T.H.I.S. TV OTA subchannel

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  1. Apr 1, 2011 #1 of 11
    Mike500

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    My local NBC affiliate just got the T.H.I.S. Channel on 4.2 OTA in January. It is a lot better than the Luken RTV channel. It shows no infomercials.

    It like a FREE cable specialty channel. I like it better than TV Land.

    It's got a large list of good MGM and UA movies, as well as the eitire Highway Patrol, Outer Limits, Mister Ed, Bat Masterson and Sea Hunt series.

    Neither Dish or Direct carries it.

    It's worth more than some of those channels that I pay for.

    http://www.thistv.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_TV
     
  2. Apr 1, 2011 #2 of 11
    tiassa

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    Yeah, that turned up on the TV in the break room at my office (they are too cheap to spring for cable, although they did buy a 30" flatscreen, 3 months after the digital cutover). It is infinitely better than anything else we can get in the daytime, which is mostly people airing thier dirty laundry in order to be on TV ("Judge" shows, "Maury" and that ilk)
     
  3. Apr 1, 2011 #3 of 11
    gastrof

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    "This" has been around for a long time.

    Oddly enough, it's running as a sub-channel to our NBC affiliate too. Don't believe there's a connection between the two networks, tho'.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2011 #4 of 11
    RGM1138

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    Actually, it's a part of Raycom Media. They own numerous TV stations across the south and elsewhere.

    The local ABC affiliate that I used to work for is part of the conglomerate.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 #5 of 11
    steve614

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    Here in Dallas, THIS TV used to be on an ABC sub-channel. Now it is on 33-3, a sub-channel of the CW network.
    At first, I didn't know it moved. I had set up a season pass for Stargate SG-1 and the Tivo didn't miss a beat with the channel change. :up:
     
  6. Apr 1, 2011 #6 of 11
    mattack

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    huh what? Season passes are channel specific, unless you redo guided setup upon moving.. ?? Or am I mistaken and it literally can understand that an entire 'network' moves?
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 #7 of 11
    orangeboy

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    I believe TiVo associates a Season Pass with an internal identifier (tivo:eek:f.ctd) for a given channel. These are the channel options for a program that is available on multiple channels in my area:

    Code:
    <option value="tivo:of.ctd.18436063.24-1.terrestrial.2011-04-03-15-00-00.1800">24-1 WMFEDT (Ant)</option>
    <option value="tivo:of.ctd.50887901.24-3.terrestrial.2011-04-03-22-30-00.1800">24-3 WMFEDT3 (Ant)</option>
    <option value="tivo:of.ctd.33500542.15-2.terrestrial.2011-04-03-23-00-00.1800">15-2 WDSCDT2 (Ant)</option>
    
    So yes, I'm thinking if the same "tivo:eek:f.ctd" is used, channel number and call letters would/could be arbitrary, and useful only to humans.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2011 #8 of 11
    steve614

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    My guess is that season passes are more network specific. I assume the network ID didn't change with the channel move, so the Tivo "knew" to move the season pass over with it.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2011 #9 of 11
    gastrof

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    Actually, that would be a sub-channel of your CW affiliate.

    The closest thing a network has to a sub-channel would be local stations that carry that network.
     
  10. gastrof

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    I think a recent problem I had could explain.

    I've got one of my machines set to work with both cable and what it thinks is a satellite tuner (but is actually an OTA digital converter box).

    While most of our locals have slightly different IDs in the TiVo banner for the cable and "satelite" version, our PBS local is ID'd in the TiVo banner in EXACTLY the same way on both the cable lineup and the "satellite" lineup.

    This led to problems with my setting up a recording on the cable version of the channel, and the TiVo deciding on its own to switch the "To Do" listing so the recording happened on the OTA version of the channel.

    My guess is that since "This TV" remained "This TV" even when it moved from one station's sub-channel to another, the TiVo simply saw where "This TV" was and just recorded existing season passes off the new "location".
     
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Semantics. I think I got my point across. :rolleyes::p:)
     

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