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post #4681 of 4698 Old 11-10-2016, 10:01 AM
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Has anyone lost ch 22 (RF 42)? I always received it reliably, but at random it disappeared...
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I just ran across H&I (Heroes and Icons) on 19-2. When did they launch?
19-2?? OTA?? its 35-3 actually (2-3 Virtual)

Been on for some time...love the Star Trek evenings
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WQED moving to low-VHF: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-ra...s/201702100128

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Trip, from the article:
"In exchange for the payout, WQED will move to a lower broadcast frequency, likely in two to three years. The change will be almost entirely behind the scenes. The station will stay at Channel 13 on the broadcast spectrum and the move will not affect broadcast quality or availability, though over-the-air users may have to re-scan their televisions."

I'm a little confused by the quote, to say the least.

Are they going to LO-VHF? Wouldn't that require a new antenna for lots of folks?

As usual, I'm not understanding......
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Trip, from the article:
"In exchange for the payout, WQED will move to a lower broadcast frequency, likely in two to three years. The change will be almost entirely behind the scenes. The station will stay at Channel 13 on the broadcast spectrum and the move will not affect broadcast quality or availability, though over-the-air users may have to re-scan their televisions."

I'm a little confused by the quote, to say the least.

Are they going to LO-VHF? Wouldn't that require a new antenna for lots of folks?

As usual, I'm not understanding......
Yes, it's very obviously a quote from a non-engineer.

The only way WQED could have been paid while still staying on the air is moving to low-VHF. Therefore, they have to be moving to low-VHF as a result of this announcement.

My guess is that they're referencing the virtual channel (13-1) which will not change, and noting that the predicted service area is the same. As such, nobody is predicted to lose service. However, in practice, that does mean new antennas will be needed for viewers who did not keep their low-VHF antennas after 2009 or bought antennas after that time.

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Yes, it's very obviously a quote from a non-engineer.

The only way WQED could have been paid while still staying on the air is moving to low-VHF. Therefore, they have to be moving to low-VHF as a result of this announcement.

My guess is that they're referencing the virtual channel (13-1) which will not change, and noting that the predicted service area is the same. As such, nobody is predicted to lose service. However, in practice, that does mean new antennas will be needed for viewers who did not keep their low-VHF antennas after 2009 or bought antennas after that time.

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As always, thanks Trip.
I'm in Indiana, but was confused by the article.
My usual procrastination may work in my favor, with an old wind-catching Winegard (including Lo-VHF) still doing its thing!
I sure hope my area in Indiana doesn't have to go the Lo-VHF route for the poor souls who bought Hi-VHF antennas not all that long ago......
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Does any indoor antenna sold in the last 10 years even work on low VHF?

They will have a lot of unhappy (ex-) viewers

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As always, thanks Trip.
I'm in Indiana, but was confused by the article.
My usual procrastination may work in my favor, with an old wind-catching Winegard (including Lo-VHF) still doing its thing!
I sure hope my area in Indiana doesn't have to go the Lo-VHF route for the poor souls who bought Hi-VHF antennas not all that long ago......
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Less than 10% of the opening bid of $102M to move to low-V. Gives a good idea of how much the prices fell.

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Does any indoor antenna sold in the last 10 years even work on low VHF?
The ones with rabbit ears on them should work about as well as rabbit ears ever did. Otherwise, I don't think so.

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WPNT is dropping GET TV, and adding TBD. WPGH is dropping GRIT, and adding CHARGE. No date given for the changes.
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WPNT is dropping GET TV, and adding TBD. WPGH is dropping GRIT, and adding CHARGE. No date given for the changes.
probably the next day or so. Charge! goes live tomorrow and TBD is already in a soft launch
I know my location (Minneapolis) they go live tomorrow (replacing Get and Grit)
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These channels will be moving to new RF in the future. WTAE 51to27, WPNT 42 to 21, WBYD 39 to 30, WWAT 45 to 29, WPGH 43 to 20, WFMJ 20 to 33, WNEO 45 to 29.
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More channels moving to new RF in future WPXI 48 to 23, WQED 13 to 2, WINP 38 to 16, WWLM 20 to 36, WMVH 40 to 32, WWKH 47 to 22, WPCB 50 to 28, WKHU 44 to 32, WOUC 35 to 6,WYTV 36 to 31.
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WOSC,has added the sub-channel BUZZR.
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Grit Has Returned

After being bumped from 53.3 for Sinclair's Charge!, Grit TV has returned to the Pittsburgh airwaves on WPCW-19.3.
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WIIC -rf 31, has added VIBRANT TV as a sub-channel.
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Wemw-cd (2014 - 2017)

The first station in Pittsburgh to end OTA transmissions under the repackaging plan is one of the youngest digital stations. WEMW-56 Greensburg ended its broadcast run at the end of Miami Vice this morning.

http://triblive.com/local/westmorela...-for-broadband

Looks like when I want my Cozi TV, Movies!, and RetroTV fix now, I'll have to fire up the BUD (Big Ugly Dish).

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WWCP-8.2 Now in HD

While rescanning my TVs to tidy up the channel memories, I stumbled upon WWCP-8.2 broadcasting WATM-23 in 16:9 at 720p. I checked two of my sets to make sure one wasn't displaying an incorrect picture format, and sure enough they all said the same thing.

It's nice to get another source for ABC HD programming when WTAE is airing something else.
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