I wonder about this, too. I lost WKBS reception in the middle of last year. Not that I really miss it, but only occasionally does it pop up on my TV. I have a rooftop antenna, and receive all of the other Altoona signals with no difficulty.
I can receive the Cornerstone analog translator on 13 in State College with 'No Signal' bouncing around all day and night...apparently it lost WKBS reception, as well.
At least we can agree on that...I picked up an Openbox S10 and a moveable KU dish, and get 100s of channels, including PBS. I have the same sat feeds that WPSU cherry-picks from. And the sub-channels (Create, World), too!
CBS made the decision to switch DMAs. This was their CHOICE!
The loss of WPSU's coverage in this DMA was not by WPSU's choice! The mandate by Congress to convert television to digital caused this problem. Do you really think they wanted to lose coverage on purpose? If they would have switched DMAs by choice, then I would say tough luck for them! But, the only people you should blame for this, is the awesome politicians who shoved this DTV conversion down the throat of...
If they wouldn't have changed television markets, they wouldn't have lost that coverage area. This 'fill-in' translator will allow them to serve two TV markets, and at the same time, cause interference to a station already on that channel in this market. CBS (CW) turned their back on this DMA...and should just stay in Pittsburgh.
Originally Posted by chum1976
I doubt they will offer WHVL since its low powered.
What many people may not know, is that ABB is being provided with a direct HD fiber feed of WHVL's main channel. If customers would ask ABB for it, maybe it would be offered.
The CW network feed can be received, via any C Band dish, and a DVB compliant FTA receiver...Direct or Dish is NOT needed.
Same goes for ThisTV...it is on AMC3, Tr.7.
See, maybe there is a use for that monstrosity in your backyard, after all!