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Forum: What's On Television?   2008-11-10, 04:09 PM
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Posted By 57
I see that WNED has switched back to 1080i. I...

I see that WNED has switched back to 1080i. I don't have any additional information, just noticed it the other day...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-12-20, 06:39 PM
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Posted By 57
The previous show about Niagara was also a WNED...

The previous show about Niagara was also a WNED production, but it was WS. The recent one was different and HD. I looked for ghosting on the panning shots when there were vertical images (like lamp...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-12-16, 03:40 PM
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Posted By 57
The "softness" could be due to 720P.... I...

The "softness" could be due to 720P....

I took a quick glance at the Claption Crossroads airing and it looked fine. Didn't see any jello heads, or ghosting.

The worst programme I ever saw was...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-12-15, 01:29 PM
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Posted By 57
WNED have installed the new encoder last night...

WNED have installed the new encoder last night and feel that they see an improvement. Feedback on items watched or recorded starting today would be appreciated.
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-12-11, 10:59 AM
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Posted By 57
I discussed this with the WNED engineer and they...

I discussed this with the WNED engineer and they had received an encoder, but it was faulty and a replacement has not been installed yet, but will be soon.

The improvement we're seeing may have...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-12-09, 07:03 PM
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Posted By 57
Agree fully. Reduction in ghosting and smearing,...

Agree fully. Reduction in ghosting and smearing, not to zero, but quite a bit better.
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-29, 11:40 PM
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Posted By 57
Rogers picks up the WNED signals via an ATSC...

Rogers picks up the WNED signals via an ATSC tuner and antenna in Ft. Erie (same as anyone watching OTA). I don't believe anyone has access to the "unbroadcast" signal before multicasting on any...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-07, 01:04 AM
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Posted By 57
I believe that filper was referring to the other...

I believe that filper was referring to the other Buffalo OTA stations. Since filper's in Oakville, he doesn't have Rogers.
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-06, 06:00 PM
Replies: 203
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Posted By 57
Agree on the pans, disagree on the improvement. ...

Agree on the pans, disagree on the improvement. I don't think the "jello head" is as bad as it was and on some slow panning, the detail stays... Not quite as many ghosts either, still there, but...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-06, 04:26 PM
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Posted By 57
Additional feedback from WNED today indicated...

Additional feedback from WNED today indicated that PBS Central moved to new facilities earlier this year and began using different equipment...

This could have precipitated some of the issues...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-06, 11:28 AM
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Posted By 57
720P uses about 11% less bandwidth. You are...

720P uses about 11% less bandwidth. You are correct, WNED have switched to 720 x 1280. If you read earlier in this thread, they tried an even lower resolution.
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-06, 12:03 AM
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Posted By 57
I've seen both on OTA and Rogers. See point 4 of...

I've seen both on OTA and Rogers. See point 4 of the following post:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=447449&postcount=134
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-05, 02:25 PM
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Posted By 57
michel: If you record a programme and look...

michel:

If you record a programme and look carefully at images that have a lot of camera panning, or when items pass by the lens quickly, you will likely see the issues mentioned in this thread...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-05, 02:14 PM
Replies: 203
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Posted By 57
michel: If you record a programme and look...

michel:

If you record a programme and look carefully at images that have a lot of camera panning, or when items pass by the lens quickly, you will likely see the issues mentioned in this thread...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-03, 12:26 AM
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Posted By 57
Here are my guesses, since we may never know...

Here are my guesses, since we may never know exactly:

I'd say that PBS central made a change in June that affected some affiliates more than others and some equipment may have been "more...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-03, 12:13 AM
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Posted By 57
I recorded a couple of programmes overnight...

I recorded a couple of programmes overnight (Smart Travels, Steeves). It may be my imagination, but I believe there is less smearing and ghosting than before. It still exists, just not quite as...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-11-02, 12:15 AM
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Posted By 57
More updates. 1. I got another note from...

More updates.

1. I got another note from WNED technical today. They have made some changes today which positively impacted PQ - still not perfect, but better supposedly. I will record a few...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-10-25, 11:48 PM
Replies: 203
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Posted By 57
WNED is working on it, but it appears slowly. My...

WNED is working on it, but it appears slowly. My last communication with them was shown in post 121, which was only two weeks ago.

It has been a year for Rogers customers - only since late April -...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-10-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
Everyone reading this thread, please ask Rogers...

Everyone reading this thread, please ask Rogers to provide Detroit or Spokane on Channel 525. Thanks.

I e-mailed them with the following:
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-10-12, 01:07 PM
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Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
Thanks for the feedback Michel. Detroit PBS does...

Thanks for the feedback Michel. Detroit PBS does multicast and they broadcast at 720P, unlike other PBS affiliates.

Were you receiving Buffalo before and had you noticed the jello heads before?
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-10-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
Got an e-mail reply from WNED. They are working...

Got an e-mail reply from WNED. They are working with Rogers trying to resolve the issue. They asked whether I had noticed better PQ recently. (Rogers rebooted their ATSC receiver.)

I recorded a...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-10-06, 01:16 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
I believe Rogers gets all the Buffalo stations...

I believe Rogers gets all the Buffalo stations OTA.

The Fox Buffalo issue came up recently when Fox Buffalo made some changes to how they transmit.

I wish Rogers would let me see Detroit or...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-10-05, 11:40 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
Make sure you give that feedback to Joe (at...

Make sure you give that feedback to Joe (at PBS)...

I replied to him stating that there are roughly 10X as many people in the GTA as in Buffalo, that's why he's getting (more) reports from here. ...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-10-05, 12:28 PM
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Posted By 57
I received the following response from WNED. ...

I received the following response from WNED.

I have also been corresponding with Rogers on the issue. Asking them to look into the issue and also asking for Spokane on Channel 525.
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-09-29, 02:20 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
I also just got through with talking to Rogers on...

I also just got through with talking to Rogers on the issue. (they replied to my e-mail with the usual response "please call")

I asked them to look into the PQ issues. (my CSR said he COULD see...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-09-28, 04:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
Cable - General Inquiry or Technical Support...

Cable - General Inquiry or Technical Support (probably the latter).

https://www.shoprogers.com/contact/contactus_byemail.asp

Don't be surprised to get a reply e-mail with something like:

"As...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-09-28, 03:26 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
Just sent the following to WNED and copied...

Just sent the following to WNED and copied Rogers...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-09-04, 10:50 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
If it was a Nova programme, it likely came from...

If it was a Nova programme, it likely came from PBS Central, via Detroit. Detroit broadcasts 720P, so perhaps that makes a difference...

It's also possible that PBS Central has made some changes...
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-09-03, 02:20 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
COMMISH. How large is your HDTV and which...

COMMISH. How large is your HDTV and which affiliate does *C use?

Make sure you're looking at scenes with motion. Still images are very clear.
Forum: What's On Television?   2006-09-03, 11:20 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,095
Posted By 57
Motion blur is one aspect, ghosting is another...

Motion blur is one aspect, ghosting is another similar aspect.

See sample photos below from earlier in this thread.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=401308&postcount=45
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