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#41 OFFLINE   Kevin872

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:54 AM

DIRECTV is aware of issues in Chicago and are doing what they can when they can. Some have been fixed and others will be fixed.


That's definitely reassuring. Every morning my wife watches Judge Joe Brown on Fox 32 and at almost every scene change parts of the video distort for a second. I have confirmed that this doesn't happen while using OTA. It isn't just Judge Joe Brown... it's many shows on Fox (and ch 26 I believe). Not to mention the severe audio brrrrrrping on channel 2 as mentioned previous times.

This kind of stuff normally doesn't bother me but these issues have been going on for months.

At least they are aware and looking into it. :)
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:29 AM

Yeah those video distortions during scene changes on FOX32 are quite distracting. I also see those same distortions now and then on ABC7. Since DirecTv seems to be aware of the problems let's just hope they can figure out and fix the problems, til then it's ota for me.
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#43 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:00 AM

They may be "aware" of it, but what good does that do when this has been going on for weeks?

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:02 AM

Anbody know if Ch 11 & Ch 26 is ever going to be in HD on DTV?

Ch 11 WTTW has great HD programming and without an antenna I miss a lot of HD sports on WCIU ch 26

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:20 AM

Anbody know if Ch 11 & Ch 26 is ever going to be in HD on DTV?

Ch 11 WTTW has great HD programming and without an antenna I miss a lot of HD sports on WCIU ch 26


Game finder has tuning to a hidden HD WCUI but it was CH 7 or CH 5 HD feed.

Also need CH 50 HD my network TV / WPWR-TV

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:33 PM

Major WBBM Ch. 2 issues tonight during Survivor. The usual Audio studdering.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:27 AM

Yes, Survivor was unwatchable last nite. It was so bad I was going to switch to the standard channel instead of the HD.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:28 AM

Great. I recorded CSI last night. I haven't watched it yet and now am wondering if that is going to be bad.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:03 AM

Apparently the issues are with WBBM itself. According to these posts at our sister site, AVSForum.com, they can be seen OTA:

http://www.avsforum....15#post15219515
http://www.avsforum....58#post15220858
http://www.avsforum....86#post15221486

To contact WBBM:


So if you could post a link as well to:
http://cbs2chicago.com/contact
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:11 PM

Hmm, I just did another DirecTv vs OTA check using the pip in my tv. While WBBM-DT is rather hard to receive ota I only saw a couple of minor breakups via ota while the DirecTv feed froze, broke up, went black and had numerous audio gurgles every few seconds. Not sure where the problem lies but it's never been this bad before.
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#51 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:15 PM

Indeed. I just activated an HR22-100 and channel 2 is unwatchable! :mad:

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:00 AM

last night (friday) was by far the worst yet. ghost whisper, number, even letterman where impossible to watch
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:28 AM

The problem was from WBBM ch 2. After seeing how bad Numbers was on D*, I switched over to my rooftop TV antenna (TivoHD). It was much worse, heavily pixelated, hiccuping audio, video dropping out every other sec. I just decided to give up. Since the problem appears to be from ch 2, D* may not be able to improve reception, short of being feed fiber from WBBM's control room.
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:28 AM

Do those idiots at WBBM even know this is happening??? :mad:

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:05 PM

Ch 2's poor digital reception, IMHO, is probably due to the digital TV transition. WBBM is on ch 3 digital, and will be moving to ch 12 digital for the Feb19th analogue TV shutdown. You can read about WBBM's switchover plans at the following link. Scroll down to the digital transition document.

http://fjallfoss.fcc...87&fac_num=9617
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#56 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:06 PM

No, it's not due to its being on channel 3 digital. That's an excuse.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 12:29 PM

I agree, these are relatively new issues while they've been on channel 3 digital for a long time. Switching in Feb may fix it, but something else is adding to the issues now.

Really f'n annoying during the Bears game today

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:30 PM

Bears game is horrible. Has anyone contacted WBBM? Any response? I'm thinking of emailing them and copying a link to this thread.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:02 PM

I contacted them and was told, "The problem must be with your satellite provider. We suggest contacting them." When I told them that I was having the same problem via OTA, they had the nerve to then tell me that my antenna is "poorly aimed."

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:34 PM

I contacted them and was told, "The problem must be with your satellite provider. We suggest contacting them." When I told them that I was having the same problem via OTA, they had the nerve to then tell me that my antenna is poorly aimed."


The problem is that if you call directv the person your talking to probably does not know that its channel 2 problem. This has been going on for a while and directv representives and channel 2 representives should know about this problem. I am sure that directv and cbs chicago management know about it but do not tell the people your talking to. The bears game today was terrible.




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