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WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

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WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by mars » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:26 pm

Whats with WXII? On Spectrum cable in TC they have flashing, lines, and bars in the picture. Also sound is bad, and sounds out of phase. Cosi TV net. has some good shows on but are un-watchable.



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by WC8KCY » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:11 pm

It's been like that for years and years on Charter/Spectrum. The one time I have viewed them over-the-air, there were some weird artifacts in the picture; perhaps the artifacts are made worse by the video signal being digitized for cable distribution.

They do have a construction permit for digital facilities on channel 30. Let's hope they follow through and successfully make the transition.


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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by organman95 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:01 am

mars wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Whats with WXII? On Spectrum cable in TC they have flashing, lines, and bars in the picture. Also sound is bad, and sounds out of phase. Cosi TV net. has some good shows on but are un-watchable.
It was like that back in 2011 when it was WLLZ. Charter in TC for some reason had Ch 4 auto-switch to WLLZ when it lost connection from WPBN.



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by hunterw » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:28 pm

Right now wxii looks pretty good on charter TC, a little flicker but way better than it’s been. Right now I think the cozy tv feed is glitching up and freezing.



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by mars » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:09 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. I tried to watch Emergency this morning but it was rolling a lot,twitching and flashing. It wasn't bad yesterday but still not even close to todays cable quality as you see on all the other Spectrum channels.



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by hunterw » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm

Looks like they are now broadcasting in 480p hd digital on cable for Mi TV 12. Feeds a little choppy and so is news net(formerly minews 26) but the quality is really good now compared to Its Analog feed.



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by ftballfan » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:37 am

hunterw wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Looks like they are now broadcasting in 480p hd digital on cable for Mi TV 12. Feeds a little choppy and so is news net(formerly minews 26) but the quality is really good now compared to Its Analog feed.
I wonder if WXII flash-cut to digital broadcasting



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by mars » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:08 pm

hunterw wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Looks like they are now broadcasting in 480p hd digital on cable for Mi TV 12. Feeds a little choppy and so is news net(formerly minews 26) but the quality is really good now compared to Its Analog feed.
I noticed this a few days ago. Still needs some work but much better than before.



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog -- Approved OTA plan

Post by statmanmi » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:40 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:37 am
hunterw wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Looks like they are now broadcasting in 480p hd digital on cable for Mi TV 12. Feeds a little choppy and so is news net(formerly minews 26) but the quality is really good now compared to Its Analog feed.
I wonder if WXII flash-cut to digital broadcasting
Hey ftballfan and All,

Freelancer's FCC filed and approved intent (from April 2019) is to add a Digital Companion signal on RF 30:

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/datae ... f&goBack=N

If I'm reading the information for the current and proposed additional digital antennas, the current analog one is only 100 feet above the ground--whereas the new digital one will be at the top of the tower 480 feet up. But in comparing the estimated population reached per the data within the site rabbitears.info, the RF 30 signal still won't reach quite as many as what the new RF 18 Digital Replacement Translator that WPBN added on their tower at the studio site.


If they were thinking of a flash cut, it'd be different filings with the FCC. They still could do that--there's no penalty for not seeing through an approved construction permit document.

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog -- Approved OTA plan

Post by mars » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:05 pm

If they were thinking of a flash cut, it'd be different filings with the FCC. They still could do that--there's no penalty for not seeing through an approved construction permit document.

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi
Interesting info. Sorry but I could not get your link to work.



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by makitaman » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:52 pm

WXII is now on WMNN and looks really good.
It is out of Lake City with very low power...less tha 500 watts.
It is on rf-14 and will move to rf-17 and go to 15Kw.

The line up is:
26-1 Newsnet/Sports
26-2 Antenna TV
26-3 Laff
26-4 CTV Mystery
26-6 Grit
26-6 Light
26-7 Buzzr
26-8 Court TV
26-9 This

26-12 Cozi/MYN

This is fun television watching !!



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by organman95 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:32 am

makitaman wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:52 pm
WXII is now on WMNN and looks really good.
It is out of Lake City with very low power...less tha 500 watts.
It is on rf-14 and will move to rf-17 and go to 15Kw.

The line up is:
26-1 Newsnet/Sports
26-2 Antenna TV
26-3 Laff
26-4 CTV Mystery
26-6 Grit
26-6 Light
26-7 Buzzr
26-8 Court TV
26-9 This

26-12 Cozi/MYN

This is fun television watching !!
That is a LOT of subchannels!!



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Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Post by DAC » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:49 am

I've notice that it's looked TONS better over the past week as well. Would be nice if cable picked up all of those subs.



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