Originally posted by stuarts:
I've been on a business trip for over a month and have been following this thread with excitement. I live in Weston and have a MITs HD-5 with a Mits WS-65903.
Could some give me a short list of the HD channels that I can key in manually when I return this weekend? this way I don't have to deal with the the scanning issues I read about!
Subject to correction by the other contributing HD-5 users, it will be necessary to scan in order to access the new channels. The past scanning problems were caused by the presence of a zip code and have been solved by omitting said zip code..
The new channels are WFOR-DT, which is channel 22 but will show as 4-1; and WPBT-DT (18=2-1). To access them:
Go to Area 1 and delete your zip code.
Go to Local Area, Clear, Scan and uncheck unwanted analog channels. The new channels should be there.
When you exit the menus, the guide should download automatically and you are ready to go. Do NOT re-enter the zip code.
Best do this in the early evening. WPBT has been going on the air late in the afternoon and off at about 11PM. If it is not on the air, it will not scan.
Another tip: I had a power outage earlier this week and discovered that the guide download that appears on the screen following an outage will not work without the zip code in place. I entered it and then deleted it after the download.