Originally Posted by domino92024
When channel 2 goes away, so does Ron's problem.
You'll be relieved to hear I think I finally see how it all works today and I finally agree with you. I admit I'm hardheaded, but I try to keep going until things sink in. For me it's not just as simple as saying analogs go away, so Ron's problem goes away, I need to understand the why. Let me explain it my way and see if we agree.
We've been saying 2 is mapped to 124, so I've been thinking digital 2 is mapped to 124. However, after thinking about 8/94, I see this is probabaly not the case. It's the other way around and it makes a difference for me to understand what goes on behind the scenes.
Today there is an analog 2 and a digital 124 sent through the cable, there is no digital 2. Analog tuners see analog 2, digital tuners see digital 124. Digital tuners only see 2 because digital 124 it mapped to it, not because there is a physical digital 2. With me so far?
So, after analogs go away, the analog converters will only look at digital channels. They will pick up PBS on digital 8 and CSPAN on digital 124. Analog 2 only exists to put it in the 2-70 range that analog tuners get passed today. Tomorrow the analog converters will be passed all digital channels and select the ones they are authorized to convert.
Does that make sense to you? It finally does to me. Like I said, I'm hardheaded, but I can finally see exactly how your simple statement can work and why it can't work that way today, something no one has been able to explain. Maybe that was transparent to you, but it wasn't to me. I doubt it, but you were right and I now agree with you. Whew!!!
Now if I could only explain how the 8300HD with Passport can report different data for 94. I wish I could go back to SARA to see what it reported for 8/94 here. I'm wondering what would happen if I needed TVGOS data right now. My 8300HD is a very early model, but I doubt that's the difference. I guess I'm the only who finds this perplexing.