My OTA tuner has been picking this static image up for at least a week. It's broadcast on 59.99 and WMC maps it to 99.99.
Any ideas what's going on here?
(Can someone clue me in as to how to make the image visible in the post, please?)
Going - Going - Gone on Nov. 12/t4/13
In an email response to my enquiry Comcast stated -
"Our records indicated that the Limited Basic Encryption is scheduled to occur on November 14, 2013 in the city and township of Northville, MI. "
They go on to say:
" letters were mailed to all affected customers on October 12, 2013. This letter was mailed separate from your monthly bill statement and delivered via First Class mail"
I, for one, never got this notification letter.
I've looked through these forums a few times over the years and have learned from them. Now I have task that I can use some help with. My mom is cutting her cable (keeping internet and learning facebook @ 72yrs old – peer pressure! All her friends are on it!). She can get some stations with “rabbit ears” antenna, but doesn't like the “look” of them or anything “hanging”, etc. To clean things up, make it simple, and as a Christmas gift, I'm going to put an antenna in the attic and split it to her four TVs. And that's where I need some help.
I'd like her to get all the “local” channels, but also pick up channel 28.1 (WCMZ Flint PBS) and if possible, some or all the Toledo stations. Her house is a single story ranch, small attic, asphalt shingled roof. She will not allow an outside antenna or anything electrical – no amps I guess. The cable run looks to be about 15' from antenna to splitter, and 35' from splitter to the furthest TV. 50' total to the furthest TV. I am being generous on length of the cable runs.
For me the easy part will be the work – installing it all. I do have some knowledge – I can follow along with some guidance. Where I can really use some help is with the equipment/parts needed. Which antenna, splitter, and what type of cable/wire should I look for. Should I use one or two antennas? R6 or R59 cable? What kind (or brand even) splitter. I know all situations are different, but this is not an area I'm yet comfortable with. I'm looking for places to start so any and all suggestions/recommendations are appreciated! Thank you!
OOOPs! I can't link the the TV Fool website or insert a picture yet it seems.
[Mod note: You can't but I can: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46aea8ddb3d545 ]
rreini & Bozzmonster
I hear ya and thanks to all. Her current cable has both the Detroit and Flint PBS stations. PBS has some of her favorite shows. Yes, they're mostly the same but just the other day she watched a concert on the Flint station that wasn't on in Detroit. Her thought, since she is giving up her cable stations, she'd like to get all she can over the air. Toledo is the same reason – another PBS and one sub channel (Antenna?) that has some old programs. Looks like those are not a choice now.
So, a different question if I may. A decent antenna that I can put in that attic. Something that will bring the local stations (only local) in solid. They all look to be coming from about the same direction and are close by. Mostly UHF, but1 or 2 VHF if I'm reading right. But that's about as much as I can decipher from the signal analysis. The type that may work best is where I get lost some. Not all are the big, long, spread out, spider type things I remember my dad putting on the chimney back in the early 70's. Like that HD 7698P Dr Don linked to. Some seem to be more like works of art or something from space – like the Silver Sensor. I'm head scratching as to which one to even think about!
Still a 4 TV split. The cable from the attic antenna to the basement would only be about 15'. I can do something with the feed line in the basement if it would help (just no electrical in the attic). Then – at most – 35' or less runs to the tvs.
Thanks again! I do value your advise!