OTA Channel Guide Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Herdfan, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. billraff

    billraff New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to get it to show using the Detroit zip. The guide shows but seems to be off but I'll see if it stays that way. Is there a place a person can see what is in the Directv database?
     
  2. coconut13

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    It might be off because of the time zones. Det. being Eastern and Austin TX being Central. As far as D* database goes, look for a post on this website: Transponder Maps: Domestic & Latin AM. Then at the bottom of the first post their are 3 attached files. Go to the TPN_MAP_Domestic file, and open it. There at the bottom of the page, there is an OTA tab. Go to that tab and it shows the channels in D* database.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2014 #623 of 911
    jentu96

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    Thanks for this forum thread! My zip code is 46530 (Market 177). We have 21+ OTA channels here. Directv only has 6 that appear in my main satellite guide. My AM21 found 6 others. Zap2it shows all the channels, so it's a bummer they are not showing up either through the guide or AM21. But thanks to the spreadsheet posted, I think by adding 4 different secondary zip codes I can get all the channels to appear.

    Really there is only 1 channel (57-2 Me-TV) I watch frequently and record. There used to be another Me-TV affiliate on the same channel in SC and the guide matched up well, but that has apparently changed in the past month or two. :(
     
  4. Nov 2, 2014 #624 of 911
    coconut13

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    You could try Johnstown-Altoona PA (16601). Since Johnstown carries METV on 6.2 RF34. It matches your .2 RF34 South Bend channel that carries METV. It should work and give you the correct guide for that channel.
     
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  5. Nov 2, 2014 #625 of 911
    jentu96

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    Thanks. I was only looking at the actual channel number (57-2) in the spreadsheet. Let me give that a try. Do you know if I have to double reboot to clear out the channels first? I used a Colchester, VT zip (05439) to make the channel appear with a different guide.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2014 #626 of 911
    coconut13

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    You might have to clear it. But I would run the zip first and check the results. In my setup, it will sometimes give me a second channel with the same number (57.2 in your case) and sometimes not. So run the zip first and if you don't have it, then clear the AM21 with a double reboot. Since you have a 57.2 channel already established, and your matching the RF34 channel number instead of the 57.2 channel it probably won't pick it up and you will have to do the double reboot clear.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2014 #627 of 911
    jentu96

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    I tried the new zip, but it just kept the old 57.2 channel. It didn't help to do the Reset Settings and go through initial setup again. So now going through the double reboot.

    Can you explain how you figured out that "Johnstown carries METV on 6.2 RF34"? Looking at the OTA tab of the spreadsheet, I see how the RF channel column matches. The notes column only says it's an independent station.

    I don't have that much time remaining tonight, but I would like to experiment to find different alternative zip codes with matching guides for the 7-8 channels not recognized by my AM21. Currently I just found those with matching digital channel number.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2014 #628 of 911
    jentu96

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    On a related note, the following channel numbers I pick up with my antenna via my TV channel scan do not appear on the OTA tab of TPN Map spreadsheet. Also it shows 16-3, which currently is not broadcast here. Is that scenario normal?

    25-2 THIS This TV 28-2 WSJV-SD Live Well 46-3 WHME-D3 Local 46-4 WHME-D4 Local 57-2 MeTV MeTV 57-3 Movies! Movies! 69-1 WMYS MyNetworkTV 69-2 TELMNDO Telemundo 69-3 TOUCH TouchVision

    No biggie. I found channel numbers in other markets to match. And they aren't ones I watch (except the 57-2 mentioned earlier). Since you've been helpful so far, I just thought I would provide info on what is broadcast in my market so the OTA tab of the TPN Map might be updated for the future.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2014 #629 of 911
    coconut13

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    RabbitEars.info is one site with a lot of channel info. Or if you use Wikipedia to look up METV, ANTENNATV , etc. you can see all the affiliates with city, channel and RF channel number that they each carry. Let me know the channels, RF channels, and what each channel carries and I can help you.
     
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  10. Nov 2, 2014 #630 of 911
    jentu96

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    I'll have to post that another night when I have more time to experiment again. Thanks for all your help! Btw...the Johnstown-Altoona PA (16601) seemed to work after the double reboot.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2014 #631 of 911
    coconut13

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    By looking at the situation. There is no way to match 25.2 to THIS for the correct guide, or 57.3 to MOVIES to get the correct guide. I would do this: Run South Bend and Altoona PA as your first set of zips to get 57.2 METV with the correct guide. Then run San Diego CA as your 2nd secondary zip. San Diego carries THIS on 69.3 and since you have a 69.3 channel the AM21 will pick up San Diego's 69.3 and put the THIS guide on that channel in your DVR. Then run Providence RI as your 3rd secondary zip. Prov. carries MOVIES on 28.2 and since you have a 28.2 channel the AM21 will pick up Prov. 28.2 and put the MOVIES guide on that channel in your DVR. This puts THIS and MOVIES guides into your DVR, albeit on the wrong channels. Then run whatever other zips you need to attain the channels you desire. This is the best you can do, and you just have to cross-reference a lot with the guides on the wrong channels.
     
  12. Nov 6, 2014 #632 of 911
    twiseguy

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    Wouldn`t it be nice if DTV just let the AM21 receive whatever it can in your DMA, like I was told when I bought mine.
    Not this "Not in our (DTV) database" crap.

    Any chance the new satellites will carry some of the sub channels?
     
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  13. Nov 8, 2014 #633 of 911
    harsh

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    Not much. If they were going to carry them, they would probably be located at 101W; most of them being SD.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2014 #634 of 911
    inkahauts

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    This doesn't make any sense. If they decided to carry some it'd likely be off the spot beams that have space which will be on the new and some of the older satelites at all locations. Not just one.

    And I'll go further and say almost no chance of this happening any time soon. Id say when SD is shut off completely maybe we will see it. Till then I don't expect it.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2014 #635 of 911
    harsh

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  17. Feb 2, 2015 #637 of 911
    toei

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    somebody in miami? i just see a new channel 24.1 , its was 720x480 for few months but now switch to hd 1920x1080 , wdgt-ld, but they not show anything yet ''just coming soon''
     
  18. toei

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    24.1 its now azteca america in hd!
     
  19. bearmur

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    Channel 33 VC 33.1 has changed call letters from wcft to wses. Channel 9 VC 40.1 has changed from wjsu to wgww. Channel 9 VC 40.2 is now ABC programing. ABC is still listed for 40.1 in directv guide. Programing for 33.1 and 40.1 is Heartland.
     
  20. KyL416

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    Zap2it/Tribune has to update their data to reflect it, try sending an e-mail to listings@zap2it.com or contacting the stations directly.
     

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