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post #10921 of 11764
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

cbc-hd still on target for comcast?

My latest bill included the channel lineup effective 3/1. It was not listed on there.
post #10922 of 11764
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

cbc-hd still on target for comcast?

Official word is still March 7th, on channel 999. Stay tuned for more....
post #10923 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Official word is still March 7th, on channel 999. Stay tuned for more....

Howzabout TVO in HD, more correctly CICODT. It's available in SD on the Royal Oak South system and has been for years. Is this not the case on other Comcast systems?
post #10924 of 11764
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Originally Posted by HiDefLife View Post

Howzabout TVO in HD, more correctly CICODT. It's available in SD on the Royal Oak South system and has been for years. Is this not the case on other Comcast systems?

No, it's not the case. We were discussing this recently on the forum. No one knew TVO was still on any Comcast system. It was widespread on a number of local systems prior to Comcast acquiring them, but that was years ago. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Since it is on Royal Oak South, which encompasses Royal Oak, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Clawson, Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Oakland Township, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, Pleasant Ridge, you may get it in HD. On the other hand, since no other systems have it that I'm aware of, you may be stuck with SD.

I get TVO HD via antenna; they have quite a bit of HD, and always interesting programming.

I'll ask my sources.
post #10925 of 11764
FWIW, NBC Sports is in clear QAM, this morning, on BHN 120-227. It looks a lot better than it did the other night, but then, they're showing fishing, right now. Not exactly a bandwidth challenge.
post #10926 of 11764
Comcast 3D Update:

Comcast will temporarily add channel 331 for UFC 3D PPV event.
post #10927 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Comcast 3D Update:

Comcast will temporarily add channel 331 for UFC 3D PPV event.

I wish they'd add 3net. Xfinity 3D is so lame.
post #10928 of 11764
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Is it me or has the PQ on Versus gotten worse since it became NBC Sports? Via BHN last night's game was reminiscent of the sports on NBC up until last year. Ugh.

FWIW NBC Sports looks very soft to me on my provider as well (I'm not in the Detroit area) but to me it looks bad on both Comcast and DirecTV.
post #10929 of 11764
They are now on RF50 on WKBD's transmitter in the metro Detroit area. As of this post, RF31 is still transmitting from their Chelsea site, as well.
post #10930 of 11764
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Originally Posted by otafreak View Post

They are now on RF50 on WKBD's transmitter in the metro Detroit area. As of this post, RF31 is still transmitting from their Chelsea site, as well.

They're coming in for me much better than they ever did out of Chelsea. That's only natural, since my antenna doesn't rotate and it's oriented to the northeast. Initial impressions are favorable.
post #10931 of 11764
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Originally Posted by otafreak View Post

They are now on RF50 on WKBD's transmitter in the metro Detroit area. As of this post, RF31 is still transmitting from their Chelsea site, as well.

Thanks for the update, I can confirm.

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Originally Posted by rreini View Post

They're coming in for me much better than they ever did out of Chelsea.

Same here, using an indoor antenna.
post #10932 of 11764
Detroit Mobile Digital TV Update

WDIV has encoded their M-DTV channel, which can not be received by existing M-DTV tuners. This is due to the station owner, Post-Newsweek, belonging to the Mobile Content Venture. http://www.themcv.com/

Other local MCV members include ION (owner of WPXD), FOX (owner of WJBK), and Scripps Networks (owner of WZYZ).

In other words, 4 of the 5 local stations that have announced they will be offering M-DTV will be encrypting their mobile channels.

Further, if you are in the market for a M-DTV tuner, don't buy one now as none of them will work with encrypted stations.
post #10933 of 11764
Is it just me, or does it seem a bit ironic that an organization called the "Open Mobile Video Coalition" is encrypting its broadcast signals?

Is this because they want to set up some sort of pay per view system, or ...?
post #10934 of 11764
"Open" seems to be a misnomer, here. And the whole conditional access thing smells fishy. What's up with that? To keep companies from making receivers without paying broadcasters to carry their signals? And the scenarios scream "pay service." I can envision WJBK adding Fox Sports and FNC, or an ABC O&O adding ESPN ...but only to those who pay extra.

Hope I'm wrong.

Actually, I hope the viewing public continues their long-standing habit of watching almost zero live television while on the road.
post #10935 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

In other words, many of the local stations that have announced they will be offering M-DTV will be encrypting their mobile channels. Further, if you are in the market for a M-DTV tuner, don't buy one now as none of them will work with encrypted stations.

So they're taking a service that nobody wanted to begin with, and making it less attractive. Smart.
post #10936 of 11764
Er, it has nothing to do with belonging to the OMVC and everything to do with belonging to the MCV (Mobile Content Venture). WTVS is not part of the MCV.

- Trip
post #10937 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Er, it has nothing to do with belonging to the OMVC and everything to do with belonging to the MCV (Mobile Content Venture).

- Trip

Are you sure?
post #10938 of 11764
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

"Open" seems to be a misnomer, here. And the whole conditional access thing smells fishy. What's up with that? To keep companies from making receivers without paying broadcasters to carry their signals? And the scenarios scream "pay service." I can envision WJBK adding Fox Sports and FNC, or an ABC O&O adding ESPN ...but only to those who pay extra.

Hope I'm wrong.

What I've heard is that 'pay for play' isn't part of the plan at this point, but I don't know about channels other than what are already OTA.

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Actually, I hope the viewing public continues their long-standing habit of watching almost zero live television while on the road.

Well, I'd say the reason mobile TV wasn't watched, was because it didn't work very well. As a matter of fact it was plain lousy. But as you know, M-DTV is completely different in this respect.
post #10939 of 11764
Yes. The Dyle TV service pushed by MCV will be encrypted through agreements between stations and MCV. The OMVC has nothing to do with that.

- Trip
post #10940 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Yes. The Dyle TV service pushed by MCV will be encrypted through agreements between stations and MCV. The OMVC has nothing to do with that.

- Trip

Right, but what about non-Dyle M-DTV stations?
post #10941 of 11764
So far, none are encrypted.

- Trip
post #10942 of 11764
When I'm wrong, I'm wrong!
Guess I had no reason to be skeptical after all.

I am pleased to hear that WPXD has relocated its transmitter to the Southfield area.

Are they simply testing right now (I suspect they are if Chelsea is still on the air), or have the signed on for good at full power?

The reason I ask is because the signal is just a tad more volatile here on the east side than WKBD's signal using rabbit ears (this is the only TV in the house connected to an off-air antenna). I was expecting WPXD's reception to be better based on the fact Macomb County is within the strong side of their directional pattern.

I wonder if the antenna is side-mounted on the side of the tower that faces west; this could explain why the signal over here isn't quite as robust as I had hoped.
post #10943 of 11764
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Originally Posted by MWmetalhead View Post


I am pleased to hear that WPXD has relocated its transmitter to the Southfield area.

Are they simply testing right now (I suspect they are if Chelsea is still on the air), or have the signed on for good at full power?

Most likely there will be some tweaking done before we know exactly what to expect for their radiating pattern. This has been the case for all the other local stations when they first went on the air.
post #10944 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Yes. The Dyle TV service pushed by MCV will be encrypted through agreements between stations and MCV. The OMVC has nothing to do with that.

- Trip

Ok, thanks for clearing that up. I'll go back and edit my comments.
post #10945 of 11764
WPXD on UHF 50 is off the air tonight, probably tweaking.
post #10946 of 11764
Charter Update:

There are no plans at this time to carry the HD version of CBET.
post #10947 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

WPXD on UHF 50 is off the air tonight, probably tweaking.

Still off? Because I'm not getting it and figured I'd check before fooling with my end.
post #10948 of 11764
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Still off? Because I'm not getting it and figured I'd check before fooling with my end.

It's still off. It was rock solid for me the few days it was on, but NO signal strength now.
post #10949 of 11764
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Originally Posted by axemanozh View Post


The FCC passed legislation about a year ago that mandates a self-installation option for CableCARDs. It went into effect in August, I believe. Let us know how it goes; I'm curious myself since I'll be moving in 2012 and would like to avoid techs when getting my TiVos set back up.

Picked up a CableCARD from the Warren service center yesterday and activated it today. Comcast didn't publicize the number anywhere that I saw (in the literature they provided, at the service center, or on their website), but I found an activation hotline (877-405-2298 ) on the Ceton website and had no issues with the tech/rep on the other end. Pretty smooth experience for anyone who might be considering it.
post #10950 of 11764
Live on the CBC, Hockey Night In Canada
Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers
10pm ET

Nice.
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