Any stations in your area turn off analog today?

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  1. lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    The Dayton, Ohio market was on the list that the FCC required to stay analog until June.
     
  2. Enrique

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    The ones I know about is my local Fox(KABB-29) and MyNetwork TV(KMYS-35).

    I think those are the only two that are going before June.
     
  3. yostmatt

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    My local Fox switched.
     
  4. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    Same here. I THINK some will, but not sure.

    Thanks, Congress.
     
  5. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Well not really. Our PBS affilate lost their analog tower a few weeks ago due to wind, they didn't fix it because of the transition.

    So 'technically' they are transitioned, but they can't switch to their final frequency until a station in Colorado Springs moves.

    So they have to do it again in a few months...
     
  6. ellinj

    ellinj Seems Very Friendly TCF Club

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    What is the reasoning for this?
     
  7. Popasmurf

    Popasmurf TiVo Holic

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    1 of our locals did... Anyone know how long it takes for Tribune to update the guide data so we get guide information for the channels?
     
  8. JWThiers

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    where?

    WRDQ (independent) in Orlando.
     
  9. kb7oeb

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    11:59PM on 2/17 was when the authorization for analog was to expire but stations were free to shut off earlier in the day.
     
  10. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    The FCC never defined a time for the shutoff (only that it happen during that day). When each station does it will be different although many will do it just before midnight.
     
  11. cthomp

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    Channel 20, WMYD in Detroit, goes in about ten minutes.
     
  12. berkshires

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    Where I am staying TiVo-less :eek: near Charlotte I saw a notice on a PBS station Monday night that they would shut off now despite the extension to June.
     
  13. jrm01

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    Local FOX in Pittsburgh shut off normal programming on analog station at 11:59 p.m. and began airing generic videos on the DTV transition and how to buy and connected the converter boxes. They alternated between English and Spanish programs every ten minutes. I'm sure that both of the Spanish speaking households here appreciated that.
     
  14. JimboG

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    San Diego's ABC and CBS stations killed off their analog broadcasts and moved their DTV signal back to hi band VHF channels 8 and 10. Unfortunately Tivo (or Tribune) didn't get the message; I have no guide data for ABC and CBS.

    Two weeks ago I reported a couple of other local channels that didn't have guide data. We don't have data for the Universal Sports subchannel from NBC and we have no data from the University of California - San Diego's local low power station. So far Tivo hasn't corrected these omissions, even though TitanTV has guide data for Universal Sports.

    Not cool.
     
  15. Dancar

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    Although none of the major locals in Seattle have turned off analog yet, I've noticed that news broadcasts are 16:9 on digital channels and cropped to 4:3 on analog.

    So if your local news is suddenly letterboxed on your 4:3 TV, your station has dropped analog.

    Which leads to another question: Unless your cable company or digital converter has some sort of "auto-zoom" feature, all 4:3 programing will appear inside a black frame on all four sides when viewed on a 4:3 sets.

    Is that what they're doing? If not, I'm sure no one will complain ;)
     
  16. dmband

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    central ny lost like 7
     
  17. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Dancar, you can tell by looking at the actual OTA broadcast instead of a cable company retransmission.

    Baltimore 45 & 54 have switched to "night-light" mode. The programming is the same as described by jrm01 (I believe this is a National Association of Broadcasters production that will air on all member stations that make the switch), but with the addition of some old-style sign-off messages from the days when the stations used to shut down at night. Cute stuff.
     
  18. Dancar

    Dancar Member

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    That's assuming you have any of your TVs/DVRs connected to antennea.
     
  19. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Just because the news is in 16x9 doesn't mean they have dropped analog.
     
  20. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    If you don't, then the shutdown is of no meaning to you.
     

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