Where did channel 7 go?
Sat Jun 13 10:48:14 EDT 2009
For people who have prepared for digital TV, their biggest question
today is probably "what happened to WHDH." It's probably hard for
the station to explain that they've moved - to channel 7! But for
the many people who've been watching all-digital TV for months, the
big impact of Friday's change is that WHDH has subtly disappeared
from their TV. All the other channels are there as before, so
there's not too much temptation to hit the rarely-used rescan button.
The amazing thing is, as of Saturday morning there's nothing about
the frequency move on channel 7's own website. In fact, their
Digital Transition Information page is still referring to "7NBC
Digital Channel 41". There's a big banner proclaiming "All TV is now
digital" on their front page, but all the boxes that look like links
don't work. There's one small box that says "remember to rescan" but
no explanation of what that means or how to do it. So while
channels 2, 4, and 5 are droning on about that pesky converter box,
channel 7 is left high and dry, and their on-air viewers will have to
figure things out on their own.
The good news is that for people who figured out the need to rescan,
channel 7 seems to have a better signal than before.
As for the other poster's reference to "a weak signal on channel 26,"
I think that's WHDN, a low power digital station that feeds a lot of
Deutsche Welle programming from a sister station in Miami. They
sometimes map to channel 6 on my digital TV, and a lot of the time
they don't come in at all. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHDN
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