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Channel 47's signal?

Postby markkay » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:41 pm

About a week ago my ability to receive channel 47's over-the-air HD signal stopped. Anybody have similar experience, or is it just me?

I have a powered indoor HD antenna that sits near a back window of my house. It is connected to the TV in the living room with a really long coax cable. I live on the near east side, a block or so east of the Willy St Coop. I've always had to move the antenna around to get 47 (specifically, 47-1; who watches the vidoes on 47-2?), but starting about a week ago it has been impossible to receive a signal for 47.

I really don't want to give Charter or any other tv provider (AT&T, Dish Network, etc.) any money. I wonder if I should pay for an outdoor antenna. Any thoughts?

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:44 pm

Not just you.
Haven't been able to get Fox on my antenna for a few weeks.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:46 pm

More here. Happy reading.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Mean Scenester » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:48 pm

I believe 47 just recently made some sort of post-HD conversion tweak (how's that for a technical forum?). Not sure of the whats or whys, but this required me to run the channel scan yet again. That did the trick.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Average Joe » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:04 pm

Re-scan and all will be good. Plus you will now get a couple of music video channels.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby markkay » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:15 pm

Thanks for the links, I'll try the new channel scan.

Sheesh, I searched for "47" on the daily page before posting my question, didn't get usable results, and didn't think to search for "Fox". D'oh.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby EastSideTom » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:41 pm

Fox 47 ran a crawl about their transmitter switch for weeks before they did it. A re-scan should solve the problem.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:47 pm

Thanks, folks -- rescanned just now and Fox is coming in great.

I guess I just wasn't very concerned before, and Mean Scenester's link makes clear why:
5:00pm Swift Justice with Nancy Grace
5:30pm Two and a Half Men
6:00pm The Simpsons
6:30pm Two and a Half Men
7:00pm House
8:00pm Lie To Me
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
10:05pm Everybody Loves Raymond
10:35pm New Adventures of Old Christine
11:05pm Frasier


Apart from The Simpsons (which I can watch online or on DVD), not much to miss in that lineup.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:51 pm

Not a Packer fan, I guess.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:53 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Not a Packer fan, I guess.
Give that man a cigar!

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby markkay » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:13 am

Rescan worked for me! Thanks for the info.

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby mifflander » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:10 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Not a Packer fan, I guess.
Give that man a cigar!


Duly noted and stored in memory for future derision. Harumph!

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby supaunknown » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:18 pm

mifflander wrote:
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Not a Packer fan, I guess.
Give that man a cigar!

Duly noted and stored in memory for future derision. Harumph!

Harumph!

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Re: Channel 47's signal?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:40 pm

I had hopes for "Raising Hope," but it's hopeless.


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