WTAE expanded digital signal now working 24/7
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WTAE's expanded digital signal now is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Installation of a digital TV repeater/transmitter has been completed, and it will penetrate areas previously experiencing difficulty receiving the WTAE Channel 4 signal over the air, mainly in the river valleys around the city.
"The early results appear to meet and in some ways exceed expectations," said David Kasperek, director of engineering at WTAE.
Also, WTAE is available in High Definition to all residents in the viewing area. Over-the-air viewers who previously had difficulty receiving the WTAE signal should now rescan their TVs or converter boxes to find WTAE on 4.3 and 4.4.
In other television news, Comcast is making changes to its on-screen guide in traditional Comcast areas next week (not former Adelphia areas). Parents should be advised that the new upgrade may affect certain saved settings on a limited number of channels -- including some parental controls locks to block a specific channel and scheduled DVR recordings.
Customers will receive direct notice regarding potentially affected settings and should visit www.comcast.com/guide for more information. Parents are encouraged to regularly confirm that their preference settings and controls are in place as appropriate on each digital box throughout the home.
Channels with DVR recordings affected include: More Max East, Cinemax East, Encore East, Showtime 2, Showtime 3 East, Showtime East, Showtime Showcase, Flix East, Starz Edge, Starz InBlack, Starz! East, HBO 2 East, Sundance Channel East, HBO East, HBO Family East, The Movie Channel East, HBO Signature East, Turner Classic Movies, Speed Channel, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports South, ESPN News, Game Show Network, FitTV, HGTV, Weatherscan, Cartoon Network, Outdoor Channel, Discovery Health, Syfy, Science Channel, ESPN Classic, ESPN2, The Golf Channel, History and USA HD.
First Published November 7, 2009 12:00 am