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ABC Reception on Digital Receiver
updated: Jun 30, 2014, 2:20 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Question and Answer: What happened to ABC through my digital receiver? It used to come through as Channel 114.3 and hasn't been working for over a week. Is Cox not pushing out that channel for free, or did the number change?

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 COMMENT 531782 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 02:31 PM

Last week all the numbers changed on ours. I have yet to figure them all out. So far I'v found the news.

 

 COMMENT 531783 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 02:35 PM

I found the new ABC channel at 50-3.

 

 COMMENT 531787 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 02:40 PM

It would be nice if COX can explain what they did. I noticed the problem start last week too.

 

 COMMENT 531803 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 03:41 PM

The digital antenna signal has been coming in erratically for several days now. Lot of blips and glitches for 3.1 and 3.2.

 

 COMMENT 531811 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 04:07 PM

Just do another channel scan on your tv.

 

 COMMENT 531815 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 04:26 PM

Oh no. Whatever will you ever do without KEYT? You might actually be forced to watch a real news station and get accurate, non-sensational news.

 

 COMMENT 531817 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 04:29 PM

I also recently lost ABC Clear QAM (114.3). Despite multiple channel re-scans, I have been unable to locate the "new" ABC. FWIW, Univision also changed channels when ABC was lost, which also happens to be the other channel showing World Cup soccer...
Any feedback on the availability of ABC would be greatly appreciated.

 

 COMMENT 531837 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 05:31 PM

the end is near..

 

 COMMENT 531843 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 05:40 PM

This is just Cox's way of saying "We'll keep screwing with it until you go away."

 

 COMMENT 531845 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 05:44 PM

OP here- thanks for the feedback. 50.3 doesn't come through yet, so I am running the scan again through my receiver to see if it picks it up. I know, the end of the world IS near.. how am I supposed to watch The Bachelorette? ;) 817- we have been watching the WC through our laptop, hooked up to our TV. You can access ESPN for free through the Cox website (if you use their wifi). Hope that helps.

 

 COMMENT 531848 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 05:52 PM

The new ABC QAM channel is on 50-2 (not 50-3).

 

 COMMENT 531851 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 06:14 PM

I found ABC again on 50.1003

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 06:45 PM

I'm not in the know, but curious. Is this TV? There are channel numbers that have decimals? Is this some new technology?

 

 COMMENT 531862 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 07:05 PM

I ran the channel scan, and didn't pick up 50.3, 50.1003 or 50.2 ... I also flipped through the 35 channels it picked up, and ABC doesn't appear to be on any of them.

 

 COMMENT 531870 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 07:43 PM

862: Instead of scanning for channels, try flipping directly to those channels (input the numbers on your remote) to see if you can get them.

 

 COMMENT 531883 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 08:21 PM

NatureBoy, these numbers with decimals (or hyphens) are digital channels, also known as 'unencrypted QAM channels.' If you use a Cox set-top box, they renumber them so you don't have to deal with them. Only those with digital TV's directly connected to the cable see these channel numbers.

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 09:30 PM

Thanks 883! Interesting!

 

 COMMENT 531893P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-30 09:40 PM

That was exhausting! Do we have some serious contenders out there for replacing Cox?

 

 MICKID agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-01 06:21 AM

Thanks for the post. My TV broke a week ago and just got a new one last night and couldn't get 114-3 either and figured it was the TV.

 

 COMMENT 531917 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-01 06:58 AM

114.3 hasn't worked for months on mine. just noticed recently, 50-4 coming in at 720p.

 

 COMMENT 531930 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-01 08:01 AM

Can you still watch ESPN on your computer when your only cox service is internet? I cancelled TV (hence clear qam channel use), obtain internet from cox, but am told I do not have access for services such as watch ESPN when I login via computer.

 

 COMMENT 531950 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-01 08:36 AM

930 - No you have to have ESPN as part of your channel selection with cox cable. Direct TV you can't use it at all so it's not like the grass is any greener over there.
If you're looking for the world cup though I believe one of the Spanish language stations is streaming them without any cable subscription necessary. Google it.

 

 COMMENT 531955 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-01 08:41 AM

Has cox had the courtesy to make any of this channel change info. Available to their customers? 50-3 is not hi def and 114-3 was. Is there a new ABC hi def channel? We've also lost KCET hi def which was at 111-10, I believe, right below ABC. Just when you think they can't be a worse cable and internet provider, they find a new way to provide shoddy service!

 

 COMMENT 531960 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-01 08:58 AM

You can get these channels over the air with an antenna. There may be "digital" channels for sale by hucksters, but all antennas are the same. The signal is digital and you need a digital tv or a conversion box (about $50 from radio shed).

3.1 KEYT HD ABC
3.2 Retro
6.1 KSBY HD NBC
6.2 more old shows mostly
26.1 KCET HD used to be PBS
26.2 more KCET
26.3 spanish KCET ±
26.4 Japan KCET

several spanish and chinese channels
one carries the soccer match games

50.1 KOCE HD PBS
50.2 more KOCE
50.4 KOCE "world"

go to antenna web to see where to point your antenna(s) -- the stations broadcasts come from three different locations up on the mountain.

 

 COMMENT 531996 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-01 10:06 AM

OP here. I've tried just punching in the numbers and that doesn't work either...

930 and 950- I go to cox dot com and click on "My Connection" then "Surf" "ESPN3 on Watch ESPN". Click "Access ESPN Now"... we have watched all the WC games through that. The ONLY thing I pay for is Cox Wifi. Hope that helps you before 1pm today!

 

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