Originally Posted by Larry Kenney
Ben, what do you use to monitor a channel to see if the PSIP is captured (like you mentioned for KVIE last night)?
Very easy, with equipment you may already have ... or can find on Craigslist for free
I have a 13" tube tv in my garage ..... with a "Digital Stream" (Radio Shack) analog converter box..... (Thats all you need)
1. The first thing you MUST do is "disable" the power down - energy saver .. shut down feature of the converter box. The box must stay on 24 / 7
To do that :
A. Hit menu button, toggle down
to the last box on the left. (Function box)
B. hit ok
C. Toggle down to "Time"
D. Toggle right to "Power down"
Hit Off and disable it.
2. Enter channel 9 on the remote. .... KQED 9-1 pops up
A. On the remote control, push the ".
" button on the far right bottom corner.
B. "RF" .. pops up in the blue box on the screen.
C. Push 9, enter, enter.
Converter box is "Force-tuned" to RF-9 (KVIE) ..... no scanning.
AA. Hit the far bottom "Meter" button for the current signal meter.
Simply return to the "No signal" or "Weak Signal" screen ......... Turn tv off ..... and wait 24 hours.
After 24 hours, ..... turn tv on ..... (No-signal) or (Weak-signal) will show on the screen-saver.
A. Hit "Ok" button
It will still display the "RF" number if no PSIP was detected. -OR- It will say "KVIE 6-1" If the signal reached above 15, sometime during the 24 hour period.
Thats how I do a 24 hour PSIP signal capture test.