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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 09:24 AM
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1939 GE with push button tuner. 5 channels, 1-5

1939 GE with push button tuner. 5 channels, 1-5
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 02:23 PM
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Could be his memory wasn't that bad. He may have...

Could be his memory wasn't that bad. He may have arrived in the middle of the story. Had he been in service during WW2, he may well have started work with NBC after the channel change. Channel "1"...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 12:32 PM
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I guess I appreciate a challenge. This discussion...

I guess I appreciate a challenge. This discussion created one for me. Now my head hurts. But.......
Here is a WNBT program card from 1941. Magnifying , one can readily tell that the picture and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 09:24 AM
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[QUOTE=veedon;26716226]I thought that WNBT did...

[QUOTE=veedon;26716226]I thought that WNBT did broadcast on Channel 1 at 50-56 MHz for a short period of time, and then after WWII the frequencies for the channels were changed, and eventually...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 07:04 AM
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I believe WFMY was on 97.3 to start, then was...

I believe WFMY was on 97.3 to start, then was migrated to 97.1 about 1950. After the GNC shut the station down, the license was sold, but, I do not know for sure that WQMG was using that license ,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 02:54 AM
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To stay on topic, one of the post WW2 FM radio...

To stay on topic, one of the post WW2 FM radio attempts was by the Greensboro News Company
which got WFMY-FM on the air in 1948.. But by then GNC was looking at TV, and, WFMY-TV made its debut in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By difuse
Unfortunately, I do not have a '39 US TV...

Unfortunately, I do not have a '39 US TV receiver. There were few made, and, most I would think were converted to NTSC, or scrapped. I have doubts that a viewable picture from an NTSC signal could be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By difuse
64-3, and 64-11 both fine. Good job.

64-3, and 64-11 both fine. Good job.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 12:11 PM
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I cannot imagine the '39 World's fair had any...

I cannot imagine the '39 World's fair had any impact on US television development. The whole "introduction" of TV there was just David Sarnoff theatrics. There was nothing new in TV introduced there....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By difuse
I hope YOU'RE satisfied.:rolleyes:

I hope YOU'RE satisfied.:rolleyes:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By difuse
Couldn't be a photo op in Reagan's case, the...

Couldn't be a photo op in Reagan's case, the press really did not care.
Serious clearly not your intent, I'll help with the silliness.
. George H W Bush discovered bar code scanning.
Bill Clinton...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 05:12 AM
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Reagan saw the Japanese MUSE system as another...

Reagan saw the Japanese MUSE system as another threat to the US electronics industry, and, wanted the US to develop its own high definition TV.. Reagan was no technological visionary, but a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2014, 03:34 PM
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I think I call draw a rational line. Reagan was a...

I think I call draw a rational line. Reagan was a two term president, and, had been governor of California. JFK,jr. had a famous name, and, was perhaps good fodder for writers with nothing else to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By difuse
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act...

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. is not terribly specific as to how things might proceed.. After a "reverse auction", whenever one or more take place, we will have a clearer...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By difuse
I guess I am not surprised. I know of marriages...

I guess I am not surprised. I know of marriages threatened by a potential lose of a shopping channel. It's no secret that there are those that love to shop, so a service such as HSN is not TV, but...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By difuse
Thankfully you more completely described what...

Thankfully you more completely described what your problem was, and Bob reported a likely culprit , otherwise, I might have started doing arithmetic to figure a new menace.... which would not have...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2014, 08:41 AM
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Posted By difuse
There is no shortage of TV stations on channel...

There is no shortage of TV stations on channel 27, other than WCCB. I get glitches early in the morning on some stations, (usually not on WCCB) which I blame on co-channel interference. I would not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By difuse
Yep. Both The George Burns and Gracie Allen...

Yep.
Both The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and The Jack Benny Program began in 1950.
By the time Burns and Allen stopped production, in 1958, there had been at least twice as many episodes...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-23-2014, 02:47 AM
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Print journalism has been ongoing in what is the...

Print journalism has been ongoing in what is the US for at least 3 centuries. North Carolina would not enter unto Union without an assurance of freedom of the press.
I witnessed 3 days of coverage...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-22-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By difuse
Thank you. I believe that falls in with the...

Thank you. I believe that falls in with the official investigations, and, is no doubt be as good as we may have for several decades.
But
My actual concern was why there were fawning females on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-21-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By difuse
Last year we noted the 50th anniversary of the...

Last year we noted the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. By many, that was the zenith of network news in terms of public service, given the means available to provide that service.
There...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-21-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By difuse
The real shame is how many kinescopes still...

The real shame is how many kinescopes still exist. Not a lot.
Almost all of Dumont's programs produced on TV cameras are gone. A great many programs from the other networks are lost, too.
Storing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-18-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By difuse
WBTV was the 1st TV station in the Carolinas,...

WBTV was the 1st TV station in the Carolinas, beating out WFMY by a few weeks. However, for two years WBTV had only film and slide capability, and no network line connection. For what it is worth,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By difuse
I did. I have a comment. RF frequencies...

I did. I have a comment. RF frequencies intersect, whether there are filters on a receiver or not. Filters can prevent some reception problems, but cannot stop RF from intersecting.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By difuse
Those SD subchannels absolutely look better than...

Those SD subchannels absolutely look better than any NTSC display did, except maybe a closed circuit monitor, that few ever saw, and I'm not sure about that. .
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