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Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-11-04, 06:31 PM
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Posted By El Gran Chico
Re: " ... WIVB transmitter was never fixed" ...

Re: " ... WIVB transmitter was never fixed"

The transmitter doesn't need to be "fixed". It needs to be raised on the Colden NY tower. It is about 100m lower than its permanent location.

Now...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-09-29, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 320,355
Posted By El Gran Chico
Trip, I just sent you an HTML file I captured...

Trip, I just sent you an HTML file I captured yesterday. Hope you might be able to examine it.

I also heard from my in-laws yesterday. CHCH is now showing up as 15.1 on their Toshiba so it...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-09-28, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 320,355
Posted By El Gran Chico
Here's what CHCH looks like on TS Reader Lite. ...

Here's what CHCH looks like on TS Reader Lite. Maybe one of the experts might be able to spot what is causing dsspredator and I grief:


PAT Version Number: 24
Transport Stream ID: 17091...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-09-28, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 320,355
Posted By El Gran Chico
CHCH always had PSIP, just not the tables needed...

CHCH always had PSIP, just not the tables needed for program information (EIT, ETT). With zero PSIP, your tuner wouldn't know where to find anything in the signal.
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-09-28, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 320,355
Posted By El Gran Chico
^^^ Yup, I got a similar situation with my...

^^^ Yup, I got a similar situation with my TiVo's tuner. After watching CHCH, it corrupts something because I cannot go to another channel without rebooting the TiVo. CHCH works ok on my Sony's...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 303,902
Posted By El Gran Chico
" ... hope they are not letting their customer...

" ... hope they are not letting their customer service slip"

It's never been the same since Rovi Corp. bought Tivo in 2016 (and renamed themselves Tivo). I was a huge supporter of Tivo after I...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-02, 01:57 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
I got WQHS RF34 virtual 61.x from Cleveland last...

I got WQHS RF34 virtual 61.x from Cleveland last night. That might be your RF34 guest. Not sure that has anything to do with the repack however. Just summer tropo.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-01, 01:34 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
And it was explicitly mentioned in the July 30...

And it was explicitly mentioned in the July 30 announcement (Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-268)
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-01, 01:14 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
Sure, I guess I should have chosen my words more...

Sure, I guess I should have chosen my words more carefully.

What I was trying to say that in cases like CITS Hamilton the other day, any references to "36" are gone (personally, I'm happy for that...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-07-31, 12:57 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 86,845
Posted By El Gran Chico
Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-268 Ottawa, 30...

Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-268
Ottawa, 30 July 2019

Bell Media Inc.
Across Canada

Bell Media Inc. – Deletion of transmitters
Pursuant to an application by Bell Media Inc. (Bell Media),...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-31, 12:45 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
Looking ahead to the 2020 changes, this is going...

Looking ahead to the 2020 changes, this is going to be interesting in the Toronto/Hamilton/Niagara/Buffalo region.

1) CKVP Fonthill does not currently use a virtual channel number, and will move...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-07-31, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 641,605
Posted By El Gran Chico
Since the move from RF32 on Grand Island to RF 36...

Since the move from RF32 on Grand Island to RF 36 in Colden, WIVB/WNLO's signal into my location is very weak. Sure hope that permanent transmitter higher up doesn't take too long.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-06-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 112,678
Posted By El Gran Chico
Maybe in Boston and St Louis, but that's it. ...

Maybe in Boston and St Louis, but that's it. Not much viewership elsewhere (only about 5 million overall) Top 5 markets (by market share):

1 St. Louis 29.0
2 Boston 25.2
3 Providence 18.8 ...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-05-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 112,678
Posted By El Gran Chico
No, game 4 of the Cleveland series in the 2017...

No, game 4 of the Cleveland series in the 2017 playoffs was on ABC too. They've been rare, but certainly not zero appearances on ABC since 2010.
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-04-25, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 320,355
Posted By El Gran Chico
My first post in nearly a year! For those...

My first post in nearly a year!

For those you aren't watching the "UHF repack" thread (changes to UHF also impact VHF and there's lots of shuffling to do), CFTO is moving to VHF channel 8 (180 to...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2018-07-28, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 320,355
Posted By El Gran Chico
yup, CHCJ 35.1 hasn't been watchable in South...

yup, CHCJ 35.1 hasn't been watchable in South Etobicoke either for the last while. :frown
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2018-07-04, 10:38 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
Back then home copying, first the VCR and later...

Back then home copying, first the VCR and later digital video recording waasn't a thing. Copyright holders have a lot of clout in Washington. They want you to either watch it live through the local...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2018-04-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
Correct, and also worth noting the following ARE...

Correct, and also worth noting the following ARE concerns - US broadcast affecting Canadian reception of Canadian channels, Canadian broadcast affecting US reception of US channels



I've read a...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-11-29, 07:49 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
Re " ... I can see that happening if broadcasters...

Re " ... I can see that happening if broadcasters and studios successfully lobby ... "

I'd replace "if" with "when" and also add professional sports leagues.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-11-26, 11:11 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
"... ATSC 3.0 can be linked to the internet and...

"... ATSC 3.0 can be linked to the internet and provide tracking and targeted advertising"

If a US broadcaster knows info on who's receiving its signal, couldn't this be used to enforce things...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-11-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
Correct me if I'm wrong but the owners in this...

Correct me if I'm wrong but the owners in this case are Nexstar Broadcasting Group. They could choose to deploy this capital at WIVB/WNLO, somewhere else, keep it for future activities, pay a...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-11-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 125,102
Posted By El Gran Chico
" ... but the number of viewers with ATSC 3.0...

" ... but the number of viewers with ATSC 3.0 equipment is currently very limited. "

By limited, I think you mean close to zero. The current FCC is very market based. It will be interesting to...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-11-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By El Gran Chico
That's a pretty snide and cynical comment though...

That's a pretty snide and cynical comment though it's probably true at the executive level. Without exception, when I've contacted technical people at either Canadian and US broadcasters (even the...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-11-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 303,902
Posted By El Gran Chico
I have both. For IOS, I had to create a 2nd...

I have both. For IOS, I had to create a 2nd AppleID for US as my home but that was easy enough (it can be a pain to get updates - not totally seamless). Things may have changed for Android but I...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2017-08-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 320,355
Posted By El Gran Chico
I don't think the PSIP-based program info is...

I don't think the PSIP-based program info is working for CITY or the 2 Omnis. Multple HDTVs area all showing it as missing.
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2017-08-03, 11:20 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 71,827
Posted By El Gran Chico
Showstopper for me. If not on Roku or an app on...

Showstopper for me. If not on Roku or an app on my Bravia, not interested. Personally I like the MLB.TV model better - I just want/willing to pay for the one sport I'm interested in.
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2017-05-01, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 627,947
Posted By El Gran Chico
You can't "manufacture" a stronger signal with a...

You can't "manufacture" a stronger signal with a pre-amp. A pre-amp overcomes signal loss from the balun to your tuner, whether it be from attenuation due to the length of the cable run, splitting,...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2017-05-01, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 337,339
Posted By El Gran Chico
^^^ Sinclair owns affiliates at all 4 of the...

^^^ Sinclair owns affiliates at all 4 of the big networks. Quite possible something went wrong there. Seen it before with Nexstar getting stations crossed for a moment.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-04-28, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 443,167
Posted By El Gran Chico
Don, I had a similar problem a few years ago. I...

Don, I had a similar problem a few years ago. I bought myself a multimeter for about $20 at CT or HD or some such place. Turned out there was no voltage on the RG6 that went into the pre-amp from...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2017-04-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 627,947
Posted By El Gran Chico
James, I don't see 35.1 or 36.1 from Hamilton in...

James, I don't see 35.1 or 36.1 from Hamilton in your list either. I wonder if your aim is too far away from their transmitter. But you need to be careful - if you adjust your aim, it could...
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