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post #14461 of 14477 Old 03-28-2017, 07:59 AM - Thread Starter
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The CHARGE! logo and programming are now on 7.2, but the guide info on broadcast TV still says it is carrying Perry Mason.

No 5.3 yet.

My tuner detects a second "ion" source, mapped to 60.1-60.6. For now, I don't know what its real channel is. With this TV, I'd have to watch it report scan results and see when the total number of channels unexpectedly jumps by six.
1. There was no guide info beyond 4:00 PM because they run six hours of infomercials from 4:00 to 10:00

2. Still no 5.3, or 5.4 Light, but I'll be looking forward to Pink Panther cartoons

3. I confirmed that virtual 60.1-60.6 are being transmitted on VHF 12, but if WBAL 11 is committed to moving to 12, then I don't see how it could endure or what purpose it is serving
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The MeTV website agrees that 5.3 will be the new home. http://www.metv.com/wheretowatch/affiliate/511

The WWPX-12 signal from DC has been there for years. It was operating when I moved here in 2013.

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The WWPX-12 signal from DC has HAD been there for years. It was operating when I moved here in 2013.
As far as I know it has been gone for a few years. I can't recall the last time I scanned from anywhere and detected it.
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As far as I know it has been gone for a few years. I can't recall the last time I scanned from anywhere and detected it.
It's been there for most of the past year, at least. The last time I detected WWBT or WHYY was September 2015, and here's my log since October 2015:

https://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/ren...2/-78weeks/now

Signal's been right there most of that time. (That hole is when the server was dead for a while.)

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Looks like 5.3 is now live.
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Looks like 5.3 is now live.
I was going to watch it, but Carol Burnett came on.
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It's been there for most of the past year, at least. The last time I detected WWBT or WHYY was September 2015, and here's my log since October 2015:

https://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/ren...2/-78weeks/now

Signal's been right there most of that time. (That hole is when the server was dead for a while.)

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What does it take for your equipment to "detect" it? Does it have to have fully loaded PSIP information? Until the other day, it had not been showing up in my scans.

Could they have been sending it out with blank programming?

Could they have turned the transmitter to some low power level such that, they would maintain a tenuous claim to that channel that they might be susceptible to losing if they went completely dark?
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If it has that blue line, it means the signal was decoding or close to decoding (50% is about the cut-off for decoding versus not). That could mean blank programming, but usually does not. For whatever reason, my auto-scanner has never properly identified WWPX as it should, and I'm not entirely sure why, but the signal was there.

That being said, I've definitely flipped past it on my TV several times in the past few years and the infomercials and home shopping have been there. My TSReader data for it is from October 2015 (I haven't bothered updating it) and I have other data from January 2017.

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Sounds like WNVC and WNVT are not long for the world. http://ideastations.org/spectrumauction

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Sounds like WNVC and WNVT are not long for the world. http://ideastations.org/spectrumauction

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Crushing news.

Probably continue on as MHz Choice, their online streaming service.
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Crushing news.

Probably continue on as MHz Choice, their online streaming service.
I think that Russia Today values its inclusion on Washington, DC cable systems enough to pay for broadcast bandwidth if it can find any for sale. I could see them being willing to pay more than the least valuable shopping channel on WWPX.

The new Turkish channel is interesting, as was the Ukraine channel, and if there were a hundred hours in a day, I'd find time to watch both of them.
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I think that Russia Today values its inclusion on Washington, DC cable systems enough to pay for broadcast bandwidth if it can find any for sale. I could see them being willing to pay more than the least valuable shopping channel on WWPX.

The new Turkish channel is interesting, as was the Ukraine channel, and if there were a hundred hours in a day, I'd find time to watch both of them.
Yeah, it's not bad but it tends to repeat. I also like France24 on the main channel. But mostly I'll miss the hours of International Mystery series. And hopefully they'll squeeze in the 6th season of the war drama A French Village before it all goes belly up.
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Below is the list of stations going off the air in our area as a result of the recent spectrum auction, pasted out of the FCC's list (http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Rele...A-17-314A2.pdf). The dollar amounts are the compensation each channel received. The no and yes at the end are whether the station has a channel sharing agreement before and then after the auction. I would assume that since WDCA is also owned by Fox, that some of their content will move over to WTTG. Does anyone know where everything else is going to end up? It looks like we will be losing subchannels. Other channels not listed here will be moving frequencies, but if they go to equivalent space in the same band they aren't on this list. For example, WETA is moving from RF27 to RF14. All channels above 36 are given up from the broadcast spectrum.




WUTB 60552 Baltimore, MD Deerfield Media (Baltimore) Licensee, LLC 0022739833 UHF Go off-air $ 122,912,964 Yes Yes


WAZF-CD 57907 Washington, DC WMTM, LLC 0023631377 UHF Go off-air $ 513,526 No Yes


WDCA 51567 Washington, DC Fox Television Stations, LLC 0005795067 UHF Go off-air $ 118,834,183 No Yes


WDCW 30576 Washington, DC WDCW, LLC 0021781786 UHF Go off-air $ 121,992,349 Yes Yes


WJAL 10259 Washington, DC Entravision Holdings, LLC 0001529627 UHF Go off-air $ 25,492,333 Yes Yes


WMDO-CD 38437 Washington, DC Entravision Holdings, LLC 0001529627 UHF Go off-air $ 58,231,415 No Yes


WNVC 9999 Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation Washington, DC 0006692347 UHF Go off-air $ 124,801,961 No Yes


WNVT 10019 Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation Washington, DC 0006692347 UHF Go off-air $ 57,154,459 No Yes


WZDC-CD 50347 Washington, DC Onda Capital, Inc. 0011007515 UHF Go off-air $ 66,182,037 No Yes




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So how does the spectrum auction play out? Channel 20 has a channel sharing agreement with Channel 5 - does Channel 20 just become a subchannel* of Channel 5? Each of Channel 5 and Channel 20 have two subchannels (and Channel 5 was slated to go to three subchannels) - will the shared channel still be able to carry all of these different signals?

*I'm not sure if it would still be called Channel 20 or not, but understand all the signals would be coming from the same place.
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Layer 3 TV Anyone?

Has anyone in the DMV had any experience with this new cable company that's been advertising online called Layer 3 TV (http://www.layer3tv.com)? They are offering HDTV and Internet at 100MBps at a bundled price of about $135 per month. No phone service included, but this seems worth exploring or is it too good to be true?
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Has anyone in the DMV had any experience with this new cable company that's been advertising online called Layer 3 TV (http://www.layer3tv.com)? They are offering HDTV and Internet at 100MBps at a bundled price of about $135 per month. No phone service included, but this seems worth exploring or is it too good to be true?
Here's an article from January WaPo:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.59e69cf859eb

Looks like they use Comcast for the final mile into the home. Read the article comments also.
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For some reason, all of a sudden, this evening channel 7 was so unstable that it was unwatchable. It's usually rock solid for me, but not tonight.
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