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It's TODAY! Are you ready? (2.8M homes are not)

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. Tom Robertson

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    Yes, several stations are keeping their VHF low channels. Only channels 52 and up are being sold.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  2. flyingtigerfan

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    I'm actually a little concerned. I'd like to DVR the Penguins-Red Wings game on NBC on Friday night. My local NBC affiliate is keeping their analog assignment on Channel 10, so at 12:30 pm they are moving from Ch 41 digital to Ch 10 digital using a temporary transmitter. They won't go full power digital on 10 for about another 7-10 days while they get the analog crap out of the way.

    I have a UHF only antenna in my attic. It reliably receives all Columbia stations including our ABC affiliate broadcasting in digital on VHF 8.

    So....will I be able to watch the Penguins on Friday night? Will my CM 4228 work well enough to get VHF 10 as well as 8 (probably). Will the temporary digital signal on 10 be strong enough? AAAAAND....will they have updated the HR-20 data to get Channel 10 on Channel 10 instead of 41? Effective at what time?

    Hmmmmm. Stay tuned.

    At least I won't have to worry about watching 1/4 of the game in SD because of the crawls about the digital transition. And then someone at WIS forgetting to switch the feed back to HD for about 15 minutes after the crawl was done. And then 2 more crawls.

    Let Go Pens.
     
  3. scooper

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    Try this - see if you can receive ANALOG channel 10 over your 4228 (you should, especially if you're close enough).
    If you can, then your only issue is signal strength from digital 10.
     
  4. Jim5506

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    There are a couple of dozen stations in the USA which will jump back to channels 2-6 on June 12.
     
  5. MercurialIN

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    Thank you for the reply. I appreciate it.
     
  6. MercurialIN

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    Thank you for the reply. Good to know.
     
  7. Retro

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    Maybe this Digital TV campaign should have began with:

    I Want my DTV as in...........

    [​IMG]
     
  8. VARTV

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    Virginia Beach/Norfolk will have three full power stations in the VHF band (13, 9, 7). The station going back to its analog frequency (13) did an overnight test where they were broadcasting on their current UHF (41) and switched their analog signal on 13 to digital. Digital 13 readings were just a smidge lower than UHF41. I was quite surprised... I'm 25 miles out using a CM4228 in my attic (2-story house)...
     
  9. VARTV

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    We have that problem now in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk market. A station went back to their analog frequency on 4/30. Haven't been able to receive OTA thru the DirecTV STB from them since...
     
  10. RobertE

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    Digital conversions websites and phone numbers:

    http://www.directv.com/localsolution DIRECTV’s digital transition help website

    http://www.dtv.gov/ FCC digital transition help website or 1-888-225-5322 FCC contact number

    Contact number for coupons: Get coupon number 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009)

    http://www.dtv2009.gov/ apply for coupons online, status of coupons ordered, and information on when coupons are mailed

    http://www.ntia.doc.gov/dtvcoupon/ informational websites on the digital transition and coupons

    https://www.ntiadtv.gov/cecb_list.cfm list of coupon eligible converter boxes

    https://www.dtv2009.gov/VendorSearch.aspx locate a converter box dealer near you

    www.antennaweb.org for off-air antenna information, digital stations near you, and pointing compass directions

    http://www.fcc.gov/dtv/markets/report2.html and http://www.fcc.gov/dtv/markets/ – show the changes in broadcaster coverage (area maps) from analog to digital. The digital coverage area is smaller than the analog area.

    http://www.dtvtransition.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=94 a database to help viewers determine whether or not their existing TV set is analog or digital on the Coalition’s Web site

    http://www.dtv.gov/stationlist.htm list of station analog turn off date and digital transition dates by DMA including who has and hasn’t transitioned before June 12th.

    You local broadcaster’s websites will have additional information
     
  11. flyingtigerfan

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    Well now that's an excellent point. I do receive analog 10. It's snowy, but not ridiculously so.
     
  12. Mark Holtz

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    According to SacBee:
     
  13. rhipps

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    Do you know if/when the Norfolk/Virginia Beach sub-channels (3-1, 10-1, 13-1, 15-1 etc) are going to be carried by D*?

    Thanks in advance,

    Bob H.
    Toano, VA
     
  14. RobertE

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    Most likely not for a very long time, if ever.
     
  15. ziggy29

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    The "-1" channels are the main channels, so if D* carries locals in your market, when you see 3, 10, 13 and 15 on D*, you're really getting 3-1, 10-1, 13-1 and 15-1. As for any of the other subchannels (X-2, X-3, et cetera), I wouldn't hold my breath. If there are some of those that you want to receive, you'll probably need to rely on OTA.
     
  16. Mertzen

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    COnverted a few people the past few weeks from OTA to D*.
     
  17. eckertman

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    All of the major Chicago national network feed are on those channels, Except fox and mytv. Oh, and Hispanic.
     
  18. ibooksrule

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    I am in De Soto which is part of the Kansas city DMA. We are between lawrence and kansas city. Right now i have a Channel Master CM4221 4-Bay right now sitting on a tripod on the ground in order to get past the house next door.
    I use to have the antenna on the back deck but i face almost directly into the house next door and had issues with everything but 5 and 4.

    I get low signal from ABC 9 (about 73) on dish 722 and NBC 41 (64)

    I really hope once they go fully digital on friday i will have a better signal once they go full strength.
     
  19. SayWhat?

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    Should be interesting. We have one station that has been running promos saying they will shut down at midnight tonight and switch from U to V, but they haven't said if they will be off the air at all during the transition.
     
  20. Tom Robertson

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