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Bay Area - KTVU

Love That TV
08-13-2006, 09:45 PM
anyone living in Bay Area having problems with channel 2 (FOX). My HD channel seems to have static and bad reception. is it my H20, or is it the transmission from the tower? They're telecasting the Giants games in HD now and its so hard to watch. (the reception and the way the giants are playing right now!)

borromini
08-14-2006, 01:18 AM
Transmission from the tower can't be it since I get KTVU via OTA and it's fine.

stchman
08-14-2006, 02:20 PM
anyone living in Bay Area having problems with channel 2 (FOX). My HD channel seems to have static and bad reception. is it my H20, or is it the transmission from the tower? They're telecasting the Giants games in HD now and its so hard to watch. (the reception and the way the giants are playing right now!)

You cant have "staic" on a digital signal. You are experiencing what is called dropouts. This is when the signal is too weak to lock up. You need a better antenna.

Love That TV
08-14-2006, 06:58 PM
im not using an OTA, this is the signal coming from DTV. I do get FOX from Sacramento via OTA, but they dont show the HD Giants games. but thanks for letting me know its not the transmission, I can start to focus on the problem elsewhere. perhaps the little grey box behind the H2O. i think its a amp

cesart
08-14-2006, 09:13 PM
anyone living in Bay Area having problems with channel 2 (FOX). My HD channel seems to have static and bad reception. is it my H20, or is it the transmission from the tower? They're telecasting the Giants games in HD now and its so hard to watch. (the reception and the way the giants are playing right now!)

This has been an ongoing problem with KTVU Fox since the NFL playoffs last year. The reception was great at Launch and then went downhill right around January. It was awful for a few months and then it seemed to fix itself about 10 weeks ago. And then about 1 month ago it went back to crap. I know several people who can't get KTVU ota and they are having the same problem. Bottom Line: there is nothing wrong with your equipment. Hopefully this will be fixed before football season.