Who here has an OTA antenna but is not a cord cutter?

Jimbo

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a sub channel you mean something like 54-1???
the CW here is on channel 5 in my area
i never watch me tv :coco
You have the right idea, however it would probably be a -2 or -3 .
The -1 is the OTA version of the D* channel if your locals are on D*.

For example, for you KNBC is on your D* local channel line up ...
I don't know the channel number, but lets say its on D* on channel 4 ....
KNBC would be available to you OTA on 4.1 or 4-1 and the Me Tv would be on 4-2 (not saying thats the right channel numbers, but thats what you would see on the TV in the guide.)
 
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You have the right idea, however it would probably be a -2 or -3 .
The -1 is the OTA version of the D* channel if your locals are on D*.

For example, for you KNBC is on your D* local channel line up ...
I don't know the channel number, but lets say its on D* on channel 4 ....
KNBC would be available to you OTA on 4.1 or 4-1 and the Me Tv would be on 4-2 (not saying thats the right channel numbers, but thats what you would see on the TV in the guide.)
nbc out here is channel 4. i see now the 4-1 is a sub station of nbc
 

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For digital OTA broadcasting the primary channel is numbered X.1 or X-1such as 4.1 or 4-1 for your NBC station.

Sub channels are numbered as X.2, X.3 and so forth some designaltions using the dash instead of the dot.

I have Dish Network and the local channel supplied via satellite would be designated 4.0 and any local primary channels via antenna would be the same programming but designated as 4.1, then any OTA sub channels would be 4.2, 4.3 etc.
 

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I just put up an outdoor FM antenna as well. Dropped the SXM package because I wasn’t using it enough and HD Radio is free.

Only have bare bones Flex Pack now for the cable nets.
 

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