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Here's some interesting info regarding how much the stations received for giving up their frequencies.

6 Chicago TV stations will change channels after broadcast frequencies sold for wireless use

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I wonder if some of the smaller subchannels could be dropped. It looks like WMAQ + WSNS could just work (2 HD + 2 SD), although 2x1080i is iffy by itself. WFLD + WPWR could also work, especially as both are 720p to start. They could probably even include that LightTV I read is supposed to be on one or both of them. I guess WYCC will be gone, as WTTW is full. I do occasionally use WYCC as they have some stuff in HD (MotorWeek) that WTTW doesn't.

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It looks like WMAQ + WSNS could just work (2 HD + 2 SD), although 2x1080i is iffy by itself. WFLD + WPWR could also work, especially as both are 720p to start.


For those who are willing to shell out for the right encoders, this is no longer an issue. Downstate, WCIA/WCIX is 2x1080i + 2xSD, and WEEK is 1x1080i + 2x720p.
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For those who are willing to shell out for the right encoders, this is no longer an issue. Downstate, WCIA/WCIX is 2x1080i + 2xSD, and WEEK is 1x1080i + 2x720p.
I worry about Fox. Their local stuff is still 2.0 audio (I can see the audio switch when they go between local stuff and network.) The audio on WPWR has those known issues and is also only 2.0. They are probably too cheap to buy a new encoder.

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Saw this ad run during 60 Minutes tonight.


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Saw this ad run during 60 Minutes tonight.

its been on there since January
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Heh, that's what happens when you use a DVR and fast forward through commercials all the time

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