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by YpsiGuy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Can't Get WADL over Antenna
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Can't Get WADL over Antenna

I get WADL from 40 miles away. They have a very powerful signal. HDB91X antenna indoors and on the east side of the house. They are just enuff off from Southfield I run 2 antenna systems. One aiming at Southfield directly and one aiming at Mount Clemens. With the two antennas I get good signal on al...
by YpsiGuy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHNE 14.12
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: WHNE 14.12

The solution is MPEG4 AVC H.264. Most newer TV's decode it and the even the $30 newer converter boxes decode and DVR in it. WBFF in Baltimore is starting to use it.
WHNE could get 12 channels easy into their 6MHz with it.
by YpsiGuy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 4716

Re: CBSDetroit62

I'd hate to see them give up the 62 virtual channel assignment. Channel 62 was the station from Weird Al's movie "UHF". Keep 62!!!
by YpsiGuy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CICO-32 in Windsor
Replies: 25
Views: 2866

Re: CICO-32 in Windsor

Once CBET went digital, it became a fringe signal for me. My two antennas point in the Saint Clair Shores and Southfield directions now. That gets me all of the Detroit majors, including WADL. If the CBC were smart, they would boost power and add subchannels to CBET. Add some unique subchannels and ...
by YpsiGuy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WTF is channel 4 doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2945

Re: WTF is channel 4 doing?

I very rarely watch the main channels anymore. I watch WDIV for ThisTV and MeTV. If it wasn't for weather alerts, I'd delete the main channels. The digital subchannels have to be really killing viewership on the main ones. 99 percent of my local viewing is spent on H&I, ThisTV, MeTV, Buzzr and Movie...
by YpsiGuy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

Re: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal

I think we will see an ATSC 3.0 ultra def main channel, encoded via HEVC or a similar codec. That will leave sufficient bandwidth for subchannels and a feed of the main channel in 480i ATSC 1.0. The old ATSC 1.0 enhanced def stream will be gone, IMO. If you want HD, you will have to buy a new box o...
by YpsiGuy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

Re: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal

Unlike the current standard, ATSC 3.0 makes use of both over-the-air signals and your in-home broadband to deliver an experience closer to cable or satellite. I don't see the big deal about ATSC 3.0 . I have a better picture now with the current standard then I ever recieved from Comcast . Just cur...
by YpsiGuy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

Re: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal

I think we will see an ATSC 3.0 ultra def main channel, encoded via HEVC or a similar codec. That will leave sufficient bandwidth for subchannels and a feed of the main channel in 480i ATSC 1.0. The old ATSC 1.0 enhanced def stream will be gone, IMO. If you want HD, you will have to buy a new box or...
by YpsiGuy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4015

Re: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!

Looks like WJBK will go to 720p on the main channel to fit Decades into the mux. Good decision. 720p is a nice resolution and give more bandwidth for other subchannels. Hey WTVS! Hint...hint...drop PBS Kids down to 480i and add NHK World. WJBK already is 720p My bad. I thought they were 1080i. That...
by YpsiGuy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4015

Re: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!

Looks like WJBK will go to 720p on the main channel to fit Decades into the mux. Good decision. 720p is a nice resolution and gives more bandwidth for other subchannels.

Hey WTVS! Hint...hint...drop PBS Kids down to 480i and add NHK World.
by YpsiGuy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2121

Re: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?

The Thumb area of MI screams for a 100kW digital TV transmitter, with about 8 multiplexed digital subchannels. Place it just south of Bad Axe. Put 480i of the majors from F-S-BC and 2 or 3 digital subchannels on it. It would probably have to be a Sinclair-owned station, since they own a lot of stat...
by YpsiGuy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2121

Re: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?

The Thumb area of MI screams for a 100kW digital TV transmitter, with about 8 multiplexed digital subchannels. Place it just south of Bad Axe. Put 480i of the majors from F-S-BC and 2 or 3 digital subchannels on it.
by YpsiGuy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 4224

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

I'd love to see WHNE go to full power on channel 3. Be loud and proud, baby!

Being full power would attract more digital subchannels for them at conventions.
by YpsiGuy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: OTA channels MIA
Replies: 26
Views: 2693

Re: OTA channels MIA

Question on the 'Xtreme Signal' ant. When it's aimed to get WADL can you still get chan. 9+32 out of Canada and the Toledo stations. It looks like it may be too directional. I use an omni directional 15' up with a small amp to boost but the WADL is only an occasional get. From my location, aiming s...
by YpsiGuy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: OTA channels MIA
Replies: 26
Views: 2693

Re: OTA channels MIA

I use a Xtreme Signal HDB91X in a Detroit suburb facing room, on a tripod mount with a 5ft pole. I cannot mount significant outdoor antennas, due to restrictions. The HDB91X pulls in great signal from that room, including a 42 mile shot over to WADL.