What's up with WTVJ and WFOR in South Florida??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dean_L, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. Dean_L

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    These two stations have twice delayed broadcasting in HDTV since last year. I was hoping to see the Superbowl on WFOR. They were supposed to be online Dec. 31, 2000. Now, it looks like May, 2001. WTVJ also had a similar push-back of the date.
    Does anyone in South Florida know what's going on? I'm purchasing a HDTV decoder in March-April and would love to see HDTV with my locals here soon.
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  2. Roger Clark

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    Have you tried emailing them and asking? I would like to know what they have to say also, it would have been nice to see the Superbowl in hidef....
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  3. Gary_E

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    Dean,
    I believe WTVJ is almost ready to relocate to a new tower at the Dade/Broward line. Here in Broward I can't receive WTVJ on 6 or UHF. They want the Broward/Palm Beach market badly, so I suspect it won't be too long before they're up and running from the new tower.
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  4. Dean_L

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    I've emailed both several times. Each time, I have not been responded to. ARGH!! [​IMG]
    By the way, do you know where the WTVJ Tower is located? Is it on site at their new broadcasting location? I sure hope so! I'm moving to western Coral Springs in two months. I'd like to think I'll have a solid signal from there.
    Thank you for the replies!
     
  5. Michael Mathius

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    Does anyone get HDTV in the south palm beach area? I did a search but could not find any info for this area.
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  6. BrianM

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    Michael, I get two HDTV stations in Boca Raton. WSVN which is worthless and ABC which has about 3-4 hours of HDTV a week. I have friends in Boynton Beach who can not pick up either of these two stations- it must depend on the size of your antenae. Supposedly CBS (WFOR) will be up May 1st.
     
  7. Michael Mathius

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    Thanks Brian. It's really annoying that we can't get HDTV especially since Adelphia really sucks. I only get about one day a week of desent feed from them. The rest of the time it's raining in my living room. I don't know why I'm still paying them. It would be nice to be able to get HDTV ota but I guess I'll just have to wait. I have Directv but thank god I made the jump to dvds last year.
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