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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:24 PM

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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:20 AM

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#3 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:04 PM

ABC 7 out of Sarasota is now being broadcast on Channel 40.

Direct TV (end of June 2009) -- WWSB ABC 7 is now available on satellite television, exclusively on DirecTV. Subscribers to DirecTV's HD Access tier of channels will be able to watch WWSB ABC 7 on HD Channel 40.

"We are pleased that DirecTV is the first satellite company to offer truly local coverage of the Suncoast by including WWSB ABC 7 on its HD tier of channels," says General Manager Manny Calvo.


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#4 OFFLINE   trainman

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:21 AM

ABC 7 out of Sarasota is now being broadcast on Channel 40.


Seems like a bizarre statement, but: Channel 40 is their old analog over-the-air channel number (and apparently still their virtual digital channel number). They call themselves "ABC 7" on the air because of the channel number they've gotten on most cable systems in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.
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#5 OFFLINE   zimm7778

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:59 PM

It appears My Network TV is available in HD now also on Directv.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:38 AM

It appears My Network TV is available in HD now also on Directv.


Are you talking about WTTA - Channel 38??? I noticed this too. They look like they are still broadcasting mostly SD shows in 720p, but before I jumped to any conclusions, I wanted to check in here. I am going to post this somewhere else on this forum with a little more "finger" traffic... :)

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:34 AM

Wow it took almost two months and reading this thread to notice channel 40 is finally on Directv......

What a waste of the local frequency spectrum......

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:04 PM

Has anyone ever seen WWSB in HD on channel 40? Everytime I go buy that channel it's all SD.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:50 PM

Has anyone ever seen WWSB in HD on channel 40? Everytime I go buy that channel it's all SD.


Unless something has changed recently (it's not really a channel I watch), DirecTV is indeed just broadcasting an upconverted SD signal for that channel.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

I noticed flipping through channels that the Sarasota ABC channel is now really HD and not just an unconverted signal.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:40 PM

Anyone else having stuttering and pixelating on WTSP?

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:14 PM

All locals are out for the Tampa St Pete DMA including 8, 10, 13, 28, 32 and 44.  I first noticed at about 5:50 PM when I tried to tune in channel 28 to watch the local news.



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