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NYC Local Channels, Sat/Transponders?
Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:13 PM
All of the NYC locals are on 101 and the transponders:
68 WFUT (Telefutura)
9 WWOR (UPN)
11 WPIX (WB)
13 WNET (PBS)
21 WLIW (PBS)
31 WPXN (i)
39 WNYN (Azteca America)
41 WXTV (Univision)
47 WNJU (Telemundo)
2 WCBS (CBS)
4 WNBC (NBC)
5 WNYW (Fox)
7 WABC (ABC)
Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:28 PM
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:39 AM
Are you in the Philadelphia DMA? - you said you're 130-140 miles from NY, sounds like your on the Delaware border.
I'm actually right on the border between the Philly and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre DMAs...I'm in SWB, go 15 miles south and you're in the Philly DMA.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:54 AM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:09 AM
Here's an interesting tidbit - my signal on TP 20 last night was up around 80, now it's down to 58...is that normal, to have a better signal at night? It is still really cloudy today so could that be causing it as well?
Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:49 PM
What gives? Is this normal to see a stronger signal at night, and if it is normal is it odd that the signal difference is that great between night/day?
on edit: this morning I was only at 52 on TP 20...
Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:54 AM
Posted 06 February 2006 - 04:09 PM
If however, you are not properly aligned - off a bit, or (possibly in your case) are on the very fringe of a spot beam, this minor change in orbital position could result in the signal strength changes you are seeing. This will be even more critical with the new AT9 dish, as the half power beam width of the new satellites is much narrower than with the old/existing satellites.
I don't know if this is what is causing the changes you are seeing, but it is one possibility.
Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:13 PM
I assume 29 is way too low to get a decent picture on?
Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:53 PM
Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:57 PM
Posted 06 February 2006 - 09:44 PM
It could be that your dish wasn't fully peaked when it was installed. The Philly locals are on the same spotbeam as NYC's (which extends beyond your location), TP20 shouldn't be dropping in and out like that. You might need to fine tune your dish's alignment.
How would I do that?
Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:48 PM
As far as getting the NYC locals on the national feeds, for now that will work, but at some future time (to be determined - not yet announced) I would expect at least the high def feeds to be shut off and be available only on MPEG4 with the new AT9 dish.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:42 AM
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 09:17 AM
The picture is going to be exactly the same with a 25 or a 100 signal. Its digital and its either going to be there or not.
I understand that - my concern is whether or not 30 is too low a signal strength to get a picture with (my guess is that it is too low). Also, trying to figure out why my signal strength keeps fluctuating like this, although it has been steady for 12 hours now (it was around 90 when I went to bed last night and around the same level when I woke up and left for work this morning)...
Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:06 AM
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:55 PM
This entire thing seems to have no rhyme or reason as to when it goes down in signal...
Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:14 PM
What satellite and transponder are the NYC locals (all of them, not just the national distants) on? I'm trying to figure out if I can "move" to NYC and still be within the spot beam for the other locals, as I'm about 130-140 miles away in SE PA...
Well, the NYC TV market extends about 80 miles south to Mystic Islands in Ocean County NJ and 85 miles west to Greentown in Pike County PA. The spot beam HAS TO reach that far at least.
Note to DirecTV:
My Zip code is 08008.
I live 60 miles East of Philadelphia.
I'm 83 miles South of NY.
Comcast provides KYW, WPVI, WCAU, WHYY, WPHL, WTXF, WPSG & WMCN all in both SD & HD in Ocean County.
Why don't you?