Originally posted by idttywlm IMHO this doesn't assist viewers in anything. How does labeling one channel 35-1 and 35-2 differ from 34-1 and 34-2????
Excellent question! Does he know that the concept of subchannels with PSIP is that on many tuners 34-0 would cause them to tune the analog signal, and 34-1 would tune in the digital signal? Apparently having some viewers tune 34 while others tune 35-n is less confusing, in his mind, than everyone (analog or digital) using 34. Wow. So much for branding.
Well, at least he's not covering for not going through the work of adding PSIP information. I examined the WNIT-HD stream during the last DX opening and found a wealth of PAT/PMT/TVCT info:
Service Name: WNIT-HD
Channel number: 35.1
Extended Channel Name: WNIT High Definition
Video PIDs: 0x0011 (15 Mbps, 1080i, 29.97fps, 16:9)
Audio PIDs: 0x0014 (English, 384 kbps, 2.0 channels)
Service Name: WNIT-SD
Channel number: 35.2
Extended Channel Name: WNIT Std. Definition
Video PIDs: 0x0021 (4 Mbps, 480i, 29.97fps, 4:3)
Audio PIDs: 0x0024 (English, 192 kbps, 2.0 channels)