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Atlanta WAGA HD is utter garbage lately

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  1. Dec 5, 2007 #1 of 20
    rahlquist

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    Has anyone else noted and extrme amount of breakups on this channel laely. Last night it was unwatchable. For ever 2 mins of air time there was 10 second of motion, no other channel was behaving that way (that I tried). Tonight its better but still breaking up horribly. Its so bad I would kill to have the 'national' fox channel. Any suggestions on whom to complain to?
     
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    Peapod

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    It appears that they know about it because it is offline. However, WAGA is Fox O&O, so you can get the east coast feed if you call DirecTV. At least, you could a year ago.
     
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    rahlquist

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    O&O?
     
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    jhollan2

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    Does anyone know if its just fox's feed to directv or if comcast is messed up too?
     
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    LarryFlowers

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    O&O=Owned and Operated

    WAGA is owned and Operated by the Fox Network.. however, I recorded 2 FOX shows from Primetime Tuesday night and did not notice any problems.
     
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    WERA689

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    You should already be receiving the New York feed of Fox on channel 88. It was automatically added to my account somewhere around 2 years ago...maybe 3.
    Oh, and I haven't had any issues lately, either.
     
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    Jazzy Jeff

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    Is there any restrictions to this? Do I need to be a subscriber for any certain amount of time in order to recieve the NY Fox feed? I'm tired of the problems with WAGA myself.
     
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    jhollan2

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    I dont get 88, I get the 721 message
     
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    jhollan2

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    Called and spoke to CSR - I cant have 88 unless its down for 6-8 weeks??? Apparently Fox is having this issue in other cities as well and will be "fixed within hours" - I'll be sure to hold my breath...

    No gordon ramsey in HD for me tonight...
     
  10. rahlquist

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    6-8 weeks! WTH. The dran channel has been flak at best as long as I have had my HD.. GRrrrr
     
  11. jacksonm30354

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    It hasn't been bad until today. It went out between 3 and 4 PM and came up with the message that the local station was having difficulties.

    Glad I came on here to read this. I had Kitchen Nightmares recording and see that it still has a message. I'll miss the 1st 15 minutes, but started recording the OTA 5-1.


    Update: It was a repeat anyway.

    I got drop out's OTA so may indeed be a station issue.
     
  12. jhollan2

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    What exactly is the issue? Is it fox or dtv?
     
  13. WERA689

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    Odd. I just checked, and I still have 88 FOX-E available to me. Seems like I see a "charge" for it on my bill every month, too....I certainly never asked for it!
     
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    They were supposed to pull 88 from anyone in the Atlanta DMA when they introduced LIL. Same with all O&O....get LIL, lose O&O. I remember getting a postcard/letter from DTV concerning this a couple of years ago.
     
  15. jhollan2

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    Wera689, lucky... I wish I had more seinfeld!
     
  16. cweave02

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    I don't have any of the Atlanta or other Georgia stations, because I am in the NC/SC "area" so I get Greenville SC and Asheville NC. - No Ga weather, no Ga news - it is maddening, and D* says I have to get an FCC waiver. Who writes these laws, anyway!!
     
  17. jhollan2

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    I spoke to people at Fox. They are upgrading their HD equipment and may have caused the disruption during the upgrade. I think all should be good now.
     
  18. WERA689

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    Thanks for the update Jhollan2
     
  19. jacksonm30354

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    Nielsen defines the DMAs (Designated Market Area). The law is that if you are in that DMA, you can only get the stations in that market, unless you can get a waiver, not from the FCC, but from each of the local stations in your DMA. Some stations are good about giving waivers, others flat out refuse without exception.
     
  20. cweave02

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    Thanks jackson - Do I go through D* or go to the stations directly?
     
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