Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Syracuse NY Terrestrial/Clear QAM Mapping

For those in the Rome/Utica/Syracuse area that may combine a OTA digital antenna (ATSC) with Time Warner ClearQAM on a 3rd-party DVR device... or perhaps you're simply trying to tune in the local stations from your cable line onto a computer tuner (HDHomeRun, CetonTV, Elgato eyeTV, etc) here's what I've put together in terms of station mapping... 

Station Handle Call Sign Channel QAM Channel
NBC WKTVDT 2.1
--
CWPLUS WKTVDT2 2.2 --
METV WKTVDT3 2.3
--
NBC
WSTMDT1
3.1
76.3
CW
WSTMDT2
3.2
92.5
IND
WSTMDT3
3.3
76.2
CBS
WTVHDT1
5.1
76.5
ABC WSYRDT 9.1 92.1
METV WSYRDT2 9.2 92.2
BOUNCE WSYRDT3 9.3 --
YNN TWCNCNY 10.1 86.1
WGN -- 14.1 93.5
TBS -- 17.1 119.2
ABC WUTRDT 20.1 --
MYNET WUTRDT2 20.2
--
PBS
WCNYDT1
24.1
--
CREATE
WCNYDT2
24.2
--
WORLD
WCNYDT3
24.3
--
PBS
WCNYDT4
24.4
--
FOX WFXVDT 33.1
87.6
E -- 42.1 109.1121
MYNET WNYSDT 43.1 87.4
ION WSPXDT 56.1
--
QUBO WSPXDT2 56.2 --
IONLIFE WSPXDT3 56.3
--
SHOP WSPXDT4 56.4 93.7
QVC WSPXDT5 56.5 115.1
HSN WSPXDT6 56.6 93.9
CKWS -- 66.1 86.4
FOX
WSYTDT1
68.1
87.1
ZUUS
WSYTDT2
68.2
87.2
CSPAN -- 86.1 86.6

P.S. To merge the ClearQAM and ATSC channels in Windows Media Center, I used GuideTool.  Stations first had to be added manually via Settings, TV, Guide, Add Missing Channel.  If you have a different lineup of stations, the HDHomeRun Config utility is great for previewing ClearQAM channels and labeling them similar to how I've done above.  If you do not have a HDHomeRun, you may wish to borrow one for the purpose of finding these channels as the cheaper USB tuners didn't have the ease of finding and labeling stations like the HDHomeRun did.

Note that PBS (24.x) is available via ClearQAM, but only with a cable subscription, which I do not have.  Please provide that information or any other updates in the comments below.

Keywords:  GuideTool, WMCE, WMC, Windows Media Center, Windows MCE, DVR, TV Guide, Tuner, SiliconDust

2 comments:

Boris said...

You, sir, are a hero. It took me an hour to find this info...you may be the last bastion of a proper clear QAM channel list for the Syracuse area. Bless you.

Tres Finocchiaro said...

@Boris,

Glad it helped. This took a lot of trial and error (and looking for the station marker in the corner of the screen) to get right. :)