Did anyone notice that ALL the NYC stations are in HDTV now?

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  1. Mike_G

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    Hi all,
    I did a search on this which came up empty. Every NYC local station is now transmitting in HDTV. I'm very surprised to not see this mentioned anywhere on this board. I'm in Union County and the only station I'm having a bit of trouble with is WABCTV-HD due to my antenna's location.

    FYI.

    Mike
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    Even the PAX station, WPXN?
    What about independent WEBR?

    Just curious.
     
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    CBS
    NBC
    ABC
    Fox
    UPN (off of 5-2)
    WPIX-11 (is this the PAX station you mean?)
    NET

    CBS is transmitting off of the Empire State Building. I think the others are transmitting from a lower altitude.

    Mike
     
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    WPIX is WB.

    WPXN is 31 (analog).

    WEBR may be cable-only.
     
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    Mike, what channels are you using for NBC & WPIX? I can get ABC pretty good on 45-1, but I can't get the others. I get somethign on 28-1, but it goes from 0 to 11% and back. No picture.

    Thanks for the heads up! All indications were that there would be no additonal HD channels until next year, so I gave up searching. MNF in hi-def tonight!

    Hanson
     
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    Wow. I'm surprised that nobody even knew about this. It's been all over AVS for over a month.

    Apparently, transmissions started on or about November 5th. The last time I did a sweep was Oct. 31st. I did my monthly scan of the usual places on the net to see if there was any news to find out that everything was RUNNING! I was watching Monday Night Football tonight in HDTV! My wife was watching ER last Thursday in HD.

    I don't know the channel numbers I'm using. I have a Hughes receiver and although I can determine them by going into the setup, the TV's in use now upstairs so I can't check. I did have to realign my antenna. ABC-DT was coming in with almost 0 the first time I tried, so I went in the attic, moved the antenna about 15 degrees, and the signal went up to 75%. I can't seem to get any more than that without putting the antenna on the roof (in the winter...bleh).

    Mike
     
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  8. Michael Reuben

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    For those of us who live in Manhattan and are slaves to Time Warner Cable, little has changed. We still get ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, but we do not get UPN or WB in HD. We do get WNET, which frequently doesn't broadcast the same programming as the SD channel, and we can now get the Discovery channel in HD (the only thing that's been added this year).

    Reception quality is still erratic on all of them. I almost never watch HD except for the occasional HBO broadcast.

    M.
     
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  10. Michael Reuben

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    Please express my thanks to the ouija board. [​IMG]

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