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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear CW is on the air. You can find the Wilmington market’s affiliate for The CW on digital channel 3.2.

That means RetroTV, your home for classic TV shows, has moved to digital channel 3.3.

You will need to rescan your channels on your set-top over-the-air converter box to find RetroTV on its new home at channel 3.3. If you watch RetroTV on cable, you won’t have to do a thing.

Check your local listings for channel assignments for RetroTV and Cape Fear CW on cable and satellite.

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  • Lynn Norton

    Why do you claim to carry RETRO TV when it is suffering technical difficulties more than half the time?
    Here’s an idea- Promote your relative to Technical Director and hire a competent technician(unrelated to you)to actually perform the technical duties.
    I will not be watching ANY WWAY programming for the next 30 days.
    On 12-1-14 I will check back.
    No improvement, no more 3 for me.

  • Guest2020

    I wish ATMC still had the CW station out of Myrtle Beach. They had shows for us insomniacs. With WWAY taking over, it’s just “paid programming” at night.

  • viewer #556

    The CW channel is on Time Warner cable.

    Unfortunately, they dropped RTV in order to make the change.

    Another “Off Beat Cinema” fan here. Very sad to see it go.

  • Guest9872

    I called Time Warner, and they said that they won’t be carrying the CW. I asked why they removed the WB, which carried the same programs. They said it has something to do with exclusivity? Basically BECAUSE WWAY now has it on the air, they can’t carry it anymore. Big blank where it used to be. http://tvlistings.timewarnercable.com/findTvListings/?zipCode=28402

    Thanks for nothing WWAY!

  • Guest2342

    You can manually tune it on a Time Warner digital box, but it’s not in the Time Warner guide, not on their web site, and they actually have deleted the former version of – WBW – it from the channel lineups that they distribute. I have Tivos, and they cannot tune it because – according to Tivo, Time Warner issued a delete request.

    Calls to Time Warner customer service resulted in them telling me that neither WB (I know, but that’s what they called it) or CW is available on the Wilmington system. It is.

    If you go to http://www.zap2it.com, there is no CW on the Wilmington Time Warner system.

    http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCGrid.do?method=decideFwdForLineup&zipcode=28401&setMyPreference=false&lineupId=NC32405:X

  • Joe

    YES, I have an air antenna and have no problem with reception , but only on 3.2 Cw the audio is definatley lagging

  • wway news

    The 10p news will be on the CW only.

  • Rick

    Ok thanks for the reply and clearing that up for me

  • Guest8756

    The offset is about 1100 ms. Also, to go along with other questions about multiple HD channels, and data rate, here’s what I’ve found as of tonight:

    The main channel, 3.1 is at about 9.8 Mbps
    CW-HD 3.2 is at about 6.9 Mbps
    Retro 3.3 is at about 1.8 Mbps

    On HD, lower rate doesn’t automatically mean lower resolution, but it does affect how fast the screen can be updated. Hint: watch scene changes on a low rate channel like Retro. It’s blurry at first, then fills in the detail.

    There’s a total budget of 19.4 Mbps, so that’s the balancing act that the engineer has to follow to fit all on 4.x and make it all look good.

  • Guest1978

    I have time warner cable Digital with the cable box,yesterday and the days before it was told we check our on screen guides.well i the best interest of viewers shouldn’t yall know the channel numbers the station is goin to be on to help viewers out some.As of 9 this morning we still dont have it but we still have retrotv.it shows CW on the guide but it retrotv.

  • Beth

    I hope that is just through the week, and doesn’t include weekends. Offbeat Cinema plays at 10 pm on Saturdays.

  • Rick

    Audio is lagging behind video on CW for me, anyone else having that issue?

  • OtherGuest

    Retro has good programming but half the time it is a black screen. Or it breaks up, freezes so much you cannot watch it (on TWC). Rebooting does no good, it is a waste.

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