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    ABC OTA HD Signal

    Anyone having troubles with this? Started sometime on Wednesday I think, not able to get ABC channel 5 in HD OTA.

    All other OTA channels are working fine. Not sure what to do to fix it.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Yes..it's been out for about 3 days. Their website says "crews are assessing the issue", but doesn't give any more information that that.

    Basically, we are all SOL until WOI is able to fix the problem.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Thanks...found that link now...

    Digital Transmission Problems



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    When was the last time you had ABC HD? I think it's been out for me for months, but all the other channels work fine...



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    We had it this week...first I noticed the outage was Wednesday.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Yeah I noticed this last night. Hopefully fixed by sunday when housewives is on. Now that I think about it, I don't watch any ABC shows right now.


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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Having it fixed for tomorrow would be nice.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    WOI-TV HD has always ate my balls. I gotta stand in my living room with foil on my arms to get it to come in on a good day.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    External DB2 antenna myself, I got ch5 in the upper 90s. I never ever ever ever get pixelization on 5,8,13, or 17. Just need to find the right antenna and run a cable outside.


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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Agreed,...gotta go with a good antenna. None of the indoor ones are worth a hoot if you ask me. I have a big 110" one on my rooftop in a residential neighborhood right next to my dish and have never had a problem with any OTA HD signals.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    WOI-TV HD has always ate my balls. I gotta stand in my living room with foil on my arms to get it to come in on a good day.
    Wow, that's not good

    I'm not sure if channel 5 HD is different, but their normal over the air signal doesn't travel as well and is more subject to interference due to frequency, or bandwith or something like that.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    No problems here either (outside of this current technical difficulty), well, when I switched to the outdoor antenna Brian noted (thanks Brian!)

    You mentioned getting channel 5 in the upper 90s...what are you referring to?



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that with a state-of-the-art television, you have to hook it up to an outdoor antenna to get reception?


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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    No doubt, seems odd.

    But there's no better quality HD than OTA.



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    Re: ABC OTA HD Signal

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    No problems here either (outside of this current technical difficulty), well, when I switched to the outdoor antenna Brian noted (thanks Brian!)

    You mentioned getting channel 5 in the upper 90s...what are you referring to?
    On your tivo/DVR/whatever, you probably have a OTA signal meter. I lock in in the upper 90s.


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