Detroit Market -- FCC Repack by March 13, 2020

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by JohnS-MI, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. JohnS-MI

    JohnS-MI Active Member

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    Yes, I know we have several "repack" threads where we gripe after the fact. I'm hoping a warning here will salvage some season passes.

    Detroit market has 7 stations moving to new frequencies on or before March 13, 2020 including the ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS affiliates. Your Tivo will likely have no guide data, and not recognize the new frequencies without a scan and manual recordings until guide data catches up.

    WXYZ has announced for Saturday, March 7. WDIV and WTVS have announced for Friday, March 13. The other 4 have no announcement on their website and I haven't caught a scroll on TV yet. If anybody has caught the dates for WWJ, WPXD, WADL, or WHNE, please post here.

    Update: WWJ has now announced Friday, March 13
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2020
  2. davidscarter

    davidscarter Active Member

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    Rescanned this morning on my FireTV Recast and lost the CW affiliate (WKBD)—which supposedly already changed last summer. :( Will see what happens when I rescan next weekend to catch the other station changes...
     
  3. JohnS-MI

    JohnS-MI Active Member

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    My channel 50 is fine on two TVs and a Tivo; you are correct it changed last year. It might have just been the time you scanned. My reception of channel 50 sometimes breaks up when it is windy, also there are a lot of shared towers in the Detroit market; there have been some instances of a channel being off the air because of work on the antenna of another channel on the same tower. If it matters, try scanning again.

    I have an open support ticket on the WXYZ channel change for Tivo guide; no action yet.
     
  4. MBfromMI

    MBfromMI Member

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    That’s curious because mine is fine. It was fixed with my 11am download right that morning. I was actually amazed it happened that fast! Has your TiVo made a call in?
     
  5. JohnS-MI

    JohnS-MI Active Member

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    My ticket was updated today, and I now have guide data on the correct channel 7. I wasn't paying much attention yet as I don't have a season pass scheduled on ABC until Thursday, so I can't really say when mine was fixed. I never got an email my ticket was resolved, I had to check the site. I'm more worried about Friday as I have lots of season passes on CBS and NBC.
     

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