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Buffalo PBS-17 looks aweful

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by johnzim63, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. johnzim63

    johnzim63 AllStar

    Oct 8, 2005
    I watch lots on PBS, channel 17 in Buffalo. Lately it looks ugly. Are they overcompressing, or is my antenna in need of re-aiming? Anyone else share my gripe? All other channels are crystal clear. Thx!
  2. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    Dont really watch but my local PBS looks fine
    Whro 15 ...
    I thought my market had 2 PBS channels
    An NC once on ch 2 ... but I don't see it any more ?

    O well hope they fix your local PBS

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  3. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Choose Info, move up to the banner and scroll over to Audio / Video and see what it shows for the current resolution.
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  4. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Are you watching it via satellite, or via OTA?
  5. crkeehn

    crkeehn Godfather

    Apr 22, 2002
    Eastern Carolina had their PBS stations pulled the beginning of July. DirecTV claims that the issue was a failure of the local PBS station to deliver an adequate signal. PBS claimed that DirecTV was a bunch of doody heads.
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  6. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    It's a little more complicated than that. DirecTV switched to using the actual local feeds for UNC's stations instead of remaps of WUNC Raleigh or WUNL Greensboro. (They've been doing this for a bunch of statewide PBS networks where they previously only carried one or two feeds and remapped it for the rest of the state, it's probably EAS related since only the local feeds have the EAS alerts for their coverage area)

    The Norfolk market's UNC feed is WUND Edenton, who's signal is very weak where the local receive facility for the market is located. WUND is still in test mode though, so they're probably working on it.
  7. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    O wow, ok good info dont really watch PBS but interesting ..

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  8. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    What's odd is u can still watch UNC PBS 2 via the D* app ... I was playing with the app and remembered this thread and was shocked it was still there .

    Hope D* is not reading this lol


    Never mind I see PBS 2 is back on D* now

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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
  9. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    WNED (Buffalo, PBS 17) is one of the worst PBS stations in the nation. You may be better off without it :)

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