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Markets that have confirmed they will end full-power analog on 2/18...anyway


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#101 OFFLINE   jacksonm30354

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for the information. That explains a lot. I had been picking up WRBL up until a few weeks back but no more. Guess we will have to wait until June to see what will change then.

Oddly enough, I still do not pick up WGTV signal from Atlanta even though according to everything I should be.


They moved the digital signal for WGTV to Ch. 8 and they are supposed to crank up the power a little, but I am not picking them up in Hapeville-East Point.

WRBL/WTVM maybe were doing tower maintenance if you could get WRBL at one point. WTVM when they move to Ch. 11 should have a larger coverage area than WRBL.

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#102 OFFLINE   fluffybear

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:35 AM

They moved the digital signal for WGTV to Ch. 8 and they are supposed to crank up the power a little, but I am not picking them up in Hapeville-East Point.

WRBL/WTVM maybe were doing tower maintenance if you could get WRBL at one point. WTVM when they move to Ch. 11 should have a larger coverage area than WRBL.


Wife just pointed out to me the fact that Hapeville is near the Airport and if you are not picking up WGTV from there, I never will..

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#103 OFFLINE   Cholly

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:24 AM

So far, the only Charlotte area station I've found to have converted is PBS station WTVI. On the analog channel, they have a crawl in English and Spanish telling people they either need a converter box, compatible TV or pay TV.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:42 PM

It looks like MY64 will be the only station in the Cincinnati and Dayton area to go fully digital come Tuesday unless ThinkTV (Channel16) gets a waiver from the FCC to keep analog on.

http://www.daytondai...1309dtvweb.html


It still amazes me that anyone could have been unprepared for this at this stage of the game - especially if you watch TV enough to be calling within minutes or hours of the shutdown:

http://news.cincinna...8/ENT/302180073

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:21 PM

It still amazes me that anyone could have been unprepared for this at this stage of the game - especially if you watch TV enough to be calling within minutes or hours of the shutdown:

http://news.cincinna...8/ENT/302180073


One good sign from the article:

Lawhead was encouraged that many callers already had purchased converter boxes. TV stations in Cincinnati – and across the country – had been urging viewers to obtain the boxes in public service announcements broadcast for more than a year.

“Most of the people are pretty much aware. It wasn’t a case of ‘why is this happening?’ ” he says.


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Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bobukcat View Post
It still amazes me that anyone could have been unprepared for this at this stage of the game - especially if you watch TV enough to be calling within minutes or hours of the shutdown:

http://news.cincinna..../ENT/302180073
One good sign from the article:
Quote:
Lawhead was encouraged that many callers already had purchased converter boxes. TV stations in Cincinnati – and across the country – had been urging viewers to obtain the boxes in public service announcements broadcast for more than a year.

“Most of the people are pretty much aware. It wasn’t a case of ‘why is this happening?’ ” he says.
Cheers,
Tom"


Very good sign indeed. Maybe nothing will be done with the June 12 shutdown with results like this.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:04 AM

from Information week:

http://www.informati...transition.html


Also the AP

http://tech.yahoo.co...l_tv_transition

here's another one

http://www.tvnewsday...02/19/daily.18/

about 50,000 calls in two days. 300 million people in the US, 2.57 per household 116.7 million households


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one poster reports it costs a major station $25,000 per month to maintain that extra UHF signal.

BTW, why aren't all the environmentalists complaining about all the electrical power being wasted by maintaining dual ATSC/NTSC broadcasts?
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:00 PM

BTW, why aren't all the environmentalists complaining about all the electrical power being wasted by maintaining dual ATSC/NTSC broadcasts?


Probably cause its not simple enough for most of them to understand :P
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:18 PM

Probably cause its not simple enough for most of them to understand :P

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:27 AM

As of today all stations in my market area are still broadcasting in analog except the 24 hour infomercial station chan 67 in Canton that left the air on Feb 17. Chan 8 WJW in Cleveland said they would leve the air on March 12, they didn't. The following stations are still broadcasting analog:
3-WKYC Cleveland
5-WEWS Cleveland
8-WJW Cleveland
17-WDLI Canton
19-WOIO Cleveland
21-WFMJ Youngstown
23-WPVX Akron
25-WVIZ Cleveland
27-WKBN Youngstown
29-WAOH Kent
35-WAX Cleveland
43-WUAB Cleveland
49-WEAO Akron
55-WBNX Akron
61-WQHS-Cleveland
AN OLD GEEZER WHO REMEMBERS THE DUMONT TELEVISION NETWORK AND IT'S TOP RATED "CAPTAIN VIDEO AND HIS VIDEO RANGERS", TV NEWS ANCHORMEN WEARING HATS DURING THE NEWSCAST, ONLY 180 SECONDS OF COMMERICALS EACH HALF HOUR, 3 STATIONS ON THE AIR WITH THEIR TEST PATTERNS AIRED FROM 2 TO 3PM, PROGRAMMING FROM 3PM TO 11:30 AND SIGNING OFF AT 11:30PM. HOW COULD I FORGET THE SINGLE FRAME VERTICAL ROLL WHEN THE STATIONS SWITCHED FROM NETWORK TO LOCAL OR LOCAL TO NETWORK AND THE TIME TONE ON THE HOUR.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:45 PM

If it hasn't been posted, all Phoenix full power analog stations are still up. Two low power station went digital, KAZT went early and KTAZ flash cut on 2/17




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