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post #4501 of 5011
To save money and wear on the radar motor, they turn the radar off on days where no rain is expected. Channel 6 does the same thing. The NWS can't do this, but I am sure it saves a ton of money on maintenance.
post #4502 of 5011
Hey there. Is anyone else having a problem receiving CW in Albany OTA today? For some reason I am suddenly not receiving any signal. I am wondering if there is a station problem.

Thanks.
post #4503 of 5011
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Originally Posted by rockstar45 View Post

Hey there. Is anyone else having a problem receiving CW in Albany OTA today? For some reason I am suddenly not receiving any signal. I am wondering if there is a station problem.

Thanks.

I was wondering the same thing, I get my OTA over my DirecTV receiver and signal strength is zippo. Hope some others chime in on this but since we both have problems it's most likely on their part.
post #4504 of 5011
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Originally Posted by rockstar45 View Post

Hey there. Is anyone else having a problem receiving CW in Albany OTA today? For some reason I am suddenly not receiving any signal. I am wondering if there is a station problem.

Thanks.

Never mind. It looks like it is back.
post #4505 of 5011
FINALLY tonight at about 1:30am on 9/8/2010 Time Warner cable of Albany added the following channels to its lineup.

1733 - Nickelodeon HD
1740 - National Geo Wild HD
1753 - Comedy Central HD
1756 - MTV HD
1763 - Spike TV HD

Its a day late but thats alright. We should be getting the other ones on sept 13th-14th
History Channel International HD
Country Music TV HD
Hallmark HD
VH-1 HD
Cooking Channel HD
TWC Sports HD.
post #4506 of 5011
Thread Starter 
Channel Listing in first post of this thread updated. Thanks for the heads up everyone.
post #4507 of 5011
Isn't there a third subchannel for WCWN, which is a standard definition rebroadcast of WRGB? I didn't see it in the first post.

45-3/43 WCWN-DT (CBS), Albany, NY 480i
post #4508 of 5011
It looks like 45-3 has been updated at the start of the thread.

23-2 has been Untamed Sports for quite some time now...

Also 55-4/50 WYPX-DT (Worship), Amsterdam, NY 480i no longer exists. Ion dropped carrying Worship on all of their affiliates.

I think that WNGN/WNGX are on the air (maybe) in digital.

WNYT has a repeater on 18 as well...
post #4509 of 5011
Does anyone else have serious lagging issues with their Explorer DVR? Mine is painfully slow switching channels, trying to bring up a guide etc. Sometimes I'll hit guide and 10 seconds later it comes up, or I'll hit fav to scroll through favorites and it won't listen, so I hit it another time or two and it skips like 4 channels.

Very annoying, seems to have started when they updated to the new guide/user interface.
post #4510 of 5011
1745 History Channel International HD
1754 CMT HD
1766 Hallmark Channel HD
1755 VH-1 HD
1764 Cooking Channel HD
1803 TWC Sports HD

Added Last night. to Time Warner, guide data is up to date.
post #4511 of 5011
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Originally Posted by bosiydid View Post

Does anyone else have serious lagging issues with their Explorer DVR? Mine is painfully slow switching channels, trying to bring up a guide etc. Sometimes I'll hit guide and 10 seconds later it comes up, or I'll hit fav to scroll through favorites and it won't listen, so I hit it another time or two and it skips like 4 channels.

Very annoying, seems to have started when they updated to the new guide/user interface.

Goto a time warner office and exchange your box for a Cisco HD Cable box, it will still be a little laggy but not as much, the samsung boxes and scientific antenna boxes suck.
post #4512 of 5011
On or about October 10: Time warner will add following channels.

Discovery Kids HD
EWTN HD
YNN HD

http://www.timewarnercable.com/Media...ice_albany.pdf
post #4513 of 5011
Is anyone else confused by this? WCWN 45-1 has re-branded itself at CW 15. I noticed this new logo in the station promos during a rerun of LOST airing last Saturday night.

http://insidethenewsroom.freedomblogging.com/tag/cw-15/

For a moment there I thought I was watching another out of market CW station. The re-branding is rather confusing because 15 makes me think of the channel number.
post #4514 of 5011
From Wikipedia: "The station can also be seen on Time Warner channel 15 (hence the CW 15 Albany branding) and in high definition on digital channel 1815."

I guess I answered my own question. First time I ever heard of a cable channel number used instead of a OTA channel number.
post #4515 of 5011
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Originally Posted by NervousCat View Post

From Wikipedia: "The station can also be seen on Time Warner channel 15 (hence the CW 15 Albany branding) and in high definition on digital channel 1815."

I guess I answered my own question. First time I ever heard of a cable channel number used instead of a OTA channel number.

It's been going on for years in some markets. Fort Myers FL and San Diego CA are most famous for it:

Fort Myers:
WINK-11 "WINK" (no channel given, on cable 5)
WBBH-20 "NBC 2"
WZVN-26 "ABC 7"
WGCU-30 "WGCU TV 3" (PBS)
WFTX-36 "Fox 4"
WXCW-46 "CW 6"

San Diego:
KPBS-15 "KPBS TV 11"
KNSD-39 "NBC 7/39"
XHDTV-49 "My 13"
KUSI-51 "KUSI 9"
KSWB-69 "Fox 5"

But some other areas have it too. WCTX in the Hartford market brands as "My 9" and WGGB in the Springfield market brands its Fox subchannel as "Fox 6." In my local market in Roanoke VA, WDBJ 7-2 brands as "My 19" while WWCW-21 brands as "CW 5."

- Trip
post #4516 of 5011
Thanks, Trip. now that I think about it, we may have another example in the Albany market. I kind of remember earlier posts on this thread discussing a station in Pittsfield, MA called "My TV 4 Albany". I think someone mentioned that the origin of that name refers to channel 4 on some cable provider.
post #4517 of 5011
WCWN used to broadcast on analog 45 and 15.
15 was a LP station based in Albany.
I thought maybe that had something to do with it.
post #4518 of 5011
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Originally Posted by The Hound View Post

WCWN used to broadcast on analog 45 and 15.
15 was a LP station based in Albany.
I thought maybe that had something to do with it.

You're thinking of WNYA-51. They have WNYA-CA on 15. It should still be on the air actually.

- Trip
post #4519 of 5011
Ah, right.
Thanks
post #4520 of 5011
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

You're thinking of WNYA-51. They have WNYA-CA on 15. It should still be on the air actually.

- Trip

As far as I know it's still on.

However people with dual analog/digital sets, who go to channel 15 OTA looking for WCWN , only to find WNYA, should be rather interesting.
post #4521 of 5011
WNYA 15 is still on air in analog, why that is I don't quite understand, as it is a mirror of 51.1 digital...it must be costing some cash, if only the power to run the transmitter, obviously poor quality picture, yet it still is up....why is that ya think?
post #4522 of 5011
Thread Starter 
Analog 15 (WNYA) is considered the "Analog Nightlight" in our market. In the event of some sort of emergency or catastrophe it was proposed that one station in each market would remain on-air in analog for a certain period of time beyond the official "Analog Shutoff."
post #4523 of 5011
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Originally Posted by MasterFX1 View Post

Analog 15 (WNYA) is considered the "Analog Nightlight" in our market. In the event of some sort of emergency or catastrophe it was proposed that one station in each market would remain on-air in analog for a certain period of time beyond the official "Analog Shutoff."

You're confusing things. The nightlight program ended July 2009, and did not involve WNYA-CA.

WNYA-CA is not a full-power station, it's a Class A. As such, it was not impacted by the transition to digital TV, and is allowed to operate its analog until it either chooses to go digital, or reaches some future switchover date that is yet to be decided.

- Trip
post #4524 of 5011
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

WNYA-CA is not a full-power station, it's a Class A. As such, it was not impacted by the transition to digital TV, and is allowed to operate its analog until it either chooses to go digital, or reaches some future switchover date that is yet to be decided.

- Trip

Ineresting. Is this a "Grandfather" situation, or can new applicants achieve the right to start-up in analog, albeit low-power?
post #4525 of 5011
No new analog applications are being accepted by the FCC. The thousands of existing analog LPTVs/translator can operate until whatever deadline is ultimately set.

- Trip
post #4526 of 5011
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

The thousands of existing analog LPTVs/translator can operate until whatever deadline is ultimately set.

Which I wish the FCC would finally do all ready. It's been long enough all ready.
post #4527 of 5011
Regardless of the LPTV rule, it makes no (financial) sense to burn money runnining the mirror analog side....how many people are actually watching analog 15...I would think by now, if you're watching OTA, you've figured out how to get the crystal clear digital signal....of course, it's no skin off my nose if they run the analog side, it just seems in the world we live in these days, a station would be wanting to save the cash...if they were running different programming on 15, yes, leave it up on analog until they can afford a digital transmitter, but that is not the case.
post #4528 of 5011
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Originally Posted by kb2fzq View Post

Regardless of the LPTV rule, it makes no (financial) sense to burn money runnining the mirror analog side....how many people are actually watching analog 15.

It's a totally different situation down here in Poughkeepsie since our analog LP translator is not owned by the originating station with the digital signal.

W42AE (UHF analog channel 42) in Poughkeepsie, owned by Dutchess Community College, repeats WMHT-DT. Our local cable company carries the analog 42 instead of digital 17.1. It's rare but sometimes you see pixel blotches when the signal drops - reminds me that I'm watching an analog translation of a digital broadcast. You can get 17.1 directly with a good antenna, but nearly everyone has cable or satellite TV around here (Poughkeepsie is dead center between NYC and Albany - a digital black hole since we don't have our own TV market and rely on distant OTA signals). I think DCC also uses the channel to broadcast classes. I have no idea when DCC plans to switch over from LP analog to digital.
post #4529 of 5011
I've said it before, but I still believe adjacent channel interference between WAE42 and WCWN (43) may be causing reception issues for some of us in Poughkeepsie. My experience is that I have two tuners. One usually is able to pick up WCWN, although the signal strength fluctuates a lot (from 60% to 0% depending on the day), but the other can never even detect it. Since these are using the same antenna's and the second tuner usually does a little better with all of the other channels around here, the only explanation I can come up with is that second receiver is more sensitive to adjacent channel interference.

Last year I sent an email to the Dutchess County community relations contact asking what their plans were for upgrading WAE42. I got a response indicating my question had been forwarded to the proper WAE42 contact, but I got no further response.
post #4530 of 5011
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Originally Posted by kb2fzq View Post

Regardless of the LPTV rule, it makes no (financial) sense to burn money runnining the mirror analog side....how many people are actually watching analog 15...I would think by now, if you're watching OTA, you've figured out how to get the crystal clear digital signal....of course, it's no skin off my nose if they run the analog side, it just seems in the world we live in these days, a station would be wanting to save the cash...if they were running different programming on 15, yes, leave it up on analog until they can afford a digital transmitter, but that is not the case.

I did some syferin' of my gazinta's...
WNYA-15 is running 15 kw, 15,000 watts...amps=watts/volts
That turns out to be 125 amps, or actually, 125 Ah (amp/hours)...125 amps every hour...your 26" LCD TV runs 74 watts, or 1.09 Ah...it's like WNYA-15 is running a little over 114 of the above TV's simultaniously...24 hours a day....
That's a lot of power to duplicate the same programming...and then calculating the cost of that power?....
I don't know...I just don't get it....but it IS very interesting....
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