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Forum: HDTV Programming   04-20-2017, 07:48 PM
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Posted By joblo
Because most people wouldn't see the updates that...

Because most people wouldn't see the updates that way, perhaps?

Can't say for sure, because I don't how others process this thread, but I know *I* wouldn't see the updates if he did that, and I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-17-2017, 01:01 PM
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Posted By joblo
In that case, I expect the series finale will...

In that case, I expect the series finale will take place on the day the world is predicted to end, and it will definitively NOT answer the question of whether it actually does end or not.

Bells...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-16-2017, 09:04 PM
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Yeah, I thought it was something like that. ...

Yeah, I thought it was something like that. Thanks for looking it up.

That is precisely why those are the two most overpriced channels in the pay TV universe. Because in the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 10:47 AM
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Posted By joblo
Hey, the NFL is the only sport that I regularly...

Hey, the NFL is the only sport that I regularly watch, and if I could buy just MNF, I might do it. But there's enough NFL for me on broadcast that I'm not willing to subsidize all the rest of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 10:14 AM
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Posted By joblo
And some of us actually don't pay for them. I...

And some of us actually don't pay for them. I have skinny bundles with both Verizon and Dish (different locations) that exclude sports channels.

The Dish package even excludes Fox News, another...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-13-2017, 07:24 PM
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Posted By joblo
Note the CSA (Channel Share Agreement) columns in...

Note the CSA (Channel Share Agreement) columns in appendix A. All three of these have pre-auction CSAs.

WNBC will almost certainly share with the Telemundo station WNJU, which they also own, and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-23-2017, 07:45 PM
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Posted By joblo
Assuming it can actually get off the ground,...

Assuming it can actually get off the ground, ATSC3 will not fix what ails OTA. Not only will it further squeeze ATSC1, but also it will add to the overall confusion about OTA among people who do not...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-21-2017, 12:16 PM
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Posted By joblo
Indeed. And here's another: one station told the...

Indeed. And here's another: one station told the NAB it is staying on Channel 68.

Three guess how that happened... but you should really only need one...

:rolleyes:
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-21-2017, 12:02 PM
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Posted By joblo
https://www.freepress.net/press-release/107883/fre...

https://www.freepress.net/press-release/107883/free-press-action-fund-unveils-proposal-use-airwaves-auction-windfall

...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-15-2017, 04:00 AM
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Posted By joblo
Salt grain required. In Albany, NY, WRGB...

Salt grain required.

In Albany, NY, WRGB reportedly is staying on 39.

In Binghamton, NY, WBNG 7 reportedly moves to 8 in phase 7, while WICZ 8 moves to 7 in phase 10.

Trouble is, all this...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2017, 03:22 AM
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Posted By joblo
Per...

Per http://www.nab.org/repacking/clearinghouse.asp:

Baltimore/Annapolis:

In transition phase 4: 29 to 22, 38 to 27, 40 to 25, 42 to 31, 46 to 26

In transition phase 9: 11 to 12, 13 to 11
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-09-2017, 10:17 AM
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Posted By joblo
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but my...

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding of the auction rules is that nothing would prevent a lo-V or hi-V station from selling its channel and then sharing with another channel...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2017, 06:00 AM
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Posted By joblo
Early indications are that many, if not most,...

Early indications are that many, if not most, lower channels are also moving.

All six MPT channels are moving, for instance: 42 to 31, 44 to 29, 29 to 22, 28 to 21 (both), and 36 to 26.

We...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-28-2017, 05:36 PM
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Posted By joblo
By any chance, would that be 3 AL, 2 NC, 2 SC, 1...

By any chance, would that be 3 AL, 2 NC, 2 SC, 1 TN; 7 U, 1 V; and if so, is the V the one staying put?
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2017, 11:37 AM
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Posted By joblo
So they currently transmit on RF 44, and just out...

So they currently transmit on RF 44, and just out of curiosity, I called and asked what their new frequency would be... "TV channel 2" they said.

But it's just a "behind the scenes" change, they...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2017, 10:38 AM
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Posted By joblo
Sinclair sold 3, re-packing 93 of its 170...

Sinclair sold 3, re-packing 93 of its 170 stations.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/edited-transcript-sbgi-earnings-conference-015439583.html
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-07-2016, 05:45 PM
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Posted By joblo
Same day, same paper: No comment...

Same day, same paper:




No comment...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-13-2016, 06:48 PM
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Posted By joblo
Yeah, right. And expect me (and a lot of...

Yeah, right.

And expect me (and a lot of others, I predict) NOT to buy ANY of them!

$8/channel/month?!?!? It is to laugh.................... :D:rolleyes:;):):laugh:
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-13-2016, 05:22 PM
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Posted By joblo
1950s? More like 19th century... As for...

1950s? More like 19th century...

As for "unseemly political statements", those tend to upset context providers, who prefer to have their context provided without controversy.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-13-2016, 04:54 PM
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Posted By joblo
Wow… I’ve seen advertising described lots of...

Wow… I’ve seen advertising described lots of ways, but “context” has got to be the best euphemism yet.




Right… because unlike everyone else in the world, Americans just can’t handle a flash...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2016, 03:49 PM
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Posted By joblo
Yeah, I gotta say, I really prefer my fireworks...

Yeah, I gotta say, I really prefer my fireworks on a 13 billion light year screen. Anything smaller just sorta misses the point...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-05-2016, 07:38 PM
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Posted By joblo
So here’s my Forrest Gump type remembrance of...

So here’s my Forrest Gump type remembrance of “The Greatest”:

Saw him once, coming out of Chi-Chi’s restaurant in Charlottesville, VA, sometime in the 90s…

He was obviously already...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2016, 09:40 PM
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Posted By joblo
Ummmmmm, no. IRS and TSA are federal. DMV is...

Ummmmmm, no.

IRS and TSA are federal. DMV is state.

We're talking municipal here. Totally different thing. Very close to the people, y'know? Absolutely nothing to be afraid of..............
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-10-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 359
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Posted By joblo
Assumptions which may or may not be valid: ...

Assumptions which may or may not be valid:

1. The fetus/"unborn child" is the same in both centuries.

2. Elapsed time is "parallel" in both centuries, i.e. 2 years passed in one means two years...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-07-2016, 02:18 PM
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Posted By joblo
Was told today by CSR at Verizon 800 number that...

Was told today by CSR at Verizon 800 number that the reason they couldn’t activate service at my pre-wired home as a self-installation was because I wanted cable cards only and Verizon does not allow...
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