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Location: Summerville, SC USA
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I think I found WDSU, WGNO, and PBS on my Jeff. Parish Cox cable tuned thru my HDTV's built-in digital cable tuner:
It seems these channels don't come in reliably. Does Cox broadcast the local channels in the clear, or are they having feed problems from the local stations due to infrastructure damage from Katrina/Rita? Right now, I'm only getting WGNO on 53-1. I was watching PBS on 81-3 earlier this afternoon just fine, but now there's nothing. WDSU was on yesterday, but nothing today. I did watch the closing ceremonies of the winter olympics on 81-1 in HD earlier this week, but Jay Leno was not in HD, just upconverted with pillaring.
I would have expected the local channels to come in fine with all the commercials Cox is airing to push their HD service, but if they're not able to broadcast them reliably, a lot of new customers will be disappointed. Someone correct me though if Cox is indeed only broadcasting the local HD channels encrypted, requiring their STB or a cablecard, and maybe I stumbled across some test channels or something.