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#651 OFFLINE   coconut13

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:50 PM

Cleveland NBC WKYC 3.3 (weather radar) now appears on AM21.

Another channel added to the "We can`t add any channels" database.

Still no AM21 in Cleveland-Akron-Canton for

LAFF TV WEWS 5.3

Antenna TV WJW 8.2

GRIT TV WUAB 43.3

UniMas WQHS 61.2

GET TV WQHS 61.3

Escape TV WQHS 61.4

WVPX 23.4, 23.5, 23.6 (shopping)

Movies! WBNX 55.3

 

All on the air before WKYC weather radar 3.3

By running 5 secondary zips you can gain 9 of the 10 channels listed, with 5.3, 8.2, and 55.3 having the correct guide info. 23.4 is in the database for Cleveland. 43.3, 23.5, 23.6, 61.2, 61.3, and 61.4 will have incorrect guide info, but you will be able to view the channels. Run Nashville TN (37201) to get 5.3. Run Davenport IA (52801) to get 8.2. Run Wausau WI (54401) to get 43.3 and 55.3. Run Philadelphia PA (19101) to get 61.2-4. Run Louisville KY (40201) to get 23.5 and 23.6. I just noticed that 5.3 in Nashville is still carrying THIS. They are switching to LAFF, but that hasn't occurred, yet. So currently, 5.3 would have an incorrect listing, with it being changed in the near future.


Edited by coconut13, 16 July 2015 - 07:28 PM.


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#652 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:02 PM

You don't need to worry about getting 23.5 and 23.6, it's just QVC and HSN carried by the local Ion station. QVC is available in HD via DirecTV, while even in SD, DirecTV's HSN looks a lot better than the bit-starved versions your Ion affiliate carries.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

Admitting up front I'm not very good at this so hoping someone could guide me for setting up ota channels for the Austin, Tx area. There were a couple of new adds recently. I tried once before by adding a Detroit zip and the guide is wrong. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

 



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:09 PM

Admitting up front I'm not very good at this so hoping someone could guide me for setting up ota channels for the Austin, Tx area. There were a couple of new adds recently. I tried once before by adding a Detroit zip and the guide is wrong. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

What channels in the Austin TX area, are you looking to add? It's pretty hard to determine how to help you without the specific channels that you want to add.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:16 AM

Thanks. I am most interested in seeing 7.2 Movies! and 7.3 Buzzr TV showing in the guide and hopefully with the correct time zone. Also 24.3 Justice Network.

36.2 COZI TV.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:31 AM

Thanks. I am most interested in seeing 7.2 Movies! and 7.3 Buzzr TV showing in the guide and hopefully with the correct time zone. Also 24.3 Justice Network.

36.2 COZI TV.

24.3 and 36.2 are in D* database of channels for Austin TX and your AM21 will receive them. Your antenna signal has to be strong enough to be picked up, for the AM21 to receive them. Detroit MI (48201) works to get 7.2 and 7.3, albeit with the wrong guide info. No way to match zips to get the correct guides on those channels with the way D*'s database is currently configured. You should be able to view the channels with the wrong guide info. There are some ways to get (for instance) the Movies guide on the wrong channel. But it can be a complicated process and you just have to experiment with it.


Edited by coconut13, 24 July 2015 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:51 AM

Here's a process you can try. If you already have 7.2 and 7.3 established by running Detroit as a secondary zip, you will have to do a double reboot by unplugging the DVR for both reboots. This is the only way to truly clear the AM21. Then run Austin as your primary zip and Las Vegas NV (89101) as your secondary zip. Your AM21 will put 7.2 KLAS and 7.3 KLAS in your guide. 7.2 will have METV as it's guide. 7.3 will have MOVIES as its guide. One channel off for you, but you can at least reference the guide for MOVIES. No way to get the BUZZR guide. It's an entailed process, but it works if you want to spend some time monkeying around with your DVR/AM21.


Edited by coconut13, 24 July 2015 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for the help. I'm thinking to 'future proof' this I'll just hook an antenna up to the TV directly and let it scan. I won't be able to record but I can watch by switching inputs. Thanks for the assistance.



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 09:46 AM

That works very well, too. It's just how you want to configure your system and how much you're willing to put up with in the operation of the system.






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