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post #361 of 1182
It's been awhile since I've check this thread. Good to see a couple of other Starkvillians checking in.

For what it's worth, 27-1 and 45-1 appear in the channel guide on my HR10-250, but 45-1 does not appear in the channel guide on my Sony SAT-HD300 receiver, even after scanning for new channels.

Mike
post #362 of 1182
Yes, I've tried to rescan. This HR20-700 requires you to put in a primary zip code market...and a secondary zip code. I'm getting WCBI and WLOV (when they are broadcasting), but cannot get 45-1.

Any other suggestions?
post #363 of 1182
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckHunter View Post

Yes, I've tried to rescan. This HR20-700 requires you to put in a primary zip code market...and a secondary zip code. I'm getting WCBI and WLOV (when they are broadcasting), but cannot get 45-1.

Any other suggestions?

Is there not an option somewhere to manually add a channel? I am not familiar with that box so can't help much. Both of my boxes require the zip code thing too, but after two or three re-scans they picked up 45-1. Good luck..
Also, have you checked in the "all channels that I get" list to see if it might have been added there and not in your favorites or what ever channel list you normally use?

Deno
post #364 of 1182
This is one of the faults of the HR20. It does not have an option to scan for OTA channels. The only channels it will recieve are the ones in D*'s database for the on screen guide. Currently 45.1 is not in the database for the Columbus DMA. So until D* updates the database and includes 45.1 we are SOL.
post #365 of 1182
Prediction:

Colts 30
Bears 28
post #366 of 1182
I am thankful the Super Bowl is on CBS this year. I would be upset if it had been on FOX or NBC.

Perhaps WLOV will be back on the air by the end of this week.
post #367 of 1182
WOW! WLOV was definitely on tonight. They had widescreen version of X-Men 2 on. Having watched X-Men 2 on DVD on my TV, it looked very much like they were showing a HD version of the movie. It looked MUCH BETTER than the DVD. Also, this is the first time I've seen a movie shown in widescreen on broadcast TV (other than letterboxed versions on FMC, IFC, etc). It was more interesting than the Superbowl.

Has anyone else noticed that 45-2 (on my TV anyway) is showing up with 95% signal..but no picture/sound? Is something coming on that channel? An alternate ABC feed?

Chuckie
post #368 of 1182
I was picking up WLOV at 90% last night, but still no channel 45.
post #369 of 1182
Have you rescanned? I am picking up WKDH with a much better percentage than WLOV.
post #370 of 1182
I haven't seen any video on WLOV lately. WKDH/WCBI seem to be fine. No LOV from WLOV.
post #371 of 1182
Are there any word on WTVA digital go live date ?

Thanks JMcK
post #372 of 1182
Sent an email to wlov 2 or 3 weeks ago and got a reply today:
____________________________________________________________ ____

Thank you for your email regarding our high definition signal. We have all the equipment in place to broadcast an HD signal. However, there is a problem with a tube that is causing the transmitter to shut itself off if it's running at 100% power. We have been running it at 45% power while our engineers work with the manufacturer to try and locate the problem. Hopefully the problem will be located and repaired this week.
Jennifer Dennington
WLOV-TV General Manager
P. O. Box 1732
Tupelo, MS 38802-1732
662-842-2227 ext. 0029
Shipping address
1359 Rd 681
Saltillo, MS 38866
post #373 of 1182
Quote:
Originally Posted by breadman View Post

Sent an email to wlov 2 or 3 weeks ago and got a reply today:
____________________________________________________________ ____

Thank you for your email regarding our high definition signal. We have all the equipment in place to broadcast an HD signal. However, there is a problem with a tube that is causing the transmitter to shut itself off if it's running at 100% power. We have been running it at 45% power while our engineers work with the manufacturer to try and locate the problem. Hopefully the problem will be located and repaired this week.
Jennifer Dennington
WLOV-TV General Manager
P. O. Box 1732
Tupelo, MS 38802-1732
662-842-2227 ext. 0029
Shipping address
1359 Rd 681
Saltillo, MS 38866

I got Idol with no glitches what so ever and am watching House as we type.
As long as WKDH stays green for Lost I am happy.
post #374 of 1182
Did anyone have problems with WCBI (4 - ) last night or WKDH (45-1) this morning?

******* some background to introduce myself ***********

I read through all the posts, so I am caught up and wanted to describe what I'm doing. I'm off S. Montgomery about 5 miles south of Starkville, MS.

I initially had a powered Philips "rabbit ear" antenna feeding directly into my Samsung HDTV's internal ATSC tuner. I got WCBI fine, and WKDH (45-1), WLOV(27-1), and PBS (2-1) only one cloudy night.

I have since installed a passive CM 3020 in my attic with RG6 running to a splitter that feeds the Samsung HDTV, and the D* HR20-700.

In this setup, I can receive 2-1, 2-1, 4-1, 4-1, 4-3, 27-1, 45-1 on the TV. The D* HR20 integrates all of these channels into the guide all except 45-1 which isn't in the D* database yet since it just went digital. (I'm not sure if this D* fix to add 45-1 will require a HR20 software fix, or a data change on their servers.) I have been in the D* and dbstalk forums looking for an answer, and D*'s email tech support was no help.

At any rate, since I installed the rather large yagi-type CM3020 in my attic, I've had great reception with 70-100% on D* tuners - until last night. The HR20 had trouble locking on to WCBI (4-) and it was reporting 30% on both tuners. The Samsung TV was able to lock, and it reported ~4/10 bars. I manually turned the CM3020 until I found the max signal, which the HR20 reported in the 50's%. The HR20 was then able to lock, and the Samsung stayed locked.

This morning, the Samsung was having trouble with WKDH (45-1) - and it was fluctuating between 3, 2, 1, or no bars. The picture was going from broken to no signal. I did not have time to see if adjusting the CM3020 would help the situation.
post #375 of 1182
I also have a cm3020. Here is the answer to the problems I was having.

http://www.antennasdirect.com/91XG_HDTV_antenna.html
post #376 of 1182
Has anyone noticed that WKDH is broadcasting in 480i/p instead of 720p? What is the deal?
post #377 of 1182
Most HD broadcasts are in prime time. Most broadcasts during the day are 480. Last night's race was in HD.
post #378 of 1182
Yes. Desperate Housewives was in 480 last night... looked horrible.... wonder why?
post #379 of 1182
I have an idea this could have something to do with the cable companies. During the 2005 World Series, Comcast of Tupelo and Vista III Media somehow replaced the SD feed of WLOV with the HD widescreen feed of WLOV. It showed up on the cable systems as compressed widescreen.

I don't really know if this is what happened when WKDH shut off its analog transmitter, but there is a solution. WKDH should run an SD feed on 45-2 and an HD feed on 45-1. This will give the cable companies an SD feed for their basic lineup.
post #380 of 1182
What might be coming on 27-2? I still get 94-95% signal on it but no picture or audio....Inquiring minds want to know...
post #381 of 1182
I just emailed the WKDH station manager asking about this. If I get a response, I'll post it. Hopefully, this is just a temporary growing pain for them
post #382 of 1182
Thank you for your email regarding channel 27-2. We are not using channel 27-2 at this time, but we do have plans to use it in the future. Those plans have not been finalized and it will probably be several months before anything is on 27-2.

Jennifer Dennington
WLOV-TV General Manager
P. O. Box 1732
Tupelo, MS 38802-1732
662-842-2227 ext. 0029
post #383 of 1182
Maybe... ESPN-HD, ESPN2-HD, ABC Family, etc etc,... wonder if they would ever broadcast ESPN stations over the air.
post #384 of 1182
Quote:
Originally Posted by slyck View Post

I just emailed the WKDH station manager asking about this. If I get a response, I'll post it. Hopefully, this is just a temporary growing pain for them

From: "Walter Spain"
Subject: Re: WKDH HD Off-Air Signal
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 16:03:08 -0600

WKDH is broadcasting at 720p. We have been experiencing microwave fades =
due to the weather and have been working to resolve this problem.
Thank you for your email and watching WKDH-TV.

Respectfully yours,

Walter Spain
Station Manager
WKDH-TV
post #385 of 1182
Let's hope the WKDH feed stays at 720p for LOST tonight!
post #386 of 1182
Quote:
Originally Posted by slyck View Post

I have since installed a passive CM 3020 in my attic with RG6 running to a splitter that feeds the Samsung HDTV, and the D* HR20-700.

In this setup, I can receive 2-1, 2-1, 4-1, 4-1, 4-3, 27-1, 45-1 on the TV. The D* HR20 integrates all of these channels into the guide all except 45-1 which isn't in the D* database yet since it just went digital. (I'm not sure if this D* fix to add 45-1 will require a HR20 software fix, or a data change on their servers.) I have been in the D* and dbstalk forums looking for an answer, and D*'s email tech support was no help.

Does anyone else have WKDH 45-1 in their D* programming guide?

I noticed that "HDTV Magazine" does not have WKDH 45-1 in their list of DT channels for the Columbus/Tupelo/West Point Market. They have exactly the same channels that D* gives me when I input my zip code in the HR20 off-air setup.

So, I found a similar post in AVS:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=717398

It looks like D* gets their market data from Zap2it.com - and they get their data from the stations. If this is true, then I'm hoping WKDH can clear things up with Zap2it so that D* can download the data for 45-1 - and I can record WKDH in HD!

Why is all of this so complicated?

(What I should really do is buy a dual tuner HD PVR card, build a HTPC, and ditch D* altogether...)
post #387 of 1182
Quote:
Originally Posted by avtoys View Post

I also have a cm3020. Here is the answer to the problems I was having.

http://www.antennasdirect.com/91XG_HDTV_antenna.html

I'm not sure if that will help me. I think I'm actually getting "too much" signal from WCBI, and it's overloading the D* HR20. All channels sync fine on the Samsung TV tuner.
post #388 of 1182
Most receivers, audio and video, have AGC (automatic gain control). I may be wrong, but I wouldn't think too much signal would cause a problem.

I have a problem. Anyone know anything about the Dishnetwork vip 622 DVR? The channel guide is showing no info on about half the channels. I already turned it off and turned it back on, rebooting the receiver. This had no effect. Had to go to ESPN2 website to get the time of the Busch race.
post #389 of 1182
I emailed WTVA about their digital plans. In particular whether WTVA would be on channel 8 or 57. Here are the email responses.

Thank you for inquiring about our digital signal. We are waiting for the FCC to issue a construction permit for us to "build" our digital transmitter. We have identified suppliers and have the equipment ready to order as soon as the permit is issued. Once the equipment is ordered, we expect to be on the air within 180 days. Thank you again for your interest in our station and for watching WTVA.

Phil
John P. (Phil) Sullivan
Business/Station Manager, WTVA
P.O. Box 350
Tupelo, MS 38802-0350
Phone: 662-842-7620
e-mail: psullivan@wtva.com

Shipping Address:
1359 Road 681
Saltillo, MS 38866

____________________________________________________________ ____________
Our home digital channel will be channel 8
John P. (Phil) Sullivan
Business/Station Manager, WTVA
P.O. Box 350
Tupelo, MS 38802-0350
Phone: 662-842-7620
e-mail: psullivan@wtva.com
post #390 of 1182
What's up with WLOV Digital? I did a channel scan this morning had had a great signal, now I can't get anything , a big 0...
Are they going on/off air recently?

And how about WKDH not being correctly listed by the guide services. This is a real
pain in the tail. How long do you guys think it's going to take zap2it and others to get them listed correctly?
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