[B-R-I] Re: WHDH-DT Ch 7 Turn Off

Larry Weil kc1ih@mac.com
Sun Nov 15 18:19:45 EST 2009

On my box, once a channel is found it remains found unless you  
manually delete it.  That is, unless you do a complete new scan as if  
it were a new unit.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

Sent from my iPod Touch
Big freekin deal!

On Nov 15, 2009, at 1:43 PM, "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>  

> My Panasonic LCD TV generates different messages for no program
> content (message: "Program not available") and no signal (message: "No
> signal"). When I made my initial attempt at rescanning to get rid of
> the no video/no sound 7.1 and 7.2, I was getting the "Program not
> available" message on the non-functional 7.1 and 7.2. I
> realized after the fact that, therefore, there had been no reason for
> me to expect that my initial rescan would get rid of the two
> non-functional 7s. I other words, I should have waited to rescan
> until the non-functional 7s caused the "No signal" message to appear.
> So yesterday evening (Saturday 11/14), I checked to make sure that I
> was getting the "No signal" message on both of the non-functional 7s.
> When I found that to be the case, I rescanned thinking I now would
> surely eliminate the two non-functional selections. As the scan
> progressed, I became even more sure that, this time, rescanning was
> going to produce the desired result; this time, the scan had detected
> 25 channels, whereas on the previous attempt it had detected 26. I
> thought the channel that could no longer be detected must have been 7.
> (But two RF 7s had supposedly been deleted--7-1 and 7-2, so it seemed
> odd that the number of "channels" detected had dropped by only one.)
> Anyhow, I was wrong; I still got two 7.1's and two 7.2's, of which one
> displayed "No signal" and one displayed the appropriate program
> content. My next step will be to unplug the TV from the AC power line
> and wait a few minutes before restoring the AC power and re-scanning.
> My new theory is that the set won't forget the non-functioning 7s
> until I remove the power that is sustaining the memory. If, when I
> restore the power, the set goes immediately to setup mode, I think I
> can assume that any previous memory of the channel mapping has been
> wiped out. But if I then still get two 7-1's and two 7-2's of which
> one of each continues to provide no program, I'm going to be quite
> mystified and I will just have to give up. This exercise has got to be
> WAY too complicated for the average bear!
> -----
> Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
> eFax 1-707-215-6367
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Fybush" <scott@fybush.com>
> To: "Kaimbridge M. GoldChild" <Kaimbridge@gmail.com>
> Cc: "Boston Radio Interest"
> <Boston-Radio-Interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2009 10:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [B-R-I] Re: WHDH-DT Ch 7 Turn Off
>> Kaimbridge M. GoldChild wrote:
>>> Larry Weil wrote,
>>> > As I promised in an earlier reply, I asked around when I got
>>> > to work tonight about when the Channel 7 carrier will be
>>> > turned off.  The answer seems to be that they are planning to
>>> > do this sometime Friday, but this could change depending upon
>>> > when the phone calls subside.  As of now all programming is
>>> > on Channel 42 only.
>>> Yup, they were still on (with "No Signal", full strength dead
>>> carrier on both 7.1 and 7.2) at about 9:30am Friday, but totally
>>> gone by about 12:20pm——noontime shutoff?
>> 10 AM, per their transmitter engineer.
>> s

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