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post #1951 of 2004
All week long WBIR reception was fine. Here it is the weekend and again they've disappeared from my antenna reception. Again I ask, are they modifying the station? ....on weekends?
post #1952 of 2004
Hasn't anybody got a clue about WBIR's weak, weekends?
post #1953 of 2004
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Originally Posted by Rachael Bellomy View Post

Hasn't anybody got a clue about WBIR's weak, weekends?

I personally have no idea because my signal has been holding 100% all the time including weekends from WBIR-TV? confused.gif TV Fool does show that I have a line of sight (LOS) path to all the network transmitters except WKNX-TV which shows 2Edge (Double edge diffraction) although I still receive a full signal from it.
post #1954 of 2004
My WBIR didn't come back on like it did last Monday. Now I'm suspecting that 15+ inches of rain above average has made the foliage in back of my house so thick that it's affecting my reception....???
post #1955 of 2004
Comcast Launches New X1 Video Platform in Nashville and Knoxville (Link to Press Release)

X1 is available at no additional charge to upgrading and new customers who order select Xfinity Triple Play packages with HD/DVR service.
post #1956 of 2004
WPXK is now running QVC on 54.5.
post #1957 of 2004
Hello Everyone,

I live in farragut and thinking about cutting the cord, I have TDS as of now and they are increasing our internet speed to 100mps so streaming is not problem and pretty much all we use now via a variety of boxes. I am looking at an OTA antennae for my house which is off of concord rd, I have looked at the signal strength maps and done some research, currently we do not have much foilage and I think line of sight to the towers will not be an issue. I am looking at this antennae http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-direct-inc-DB2e-Antenna/dp/B0074H3JCS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3RTM9AZ5II01E&coliid=I336T2YKUJXLE6
to put in my attic and connect to my existing coax that is in the house with an amplifier, I am wondering what anyone's thoughts are on this.

Thanks for all the help..
post #1958 of 2004
That antenna is designed for UHF only. You may be disappointed with it's performance on ch 7 and ch 10. I'd look a little further and find one that supports VHF/UHF.
post #1959 of 2004
Thanks, I will do some digging, any suggestions on an antennae for this area?
post #1960 of 2004
http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-C2-V-CJM-ClearStream-Outdoor-Antenna/dp/B007RH5GZI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Another one I was looking at
post #1961 of 2004
Quote:

Better choice.
post #1962 of 2004
I'll agree that this second antenna is a much better choice and may be all you need. An attic mount works for a lot of people but each attic is different. Another antenna you may want to look at is the "Antennas Direct - ClearStream 5 Long-Range UHF/VHF HDTV Antenna" on sale as I write this.

If you can buy from a retailer that will allow you to return the antenna if you are unhappy, you remove most of the risk. You would only be out some time and aggravation.

If you decide to try either antenna or something different, please share your results good or bad.
post #1963 of 2004
HD Channel Lineup Comparison Chart for area Knoxville, TN providers

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  • The latest update is complete!
  • Knology is now WOW! due to the acquisition being finalized now.
  • Please remember DirecTV, Dish and AT&T offer many more additional RSNs in HD but those are not included on this chart and many require an additional sports pack add-on; only the ones considered local to the Knoxville region are included on this chart.
  • Any questions, comments, suggestions and corrections are always welcome.

Edited by wvvolfan - 2/9/14 at 10:45pm
post #1964 of 2004
Happy to report my antenna choice is perfect, I am in process of mounting in attic and running coax to existing coax infrastructure to supply all tv's. Thanks for the help, now on to setting up a DVR for OTA..
post #1965 of 2004
Which antenna did you wind up getting?
post #1966 of 2004
I know this is a thread about HDTV in Knoxville....but I am glad to see so many fellow AVS'ers located in East Tennessee. smile.gif
post #1967 of 2004
Hey guys I went with this one
http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=avsforum00-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FAntennas-C2-V-CJM-ClearStream-Outdoor-Antenna%2Fdp%2FB007RH5GZI%2Fref%3Dcm_cr_pr_product_top
I get all the channels including the OTA QVC and the picture looks great, I am currently splitting reception to three TV's across the coax infrastructure that was installed by charter and builder when the house was built 10 years ago with out any loss of picture quality..
post #1968 of 2004
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Originally Posted by COACH2369 View Post

I know this is a thread about HDTV in Knoxville....but I am glad to see so many fellow AVS'ers located in East Tennessee. smile.gif

indeed! in maryville smile.gif
post #1969 of 2004
Charter have any decent STB's? I am so sick of this clunky interface....
post #1970 of 2004
This isn't exactly related to television service here in Knoxville, but for those that may have missed the email Comcast has added Knoxville to there list of trial markets for the new 300GB internet bandwidth cap that Nashville instituted August 1st of last year. The new cap goes into effect on October 1st.
The expansion of trial markets originally only included Central Kentucky; Savannah, Ga., and Jackson, Miss (as the Multichannel article from early Aug depicts), however around August 27th Knoxville and Mobile, AL were added to the list...
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In Central Kentucky, Savannah, GA; Jackson, MS; Mobile, AL and Knoxville, TN we will begin a trial which will increase our data usage allowance for all XFINITY Internet tiers to 300 GB per month and also offer additional gigabytes in increments/blocks (e.g., $10 per 50 GB). During this trial, XFINITY Internet Economy Plus customers in these markets can choose to enroll in the Flexible-Data Option which will modify their data usage allowance from 300 GB to 5 GB, and provide a $5 credit if their total monthly data usage is less than or equal to 5 GB per month. If customers choose this option and uses more than 5 GB of data in any given month, then they will not receive the $5 credit and will be charged an additional $1 for each gigabyte of data used over the 5 GB included in the Flexible-Data Option.

We believe that the approach we are taking with our data trials is fair because it means those who use more pay more and those who use less can now pay less.

I can't imagine them adding Chattanooga to the list anytime soon with Comcast losing customers in droves to EPB Telecom Fiber Optic there with no caps and who is offering 1Gbps symmetrical for $69.99 per month. eek.gif

https://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/internet/data-usage-what-are-the-different-plans-launching/

http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/comcast-expand-usage-based-internet-trials/144883


Screenshot of the full email sent to the primary @comcast.net email account (received on 8/27):


Edited by wvvolfan - 9/23/13 at 11:01pm
post #1971 of 2004
I got that as well. A person would have to do a lot of online game play and a lot of video streaming to top that amount. I'm glad they're offering it, I don't know if I'd ever put a dent in that.
post #1972 of 2004
In case anyone hasn't noticed, both WVLT and MyVLT are broadcasting available content in Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio now. smile.gif

I sent a PM to Trip as well so he can update the listing over at RabbitEars.info
post #1973 of 2004
As I noted to wvvolfan in PM, I'm in the middle of a server move and have updated the listings on the new server, as the database on the old server is locked so I don't have to dump and reimport on the new one. The new one is not currently publicly-facing, so the update will appear after the new server is public.

- Trip
post #1974 of 2004
It seems like WVLT has improved their picture quality in recent weeks. Colors aren't as dull as they used to be and there is some more clarity to the overall picture. I was able to compare their PQ to an uncompressed CBS feed on DirecTV with the end of the Pittsburgh-New England game on Sunday. They were a lot closer in overall quality than they used to be.
post #1975 of 2004
HSN has been added to WPXK 54.6.
post #1976 of 2004
It seems that a lot of Knoxville tv market viewers are upset that WTNZ dropped their THIS network affiliation. It was replaced with Bounce. If viewers want THIS returned to Knoxville airwaves, then they need to write to all area tv stations and request the station(s) add THIS to their digital sub-channel tier. If your blood runs orange, you can bring back THIS.
post #1977 of 2004
Anyone know what capacity Ted Hall will be returning to Knoxville on WVLT? Is he replacing Alan Williams on the 6:00 news or taking over one of the other various news programs scattered throughout the day? Between sloppy storytelling and some bad production, my loyalty to WBIR has been tested. If Ted Hall does the 6:00 news, I may be finally switching if I can get past their weather man.
post #1978 of 2004
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

Anyone know what capacity Ted Hall will be returning to Knoxville on WVLT? Is he replacing Alan Williams on the 6:00 news or taking over one of the other various news programs scattered throughout the day? Between sloppy storytelling and some bad production, my loyalty to WBIR has been tested. If Ted Hall does the 6:00 news, I may be finally switching if I can get past their weather man.

Ted is anchoring at 6 and 11 with Amanda Hara. Alan Williams is moving to the 5PM show.
post #1979 of 2004
Thanks. That is what I figured, just wasn't sure how Alan Williams figured into the mix.
post #1980 of 2004
Comcast to begin encrypting Limited Basic in the Knoxville Market on March 4, 2014.
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