Originally posted by Evan
As I understand it, the sub channels are just framed with the address of the sub-channel?
Yes, I think you're thinking about it right. Take 51-1 and 51-2 for example. If I'm thinking about this right(think I'm fairly close anyway), All that programming is basically in the same datastream sent with the 1 signal from WKEF-DT, but something at the station is added (via a PSIP function I think) to let your receiver know which "bits" go to which subchannels. Earlier in the summer, I occasionally saw both WKEF and WRGT digitals put out a strong signal my receiver could recognize on 30 and 51, and yet the receiver couldn't even get a lock on any of their subchannels(30-1+2, or 51-1+2) because I think the "right info" wasn't sent with the bitstream in order for my receiver to get a lock on the subchannels+display programming.
I'm guessing something is fooling the E86 and its not blanking the picture.
That would be my guess too ... Perhaps it's expecting information in the datastream to be "assigned" to 30-2, but isn't getting anything, so is defaulting to NTSC tuner and yet for some reason is not giving you the normal screen blanking function.
Either that, or fox has a new format.
Maybe they could call it fox-ULD "Ultra-Low-Definition."
LOL! That's the ticket!
30-2 seems to be the only channel that does it.
Lately, I've been seeing something similar on WCVN-DT 24 in N. KY -- During an autoscan, my receiver finds "something" on 24-10, and it goes "through" 24-10 when doing a channel surf, reciever shows a signal just as it does on the lockable(all with programming!) 24-3~24-6 Subchannels, but it doesn't get a lock on 24-10 in contrast to 30-2 with WRGT-DT. This is with my "off-air Guides"(channel remapping/program guide info/auto time set) turned off. With "off air guides turned on, the "viewable" subchannels remap to 54-1~54-4 alongside their analog on 54, and the "blank one" doesn't show up as it does on 24-10 without remap.
WKEF/WRGT CE did tell me they were planning on installing a new PSIP generator soon that would help STB's detect their station's better, perhaps the 30-2 will disappear then, and channels might remap as well.
Speaking of other channels, I keep checking 50. Anyone see anything on WDTN-DT yet? Any test signal yet?
Nothing seen here, according to Paul's post, we probably won't see them until Nov 1. I suppose they might put a test signal on the air before that(If they haven't already at 3am or something when we weren't looking), but keep in mind they can test everything except the antenna/transmission line by running the signal from the transmitter into something called a "dummy load".
I'm looking forward though to seeing some new signals on the air soon! For more HD surely, but I was also like a kid at Christmas when I first saw WCVN-DT shortly after their sign-on in late January, and when WKEF-DT came on early for Olympics, then signed back off, then WRCX-LP came back and signed off 51 permanantly at 12am on 5/1/02, and then WKEF-DT/WRGT-DT signed on in the morning on 5/1/02. Must be sorta what it was like back in the 40's and 50's, It's neat to see "new stuff" after seeing the same analog stations for years and years.