Originally Posted by LenL
My mom is still using a Sony CRT Analog TV with an RCA converter box and yes the PQ is quite good all things considered. Sony made great CRT TVS no question. . . .
My Sony is actually an HD TV, so its PQ is considerably superior to a "regular" CRT TV, if that's what your mom has. Having said that, I don't actually avail myself of the HD aspect of it. In order to do so I'd have to use the HDMI input. When I do that, the screen and images become smaller than when using one of the the "video" inputs. Because this is a 27" TV, the 16:9 screen size with a video input is about 24". That's a good size for me given the placement of the TV and my viewing distance from it. And the PQ with a video input is better than what I see with most of the HD TVs I've seen, including the Toshiba and Sony that my little lady friend purchased recently (and all the ones I looked at in the stores during that process). So I'm good with the PQ I get even tho' it's not actual HD, and unwilling to go to real HD in exchange for an even smaller screen size and screen images.
Now, I realize that what you see in the stores probably doesn't represent the best PQ you can get, and that's also true of my LLF's TVs because she has cable. So the real test would be to try one of her TVs hooked to my OTA setup and see what that PQ looks like. Somehow I think that's not likely to happen.
The other thing about my CRT Sony is that it's a monster. I forget what the advertised weight is, but it's definitely a two-man TV if you want to move it.
. . . As for you MY9 issues, I think you need to take advantage of the offer on this forum for test equipment to pin down what may be causing that station's reception issues. You seem to be just about the only one on this forum in NJ having issues with MY9 like you are having. The Yanks are on Tuesday and Friday this week and I hate to see a rabid Yankee fan not able to enjoy the games!
I saw your prior recommendation in this regard but I frankly don't think I need to go quite to that length of analyzing the problem I have. I appear to be in a particularly bad spot for any NYC reception -- even in relation to my general neighborhood. My particular little "spot" appears to be particularly bad. That's according to TV Fool, if I remember correctly.
In any event, I can live with what I get from MY9 as long as it doesn't get any worse than it is now. As I say, I think I have a suitable new spot and if that doesn't work out I can probably live with what I'm getting at spot #1, which seems to improve as the evening goes on and thus I get better reception in the later innings. Still, I'm confident that I can get improved reception in another spot (or otherwise) so I'm not worried about it.
Plus I'm not that much rabid. I enjoyed the run we had from '96 on (and even the '95 season although I was really pissed when we lost to The Tribe in the playoffs) but when Scotty Brosious left, I knew things were changing. He knew it too and I'm sure that's why he left.
Tho' I do want to watch Tuesday and Friday (and Saturday) to see Almonte play. We might have something there. Another Jeter?
Anyway, as to my OTA situation, the good news is that I get excellent reception of Philly / Trenton / Allentown / Bethlehem stations, so I get plenty of OTA TV. I really only have been reporting my MY9 situation because of the possible impact of 1WTC. Apparently, I'm the only guy seeing any effect of it (?) but it does seem that it was responsible for the problem I had last year, and the dramatic change again this year. My house certainly hasn't moved.
If it wasn't 1WTC, then it must have been something else, as yet unknown.
I should add that I'm still not very happy with MY9 (and WNYW ch 5). I can't get 5 at all and my MY9 reception has always been very iffy. Why is that? I get everything else okay, so what's up with these "Fox" stations??
Edit: Hmmm. It seems it wasn't The Tribe that beat the Yanks in '95. It was the Mariners. Mis-remembering again, I guess. Maybe I was thinking of the infamous "midges" game?
SIR-TS360 receiver (also VOOM OTA box (retired VOOM Satellite box))
RS Model VU-190 XR antenna
Getting 53 strong channels/subchannels out of the Roxborough farm / Trenton / Allentown (farm is ~50 miles away @ 233°) Edited by T-Max - 6/25/13 at 10:30am