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Old 01-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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Considering upgrading to a Premiere 4/4XL which doesn't receive OverTheAir broadcasts. Didn't give it a second thought until I read in another thread that non-digital cable broadcasts would also be a problem.... I'm wondering if that could mean that channels 1-99 would not be able to be tuned?

The only channel below 100 that I care about is channel 18 - WGN America where I can watch my beloved Cubs during the summer.... For whatever reason, Time Warner has never decided to make an HD version of WGN available.

So.....if I upgrade to a Premiere, will I lose WGN???

Anyone else currently using one of these in this area and can confirm if this works or won't work????
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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The Premiere 4/XL4 is digital cable only, no analog or OTA. You can tell which models they are as they have 4 red lights in front for its 4 tuners, while the other premieres have 2 tuners and can receive analog and digital , OTA as well.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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Considering upgrading to a Premiere 4/4XL which doesn't receive OverTheAir broadcasts. Didn't give it a second thought until I read in another thread that non-digital cable broadcasts would also be a problem.... I'm wondering if that could mean that channels 1-99 would not be able to be tuned?

The only channel below 100 that I care about is channel 18 - WGN America where I can watch my beloved Cubs during the summer.... For whatever reason, Time Warner has never decided to make an HD version of WGN available.

So.....if I upgrade to a Premiere, will I lose WGN???

Anyone else currently using one of these in this area and can confirm if this works or won't work????
Here in SW Ohio WGN america is channel 17. No problem tuning in with my Premiere XL4
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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rassi, call TWC and ask whether WGN America is broadcast in digital in your area. Don't get confused with the channel numbers 1-99. Cable boxes and Tivos map digital channels, which are really something like 5.1, 17.8 or 65.3 and map them to integer channel numbers, including 1-99.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #5
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rassi, call TWC and ask whether WGN America is broadcast in digital in your area. Don't get confused with the channel numbers 1-99. Cable boxes and Tivos map digital channels, which are really something like 5.1, 17.8 or 65.3 and map them to integer channel numbers, including 1-99.
I didn't know that - I will ask.

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