New York Broadcasters Test for DTV on 10/28/09

Aaron62

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#1
Tuesday, October 28th, New York television broadcasters will test whether or not consumers are "DTV Ready" for for the transition to digital television. Analog signals for over-the-air, full-power broadcast stations will be scheduled for a soft shut-off at between 5:58 p.m. and 6:01 p.m. ET. The shut-off will simulate what non-ready, over-the-air consumers will experience should they not convert their televisions by February 17th, 2009.

The following TV stations are participating in the test:

WABC-TV (ABC, channel 7) WNYE-TV (NYC Media, channel 25)
WCBS-TV (CBS, channel 2) WNYW-TV (Fox, channel 5)
WFUT-TV (Univision, channel 68) WPIX-TV (TheCW, channel 11)
WLIW-TV (PBS, channel 21) WPXN-TV (ION Television, channel 31)
WNBC-TV (NBC, channel 4) WWOR-TV (MyNetworkTV, channel 9)
WNET-TV (PBS, channel 13) WXTV-TV (Univision, channel 41)
WNJU-TV (Telemundo, channel 47)
Sources: New York Broadcasters Test for DTV Readiness Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28th - MarketWatch and New York broadcasters 2 minute DTV shut-off | TVConversionhelp.com
 

cycler

DTVUSA Member
#3
I posted another question where I mentioned something about this. I lost all of my digital channels a couple of days before this test - no signal at all so when the test came on I was interested to see what it'd say about my TV.

My local CBS station did the test during the news and when it switched to digital for 2 minutes and it let you know if your TV was ready for the change and I got the message that my TV wasn't. I switched to DTV and Air while the test was going on to be sure.

It's odd because I've got a Samsung DTV and strong indoor antenna and I was getting all of the stations perfectly before this week.

I live in the city between a lot of buildings but my signal was really strong.
 

Aaron62

Contributor
Staff member
#4
I posted another question where I mentioned something about this. I lost all of my digital channels a couple of days before this test - no signal at all so when the test came on I was interested to see what it'd say about my TV.

My local CBS station did the test during the news and when it switched to digital for 2 minutes and it let you know if your TV was ready for the change and I got the message that my TV wasn't. I switched to DTV and Air while the test was going on to be sure.

It's odd because I've got a Samsung DTV and strong indoor antenna and I was getting all of the stations perfectly before this week.

I live in the city between a lot of buildings but my signal was really strong.
Cycler, what kind of antenna do you own? Is it a powered antenna?
 

cycler

DTVUSA Member
#5
It is a powered antenna - Terk brand. I was thinking that because I've got an open terrace I might get an outdoor antenna if there was a way of running the cord inside.
 

cycler

DTVUSA Member
#7
No. I'm scanning every day and I've still got no DTV channels but the antenna is working for the analog. I called Samsung and they said that they'd send someone out if I still wasn't able to get any channels in a week or so but I don't know what they'd be able to do that I didn't.
I hope it's not the TV - I just bought it about 7 months ago.
 
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