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post #12571 of 13749
Not at this time.

Also bear in mind that the visual resolution would only be 416x240, as the streams are designed for mobile phones and other portable/handheld devices.

- Trip
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Not at this time.

Also bear in mind that the visual resolution would only be 416x240, as the streams are designed for mobile phones and other portable/handheld devices.

- Trip

Oh, crap, ya, that wouldn't be worth paying for at that resolution. I assumed that channels 14.2 and 14.3 in the DC area were somehow affiliated with Univision since they are 14.1 but I guess they are just leasing out their extra channels to Mobile DTV, which makes sense. Oh well, I'm fine watching cooking shows on PBS Thanks Trip.
post #12573 of 13749
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Originally Posted by djp952 View Post

Have any of you guys seen some weird judder/dropped frames on the WMAR Jeopardy/Wheel programming OTA the past few weeks? My admittedly lame explanation as sent to WMAR engineering follows.

I'd really like to not have to go up in the attic and remove my filters to enable UHF 38 again just to see if this is broken OTA.

Thanks!

Yes, I noticed a slight judder on Wheel of Fortune via WMAR OTA earlier this week.
post #12574 of 13749
Hey Trip, it's hook from Ohio. Due to this wonderful economy my wife has accepted a job in Virginia where she plans to be for 6 months. She is in Reston, VA.

She said the only provider in that area is Comcast and I know your specialty is OTA, but I'm looking for some answers about their service. They are telling her that she can get digital television with no HD and hs internet for 64.98. Over 80.00 for the install, ridiculous.

My question for you or anybody else who reads this is does this box that is supposedly "digital" only have component hook ups? It seems to me that she should at least be able to get local channels in HD, If so I'm going to give her some component cable to take with her, Maybe she can get some HD and still have a better picture then what's offered with just the rear cable hook up.
post #12575 of 13749
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Hey Trip, it's hook from Ohio. Due to this wonderful economy my wife has accepted a job in Virginia where she plans to be for 6 months. She is in Reston, VA.

She said the only provider in that area is Comcast and I know your specialty is OTA, but I'm looking for some answers about their service. They are telling her that she can get digital television with no HD and hs internet for 64.98. Over 80.00 for the install, ridiculous.

My question for you or anybody else who reads this is does this box that is supposedly "digital" only have component hook ups? It seems to me that she should at least be able to get local channels in HD, If so I'm going to give her some component cable to take with her, Maybe she can get some HD and still have a better picture then what's offered with just the rear cable hook up.



I work in Reston but live in MD so I can't really comment on the equipment. Here in MD, the digital equipment (model RNG110) does have HDMI, component and composite. The locals do not come in HD for me, so I bought an Antennas Direct antenna to cover that.

Word of advice on getting a better price from Comcast.. if possible, go to a local Best Buy or HHGregg and seek out a Comcast salesperson. You'll get a better monthly price and usually free install.
post #12576 of 13749
On the RNG110 - Comcast offers this box for SD viewing and HD viewing. Many times Comcast will miscode this box so it is only SD. You need to call Comcast and make sure thwy have HD turned on.
post #12577 of 13749
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On the RNG110 - Comcast offers this box for SD viewing and HD viewing. Many times Comcast will miscode this box so it is only SD. You need to call Comcast and make sure thwy have HD turned on.
Well, she's paying just for digita, not HD. But I thought the locals would have to be in HD.

She really doesn't care. SD, HD, it's all the same to her.
post #12578 of 13749
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Originally Posted by hookbill

Well, she's paying just for digita, not HD. But I thought the locals would have to be in HD.

She really doesn't care. SD, HD, it's all the same to her.
Anyone know if there is clear qam locals in hd if she has an atsc/qam tuner?
post #12579 of 13749
In my area (Montgomery County) all the local channels are available in HD on clear QAM. If you want HD enabled on the RNG110 I think it only cost about a buck a month more.
post #12580 of 13749
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In my area (Montgomery County) all the local channels are available in HD on clear QAM. If you want HD enabled on the RNG110 I think it only cost about a buck a month more.

I don't know what box she got, and I'm sure she doesn't either but she is telling me the HD box is 10.00 extra a month.

Do you guys know is there anything you can get back if the tech shows up late. He was 20 minutes late, here in Time Warner land that's 20.00.
post #12581 of 13749
Comcast added Antenna TV (50.2) on channel 201 here today. I enjoy the old shows.
post #12582 of 13749
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Originally Posted by hookbill View Post

I don't know what box she got, and I'm sure she doesn't either but she is telling me the HD box is 10.00 extra a month.

Do you guys know is there anything you can get back if the tech shows up late. He was 20 minutes late, here in Time Warner land that's 20.00.

Yea, that sounds about right. If she has a QAM tuner, she can get the locals in HD by bypassing the box, but she won't get much else in the way of digital channels. I doubt if she can get anything from Comcast for being 20 minutes late. Their attitude has always been that you were lucky if they got to you on the right day.
J
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I apologize if this question has already been asked here. I tried searching for anything similar, but there are a lot of messages in this thread.

I am living in Bel Air, Harford County, MD and am planning on cutting the cable when my contract with Directv is up next month. (Hundreds of channels and nothing but crap to watch) I want to buy an outdoor antenna to pick up OTA channels from Baltimore. Can someone that lives in my area give any suggestions? There are some large trees to the southwest of my house (in neighbors yard) in line of sight of Baltimore broadcast towers.

My plan was to use the same area (if not the same mast) that the Directv dish is to get away from the trees.

Just looking for antenna recommendations. Thanks in advance.
post #12584 of 13749
The best advice can be given if you post a TV FOOL report so we can see how strong the signals are at your location. Your address will not be shown when posted here. Make sure you include the approxiamte height above ground level that the antenna will be mounted.
post #12585 of 13749
Okay great. I will go get that and post a link.
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post #12587 of 13749
All you need for Baltimore is a Winegard 7694 antenna. It should be enough to power 2-3 TV's without amplification as long as the antenna clears the roof or any other closeby buildings. If only 1 or maybe 2 TV's will be used, the ANT-751 or HBU-22 may do the job as well.
post #12588 of 13749
Well, in the unending joke that is WRC's adventure into 21st century technology, they've decided to run their weather crawl across the lower third and just scrunch the rest of the picture into the remaining two thirds. Graphics, fortunately (I suppose), are not also scrunched, but it's a mess.

WTTG, although it drops the picture to 16:9 letterbox and doesn't make very good use of space (none of them do, since they remain committed to 4:3), still has the cleanest presentation for my money.

I actually like the minimal nature of WRC's presentation. Why not just not scrunch the picture? I think that would look fine.
post #12589 of 13749
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

WTTG, although it drops the picture to 16:9 letterbox and doesn't make very good use of space (none of them do, since they remain committed to 4:3), still has the cleanest presentation for my money.

Being a Fox affiliate, during network programming it is the only choice that they have. Fox doesn't allow the stations to have access to the actual HD video. They are only provided an analog (yes analog) NTSC letterbox output to use for stuff like this, unless they spend a boatload of money to do something downstream of the splicer output.

But that will change once the crawl capability is finalized and the gear approved to do such things.
post #12590 of 13749
The CW will rerun last night's The Vampire Diaries and Nikita tonight. WNUV preempted them for college basketball. That means unlike the last time they were delayed on WNUV, they will of course be in HD.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...comment-743750
post #12591 of 13749
Spectrum crisis isn't real

"Julius' Scandal: Manufacturing Spectrum Crisis"

http://www.fastnetnews.com/a-wireles...pectrum-crisis
post #12592 of 13749
I'll cross-post this in the Comcast thread, but I got something in the mail today: March 15 Arlingtonians get, among others, Spike HD, Com. Cent. HD,and G4HD; April 12 among others the B10 and ESPNU.
post #12593 of 13749
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Originally Posted by hookbill View Post

I don't know what box she got, and I'm sure she doesn't either but she is telling me the HD box is 10.00 extra a month.

Do you guys know is there anything you can get back if the tech shows up late. He was 20 minutes late, here in Time Warner land that's 20.00.

This is a bit late, but has your wife looked into Verizon FiOS?
post #12594 of 13749
Anyone else having reception problems with WJLA-DT? I got absolutely nothing on them last night or this a.m. I did not have time to perform a rescan (perhaps they changed some PSIP items?).
post #12595 of 13749
Watched Jeopardy tonight... How many subchannels is WJLA running now? That was really murky. It was bad even for DVD quality.
post #12596 of 13749
I haven't posted in some time. My OTA reception has fluctuated wildly this winter. Signal strength is still good, but my signal quality jerks around quite a bit. Tonight, with high winds, I had trouble with all my stations.

I'm considering bypassing the Channel Master mast amp I've been using since 1995 and seeing if that improves my situation.
post #12597 of 13749
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

Watched Jeopardy tonight... How many subchannels is WJLA running now? That was really murky. It was bad even for DVD quality.

Agreed. Much pixelation and yuckiness tonight on WJLA.
post #12598 of 13749
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Originally Posted by djp952 View Post

Agreed. Much pixelation and yuckiness tonight on WJLA.

It might have something to do with the fact the IBM matches are being taped in Yorktown Heights, NY
(at the Watson Research Center) vs. Hollywood. Just a guess...
post #12599 of 13749
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Originally Posted by Knicks_Fan View Post

It might have something to do with the fact the IBM matches are being taped in Yorktown Heights, NY
(at the Watson Research Center) vs. Hollywood. Just a guess...

Was fine on WMAR.
post #12600 of 13749
WJLA pre-empted Jeopardy! Friday for a lame Oscar special, which was followed by another lame local Oscar special from Arch Campbell, pre-empting ABC programming again (Supernanny - admittably no great loss, but WJLA has pre-empted other night's shows for lame informercials and moldy old movies.
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