Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Los Angeles, California
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I'll try to make a long story short. I live in W. Los Angeles and subscribe to TWC for Ultimate Internet. The speed is blazing fast on the download (120 Mb/s)! I don't subscribe to any TV services, but ran the cable line (using a splitter) to my digital TV as well for local channels.
For the past couple o days, many of the local channels have disappeared (FOX 11, KCAL 9, etc.). These used to come in as 89-310, 87-303, etc. I re-ran the TV channel scan and it only found 12 stations (under digital cable TV mode). It used to find about 60-80 channels.
My mom who lives a few blocks away subscribes to basic local TV through TWC. She was getting fed up with the way the channel line-up kept changing on her digital TV (no box or cable card). So she just opted to get their basic box which they're sending for free (no monthly fee until 2015...or something like that). She gets all the local stations fine now, and gets it in the right number (e.g. channel 2 is CBS instead of 88-305).
Why isn't TWC broadcasting some local channels to regular digital TV's? I thought there was some FCC law that stated they can't encrypt local TV signals?
Is it time that I try to put up an antenna in my apartment? I had one, but reception wasn't great due to another large building blocking my signal.
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