Log in Register FAQ Memberlist Search pcHDTV Forum Index
pcHDTV Forum

pcHDTV Forum Index -> HDTV programming and listings -> Boston MA OTA channels.conf
Post new topic  This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. View previous topic :: View next topic 
Boston MA OTA channels.conf
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:16 pm Reply with quote
Sleighfarm
 
Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 2
Location: Boston MA area




I found the hardest part of my experience was getting the dtvscan tool to give me a channels.conf file. After much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair, I got dtvscan to generate a channels.conf file [now I'm working on getting a viewer to display the ATSC video without crashing] . Compared to ATSC, the NTSC part of this installation was a snap!
For those having problems with dtvscan, here's the Over-the-air (OTA) channels.conf file for the metropolitan Boston Massachusetts area:

PBS-HD_:503000000:8VSB:0x31:0x34:0x03
WGBH-SD:503000000:8VSB:0x41:0x44:0x04
UpdatTV:503000000:8VSB:0x61:0x64:0x06
UpdatT2:503000000:8VSB:0x71:0x74:0x07
WCVB-DT:509000000:8VSB:0x31:0x34:0x03
WCVB-DT:509000000:8VSB:0x41:0x44:0x04
WUTF DT:527000000:8VSB:0x31:0x34:0x03
WFXT DT:575000000:8VSB:0x31:0x34:0x03
FaithTV:581000000:8VSB:0x61:0x64:0x06
Worship:581000000:8VSB:0x51:0x54:0x05
Pax____:581000000:8VSB:0x41:0x44:0x04
i______:581000000:8VSB:0x31:0x34:0x03
WSBK-DT:623000000:8VSB:0x11:0x14:0x01
WLVI-DT:635000000:8VSB:0x21:0x24:0x02
WHDH HD:641000000:8VSB:0x31:0x34:0x03
WHDH SD:641000000:8VSB:0x41:0x44:0x04
WGBX-DT:647000000:8VSB:0x61:0x64:0x06
Kids___:647000000:8VSB:0x51:0x54:0x05
Create_:647000000:8VSB:0x41:0x44:0x04
World__:647000000:8VSB:0x31:0x34:0x03

Just put the file in your accounts ~/.xine/ and ~/.azap/ directories for starters, and you should be able to get the dtvsignal stuff to work.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Addenda to Boston OTA channels.conf
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:13 pm Reply with quote
Sleighfarm
 
Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 2
Location: Boston MA area




In the parent channel listing, you'll notice that there are two entries for WCVB-DT, (you can manually rename the second one to something meaningful); all being shown 24/7 on the second WCVB-DT is the weather radar computer output along with the audio from the first WCVB-DT channel. It's like watching paint dry unless a storm front is approaching and the primary channel is not showing news or weather. I've even watched them do a virus scan on the computer on the second WCVB-DT...BTW they didn't find any viruses.

Apparently the folks at PAX-TV just typed something strange for their first channel name ("i_______"). They probably have no idea how the ID string is used.

For the purposes of azap, you'll need to edit the channel.conf file listed in the parent to change the last three parameters on each line to decimal as shown below.

PBS-HD_:503000000:8VSB:49:52:3
WGBH-SD:503000000:8VSB:65:68:4
UpdatTV:503000000:8VSB:97:100:6
UpdatT2:503000000:8VSB:113:116:7
WCVB-DT:509000000:8VSB:49:52:3
WCVB-DT:509000000:8VSB:65:68:4
WUTF DT:527000000:8VSB:49:52:3
WFXT DT:575000000:8VSB:49:52:3
FaithTV:581000000:8VSB:97:100:6
Worship:581000000:8VSB:81:84:5
Pax____:581000000:8VSB:65:68:4
i______:581000000:8VSB:49:52:3
WSBK-DT:623000000:8VSB:17:20:1
WLVI-DT:635000000:8VSB:33:36:2
WHDH HD:641000000:8VSB:49:52:3
WHDH SD:641000000:8VSB:65:68:4
WGBX-DT:647000000:8VSB:97:100:6
Kids___:647000000:8VSB:81:84:5
Create_:647000000:8VSB:65:68:4
World__:647000000:8VSB:49:52:3

If you are trying to use azap with the WHDH, WUTF or WFXT station names containing a space, just enclose the name in quotes...for example:

azap -r "WHDH HD"

Of those existing analog stations broadcasting out of towers in metro Boston, only WMFP (channel 62 analog, channel 18 digital) is not yet on the air...but they have a construction permit.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Boston MA OTA channels.conf
  pcHDTV Forum Index -> HDTV programming and listings
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT - 7 Hours  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Post new topic  This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.  


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2003 phpBB Group
Theme created by Vjacheslav Trushkin