"Enterprise" Broadcast on UPN9 in NY Problem?

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  1. Tino

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    I have a question about tonight's broadcast of Enterprise on UPN9 in NY.
    My reception was horribly Blurry and in MONO. Not sure if this was a transmission problem due to the WTC tragedy or a local Cable problem (Cablevision Of NJ).
    Anyone else experience this problem? It more or less ruined the presentation for me [​IMG]
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    UPN9's picture has never been great, but I agree that tonight's was worse than usual. As for the sound, I've given up on them. When they do manage stereo, it's usually distorted.
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    Since I'm always gone during the time that Star Trek is on I have to tape it. I usually used to tape it from WSBK (Boston), on Canadian satellite, but they have always had a washed out muddy picture and not the best sound, soooo I thought I'd tape off of CityTV (Toronto-satellite) this time.... not as muddy, more vibrant but still blurry and as you have reported, MONO on CityTV as well (what the heck?!).
    Rest assured, now that I've found out it's prefeed is Tuesday evenings on T5-16 I'll be taping the originating feed... commercial free and first generation picture quality [​IMG] .
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    I was a noisy picture to be sure. Plus there was about 30 seconds where it crapped out altogether. It was in stereo though. From now on, I am going to tape the Canadian feed of this off C-Band and watch it that way...especially since UPN can't be bothered to offer this in HD.
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    Yeah same problem here. I have Time Warner DTV and the picture was horrible
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    The transmission here in South Florida (Advanced Cable) was fair. Sound was in stereo and picture was the same as usual, a bit grainy. On three ocassions the picture froze or cut out for up to 5 seconds.
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    New York City will have only fair reception for many stations via cable because the WTC had the transmission towers. They're using backup ones on the Empire State building which are lower power. This situation could continue for up to a year or more according to ShowBiz Data.
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    quote: New York City will have only fair reception for many stations via cable because the WTC had the transmission towers. [/quote] Those are two different things, Peter. The loss of the transmission towers affected over-the-air broadcasting, but not cable. My friend who lives downtown and usually gets pristine reception from local channels lost all but one of them on 9/11, and most still aren't back. OTOH, subscribers to Time Warner Cable (like me) never lost reception and have continued to receive good-quality transmissions for most stations.
    UPN9's transmission over TW-NYC cable was bad before 9/11, and it's still bad. It just happened to be worse last night.
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    I live in the San Francisco bay area, but my UPN is from New York via Dishnetwork. The picture was absolutly horrid. Totally washed out and blurry. No color what so ever.
    Didn't notice much on the sound since I didn't turn my stereo on but I'll take all your words for it.
    Not a visually pleasing experiance.
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    the image here in mid-missouri looked good, BUT!!!!! UPN was OUT until 7:30, so what i recorded missed the entire first part, it came back on when 3 of them were eating and vulcans wouldnt eat with their hands, so i turned it off, i dindt want to come in half a hour late. luckily, according to tvguide.com, in my area the show will be rebroadast saturday at 7 pm here, so i'm hoping to catch it then.
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    Well, it's something of a relief that it wasn't just a problem with NYU cable, which can be pretty finicky at times. A shame, though, that I've now got a pristine S-VHS recording with plenty of noise and in mono.
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    we had one cutout here in Philly, but the picture was fine OTA. It was pretty cool seeing the satellite GUI [​IMG]
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    Two or 3 times the picture broke up and froze. The first time it went to a computer screen showing "no signal". Sounds like the master feed was bad. Where is UPN based? Cali?
    The picture is always bad on UPN here in Jacksonville, Florida. This was on cable.
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