Washington D.C. Metro area Voomers

jgantert

jgantert

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Apr 7, 2004
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cfkillers said:
i cant get wb 54 voom i tried to bmore stations but everytime i call about it the install companys tels me all this b.s. about a rotor and all this other junk. i still have the orginal stealth up there but is not hooked up and everytime i call to get it hooked up knowone will come they will say it will cost to run an extra line. i have the bowtie one now. was the game in hd on wb54?

Nope, no HD.

I had an installer put up a good antenna, amp and rotor so that I can get all of the channels (DC & B'More). I'm a Skins fan and 45 just doesn't cut it during football season! :yes

-John
 
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cfkillers

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Dec 23, 2004
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pg county, maryland
but i have 3 voom boxes what happens if i want to atch fox and someone on another tv wants to watch wb baltimore?
 
jgantert

jgantert

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cfkillers said:
but i have 3 voom boxes what happens if i want to atch fox and someone on another tv wants to watch wb baltimore?

I have multiple TVs as well. Sometime you can still get a signal from a DC station when you are pointed at the Baltimore station. The other choice is to watch the baltimore fox instead.

Usually, tho, we're not watching different OTA channels, but I'm watching a satellite channel and my wife is watching an OTA channel in the other room.

-John
 
branchbouncer

branchbouncer

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Apr 5, 2004
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We have had VOOM now for three weeks,all channels were fine (locals)and then when I went to tune to 5 Fox to watch the Nascar race I get the no signal crap,I rebooted the box and re did the channel scan it comes up with a 95 for signal strength but the channel is still a no show.Anyone else have a problem like this and if so were you able to resolve it.We also have D* I switched to that stb and it was fine,I am starting to think that the Moto stb is really bad news.
 
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traxxs

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Mar 9, 2004
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had the same issue yesterday with channel 5 i unplugged the box for 30 seconds and fox came back fine afterwards
 
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jdahlum

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Feb 24, 2005
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I had the exact same issue when I first got Voom the other day. I had to unplug the box and then everything was fine. I had signal strength of 95 as well but I got the error that I had no signal. Hope it works out for you.

Jamie
 
branchbouncer

branchbouncer

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Thanks I'll give that a try in a few minutes,hopefully that will work.I'll post my results after I give it a try
 
branchbouncer

branchbouncer

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Massanutten,VA
By the way does anyone have any luck with 20 (UPN) I get a signal of 90 but that has never worked.I thought it worked with the D* stb but when I switched over to it yesterday to watch the Nascar race I noticed that the D* won't pull it either---Thanks
 
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cfkillers

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Dec 23, 2004
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pg county, maryland
i cant get upn 20 i have a signal strenth of 84. i think everyone is supposed to be able to get it in july 05.
 
branchbouncer

branchbouncer

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Did the hard boot(unpluged and then pluged it back-20 mins or so) and that worked Fox back up.I hope that they can send an upgrade soon so we don't have these sorts of problems
 
jgantert

jgantert

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Baltimore DMA update works great! Now I get all the info for DC & B'more.

Anyone notice Lost wasn't in HD last night on ABC 2? I had to switch over to ABC 7.

-John
 
branchbouncer

branchbouncer

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I wonder when the Washington DC area will get the DMA upgrade,any one have any info
 
branchbouncer

branchbouncer

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Thanks for the info---PBS is a good channel to watch,some of the programing is great,but i would not want to be stuck with any one channel it's nice to have choices
 
jgantert

jgantert

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566 said:
i'm in silver spring and i get no PBS ota - i hope i get mapped to MPT channel 22. it's a bummer. as good a voom programming may be, pbs is still the best. yeah, i'm one of those... :D

Well, the map won't help you, I dont think. You'll just get listings for Ch 22. If you cant receive the channel OTA, having the guide info is of no use.

-John
 

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