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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2017, 04:14 PM
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Posted By difuse
I'm as far north of Charlotte as Tyler is south,...

I'm as far north of Charlotte as Tyler is south, and there is signal, but very little this far away. The ERP is way lower than normal. None of my receivers can decode anything but small segments of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2017, 09:24 AM
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Posted By difuse
I also am not receiving WCNC well, north of...

I also am not receiving WCNC well, north of Charlotte. Normally there is no issue at all, signal solid.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-19-2016, 04:16 AM
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Posted By difuse
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-17-2016, 10:15 AM
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Posted By difuse
Are those copper cylinders wave guides, or am I...

Are those copper cylinders wave guides, or am I still in the Dark Ages?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-14-2016, 12:01 PM
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Posted By difuse
This is opinion mostly, but reasoned opinion ...

This is opinion mostly, but reasoned opinion
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=6804dbe6-0e32-490d-8512-23bd9d485f12
"The first stage of broadcaster bidding started on May 31 and the two...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2016, 10:42 AM
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Good. I was thinking it was the day the vendors...

Good. I was thinking it was the day the vendors brought out their dogs to get rid of.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2016, 06:23 AM
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Posted By difuse
When is Veternarians Day this year?

When is Veternarians Day this year?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-28-2016, 06:08 PM
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Posted By difuse
I believe you, Trip. Even if the Congressional...

I believe you, Trip. Even if the Congressional plan goes full term (my guess is it will), things might not wind up as generally imagined.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-28-2016, 12:04 PM
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Posted By difuse
I get rumors in my ears (probably originating...

I get rumors in my ears (probably originating from those that should not be saying anything) that the RF auction is not working as some might have thought.
There is some talk, even, that the whole...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-11-2016, 05:29 AM
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Posted By difuse
What I would do is take a 2 or three foot length...

What I would do is take a 2 or three foot length of coax, screw one end into the TV, and strip the insulation off the the other and pull the outside conductor (mesh) down a couple of inches.(so the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2016, 04:07 AM
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Posted By difuse
It seems to be there on 46-4, in VERY ugly...

It seems to be there on 46-4, in VERY ugly Squash-0-Vision format.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2016, 01:21 PM
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Posted By difuse
this author may , or may not, know of what he...

this author may , or may not, know of what he writes..........................................................
"In the 600-Megahertz reverse auction for broadcast TV station spectrum, the Federal...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 11:06 AM
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Posted By difuse
' When I made a post about digital radio a few...

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When I made a post about digital radio a few days ago, it was about digital,not radio. Once down the digital path, there will more than likely be a new receiver every generation for broadcast...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 10:11 AM
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Posted By difuse
[QUOTE=Burdman27911;45954409] If a folded...

[QUOTE=Burdman27911;45954409]


If a folded dipole type antenna is all I would really need (obviously not ideal, but just for slightly better performance and picking up WXII), then I'm tempted to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2016, 04:21 PM
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Posted By difuse
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2420?scod...

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2420?scode=GS401&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=google&scid=scplp6914812&sc_intid=30-2420&gclid=CMySu7Gqtc4CFcxbhgodwpMD5A
This might work...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2016, 03:45 PM
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Posted By difuse
A bowtie (folded dipole) while not real...

A bowtie (folded dipole) while not real directional will probably work much better on the frequency WXII is using..Rabbit ears are OK on UHF if there is a strong signal, but a lot better for VHF,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2016, 04:43 AM
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Posted By difuse
I may have allowed economy of words to go too...

I may have allowed economy of words to go too far. I meant rearward compatibility of receivers. Given the period of production of ATSC 1 chip sets it will be economically possible to have both ATSC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-08-2016, 01:32 PM
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Posted By difuse
Yes, possible, at least the arithmetic is...

Yes, possible, at least the arithmetic is possible. This can't be determined until the number of commercial services left after any repack is known........and the level of cooperation among...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-06-2016, 04:50 AM
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Posted By difuse
Yes, I understand about Netflix, Hulu and Amazon...

Yes, I understand about Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. The potential cord cutters I know would use them to augment the ONE cable channel they watch--------so long as they have the means the 1-2...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-05-2016, 01:57 PM
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Posted By difuse
Just a personal observation : I do not need any...

Just a personal observation : I do not need any higher picture quality than what we have in OTA today. I was disappointed with NTSC for decades but am quite satisfied now..
If any improvement in PQ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-04-2016, 12:39 PM
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Posted By difuse
I'm sure OTA will be fine if there is no move...

I'm sure OTA will be fine if there is no move to ATSC 3.X anytime soon.. That would be the killer. .
Cord cutters are not all moving to OTA.. A change in standards would cause even more viewers...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-03-2016, 11:29 AM
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Posted By difuse
Also the question of how many broadcasters will...

Also the question of how many broadcasters will wish to keep going.
Although nothing is certain, I think it possible.that OTA may have already peaked as to variety of programming.
I think another...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-28-2016, 01:36 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, 04:55 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, 01:37 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...
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