[opendtv] Re: Visit at Best Buy

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 11:01:42 -0500

I stand corrected on the Samsung T-151.  You can enter numbers into the box 
directly.  However, once so added, it only displays the virtual channel 
number (23-1 in our case), and once entered it doesn't display the physical 
channel again.

However, our Samsung will not allow you to enter a physical channel number 
into the channel memory if the station is not on the air or otherwise not 
decodable.  So if I know for a fact that there is a Digital Channel 55, but 
they are not on the air, I cannot program the number for future use.  I must 
wait for the station to come on the air (or turn my antenna towards the 

Only our Videotek professional receiver always displays both the virtual 
channel number and the physical channel number.

So I maintain that for all practical purposes, the physical channel number 
does not need to be constantly "promoted." to the general public, and even 
more so now with the FCC PSIP mandate that requires us to identify our 
digital station by our analog channel number, unless a waiver is granted.


John Shutt
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug McDonald" <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> I own two ... a Samsung T-151 and a Motorola box whose name
> I dso not know.
> Both allow manual entry of stations. The Samsung is somewhat
> limited, in that if you first enter a station, say physical
> 50, that maps to 25, you cannot enter "25" and get a digital
> that is physical 25, even if in fact one exists and is useable,
> because it just tunes in the digital physical 50 that maps to 25.
> This is a bug.

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