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#26 OFFLINE   jterry

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:50 PM

looks good and glad to have it!


Somone please tell me why the HD images, with few exceptions, are letterboxed inside the main 16X9 plasma screen. The only show that is true HD is Lerher.

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#27 OFFLINE   carnage

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:15 PM



Somone please tell me why the HD images, with few exceptions, are letterboxed inside the main 16X9 plasma screen. The only show that is true HD is Lerher.


I know that I've watched Nightly Business Report and World World in Full HD. I thought in switching it on the other night there was a Great Performances that wasn't letterboxed either. This would be on WVIZ 25 and not 45/49. I haven't watched much in the past week over the Holidays but I will check tonight.

Do you have the old standard def. PBS on a favorite's list? I can think of some old shows on there that were letter-boxed on a 4:3 screen.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:26 AM

Still having consistant issues with WOIO CBS 19. Ghost Whisperer was almost unwatchable last Friday night. The game Sunday was terribly distorted as well. These issues need to get resolved.

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#29 OFFLINE   jterry

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 12:00 PM

I know that I've watched Nightly Business Report and World World in Full HD. I thought in switching it on the other night there was a Great Performances that wasn't letterboxed either. This would be on WVIZ 25 and not 45/49. I haven't watched much in the past week over the Holidays but I will check tonight.

Do you have the old standard def. PBS on a favorite's list? I can think of some old shows on there that were letter-boxed on a 4:3 screen.


I just got a new HR22-100. I only have HDs on my favorites list. No old SD. Shows like Nova, This Old House, Amer Experience, etc. that say "Presented In High Definition" are not. They're boxed in the middle. I think I might know the answer...WVIZ has divided their digital channel into four separates. DirecTV picks uo only the main dig channel. The true HD channel (#2) is only on two cable systems.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:14 PM

The issues for WOIO still exist! Pixelation, audio stuttering.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:26 PM

Yes, I am in Akron and my channel 19 WOIO is barely watchable do to audio and video constant breakups in the signal. I am about ready to go back to cable.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:00 PM

Yes, I am in Akron and my channel 19 WOIO is barely watchable do to audio and video constant breakups in the signal. I am about ready to go back to cable.


I have actually heard cable is having the same issues from them.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:11 AM

I have actually heard cable is having the same issues from them.


WOIO tells me it is a DTV problem. DTV says it is WOIO. It's been nonstop for months for me.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:25 PM

WOIO still getting pixilation and audio burps.

Kick the encoder already. :mad:


+1 I'm glad to don't watch WOIO that often except for football. Someone put a boot to that encoder!!!
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:30 PM

In my research it is not a DTV problem. But the bottom line is they need to work together to resolve the issue. This should be resolved immediately not over time.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:06 AM

Let's get this out of the way before gametime. Kick the damn encoder!!!
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:56 AM

I agree with everyone that the WOIO issue is extremely frustrating. Sometimes it makes the channel nearly unwatchable. I wonder if Anyone at the CBS network would care....

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

D* is picking up the wrong WEAO PBS channel 49 subchannel. They should be picking up the HD feed on 49-1. Instead they are picking up the SD feed on 49-2. WEAO now appears to have their analog and digital schedules in sync (as does WVIZ) so I don't see why D* can't switch over to the HD subchannel.

BTW I emailed WEAO about this and got this odd reply:

Thank you for your interest in our programming.

DirecTV has to launch another satellite in order to broadcast our HD signal. The most recent news in this regard is that it will be launched for the Cleveland market in summer 2010.

Because digital broadcasting is new to everyone, there's been a steep learning curve. We found out a few weeks ago that we need additional equipment, including another dish, in order to broadcast two separate schedules. We are currently working on this, but I'm not sure when this will happen.

I'm sorry that I don't have better news for you. Please feel free to continue to ask questions.



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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:44 PM

I've been in contact with the station manager over at WEAO for a few months now, and yes, he's confirmed that D* won't be picking up the HD feed until 2010. That's just insane! That stinks, WEAO has the best OTA HD signal in town. C'mon DirecTV, get moving!
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:43 PM

I got a response back from DirecTV about the WEAO HD thing and it was a bolierplate answer completely unrelated to the topic. She thinks I am having problems with my equipment and need to call technical support. :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:13 PM

Well guys, it's all my fault. Look what DirecTV went ahead and did - they are now tuned to WEAO 49-1 instead of 49-2 ... but they are center cutting the 16:9 HD frame chopping off the sides, and we're seeing 4:3 SD. Dumbasses.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:11 PM

What ??

I'm not getting any HD on 49 from DirecTV. You're talking the SD channel, right?
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:40 PM

Ok, now I see what's going on. For channel 49 DirecTV only has "CL49" in the guide for WEAO (this was the old analog 49). All the "CL" channels are SD channels. I guess the WEAO guy may be correct, D* needs another satellite to add another whole "49" HD channel.

i.e., WVIZ "CL25" in the guide is the 4:3 SD version for non-HD D* tuners.
"25" is the 16:9 HD version for HD capable D* tuners.

I missed the fact that WEAO only has a "CL49" and not a "49"

It still does not excuse the fact that they apparently switched to a 4:3 center cut of 49-1. I watch The Newshour almost every night at 7pm and last Friday it was properly letterboxed on CL49. Tonight it was centercut on CL49 with graphics cut off the left and right sides.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:57 AM

Channel(s) affected - FSN Ohio HD 660-1
Date - 2/22/09
Time - 8:00 to 10:00 pm
Description of Issue - audio sync is off for the Cavs game. You could hear the "swish" of the basket before the ball would go through the hoop. Hard to pick up at first until they went to a live shot of the sideline reporter and it was very noticeable. I've seen them have audio sync issues on commercials before but not during the live game.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:51 AM

I'm watching the auction on WVIZ this weekend. The audio and video keeps dropping out.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:56 PM

Watching 662 Sport Time Ohio, Indians @ Blue Jays, 12 inning tied 6-6, they lose the video feed, :(
Missed the Indians pick up 3 to make it 9-6.
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:15 AM

Does anyone have any idea when (or, more accurately, IF) Channel 43-HD is going to be available? I have sent several emails to them through their website with no response, and any attempts to ask DirecTV just lead me back to the station. And, yes, there are a few things on there that I would like in HD (News, WWE Smackdown, occasional movies).

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:34 AM

Does anyone have any idea when (or, more accurately, IF) Channel 43-HD is going to be available? I have sent several emails to them through their website with no response, and any attempts to ask DirecTV just lead me back to the station. And, yes, there are a few things on there that I would like in HD (News, WWE Smackdown, occasional movies).


Getting through to Raycrap...errr Raycom is like pulling teeth. I have tried too without a response.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

Someone please kick the encoder for Fox 8 WJW. Really, really, really bad brrrriiiipppps and when not brriipping, audio is waaaay out of sync.
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 04:50 PM

FOX 8 was annoying. First they dump SkyFox, then this? ;)
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