HD Locals: Harrisburg, PA

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  1. Jun 6, 2012 #181 of 200
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  2. hbg ota nut

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    Any word on expansion of Significantly viewed Channels "SVCs"?

    They seem to be lagging way begin cable in our market given that a large # of people receive either Phila. or B-more stations in addition to our DMA on Cable. FCC allows it, and B-more is on our same spot beam... What's the hold up?
     
  3. pennStateFootball

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    It appears that 15 and 21 are now in 5.1. Hopefully the video quality is better too but I didn't watch enough. Maybe the syndicated shows will now be in hd. They upgraded something so hopefully.
     
  4. pennStateFootball

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    Is anyone watching the ryder cup with surround sound. The sound only comes out the back speakers. Some commercials are ok. Others only come out the back. So I think it's channel 8's fault but not sure
     
  5. Oct 6, 2012 #185 of 200
    n3ntj

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    Has anyone noticed how WITF (33) has been breaking up lately on their D* feed? I've watched a few shows recently and each breaks up periodically. Sometimes the audio drops out and other times the video freezes or pixelates badly. I flip over to the other local D* supplied LILs (WGAL, WPMT, WHP, WHMT) and they are clean and clear. Seems to be related to WITF only. While trying to watch "The This Old House Hour" this morning it was bad on the D* feed so I flipped over to the OTA feed and it was pretty clean..although I can't get WITF 33.1 more than 50% OTA in Lancaster County.

    How sure how to get this ongoing problem reported back to D* or WITF...if I call a D* CSR, they'll tell me to reboot my machines.
     
  6. bixler

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    All Harrisburg locals are down? Can't get WGAL, WHP, WPMT, or WHTM. Other channels coming in fine.
     
  7. tomspeer46

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    All locals in Greenville/New Bern/washington, North Carolina are down also.
     
  8. bixler

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    Interesting....I get locals from Washington DC (which are fine) and locals from Harrisburg, PA (which are down).
     
  9. tjdevaul

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    Locals are down in Raleigh Area...
     
  10. perkolater

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    Having the same issue in Orlando Florida
     
  11. chewwy420

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    Sd feeds are working, just hd feeds that are out.
     
  12. bixler

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    Thanks, I'll try that but I can't get my SD channels to unhide so I'll try a reboot.
     
  13. tomspeer46

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    That's good for those of you have SD locals. I our market there is only the HD feed, since they retired the satellite that carried our SD channels. They wsapped out everyones MPEG2 receivers for MPEG4 capable receivers.

    The Spot beams on 103S suddenly lost signal strength, 103ca and 103cb are fine.
     
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    Important Alert: Due to a fiber outage customers in the markets listed below are experiencing HD channel signal issues. While we work on restoring the signals as quick as possible, please know you may still watch the SD channels in your market.

    Markets include Albany NY, Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Bangor ME, Beaumont TX, Boston MA, Charleston SC, Charlotte NC, Florence - Myrtle Beach SC, Fort Myers FL, Gainesville FL, Greensboro NC, Greenville NC, Harrisburg PA, Hartford CT, Hattiesburg MS, Jackson MS, Jacksonville FL, Lake Charles LA, Miami FL, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Orlando FL, Philadelphia PA, Portland ME, Providence RI, Raleigh NC, Richmond VA, Savannah GA, Springfield MA, Tampa FL, West Palm Beach FL, and Wilkes Barre PA.

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  15. n3ntj

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    For the past month (off and on), the D* feed of WITF (HD) has been very bad at times. Lots of video and audio cutouts, pixelation, jumpy video, etc. The other local (Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA) HD lils that D* carries are perfectly fine with no issues and the WITF OTA feed is clean, too. I am watching right now and only the D* HD feed has these problems. When I see the WITF issues (from the D* feed), I switch over to the antenna as well as the other HD LILs (WGAL, WHP, WPMT, WHTM, etc.) are each are these are OK.. and flip back to WITF, and the the same issues.

    How do we report this ongoing WITF issue to D*?? This same problem existed a few years ago but was fixed. The issues exist during the day and night. Now it's back and it makes watching WITF annoying. Thank you.
     
  16. n3ntj

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    Update - the WITF D* feed on Sat. looked good again (no breakups, pixelation, etc.) compared to what's become a common thing the past month or so. I'll keep monitoring and repost if necessary.
     
  17. Dec 3, 2013 #197 of 200
    n3ntj

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    Pixelation has still been an occasional issue with WITF the past few weeks... anyone know if D* is looking into this problem?
     
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    Reviving an ancient thread....

    Anyone having issues with stuttering video on WGAL? Last few weeks I've noticed that our primetime shows on NBC (Blindspot, SVU, Chicago PD) seem to have this choppiness or stuttering in fine movements. Like, say when someone moves their head or they do a pan shot?

    We've had it on ABC as well but not near as bad as with WGAL.
     
  19. n3ntj

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    I see these issues on occasion. Earlier this month, the video on WGAL only was really bad for a few days and I confirmed it with other local people, too, via D*. The other HD locals were fine and WGAL OTA was perfect, too. Luckily, it was fixed..
     
  20. n3ntj

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    Has anyone been noticing issues with WITF (33) and occasionally WPMT (43)? I don't think I can watch anything on WITF without some pixellation.. sometimes it is really bad and other times, not as bad. I know D* has their OTA collection site at WHP-TV so it should be line of site, but I wonder if the issue is actually an overload issue, not an insufficient signal issue. Since WPMT moved and is now sharing transmitter space with WITF, similar issues with WPMT seem to have started occurring, too. How do we report these issues to D*?
     

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