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post #2341 of 2643
I didn't take the time this morning to check signal strength. If it going to be in the 30% range I agree - not very stable at all. I will check strength the next time I am home today.
post #2342 of 2643
I'm still not getting 7.1 or 7.2 with my DirectTV HR20, HR24/AM21 or my Panasonic TV tuner.
post #2343 of 2643
The new antenna testing will end later today. We have enough data to wait until the higher power transmitter can be installed.
Thank you for all the testing feedback of KRCR signal.
post #2344 of 2643
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Originally Posted by Ray4x4x4 View Post

The new antenna testing will end later today. We have enough data to wait until the higher power transmitter can be installed.
Thank you for all the testing feedback of KRCR signal.

The question I have now is, how long will it take before I can watch KRCR in high definition again?

Mike
post #2345 of 2643
I was able to check my signal at lunch. I have 67% on both tuners on 7-1 and 7-2.

DirecTV AM-21. Located in East Redding off Cypress.
post #2346 of 2643
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Originally Posted by HDFinder View Post

I was able to check my signal at lunch. I have 67% on both tuners on 7-1 and 7-2.

DirecTV AM-21. Located in East Redding off Cypress.

Do you know if that's on 7 or 34?
post #2347 of 2643
There has been no change to 34.
Only channel 7 has been changed
channel 7 is back on the old batwing.
post #2348 of 2643
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Originally Posted by Ray4x4x4 View Post

There has been no change to 34.
Only channel 7 has been changed
channel 7 is back on the old batwing.

Ah, the old bat wing. I just checked. I'm getting 83% (1% better than this AM) the transmitter power must still be reduced.
post #2349 of 2643
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Originally Posted by mikemaxj View Post

Do you know if that's on 7 or 34?

I don't know if I understand the question. My response said 67% on 7-1 and 7-2. My tuner doesn't pick up the 34 feed.
post #2350 of 2643
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Originally Posted by HDFinder View Post

I don't know if I understand the question. My response said 67% on 7-1 and 7-2. My tuner doesn't pick up the 34 feed.

The D* tunners have an anomoly that makes it dificult to get a clear signal if a station broadcasts the same logical channel on two different frequiencies. It first assignes a station according to a data base downloaded from a satelite (i.e., 7 is assigned to 7-1). It then scans for any station assigned to the same logical channel (i.e., 34 is assigned to 7-1). For me, 34 will not come in reliably but 7 will, so I have to do the scan when 34 is very weak or off. I am reluctant to scan now because I don't want my HR20 synced to 34 when 7 come up to full power.

I suspect that your AM21 is synced to 34.

Mike
post #2351 of 2643
As of October 1, Fox and Dish Networks pissing match has now directly effected the customer with the loss of a bunch of regional sports networks, FX and Nat Geo. November 1, Dish will be losing Fox entirely. They both claim the other is being unreasonable. I truly don't care! What about you?

I paid (and continue to pay) for a set schedule of channels. Seems like they are slowly disappearing. Lost ESPNews HD this summer (and probably others that I didn't notice).

Time to go to basic cable (for the locals) and an AppleTV for Netflix and iTunes shows/movies?
post #2352 of 2643
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Originally Posted by SoccerGuy3 View Post

... Dish will be losing Fox entirely. They both claim the other is being unreasonable. I truly don't care! What about you?

SoccerGuy3,

Are you saying that KCVU FOX will be leaving Dish Network?

I'm not happy that the sport channels and FX disappeared. I'm pretty sure that Direct TV will retain the FOX channels. It may be getting close to a time to migrate to Direct TV, but I'll wait until they start providing our local channels in HD, because it sounds (from this thread) like the OTA modules have a difficulty working with the KRCR channel.
post #2353 of 2643
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Originally Posted by blastoff View Post

SoccerGuy3,

Are you saying that KCVU FOX will be leaving Dish Network?

I'm not happy that the sport channels and FX disappeared. I'm pretty sure that Direct TV will retain the FOX channels. It may be getting close to a time to migrate to Direct TV, but I'll wait until they start providing our local channels in HD, because it sounds (from this thread) like the OTA modules have a difficulty working with the KRCR channel.

I just switched earlier this year from DirectTV to Dish because of the locals. Really sucks. I am not entirely sure about how the locals fair in this. In one sentence they say Fox goes away on November 1, in the next they say locals are unaffected. Not sure how to reconcile those two statements. Fox doesn't have a direct programming channel as far as I know, so then it would have to be the locals, right?
post #2354 of 2643
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Originally Posted by SoccerGuy3 View Post

...I am not entirely sure about how the locals fair in this. In one sentence they say Fox goes away on November 1, in the next they say locals are unaffected. Not sure how to reconcile those two statements. Fox doesn't have a direct programming channel as far as I know, so then it would have to be the locals, right?

SoccerGuy3,

Not not sure how to interpret what they are saying either. I would think that our KCVU FOX is apart from the negotiating process. It is pretty frustrating regardless. In this economy and they just keeps raising the price. I just hope that FOX and Dish close negotiations soon with positive results. I hope that they don't pull stunts like our representatives do with the California budget
post #2355 of 2643
Amen!
post #2356 of 2643
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Originally Posted by SoccerGuy3 View Post

..... Fox doesn't have a direct programming channel as far as I know, so then it would have to be the locals, right?

There's Fox News (which isn't realy news) and fox business.

Mike
post #2357 of 2643
Here are the two sides' propaganda sites, not much concrete info, just a lot of mud:

http://www.foxshakedowndish.com/

http://getwhatipaidfor.com
post #2358 of 2643
KCVU is not owned by Fox and thus is not impacted.

- Trip
post #2359 of 2643
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

KCVU is not owned by Fox and thus is not impacted.

- Trip

Trip,
Thanks for the info. From what I can gather, the FOX programming that was removed is associated with News Corp which is associated with Direct. It seems fair to say that something wants to keep their status as #1 as a satellite signal provider.
post #2360 of 2643
NewsCorp channels are affected, but Fox/MyNetworkTV affiliates that aren't O&Os aren't. This will only impact about 27 stations in 18 markets across the U.S.
post #2361 of 2643
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Originally Posted by mikemaxj View Post

There's Fox News (which isn't realy news) and fox business.

Mike


Now now....you could say the same thing about CNN and especially MSNBC.....
post #2362 of 2643
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Originally Posted by wildbill129 View Post

Now now....you could say the same thing about CNN and especially MSNBC.....

I guess if your far right, anything else is left.

Mike
post #2363 of 2643
I'm definitely not far right, but MSNBC is blatantly the left wing's Fox News, and has been for the last two or three years.

CNN is pretty unbiased, though.
post #2364 of 2643
Wanted to watch football on 7 yesterday so I did a sync on the HR20. I was pleased when 7-1 came in on channel 34 at 70%. Strongest it's ever been. Question for Ray, has KRCR given up on 7?

Mike
post #2365 of 2643
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Originally Posted by mikemaxj View Post

Wanted to watch football on 7 yesterday so I did a sync on the HR20. I was pleased when 7-1 came in on channel 34 at 70%. Strongest it's ever been. Question for Ray, has KRCR given up on 7?

Mike

7-1 is still the channel the AM-21 picks up. I scanned today and there are no changes. But I tell you what, I've never seen this before but both tuners show 100% signal-solid!

I wonder if it's because the sky is blue and the birds are chirping?
post #2366 of 2643
Hey guys, do any of you know if you can use an antenna feed to double as a cable feed? Such as using a splitter or diplexer. I can't get anymore feeds down my wall, but would like to entertain the idea of Charter Internet. I already have DirecTV for TV running down the wall. My modem would need to be by my TV to utilize the networking of DirecTV. Therefore, I'd like to run the cable feed down my antenna wire if possible. Then split/diplex once inside for the TV and modem.

I know this isn't the proper location for this post, but I live here and you guys are smart and may know the answer to this question.
post #2367 of 2643
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Originally Posted by HDFinder View Post

Hey guys, do any of you know if you can use an antenna feed to double as a cable feed? Such as using a splitter or diplexer. I can't get anymore feeds down my wall, but would like to entertain the idea of Charter Internet. I already have DirecTV for TV running down the wall. My modem would need to be by my TV to utilize the networking of DirecTV. Therefore, I'd like to run the cable feed down my antenna wire if possible. Then split/diplex once inside for the TV and modem.

I know this isn't the proper location for this post, but I live here and you guys are smart and may know the answer to this question.

HDFinder,

Some time back when I had Charter, I tried back-feeding and combining my cable with the antenna. What a mess. The channels that didn't conflict has a pulsating type hertz bar that I think was caused by the cable broadband. I got rid of Charter and have been very happy ever since.

I hope there are some experts here that can better help you. With the right stuff, it could work.

I use Dish Network and have no problem back-feeding or combining as long as channels don't conflict.
post #2368 of 2643
DirecTV used to support a diplexer for SAT/Antenna way back when, but I think even they don't use that technology any longer. I may be mistaken though. I'm not going to be subscribing to Charter TV, just to internet. I don't know if that would make a difference though. Since everything is now digital it is all 1's and 0's. It's just a matter of finding what can send the rights 1's to the right spot.

Thanks John, we'll see if anybody else can help out too.

Chris
post #2369 of 2643
I have Charter internet but it comes in on a seperate line from D* and OTA. All three inputs are seperate.

Mike
post #2370 of 2643
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Originally Posted by mikemaxj View Post

I have Charter internet but it comes in on a seperate line from D* and OTA. All three inputs are seperate.

Mike

I would do another feed but I just don't think I have room. 3-coax, two 16-4 speaker feeds and a phone line.
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