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UKWildcatFan said:
Anyone having problems WGN HD? The picture will freeze for about a min then moves then freeze again.
Yes. It's been really bad since it went HD.
 

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UKWildcatFan said:
Anyone having problems WGN HD? The picture will freeze for about a min then moves then freeze again.
Thaat only happens in the baseball games, everything else is fine
 

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How can I tell which one?
Well, by your location in the country.

You're in eastern Tennessee, so most likely you're on 61.5. But don't quote me on that.

I'm in southern Illinois, and we're on 129. (3 hour drive to Nashville and 6-7 hour drive to Chicago...go figure)

129 is too far to the southwest for those on the east coast or near the east coast to see very well.

But yeah...actually both WGN and CSNC freeze up from time to time. Usually happens sometime during the 3rd out of a ball game in a clutch situation, so I miss what happens and that really pisses me off.

Go Cubbies!!! Go Cubs Go....Go Cubs Go...Hey, Hey, Chicago, what'dya say...the Cubs are gonna win today...
 

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I have 2 dishes.
Easiest way is to tune to the channel then go to the point screen. It will tell you the sat location, transponder and signal strength. If the number is really low, it may mean you need to adjust your dish point.
 

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If you have a 722... possibly 622 as well....

When you're watching the channel, press "INFO" once and you get the info screen to pop up, it should be transparent. Press "INFO" again and it will go solid, and a little satellite logo will pop up on the top left corner if the info box, with a number next to it (110,119,129) ect.
 

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Tune to the channel, press Menu-6-1-1 (for signal strength) works best on most receivers ... even those with both 61.5° and 129° in their system.

Signals via 61.5° are better ... with all the stuff DISH is copying there I've given up on 129° and it is (temporarily) out of my system. Too many lost signals.
 

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So here's my question: If I'm blacked out of Mets games in south Jersey, why can I watch Sox and Cubs games on WGN?
 

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WGN America is a national channel, havent seen any blackouts on it. If they're broadcasting a cubs or Sox game and you have WGN - you should be able to watch it.
 

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James Long said:
Tune to the channel, press Menu-6-1-1 (for signal strength) works best on most receivers ... even those with both 61.5° and 129° in their system.

Signals via 61.5° are better ... with all the stuff DISH is copying there I've given up on 129° and it is (temporarily) out of my system. Too many lost signals.
I have it on 129. The signal meter says 59 but has a message saying the software change is causing a lower than normal signal reading. This is on a VIP211.
 

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UKWildcatFan said:
I have it on 129. The signal meter says 59 but has a message saying the software change is causing a lower than normal signal reading. This is on a VIP211.
I have a signal around 18 to 20 for the WGN transponder on 129 and that is on a clear day! Since I got my second dish pointed at 61.5 and pick it up there, all is well!!
 

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garys said:
Which channel is blacking you out?
When I had SNY, Mets games were blacked out because I'm in Phillies territory. I'm just confused because apparently WGN's allowed to ignore blackout rules.
 
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