Re-Scan lost PBS in HD



Since the channel Re-scan a couple of weeks ago I lost both PBS stations in the Boston market in HD. I still have the SD channels, but no guide data for them, so any scheduled recordings are being missed. Please contact your guide data provider to update this please.

Thank you,

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I believe WGBH increased their power sometime over the weekend. Check it again - I’m also in the Boston market and couldn’t get 2.1 for a while. As of yesterday (Sunday) I’m able to get it again reliably (25 or 30 miles from their tower).

Also, when I first got my Tablo a few weeks ago, channel 15 (NBC Boston - WYCN at the time) didn’t have guide data for me. I used Tablo’s ticket system to report that issue and within 3 or 4 days it was fixed.

You may want to try that also.

One last thing - for the repack, WGBH moved to actual channel 5 (still virtual channel 2), which is a Low VHF frequency. Those are notoriously difficult to pick up without a good VHF antenna.

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Thanks, I’ll try a re-scan again tonight. I have a good antenna, but am about 35 miles away. I hope it gets better after the scan.

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Came here for the same reason. Am about 35 miles north of Boston and WGBH HD disappeared. This is Monday night and still isn’t showing up


Not only do you need an antenna that’s good at picking up lo-vhf but vhf signals are more prone to signal interference and less likely to penetrate structures.


Early Tuesday morning here and I’m still seeing WGBH. I’m about 27 miles from their tower.

It must be your antenna, it’s location and/or orientation.


I don’t know about that. We have the channel one day and the next day after rescan we don’t. Not sure that is a hardware issue on our side. Something changed for folks not in metro Boston


Just checked again - 11:10am EST. Strong signal here.

If I’m able to receive the channel, then others should be able to as well.

Again, It must be your antenna, it’s location, orientation, signal loss on your cable from the antenna or your antenna does not pick up Channel 5 (Low VHF) very well.


Sorry meant PBS HD like the other commenter noted. I get PBS SD but HD disappeared.


And all of my comments here are about WGBH HD 2.1


Welcome to the early 1950’s and the frustrations of receiving lo-vhf.