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My HD setup has been up and running for a week now, and I am very happy! However, I still have a few questions on what I'm seeing. CBS is perfect and practically never has any dropouts or problems.

- NBC has mucho dropouts but this may be due to my signal strength in the low 80s which occasionally flashes down to the 50s. I think I am probably stuck with this since I am already using a massive antenna and pre-amp but am about 53 miles from the antennas.

- Also, NBC was detected on 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3. 2.1 appears to be a SD upconvert. 2.2 is where I get my HD broadcasts. And 2.3 is the doplar radar. Occasionally, I get flashes of the doplar while I am watching an HD broadcast on 2.2. Is there anything I can do to correct this?

- PBS was detected at 80.3, but I get no signal or image when I go to that channel. Is this the correct channel for PBS?

- ABC HD broadcasts look fine, but not as good as CBS HD on my Sony HD100. I'm guessing it has to do with the unit upconverting ABC's 720p to 1080i signal.

- When ABC is not broadcasting an HD signal, my image is indented about 2 inches only on the left side of the screen. Is this normal?

Anyway, that's my initial observations after 1 week watching HD!

Thanks again to all of you who have helped me get this set up!
 

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PBS is really at 9.3(i think). i can't tell you for sure because my mits STB just finds it and i dont have to do anything. the reason it shows up as 80.3 is because that is the virtual PSIP channel.


I have not experienced your NBC problems because i am much closer to the station than you. no dropouts or doplar radar crossing over here.


ABC HD looks bad everywhere. just gonna have to live with it until we complain enough.


i have not noticed a shifted image on the upconverted ABC. i dont watch it much because they zoom the 4:3 picture because they think we want our widescreen tvs always filled.
 

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I get some signal variation, but it is more a function of my antenna and the wind in the trees. My ABC is also offcenter, and the audio is sometimes quite strange. 80 is the directv broadcast of PBS. I don't get crossover from the doppler channel, and actually really appreciate having it...."Oh *%#^, there's a storm heading our way....save the TV!"
 

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When ABC is not broadcasting in HD, I get a 4x3 picture in the center of my screen. Meaning both sides indented evenly. There is an adjustment on the set up of your tv to center the picture. Another item in set up is you have several choices on how you want to display a 4x3 image. You can leave those grey bars on the sides or you can zoom or stretch. After a little playing around with the options, I was able to get a picture that fills the 16x9 screen and looks good. BTW, my machine will do 720p natively or 1080i so cbs still looks only slightly better than abc. Check out Jay Leno, He looks great.


Cheers,

Paul
 

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When ABC is not broadcasting in HD, I get a 4x3 picture in the center of my screen. Meaning both sides indented evenly. There is an adjustment on the set up of your tv to center the picture. Another item in set up is you have several choices on how you want to display a 4x3 image. You can leave those grey bars on the sides or you can zoom or stretch. After a little playing around with the options, I was able to get a picture that fills the 16x9 screen and looks good. BTW, my machine will do 720p natively or 1080i so cbs still looks only slightly better than abc. Check out Jay Leno, He looks great.


Cheers,

Paul
My ABC OTA is 14/9 zoomed of a 4/3 image. I get small black bars on each side that are about the size of 1.66:1 lbx bars on a 4:3 set. CBS, FOX, and NBC put full side bars with station logos on their non HD material. ABC just has the small black bars. It's even on some of the commercials during HD programming.
 
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