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JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
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[HD] New HD in VHO8!!

I guess no one else noticed either!

Now on Channel 515 - it's the long awaited WFMZ HD - Channel 69 out of Allentown!

Independent Hi-Def programming at its finest!
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"


Ted Shekler

join:2011-03-10
West Chester, PA

Just in time for that show......err....that up and coming program.....errr......Berks County News???



apap

join:2008-04-10
Downingtown, PA
reply to JeepMatt

Darn....
I read the thread title and got excited.
I thought, "Maybe, just maybe this will be The Comcast Network."


winstoda

join:2005-10-04
Middletown, DE
reply to JeepMatt

Iron Pigs in HD is kinda nice.



JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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reply to apap

Apap-
I know - it was a bit of a tease.

WFMZ HD was a must-carry. Ironically, I had quite a bit of people ask me about this over the months/year.

Unfortunately, no word on TCN HD.

And hey - Delaware is still the only applicable area within the FIOS TV footprint that still doesn't get MASN2 HD!!

Guess those 3-4 open QAM's aren't that useful right now.

--
"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"



johnf2
Bucks County, PA. VHO8
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join:2001-12-31
Feasterville Trevose, PA
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3 edits

WFMZ HD now on ch 515.

Great for me in Bucks County, it has live traffic, news and weather.

I asked Joe A a while ago via the Idea Exchange forum to try make it happen. It took a while but he came through! The Idea Exchange forum does work...

Good local add.

johnf2


nowayout

join:2009-06-22
Allentown, PA
reply to JeepMatt

lol. When Fios came to Allentown 2yrs ago I figured this channel wasn't worth carrying in HD since it only ever had like 3 hours a day of original programming... which was just local news. The rest was paid programming, judge judy, family feud, religious stuff, and fail.

But yeah Iron Pigs might be nice... next spring.


Strommy

join:2010-04-23
King Of Prussia, PA
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

I guess no one else noticed either!

Now on Channel 515 - it's the long awaited WFMZ HD - Channel 69 out of Allentown!

Independent Hi-Def programming at its finest!

Yelpers!!!! Lots and Lots of infomercials.
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Verizon is becoming the new Comcast

Those .tv channels have got to go!!!!!!!!!!


Zero

join:2009-07-01
Collegeville, PA
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

Ironically, I had quite a bit of people ask me about this over the months/year.

I wonder who one of those people that could be...

Glad to finally see this local HD channel finally added. It and TCN HD were pretty much the only locals remaining that Comcast has but Verizon didn't. Now it's just down to TCN HD...


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

I guess no one else noticed either!

Now on Channel 515 - it's the long awaited WFMZ HD - Channel 69 out of Allentown!

Independent Hi-Def programming at its finest!

I have an HD channel like that here in North Texas that is basically a 16:9 1080i upconverted signal all the time they do not even show the local news repeats in HD from another local channel that they simulcast later in the day. KFWD is classic tv according to thier on screen logo but do show some talks shows that are produced in HD but shown in upconverted 4:3 on an 16:9 1080i canvas.


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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Wilmington, DE
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Moto-
If you are interested, this new HD is on 225MHz - and is 720p.
--
"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"



JeepMatt
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Checked this for a few minutes last night.

Family Feud in prime time - letter-boxed 720p. Yeahhhh..not even real HD.

Thank goodness for must-carry laws.

But still can't get TCN HD despite the signal being live at the VHO - (scratching head)
--
"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"


fishacura

join:2008-01-25
Phoenixville, PA
reply to JeepMatt

Well maybe at some point I'll be able to watch my fighting Lehigh Mountainhawks in HD (but sadly they are on channel 39 not 69)....but I know 69 used to have some great reruns of Dennis the Menace and Leave it to Beaver
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People who don't get good service on average tell 10 others while people who do get good service on average tell 1.


blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA

said by fishacura:

fighting Lehigh Mountainhawks

They were still "The Engineers" when they asked me not to come back. Then they were "The Brown and White" for a few years in between. It would be fun to see the Lehigh/Lafayette game.

Acct101

join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

But still can't get TCN HD despite the signal being live at the VHO - (scratching head)

Yeah, college basketball begins shortly and TCN shows a lot of Big 5 games. Makes no sense why Fios refuses to offer this channel in HD.

fishacura

join:2008-01-25
Phoenixville, PA
reply to blue_trooper

It pained me to write "mountain hawks". When I was there they were the engineers too. Graduated in '91. You?


ENFiOS

join:2007-11-09
MontCo PA
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

Thank goodness for must-carry laws.

But still can't get TCN HD despite the signal being live at the VHO - (scratching head)

It's Steve Jobs vs. FLASH all over again. Apparently Vz execs just DON'T want us to have it. They're the competitor - can't give them too much exposure!


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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Wilmington, DE
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reply to Acct101

TCN HD

I keep asking TJ and Heather Wilner (also on Twitter) for a status on TCN HD - but never get anything.
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"


blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA
reply to fishacura

Re: [HD] New HD in VHO8!!

said by fishacura:

It pained me to write "mountain hawks". When I was there they were the engineers too. Graduated in '91. You?

I was in the class of '86 but I ended up graduating from Villanova in '87.


45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY
reply to JeepMatt

WTF is TCN ?



shmee

join:2005-04-03
Phoenixville, PA

said by 45612019:

WTF is TCN ?

The Comcast Network


JeepMatt
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Xizer-
It's an overflow channel for Philly sports teams, similar to CSN+ that is offered to the MD/DC customers.

TJ finally responded to me last night - saying he knows nothing about this channel.

It's silly - figuring the HD feed has been at the VHO for over a year - and we're sitting on multiple open QAM's at the moment.

You'd think they'd attempt to grab the marketing that this would give them, but - I won't say anymore.
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"


Acct101

join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA
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reply to 45612019

said by 45612019:

WTF is TCN ?

The Comcast Network

Or it should be called:

Comcast2


Steely
I rise when the sun goes down
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Princeton Junction, NJ
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reply to 45612019

said by 45612019:

WTF is TCN ?

You should have the SD version on Ch 99.

Acct101

join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA
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·Comcast
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

Xizer-

You'd think they'd attempt to grab the marketing that this would give them, but - I won't say anymore.

It's silly how, when they do add a channel; they don't email people to let them know. Where is the logic in not doing this?

fishacura

join:2008-01-25
Phoenixville, PA
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

Xizer-
You'd think they'd attempt to grab the marketing that this would give them, but - I won't say anymore.

No NBA to worry about but if the Flyers go deep again I guess this means more SD Phils action next season
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JeepMatt
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Wilmington, DE
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The funny part is VZ won't bat an eyelash to add the 4 MSG HD channels for the New York area - but won't give shit to the Philly region (TCN or MASN2 HD).
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"



Zero

join:2009-07-01
Collegeville, PA

The first Flyers game of the season is on TCN today, and the first time I'll be watching the game in SD...

Really, VZ? How long are you going to drag your feet on this one? It's not like VZ has to go out of their way to obtain this one since they already get the HD feed, just map it to a QAM already!


CrobertGauth

join:2007-12-15
Glen Burnie, MD
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

The funny part is VZ won't bat an eyelash to add the 4 MSG HD channels for the New York area - but won't give shit to the Philly region (TCN or MASN2 HD).

Or any of the rest of us for that matter. VHO4 has the most subscribers. Why aren't we the top of the list?

aVZTech5

join:2006-05-08
Conshohocken, PA
reply to JeepMatt

Watching yet another Flyers game in crappy sd......