Originally Posted by indiix2
I was told by someone who was told by someone else that you can get the NBC main channel feed (with the Swimming and Gymnastics, etc..., not sure who the local affiliate is) through a "secret" channel in the hickory area. You need to have a TV capable of a digital and HD signal (i.e. i think your TV needs to have the HD decoder built in - HD ready not HD capable). If you run your coax into the tv (split it right before your moxi/moto box) and set your TV to use cable on this channel. Finally set your tv to scan the channels and save the channels with signal. Then turn to channel 106.2 (106.02). My Mitsubishi i had to plug the coax into the Ant-DTV connector in the back. Then turned the channel to 106.2 and bam! I have them Olympics in HD (not just Basketball, Soccer, Softball and Boxing either).
CharterJames is this something you can comment on? Or is this some inside secret?
It's no inside secret, but rather the requirements of Demographic Marketing Areas and Re-transmission consent.
North Wilkes is part of the the Greensboro DMA - as such they have access to these channels and they are part of their channel map
Hickory and Boone are part of the Charlotte DMA, as such they have access to the Charlotte channels.
Because North Wilkeboro is run from the Hickory operations, people in this area with QAM tuners can pick up both channels, but we cannot put them on the Hickory area channel maps due to DMA restrictions.
On the topic of olympics though, there have been 2 HD feeds NBC has granted us access to (without having to have an agreement to Bello)
Also, Fox Sports HD has been moved from the HD Tier to the HD Lifeline which means it should be Clear QAM from here on out