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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH - TV market
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Late responding here, but about the TWC DTA scrambling:
I only have analog expanded basic here right now, and sure enough, channels like WVPX/23 are only displaying the "get a DTA" static message with a white screen.
I did a clear QAM scan and all the missing channels are there digitally, including Retro TV affiliates WAOH-LP/29 and WIVM-LD/39. (Yes, last I checked, I can now get WIVM via clear QAM in Akron.)
The mess is that there's no PSIP for any of these channels. I believe WAOH is on 97.1 and WIVM is on 90.63, but that's just from memory since I haven't looked in some time.
WVPX has PSIP as usual as WVPX HD, since it always had it since they added the HD feed.
I get scattered local access channels, including for Stow, Silver Lake and Doylestown.
Again, this is all clear QAM only. The only channel I haven't been able to find in this mess is the Akron Public Schools on 15. 15 doesn't have that static message on analog, and I'm sure APS 15 is in the clear QAM scan somewhere...I just haven't gotten to most of the non-labeled channels to check yet.
It is correct that the DTA is only free for a year.