[mythtv-users] OT: OTA CBS in Chicago?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Mar 31 13:25:17 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 31 March 2009 07:10:05 Dewey Smolka wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is anyone else in the Chicago area having trouble getting the CBS
> digital OTA transmission in Chicago? I can't seem to find it at all.
> From what I can see at fcc.gov, pretty much all the local transmitters
> are on top of the Sears and Hancock buildings. I get lots more ATSC
> channels than I ever got NTSC channels, but I can't find CBS (WBBM).
> This seems odd.
> My only ATSC tuner is the HDHR, and I've scanned it inside and out,
> with the antenna facing east and south -- it's an indoor antenna; I'm
> about five miles north and five miles west of all the transmitters.
> Mythtv and the Windows utility both pick up the same channels, but no WBBM.
> Is it possible a major network in a media market this size is still
> dark months after the switchover?
> I'm confused. Anyone have any insight?

Do they have a listed phone number? I'd just call them up and ask if they are 
on the air.

TV stations generally do not like it when potential viewers can't watch them, 
and will usually work with you to correct the problem, if they can.

I'm assuming a standard TV set can't receive them either, so that's what you 
should harp on, no need to confuse them by mentioning Myth.

beww at beww.org

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