Originally Posted by digduggler
Hmm, very odd. I'm shocked you aren't getting 33.1. I've got a directional antennae on the lower side of my roof, from what I've read your setup should be superior to mine.
My 33.1 doesn't show up at 5.1, it shows up at 33.1. Forgive me if you roll your eyes at this b/c I think you've already tried it, but if you Go to Settings-> channels->channels list you should see a 33.1 listed a few times (depending on your provider). Mine has a 33.1 freq 5 and a 33.1 freq 33 (and a clear QAM listing that has no guide data). Highlighting the channel should give you the frequency. I had to manually uncheck the freq 5 and check the freq 33. That gave me the solid signal strength.
And yes, I do get some channel 0's. I sometimes get Bravo HD and others on there (Brighthouse), but it hops so frequently I've given up. I only really use the clear QAM for the networks (13-1, 33-1 etc) that Brighthouse has mapped at the callsigns when the antenna fails. It's always interesting to hop through the clear QAM's on the tivo, as it picks up so much noise (probably encrypted noise) that I never know what I'm gonna get.
Thanks for your help but still no luck. As noted before, I did have both frequencies (5.x and 33.x) for 33.1 and 33.2 showing in my channel listing briefly. And I was careful to delete the 5.x frequency leaving only 33.x.
Furthermore, I re-performed by guided setup last night for "Antenna Only" (primarily to facilitate quicker scans) which downloaded new info and performed a full antenna scan. Still 0% signal for frequency 33.x.
I'm wondering if my issue relates only to distance or perhaps to direction and conflicts with WABM and WIAT nearby frequencies (on 36.x and 30.x respectively)?
The Red Mtn towers are at 245 degrees, 2 miles from my home and obviously are shown as "green" (small indoor antenna OK) at TVFool.com. The Tuscaloosa towers are 270 degrees and 37 miles and are shown as "red" (might need roof-top antenna).
Again, I had reliable signal once WCFT boosted their 5.1 signal after the analog shutdown but the new UHF signal is not getting through - either because of distance (but why no issue for VHF?) or conflicts with the stronger WABM and WIAT signals.
I'll update my findings once I go up to the attic to turn my antenna towards 270 degrees (directly at Tuscaloosa). I might also hook up an old Samsung OTA tuner to see if my issue is within the Tivo box / settings.