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#1 OFFLINE   Rduce

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

How does the record all Network locals work when there are two affiliates that carry the same Network in said DMA?

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#2 OFFLINE   garys

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

How does the record all Network locals work when there are two affiliates that carry the same Network in said DMA?


I am not aware of any such record feature. If you are referring to the PTAT, it will only record the big four networks.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

How does the record all Network locals work when there are two affiliates that carry the same Network in said DMA?

Only one of each of the networks is chosen for PTAT. In Western Michigan's case (Grand Rapids, MI market) the four PTAT channels are:
3-00 WWMT KALAMAZOO, MI (CBS)
8-00 WOOD GRAND RAPIDS, MI (NBC)
13-00 WZZM GRAND RAPIDS, MI (ABC)
17-00 WXMI GRAND RAPIDS, MI (FOX)

While 41-00 WOTV BATTLE CREEK, MI (ABC) is also carried by DISH in HD, WZZM is used for PTAT.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

Thanks JL, just what I figured. Most of the DMA cannot tune in WZZM if you live toward the southern end and WOTV is the ABC station to watch, even on cable I find that most watch WOTV. I have a huge OTA on my roof and can usually just pick ZZM up and in summer when the leaves come out I do not get it at all.




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