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post #61 of 1182
I emailed the engineer at WTVA and got no response. I guess for now I'm going to have to watch WLOV through my satellite and NOT in HD.
post #62 of 1182
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Originally Posted by Tupelo_HD View Post

I emailed the engineer at WTVA and got no response. I guess for now I'm going to have to watch WLOV through my satellite and NOT in HD.


Are you still getting a fair signal strength reading? Is it possible to get your antenna outside? Are you pointing at the Woodland tower? Maybe getting an amplifier would help? Just suggestions to try. If I'm getting it in Pontotoc, it seems you should in Tupelo. You might call WLOV and ask for engineering. I've done this several times and they have always been very nice and willing to help.

Deno
post #63 of 1182
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Originally Posted by deno View Post

Are you still getting a fair signal strength reading? Is it possible to get your antenna outside? Are you pointing at the Woodland tower? Maybe getting an amplifier would help? Just suggestions to try. If I'm getting it in Pontotoc, it seems you should in Tupelo. You might call WLOV and ask for engineering. I've done this several times and they have always been very nice and willing to help.

Deno


I have a small antenna that sits on top of my entertainment center. It picks up WCBI great, but I get nothing on WLOV-DT. Now, I can pick up the regular signal of WLOV.
post #64 of 1182
I would like to be able to receive HD channels from Memphis OTA in Oxford. Could anyone give me some information on antenna installers in this area? And what antenna should I get? I receive PBS Oxford with a Zenth indoor antenna but nothing else. I expect I would need a large outdoor antenna for this and I am not able to install it myself. Has anyone done attic installation at this distance from Memphis?

Thanks in advance.
post #65 of 1182
i would like to know of an antenna installer as well in the starkvegas area. i have a nice mast but i also have hurricane ravaged antennas.
post #66 of 1182
CPEMBERTON,

You should be able to get Memphis channels with a good uhf antenna without any problem. I recommend Channel master 4221(4-bay) or 4228 (8-bay) antennas. You could probably get by with the 4221 (approx 30.00) but the 4228 would be more reliable, especially in the daytime. Sorry, I don't know any installers in your area, maybe call your local radio shack or lowes. They should know someone who would do the install for you.

Deno
post #67 of 1182
just found this forum, great info. I have been using my dish network 6000 and 811 receivers along with a channel master 4228 and pre-amp to receive hd programming for about 2 years. WCBI is always great but recently I haven't been able to get WLOV at all. I get a couple of PBS stations and can occasionally get ABC 33 at of Tuscaloosa.

I live outside of Tupelo, any chance I might pick up something from Memphis with some adjustment.

I can't believe WKDH and WTVA aren't broadcasting yet, but this is typical of them.
post #68 of 1182
Does anyone know of an amplifier I can get to add to my ZHDTV1 indoor antenna? I have tried calling a few places around Tupelo with no luck.
post #69 of 1182
I believe I have an extra Winegard 8700 Amplifier. I am just over in Dorsey. Did you try Lowe's they have some stuff there and at Radio Shack. I also have a terk in line amplifier. But the 8700 has worked well for me.

How is the ZHDTV1 for local HD Programing?
post #70 of 1182
I'll check at Lowes.

It's working ok. I can pick up 4-1 real well. 27-1 doesn't come in at all. My main purpose for getting it was for SEC football on CBS.
post #71 of 1182
Checked out Lowe's website and they had a Channel Master Model: 3042. Any word on those?
post #72 of 1182
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Originally Posted by clmartin22 View Post

just found this forum, great info. I have been using my dish network 6000 and 811 receivers along with a channel master 4228 and pre-amp to receive hd programming for about 2 years. WCBI is always great but recently I haven't been able to get WLOV at all. I get a couple of PBS stations and can occasionally get ABC 33 at of Tuscaloosa.

I live outside of Tupelo, any chance I might pick up something from Memphis with some adjustment.

I can't believe WKDH and WTVA aren't broadcasting yet, but this is typical of them.

I get fairly reliable reception from Memphis here in Pontotoc, especially at night. WREG (cbs) is the most reliable, WKNO (pbs) is also very reliable. WPTY(abc) I get about 75% of the time at night,WMC (nbc) is about 50/50. WHBQ(fox) is still under construction. You are probably about 15 miles furthur from the towers than I am, this might make quite a difference since I am probably 20 miles or so from their fringe reception area. Sounds like you've got the right antenna setup though. If the 4228 can't get it, it probably can't be "got". Interesting about Tuscaloosa, I've never thought of them before. I have picked up ABC from Jackson,TN and a PAX channel from Paducah KY before, but not very often. Anyway, get that antenna as high as possible and give Memphis a try! Good luck

Deno
post #73 of 1182
The CBS games are great, but those JP Games are pityfull. I don't think they have upgraded any of their equipment in 20 years. I hate to watch any of their broadcast.

The Channel Master has about 13db of gain compared to 19db with the wingard. The terk inline has 20db but I didn't have as much luck with it as the wingard. But situation is different from yours. I have a 4228 mounted about 10' above my roof and need to amplify my signal then run through a 4way to distribute to my tv's. With your indoor antenna you just want to amplify over a short distance and no splitters. In your case less gain maybe better. To much gain can be just as bad as a weak signal.

You might try going to solid signal and getting their recommendations for your location.

As for channel 27, something has happened with their broadcast. I use to get it at 70% now I am lucky to get 49% and can't lock on at all. Someone posted that they would be at full power by December, but I can't believe it. I wish they would. Football and nascar are great in HD.
post #74 of 1182
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Originally Posted by deno View Post

I get fairly reliable reception from Memphis here in Pontotoc, especially at night. WREG (cbs) is the most reliable, WKNO (pbs) is also very reliable. WPTY(abc) I get about 75% of the time at night,WMC (nbc) is about 50/50. WHBQ(fox) is still under construction. You are probably about 15 miles furthur from the towers than I am, this might make quite a difference since I am probably 20 miles or so from their fringe reception area. Sounds like you've got the right antenna setup though. If the 4228 can't get it, it probably can't be "got". Interesting about Tuscaloosa, I've never thought of them before. I have picked up ABC from Jackson,TN and a PAX channel from Paducah KY before, but not very often. Anyway, get that antenna as high as possible and give Memphis a try! Good luck

Deno

Might give it a try. What rotation angles are you using for the Memphis Channels. It looks like most of the towers are in East Memphis.
post #75 of 1182
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Originally Posted by clmartin22 View Post

As for channel 27, something has happened with their broadcast. I use to get it at 70% now I am lucky to get 49% and can't lock on at all. Someone posted that they would be at full power by December, but I can't believe it. I wish they would. Football and nascar are great in HD.

Up until about three weeks ago, I could get channel 27 with some of the programs in HD. Then there was about a week where nothing came through. The past two weeks the only thing that WLOV has been broadcasting is an SD signal. Not near as good, I miss the HD. I'm glad to hear that others are having the same problem.
post #76 of 1182
Anybody know who to contact at WLOV about the transmission? Just wondering what happened, sounds like others are having troubles to.
post #77 of 1182
[quote=clmartin22]

You might try going to solid signal and getting their recommendations for your location.

QUOTE]

What is "solid signal"?
post #78 of 1182
solid signal is an antenna site:
http://www.solidsignal.com/
post #79 of 1182
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Originally Posted by clmartin22 View Post

Anybody know who to contact at WLOV about the transmission? Just wondering what happened, sounds like others are having troubles to.

Marty Davis is chief engineer. I always just ask for the engineering dept. and they have always been very helpful. 842-2227. Let us know what he says.

Deno
post #80 of 1182
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Originally Posted by clmartin22 View Post

Might give it a try. What rotation angles are you using for the Memphis Channels. It looks like most of the towers are in East Memphis.

From Pontotoc, ABC,NBC,and I believe PAX are @ 330 degrees and about 78 miles from my antenna. CBS and PBS are @ 325 degrees and about 73 miles.

Deno
post #81 of 1182
Any new info on WLOV going to full power??
post #82 of 1182
i dont think so i am 20 miles from woodland tower and i get nothing, i can get the analog though. i wish wtva wlov wkdh would get their sh*t together and go HD, i need lost in HD.
post #83 of 1182
I have just installed a Channel Master DB-8 with a rotor and a Wineguard amp(UHF & VHF) at my grandfather's house in the Dorsey community of Itawamba County. When I turn to WCFT (33-1) I get fluctuating readings between 75% and 30%. When I turn the antenna toward Tuscaloosa, I am able to keep the readings between 75% and 45%, but I am unable to receive a picture. Is it possible to get a picture on this channel?

By the way, he is using a Samsung SIR TS-360.
post #84 of 1182
of note, i just noticed that WCBI is full on multicasting now. i knew they did the UPN and a weather check but now the weather check is full video and all instead of the static maps. this explains the macroblocking on letterman lately.
post #85 of 1182
I notice WCBI picture quality to vary a great deal. Sometimes excellent, sometimes not so good. I always compare it to the HD CBS feed from D* and most of the time the D* channel wins. I would also like to know why WCBI downconverts the 1080i CBS feed and broadcasts it at 720p. This could also be a reason for the sometimes not so sharp picture. It's really hard to complain too much though since they are still our only full time major network HD station. I don't know what is going on with FOX 27. I can pick up their digital station OTA, but they don't pass any HD any more. What's up with that? It actually looks worse than their analog station.

Deno
post #86 of 1182
I haven't noticed any variance on the CBS quality myself. CSI is super clear, NFL games are great as well. Did start picking the OTA WLOV signal up again yesterday. No HD, but not a bad picture at 64%. Any word on ABC or NBC?
post #87 of 1182
Fox had Bernie Mac and Malcom in HD on Friday night, but no football over the weekend in HD. It's hard to figure them out.
post #88 of 1182
I did a rescan of ota digital chanels this weekend and my receiver added 27-2 & 27-3 to my menu. When I went to these channels they were the same programming as 27-1 WLOV FOX. I wonder if WLOV is getting ready to start multicasting on their digital station. Anybody else notice this???

Deno
post #89 of 1182
i will try this tonight on my hd-tivo.
post #90 of 1182
Good to see people in the home state trying to fight the man to get HDTV. I'm originally from Columbus, now living in Charleston, SC. Not to boast, but we get HD ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS with an amplified indoor radioshack antenna. It is ridiculous that NE MS has not been more progressive. I plan on being in the MS area for the Super Bowl but looks like watching it in HDTV will not be possible. From all the posts (everyone is very helpful by the way) it seems that from Columbus I would be able to receive OTA HDTV only from CBS (WCBI) and maybe FOX (WLOV). Can I get HD signals via Directv or DISH network? Thanks in advance.
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