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post #1591 of 1635
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Here are the NEW HD additions to the Mediacom HD Family Cable lineup (as of March 7 according to their Web site)...that means no additional cost (until they hike their rates again )

724 ION TV HD*
727 NBC Sports Network HD*
749 National Geographic HD*
752 WE HD*
764 Lifetime Movie Network HD*
765 AMC HD*
766 Travel Channel HD*
772 MTV HD*
773 VH1 HD*
774 BET HD*
775 CMT HD*
776 ABC Family HD*
779 Hallmark Channel HD*


There's also a bunch of new HD Premium channels that will be added.
post #1592 of 1635
Anybody notice WQAD and KWQC going wonky in Davenport ever since the Super Bowl? I've had NO problems getting these in the past OTA, and all of a sudden I have problems. My roof-mounted antenna is secure as are the connections.
post #1593 of 1635
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Originally Posted by sickenmcsluggets View Post

Anybody notice WQAD and KWQC going wonky in Davenport ever since the Super Bowl? I've had NO problems getting these in the past OTA, and all of a sudden I have problems. My roof-mounted antenna is secure as are the connections.

Haven't watched them OTA in awhile...I'll check tonight when I have some time. I have a rooftop mounted CM 4221.

EDIT: Checked both WQAD and KWQC, and they're both coming in strong for me -- 88-92 strength.
post #1594 of 1635
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Tonight (march 6) Mediacom is switching KWQC DT from 705 to 706...
post #1595 of 1635
For those of you with Premium channels on Mediacom you will be pleasantly surprised to see you have more than 50 new channels today! Unfortunately for space reasons they had to start going backwards in the 650 to 700 range, on the plus side that is because 700-800 is almost completely full! Now as long as they don't jack the prices again.........

FYI..Also in addition to KWQC moving their normal channels they also moved their weather channel to 247.
post #1596 of 1635
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Originally Posted by QCHDViewer View Post

For those of you with Premium channels on Mediacom you will be pleasantly surprised to see you have more than 50 new channels today! Unfortunately for space reasons they had to start going backwards in the 650 to 700 range, on the plus side that is because 700-800 is almost completely full! Now as long as they don't jack the prices again.........

FYI..Also in addition to KWQC moving their normal channels they also moved their weather channel to 247.

I'm still seeing some flakiness with this; NBCSN 727 is supposed to be part of the HD Family Cable tier, but I'm getting the "not authorized" message. I hope they clear this up sometime soon...
post #1597 of 1635
Morning,

Seems this forum has alot more activity than the Des Moines thread, thought I'd ask a general question about your WHBF (RF4), as I have a problem picking up our own local WOI (RF5).

I'm 22 miles from the towers, and the terrain is fairly flat. On a good day I can see the tower tops with binoculars from my roof (barely).

Using a Winegard UHF yagi (with no angled reflectors) given to me by a relative about 15' in the air. This works to pick up our local UHF with little trouble (RF 16, 19, 23)

This UHF-only ant gets enuf signal to the TV for RF 11 and 13 most days too, RF8 and RF5 almost never work. I realized this going in, now to choose a decent VHF ant.

Thankfully *all* of the signals are in the same direction (140 degrees).

For those of you in a similar situation, what ended up working best for you? I may need to move my ant into the attic (2-story foursquare, 25' high), old house, single layer shingles, no metal in the roof.

Stacked UHF/VHF, or just a single combo ant? Anybody have experience using a '7-up' antenna trying to pick up WHBF? I know that type of antenna isn't designed to pick up RF 4, but the size difference between a regular VHF and hi-VHF seems pretty large.
post #1598 of 1635
Renstyle, it sounds like you might need to get the Winegard HD7000R unless you need something with more UHF.
post #1599 of 1635
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Well, my problem was two-fold: Mediacom had to authorize the two channels we weren't receiving (NBCSN HD-727 and NatGEO HD-749) so I could get them on my two TiVos and one Mediacom HD box. But, after that, I noticed that my original S3 TiVo was periodically not getting the channels. After some investigation, I found that, of the two CableCARDS I had in that TiVo, it was the single stream card (S-Card) that was not tuning in those two channels. It would get all the other HD channels in the HD Family tier including the new ones; just not 727 and 749. The multi-stream card (M-Card) in the other slot was able to tune all channels just fine. So I swapped out the S-Card for an M-Card at the local Mediacom office, slapped it in, had it paired, and I'm good to go now. My other TiVo is an HD model and just uses one M-Card for both tuners, and I had no problem with it. Now I have two M-Cards in the original S3, and it's just fine.
post #1600 of 1635
I wonder why Mediacom skipped adding Weather Channel HD to their new lineup? They added it in other Iowa communites that already got the digital conversion.
post #1601 of 1635
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It is puzzling...in some MC markets NBCSN HD is part of the Sports & Info package which costs more. Here, it's part of the HD Family package.
post #1602 of 1635
Not sure when it happened, but sometie recently 18.3 went from being This TV to ME TV showing classic old TV shows sort off like TV Land once did back in the 20th century. Not sure if 26.2 is still This TV since the leaves have come out and the marginal reception I get on it in the winter drops considerably to the point of it not coming in.
post #1603 of 1635
According to their announcement, Me-TV is simulcast on 18.3 and 26.3. Presumably ThisTV (which is Me-TV's sister network) continues on 26.2.
post #1604 of 1635
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Originally Posted by Jon Ellis View Post

According to their announcement, Me-TV is simulcast on 18.3 and 26.3. Presumably ThisTV (which is Me-TV's sister network) continues on 26.2.

It does. I checked this afternoon on the addition of 26.3 ("Me") and also 26.2 ("This")...
post #1605 of 1635
I've been thinking about purchasing Direct TV AM-21 off air tuner. Have any current owners rescanned lately to see if DTV has generated a new table to include 18.3?
post #1606 of 1635
I just now rescanned with AM21. Nope on 18.3. I have to watch it OTA using ant1 input.
post #1607 of 1635
If you have a HR34 (the 5 tuner receiver) it will "scan" in the stations not in the DIrectv database. It will show "regular programming" in the guide but you can set manual timers

These stations are i the database and will show on all receivers hooked up to a AM21
WHBFDT 4.1
WHBFDT2 4.2
KWQCDT 6.1
KWQCDT2 6.2
WQADDT 8.1
WQADDT2 8.2
WQADDT3 8.3
KLJBDT 18.1
KLJBDT2 18.2
WQPTDT 24.1
WQPTDT2 24.2
KGCWDT 26.1
KGCWDT2 26.2
KQINDT 36.1
KQINDT2 36.2
KQINDT3 36.3
post #1608 of 1635
Thanks. I have the HR24. I can't tune 18-3
post #1609 of 1635
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Not a huge deal, but apparently Mediacom has added Golf Channel HD (726) to their HD Family lineup. Used to pay extra for that....
post #1610 of 1635
Thread Starter 
Here's another question...I've noticed that AMC HD on Mediacom does not broadcast its audio in DD 5.1. Almost all the other HD channels do (with the exception of Lifetime HD, LMN HD, Travel HD and HLN HD). I've contacted Mediacom about this, and they're blaming the network. But, from what I've found online, AMC HD is DD 5.1 in other markets on other cable systems. Can anyone here confirm this?
post #1611 of 1635
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Originally Posted by spokybob View Post

I just now rescanned with AM21. Nope on 18.3. I have to watch it OTA using ant1 input.

Thanks so much for the scan info!
post #1612 of 1635
I recently built my own outdoor antenna (wood, coat hangers, etc) mounted in approx. 15 ft high, and can now pick up 32 channels at my base in Northwest Davenport. How many channels can one realistically hope to pick up in the Quad City area? Do I stand a chance of gaining a few more if I raise it to the 30 to 35ft. level?

How many channels do you guys pick up?

Thanks!
post #1613 of 1635
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Originally Posted by QCAlien View Post

I recently built my own outdoor antenna (wood, coat hangers, etc) mounted in approx. 15 ft high, and can now pick up 32 channels at my base in Northwest Davenport. How many channels can one realistically hope to pick up in the Quad City area? Do I stand a chance of gaining a few more if I raise it to the 30 to 35ft. level?
How many channels do you guys pick up?
Thanks!
I live in Aledo, so I can't answer the question. Maybe Bierboy can. I'm guessing you can pick up all the Cedar Rapids stations. I get 28,15 and 2 using a convertor box and youtube antenna on my old bedroom TV. I can't get WHBF with that setup. I do have a Directv receiver using y/r/w cables for that TV.
post #1614 of 1635
Has anyone else in the Quad City area been having problems with WHBF? I have been using an antenna for 7 months mounted in my attic and the past month WHBF is not coming in strong anymore.
post #1615 of 1635
Yes on trouble. My GF now lives on 2nd floor of old hospital. For the last few months she can't get WHBF some of the time using coathanger antennae, even on the north window. She is going to hire someone to put antenna on the roof.
post #1616 of 1635
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Hey guys....sorry about not responding. I'm supposed to get e-mails when someone posts here, but, for some reason, that's not been working.

Not sure about the problems with WHBF. I'm out of town right now, but I'll check when I return. I'm pretty much all digital cable with Mediacom currently, so I don't check OTA a whole lot. I will in a few days and re-post....
post #1617 of 1635
Barbara now has a roof top antenna and a #7777 amplifier. That fixed her problem. I also have a rooftop antenna and sometimes a weak signal on WHBF. The engineer over there has not responded to my emails. No biggie for me. Directv sends me a good signal on 4. And there is nothing I watch on 4.2 anyway.
post #1618 of 1635
Thread Starter 
WHBF has always seemed weaker than KWQC, WQAD and KLJB so that doesn't surprise me. And it's always been a bit finicky unless the antenna was pointed directly at the tower...
post #1619 of 1635
What the heck
Edited by hdtv00 - 1/18/13 at 11:37pm
post #1620 of 1635
First time posting, so be kind. smile.gif We have an OTA dvr that was, up until a couple of weeks ago receiving TV Guide On Screen info 7 days out for the guide. I was trying to find which local station sends the info so I could email to check on it. I wasn't sure if it's something that's being phased out or what, but the family has noticed. Thanks for any help.
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