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Since the Tallahassee postings have been infrequent under many old headings, I have taken the liberty of starting a new thread. I have put 2004 in the subject line rather than certain months. Both AntennaWeb and TitanTV are listing WCTV DT-46 (analog 6) as being on the air. I believe this is probably an error as I am not receiving any signal from WCTV digital wise. Would anyone in the Tallahassee/Thomasville area have any updates to report concerning WCTV or other stations in the DMA? Thank you.
 

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Is anyone out there getting a WCTV digital signal? I am hopeful that the titantv inclusion means something is on the way. I sent WCTV an email this morning and will post their response when i get it. --Andy
 

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Well, that was quick... WCTV's reply to my question regardind the timeline for HD launch was..


"We are in high hopes of going to HDTV by the end of June." --Andy
 

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I posted a link to this thread on one of the other Tallahassee threads. If anyone has information on the status of the other stations it might be good to get it summarized in this thread. The following is based on my understanding of previous posts.


PBS- CH32 is currently at full power and antenna height

NBC-CH2 is currently at full power and antenna height


ABC- CH22 is currently at low power and low on the antenna


CBS-CH46 is not broadcasting but is expected to start by the end of June (see post above)


Channel 24 (UPN I think) is broadcasting. I do not know if they are at full power or not. I have not been able to get more than a blip at my locale (Lafeyette Oaks).


I don't know the status of FOX


Anyone have corrections or updates?
 

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SWEET! We should also maybe list whether or not they are broadcasting in HD. Now I might actually have something to record on my HDTivo. Good news!
 

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I recently got a DishNetwork 921 HD DVR. Can't imagine watching TV without it. Now I just need to get an OTR antenna so I can see PBSengineer's feed in all its glory (and the others when they finally get around to it).


I live very near the CH40 station. Maybe I'll volunteer to let them come by to evaluate their HD signal.
 

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Channel 24 (UPN I think) is broadcasting. I do not know if they are at full power or not. I have not been able to get more than a blip at my locale (Lafeyette Oaks).

BEC,


What type of STB are you using? I recently upgraded from the Hughes E86 to the Samsung SIR-T360 and it makes a big difference. With the E86, I had to use a rotor to get all the digitals and I still had major droputs with UPN no matter how I pointed the antenna. Now I'm getting all the digital channels without using the rotor and UPN just has the occasional dropout. My signal meter reads around 45% on UPN. The Samsung definitely locks in to low power signals better than the Hughes.


BTW, I live in Northshire (off Roberts Road) which is approximately 5 miles north from you (as the crow flies).
 

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I live very near the CH40 station. Maybe I'll volunteer to let them come by to evaluate their HD signal.

Faxman,


I know that you live near WCTV's new station (under construction). Perhaps, you could stop by the site every day and encourage the construction workers to finish the job!
 

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BEC,


What type of STB are you using? I recently upgraded from the Hughes E86 to the Samsung SIR-T360 and it makes a big difference. With the E86, I had to use a rotor to get all the digitals and I still had major droputs with UPN no matter how I pointed the antenna. Now I'm getting all the digital channels without using the rotor and UPN just has the occasional dropout. My signal meter reads around 45% on UPN. The Samsung definitely locks in to low power signals better than the Hughes.


BTW, I live in Northshire (off Roberts Road) which is approximately 5 miles north from you (as the crow flies).

I have a Mitsubishi SRHD5. I believe it is a early generation STB made by Hughs. I have a Channel Master 4228 with attached pre-amp. I took off the back screen to make it bi-directional. I have a HDTIVO on order and hope it will be able to pull in the signals better. Signal strength is about 15 for ABC ch 22 and am optimistic the channel will come in fine when they turn the juice up and raise the height.
 

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BEC,


The Mits. is a clone of my old E86. You may want to try the "$99.00 upgrade deal" via D*'s customer retention. See the lengthy thread in the HDTV hardware forum. I threatened to go to Comcast and got the deal, plus more.
 

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BEC,


The Mits. is a clone of my old E86. You may want to try the "$99.00 upgrade deal" via D*'s customer retention. See the lengthy thread in the HDTV hardware forum. I threatened to go to Comcast and got the deal, plus more.

I have the hd tivo on order so will probably wait it out. I moved the antenna higher today and can now get get 22 reliably. It did not help with 24 which barely shows on the meter. My lot is at a low elevation and is surrounded by trees.
 

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You'll love the HDTivo. I switched from Ultimate TV so I cannot compare this model to the workings of other Tivos but I love it.
 

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Does anyone have any info on the ABC station's progress toward full HDTV goodness? I emailed the station manager and got no reply. It is going to be a sad fall season if ABC cannot get MNF up in HD! I absolutely hate Sinclair (and I hadn't even heard of them until moving to Tallahasse last fall.)


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The notice I received in the mail from Comcast included not only the latest rate hikes, surprise surprise, but also mentioned that Comcast would be adding "several new channels in the next two weeks" does anybody know what those channels are? I'm hoping they include CBS HD, DiscoveryHD, and ABC HD, I know it's a long shot...
 

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Just received an email from WTWC saying they are waiting on delivery of one compnent before they go HD. He estimated July as the month they would begin passing the HD signal.
 

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Good news. Saw their sign the other day saying HD was coming soon. Now, if we can just get ABC then we're in business.
 

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What signals are you able to get locally in Tallahassee?


Has anyone seen a 1080i show broadcast from a station other than PBS?


I'm excited to hear, I'll go out and buy a OTA receiver today if that's the case -- what kind of antenna's would work best in the Southwood area?


TIA,


Dantz

 
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