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I'm so confused about 69's identity crisis. Sometimes it's Me, sometimes it's My.. God forbid if it also becomes MeToo! ROFL!
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I'm so confused about 69's identity crisis. Sometimes it's Me, sometimes it's My.. God forbid if it also becomes MeToo! ROFL!

I just close my eyes and look the other way.

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I'm so confused about 69's identity crisis. Sometimes it's Me, sometimes it's My.. God forbid if it also becomes MeToo! ROFL!

Watching MeTV logo'd MASH ... I just saw a promo for Hogans Heroes "Weekdays at 6pm/5 central on MeTV."

If MeTV is put on 57.2 it would duplicate the 69.1 feed at certain hours ... but there is a lot of separate content.
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Should be better now.

Thanks. The guide info is looking better.

Are you able to comment on any plans for Me, My, 57.2, or whatever we are or will be seeing in the near future?
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Should be better now.
I spoke too soon. The guide data seemed OK yesterday. Today, we are back to the old guide without MeTV data.
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Thanks. The guide info is looking better.

Are you able to comment on any plans for Me, My, 57.2, or whatever we are or will be seeing in the near future?

Nothing really to comment on. It's in the growing stage. Not quite ready for harvest.

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Nothing really to comment on. It's in the growing stage. Not quite ready for harvest.

I was under the impression that this was the throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks stage. :-)
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Good to see that WBND will be doing local news here in Michiana!! Also, glad to hear it will be in hd to start. I'm hoping that this will push Fox 28 to finally make the jump to HD. Has anybody heard when the newscast will start?
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Good to see that WBND will be doing local news here in Michiana!! Also, glad to hear it will be in hd to start. I'm hoping that this will push Fox 28 to finally make the jump to HD. Has anybody heard when the newscast will start?

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I was under the impression that this was the throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks stage. :-)

That concept has given me some gray hairs!

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I see Zap2It (Tribune Media Services) is now showing guide listings for 57.2 MeTV. This popped up as I was surfing channels on Windows Mediacenter, but nothing is being broadcast on that channel yet. The current guide listing for 3:00 PM shows The Big Valley but at 4:00 PM both 57.2 and 69.1 show Rawhide.

I think it's a given that 57.2 will become the full on MeTV channel. Will 69.1 just become a full on MyNetwork channel, continue to carry MeTV content as well, or carry MeToo as well? I can't imagine both channels will carry the same programming for very long.
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When does that new commercial law go into effect? My house mate was watching the game on Fox 28 directly across from my room. Every time the commercials came on it was as though he cranked up his speakers to the point they were distorting. The second the game was back on it was just at a comfortable level. That really stinks for me especially if I'm trying to watch a movie in peace. Unfortunately I can't get him to wear headphones. My new sound system can easily be turned up louder than his but then that would be a problem for his wife. I wish there was a way to enable Dolby Volume on his setup, that would certainly fix this issue. Otherwise I just wish 28 would cool it with the loud commercials.
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The law took effect on Dec. 15, 2010, but the broadcasters have one year to fully implement it.
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The law took effect on Dec. 15, 2010, but the broadcasters have one year to fully implement it.

Not soon enough. LOL!

I have a question for those of us with AVR's. I've noticed if I tune into channels like 28 when they aren't broadcasting 5.1 that the AVR kicks into Dolby PL IIx mode (2 channel audio) DS on. Other channels like 25 that are not multi channel show DS Off. Is DS Dolby Surround? I still hear audio from all of my speakers which I believe is where the DPL IIX comes in regardless. I just have no idea of what the distinction is unless DS On only comes on with channels that broadcast Dolby Digital.

My thinking is DS On is decoding actual Dolby Surround, and DS Off is more of a virtual surround. Is that right?
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The law took effect on Dec. 15, 2010, but the broadcasters have one year to fully implement it.

I'm curious what the law actually details for volume. The commercials can have the same volume as the average center speaker volume on the tv show, only have that volume in all 5 speakers and it still ends up sounding tons louder than the show, since the show is typically quieter in the other channels.

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I'm curious what the law actually details for volume. The commercials can have the same volume as the average center speaker volume on the tv show, only have that volume in all 5 speakers and it still ends up sounding tons louder than the show, since the show is typically quieter in the other channels.

I hear ya there. In theory if Billy Mayes was still alive he could sneak up behind you on your surround speakers and yell his pitch at you. Now that would make for a really rude awakening!
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Has anyone else noticed intermittent freeze-ups on 25.1, 25.2, 57.1, and 69.1? All freeze at the same time. I first noticed it yesterday evening. As of this afternoon, it is still occurring on two TVs using separate antennas.
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Has anyone else noticed intermittent freeze-ups on 25.1, 25.2, 57.1, and 69.1? All freeze at the same time. I first noticed it yesterday evening. As of this afternoon, it is still occurring on two TVs using separate antennas.
Yep, noticed. Problem is on our end.

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Yep, noticed. Problem is on our end.

Looks like the problem got a lot worse. I noticed the freezes a couple of hours ago. Now I'm not seeing anything on those channels. However Mediacenter is still showing a good signal on them.
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Last night was not a good night for 25.1 and 57.1...
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Does anyone have any info on WCWW and WBND? I heard they ceased over-the-air operations. I also heard that WBND was starting up a news operation. Can someone shed some light on this? Are they still on cable while they're off the air? Thanks.
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Does anyone have any info on WCWW and WBND? I heard they ceased over-the-air operations. I also heard that WBND was starting up a news operation. Can someone shed some light on this? Are they still on cable while they're off the air? Thanks.

Those stations didn't cease digital over the air operations, only their analog channels were dropped. I do not watch cable television, but I do know these channels are carried in the digital format.

As for WBND's news operations, please check out the fallowing article.

http://www.allbusiness.com/entertain...5369379-1.html

All 3 channels did recently have a service disruption, but service had been restored since.
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That's what I must have heard about. Now I wonder if there's going to be a power increase for WBND. Two million bucks is a lot to spend on a low power station.
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That's what I must have heard about. Now I wonder if there's going to be a power increase for WBND. Two million bucks is a lot to spend on a low power station.

No need to wonder; since WBND-LD is already at the FCC power limit, there will not be a power increase.

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That's what I must have heard about. Now I wonder if there's going to be a power increase for WBND. Two million bucks is a lot to spend on a low power station.

It is a good investment. A couple of years ago WSBT tried to buy the three LPs for 22 million but the FCC failed to approve the transfer by the deal's deadline. It is good to see some money invested to make the stations better.

Even as an LP, WBND has carriage via Comcast, DISH and DirecTV ... in HD on all three systems. I bet most of the people in the market don't know it is a LP.
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What happened to WNIT?
They switched the national hi def feed form 34.1 to 34.2, switched it to the low def channel, then chopped off the sides of the 16:9 image. WHAT?

Then they put a 4:3 letter boxed image of the 16:9 material on the 16:9 34.1 channel. Giving a 34.1 low low def image.

I expect it's a money thing, I will miss WNIT

A very sad day when whomever decided to cancel WNITs hi def broadcasting.

(I think that there is 1 or 2 hours in prime time when hi-def is broadcast on 34.1, but that's it)
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What happened to WNIT?
They switched the national hi def feed form 34.1 to 34.2, switched it to the low def channel, then chopped off the sides of the 16:9 image. WHAT?

Then they put a 4:3 letter boxed image of the 16:9 material on the 16:9 34.1 channel. Giving a 34.1 low low def image.

I expect it's a money thing, I will miss WNIT

A very sad day when whomever decided to cancel WNITs hi def broadcasting.

(I think that there is 1 or 2 hours in prime time when hi-def is broadcast on 34.1, but that's it)

I haven't checked WNIT yet as I'm out and about right now. However WNIT mixes up their own programing with the HD feed on 34.1. They have been doing this for a while now. I really irks me when I want to see an HD show like Nature on the HD channel only to be cut down to standard def. Happens all the time.
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If I had a deep fringe UHF antenna pointed at South Bend, I'd like to check that out myself. I know when regular programming ended on the locally programmed WNIT, they'd simulcast the national feed on that channel, & the sides would be chopped off on 16:9 programs. I would see this when I was fortunate to pick up WNIT in Gary (get WSBT almost every night with my current antenna pointed at Chicago). Now I always thought WYIN was cheap with their PBS station, but it sounds to me like WNIT is more cheap than WYIN is. At least they have HD programming on their station, though the locally produced programs are still in SD. Even WYIN's 2 SD channels are 16:9 instead of 4:3, but only 1 channel has separate programming (PBS Kids Go channel, locally programmed).
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I'll check WNIT when Nature is on both 34.1 & .2 at 8.

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It is now 8 and Nature is showing widescreen HD on 34.1 and 4.3 on 34.2.
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I know when regular programming ended on the locally programmed WNIT, they'd simulcast the national feed on that channel, & the sides would be chopped off on 16:9 programs. I would see this when I was fortunate to pick up WNIT in Gary (get WSBT almost every night with my current antenna pointed at Chicago).

WNIT had a national HD feed 24/7 on 34.1 and their local SD feed on 34.2. When the local program was not in HD they would often carry alternate programming, in HD, on the 34.1 feed. During prime viewing hours the HD and SD matched - at other times it gave people a choice.

This change may be a step toward doing something 24/7 different. All the other channels in the market have gone to centercut SD via satellite and cable so it fits in with the market.

I'm not receiving RF 35 at the moment ... I'll check it out the channel as soon as I figure out why my reception is out.
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