My apologies if this shouldn't be in this thread.
I am in the Lansing market and have used the am21 for years now. When we do finally get the HD locals what do I do with the channels I am getting from the antenna/am21? My guide has them as -1 for the OTA HD, will that be the same when Direct integrates them in? Can I still use the am21 for the sub-channels since I like some of them especially ME-TV?
The DirecTV delivered LiL channels will be listed as the following:
NEW HD-MARKET IN TEST
617|*WLNS|6|A3 Lansing 06 WLNS CBS|CBS from WLNSDT-TV, 06, Lansing, MI
617|*WILX|10|A3 Lansing 10 WILX NBC|NBC from WILXDT-TV, 10, Lansing, MI
617|*WHTV|18|A3 Lansing 18 WHTV MNT|MNT from WHTVDT-TV, 18, Lansing, MI
617|*WKAR|23|A3 Lansing 23 WKAR PBS|PBS from WKARDT-TV, 23, Lansing, MI
617|*WSYM|47|A3 Lansing 47 WSYM FOX|FOX from WSYMDT-TV, 47, Lansing, MI
617|*WLAJ|53|A3 Lansing 53 WLAJ ABC|ABC from WLAJDT-TV, 53, Lansing, MI
- Channels in the Excel TPN Map whose Names begin with an asterisk (*) are in TEST status
- Channels shaded blue in the Excel are MPEG4. All HD channels are MPEG4, but SD channels can also be in MPEG4.
In other words, WLNS would be channel #6 in your Guide, and your AM21 provided channel will be #6-1.
You can continue to use the AM21 for sub-channels, backup in case of technical problems, etc.