Digital TV Conversion

Paul Anderson
Sat Jun 13 08:39:33 EDT 2009

On Jun 12, 2009, at 9:59 PM, Jeff Lehmann wrote:

> Also, I've heard that WMUR will be looking for signal reports once  
> they go
> to DT on 9, compared to the current DT on 59. So if anyone has any  
> of those,
> I'll pass them along as well.

WMUR had a crawl at the bottom of the screen leading up to midnight  
last night indicating they would turn off both their analog and  
digital transmitters at midnight and their digital signal would return  
at 2 AM.  (Their transitional digital channel was 59 and now they're  
back on 9.)

The analog signal went off at precisely 12:00 midnight with no notice  
or fanfare other than the previously-mentioned crawl.  The picture on  
my cable system was "stuck" at what was showing at 12:00 (happened to  
be some text about Elvis Costello, about whom Nightline was doing a  
story) but I didn't wait up until 2 AM to see what happened then.

I liked the front-page story in the Nashua Telegraph yesterday that  
said the decade-old tradition of watching WMUR on channel 59 was  
coming to an end!


It was a cute way of approaching the story, given that most people  
probably weren't aware that WMUR had been broadcasting in digital on  
59 for years.

I don't have a digital TV so I can't offer a reception report.


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