I guess I must sadly say farewell to my Tablo [SOLVED]


#122

Tablo scan doesn’t automatically add non HD channels, their determination of equivalent or counterpart appears to be weighted by channel number. If 11-1 is HD 11-,11-3 (SD) will not be added, by default.


#123

Oh, so it doesn’t matter if the SD channel is a completely different broadcast channel?

While it is not that huge of a deal to manually go through and check them, I almost wish it would work in the opposite mode; let me deselect those I do not want. However, I guess I can see why maybe that would cause its own issues for people.


#124

Yeah I prefer the way it is now, I don’t want any SD content. 480i looks horrible on HDTVs. It’s fine on old 4:3 tube TVs, but I don’t even know if anyone has one of those still.


#125

That has been my experience.

Not all SDTD 480i is necessarily 4:3 from the NTSC days. I get, for example, Weather Nation TV as 480i 16:9, one the the PBS sub-channels is CreateTV at 480i 16:9, and couple others before I get down to MeTV or Gritt (although not all of these are added to my tablo’s list)

So from that perspective, I believe it’s takes away some freedom… even though you can get these channels, don’t bother.


#126

Check ota PROOR to moving


#127

If it’s 16:9 on a 480i channel it must be “letterboxed”, which I am also not a fan of lol


#128

That’s what MeTV does… and I don’t like it at all, as noted in a previous post. I don’t watch those channels often, if much. I don’t believe they are, I looked at Weather Nation, and nothing appears cut-off. I understand you can’t believe everything you find on Wikipedia, when I was finding it’s name, It shows WeatherNationTV

Picture format:

  • 1080i (HDTV)
  • 480i (SDTV; widescreen)

My LG has ratio settings 16:9 and ‘Just Scan’ in which there is a difference. I don’t know why. It’s easiest to tell with the news, at 16:9 edges get cut, Just Scan show just-that-much-more.

Here’s some reference list (sorry it’s Wikipedia again, I tried to dig) it suggest Analog TV Standards had NTSC limited to 4:3 while Digital TV Standards have SDTV 480i the options 4:3 or 16:9 or 3:2
I fear semantics may create some issues as well.


Nevertheless, back on topic - nobody is saying farewell to their tablo :tada:


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#129

This isn’t my first time, the system edited my previous post.

system just now — Automatically removed quote of whole previous post.


#130

Nope, not saying goodbye after all. Thank you to the community, and especially Jim, for the suggestions, and pointer to the local vendor.


#131

@beastman Yeah, I don’t think too many people will let OTA availability play a show stopper to moving to new location.


#132

perhaps consider editing the topic title appending [SOLVED]


#133

Your welcome. Im glad this site was here, and I along with all responses were helpful. enjoy your new home and new found antenna set up. Jim


#134

Glad to hear it. What antenna did you end up putting up? And are the results better or worse where you were previously (in terms of channel reception)?


#135

I had them install the Antennas Direct Max 4. Not sure I can compare beteen now and before. Previously I was able to get by with the Mohu Leaf 50, but I was also maybe 25-30 miles at most from most of the Tampa area stations. Now I am getting what I would consider as close to the same quality, but one must also consider instead of a small internal flat antenna I now have an external sitting on top of a 20-foot pole. :):laughing:


#136

Done!


#137

Noticing annoying pixelization “noise” on several channels, especially in the morning and early evening. I am guessing this is attributed to LTE interference, or I at least hope that is the issue. Have a ChannelMaster LTE filter ordered to hopefully resolve the issue.

@jimsoldies do you have any problems like this?


#138

What’s the spread on the towers you’re aiming for? Like… how close together are they. If you could visualize a 40 degree “wedge” from your house to the towers, would they all fit into that wedge shape?

I believe the 4 Max has a 40 to 43 degree beam width. And that varies a bit more with frequency if I remember right.


#139

did he not install a amplifier with the install? call and ask him to send brandon back to check it out. he does that within the first month, at least I was told that. don’t wait to long to report to them as a new install you should be given a service call. again see if brandon is available…JIm


#140

You don’t get the pixelization at your location? Like I said it seems worse in the morning and early evening and that’s why I wonder if maybe it is related to Cell LTE interference.

I will call them back and see what they say.


#141

No, only if there is a strong storm, and only on NBC 2-1 and 2-2 others do not. I do not use 2-3 or 2-4 due to that issue , they are in ocala,opposite direction. 2-1 and 2-2 are the same channels. nbc and me tv