Originally Posted by K5ING
Originally Posted by JHBrandt
First let me admit my ignorance about WMC. That said, it's true that KTVT is now broadcasting solely on RF 19. Their virtual channel is still 11, though; so if WMC is showing "channel 19" I'd say it's mixed up. I'd expect it to show channel 11, just as it shows channel 4, 5, etc. even though those are also on different RF channel numbers.
Strange... my DTV Pal converter has shown KTVT as virtual 70-1 ever since they started simulcasting and I just accepted it. Oddly enough, however, is that it still comes up between virtual 8 and virtual 13, and if I hit "11" on my remote, it comes up. It just displays it as "70-1".
HOWEVER, I just checked it a minute ago for the hell of it using my "add a channel" function. This uses RF channels as opposed to virtual ones, and I found that RF11 has the signal and the picture (signal strength in the mid 90s), and RF19 has only a strong signal (also in the mid 90s), but "no service" text on a black screen. No, I don't have it backwards either...I double checked. What's up with that? Sounds like what "xrusian" is reporting.
Just to be clear concerning my DTV Pal converter box, when displaying, it still shows the virtual channel (or 70-1 in KTVT's case), but when manually adding a channel, you add it by RF channel. For example, if I want to add KERA, I would add it by using RF14, it will show 2 services on that channel, and I would add it to my channel lineup. It still shows 13-1 or 13-2 when I tune to it while watching.
Interesting that KTVT seemed to be broadcasting on RF 11 as late as Dec. 7. Maybe somebody at KTVT hit the wrong button that day. (I rechecked last night and RF 11 was definitely off the air.)
As for RF 19 showing "no service," that does sound like what xrusian reported, but I think it's actually just a misleading DTVPal artifact. I've noticed when I add a channel manually, it will always show a signal but "no service" until I actually add it, at which point the "no service" will finally be replaced with actual video. This seems to be true on both the DTVPal converter box and the DVR.
So I think if you delete your 11-1 and 70-1, then go to RF 19 to add 11-1 back, you'll still see "no service" initially, but it'll be OK once you actually do add it.
BTW, on the DTVPal converter box, one problem I've experienced is that sometimes it insists on adding the station back as 70-1 and won't use 11-1 even though you've deleted the "other" 11-1. (The DVR doesn't seem to have this problem.) If this happens to you, the only fix I've discovered is to do the initial setup again, which deletes and rescans all channels from scratch. Unfortunately, if you have to do this you'll also have to go in and re-delete all the channels you don't want again.