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post #5971 of 7650
Images appear sharper on 1080i stations. But 720p does possibly have smoother motion.
post #5972 of 7650
Surprisingly, Charter still hasn't switched over to WMYT's feed of This TV. The channel that had WJZY's feed has been blank since yesterday. They already carry WMYT-HD and SonLife, so I figured they would have made the switch by now.
post #5973 of 7650
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Images appear sharper on 1080i stations. But 720p does possibly have smoother motion.

I think it really depends upon the de-interacer your tuner is using for 1080i. Quality can vary depending upon the combination of hardware/software. A TV chip, where there are cost considerations, might not do a very good job at de-interlacing high motion. A pc using hardware graphics and advanced 2x de-interlacing can be flawless in motion rendering.

Since most people have 1080p TVs and we are talking about upscaling 720p vs 1080i interlacing to generate the 1080p picture, I'd say that 1080i does look better given the above. Of course a lot also depends upon what is being sent from the broadcast station.
post #5974 of 7650
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Originally Posted by mcy919 View Post

Surprisingly, Charter still hasn't switched over to WMYT's feed of This TV. The channel that had WJZY's feed has been blank since yesterday. They already carry WMYT-HD and SonLife, so I figured they would have made the switch by now.

Charter is too busy sending me mailers convincing me to add TV (I already get Charter Internet and Phone) and DVR because of all the money I will save - until the promotions expire in 1-2 years! At Charter's regular price, I will be paying $30 more per month versus my current service with DISH w/ DVR - plus DISH offers a few channels I like that Charter doesn't carry. So, mcy919, they're too busy stuffing envelopes addressed to me to bother with switching the ThisTV feed.

Eric
post #5975 of 7650
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Originally Posted by eacalhoun View Post

Charter is too busy sending me mailers convincing me to add TV (I already get Charter Internet and Phone) and DVR because of all the money I will save - until the promotions expire in 1-2 years! At Charter's regular price, I will be paying $30 more per month versus my current service with DISH w/ DVR - plus DISH offers a few channels I like that Charter doesn't carry. So, mcy919, they're too busy stuffing envelopes addressed to me to bother with switching the ThisTV feed.

Eric

I hear ya! biggrin.gif
post #5976 of 7650
What happened to channels 28.1 and 28.2 from Gastonia? I used to get them pretty regularly. I haven't moved my outside antenna. The signal has just been gone now for over two weeks.
post #5977 of 7650
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Maybe that is why they call it "Crackle"... tongue.gif

LOL - Never thought of that. smile.gif
post #5978 of 7650
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Originally Posted by OTA-DVR-guy View Post

What are everyone's opinions about the 1080i vs. 720p debate, specifically as to which one is the best? I have heard differing opinions. I realize many think progressive is better than interlaced. But with 1080i, you still have many more lines of resolution than you do with 720p.

Well, I don't know if it is me, my TV, or some other reason, but it seems that football games on WCCB look better than on WBTV.
post #5979 of 7650
I usually don't watch 14.1, but I switched over to it today and noticed they were transmitting a 720p picture. I always thought it was a SD channel. Their 3 subchannels, Retrotv, Tuff, PBJ are 480i, but they are doing the same trick with Tuff, that we discussed above about WJZYs country channel, much of the content is 640x270.
post #5980 of 7650
They have not turned off 46.3 signal, although it is now no picture. So it may imply they do have plans to replace This TV with something else. Perhaps Movies or some other option.
post #5981 of 7650
I am going to miss ThisTV. frown.gif
post #5982 of 7650
This TV has moved to 55.2. I was referring to a possible replacement channel on 46.3 .
post #5983 of 7650
Charlotte Observer business page reported this morning that WJZY has hired a news director and their news programming will start sometime in July. Meanwhile the WBTV newscast will air until then. Also, the change to FOX is planned for 4am Monday morning.
post #5984 of 7650
I think WCCB should add a 6pm-7pm newscast. I would watch it over the others.
post #5985 of 7650
We do a 6pm newscast already..Except it airs in Columbia... smile.gif
post #5986 of 7650
Even though 46-3 is still blank OTA, This TV's former channel on Charter now displays a message stating, "As of June 23, WJZY no longer broadcasts This TV programming." I sent a Facebook message to WJZY asking them to contact Charter about switching to WMYT's feed, but I haven't heard back from them yet.
post #5987 of 7650
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Originally Posted by mcy919 View Post

Even though 46-3 is still blank OTA, This TV's former channel on Charter now displays a message stating, "As of June 23, WJZY no longer broadcasts This TV programming." I sent a Facebook message to WJZY asking them to contact Charter about switching to WMYT's feed, but I haven't heard back from them yet.

I don't believe that TWC carries THIS in Mecklenburg county or that cable/satellite systems are required to carry subchannels. Maybe Charter decided to drop it too.
post #5988 of 7650
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

We do a 6pm newscast already..Except it airs in Columbia... smile.gif

Bit hard for me to pickup in Huntersville. smile.gif

If they did add it here, and it was of the same caliber as the 10pm news, I'd watch it over the others.
post #5989 of 7650
What is impressive about WCCB newscasts is their field reports are mostly shot with HD cameras. Very good video quality. And the HD studio set is very nice with a clean, modern look. I think WCNC tried for a modern look also, but not yet HD and way too much blue in the background. And I also think WSOC did a nice job with their set featuring the skyline backdrop.
post #5990 of 7650
But it should be recognized that WCNC just received a Best Newscast award in NC, so journalistically they must be doing some good work. They just need some talent upgrades and some cosmetic changes. Upgrade to HD and tone down the blue. Perhaps when Gannett takes over these changes may occur.
post #5991 of 7650
Tonight on the WCNC Storm special, they used HD cameras in the studio. Perhaps this means they may be closer to HD for the main newscasts. But I guess it's more than just cameras involved, as the master control aspect would likely have to be upgraded. But the pic quality was very good, although still way too much blue in that studio.
post #5992 of 7650
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

This TV has moved to 55.2. I was referring to a possible replacement channel on 46.3 .

Yep. Like I said: I am going to miss ThisTV

I can't pick up the 55.x stations.

Used to pick up the analog signals very well. Digital, not so much. Nothing but a black screen.

I got tired of moving my antenna around trying to find a way to pick it up and said the heck with it.
post #5993 of 7650
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Originally Posted by Country_Boy View Post

Yep. Like I said: I am going to miss ThisTV

I can't pick up the 55.x stations.

Used to pick up the analog signals very well. Digital, not so much. Nothing but a black screen.

I got tired of moving my antenna around trying to find a way to pick it up and said the heck with it.

Did you get WMYT before WHKY moved to Baker's Mtn about 2 years ago?

Eric
post #5994 of 7650
If WMYT could increase power, then perhaps the cochannel interference from WHKY could be reduced if both stations were at a more equal power level. I get both WHNS RF21 and WCNC RF22 without difficulty, but both are more similar power levels to prevent such cochannel interference. And ironically, I get WMYT, WJZY, and WBTV at 100% from the same area, despite WMYT being much lower power than the other two. So tower height and antenna pattern does seem to play a key role.
post #5995 of 7650
Power level at the transmitter doesn't really matter, it's power level at the receiver. If you have WHKY 50 dB stronger than WMYT at your receive antenna, an increase from 225 kW to 1000 kW on WMYT, which is about 6 dB, won't matter, though it would certainly help. Most receivers handle a D/U ratio of about 30 dB for adjacent channels.

Of course, WMYT is probably restrained by WKTC, and probably cannot increase power.

- Trip
post #5996 of 7650
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Originally Posted by eacalhoun View Post

Did you get WMYT before WHKY moved to Baker's Mtn about 2 years ago?

Eric

Nope. Same Problem.
post #5997 of 7650
Charlotte Observer had front page story about affiliate change coming Monday. Charlotte is considered a major market for FOX. Also WCCB will supposedly make announcement Monday about exciting new addition to its newscast. Planning to make their news more interesting presentation. Also Morgan Fogarty leaving in July for undisclosed new opportunity. WJZY newscast will start next year but meanwhile will continue with WBTV.
post #5998 of 7650
It's official. FOX on WJZY, The CW on WCCB. Today, sounds simple. Syndicated programming won't be affected I think but only network programming. A new era in Queen City TV has begun!
post #5999 of 7650
I need to find new channel logos for my DVR. FoxCharlotte and CW46 don't seem appropriate now. I don't care much for either replacement. Maybe it's retro time.




Anyone got something better?
post #6000 of 7650
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wink.gif I have same problem ... smile.gif
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