Originally Posted by dave73
I know when regular programming ended on the locally programmed WNIT, they'd simulcast the national feed on that channel, & the sides would be chopped off on 16:9 programs. I would see this when I was fortunate to pick up WNIT in Gary (get WSBT almost every night with my current antenna pointed at Chicago).
WNIT had a national HD feed 24/7 on 34.1 and their local SD feed on 34.2. When the local program was not in HD they would often carry alternate programming, in HD, on the 34.1 feed. During prime viewing hours the HD and SD matched - at other times it gave people a choice.
This change may be a step toward doing something 24/7 different. All the other channels in the market have gone to centercut SD via satellite and cable so it fits in with the market.
I'm not receiving RF 35 at the moment ... I'll check it out the channel as soon as I figure out why my reception is out.