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post #11161 of 11755
Not sure for how long, but looks like WPXD is live again on RF50 (finally!). No PSIP information though.
post #11162 of 11755
Anybody else getting spotty reception from 56-1 and 56-2 (Detroit public TV OTA) the past few weeks? TiVo tells me my signal strength is 85%+ but there is a lot of pixelation and missing audio spots. I'm in Ann Arbor with a roof mounted Winegard.

Haven't adjusted anything lately, just seems like a lot of the kids shows we record off those channels are pretty bad.
post #11163 of 11755
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Originally Posted by dsscpu View Post

Not sure for how long, but looks like WPXD is live again on RF50 (finally!). No PSIP information though.

Yes, as you found, I checked UHF 50 about 1am and all three subchannels showed up (no PSIP), so I think that must be a good sign. Just checked again and they are gone now; testing, testing, 1,2,3...
post #11164 of 11755
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Originally Posted by rmplum View Post

Anybody else getting spotty reception from 56-1 and 56-2 (Detroit public TV OTA) the past few weeks? TiVo tells me my signal strength is 85%+ but there is a lot of pixelation and missing audio spots. I'm in Ann Arbor with a roof mounted Winegard. ...

Farmington Hills, fringe Winegard antenna. This is the third year in a row that 56.x signal has gone bad irregularly about this time of the year. In the past it has stayed that way until sometime in the Fall.

Also 4.x has quality issues and variable strength like 85 to 25 to 85 in 30 seconds. This has been going on and off for at least two years.

I do aim my antenna at the transmitters for best, not good, results. Interestingly CBC Windsor is near 90 degrees to the side and has excellent picture quality.
post #11165 of 11755
It gets this warm and the F layer over the lakes bounces everything into Detroit. Try listening to my show from Monroe, tomorrow morning. Or anytime this summer. You'll get Cleveland, instead.
post #11166 of 11755
I'm a little stumped here. Usually I would say trop was bringing in another station on channel 43 (the actual RF channel on which WTVS transmits), but the closest stations on 43 are in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Buffalo, and I've never even seen any of them here, let alone had them wipe out WTVS.

Odd thing happened about a week ago. Trop was in, with even low-power digitals being seen, but all of the stations from that tower (WMYD, WTVS, WWJ) briefly disappeared.
post #11167 of 11755
Tropo can degrade a signal. It can also cause over-amplification.
post #11168 of 11755
Comcast Update

Comcast is informing subscribers in Northville/Canton/Plymouth, via letter, that at some point after July 24th their system will be all digital, and 'without the right digital device you may lose your current channels'. A 'digital device' is described as 'digital set-top-box, digital adapter, or CableCARD device (like a TiVo)'.

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QAM tuner TV's will continue to receive Limited Basic channels 2-4, 6-7, 10-15, 18-19, 24, 95 & 96 without a digital device.
post #11169 of 11755
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Comcast is informing subscribers in Northville/Canton/Plymouth, via letter, that at some point after July 24th their system will be all digital

Got the same letter today in Westland.
post #11170 of 11755
Just got this from WOW:

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Effective June 27, 2012 Disney Jr. (Signature Cable channel 349), Hallmark Movie Channel SD (Basic Cable channel 71), Hallmark Movie Channel HD (Basic Cable channel 288), E! HD (Basic Cable channel 287), HBO Comedy HD* (Digital Premium channel 416), HBO Family HD* (Digital Premium channel 415), Encore Action HD* (Signature Cable channel 289), Encore Drama HD* (Signature Cable channel 290) will all be added to the WOW! channel lineup.

Customers with built-in digital QAM tuners in their TV's will need to rescan their televisions to access Hallmark Movie Channel SD. HD service is required to receive HD channels. *Digital TV or Ultra TV and additional monthly subscription required.
post #11171 of 11755
I see that TiVo and Comcast have initiated the TiVo xfinity On Demand service in the SF Bay area. TiVo is indicating this will be migrated to other areas over time. Does Comcast have an actual migration plan, or is this going to be one of those cases where the "test market" winds up being the only market that gets it?

I'm contemplating the idea of replacing my current Comcast HD box with a TiVo Premiere, but since I occasionally use On Demand with that receiver, I am hesitant to pull the trigger if it will never get here.
post #11172 of 11755
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Originally Posted by tbb1226 View Post

I see that TiVo and Comcast have initiated the TiVo xfinity On Demand service in the SF Bay area. TiVo is indicating this will be migrated to other areas over time. Does Comcast have an actual migration plan, or is this going to be one of those cases where the "test market" winds up being the only market that gets it?

Unlike the original TiVo software download plan (using existing Comcast HD DVR's), On Demand for TiVo Premier should be available in all markets. The only question is when.

On the TiVo Community forum, it's been speculated anywhere between months and the end of the year.
post #11173 of 11755
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Fox Television Stations (FTS) and AccuWeather are partnering in 11 Fox markets starting this summer, with AccuWeather's content running on air and online at the Fox-owned stations in Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, Detroit, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Orlando, Memphis, Austin and Gainesville (Fla.).

Fox said its stations "will offer their local viewers a 24/7 live streaming video weather channel provided by AccuWeather," while jointly produced and branded content will extend across "virtually all of the stations' media platforms," including mobile.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...hp?rssid=20099

Does this announcement mean that WJBK will soon have the AccuWeather Channel as a digital sub or is this for online only? If so I am thrilled...
post #11174 of 11755
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Originally Posted by dsscpu View Post

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...hp?rssid=20099

Does this announcement mean that WJBK will soon have the AccuWeather Channel as a digital sub? If so I am thrilled...

Get prepared to be thrilled. This will definitely apply to WJBK-DT, and it will also be available on line and on appropriate mobile devices.

The best news is that due to how the FOX HD distribution system works (aka Splicer), we should notice no difference in FOX HD image quality.
post #11175 of 11755
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Comcast Update

Comcast is informing subscribers in Northville/Canton/Plymouth, via letter, that at some point after July 24th their system will be all digital, and 'without the right digital device you may lose your current channels'. A 'digital device' is described as 'digital set-top-box, digital adapter, or CableCARD device (like a TiVo)'.

I'm informed this also applies to the Belleville, Van Buren, Romulus, Wayne, Westland, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights areas.
post #11176 of 11755
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Get prepared to be thrilled. This will definitely apply to WJBK-DT, and it will also be available on line and on appropriate mobile devices.

The best news is that due to how the FOX HD distribution system works (aka Splicer), we should notice no difference in FOX HD image quality.

With that being the case, I guess our conversation re: MundoFox being a sub on WJBK is likely now moot.

The article says "starting this summer." Not sure when exactly but I would guess its fair to say by Labor Day this will be live then.
post #11177 of 11755
From CED Magazine.com

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Comcast’s cloud-based VoIP service for businesses, Comcast Business VoiceEdge, is now available across Michigan.

By Mike Robuck

The service made its debut in March, and Comcast expects to have it rolled out across its entire footprint by year’s end. Comcast previously said Comcast Business VoiceEdge was deployed across most of the cable operator’s Northeastern Division, which includes 14 states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as Chicago.

VoiceEdge includes unlimited nationwide calling, Polycom phones at no additional charge, HD audio, and advanced unified communications and mobility features. The service has a downloadable client that enables click-to-dial and service management from within Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

It also integrates employees’ work lines with their mobile device, home office or other locations to have calls follow them or push/pull them between devices, without having to disconnect and then reconnect the call.

On the cost savings side of the ledger, Comcast said VoiceEdge eliminated the need for onsite PBX equipment and key systems.

The service, which was developed as the result of Comcast’s purchase of New Global Telecom two years ago, is yet another effort by Comcast to lure business customers away from large phone companies such as AT&T and Verizon.

"What sets Comcast apart from other players in this space is that we're the only provider to combine a cloud-based voice service with vast network reach, a well-known brand, and a strong focus on providing great products with high quality and consistency," said Bill Stemper, president of Comcast Business Services. "Businesses, especially those with a distributed workforce, need a reliable and consistent voice solution that allows their 'on-the-go' employees to stay connected anytime and anywhere. Together with our Ethernet and alongside our PRI services, we are now delivering an array of solutions for all types of mid-size organizations."
post #11178 of 11755
R.I.P. Comcast channel 717 "The Mountain".......
post #11179 of 11755
WXYZ's Gran Prix pre-race is a mixed bag of PQ. Most looks upconverted and some looks skyped. Not good to my eyes. Viewing via BHN.
post #11180 of 11755
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

R.I.P. Comcast channel 717 "The Mountain".......

This UNLV alumni will miss it. Go Rebels!
post #11181 of 11755
Thread Starter 
Kudos to WXYZ for sticking with the Detroit Grand Prix after the restart by switching to the ESPN News feed at 7 PM. I wouldn't have been able to watch ESPN News directly, for I was committed to a recording on another channel.
post #11182 of 11755
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

R.I.P. Comcast channel 717 "The Mountain".......

It not just gone on Comcast, it's gone period.

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The Mtn. ceased broadcasting effective June 1. The network was created to deliver unprecedented exposure to the Mountain West Conference, consisting of live games, news, studio shows and original programming to the fans of a conference that had previously been underserved. It did just that. The Mtn. delivered more than 38,000 hours of programming dedicated to the Mountain West since launch on Sept. 1, 2006, providing in-depth coverage of sports and student-athletes for Mountain West fans like never before.

Please visit the Conference website at www.themwc.com for information regarding future broadcast rights for any of their schools/sports.
post #11183 of 11755
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Originally Posted by rreini View Post

Kudos to WXYZ for sticking with the Detroit Grand Prix after the restart by switching to the ESPN News feed at 7 PM. I wouldn't have been able to watch ESPN News directly, for I was committed to a recording on another channel.
I do wish they'd stayed on ESPNEWS after the checkered flag. Some of the racers had good things to say about Detroit. I also wish they'd have switched sooner. ESPNEWS continued race coverage when ABC bailed after the red flag.
post #11184 of 11755
Anyone have an update on WPXD on RF 50?
post #11185 of 11755
Mtn leaves, and the Pac-12 network will apprear sometime in August................
post #11186 of 11755
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Arsenio Hall will make his return to late-night television in fall 2013, CBS Television Distribution confirmed on Monday (June 18).
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The show also is sold in all top ten markets and in 17 of the top 20 markets on stations owned by CBS in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa and Pittsburgh.
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/486079-Arsenio_Hall_Returning_to_Late_Night.php?rssid=20068

So is this going to air on WWJ after Craig Ferguson or will this be on WKBD?
post #11187 of 11755
UPDATE

Arsenio be on WKBD in late fringe. When I get more specific dates and times, I'll letcha know.
post #11188 of 11755
I wonder if CBS will allow stations to air Arsenio against Letterman, or if that will be forbidden in the contract. Ironically, back when Letterman moved to CBS, it forced stations to drop the old Arsenio show in many markets, and ultimately he was cancelled. Glad to see him coming back.
post #11189 of 11755
According to Deadline, the show will be airing 11pm/10pm CT (at least on Tribune owned WPIX, KTLA and WGN), so assuming that is the case across the board, it won't air head-to-head with Letterman at least for the first 30 minutes. I am not sure if the show is a 30 minute or 60 minute show. If its 30 minutes, it could be slotted in at 11pm since WWJ doesn't air any news. Otherwise, it looks like it will be on WKBD, which means The Simpsons and Family Guy get bumped somewhere else in the lineup.
post #11190 of 11755
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Detroit's WXYZ-TV to add Bounce TV to digital subchannel

Bounce TV announced today that E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit will add the network targeted toward African Americans to a digital subchannel.

The addition of WXYZ-TV drives Bounce TV past 75% penetration of African American television homes and to nearly 55% of the total U.S.
http://www.michiguide.com/archives2012/2012/07/newsmakers-and-links-july-12-2.html
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