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 Post subject: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:47 pm 
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WJBK added their second subchannel this afternoon... 2.2 Movies!, though it just shows widescreen colourbars with big lettering "WJBK DETROIT SD", and "Moving Line Evertz 5600 MSC" (possibly the encoder they are using?)

At the bottom, "WJBK 2.2 Detroit" occasionally appears. There is an audio tone, but no speech yet. I expect the channel to launch this time next monday...

oddly enough, though... my television sets can't decode it or even detect it... just my computer's TV tuner card can... i wonder why this is the case...

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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:08 pm 
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I also heard it's going to come on around Memorial Day. I think there was an ad on channel 2. I wonder how it's compair to THIS.


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:38 pm 
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they're half-siblings. This TV is a joint venture between Weigel Broadcasting (50%) and MGM (50%)... while Movies! is a joint venture between Weigel Broadcasting (50%) and News Corp. (50%).. so, i think they'll be somewhat similar...

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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:22 pm 
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[quote="RingtailedFox"]they're half-siblings. This TV is a joint venture between Weigel Broadcasting (50%) and MGM (50%)... while Movies! is a joint venture between Weigel Broadcasting (50%) and News Corp. (50%).. so, i think they'll be somewhat similar...[/quote]

So we should expect more weird 80's movies and catheter comercials.


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Your right fox, cant pick it up on my LG HD tv's but can get it on a analogue bedroom tv with a GE conv.box

Just color bars with WJBK calls on it at the moment.

Will be nice to see more movies!

Another reason to cut the cable, especially with the cable monopolies high prices that they charge here in the Republic of Kanuckistan.


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:34 am 
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Fairly excited to check out this new sub.
Certainly, it will be better than Bounce TV :hat


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:11 pm 
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I found out why... they have the "Hide" broadcast flag temporarily enabled, so most sets and tuners won't detect it... I suppose they'll enable it shortly before launch.

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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Its enabled Fox, its finally being seen on HD tv's.My LG is showing it with channel info.


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:04 pm 
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The Evertz 5600MSC is a master sync and pattern generator that many stations use to provide reference signals as well as black, color bars, tone and silent for distribution throughout the plant. The "Moving Line 5600MSC" display you are describing comes out of the SD-SDI color bar generator module. The moving line feature is a confidence that you are viewing a "live" picture and not something frozen in a frame sync.


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 pm 
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As of today May 24 WJBK 2.2 is airing movie promos. They claim the "movies" will begin Memorial Day if I interpret what their stating correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:19 pm 
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oh, sweet! that's monday (if my memory serves me correctly) i look forward to more movie goodness :D

just one more reason to cut the cable... and if Sony's Get TV (another movie network, mostly from sony's library, launching in late summer 2013) gets an affiliate (most likely WADL), i would see little reason to keep cable in the Metro Detroit area, as well as Essex County and the western thirds of Lambton County and Chatham-Kent...

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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 1:17 am 
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SixPlus wrote:
As of today May 24 WJBK 2.2 is airing movie promos. They claim the "movies" will begin Memorial Day if I interpret what their stating correctly.
Yes they did a feature on it in the morning newscast.

Fox wrote:
...little reason to keep cable in the Metro Detroit area,
Tiger baseball, Red Wings hockey, U-M football, MSU basketball...

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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Showing High Anxiety now... I like this Movies ! :hat


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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:42 pm 
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http://moviestvnetwork.com/

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 Post subject: Re: WJBK 2.2
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:35 pm 
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blizzard wrote:

Too bad WUPW in Toledo didn't pick this up instead (stuck with Bounce).


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