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Regarding Escape and Gettv on 62.X, Wikipedia says they're on 31.X (KTFO) as well. But while I've got good signal strength on 31, no sign of any subchannel other than 31.2/KAKW. Is anyone else getting the English subchannels off 31, or just 62?

And for that matter, can anyone give me some guidance on what kind of antenna it would take to pick up 62 from far south Austin, the area of Brodie/MoPac and Slaughter Lane?


I appreciate any help you can provide!

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Mike, I'm NE of Austin and can pull in both 31 & 62 quite well, but Escape and GetTV only appear on the newest 62 sub-channels (31 just carries Univision and Unimas). Have you checked TVFool for antenna recommendations and broadcast tower azimuth to see whether your specific location can really get 62, as its tower site is far NW from you somewhere around Bertram.
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Yes, I stuck a little Clearstream 2 up in the attic this afternoon and it did a great job on KAKW. But doing a permanent install...due to the layout of the house...is beyond me. But at least now I know that a small antenna can get KAKW even in far south Austin. It looks like I'll need an outside install as I get breakup on at least one channel no matter where I mount it inside. I have an installer who has excellent reviews on Yelp who will do it for $380, including a Clearstream 4, three hours labor, all new wiring, pole, etc.

One more thing...I had a chat with the Chief Engineer, Jim Corbin, at KAKW on Friday, super nice guy. He told me that he had been specifically told to put GetTV and Escape on 62 only. He said that had come down from corporate some time ago and that he would check and see if that had changed.

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Below is a update of my previous message regarding what the Hopper gets OTA here in Austin.

For those of you who are considering Dish with an OTA module, I'd like to report here that there is indeed guide data available for many OTA channels in the Hopper. Here's what my new setup has found:

KTBC 7.1 / Fox - all program data
KTBC 7.2 / Movies! - no guide data

KLRU 18.1 / PBS - all program data
KLRU 18.2 / PBS Create - all program data
KLRU 18.3 / PBS Q - all program data
KLRU 18.4 / PBS VMe - all program data

KVUE 24.1 / ABC - all program data
KVUE 24.2 / TV Estrella - all program data
KVUE 24.3 / radar - no program data

KTFO 31.1 / Unimas - no program data
KTFO 31.2 / KAKW Univision channel 62 main feed - no program data

KXAN 36.1 / NBC - all program data

KEYE 42.1 / CBS - all program data
KEYE 42.2 / Telemundo - all program data

KNVA / 54.1 / CW - all program data

KAKW 62.1 / Univision - all program data
KAKW 62.2 / Unimas - all program data
KAKW 62.3 / GetTV - no program data
KAKW 62.4 / Escape - no program data


The big blanks are the sub-channels on KTBC and KAKW. Also, there is no program data for KTFO/KAKW at all on 31.X.

It also appears that the subchannels on 42 and 31 are now getting more bits than they were back in July when I originally posted this. Both Telemundo/42.2 and KTFO Unimas/31.1 now appear to have much better video and are in 16X9 format.

And a personal note...the Hopper OTA tuner is so much more sensitive and flexible than that thing DirecTV had it's not even funny.

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Last edited by austinsho; 10-14-2014 at 07:50 PM. Reason: updated info for 62.2 - certain off air subchannels take more than 24 hours for data to populate
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