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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2015, 08:46 AM
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Posted By difuse
I made an effort to catch Letterman's last show....

I made an effort to catch Letterman's last show. He made a great case for retiring, although I'm not sure that is what he intended.
I had not known it was a news show, but was informed later that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-19-2015, 04:37 AM
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Posted By difuse
I did not notice. I watched a little bit the...

I did not notice.
I watched a little bit the last few days, and saw nothing remarkable.
I'm over 30 miles from the transmitter, and receiving at just about 90 degrees from antenna aiming point....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-05-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By difuse
"Digital distribution" and "OTA" are not mutually...

"Digital distribution" and "OTA" are not mutually exclusive. Digital distribution OTA happens every day.


There would be NO difference between digital and analog coming off a camera unless a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-30-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By difuse
Something few think on: NTSC analog TV was...

Something few think on: NTSC analog TV was mathematically capable of producing far more discrete colors than OTA digital. However, in practice,. standard definition digital beats NTSC by a mile...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 09:21 AM
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Posted By difuse
I hope those who enjoy such programming watch....

I hope those who enjoy such programming watch. For me, there is something terribly unfunny about these programs .I love "Burns and Allen" and "The Big Bang Theory", sort of TV book ends. But there...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-17-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By difuse
Simply an observation, which reflects only on me:...

Simply an observation, which reflects only on me: I have tried viewing the LAFF Channel. I cannot determine what "LAFF:" means.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-15-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By difuse
It woould be helpful to go to TVFool.com and...

It woould be helpful to go to TVFool.com and determine what your likely reception prospects are. Posting the results here will help with advice. As I understand things, one may not post an...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2015, 08:01 AM
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Posted By difuse
Then misspelt misjuxtaposed

Then misspelt misjuxtaposed
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2015, 03:43 AM
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Posted By difuse
Yep, I misjuztaposed the two words.

Yep, I misjuztaposed the two words.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-07-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By difuse
Fcc's O'Reilly, maybe a threat, maybe a...

Fcc's O'Reilly, maybe a threat, maybe a prediction:
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/orielly-fcc-eyeing-10-stations-spectrum-reclamation/139339
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-20-2015, 07:40 AM
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Posted By difuse
sure, we can do without TV weather , just as we...

sure, we can do without TV weather , just as we can do without TV.
If I'm watching TV, I will be watching TV. If there is no local weather information on TV, and I think I want some info, I suppose...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-18-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By difuse
Among those programs that do not look really good...

Among those programs that do not look really good today are the Norman Lear shows, including All in the Family and associated shows. They have, at least, survived. The British show on which All...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By difuse
I do not believe Bob commented on what I wrote. I...

I do not believe Bob commented on what I wrote. I think he can if he wishes, and I will be grateful should he.
. I did not suggest a sub-channel in lieu of a revenue producer. In the case of Bob's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-14-2015, 04:53 PM
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Posted By difuse
i'd think local radar would be a positive...

i'd think local radar would be a positive addition to a broadcast station. It would take very little bandwidth.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11,515
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Posted By difuse
I'm reasonably sure none of the programs you've...

I'm reasonably sure none of the programs you've been watching were ever produced or preserved on 3/4 inch Video tape. Most likely they were archived on either 2" or 1" broadcast VTRs then later...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By difuse
Could be the thing is the size of the market. It...

Could be the thing is the size of the market. It has been on a steady shrink compared to other markets for years. Since the analog cut-off, I'm sure there are many thousands who once watched the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By difuse
I am pleased that not all Triad stations are...

I am pleased that not all Triad stations are refusing to recognize a world outside their DMAs. I commend them for that.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-19-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By difuse
I am now totally clueless as to Grit on WBTV. ...

I am now totally clueless as to Grit on WBTV. Promos, commercials and programs originally in 4:3 seem fine. The 16:9 movies are not fine. There seems to have been more than one correction to correct...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By difuse
I wouldn't say that videotape was cheap. It was...

I wouldn't say that videotape was cheap. It was the best there was. and quite costly.. Before video recording moved beyond the 2 inch tape that had been its beginning in broadcast TV, a lot of shows...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-11-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By difuse
8.3 is still fine.

8.3 is still fine.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2015, 05:04 AM
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Posted By difuse
I have no issue with the audio now. The little...

I have no issue with the audio now. The little I've had the TV's on for the last 12 hours have been fine.,.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2015, 10:38 AM
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Posted By difuse
It is still there, only on 8.3, OTA Both my...

It is still there, only on 8.3, OTA
Both my receivers exhibit the phenomenon.
The only thing common to them is general location, and the mains power (different rooms, antennas.and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By difuse
Excellent response. I had not thought of the...

Excellent response. I had not thought of the automation issues.
As to the "minidropouts" I considered once that there might be something about the multiplexing that took enough bits from 8.3 at...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By difuse
I have some observations, which are not...

I have some observations, which are not complaints.
AntennaTV seems to have some miscalibrated transfers from 2inch quad recordings . The audio and video are not always in sync. I'm sure it was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2015, 12:32 PM
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Posted By difuse
I suppose I'm older than most of us here. My...

I suppose I'm older than most of us here. My first recall is of John Daly doing the ABC evening news, followed eventually by Ron Cochran(who used to be with CBS), then Peter Jennings' first try, and...
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