Originally Posted by Falcon_77
It looks like MythTV doesn't show a ".1" when there are no sub-channels? Does it confirm the physical channel?
Oh, that's just a pecularity of the windows mythtv client. On a full (i.e. linux) myth frontend, I have to key in 021 (02, sub-channel 1) to get channel 2.
But your question (and your I'm sure facetious suggestion of a secondary/pirate WBBM-DT) got me to digging around in the myth configuration screens, just to verify what's going on under the hood. I'm definitely, somehow,
pulling in WBBM-DT on channel 3. (see attachment)
On a side note, during yesterdays wind-nami I was unable to achieve a lock on WBBM-DT. Once the winds calmed down, it came back in again. That doesn't surprise me; there's a tree across the street and down a ways that's my OTA nemesis. When the winds really really
get moving, it causes occasional-to-rare dropouts even on the best channels. That it degraded WBBM-DT enough so that I couldn't lock wasn't in the least bit surprising!
Let's see how long it keeps working, but come February, you will need to deal with upper VHF 7 & 12. How does the DB2 look on 7, 9, & 11 right now?
Oh man, you're going to make me hook up my TV
again, aren't you? Hurumph!
7 analog has some snow but not too bad. 9 analog has a ghost image but it's consistent. 11 analog looks just fine. 5 analog sucks, and 2 analog is terrible.
If you have a pair of rabbit ears around, I would be curious to see what changes when you use them, but perhaps it's best to leave it alone while WBBM is working.
Actually, my reception with rabbit ears was what caused me to go with an external DB2. Reception was all over the place; during the day I could usually get WLS just fine, but at night it was bad news. Plus I couldn't find a single antenna position that worked with all of the channels. Once I went external and a bigger antenna, things went from iffy to rock-solid.