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43 was called the block years back, they never keep up likely as OTA has such few viewers... unfortunately the best value in TV is free for the asking, yet no one seems to want it.
I remember 43 (main) as "The Block" between 2002-2005ish. They actually brought the branding back a few years ago as "My 43 The Block". What I was saying was that I never heard of The Block as a subchannel. Perhaps it was suppose to be some kind of independent channel like 55.2?

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Just an FYI, that OTA audio problem I was having has been getting more frequent (and yes I did a complete reset of settings, unplugged it, etc), but my father didn't make it clear to me that it only happens when changing the channel or changing the input to antenna. Also it occurs only an hour or two after the TV is on, so more and more it seems like it's a case of the the dolby digital decoder overheating or something - I want to try plugging in a Blu-ray player directly into the TV and see if it does the same thing when decoding a Blu-ray with dolby digital audio.


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Uhh....

I hate to break it to you, but I think you have an incorrect impression of the situation, and that could easily be part of the issue here. Open the below spoiler tag for more info.




Why would you ever need to do this? The web browser is seperate from the operating system itself, and Win7 only by default comes with IE8 but supports up to the newest IE11. Not only that, but 3rd party browsers like Chrome, Opera, and Firefox (along with its derivatives like Pale Moon) can be completely independent of the operating system to the point that there are portable versions available that can just live on a USB flash drive or a secondary hard drive/partition that's separate from your OS.


For the last 5 years, content running via flash player has become less and less of a thing due to flash being unsupported on iOS devices and on newer versions of Android; heck I actually browse the internet with my browser's flash plugin turned off. The thing is, browsers newer than 5 years old support two technologies called HTML5 and CSS3 that can largely replace the need for a 3rd party plugin like flash player which greatly helps support for compatibility along with browser stability and security (flash is by far the #1 source of web browser issues).


There are two addons for Chrome and Firefox (along with its derivatives like Pale Moon) that can automatically block webpage ads - Adblock Edge and Adblock Plus. Their functionality is essentually identical, though Plus allows what it calls "unobtrusive ads" by default while Edge blocks everything it knows of.



HTML5 is not flair (though CSS3 is more flair-like however). For example, without HTML5, you flat-out cannot play the following format on a web page:


That file however, works in any modern version of Opera, Chrome, and Firefox (along with its derivatives) and will likely be supported in a future version of IE since it was actually partly developed by Microsoft themselves.

The thing is, that Opus file really has no replacement - it does things that no single other pre-existing format can do:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:O...comparison.svg


Somewhat on topic as it relates to this site, ty for the insight, likely the technology has evolved way past me, I get a nag box in the bottom corner encouraging me to upgrade to Chrome, now an aditional popup box behind that one "Happy Texting" from Sprint. I'm not of the age of smart phones, texting, Ipads ect, the software once worked & worked well here, so why change it?

Understand the browser is seperate of the OS, but much software is no longer compatible with the older OS's as you explained. I still have a laptop with XP, & a machine with actually an older OS. I just detest the new Aero interfaces, & really don't want them.... even if it means not using a PC.

I guess I'm strange, not trashing perfectly good items that work (ie durable goods, electronics, software ect) for something more complicated, that will frustrate me furtherr along than I already am, cheaper non robust items that are prone to glitches & breakdowns... & then feeling good about my decisions!

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I remember 43 (main) as "The Block" between 2002-2005ish. They actually brought the branding back a few years ago as "My 43 The Block". What I was saying was that I never heard of The Block as a subchannel. Perhaps it was suppose to be some kind of independent channel like 55.2?
Whoever wrote that likely hadn't watched local TV in a while, but why, where there is such great selection on pay TV ... Me thinks they confused Bounce with Block then!

Come to think of it, is 55.2 an indy or as close as we have in the area?

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Chrome, Opera, Firefox (and its derivatives like Pale Moon) all work on XP. Also, Chrome and Firefox (don't know about Opera) have automatic background updating which eliminates the "nag" screens and popups saying to update (Pale Moon has this function as well but it's somewhat broken by default unless you manually change some things)

And regarding Aero, you can disable that. Alternatively you can keep Aero enabled but disable transparency.
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Personally I would recommend using Firefox with the Adblock Plus add-on, both free though Adblock Plus does ask for a small donation. No ads means faster load times, less clutter on websites and safer browsing as it greatly reduces the risk of ransomware.

Also, there appears to be a bug in the vB software. I posted the other day but could not view my post. Tried again and it told me that a duplicate posts already exists. Apparently my post ended up on the next page, but vB didn't want to show me the next page just for one post. Bismarck, since you posted after me and quoted my post, I take it that you were able to see it.

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