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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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Most DTV receivers have only a "Signal Quality" meter...it would be nice to have a companion (on the same screen) "Signal Strength" meter available, even if it is only brought up through the setup menu. There are times you need to see both, simultaneously.
I love the idea of two, or even three RF inputs, each available to assign to an individual station.
The ability to "add" channels, without erasing the ones already there, SHOULD have been a requirement under ATSC specs....but, it was not. That makes it hard to add channels from a new antenna bearing.
It would also be nice to be able to specify which station will set your clock, or be able to restrict certain ones (the ones who can't ever get it right) from doing so. I hate to get stuck, when I check EPG after tuning to a bad channel, and having the box or set think "it's next Tuesday"...giving me a blank EPG.
What ever happened to the SmartAntenna? That was pretty slick, especially if you just have a single TV, like in an apartment. They could have also built them with multiple outputs, so they could feed multiple sets. Eventually, even HD Radio FM tuners could have used that, running off the error-correction circuits for the digital.
Any more suggestions?
Ken English, Sr. Engineer, KSL-TV.
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