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post #13111 of 13749
WatchESPN is apparently now available to COMCAST. However, when I try to set it up @ ESPNNetworks/setup I get an error retrieving providers when I enter the billing zipcode 22304. Has anyone been successful setting it up??
post #13112 of 13749
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Originally Posted by mkfs View Post

Hmm, I see nothing there I'm looking to watch.

AntennaTV has WKRP! Sunday evenings, definitely worth checking out.
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Anyone have an idea why WJLA-HD (Ch. 7) never has sports highlight in HD? It's not just events (are there any) that are in SD only, but also ones that clearly were in HD. Yet they provide SD highlights. This isn't like the field reporters where they have limited numbers of HD crews/cameras.
post #13114 of 13749
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Originally Posted by mkfs View Post

Looks like the encoder on WJLA has the day off. I get a generic
Code:
DTV program
on the guide tonight....

And today, it's showing time as 6 minutes fast.....
post #13115 of 13749
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Originally Posted by jgantert View Post

AntennaTV has WKRP! Sunday evenings, definitely worth checking out.

Original music?
post #13116 of 13749
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Originally Posted by wmcbrine View Post

Original music?

Unfortunately, no.
post #13117 of 13749
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Originally Posted by tvdrew View Post

Anyone have an idea why WJLA-HD (Ch. 7) never has sports highlight in HD? It's not just events (are there any) that are in SD only, but also ones that clearly were in HD. Yet they provide SD highlights. This isn't like the field reporters where they have limited numbers of HD crews/cameras.

WJLA has a half-assed HD news setup. I never watch ABC-7 as I can't stand most of their field reports and sports highlights STILL in SD. They are lagging behind the other DC stations by a mile.
post #13118 of 13749
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Originally Posted by jgantert View Post

Unfortunately, no.

That pretty much kills it for me.

On a separate note, WETA is going to be replacing Create with BBC. Any idea what they will be showing?
J
post #13119 of 13749
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WETA is going to be replacing Create with BBC. Any idea what they will be showing?
J

Can't findmuch info out there, but DCRTV says "WETA UK will feature drama, action, romance, mystery, and humor shows.
post #13120 of 13749
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Originally Posted by Big J View Post


On a separate note, WETA is going to be replacing Create with BBC. Any idea what they will be showing?
J

On their web-site they have a promo video and a schedule.

http://www.weta.org/tv/uk
post #13121 of 13749
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Originally Posted by pamajestic View Post


On their web-site they have a promo video and a schedule.

http://www.weta.org/tv/uk

Thanks for the link. Doesn't look all that thrilling.
J
post #13122 of 13749
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Originally Posted by Knicks_Fan View Post

WJLA has a half-assed HD news setup. I never watch ABC-7 as I can't stand most of their field reports and sports highlights STILL in SD. They are lagging behind the other DC stations by a mile.

My cable provider just added co-owned Newschannel 8 HD, and their local programming seems to be a totally random mix of HD and SD. One newscast will be in HD, and the next newscast 30 minutes later will inexplicably be in SD, seemingly originating from the same studio.
post #13123 of 13749
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Originally Posted by Big J View Post

Thanks for the link. Doesn't look all that thrilling.
J

Au Contraire! They'll have Foyle's War and Prime Suspect!
post #13124 of 13749
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Originally Posted by machpost View Post

One newscast will be in HD, and the next newscast 30 minutes later will inexplicably be in SD, seemingly originating from the same studio.

Hey, they run out of bits, and have to hoard them until more trickle in!
post #13125 of 13749
Why is 49-2 crashing my KWorld SA 290 TVbox?
post #13126 of 13749
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Originally Posted by Knicks_Fan View Post

WJLA has a half-assed HD news setup. I never watch ABC-7 as I can't stand most of their field reports and sports highlights STILL in SD. They are lagging behind the other DC stations by a mile.

I can kinda/sorta understand SD field reports, but sports highlights I just don't understand. Do they have to pay CSN or ESPN more to use HD highlights? Or are they just being too lazy to downconvert the HD sports broadcast to SD for the highlights package?
post #13127 of 13749
Been a while since I've been around, so I apologize if this isn't news... but it appears that WBAL is finally passing DD5.1 from the NBC network. I had stopped checking long ago; it was DD2.0 years after it reasonably should have been (in my opinion, anyway). Glad to see it!
post #13128 of 13749
Just noticed that Fox Soccer Channel HD was added on Xfinity/Comcast. Channel 842. Long over due, in my opinion.
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Fox Soccer Channel HD added in Baltimore City yesterday.

 

 

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Most of the DC/MD/VA areas (suburbs of Washington, DC) of Comcast are expected to add Fox Soccer Channel HD on a rolling schedule throughout June 2012

 




http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/FSC-HD-Fox-Soccer-Channel/m-p/1297793#M21326


Edited by Marcus Carr - 6/6/12 at 3:29am
post #13130 of 13749
So with this new format for AVS Forum, how do you get it to display the most recent posts at the top for the topics you want to follow?
post #13131 of 13749
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Originally Posted by carltonrice View Post

So with this new format for AVS Forum, how do you get it to display the most recent posts at the top for the topics you want to follow?
Amen!
post #13132 of 13749
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Originally Posted by mkfs View Post


Au Contraire! They'll have Foyle's War and Prime Suspect!

Plus a whole lot of shows PBS showed 30 years ago.
To the Manor Born, Are You Being Served, Benny Hill... really?
J
post #13133 of 13749
My mother lives on the 14th floor of a high rise in downtown Columbia, MD. Any ideas on a good indoor antenna for receiving OTA signals from Baltimore and DC?
post #13134 of 13749
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Originally Posted by carltonrice View Post

My mother lives on the 14th floor of a high rise in downtown Columbia, MD. Any ideas on a good indoor antenna for receiving OTA signals from Baltimore and DC?

I never knew there was a 14 story high rise in downtown Columbia MD. I used to service the Vantage House master antenna system there until the digital transition, but they never had me convert it to the new channel frequencies, and before that I had done antenna work for the Columbia Inn. Have you tried anything there yet? Baltimore of course has two VHF highband channels, which are a little "iffier" than UHF when you are in an apartment complex. It will take more luck than science to reliably get her Washington signals with an indoor antenna.

Did her building have an off-air antenna system that was never upgraded?
post #13135 of 13749
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

Amen!

Besides the fact it BLARES at you... this was the first shortcoming I found.
post #13136 of 13749
My subscriptions show up about halfway down the home page, ordered from most recent. To see the unread posts, you need to click on the thread title twice.
post #13137 of 13749
I'm noticing what looks, just visually, like an insanely reduced bitrate on WPXW-DT 2 and 3, via Fios (491 and 492). It looks like it's the same way on broadcast 66-2 and 66-3, although it's a marginal station for me, so it's hard to be certain.

Does anyone know what they might be sparing the bits for?
post #13138 of 13749
Many large market ION stations do:

1x 720p HD
2x 480i SD
1x Mobile DTV
8x MPEG-4 SD (AirBox)

Lots going on there.

- Trip
post #13139 of 13749
After Googling AirBox, I see that WPXW is indeed one of the Ion affiliates offering this service. It also states that two of the subchannels are unencrypted. Have to see what I can see on my Dish Network mpeg-4 receiver. wink.gif
post #13140 of 13749
The two unencrypted ones are gone now. They have been for some time.

- Trip
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