WCVB-TV 5.2 Testing
Mon Sep 10 13:53:46 EDT 2012
As of Sunday, September 9th, WCVB-TV virtual channel 5.1 was testing virtual channel 5.2, Me TV. I have an old
CRT set in my dining and kitchen area I use almost solely on Sunday mornings to watch the gabfest on ABC-TV at
10:00 am (not simulcast on WMUR-TV actual channel 9 which I pick up better than channel 5.1). I have a
government-subsidized digital-to-analog box and an indoor powered allegedly rotatable antenna by
Radio Shack (it greatly resembles the Starship Enterprise). Usually when I clicked on channel 5, even during the
period they were using the auxiliary antenna following the antenna malfunction last April, it just displayed channel 5.1.
Yesterday, it showed 5.1 and 5.2. When I advanced to 5.2, there was a color-bar style test pattern and a
sine wave tone. It's not a big deal; I suspect that nothing will change at Comcast which feeds my big-screen
TV in the living room. I assume they'll keep Me TV from channel 9. If WMFP-TV virtial 62
adds a new subchannel offering, will Comcast put that somewhere else, or ignore it?
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