Do you have questions about Digital and High Defintion Television?  ABC Columbia is here to help!

 

WOLO-TV is broadcasting at full power and has been since 2002

WOLO-TV operates on VHF Channel 8

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEPTION.

RE-SCANNING

  • If you lose a channel it is important to re-scan your channels.
  • You may have to re-scan twice or more in order to get all the stations.

To double scan your converter box:

  • Unplug the antenna.
  • Rescan your converter box... This clears the memory.
  • Unplug the converter box power cable for approx. 1 minute.
  • Then reattached both the power cord and antenna.
  • Finally, rescan again.

DIGITAL TV SETS

Follow the same rescanning instructions for your digital TV set.

You may also got to MENU, then CHANNEL ADD and MANULLY INSERT CHANNEL 8. You may need to call the TV set manufacturer for additional help.

This should solve your reception issues. If not you may need assistance.

CALL 1-888-900-3881 for a free in home visit.

ANTENNAS

You need a VHF/UHF antenna.

The best reception for digital television is with an outside or rooftop antenna.

The second best reception would be with an attic-mounted antenna.

Finally, rabbit ears or an inside antenna will work but with the digital signal these types of antennas are not as reliable. If you are using rabbit ears the telescoping rods should be at a length of approx. 15” for each rod. The antenna should be near a window and pointed in the direction of the TV towers. WOLO’s tower is located off of I-20 on Rush Road near Elgin. Most of the Columbia stations towers are in that area.

Height is important. Place your antenna as high as you can in the room.

If you have been receiving stations and then you lose the station and the picture goes blue or black or you see pixelation, then you need to adjust your antenna.

CONVERTER BOX

Be sure to follow the instructions for setup of your converter box carefully.

If you have a Magnavox converter box and it does not automatically scan in WOLO Ch. 25-1, you may have to manually insert Ch. 8-1 (our digital channel). This is a common issue with the Magnavox converters.

For WOLO issues please call 803-754-7525, ext. 425 or e-mail hdtv@wolo.com.

For more information go to www.dtv.gov or call 1-888-835-5322

 

ABC Columbia’s HDTV Reception Tips

To see what Digital TV stations you can receive for FREE! at your location, antenna aiming direction and additional information, enter your address at one of these websites:

http://www.rabbitears.info/search.php gives basic parameters of all available stations.

http://www.tvfool.com gives complete technical parameters of all available stations.

http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx will help you to choose the proper antenna

For best reception of all stations, we recommend an attic or outdoor rooftop VHF-UHF antenna. Indoor antennas generally do not provide reliable reception for digital television and can be problematic due to trees, electrical interference, traffic, and other RF sources. Detailed TV antenna information can be found at the following websites:

http://www.hdtvantennalabs.com/index.php 

http://www.hdtvinfoport.com/TV-Antenna.html

WOLO broadcasts digitally from our tower in Elgin SC located on Rush Road. We transmit on VHF Channel 8 at our maximum legal power of 43,700 watts ERP. Our tower’s coordinates are: 34.116 -80.764.

For proper and consistent reception of WOLO, make sure your antenna is VHF capable.

Here are the channels you can receive digitally from WOLO:

25-1 WOLO-DT: High-Definition programming in 720p and Dolby Digital 5.1 from ABC Network and Syndicated programming when available. If a program is available to us in High Definition, you’ll see it here.

25-2 WOLO-DV: High-Definition programming in 720p with Dolby Digital 1.0 Spanish Audio or Descriptive Video when available.

25-3 WOLO-WX: ABC Columbia’s 24/7 Weather Channel in 16:9 Widescreen; Closed Captioned with the latest weather conditions and local National Weather Service audio. By toggling your receiver audio selection, you can listen to current weather conditions from Columbia and Rock Hill.

25-4 WOLO-ME: Classic Standard Definition Television programming from the Me-TV network, broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen with black letterboxing.

For more informaiton on Digital Television, please visit the following websites:

http://www.dtv.gov

http://www.dtv2009.gov/ Click HERE to order your DTV Converter Couponff

http://www.dtvanswers.com/

http://www.hdtvinfoport.com/index.html

 

DTV Consumer Education Quarterly Report

This form contains information pertaining to all station activity to educate consumers on the transition to digital television (DTV).

Adobe Acrobat® will be required to view the form.

 

Legal Rules

As to legal rules regarding your ability as a homeowner to install an antenna or a dish:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/consumerdish.html

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html

 

DTV/HDTV Forum

And, for information as to your local markets HDTV,both off-air and cable, as well as excellent viewer feedback.. see the local section at AVSFORUM.. most of us participate in this forum:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=45

 

Antennas

Info on choosing, purchasing, and installing a TV antenna:

http://www.antennaweb.org/
http://www.antennasdirect.com/
http://www.tvfool.com/

Here's a great antenna predictor. Many options, including satellite mode and the ability to zoom in on the transmitters:

http://ota.winegarddirect.com/

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