Originally Posted by ScottChez
Will the KETV delay mess up my new digital signal from Lincolns ABC channel 8 come Feb 17th?
They are moving to there orginal channel 8 for digital?
I am in Sarpy county and I can get channel 8 digital feed today. I cant seem to get there analog today on the real channel 8 very good even with a good VHF.
I've wondered the same thing. The reason analog 8 doesn't come in well in Sarpy County (even in areas where it otherwise should) is because of interference from 7. I remember a time a few years back when 7 was momentarily off the air, and all of a sudden reception of 8 was pretty good. When 7 came back on, 8 again was drowned out. Sometimes when the stations would ID, I'd be able to make out the "8" logo on channel 8 but there would be the "circle 7" logo as well! Basically 8 was unwatchable in Sarpy County (using an indoor antenna) until digital 31 came on full-power from Utica.
Now I've been told that adjacent channels aren't as big of a deal with digital, but in pretty much all the cases it's also a case of co-location (Iowa PBS analog 32 and digital 33 comes to mind, or Fox analog 42 and digital 43).
31 doesn't seem to suffer that much from interference from analog 32, but on the other hand 32 is pretty weak in western Sarpy County while analog 7 tends to be the clearest analog signal.
I'm guessing even with a pretty good VHF antenna, western Sarpy County will lose ch. 8 until June. I hope I'm wrong on Feb. 18th but we'll see.