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post #4771 of 7646
Oh, We have been since the analog days.. as for digital only on 18-2 until now.wink.gifsmile.gif
post #4772 of 7646
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

WCCB has added FOX's Video Description and SAP service to 18-1..It also remains on 18-2 for now...so any audio issues on 18-1 check your receiver or Tv's audio settings...Just don't call me asking what is wrong with the audio and when are "We" going to fix it....smile.gif
http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/60097/networks-set-to-launch-video-descriptions

Are you going to do this on WFXB too?
post #4773 of 7646
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Are you going to do this on WFXB too?

Done...2 weeks ago..WOLO in the next few days..
Edited by bdfox18doe - 6/13/12 at 5:09pm
post #4774 of 7646
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Done...2 weeks ago..WOLO in the next few days..

Next time it's working here, I'll check it out. Isn't coming in right now. Most nights though 43 does reach up here.

EDIT at 8:35, WFXB is on the air. I have it on SAP, but the audio is the same as Stereo and Mono. The TV shows 1/2 5.1 audio though
Edited by jspENC - 6/13/12 at 5:35pm
post #4775 of 7646
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Originally Posted by eacalhoun View Post

Tyler, I replied over on the Greenville board. McDowell is in AVL-GPS's market and Wilkes is in GSO. However, I applaud WSOC for doing weather mentions of locales outside their DMA. The OTA signal just doesn't stop at the county line, and I'm sure cable providers in both McDowell and Wilkes carry WSOC. In fact, I believe DirecTV (unlike DISH) has embraced Significantly Viewed in some areas and I believe DirecTV subscribers in Wilkes can get WSOC in addition to their Greensboro locals.

If I recall correctly, Direct TV carries WSOC as significantly viewed (SV) in the GSO DMA counties to include Wilkes, Yadkin, Davie, and Davidson. However, I don't think Dish offers WSOC as SV in these counties. This may be a result of prior litigation against Dish when they were fined for making it too easy for viewers to 'move' when they answered questions in a certain manner.

Through it's local cable provider, viewers in Wilkes are also allowed to watch out of market WBTV and WCCB. But those additional out of market channels are not offered in Yadkin, Davie, and Davidson whether the viewer has cable or satellite. In my view, these rules are draconian, particularly as it relates to outlying counties. This is one more reason to use OTA as a backup or added option if a viewer gets good reception and wants access to more than one viewing market.
post #4776 of 7646
I access Wilmington TV in my county easily, 90-95% signal strength even though I am in a market one county north. They don't care about giving us much detailed news and weather though. They stick to the markets like glue now ever since the DTV transition, even though their signals are much better than they were in analog days. That seems to be the trend though with almost all tv stations I pick up now. I guess it's trendy rolleyes.gif
post #4777 of 7646
WSOC-TV plans to have Statesville translator on the air by June 27th if weather holds.
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Statesville on the air at 5:58pm Saturday. Any reports welcome. Ted
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WSOC-ST 9-9 is coming in loud and clear in Statesville. I also found WAXN-ST 64-9. Both are at 100% signal strength. I'm on the north edge of Statesville, and my antenna is pointed toward Asheville.

I just now turned the TV on and noticed that the picture on 9-9 was 4:3. Then I noticed that the same skating show is 4:3 on all of the 9-* channels, so that must be the way the program was produced. If I can be of any help with a screen capture or anything, let me know.

(I first posted this on the Greensboro thread, but then realized it really belongs here.)
post #4780 of 7646
Since WSOC has added these northern translators, I wish they would move their main full power signal on RF34 to Crowders Mtn, Spencer Mtn, or one of the Dallas towers. In certain markets, several stations share a broadcast tower to reduce expenses. But I know this is not part of their plans. But another translator near Gaffney or Rutherford County would be nice.
post #4781 of 7646
I am not 'in-market' but my home in SW Winston is only 28 miles (as the crow flies) from this translator NE of Statesville. I am currently receiving the signal at about 75% through my TiVo and outdoor Winegard antenna.

We'll see if my TV hangs onto the signal from Statesville, as atmospheric conditions change from day to day. But given my results with my outdoor Winegard, I would assume many viewers in Iredell County are getting an excellent picture, even with a much smaller antenna versus my setup.

Glad to see WSOC is adding more translators for its viewing area.
post #4782 of 7646
I wish they would move their main full power signal on RF34 to Crowders Mtn, Spencer Mtn, or one of the Dallas towers.

Current FCC Rules prohibit WSOC from moving as RF Repacking of spectrum is on its way. Maybe in 2017 or later.
post #4783 of 7646
Would this new translator affect reception around the southern end of Lake Norman? I've noticed that I've had more trouble maintaining a lock on 9 & 64. It's not so bad on 9, but 64 is approaching the unwatchable stage at times. Seems like this started a few weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by Theo1080 View Post

I wish they would move their main full power signal on RF34 to Crowders Mtn, Spencer Mtn, or one of the Dallas towers.
Current FCC Rules prohibit WSOC from moving as RF Repacking of spectrum is on its way. Maybe in 2017 or later.

As if you would even want to move..smile.gif
post #4785 of 7646
@bdfox18doe TRUE!
post #4786 of 7646
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Originally Posted by Theo1080 View Post

I wish they would move their main full power signal on RF34 to Crowders Mtn, Spencer Mtn, or one of the Dallas towers.
Current FCC Rules prohibit WSOC from moving as RF Repacking of spectrum is on its way. Maybe in 2017 or later.

"Repacking" FCC translation: re-cramming
Alternative translation: more adjacent and co-channel interference

Right?

Eric
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WCNC news studio is under construction, according to their own promo with Larry Sprinkle. Hopefully this means they are upgrading to high definition.
post #4788 of 7646
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

WCNC news studio is under construction, according to their own promo with Larry Sprinkle. Hopefully this means they are upgrading to high definition.

Last nights 11:00 Newscast looked VERY awkward. It was like they only had one camera working. Hope they build fast!
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I'm not sure if changing the decorations will make much difference. I've watched WCNC news for a number of years but over the last couple of years they seemed to have greatly reduced the quality (especially in the mornings) so I moved over to watching WSOC news instead. Hopefully they are making some talent changes as well.


I notice that RTV is adding the following shows this week:

The Real McCoys
Joey Bishop Show
Hopalong Cassidy
Colgate Comedy Hour
Tarzan
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
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I agree their morning news was better back when Bobby Sisk and later Jeff Campbell were the anchors. Not sure this current 3 anchor format is necessary, but I still enjoy Larry Sprinkle doing the weather. But the traffic girl needs to go back to doing feature stories and other fluff on the Charlotte Today program, as her morning drive reports lack the quality of WSOC. And the 4:00 news needs to be reformatted without Sonja Gantt, whose limited appeal as an anchor I do not understand. A one hour show with a boring and unappealing anchor is not good. Perhaps her role could be reassigned as a lead reporter and interviewer. The previous format of the 4:00 news with 2 strong coanchors at the desk was much better than watching Gantt sit at that podium and ramble on, and then wander needlessly around the studio. Gut that show and start over. The 4:00 show on WBTV is much better, although I don't know what has happened to Brigida Mack as of late, who has been absent for the better part of 2 months. But, as for WCNC, hopefully they will upgrade the content and quality, in addition to the cosmetics.
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Originally Posted by eacalhoun View Post

"Repacking" FCC translation: re-cramming
Alternative translation: more adjacent and co-channel interference
Right?
Eric

So true!
post #4792 of 7646
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Originally Posted by blackcat6 View Post

I'm not sure if changing the decorations will make much difference.

People don't watch for pretty sets or HD.. they watch for pretty PEOPLE than can speak properly and have good content. smile.gif
post #4793 of 7646
I watch for content, but pretty faces and personality do play a role in attracting viewers. And for me, a pretty set adds to the overall appeal and presentation.
post #4794 of 7646
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

I agree their morning news was better back when Bobby Sisk and later Jeff Campbell were the anchors. Not sure this current 3 anchor format is necessary, but I still enjoy Larry Sprinkle doing the weather. But the traffic girl needs to go back to doing feature stories and other fluff on the Charlotte Today program, ...
I agree with you 100%. Larry Sprinkle is about the only one I miss of the current lineup. I like that WCNC is producing a local (live?) show that isn't sports or news, but the production of Charlotte Today for lack of better words is simply horrible.
post #4795 of 7646
Anybody getting a signal these days more than rock-chunking distance away from WHKY's tower in Charlotte? I haven't for a couple months. Even when atmospheric conditions are ideal, as they were two nights ago when I got most of the Greensboro stations (70+ miles) at ~70%, I couldn't get WHKY at all. A re-scan consistently fails to find WHKY from about 14 miles with a good antenna with pre-amp pointed straight at the tower.
post #4796 of 7646
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

People don't watch for pretty sets or HD.. they watch for pretty PEOPLE than can speak properly and have good content. smile.gif

You've got the best looking set, graphics, and people in town. At least as of now, until we see what WCNC unveils biggrin.gif

Eric
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Thanks Eric..Tho I do know that there will soon be 2 more new sets on air here in the market..and not at FOX Charlotte... biggrin.gif
post #4798 of 7646
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Originally Posted by A J View Post

Anybody getting a signal these days more than rock-chunking distance away from WHKY's tower in Charlotte? I haven't for a couple months. Even when atmospheric conditions are ideal, as they were two nights ago when I got most of the Greensboro stations (70+ miles) at ~70%, I couldn't get WHKY at all. A re-scan consistently fails to find WHKY from about 14 miles with a good antenna with pre-amp pointed straight at the tower.

It isn't uncommon for channels to disappear on your fringe reception lobes in the summer, due to the leaves and their higher moisture - which zaps away the signal. I can get ch 42 consistently in the winter, but I lose it in the summer. A few other channels drop in signal strength that are in a smaller antenna lobe pattern. Just wondering if it is that for you...
post #4799 of 7646
Depending upon where you are located you might try pointing your antenna at WHKY in Hickory. I live in Huntersville and can receive all 4 channels fine from the Hickory tower. I'd say the tower is about 35-40 miles from here. It's one of the most stable stations that I have right now. I could never reliably pickup the tower in East CLT, about 14 miles from here, but I'm not in the designated foot print.
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

I watch for content, but pretty faces and personality do play a role in attracting viewers. And for me, a pretty set adds to the overall appeal and presentation.

Agreed, And if content is equal on two competing newscasts, I would personally choose the station that has the best looking people and studio sets every time.
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