10-14-2013 7:14 PM
Before we signed up for att uverse in indianapolis, we had such local channels as 6 (abc) and6.1, 6.2, 6.3. 6.3 had the steven and chris show for example which we really liked. now we do not get any of these stations. 8.2, 8.3, 13.2, 13.3 etch. why not?
10-14-2013 9:22 PM
- edited 10-16-2013 9:46 AM
charrob: Sadly, U-Verse has never(*) carried the Digital TV subchannels. Yes it does blow as broadcasters routinely move network programming to a subchannel when a sporting or news event is shown on the main / parent channel. For some unknown reason, AT&T doesn't give a darn about these channels. There will be a forum member along here directly with their simple "solution" of "get an antenna." While that may work, provided you have a TV or a converter box capable of receiving the ATSC signal, you have to buy additional equipment to record. So, AT&T, why not carry these and stop making folks jump through hoops and buy additional equipment\?
Indy is in the bad position of having two stations transmitting in VHF-High (WTHR and WISH) and VHF-hi antennas are much larger. Indoor antennas will not work for those two, with any reliability.
Two years ago, I emailed a few local station's GM and the GM of WXIN 59/WTTV 4 told me that he offered AT&T U-Verse the equipment and technical support required for U-Verse to carry the subchannels free of charge and he was refused.
my thoughts: Do you see the asterisk in my first paragraph? U-Verse does offer a subchannel in at least one market. The Monterey, CA market has one station that carries two networks. One network is on the main and the other is on a subchannel. U-Verse carries that subchannel. So, when there is a will, there is a way.
10-19-2013 5:26 PM
It is Monterey-Salinas, Channel 7 is ABC the 8.2 subchannel and Channel 8 is NBC on 8.1. Only reason it was done is to get the local ABC Network feed.
Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
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10-19-2013 5:50 PM