Originally Posted by vtpsystems
If this continues what will happen to those that need to add individual channels manually because their sets are not capable of doing a re-scan without loosing the previous scanned channels. Say for example if I wanted to add just channel 10 I couldn't (sometimes you can add the display channel but not always) since to get 10 you have to choose channel 9 which in this case is occupied by whdt.
Im not sure how someone can be watching something in one channel and less than a minute later the tv re directs to another channel and there is nothing you can do about it.
At least with a computers you can prevent the redirects or at least minimize them. About a month ago channel 7.1 and 7.2 were coming in as 8.1 and 8.2
I still see PSIP being screwed up by some stations. As you've pointed out, WSVN-DT sometimes comes in as 8-1 and WPLG-DT sometimes comes in as 9-1 (both the true RF channel numbers). WPEC-DT also flips to 13-1 (their true RF channel number) once in a while. IIRC, WLRN had this issue a while ago.
I've had the PSIP change right in the middle of a program. All of a sudden, the channel either goes blank (no signal), or automatically switches to the real RF channel. Either way, when I directly key in the true RF channel on the remote, I get the signal. Then, some time later (it could be days later), the mapped channel returns. Wreaks havoc with my "favorites".
It appears that a fair number of stations still have to get their act together regarding PSIP and channel mapping. I find it interesting that these issues still exist this late in the digital game.