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Over the last week or so my reception of WBZ has really gotten spotty - it used to be my strongest, most reliable channel. Has anyone else noticed a drop in strength?

I live in Back Bay Boston and am using an indoor silver sensor antenna. Nothing in my setup has changed before/after the WBZ reception problems. Reception of other digital channels remains the same.



No change at WBZ....


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Over the last week or so my reception of WBZ has really gotten spotty - it used to be my strongest, most reliable channel. Has anyone else noticed a drop in strength?


I live in Back Bay Boston and am using an indoor silver sensor antenna. Nothing in my setup has changed before/after the WBZ reception problems. Reception of other digital channels remains the same.

Yes, I've noticed it. I'm about 30mi west of the towers so I thought it might be the leaves on the trees, but I can still receive 20, 31, and 42 just fine.


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I can't say that I noticed picture problems, but I did notice a lot of sound problems on the commercials last night during KoQs, Raymond and Becker. The sound on the shows were OK.


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All is well down in Brockton. Signal is still 100%.
 

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Looks good in Boxborough (except Guide Issues on DST-3000), nudge nudge, in this THIRD (despite unintuitive CONTINUED II title) Boston Megathread.


Of course Bob Hess remains our tower/content/OAR/responsiveness idol.


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TextReceiving a 93-100% on 30, 60% on 20, and little or no signal on 23, 31 and 42 in Taunton.


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Hi Guys,


Leaves on trees can affect UHF reception. Very common, especially if you are using an indoor antenna.


Did not see any audio problems on our daily variance report for Raymond and Becker. What was the problem?


Tim: What's with the B/W picture on this hi-tech forum dude?


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Ah, leaves on trees... Did anyone have problems with 5-1 last night? NYPD Blue had flashes during first half, then slight sound interruption in second half.


Also, I notice that 42-1 is off now and I pick it up as 7-1. Is this due to leaves or what?
 

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Leaves on trees can affect UHF reception. Very common, especially if you are using an indoor antenna.

I'm using a RS double-bowtie... I just find it odd that I can still receive 20 perfectly while 30 is all over the place. No amount of antenna adjustment can give me a solid signal on 30 anymore. My DTC100 still reports a quality of about 88 when it's locked-on, but I get frequent fluctuations and dropouts.


Perhaps it's just time to get a BFA (big funky antenna ;-).


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Ah, leaves on trees... Did anyone have problems with 5-1 last night? NYPD Blue had flashes during first half, then slight sound interruption in second half.


Also, I notice that 42-1 is off now and I pick it up as 7-1. Is this due to leaves or what?

Yes, there were a few glitches in last night's NYPD Blue.


WHDH-DT is now broadcasting PSIP which causes your receiver to do the virtual channel mapping. See http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum20/HTML/002700.html


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Did not see any audio problems on our daily variance report for Raymond and Becker. What was the problem?


During commercials the audio would drop intermittantly. Not during the shows. I noticed the DD light flicker on the receiver whenn this happened. May be the STB (MITS HD5).

Seemed to be at the end of the commercial as it was going back into the program, but definitely before the show resumed. This was the first I've noticed this, and I usually catch the Monday night lineup every week.

Not a big deal to me because the shows where fine.

Steve



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Tim: What's with the B/W picture on this hi-tech forum dude?

Bob,

I'm a man of the 90s, just happens to be the 1890s. TR also looks like my better looking (and thinner) brother.

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Ah, leaves on trees... Did anyone have problems with 5-1 last night?

Can someone confirm that WCVB is providing PSIP? My E*6000 is still showing 20-1, whereas WBZ and WHDH are mapping to 4-1 and 7-1 respectively.


Just curious...


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Can someone confirm that WCVB is providing PSIP? My E*6000 is still showing 20-1, whereas WBZ and WHDH are mapping to 4-1 and 7-1 respectively.


Just curious...


Chip

Chip,


WCVB is not running PSIP at this time.


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Newbie Question regarding HDTV and OTA Reception


If I purchase the Dish 6000 system with 2 sats and the OTA module and antenna - but don't yet have a hi def TV, will I be able to at least check out the installation to make sure it was done right - in other words, on my regular TV will I be able to determine if I am getting the right signal strength for OTA stations? will they come in on my regular TV (although obviously not in HD)?


And also, if i have the OTA module and antenna, do I need to subscribe to local programing from Dish for $5. extra per month?

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Chip,


WCVB is not running PSIP at this time.


Bob


Thanks Bob...just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing out!


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will they come in on my regular TV (although obviously not in HD)?

Joe,


You can through S-Video or composite and should still see improvement on HBO (9440), ShoHD (9430), HDPPV (9428), HDDemo (9443). You will get letterboxing for the 16x9 screen to show up in a 4:3 analog TV, but on ShoHd at least you'll see the movie as intended.


(These are full bandwidth so picture should be much better than compressed premiums).


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And also, if i have the OTA module and antenna, do I need to subscribe to local programing from Dish for $5. extra per month?

Thanks

No, but you do need the sat aimed & working for OTA to work. Getting locals via Dish is unnecessary if your OTA works (and sat locals would be much lower quality, even to an analog set.)


Tim

 
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