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Try rebooting everything again?
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Milwaukee HDTV Technical Issues / Spectrum:Search/Caller ID/VOD Down Since Storm (Brookfield)
« Last post by Jack 1000 on Wednesday Jun 14, 2017, 11:08:14 AM »
Guys,

We had a major storm two days ago and a loss of power for six hours yesterday.  Caller ID, search and VOD are down on the cable box.  Along with show cover art.  Anyone else having this problem?  Trying to avoid calling in, because they might roll out a clown, who will want to swap the box and I don't want to do that.  It's a six-tuner DVR and Spectrum does not give them out anymore.

Spectrum said that there was maintenance last night on voice mail.

Jack
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General Forum Announcements / Forum Software Updated
« Last post by techguy1975 on Wednesday May 24, 2017, 09:26:24 AM »
The forum software has been updated to the latest version of Simple Machines Forum which is 2.0.14.  Version 2.1 is coming soon which from the preview I've seen is very nice and clean.  That version is still in beta however.    If you notice any issues here since the update, let me know!
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Copy Control Changes with Spectrum
« Last post by Tivoman44 on Friday Apr 28, 2017, 09:19:58 PM »
Back with TWC, you could only transfer OTA channels between Tivos and to Tivo Desktop. 

I've noticed since it's Spectrum, the option exists for many cable channels now to transfer programs.  Wonder if CC will go away altogether.

I could have sworn that TWC was the only cable company that required a tuning adapter.  I thought other cable companies were able to provide two way cable cards to open up on demand....maybe I'm wrong about that?
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Re: Changes Coming..
« Last post by techguy1975 on Tuesday Apr 18, 2017, 07:58:25 PM »
Plus the potential amount they could make by selling their transmitter, antenna, etc..  However, I'd guess they would probably keep all of that and use it as a backup
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Re: Changes Coming..
« Last post by duncantuna on Saturday Apr 15, 2017, 11:32:59 PM »
And .. am I reading the article correctly .. like, channel 36 got $85 MILLION dollars to give up their channel?

They can cancel the PBS Auction for the next 85 years!
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Re: Changes Coming..
« Last post by LoadStar on Saturday Apr 15, 2017, 11:12:01 PM »
Found this interesting from the link above ..
 all but one station in Milwaukee will change channels.[/i]

Context is important; based on the FCC enumeration, I read it as ... all but one of the four listed will change channels.  Meaning, other stations aren't changing channel frequencies, although they could certainly change virtual channel numbers.  Let me know if I'm missing something, though.
Nope, it literally means all but one Milwaukee channel will change channels. Here's a URL that lists the new channel assignments:
https://www.rabbitears.info/repackchannels.php?country=US&city=&state=&mktid=41&owner=&sort=

Although, according to that list, it's actually 2 channels, if you include WIWN in the Milwaukee market. They remain on 5 and WMVS remains on 8. Everyone else moves to a new channel assignment.
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Re: Changes Coming..
« Last post by ArgMeMatey on Saturday Apr 15, 2017, 10:59:21 AM »
Found this interesting from the link above ..
 all but one station in Milwaukee will change channels.[/i]

Context is important; based on the FCC enumeration, I read it as ... all but one of the four listed will change channels.  Meaning, other stations aren't changing channel frequencies, although they could certainly change virtual channel numbers.  Let me know if I'm missing something, though.

Wasn't there some discussion about VHF not handling ATSC as well as UHF?  I thought that was why they changed subchannel assignments a few years back on 10 & 36. 

We've backtracked a long way since I walked into Flanner's years ago and saw Channel 10 (8 VHF) in its full bitrate glory, before NTSC was shut off.   This site should probably be called "MilwaukeeATSC.com" ;)

I'm glad that ghosting and snow are gone, but the TV biz has changed so much since ATSC was rolled out, I'll be surprised if more than a handful can sustain for another decade. 

Are they going to pocket most of this cash and let the stations die a slow death?   

I'm thinking a lot of past members will look at the money MPTV is getting and say, "Looks like they won't be needing my donations any more!" 
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Re: Changes Coming..
« Last post by duncantuna on Friday Apr 14, 2017, 10:41:12 AM »
Found this interesting from the link above ..

Not surprisingly, Wisconsin will see a lot of channel changes due to its proximity to Chicago -- all but one station in Milwaukee will change channels.

I'd almost hope they did that all at once .. massive re-scanning ad campaign.
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Changes Coming..
« Last post by techguy1975 on Thursday Apr 13, 2017, 07:57:52 PM »
Looks like there will be some changes coming to the Milwaukee TV dial.  4 stations will be leaving the air, surrendering their license as part of the FCC spectrum repack.  Those leaving the air will be

  • WMVT
  • WCGV
  • WMLW
  • WVCY

Read more about it here: http://www.northpine.com/, or here:http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0413/DA-17-314A2.pdf
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