Originally Posted by SamVin
That was because in analog broadcasting the audio was transmitted as a separate modulation at the upper end of the station's broadcast channel. With DTV broadcasting the audio is digitized and is encoded and compressed along with the video elements for broadcasting. (This is the reason older multi-band radios which had a band to listen in on the television audio, no longer work.)
And my question to you is, what kind of antenna are you and your friend currently using to receive WJAC OTA?
Assuming no one it saying to you that you can't install an outdoor antenna, like a landlord (and against FCC regulations by the way), could you install one in say an attic, which might provide better reception?
Well basically we only have antennas that came with our Hauppauge TV Tuner Cards hooked up to our ATSC-to-Analog converter boxes.
He has a DigitalStream from Radio Shack and I have an RCA from Walmart.
Anyway, I live in a part of the city that has issues receiving, so I may be out of luck. I mean police radios sometimes malfunction here, radio stations don't get picked up as well, and definitely cell phones act bad.
Anyway, he's in a slightly better area than me, he gets a 91 out of 100 signal on WJAC, yet still can't seem to receive anything else.
Yet if I go up the road a tad bit in to Richland Twp, PA, my TV Tuner Card on my laptop can pick up WWCP but it breaks up.