Yes, it is exciting for some of us engineers. Viewers PAY to play with DTv, we get PAID to play with DTv..
As to the "horribly poor" Flexicoder. There's nothing wrong with the Harris/Lucent Flexicoder..That's what you're watching on WOLO-DT,
as well as WLTX and WRLK..Unless the opinion is from an experienced
broadcast engineer, I wouldn't accept it as credible. While I prefer Harmonic, the Lucent is far friendlier to configure, and there are somewhat worse encoders out there..
Bruce, I haven't forgotten you, got called out of town to WKFT for some
transmitter work..hang tight!
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Nor my wife for that matter!