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HD Locals: Springfield-Holyoke, MA

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Oct 3, 2008 #21 of 177
    fingerstyle

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    I sent WGGB an email yesterday and they have not responded-perhaps they don't care?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2008 #22 of 177
    shovelhd

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    So did I.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 #23 of 177
    Dhouse900

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    any response from WGGB?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2008 #24 of 177
    shovelhd

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    No. It was unwatchable yesterday.

    This whole HD LiL for our DMA has been a huge disappointment. Only one station is delivering quality HD picture and sound, WWLP. The rest of it is completely worthless. Dropped frames, stutter, SD audio delays, etc.

    The next step I'm going to take is to write a letter to the local tech guy at the Republican, assuming he's still employed.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 #25 of 177
    fingerstyle

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    So far no answer I did find an email address for the station owner and tried that today. Nothing yet

    disappointing
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 #26 of 177
    tater71

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    Can you pass along that email address for WGGB so we can send ours to the same person.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 #27 of 177
    fingerstyle

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    This is the email address listed for James Gormally -the owner- on the job postings page
    gormally@comcast.net
     
  8. Oct 7, 2008 #28 of 177
    tater71

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    Thanks! I sent an email but no reply yet. I had already emailed D* and as usual they had no clue. They said we should be getting Fox 6 in HD and to try a red button reset !!!
     
  9. Oct 7, 2008 #29 of 177
    shovelhd

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    To Doug Brott: I will be posting the info you requested in post #1 in the next several replies.

    Channel: WGGB-DT 40
    Date: 10/7/2008
    Time: 08:10PM
    Description: Dancing With The Stars is being broadcast with Dolby Pro Logic audio instead of Dolby Digital. The video is delayed approximately 100ms to the audio.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2008 #30 of 177
    shovelhd

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    Channel: Fox 6
    Date: 10/7/2008
    Time: 8:15PM
    Description: House is being broadcast in SD stretch-o-vision while the OPG says HD.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2008 #31 of 177
    svtc

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    My fox on 6 is dropping frames and coming in poorly, is that what others are seeing? House is on now, and it looks the same as SD fox 61
     
  12. Oct 7, 2008 #32 of 177
    shovelhd

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    House was in stretch-o-vision
     
  13. Oct 8, 2008 #33 of 177
    svtc

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    yeah i noticed that as well, but I was also having it drop out and freeze, and none of the other channels were so I wasnt sure if it was my signal or the channel itself.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2008 #34 of 177
    fingerstyle

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    Today from WGGB-They are aware of the issue and it is a hardware problem. They have new hardware on the way and this should be resolved in a week or so.

    Do we know if Fox 6 broadcasts an HD signal or just SD?
     
  15. Oct 8, 2008 #35 of 177
    shovelhd

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    By hardware, do you mean the Dolby Digital encoder?
     
  16. Oct 8, 2008 #36 of 177
    fingerstyle

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    No idea what hardware is being replaced. Mr Gormally was pretty vague but he did respond
     
  17. Oct 9, 2008 #37 of 177
    whereami

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    3 WSHM, CBS is incorrect. We're supposed to be seeing WSHM for our local HD, which is Springfield, MA. Instead, we're getting WFSB out of Hartford, CT. The SD channel is correct though. The guide says WSHM, but when you finally tune to it, it's WFSB. Wife's been trying to record Oprah all week (don't get me started on the Oprah thing), but getting WFSB local news instead. Tried recording The Unit on Sunday night and got some other program. Called customer service once. They said they'd take care of it. Nope. Called back tonight and the only thing they can think of is to reprogam the HD DVR. I did that and still no luck. DTV tech said they'll probably have to schedule a trouble call, which makes no sense to me.

    6 FOX, like others, isn't HD, though the guide says it is.
    61 WTIC is also FOX, but SD only. Both of these stations are extremely choppy.

    22 NBC, WLWLP is good.

    40 ABC, WGGB is good.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2008 #38 of 177
    whereami

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    and of course, when I call DTV back, I spend 30+ minutes on the phone with them, asking me to do everything the previous tech told me to, and then she hangs up. :uglyhamme
     
  19. Oct 10, 2008 #39 of 177
    bootsy

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    The baseball game last night on both FOX 61 and FOX 6 on D* were unwatchable. Audio drops and stuttering video. I switched to ota on FOX 61 and it was fine. I'm glad i have ota for a backup. Anyone else have that problem last night?
     
  20. Oct 13, 2008 #40 of 177
    tjed14

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    I've contacted Direct Tv several times to find out why FOX6 is not broadcasting in HD. Its been escalated and no one has yet got back to me since 10/1/08. Very frustrating.
     

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