dledeaux said:The interesting thing is that my off air signal strength never seems to change. Even with no antenna plugged in it is still less than 20. It would seem like it would at least increase the signal strength reading if it were pointed in the right direction.
dledeaux said:I've been working with Jason at Metro Tech Solutions to get some of these OTA problems resolved. The most recent thing is getting some more channels added to the lineup.
What local channels does Tyler usually pull?
msnyder said:I've also been working with Jason @ MetroTech...
Tyler usually pulls Fox 51, ABC 7 (KLTV), NBC 56 (KETK), and CBS 11 out of Dallas (This is supposed to have changed April 1st to KLSB CBS 19 broadcast out of Tyler in HD) CBS 19 will bee the first and only to broadcast in HD for Tyler. I have told them I could care less about HD for locals right now, why can't they just broadcast locals via the dish stream instead of OTA? At least until the bugs are worked out of the OTA stuff. DishNetwork has had Tyler locals for a year and DirecTV started streaming them April 1.
Yep, and they're not very high up on the tower either. You pretty much have to be living right beside the tower to get it. I'm 7 miles from it in Longview and can't get it.Ty2083 said:FOX 51 and NBC 56 are listed as having digital signals available now, but that is only part of the story. FOX is broadcasting digital signals from their studio location in Longview at 200 watts only, so that is barely enough strength to cover Longview (if it does at all) and they are NOT delivering any HD content. They are merely mirroring their 480i signal at this time. We cannot get that signal in Tyler unless you have a long range antenna and maybe not even then.
Longview and Tyler get Metrotech Solutions out of Dallas for their installs. I have had nothing but pleasant dealings with them. They are punctual, helpful, etc. I didn't even have problems getting them to run cable through my attic. They also negotiated a nice Winegard antenna for me and did a nice install on my chimney.Ty2083 said:I have E* service now and am contemplating moving to V*, but I am getting a little bit scared off by the horror stories I've read here. Can you shed any light on the installation quality here in Tyler? Are they competent? Prompt? Knowledgeable? etc.... I would appreciate hearing of your experiences.
The FCC runs a very nice website that can be used to really dig into some good info on the stations. http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/audio/tvq.html You might already have it. Sometimes, if you dig deep enough, you can even find drawings of what their projected coverage area is. Neat stuff.Ty2083 said:Please let me know if you need any further info on local OTA situation, as I have been making quite a project out of finding out what's going on so I can take advantage of my new HD home theatre setup.