Originally Posted by davehancock
I don't know if this is relevant to this particular problem but:
- The FCC has dropped their requirement that all local channels that are on cable be "in the clear" - so it could be that these channels are now encrypted. (I'm also on FiOS so I can't check.).
Yes, I'm aware of this. it would appear that the channels are still available in the clear, just not to all subscribers. Like I said, a friend with a newer trap does get analog channel 70, my aunt does not. So I'm going to try to get in touch with him and see if he has any luck rescanning. (I haven't actually seen his TV, I just know that he said the HD channels are gone.) She had this service installed maybe ten years ago, and I know the traps used now are a little different. The basic tier is supposed to be 2-22 and 95-99. She gets 2-23, with 24 being pretty snowy and 95-99. Other (read: newer) installs I've seen have allowed 2-25 and 70-99 to pass through.
To eliminate some confusion from above, the analog channels still being used in the suburbs are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16*, 17, and 18. (and obviously 23-70, with some exceptions)
*16 is just a blank screen, but it isn't snowy. Video is being sent.