HD Locals: Philadelphia, PA

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  1. wilbur_the_goose

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    All Philly locals are out and have been for hours now. Slide is up saying that D* is aware of the issue.
     
  2. cypherx

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    I sent a message to WCAU's contact us link on their website directed to Programming about the audio issues. Granted its a holiday week so I'm not sure when they will get to it.

    Yes all the HD locals are out. Only thing working here is 23, 35-1, 35-2, 51 and I guess other SD's that I have hidden from my favorites.
     
  3. mrknowitall526

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    Anyone know of any plans to add the WFMZ Accuweather channel? 69.2? I miss this from cable and I don't have an OTA antenna.
     
  4. wilbur_the_goose

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    cypherx - WCAU (10)'s audio problems were with the station, not DirecTV. Verizon FiOS had exactly the same issues.
     
  5. cypherx

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    Yes I noticed Service Electric had the problem too (I check on my ClearQAM). Also noted on WCAU's facebook page there were comments from Comcast users as well.

    I watched the Eagles game on Channel 40 WMGM Atlantic City. Aside from an occasional pop/click, the audio was nowhere nearly as bad as channel 10's. Plus the New Jersey commercials made me feel like I was down at the shore again. :up:
     
  6. ejbvt

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    Get an antenna. It is unlikely that most LP and non-major network subchannels will ever be on Directv.
     
  7. wilbur_the_goose

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    WMGM-40 will likely be kaput on January 1. Even if it continues to exist, Comcast revoked their NBC affiliate status, effecti9.2 ve Jan 1.

    I get 69.2 OTA just fine. I'm in zip code 19425. But keep in mind that you can't get it on a D* receiver with an OTA capability because it's not in their programming database. Apparently, D* has no ability to add additional subchannels to their OTA guide database :(
     
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    69.2 Accuweather and 69.3 Heroes & Icons are both in the database since they have Tribune IDs below 65535 (0xfff), however 69.4 Retro is not.
     
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    Oh that stinks about ch 40. It's a good backup. Maybe DirecTV can use the bandwidth to make 23 NJN in HD?
     
  10. mrknowitall526

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    I don't have an OTA antenna, nor do I have the off air tuner add on for my DTV. if I did, would it go to all receivers, or just the one it is connected to?
     
  11. mrknowitall526

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    I've noticed what looks like the HD signal on the Philly locals is being compressed more than usual?? Or perhaps it's just me. But I especially notice it on 6ABC. There seems to be horrible blurring around the 6ABC logo and also around text on the lower thirds during the news. Is it just me being picky, or does anyone else notice this?
     
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    I guess it's just me then ... Haha. I really only notice it on 6ABC during the news.
     
  13. KyL416

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    WBPH HD is in test mode. As of now the only HD content they air is Lafayette football on Saturdays
     
  14. mrknowitall526

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    They also air 69 News Edicion en EspaƱol at 7:30 every night. I'm assuming that will be in HD since 69 News has been in HD for years.

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    So far the only thing they've aired in HD is Lafayette Football on Saturday afternoons, everything else, including 69 News en Espanol, is just pillarboxed.
     
  16. mrknowitall526

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    Interesting. Seems like a waste of bandwidth to me, but I suppose they are obligated to show in HD.

    I'd much rather have 69.2, the AccuWeather Channel. There's already one subchannel 35-1 or something, so I don't see why they couldn't add more.

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  17. KyL416

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    35 is a non-commercial channel, they have a deal with many non-commercial channels where if their primary channel doesn't broadcast in HD, they use what would have been its HD slot for one of their subchannels instead.

    60 is a commercial channel and used Must Carry to get carriage (so they aren't charging DirecTV and other providers for carriage), and with the carry one carry all rule, if they carry one station's primary feed in HD, they must offer HD carriage to all the other full powered commercial stations in the market. DirecTV would be violating multiple rules and laws if they refused carriage based on how much HD content they showed and gave their slot to one of their competitors instead.
     
  18. wilbur_the_goose

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    I'm getting a lot of cutouts, similar to what I've seen when D* messes around with transponders. Signal strength is excellent, and I'm seeing it on all 3 of my DVRs.

    KYW and WCAU definitely have the issue.
     
  19. mrknowitall526

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    So did 6 and 69 this morning. It actually happens to 69 I'd say at least once a week in the morning, but it was on 6 today too. Really annoying...

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  20. wilbur_the_goose

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    Last night, WCAU was unwatchable (Raiders/Dolphins game). Verizon FIOS was perfect.
     

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