Digital TV reception problem

Sat Jun 20 22:07:47 EDT 2009

Absolutely! On my Panasonic DTV receiver using the up/down arrow
controls but NOT when I enter 7-1 or 7-2 on the remote's keypad (the
keypad brings up only the 7 VHF signals). So far, however, not on the
Insignia converter box for my analog TV. On the DTV receiver, I can
tell which 7-1 or 7-2 I'm tuned to by checking the signal strength
"meter." The 42 signals read mid 90s; the 7 signals read ~68. Maybe if
I were to rescan the converter box, it too would bring up two sets of
"7s," but I doubt it because the DTV receiver had the dual 7-1 and 7-2
selections even for the couple of days when there were no programs on
42. On the converter box, I concluded that during the original rescan,
it rejected the duplicate "7s" (that is, the ones on 42) because it
could not detect any program material on those. But I may be giving it
credit for more smarts than it actually has. Maybe it simply settled
on the first channels it encountered with a given primary channel
number. I did discover that, using the arrows, the DTV receiver gives
me two options for channels 7-1 and 7-2: By editing the channel list,
I can either have the arrow controls give me two of each or none of
each; there seems to be no way to get just one pair.

Dan Strassberg (
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maureen Carney" <>
To: "Boston Radio Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: Digital TV reception problem

> The Terk was plugged in (both cube and RF to the box) - I double
> checked that. I bought a Phillips indoor antenna today and that
> seemed to solve some of the problem. I now have another strange
> issue - the box picks up WHDH on both 7 and 42 and shows it twice
> (using virtual mapping to 7.1 & 7.2 for channel 42). So if I am
> sequentially going through the channels it will go 6.1, 7.1, 7.2,
> 7.1, 7.2, 10.1 and on. Anyone else picking up both?

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