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Anyone know a zip code with 10.1 digital channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ycebar, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Feb 2, 2009 #1 of 30
    ycebar

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    My fox station finally went HD last night over the air but the subchanel does not show up on my guide anyone have a zip code with 10.1 thanks
     
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    ycebar

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    thank u for the quick response
     
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    n3ntj

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    19312 (Philly area) also has a 10.1 and 10.2. It also has a 10.3 but D* hasn't added it so we can receive it on our IRD's ATSC tuners.
     
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    waynebtx

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    78363 has 10.1 and 10.2 local CBS CST
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 #6 of 30
    Jon J

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    37205...In Nashville WSMV's digital channel 10 is regular programming on 10.1 and spanish language programming on 10.2.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 #7 of 30
    texasbrit

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    I don't think that will solve your problem. I think you need a station using the same ACTUAL channel as your 10.1
     
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    HoTat2

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    I agree with texasbrit and admit I've never quite understood the probable success for this type of work-around. Even if you can find a zip with such a DTV "main" (not "sub-channel" actually) logical channel, what are the chances of having it mapped to the correct physical RF channel for any particular station such as the Fox outlet in North Dakota?

    Is there a typical DTV mapping rule for logical to physical channels or something? :confused:
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 #9 of 30
    ycebar

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    no it works just doesnt have the right program guide on it
     
  10. HoTat2

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    Oh I've heard of it working for people, sans the correct program guide information of course. But I've just never really understood why outside of sheer and rather improbable coincidence. Unless there are some sort of fixed mapping rules tying the DTV logical channels to only certain physical RF channels. And I was not aware of any such hard map rules....
     
  11. Stanley Kritzik

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    This opens up the general subject of channel mapping errors. Some stations in Milwaukee, for example, are changing their sub-channels, but the PSIP information is different. I have an OTA ASIC receiver, for example, and it scanned (correctly) for 10.1 only, which is reality. But, using D*'s system on an HR21, they (D*) claimed there was 10.2 as well, and it isn't there, even though it once existed. So, the stations goof by not updating their info., and D*'s software isn't sophisticated enough to weed out the errors and include the misses. (D* lists 58.2 twice with two different station names, as well.)

    I think this is going to be a nuisance for a while until all the OTA stuff settles down. I can't wait until the old analog stations disappear, too.

    Stan
     
  12. ke3ju

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    I think the Analog channel 10 tells the receiver where the digital channel 10.1 actually is.
     
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  14. TomCat4680

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    i thought D* doesnt have digital subchannels.

    something weird here is WBSF is on channel 14 on D*. its analog channel is 46 and digital is 25.2 (via WEYI) so why the f... is it on D* channel 14???????????
     
  15. twaller

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    Just a placeholder TomCat. When D* started to carry Flint/Saginaw CW it was only a digital sub of WEYI, so they stuck it at 14. I suspect that when WBSF gets a digital signal on the air, the channel number will transition to 46 on D*.
     
  16. HoTat2

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    They don't, the OP was referring to OTA tuner listings in the program guide provided by an AM21 or an HR20's OTA tuners. However, he still should have referred to his DTV Fox outlet channel "10.1" as a "main channel," and not a "sub-channel."
     
  17. miketorse

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    Wow, I'm surprised. But happy for you that it works! I didn't think it would!
     
  18. Matt9876

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    37801 has 10.1 as well
     
  19. Davenlr

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    We have a low power digital on channel 18 actual, with 4 subchannels in Little Rock. I have to enter the Kansas City zip code (they have a pbs 4 channel digital on ch18). I can then tune my AM21 to watch the low power station. The guide data is wrong, but it doesnt matter, the station doesnt send guide data anyway.

    This begs for Directv to add some way to manually tune stations, even if they arent listed in the zip code.
     
  20. texasbrit

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    That's what I would expect, you have to find a zip code with the same ACTUAL channel allocation, not the virtual channel. So if (for example) you have a channel not in the guide using virtual 10.1, and it is on actual frequency 18, you need to set a secondary zip with a station on actual frequency 18 NOT virtual 10.1. then you can receive the channel (of course with incorrect guide data).
     

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