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Forum: HDTV Programming   04-25-2017, 07:46 PM
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Well, what's the verdict? Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow...

Well, what's the verdict? Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow do it or not?
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-25-2017, 06:28 PM
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Posted By veedon
The idea of TV OTA via cellular transmissions...

The idea of TV OTA via cellular transmissions sounds nice, but can it be reliable, or will users have to go outside of a building and walk around in the parking lot trying to get a decent, stable...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-23-2017, 07:57 PM
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No, the article never mentions Time Warner Cable....

No, the article never mentions Time Warner Cable. It mentions Time Warner (the owner of HBO and CNN) several times, but it never mentions Time Warner Cable. The article does somewhat criticize AT&T...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-22-2017, 12:32 PM
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What an unconvincing argument. So are the...

What an unconvincing argument. So are the streaming companies expecting us to believe that they build a library full of shows that nobody watches? If those shows were to be eliminated from the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-22-2017, 12:09 PM
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Posted By veedon
Ejomis versus Dakels? I'd bet on the Dakels.

Ejomis versus Dakels? I'd bet on the Dakels.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-18-2017, 07:11 PM
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Posted By veedon
Ah, but that image is only half of the story. The...

Ah, but that image is only half of the story. The reason to eschew TV is to have more time to read Crumb comics, specifically Motor City Comics.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 09:41 PM
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Posted By veedon
I don't think OTA viewers care all that much...

I don't think OTA viewers care all that much about interactivity and internet features. Reliability of reception is what's important. The proponents of ATSC 3.0 should concentrate on convincing...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,804
Posted By veedon
Looks like they accidentally reversed the column...

Looks like they accidentally reversed the column headers for new and current.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,804
Posted By veedon
Well, I guess I meant not only the planning of...

Well, I guess I meant not only the planning of how the repacking in Canada should go but also the actual implementation (approving specific construction permits for new transmitters).

The...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2017, 12:26 PM
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Posted By veedon
Sounds as though Canada's counterpart to the FCC...

Sounds as though Canada's counterpart to the FCC (something called ISED Canada) will also have some work to do on a repacking of the RF allocations for Canadian stations.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 04:32 PM
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Posted By veedon
A lot depends on whether the numbers are for...

A lot depends on whether the numbers are for total viewers or for 18-49. In addition to cable ratings, there are ratings for syndicated fare. Those are usually dominated by the very questionable...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 03:12 PM
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Posted By veedon
#1...

#1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) among whom? People who buy stuff that advertisers are selling? People who are still capable of being persuaded to switch...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 03:10 PM
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Posted By veedon
Well, Sling TV has somehow worked it out to get...

Well, Sling TV has somehow worked it out to get permission to carry local NBC, FOX, Univision, and sometimes even ABC affiliates in some markets. Fox News is certainly not required because the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 01:21 PM
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Posted By veedon
Maybe the way cable TV works is that the...

Maybe the way cable TV works is that the ridiculous channels draw in mass viewership and that effectively subsidizes the more respectable channels.

In the days when broadcast TV was dominant, TV...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 12:36 PM
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Posted By veedon
I wonder how much ratings matter on cable TV....

I wonder how much ratings matter on cable TV. Does anyone know what the top rated programs "on cable" are in many weeks, aside from sports? It is kind of depressing. Wrestlers, zombies, and peculiar...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 12:11 PM
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Posted By veedon
But the article lists several companies that...

But the article lists several companies that offer streaming services that do include local channels in at least some markets.

The lesson to be learned is that if you want a whole bunch of "cable...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2017, 12:05 PM
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Posted By veedon
I don't know how football and basketball got to...

I don't know how football and basketball got to be so popular. Those sports are not nearly as entertaining as they used to be. And there are way too many announcers, analysts, and so-called experts...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-14-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,804
Posted By veedon
Not so sure about that. Without WWSI, will OTA...

Not so sure about that. Without WWSI, will OTA reception of WCAU programming be feasible in Atlantic City and nearby areas?

Will WSNS make WMAQ rich? I thought WMAQ was supposed to make people...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-14-2017, 05:23 PM
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Views: 1,804
Posted By veedon
So, is WNBC gone gone (gone for real) or just...

So, is WNBC gone gone (gone for real) or just fake gone?

Maybe they will use the frequency of whatever that station in Jersey is (WNJU?), but I'm guessing viewers will still be able to watch NBC...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-01-2017, 06:21 PM
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Posted By veedon
PBS announced today that in an era of reduced...

PBS announced today that in an era of reduced funding, it is considering re-tooling several of its most well known series to appeal to a broader audience.

Among the possible revamps:

reality...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-31-2017, 08:09 PM
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Posted By veedon
This is Us had only a one-month break (early...

This is Us had only a one-month break (early December to early January) along with several two-week intervals between episodes in its 18-episode season. The gaps within the season were not too bad,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-31-2017, 05:21 PM
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Posted By veedon
The season finale came before spring even...

The season finale came before spring even officially arrived. When do they plan to begin airing new episodes again? Not until September?
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-30-2017, 08:43 PM
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Posted By veedon
Man, I am old. (This is where someone says,...

Man, I am old.

(This is where someone says, "How old are you?")

I am so old that I remember when messages were delivered by postmen.I'm old enough to remember when TV meant a half dozen...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-28-2017, 09:31 PM
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Posted By veedon
OK, but are there perhaps some local stations in...

OK, but are there perhaps some local stations in the San Fran/Oakland/San Jose DMA that will mourn the loss of the Raiders? Or are those stations pretty sure that Bay Area football fans will continue...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-28-2017, 07:14 PM
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Posted By veedon
The Packers are a very special case, and they...

The Packers are a very special case, and they have such a rich history in popularizing football as a TV sport in the 1960s.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/those-non-profit-packers
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