Status of WXXA-DT as of 02/09/09
WXXA-DT began digital television transmission (channel 23.1) on channel 7 at a power level of 10 kilowatts average effective radiated power at 4 PM December 20, 2005.
All local programming is up-converted to a 720P HD 4 x 3 format. All Fox network programming is in the 720 HD format in 4 x 3, or 16x 9 depending on the program.
WXXA-DT also feeds a HD program stream via fiber to Time Warner Cable where it is carried on channel 1808.
Contrary to what we have previously announced, WXXA-DT, Albany, NY, no longer plans to complete its transition to digital television and discontinue analog broadcasts on February 17, 2009 - the station now plans to honor the national transition date, which has been moved to June 12, 2009.
After June 12th, you can continue to receive our programming using a digital television or converter box. You can obtain a converter box from local retailers listed on the website DTV2009(dot)GOV.
If you watch us through a cable or satellite provider, you do not need a converter box. If you have questions about our transition to digital television, please call us at 518.862.2323…..email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write the Station at WXXA-TV, 28 Corporate Circle, Albany, NY 12203.