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Currently I receive my High definition via Directv and an OTA antenna. All my HD channels look great but the one channel I notice an issue with is ABC Chicago. The picture does not fit the SIDES of the screen. Not the top and bottom but the sides. There is about a half inch of black on the left side.

Also, I am watching the news right now and when they show text at the bottom of the screen it is cut off.

I'm watching on a Samsung DLP and do not notice this on any other HD channels. Is this the way ABC is broadcasting?
 

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They do a combination of crop and stretch for 4:3 original material on 7-1 in 720p that does what you describe. Most sets don't show any sidebars because of overscan. They also do a straight 4:3 on 7-2 with full sidebars like the other stations do but in 480i.
 

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No. They need to change their policy on this.
They did. They made OAR available on 7-2.
 

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I thought they quit doing that but it looks like they are doing it again. Bummer.
 

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I connected my Samsung SIR-T351 to a Samsung LTN 1765 on Tuesday, using a generic OTA rabbit ear antenna. Auto program found all the channels and life was sweet. I live around Chicago Ave. and Ashland, pretty close to the Sears.


Last night ABC 7 quit. "No Signal" and it dropped out of my favorite channels.


Any ideas what happened? Is it me or them?


Thanks,


Steve
 

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I had to manually add channel 52 to my scan. For some reason they were not remapping to 7-1, 7-2 last night. they were showing up as 52-1, 52-2.
 

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meany,


Thanks. After I posted I went to the tuner and ran through all the channels and found 52-1 and 52-2 and added them as you did.


Is the remapping on the tuner side or the transmitter side? My problem or theirs?


I appreciate the reply, I'm a newbie (2 days with HDTV and I'm spoiled for life!)
 

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I too was having the same problem of 7.1 and 7.2 not showing up. So I just tried a rescan as suggested and there it is at channel 52.1 and 52.2. A great work-around until they get this fixed.


As for the different programming on 7.1 and 7.2, I actually enjoy the change! It allows me to tune into a commercial-free rebroadcast of the news whenever I get a chance. Nice work WLS! :D
 

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meany,


Thanks. After I posted I went to the tuner and ran through all the channels and found 52-1 and 52-2 and added them as you did.


Is the remapping on the tuner side or the transmitter side? My problem or theirs?


I appreciate the reply, I'm a newbie (2 days with HDTV and I'm spoiled for life!)
This is WLS's problem. They will need to fix it.
 

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Finca,


Same problem here. I just got my new Zenith 32V37 yesterday.


Heard in my house: "Where the F*** is Channel 7!!!"


I went to Antennaweb and found the UHF channel that they broadcast on, and keyed it in.


"Oh, there it is. Never Mind".


My wife puts up with a lot, I'll give her that.


I'm 20.1 miles from Hancock, I've got the biggest antenna made (Phillips Magnavox makes it) on the roof, and I still don't get WBBM without dropouts. The signal meter bounces all over the place, from "Bad" to "Excellent" (I would estimate from 40 to 90%).


Besides WBBM-DT being a crappy channel, I figure that my antenna may be moving in the wind. I bet I also have the main Ohare landing pattern (down the Kennedy) in my line of sight. That can't be good for low power reception.


I would love to get on the roof to tweak it, if we ever got a nice thaw. You know, attic installations may not be the best, gain wise, bet they are way more conveniant and way safer for tweaking. Anyone considering a self installation should keep that in mind.
 
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