Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bakersfield California
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List of clear QAM channels on Bright House:
43.1 virtual, RF 79.1 KGET NBC 17
46.1 virtual, RF 76.1 KBFX Fox 58
47.1 virtual, RF 85.1 KBAK CBS 29
48.2 virtual, RF 79.2 KERO ABC 23
49.2 virtual, RF 85.2 PBS HD channel via KVPT 18 Fresno
Standard Definition formerly available but scrambled as of 10-29-07
92.1 KERO ABC 23
92.2 a preview channel (endless loop)
100.1 KUVI My 45
100.2 KTLA 5 LA/KNBC 4 LA
111.1 KBAK CBS 29
113.1 KGET NBC 17
113.2 KCAL 9 LA
116.1 KBFX Fox 58
116.2 KABC 7 LA
I talked to one of their employees at their booth at the Kern County Fair. He said that analog cable service will be around for a while after 2-18-09, but eventually the system will go digital only, and at that time all channels above the limited basic tier will be scrambled. I got into an argument about this. As I told him, I have a prejudice against converter boxes and have a huge preference to use cable ready tvs to tune all channels. Lots of tvs are being sold now that have clear QAM tuners, but only a few monster bigscreens have cableCARD slots. He said that when the system goes digital only, I will have to either get a converter box or downgrade to limited basic. From everything I have read on the internet, this seems to be the plans of every cable system in America.
How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!!