Originally Posted by Xeriph
KXLT isn't moving frequencies to 26 until 10/17 - yet the guide service has already updated our channel to tune to 26.1 for virtual channel 47.1.
I am also affected by this issue of prematurely updating to use those "future" frequencies for KIMT (24) and KXLT (26).
I can't find any info on the KIMT or KXLT websites about when this change will actually happen, though I recall seeing their commercials for it. I do see 3rd party websites that show the change happening on 9/27 and 10/1, so that's probably part of the problem, someone thought the change was already made.
The TEMPORARY but quick work-around for this annoyance in WMC is to add the still-working channels manually:
WMC -> Tasks -> Settings -> TV -> Guide -> Add Missing Channels -> Add DTV channels
for Digital TV Channel enter: 47.1
Enter assigned frequency: 46
Enter a name for channel (this is temporary if you update Guide data, see below)
Repeat for 3.1
using assigned frequency 42
Repeat if you watch any of the sub-channels (i.e. 47.2, 3.2, 3.3)
Now when you go to guide, you will see two 47.1 channels, the one that lacks guide data is the one that will actually work.
To copy over the guide data:
Go to Guide, find the channels you have added and right click:
Edit Channel -> Edit Listings -> find the guide listings for that channel, click "copy listings ..."
After the listing is copied over, it's a good idea to RENAME this channel (via same menu, Edit Channel -> Rename) so that you can tell this GOOD/WORKING channel apart from the BAD/NOT WORKING channel (when you copy over listings, it copies over the name so that there's no way to tell which is which)
Now both channels are in the guide, you can either disable the one the doesn't work until the change happens or just edit your favorites to hide the one that isn't working yet.