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    CBS and WNEW in New York Reception Problem

    I have a regular roof antenna. Iím 25 miles from New York and always had excellent reception. When I hooked up my digital converter yea I got a lot of channels but not CBS or WNEW. On a clear day Iíll get CBS but on a overcast day they all fade in and out. I never had that with analog signal, always had tv even in a heavy rain storm.I have 2 different converter boxes and both do the same thing.Personally I think they brought it on to soon and all the bugs havenít been ironed out.I donít think the Nielsen ratings are gonna be to good. If you canít see you canít rate it and you also canít buy or subscribe to anything sold on those channels.any help would be a good thing.

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    What are the call letters again? I ran WNEW through the rabbitears.info database and it didn't show it as a station. Do you know specifically what type of antenna you have? Could you please post the URL for your tvfool report. TV Fool Please enter the correct antenna height when setting up the report. I know that there is currently co-channel interference for WCBS in some areas, but 25 miles is quite close.

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    It's WNYW. The station was WNEW prior to becoming a Fox station in 1986, and some people still call it WNEW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkreichen1968 View Post
    What are the call letters again? I ran WNEW through the rabbitears.info database and it didn't show it as a station.
    More than likely he means WNYW-TV which for years was Metromedia's flagship WNEW-TV. Also in New York, I still think of channel 9 as WOR-TV instead of WWOR.
    Last edited by re_nelson; 02-28-2011 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Well, Trip types faster than me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNY View Post
    I have a regular roof antenna. I’m 25 miles from New York and always had excellent reception. When I hooked up my digital converter yea I got a lot of channels but not CBS or WNEW. On a clear day I’ll get CBS but on a overcast day they all fade in and out. I never had that with analog signal, always had tv even in a heavy rain storm.I have 2 different converter boxes and both do the same thing.Personally I think they brought it on to soon and all the bugs haven’t been ironed out.I don’t think the Nielsen ratings are gonna be to good. If you can’t see you can’t rate it and you also can’t buy or subscribe to anything sold on those channels.any help would be a good thing.
    What town or general area do you live in? Can you do us a favor and get a TVFool report? Go to TV Fool, enter your address an just cut and paste the link to the report it generates. It hides your address for privacy reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNY View Post
    I have a regular roof antenna. I’m 25 miles from New York and always had excellent reception. When I hooked up my digital converter yea I got a lot of channels but not CBS or WNEW. On a clear day I’ll get CBS but on a overcast day they all fade in and out. I never had that with analog signal, always had tv even in a heavy rain storm.I have 2 different converter boxes and both do the same thing.Personally I think they brought it on to soon and all the bugs haven’t been ironed out.I don’t think the Nielsen ratings are gonna be to good. If you can’t see you can’t rate it and you also can’t buy or subscribe to anything sold on those channels.any help would be a good thing.
    The reception of digital TV signals does have some challenges, but they can be overcome in most instances, but as previously stated by others, we need a general location for your residence to be of any real assistance from you. We don't really need your exact address, but you do need to go to this link (TV Fool) and enter your information, and save the data chart, and post it on here so we will have details about the TV Broadcasters in your area without actually revealing your exact location.

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    WNYW/WWOR/WNBC reception problems Long Island NY

    For over a week now, every night I lose WNBC, WNYW and WWOR. They show up has having a signal reading of zero (no signal). WNYW previously had been my strongest signal -- it is literally "the most powerful" station in New York City -- yet it's as if WNYW was obliterated from the scene. The signal readings for WNBC and WWOR are also zero as-well. I had heard that storms/sun-spots and other phenomena can
    wreak havoc with broadcast DTV reception. Is anyone else in the New York area experiencing this?

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    I'm in nj and my reception is fine. If all of your stations are being lost then I would think that's a local issue.
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    I have the same reception problems six miles east of JFK but this has only been a recent problem with my antenna system

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