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HD Locals: Johnstown-Altoona, PA

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    DMA: Johnstown-Altoona, PA
    Established: 8/27/2008
     
  2. ryno2292

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    • Channel Affected - CBS - WTAJ (10)
    • Date - 9/24/2008 Weds.
    • Time - 9:00 PM - ?
    • Description of Issue - Best way I can describe the issue is that the picture and audio are stuttering. In other words the audio cuts out and the picture gets jumpy simultaneously. This isn't the first time I've noticed this but this was the worst I remember it being, making Criminal Minds almost unwatchable.

      This is completely different than the "lip sync" issue most of us were experiencing when our locals first went HD. With that problem a couple taps of the instant replay button on the remote seemed to get the audio and video back in sync for me. With the issue I described above nothing seems to help.
     
  3. jaypopsu

    jaypopsu New Member

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    This can be updated now, as ABC and FOX came online yesterday. :D
     
  4. paragon

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    * Channel Affected - WWCP/FOX (8) and WATM/ABC (23)
    * Date - 10/20/2008
    * Time - 7:25 Pm
    * Description of Issue - The new HD feeds of WWCP and WATM are not showing up when the HD filter is applied to the guide. There is also no HD indicator for programming.
     
  5. paragon

    paragon Godfather

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    * Channel Affected - WWCP/FOX (8) and WATM/ABC (23)
    * Date - 10/25/2008 and 10/26/2008
    * Time - During Penn State Game (ABC) and During Steelers Game (FOX)
    * Description of Issue - Major pixelation and feed drop out issues. Noticed by several people.
     
  6. dmac-psu1

    dmac-psu1 New Member

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    I am still under the 90 day warranty so I have tech coming out on Thursday to check my system. I kept telling them this is not a problem with my system, but they keep claiming that it is a signal strength issue.

    So we'll see Thursday.

    I'll post what I find out Friday.
     
  7. mattbooty

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    * Channel Affected - NBC 6
    * Date - 10/27/2008
    * Time - During Heroes
    * Description of Issue - Moments of pixelation, shuttering picture, audio drop-outs that last about a second and then gone for a bit before coming back again, happened 8-10 times during Heroes.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 #8 of 39
    dmac-psu1

    dmac-psu1 New Member

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    Tech was there over the weekend and could not find any problems with my system??

    Since early last week the HD locals have seemed OK

    Anyone else in Altoona Johnstown market see an improvement?
     
  9. mattbooty

    mattbooty AllStar

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    As of this weekend I am still getting audio dropouts on all of the local HD stations. Mostly only 1 or 2 dropouts per show lasting about 3 seconds each, but that is enough to make watching difficult when you miss a key piece of dialog during the show.

    I had a few friends that were waiting for HD locals to switch to directv, I've told them to hold off on switching until these issues are resolved. Hopefully that is soon.
     
  10. raw121

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    # Channel Affected - CBS - WTAJ (10)
    # Date - 11/16/2008
    # Time - 2:30-4:10PM
    # Description of Issue - Some audio drop outs and stuttering/jerking video
     
  11. FHSPSU67

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    # Channel Affected - ABC-WATM-CH 23 and FOX-WWCP-CH 8
    # Date - 11/30/2008 - till now and still out
    # Time - From Sunday noon
    # Description of Issue - Splash screen has been up for CH 8 and CH 23 stating that Directv knows about the problem, etc. CH 23 is "back", but with constant unwatchable breakups.
     
  12. sobonefnet

    sobonefnet New Member

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    # Channel Affected - FOX-WWCP-CH 8
    # Date - 12/7/08
    # Time - 2:00PM
    # Description of Issue - Eagles/Giants game. Although the picture is not pixelizing, it is very 'stuttered'. The DD5.1 audio does not seem effected by this issue.
     
  13. FHSPSU67

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    Motion artifacts, jitter makes the Broncos-Chargers game unwatchable tonight on Ch 6 WJAC. I have it also OTA and it is fine. I also noted it at the start of the Steelers-Browns game, but it was corrected after a couple minutes.
     
  14. Scott in FL

    Scott in FL Godfather

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    Does anyone know why over the air reception of channel 32 (WTAJ CBS-10) out of Altoona is so difficult? I've been trying to help my daughter in Warrior's Mark for months, and that is the one channel that gives me trouble. Ch 24 out of Altoona is fine. Is there a co-channel problem? Thanks.
     
  15. FHSPSU67

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    Enter your street address at this site and you might get some idea:
    www.antennaweb.org
     
  16. Jish

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    I have noticed that since I received the new HD receiver software download WJAC has momentary picture freezing while the audio continues unaffected on everything from local to NBC programming - WJAC HD OTA and HD Cable are just fine - I have tried resetting the receiver and nothing helps - anyone else?
     
  17. FHSPSU67

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    WJAC-6 is almost unwatchable today for the Army All-American Bowl. Extremely jittery. Lucky I have OTA 6-1.
     
  18. DeanPSUpa

    DeanPSUpa Cool Member

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    I've noticed "jitteryness" as described above more and more lately on both WWCP Fox 8 and WJAC NBC 6 on my DirecTV feed...

    Anyone else noticing this in the last few days?
     
  19. ExitWound

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    Yes. FOX has some stuttering every minute or so, hitching in the video, but the audio doesn't suffer. Same was happening for me on NBC during the Penguins game on Saturday.
     
  20. DeanPSUpa

    DeanPSUpa Cool Member

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    things seem to have been better with WJAC and WCCP's HD feeds over D* the last couple of days, anyone else agree?
     

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