Nashville DTV News

WKUW-LD 40 Doing Testing Next Week

- Posted October 23rd, 2015 at 11:51pm
Just thought I would give you a heads up. WKUW-LD channel 40 in Nashville will be doing more test patterns next week. I don't know when exactly, but I will post when they are doing that. I thought you might want to try and see if you can receive that channel. That is all for right now until later.


- Posted on October 25th, 2015 at 8:45pm

Thanks for the heads up. Would like to see if I can get it.

- Posted on October 27th, 2015 at 12:07pm

Do you know if the RF channel is also 40? (As opposed to the virtual channel you normally use on the TV.)

I know the RF vs virtual channel numbers are very confusing. E.g. Nashville RF 10 is virtual 4.1 through 4.3; RF 27 is virtual 2.1 through 2.3; RF 7 is virtual 6.1 through 6.7; (even more confusing) both RF 25 and RF 5 are 5.1 through 5.3; etc.

- Posted on October 27th, 2015 at 3:48pm

Yes, it is. The actual broadcasting rf channel is 40. So far, they haven't started testing yet. When they will, I will post about it.

- Posted on October 29th, 2015 at 8:06pm

To be honest, IMHO it's the WTVF situation which is exactly why we need virtual channels. WTVF is 5 if you're watching in analog; 56 if you're watching in digital before transition; 5 again if you're watching in digital after transition, unless you have an indoor antenna in which case it's 50, until they got the FCC to approve their frequency change at which time it became 25. With the virtual channel system, WTVF is 5. Period. Unless you have Comcast:)

- Posted on October 30th, 2015 at 11:58pm

WTVF if a special example all around it seems. lol I was out of OTA TV before just a couple of years ago so I don't have full history, which seems they have taken a long path.

I can tell you that they currently broadcast on both 5 and 25. One TV I have lists them both at 5.x (duplicate entries), the other TV lists them as 5.x and 25.x. MythTV asks what to call one of them, but if you don't know what's going on, you don't know what to tell it. Windows media center puts them both under 5.x and unless you dig, you are saddled with whichever one Windows chose as primary (likely 5, which for me comes in much lower power and thus I have to go fix it). So they are still confusing. :)

My comment wasn't meant to indicate we shouldn't have virtual channels, but it does get confusing as 99% of the population probably don't know about them, or know that entering 10 into their TV will likely pick up changes on virtual channel 4 for instance.

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