Originally Posted by shivaji
I have, for the last 15 years or so been using Dish and have their OTA module installed.
I am trying to decipher what you wrote in regards to channel 18 and 50. Are the PBS stations using the number 18-'s for their stations, or will they still be found and displayed on the channels 50 1-5?
Ok, while I actually have DIRECTV here with their OTA tuner module (the AM21) attached and TiVo OTA receivers. And know how the AM21 adjusts to these FCC incentive auction repack movements.
I don't know how the DISH OTA dongle is handling it. Will a rescan on the DISH receiver even fix it? Or does DISH have to make the changes on their end when a repack movement occurs?
On the DIRECTV unit as long as the virtual channels like (PBS) KLCS 58-1 to 58-3 and KOCE 50-1 to 50-5 are in DIRECTV's OTA database downloaded from the satellite. Re-running the AM21's setup will find where the channels actually moved to.
To help clear up the confusion over the "virtual" vs. "physical" channel numbers.
See the Rabbitears site here ...
Where the "Display Channel" (or virtual channel) is the one you see in your channel guide. But internally the DISH receiver must correctly map to the "Physical Channel" numbers listed in the opposite column or you can't receive the station.
This is apparently the problem with your Dish receiver.
For instance ...
Vir. 50-1 must map internally to Phy. 18.11
50-2 to 18.12
50-3 to 18.13
50-4 to 18.14
50-5 to 18.15
For KLCS 58
Vir. 58-1 must map to Phy. 28.4
58-2 to 28.5
58-3 to 28.6
For the virtual number, the number before the dash is the old analog broadcast channel. And following the dash the main or secondary subchannel number.
With the physical, the first number before the decimal point is the RF TV channel number the station is actually broadcasting on. The number following the point is the program sub-stream number assigned to the multiplexed channels of the transport stream.
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