We had a big rainstorm in Washington last night, and I was surprised to see such poor performance from my over-the-air HD. I use DirecTV for my non-over-the-air material, so I'm used to seeing pixelization in the rain. But last night, I discovered that when watching the three versions I have of NBC (NBC analog over-the-air, NBC-DT over-the-air, and NBC via DirecTV) that I could get perfect reception on analog over the air and EVEN ON DIRECTV -- but that the WRC-DT signal would regularly freeze and pixelate. Are digital signals really this much less reliable in rain/snow? If so, it seems to me that this could be a real problem for adoption. I'm curious to know what others' experiences have been.
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5/23/01 at 4:56am