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HD Locals: Johnstown-Altoona, PA


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:54 AM

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


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#2 OFFLINE   ryno2292

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:09 PM

  • 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 OFFLINE   jaypopsu

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:41 AM

Please post broadcast issues with DIRECTV satellite delivered HD Local Channels only

DMA: Johnstown-Altoona, PA
Established: 8/27/2008
Rank: 99

HD Locals available in this DMA

  • CBS - WTAJ (10)
  • NBC - WJAC (6)


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

#4 OFFLINE   paragon

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:26 PM

* 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.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 11:46 AM

* 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.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:22 AM

* 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.


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.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:57 PM

* 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.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:17 PM

So we'll see Thursday.

I'll post what I find out Friday.


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?

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:21 PM

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.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 03:12 PM

# 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

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:46 AM

# 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.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:22 PM

# 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.
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:19 PM

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.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:43 AM

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.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:46 AM

Enter your street address at this site and you might get some idea:
www.antennaweb.org
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:22 AM

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?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:46 PM

WJAC-6 is almost unwatchable today for the Army All-American Bowl. Extremely jittery. Lucky I have OTA 6-1.
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:30 PM

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?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:20 PM

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.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:50 AM

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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