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    Problem getting Channel 12 in Phoenix AZ

    niv, I like your solution! To encourage others in your area, please post a list of the channels you receive. Thanks in advance.
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    Problem getting Channel 12 in Phoenix AZ

    Eki, Here is the 'repack list' of OTA channels in the Phoenix area. Your "CBS-5" is real-channel UHF-17 and the channel or frequency it transmits on will not be changing. However, several other channels will be moving, including KEJR-40, to channel 32. RabbitEars.Info The antenna you propose...
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    Common problems with DTV converters, reception, and solutions

    Avs, It depends on the brand/model of your converter box. There is a usually button marked 'return' or 'home' or 'menu'. An option is to unplug it from its power source and it may return to normal operation when you restore power to it.
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    New RCA converter box/DVR

    S, Chinese-built converter boxes are legendary for failing capacitors in their power supplies, so unplug it and let it cool to room temperature and then try it again. Also, you could put a new (or known to be good) battery in your remote control unit. Good luck, and please let us know what...
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    Need help choosing antenna....please

    Carolina Girl, Your antenna survey has 'expired' -- (their error message is below). Please rerun it and post the current result here for us to study. Jim and the DTVUSA Forum Staff --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Signal Analysis Report...
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    Equipment needed to setup a vintage system?

    Uitlander, No, an antenna is not necessary for your planned setup. Your tuner will 'see' no signals available when you select the tuner option from your on-screen menu. Its hard to say what else you might need beyond good quality cables. Good luck and please let us know how it turns out. Jim
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    Orry!

    Orry!
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    Please help save WWV, WWVH and WWVB

    The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has proposed cutting their radio stations WWV, WWVH, and WWVB from their budget next year meaning all three stations are in danger of being shut down. We’ve heard from our friends in the field that shortwave radio listeners are stunned...
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    Cut the cord need help with anetnna

    Henchman, I selected a separate VHF antenna for its higher signal gain and (therotical) better VHF performance than a Winegard HD7698 combo-antenna, and at only 15' above ground level I think you will need the gain. Secondly, an 8-Bay UHF 'screen-type' antenna should be better at receiving UHF...
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    Cut the cord need help with anetnna

    Dan, If the two UHF antennas you suggest are identical and wired out of phase, he would not need a Jointenna. Scroll to example #1 here: Stacking multiple antennas That UHF pair could be joined to a VHF antenna using a UVSJ. Jim
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    Cut the cord need help with anetnna

    Henchman, You live in a tough neighborhood. Antenna height is king and there is some improvement in your survey at 15'. You will need an extreme-range high-band VHF antenna to receive a reasonably dependable VHF-13. Here is a good choice...
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    Cut the cord need help with anetnna

    Henchman, I wrote above: "Please rerun it at the maximum possible height you could install an antenna and post a link to the updated results for us to study." If 5' above ground level is the maximum possible height, the odds of receiving any channels (dependably) are very poor. Jim
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    Cut the cord need help with anetnna

    Welcome, Henchman! Your antenna survey is not very promising based on 5' above ground level (the default setting). Please rerun it at the maximum possible height you could install an antenna and post a link to the updated results for us to study. The "McDruory" rotating antenna is a new name...
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    Subchannel Chat (Over-the-air) ie: THIS TV, RTN, Independent Channels

    In the Seattle region we have two stations carrying Stadium. KUNS-51.1 which used to be Telemundo without sub-channels, now offers TBD 51.2 and Stadium 51.3. Plus, the FOX channel 13.1 (THIS-TV 13.2, ESCAPE 13.3) now has Stadium on 13.4. The 13 transmitter is across Elliot Bay from Seattle...
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    Subchannel Chat (Over-the-air) ie: THIS TV, RTN, Independent Channels

    Dave, Its even more complicated when you include the coming reassignment or 'repacking' of 'real' channels you currently receive do to the TV spectrum auctions. Have you checked to see where your (current) stations will go? Here's Forum Member Trip's list: RabbitEars.Info <-- ("click" /...
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    Subchannel Chat (Over-the-air) ie: THIS TV, RTN, Independent Channels

    Here is a list of the START TV affiliates and more information. As Tim mentioned above, this new Network launches Sept 3. Weigel Broadcasting Co. to launch new ‘Start TV’ network in association with CBS television stations
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    Rception interference from traffic

    Iask, Good job and congratulations! Jim
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    Review: New Channels or Shows of interest

    Quest Network has been available in Seattle on 5.3 for about a year and we have enjoyed watching two series presentations in particular: : Dogfights and Modern Marvels.
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    Losing over the air spectrum=more TV channels

    Tim, Good post, Tim, and thanks for confirming some of the rumors I've been hearing about the future of OTA TV Broadcasting. I suspect all or most of the stations currently transmitting the major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS) that cover large population centers will continue broadcasting after...
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    Does DirecTV offer METV?

    Mickey, Assuming you have an open HDMI port, you can record free OTA programming using a variety of devices including a stand-alone DVR or an inexpensive D2A Converter Box like this one...
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