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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-28-2016, 12:36 PM
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Posted By difuse
Certainly not soon. 20 years at least, probably...

Certainly not soon. 20 years at least, probably closer to 40.. IBOC is much like AM Stereo, it just seemed like a good idea. Within 20 years much of the world will be all digital, as to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-27-2016, 03:55 PM
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Posted By difuse
For younger Forum members, a little info on...

For younger Forum members, a little info on what's to come.
All of us have an interest in changing television transmission standards. We older.ones probably don't need to be concerned with the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-12-2016, 12:37 PM
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Posted By difuse
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/05/...

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/05/09/the-myth-cord-cutting/BMgsx8CkNw1lxGz4aCb0yO/story.html#
this seems to be an article on cord cutting.....but something seems to be missing
this...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-13-2016, 04:33 AM
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Posted By difuse
Your TV will probably be well past retirement ...

Your TV will probably be well past retirement before any changes in technical broadcast standards happen.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2016, 11:09 AM
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Posted By difuse
A significant matter was the timing. The Bill was...

A significant matter was the timing. The Bill was introduced 9 Dec, 2011.It passed the House on 13 Dec. The Senate passed a slightly modified version on 17 Dec. After Holiday recess, a joint...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-22-2016, 12:52 PM
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Posted By difuse
If history is a gauge,it may be some time before...

If history is a gauge,it may be some time before anything like ATSC 3.X will be generally deployed.. This sort of technology is not static, and,improvements will come before 3.X can be mandated. .I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2016, 12:21 PM
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Posted By difuse
The UNC network has devolved back to 4 services...

The UNC network has devolved back to 4 services on its OTA. Its new one is the North Carolina Channel.
I have no idea what cable is doing
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2016, 04:57 PM
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Posted By difuse
By that reckoning,sir,I am north of 85. This...

By that reckoning,sir,I am north of 85. This afternoon I called a buddy who lives 20 miles northwest of me. He was south of 85. We never did figure how I wasn't getting my proper amount of precip.....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2016, 04:36 PM
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Posted By difuse
It was sort of humor about Congress. ....Congress...

It was sort of humor about Congress. ....Congress did declare odd numbered Interstates as North-South, but could not make 85 so.. The road would have passed muster better, I think, if the stretch...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2016, 12:08 PM
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Posted By difuse
I have no real opinion on the storm...

I have no real opinion on the storm coverage.But,I am interested in what "South of 85" means. Congress established Interstate 85 as a North-South route.I hope what various TV personalities mean is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By difuse
FCC Adopts LPTV Auction-Mitigation Measures ...

FCC Adopts LPTV Auction-Mitigation Measures


http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/fcc-adopts-lptv-auction-mitigation-measures/146480
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-16-2015, 05:25 AM
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Posted By difuse
Good.

Good.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-16-2015, 03:00 AM
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Posted By difuse
There were some pretty sporty atmospherics last...

There were some pretty sporty atmospherics last night, and, over a wide range of frequencies. No sure thing that was the problem, but, if you're OK today during daylight, it probably was,..
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-06-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By difuse
If you are receiving WUNL OK, then there is only...

If you are receiving WUNL OK, then there is only a small issue. Try moving the antenna a little in either direction, that might do it. FOXENG's suggestions are also valid.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2015, 03:24 AM
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Posted By difuse
WMYV has slipped "COMET" in on 48.3. Some Science...

WMYV has slipped "COMET" in on 48.3. Some Science Fiction fans might be interested
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2015, 06:21 AM
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Posted By difuse
There is another option, although a bit labor...

There is another option, although a bit labor intensive. Given that you only have 2 stations to the north to be concerned with, and the antenna is indoors, a reflector might be the answer. WXII and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-19-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By difuse
Pretty good advice. especially keeping the gain...

Pretty good advice. especially keeping the gain and noise figures down. Evan doesn't have any really strong TV signals in his way, so the danger would be from FM radio and ground to aircraft...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2015, 04:38 AM
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Posted By difuse
It has been on WCCB, and is a local problem. The...

It has been on WCCB, and is a local problem. The audio is OK on another station.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2015, 02:00 AM
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Posted By difuse
Whatever the failure is, it was complete my...

Whatever the failure is, it was complete
my receiver suggests no signal, rather than just one that will not decode.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-31-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By difuse
Arthur Smith got a lot of antennas turned toward...

Arthur Smith got a lot of antennas turned toward WBTV in the 1950's.. Smith was part, though a small part, of why CBS dominated the Piedmont areas of SC, NC and VA for some time in the 50's and 60's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-29-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By difuse
Was Arthur Smith chopped liver?

Was Arthur Smith chopped liver?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2015, 10:55 AM
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Posted By difuse
That is certainly part of the story. More of the...

That is certainly part of the story. More of the story is that broadcasters have been quite mum about DTV. OTA is much like family members that aren't spoken of. Most of the information coming from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2015, 02:52 PM
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Posted By difuse
I read a lot about ATSC in the 1990's and what...

I read a lot about ATSC in the 1990's and what it might bring. Some of the new things happened, and some did not, at least to the extent some thought it would. There's no point in going through the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2015, 08:46 AM
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Posted By difuse
You make a good case for why few would care if a...

You make a good case for why few would care if a repack based 0n ATSC 3.0 that eliminated half the TV transmitters in the US happened in the next 5 years,.
However, I doubt USB sticks for receivers...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-11-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By difuse
i am quite sure you are right as to the...

i am quite sure you are right as to the difficulties in getting a repack. But, the question of ATSC 3.0 may be something the FCC can go to Congress about, to move things. ATSC 3.0 is not drawing...
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