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#1 OFFLINE   joyandjerry

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

I have a rudimentary understanding of the "mapdown" process. Recently I noticed that LINK TV, on channel 9410, has no corresponding three digit mapdown. Occas., I scroll through the guide to see what new stations have been added. LINK is only available on 9410. Does anyone know why or if other stations are only available this way, also?

I found out about LINK as I was "researching" a TV series, Borgen, listed in Entertainment Weekly mag as Steven King's best show of 2012. Since his other picks were similar tastes as ours, I looked for the series. Since the DVD's require an all-region player, I was lucky I found it with the help of Google, starting today. http://www.linktv.org/Borgen
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Link I believe is a Public Interest (PI) channel there is no map down for PI.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

On the Hopper the 9400 series channels stand out, as the HD channels in that range are mapped down only and do not appear on their "real" channel number. Depending on satellites one receives, one should get:
9400 BABY1 Baby First TV
9403 BYUTV BYU TV
9405 PNTGN Pentagon Channel
9406 ARTS Classic Arts Showcase
9410 LINK Link TV
9411 ENLC Enlace TV
9413 ALMA AlmaVision Hispanic Network
9415 FSTV Free Speech TV

There are additional "Public Interest" channels lower in the guide, notibly NASA, CSPAN and many of the religious channels in the 250s/260s.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:45 PM

That's why I have a favorite list with all of the duplicate channels removed. I have to keep it updated, but this site helps me know when things change.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

Thanks so much for the info; this is why I really enjoy this forum!!
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

That's why I have a favorite list with all of the duplicate channels removed. I have to keep it updated, but this site helps me know when things change.


Exactly what I do.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

I have a rudimentary understanding of the "mapdown" process. Recently I noticed that LINK TV, on channel 9410, has no corresponding three digit mapdown. Occas., I scroll through the guide to see what new stations have been added. LINK is only available on 9410. Does anyone know why or if other stations are only available this way, also?

I found out about LINK as I was "researching" a TV series, Borgen, listed in Entertainment Weekly mag as Steven King's best show of 2012. Since his other picks were similar tastes as ours, I looked for the series. Since the DVD's require an all-region player, I was lucky I found it with the help of Google, starting today. http://www.linktv.org/Borgen


I also have lots of finding LINK.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

On the Hopper the 9400 series channels stand out, as the HD channels in that range are mapped down only and do not appear on their "real" channel number. Depending on satellites one receives, one should get:
9400 BABY1 Baby First TV
9403 BYUTV BYU TV
9405 PNTGN Pentagon Channel
9406 ARTS Classic Arts Showcase
9410 LINK Link TV
9411 ENLC Enlace TV
9413 ALMA AlmaVision Hispanic Network
9415 FSTV Free Speech TV

There are additional "Public Interest" channels lower in the guide, notibly NASA, CSPAN and many of the religious channels in the 250s/260s.

Some model receiver also have (or had in the past) those other PI channels in this 4-digit "neighborhood" (I recall it started in the upper 9300's with some of the religious channels that also appear in the 260's).
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

Some model receiver also have (or had in the past) those other PI channels in this 4-digit "neighborhood" (I recall it started in the upper 9300's with some of the religious channels that also appear in the 260's).

There are still a couple of mirrors in the 939x range. Nothing that is not available to most viewers elsewhere. I believe they were put there for the "Family" package or some other special package.




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