Originally Posted by SVTarHeel
Right as we were sitting down to supper, I got a call from the sharpest D* person I've corresponded with yet. He said that the original plan to escalate the problem to the National Engineering Team would have had them then forwarding the info to the appropriate place. Since we were having such trouble getting this resolved, he said he was cutting out the middleman and was sending the info that I sent directly to the broadcast group that could fix it.
He said that foxeng's info was extremely helpful and that his technical suggestions were likely the exact problem on their end. He also said he wouldn't be surprised to see this fixed within a week. Re: the bandwidth issue he said 1) since we're already seeing the guide data, bandwidth isn't an issue and, 2) there was some talk of making some changes that would cause the bandwidth limitations to cease to be an issue for the future - but, even if that comes to pass, that still wouldn't guarantee
any new channels would be added as they became available.
Take all this with a grain of salt, your mileage may vary, etc. I just wanted to give an update to those who were interested.
All this effort and all someone somewhere probably has to do is go into some computer file and change "8" to "35"...
Bandwidth issues for the AM21 could be partially resolved by not listing channels that don't exist from their database. Think of all the pointless non-existant channels in there you have to uncheck to make it work smoothly:
11-3 (no need for it, same as 11-2),
17-3 (miss the free USN, although I have DTV sports pack),
26-5 is listed and can't be tuned, but I like it because it's the UNCMX listings, which is available for free on TWC QAM ch 4-4),
Removing all those would allow for:
20-4 (as pointless as it is),
43-3 (the best of the TCT channels),
real 47-1 (WRPX 47-1 will show WGSR when tuned via the AM21, but the guide data is for WRPX. WGSR subchannels don't work with WRPX subchanels).
While I'm whining about the AM21...
Make WLFL 22-2 show correct guide data.
Put the "this tv" or "metv" or whatever logo in the corner.
Make the calls legible. No need to write WGHPDT2. Just do WGHP-2.
None of this can be hard. Of course the biggest and best fix for this would to allow the AM21 to scan and add OTA guide data... Also, let the thing do QAM, too!
ok, rant over.