Bizarre appearance of 3 local stations (1 Viewer)

Register Today to see less ads! It's Free!

TheKrell

A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
31,454
26,176
Fairfax, VA
I have an H3 using the AirTV dongle in the Washington D.C area. I just noticed 3 stations appear with a nonstandard (black) OTA symbol. They are not really OTA; they are delivered via satellite, despite the fact taht I do not sub to local satellite delivered channels.

The stations are:
  1. 8-00 CNWS
  2. 25-00 WDVM
  3. 36-00 WMDE
Anybody else notice stations like this?
 
Register Today to see less ads! It's Free!

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
52,283
17,261
Northern VA
I do not see those channels on my HWS. However, I do not subscribe to satellite locals.

All my dongle OTA stations have yellow-orange icons, except the few that have the network listed.


Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys
 

TheKrell

A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
31,454
26,176
Fairfax, VA
However, I do not subscribe to satellite locals.

Neither do I! This is why I called their appearance, "bizarre".
All my dongle OTA stations have yellow-orange icons, except the few that have the network listed.

Exactly what I'm looking at except for the no-text black OTA icon on the 3 channels mentioned.
 
  • Like
Reactions: HipKat

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
52,283
17,261
Northern VA
Maybe antenna aiming difference?


Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys
 

TheKrell

A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
31,454
26,176
Fairfax, VA
Maybe antenna aiming difference?

These are not coming from the dongle so far as I can tell. Look at the channel number. I checked my OTA setup section, and there are no such channels there. I was trying to check the SS in OTA setup because I don't remember seeing these channels before. These 3 channels are coming from satellite unless a lot more bizarre mistakes are in H3 firmware than just a messed up guide.

Maybe the CNWS is a hint. That's no call sign...
 

Juan

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 14, 2003
27,455
6,245
Moscow Russia
These are not coming from the dongle so far as I can tell. Look at the channel number. I checked my OTA setup section, and there are no such channels there. I was trying to check the SS in OTA setup because I don't remember seeing these channels before. These 3 channels are coming from satellite unless a lot more bizarre mistakes are in H3 firmware than just a messed up guide.

Maybe the CNWS is a hint. That's no call sign...
That could be a sub channel

Sent from my SM-G950U using the SatelliteGuys app!
 
  • Like
Reactions: TheKrell

NYDutch

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Dec 28, 2013
4,002
5,680
Where our wheels go
These are not coming from the dongle so far as I can tell. Look at the channel number. I checked my OTA setup section, and there are no such channels there. I was trying to check the SS in OTA setup because I don't remember seeing these channels before. These 3 channels are coming from satellite unless a lot more bizarre mistakes are in H3 firmware than just a messed up guide.

Maybe the CNWS is a hint. That's no call sign...
Which sat are they using?
 

TheKrell

A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
31,454
26,176
Fairfax, VA
Which sat are they using?

I don't now, but I have the hybrid on EA.

I believe you guys are right about channel 8. So why is this channel showing up on satellite even though I don't sub to locals via satellite?
 

Juan

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 14, 2003
27,455
6,245
Moscow Russia
I don't now, but I have the hybrid on EA.

I believe you guys are right about channel 8. So why is this channel showing up on satellite even though I don't sub to locals via satellite?
Seek and maybe you will find

News Channel 8 Coming to DISH Network in DC Area

I have no access to DISH fora few more days but I am reading locally that DISH has agreed to carry the Sinclair owned News Channel 8. I have no idea if this has already occurred or is a near term add. Sorry of it is laready htere and already discussed but I missed it.

Sent from my SM-G950U using the SatelliteGuys app!
 

comfortably_numb

Dogs have owners, cats have staff
Pub Member / Supporter
Nov 30, 2011
11,982
12,954
Kansas City / Las Vegas
Seek and maybe you will find

News Channel 8 Coming to DISH Network in DC Area

I have no access to DISH fora few more days but I am reading locally that DISH has agreed to carry the Sinclair owned News Channel 8. I have no idea if this has already occurred or is a near term add. Sorry of it is laready htere and already discussed but I missed it.

Sent from my SM-G950U using the SatelliteGuys app!

Finally left Moscow and came back to the States, eh? Haha
 
  • Like
Reactions: charlesrshell

Geronimo

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 9, 2003
12,023
1,606
I am getting the same thing on my HWS. CNWS is not a call sign. It is cable (and now satellite) only local news channel operated by WJLA (not WJAL) . No way you are getting it OTA as it is not delivered that way. the-000 designation shows all three are satellite delivered. No idea why the guide is showing the OTA logo.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TheKrell

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
52,283
17,261
Northern VA
So he may have a quirk in his permissions setup.


Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys
 
  • Like
Reactions: NYDutch

NYDutch

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Dec 28, 2013
4,002
5,680
Where our wheels go
I don't now, but I have the hybrid on EA.

I believe you guys are right about channel 8. So why is this channel showing up on satellite even though I don't sub to locals via satellite?
Dish made a deal with Sinclair to carry it as a sat news channel, not an OTA channel. Tune to the other channels in question and press {INFO}{RECALL} on your remote to see which sat they're coming from, but that won't tell us why.
 

TheKrell

A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
31,454
26,176
Fairfax, VA
Tune to the other channels in question and press {INFO}{RECALL} on your remote to see which sat they're coming from, but that won't tell us why.

All 3 are coming from 61.5, though the INFO-RECALL buttons don't give me that info without trying about 10 times.
 

dishdude

SatelliteGuys God
Supporting Founder
Sep 7, 2003
19,075
30,478
Phoenix, AZ
I guess Sinclair is paying Dish to broadcast their propaganda.
02.gif
 

NYDutch

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Dec 28, 2013
4,002
5,680
Where our wheels go
All 3 are coming from 61.5, though the INFO-RECALL buttons don't give me that info without trying about 10 times.
Well, there's no question you are getting them by satellite, and apparently Sinclair has contracted for WJLA carriage as a "cable" news channel, not a true "local". That doesn't explain the other two though, unless maybe they're paying for carriage as a "cable" channel instead of a local channel.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TheKrell
Register Today to see less ads! It's Free!

Users who are viewing this thread

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top