Originally Posted by nycdigital09
you're also having probs with abc7? abc7 has the strongest signal of all the stations in nyc. get yourself an fm trap man
Keep working on that quote thing -- you'll get it eventually. Looks like you're almost there. It appears that when you did your editing, you edited out the "QUOTE=T-Max;20817777" at the beginning and/or the "/QUOTE" at the end.
Ya need both of those in there. Anything else can go.
Also note that I did not include the enclosing brackets (the "") that go around both of what I put in quotation marks above. Ya need those too. But if I had included them, it would have come out looking like an actual quote, so I had to leave them out in order to make the point.
You might want to fiddle around with it along with some liberal use of the preview button.
Other than that omission, you done good -- you did indeed edit out everything but the relevant portions of my post to which you were responding, which is a good thing (IMHO).
I'm not so sure our Moderator is all that keen on my idea of editing quotes but I guess it's seen as okay as long as we avoid "editing a quoted comment to your own benefit." I take that to mean that you don't want to edit quotes in a misleading or self-serving manner.
My thinking on editing is that if you edit out extraneous stuff (stuff you're not replying to), it makes for a more concise board dynamic (for lack of a better way of expressing it). It also focuses attention on what it is in the poster's post that you're addressing. And if a reader wants to read the ENTIRE quote, there's the little arrow-icon button to click which brings up the quoted post in its entirety.
I assume that's what that button is for. Seems like a real "duh!" to me.
Okay, I've beaten that horse pretty much to death, so enuff already with that. Except to say that I WAS thinking of just PM-ing my comments to you, but then I thought better of it and decided to leave them in this post because you are not the Lone Ranger on this issue. Seems others (as Ken pointed out) also aren't all that proficient with the quote function.
So, moving on...
I probably should remind readers that I don't actually watch NYC tv as a general proposition. Although I'm closer to NYC than Philly, I have excellent line of sight to Philly and get outstanding reception of both Philly and Allentown stations.
Those are my primary sources for OTA tv. So it's not like I'm watching NYC OTA all the time, and thus have a lot of feedback on reception problems on a daily basis, etc.
I only go to NYC stations for Yankee games and for my nightly recording sessions of Da Vinci's Inquest on ch 7.
And I do note that ch 7 is indeed my strongest NYC station. That's what makes me so crazy when I lose it, as I did this week and also 2 weeks prior. Last week's recording was fine. So that's why I'm thinking there was some problem (or maintenance) happening with ABC and/or the ESB.
But, again, it could be my particular problem entirely. Maybe geographic or maybe interference, as you seem to think.
I can envision some potential rain fade problems with tonight's Da Vinci recording.
BTW, this is probably a good time to make this point:
I recall all the hubbub on the Philly OTA board around transition time (and prior) about ch 6 sticking with RF 6 rather than going to UHF. Everybody was talking doom and gloom about how reception was going to be terrible at that low RF, yada yada yada.
But as it turns out, both ch7 in NYC and ch 6 in Philly are VERY strong stations, at least for me. So it looks to me like the whole thing was a tempest in a teapot.
Maybe MY9 out to try RF 9 ..