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gwg66

join:2011-07-19
Rochester, NH
reply to tj218

Re: Metrocast Basic cable, do I get HD channels via QAM (NH)

Hi All,

I am in Rochester, NH and I just installed a new TV and am using it for all the channels I can get without a cable box. I auto-scanned the network and came up with all of the X.1, X.2, X.5, etc... channels. I learned something about M-Cast yesterday...the tech told me that their is an OTA antenna at their Rochester, NH Offices so that all of the regionally broadcast OTA (HD) broadcasts can be grabbed from the M-Cast coax.

This news is way cool, I wonder though after searching the metrocast.com site, these forums, and Google...is there a comprehensive list of these OTA channels anywhere? Once I am done, I will prolly have made my own, but thought I'd put it out there first.

Thanks All,

gwg66



tenpin784
I Went To The Dark Side?

join:2001-03-30
Brierfield, AL

Basically all the local broadcast channels. I don't think there is a database.

For the most part, they have to pass through the channels they receive off the antennae if it is within your DMA. Being in Rochester, you will get the NH/MA and some ME stations (no Maine FOX or MyTV)

2 - PBS - Boston
4 - CBS - Boston
5 - ABC - Boston
6 - NBC - Portland
7 - NBC - Boston
8 - ABC - Portland
9 - ABC - Manchester
11 - PBS - NHPTV (Durham)
13 - CBS - Portland
21 - ION - Concord
25 - FOX - Boston
38 - WSBK TV38 - Boston
50 - WBIN - Derry

For *most* channels, .1 is the HD feed. .2-.4 are others (SD feeds or other co-channels). .5 is the same thing Metrocast sends to the boxes for SD channels (EG: if you choose channel 5 on the box, it will tune to the same station as 5.5 on your QAM tv).

Hope this helps.
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Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

Disclaimer: These are MY comments, my employer cant be held responsible.


gwg66

join:2011-07-19
Rochester, NH

Thanks tenpin...you rock! I was wondering what the .2, .5 and other decimals were classified as. Now I know.



tenpin784
I Went To The Dark Side?

join:2001-03-30
Brierfield, AL

Even more breakdown. This is for the Rochester area, in case others wanted to know:

2.1 - WGBH-HD
2.2 - WGBH-SD (receive from Broadcaster that way)
4.1 - WBZ-HD
5.1 - WCVB-HD
6.1 - WCSH-HD
6.2 - WCSH News Center Weather Plus (Digital channel 209 on boxes)
7.1 - WHDH-HD
7.2 - This TV Boston
8.1 - WMTW-HD
8.2 - WMTW AccuWeather
9.1 - WMUR HD
9.2 - MeTV (if Metro passes it when WMUR launches it)
11.1 - WENH-HD
11.2 - WENH-SD (Received from broadcaster that way)
11.3 - NHPTV Explore
13.1 - WGME-HD
13.2 - TheCoolTv
21.1 - QuBo
21.2 - ION (WPXG)
21.3 - ION Life
25.1 - WFXT-HD
38.1 - WSBK (not sure if it's HD or not, I think it is)
50.1 - WBIN
50.2 - Universal Sports (which is a digital channel on boxes, 283)

I know I am missing some, but I am not in NH right now to look.
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Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.



Disclaimer: These are MY comments, my employer cant be held responsible.



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@metrocast.net

The funny thing is although they are on QAM, they don't have them on the regular system. WTF??!