Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89
Do we have to rescan
Yes, a rescan is mandatory. It will not appear without one.
That depends on your tuner. Many tuners will allow adding a new channel by its RF channel number.
The translator ...
It's a translator?
So that means that the signal on RF12 will not go away and that WBBM will be broadcasting on both frequencies indefinitely?
Where is the transmitter? I couldn't find that at rabbitears.info.
Originally Posted by George Molnar
How bad was the tuner conflict situation back when WLS simulcast over VHF ch.7 and UHF ch.44??
That depends on how each tuner handles it.
As for the old situation with the two WLS's and WSNS, I could type a really long detail about it, but it's in the past. As for the two WBBM's and WCIU, many tuners will happily show you two 2.1's with no problem. Others will put 12-1 at 2.1, then put 26-1 at 26.1 because 2.1 is in use, and bump WCIU-HD on 27-3 to 27.3 because 26.1 is in use while setting the other four WCIU subchannels at 26.2 through 26.5. If you can get a tuner that behaves that way to add RF26 before it adds RF12, it will put 26-1 at 2.1 and 12-1 at 12.1, letting 27-3 settle in at 26.1 along with its subchannels.
Also, one difference from the WLS situation: 12-1's PSIP name is WBBM-DT, while 26-1's is CBS2-HD, so it's easy to tell which one you're viewing, even if both are at 2.1.
Originally Posted by Mike_TV WBBM's new signal on RF26.
Do we have to rescan or since it's virtual there is no need to?
If your tuner lets you add a station without a rescan, and it lets you add a station whose physical channel number matches the major virtual channel number already in use by another station, then you don't have to rescan. If the tuner doesn't let you add channels without rescanning or if you can't add RF26 when PSIP 26.x is already in its table, then you do have to rescan.
Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89
That is how translators work. They can't change anything of the original broadcast except to periodically insert their own legal ID as required.
Well, they are using a different PSIP name for the channel, and as I said above, if it's a translator, does that mean that both signals will be continuing for the long haul?
There is one thing simplifying the conflict for me compared to the days when WLS was on RF7 and RF44. I have a DTVPal DVR, and it handles PSIP numbering conflicts by bumping one channel or the other to a virtual channel number 70 or higher; however, TVGOS lined up its schedule by virtual channel numbers, and of course there was no actual channel 70, so whichever WLS signal snagged channel 7 on the DVR got the full week of TVGOS program guide while whichever got exiled to 70 had only PSIP guide info, with which WLS is very parsimonious. Thus I wanted to get the DVR to put the WLS signal that I received better onto channel 7 and have TVGOS data for scheduling recordings up to a week ahead while the other signal could be pushed off to channel 70, and that took a lot of teasing of the DVR, not just originally when they took over RF44 (and knocked poor WCHU to 33, whose overdone null toward Milwaukee made them very weak here; I'm a broken record on this, but the state line does not run along Dakin Street!), but then to get it back the other way when RF7 started to come in better than RF44 on the antenna connected to my DVR.
With WBBM I don't have to do that; there's no TVGOS guide on the DVR any more, so the DVR has only PSIP guide info for both WBBM's, and there's no advantage to getting the better signal to land on the DVR's channel 2.Edited by dattier - Yesterday at 8:14 am