam's.
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/mohu-amplified-antenna/prod8290705.ip?navAction=
post #6608 of 6660
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Originally Posted by obxdiver View Post

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HDTV is all UHF.
All you need is a simple UHF antenna.

Nope.

TV Broadcasting still uses VHF. In the US, abut 75% of full-power broadcasters are UHF, the rest are VHF with about 3 dozen on low VHF, channels 2-6.

You have to look at the channels in use in any particular area in order to determine what type of antenna is required. In Norfolk, for example, your ABC affiliate operates on VHF channel 13. Additionally, there are four other stations in the immediate area licensed to operate on VHF channels. You have to do your homework before recommending antennas.

The Leaf is a UHF design, but, in areas with strong enough signals, will work for VHF to some degree as it's too small electrically to be efficient on those longer wavelengths. YMMV.
post #6609 of 6660
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Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89 View Post

Nope.

TV Broadcasting still uses VHF. In the US, abut 75% of full-power broadcasters are UHF, the rest are VHF with about 3 dozen on low VHF, channels 2-6.

You have to look at the channels in use in any particular area in order to determine what type of antenna is required. In Norfolk, for example, your ABC affiliate operates on VHF channel 13. Additionally, there are four other stations in the immediate area licensed to operate on VHF channels. You have to do your homework before recommending antennas.

The Leaf is a UHF design, but, in areas with strong enough signals, will work for VHF to some degree as it's too small electrically to be efficient on those longer wavelengths. YMMV.
You are completely correct, VHF lives on. According to the manufacturer, the Leaf antennas do work for VHF frequencies in addition to UHF though at shorter distances than UHF. In my location, it works perfectly for both. I am very happy with my Leaf Ultimate.
post #6610 of 6660
Does anyone know if there's a problem with some towers tonight? Around midnight I got "no signal" messages on all three of my TVs for WTKR (3), WTVZ (33), and WPXV (49). Each TV is connected to a different indoor antenna. Fortunately, I have plenty of shows to watch on my DVR.
post #6611 of 6660
Sounds like it could be a tower site issue, all 3 of those are on the same tower and site.
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Originally Posted by soundguy315 View Post

Sounds like it could be a tower site issue, all 3 of those are on the same tower and site.
They were working when I woke up in the morning so I guess they figured it out.
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Originally Posted by hjriver View Post

Local TV stations WTKR, WGNT reportedly for sale

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/03/local-tv-stations-wtkr-wgnt-reportedly-sale
The Paper finally got around to reporting this? The news is six days old...
post #6615 of 6660
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

The Paper finally got around to reporting this? The news is six days old...
I noticed this today too, I had the same thought.
post #6616 of 6660
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Originally Posted by obxdiver View Post

That is mighty expensive for a UHF antenna. It looks cool, but that's not needed.
Don't get caught up in the "HDTV" antenna marketing ploy.
HDTV is all UHF.
All you need is a simple UHF antenna.
$30.00 or under should get u what u need.
Check Solid Signals selection.
http://www.solidsignal.com/cview.asp?mc=03&d=over-the-air-tv-antennas-supplies&m=&c=TV%20Antennas&page=1

Not all HDTV is UHF, Norfolk market has 3 full power VHF stations, and one mid-LPTV station.
Not meaning to restart an old discussion, but my app reader just reset to older posts.
post #6617 of 6660
Does anyone know why the local news on Channel 13 is being broadcast in SD? The commercials seem to be in HD.
post #6618 of 6660
Their studio cameras are still SD. They haven't forked out the money for new HD ones...
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I would have thought that BELO would have provided capital funds before now. mad.gif
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Originally Posted by hjriver View Post

I would have thought that BELO would have provided capital funds before now. mad.gif
BELO is slow to upgrade in Charlotte, NC as well. Their NBC affiliate WCNC is the only SD local news broadcast in the market, and does not look good compared to the other stations. They built a modern style set last summer, but didn't upgrade to HD. Go figure. Even the FOX channel WCCB, which is soon to become CW, looks much better.
post #6621 of 6660
You should see the "new" set WVEC unveiled... Not good.
post #6622 of 6660
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

You should see the "new" set WVEC unveiled... Not good.
The new set WCNC built last year was not so good also. Nice modern design, but overall looks bad behind the anchor desk and way too much blue in the backdrop.
post #6623 of 6660
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

The new set WCNC built last year was not so good also. Nice modern design, but overall looks bad behind the anchor desk and way too much blue in the backdrop.

Perhaps if they had some better looking anchors would help. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by hjriver View Post

Perhaps if they had some better looking anchors would help. biggrin.gif

And better fitting and looking clothes.
post #6625 of 6660
While I am at it, what is up with the overuse of graphics on channel 3's news?
post #6626 of 6660
No love for Lucy?
post #6627 of 6660
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Originally Posted by hjriver View Post

Perhaps if they had some better looking anchors would help. biggrin.gif
Was talking about the set, not the anchors. But the other stations do tend to have the more appealing anchors as well for the most part. Maureen O'Boyle is very good on WBTV.
post #6628 of 6660
Sinclair Broadcast Group's "MyTVZ" WTVZ (33/MNT) Norfolk is FINALLY showing syndicated programming in HD... #hrva #VARTV
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

Sinclair Broadcast Group's "MyTVZ" WTVZ (33/MNT) Norfolk is FINALLY showing syndicated programming in HD... #hrva #VARTV
Finally catching up with modern times. smile.gif Now I wonder if WVEC will ever broadcast their news in HD.
post #6630 of 6660
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Originally Posted by Buckeye911 View Post

Now I wonder if WVEC will ever broadcast their news in HD.
Maybe the new owners will some spare in-studio HD cameras hanging around???
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