DTV carries 47-1 but has too much "noise" on Saturdays, blocking too many great shows that were on 47-4.
Sending KTXD a note. Can people post links to contacts they think are appropriate?
I miss my METV
email from METV today:
From: Me-TV Network [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: miss you
We are sorry that MeTV Network programming will no longer be seen in the Dallas television market via KTXD.
We hope to announce a new outlet soon. In the meantime, we thank our MeTV fans for your patience and understanding.
For those viewers who have AT&T U-verse:
MeTV is happy to announce that AT&T U-verse will begin carrying the Network on a 24/7 basis on Channel 136. The projected start date is Friday November 8th 2013. We anticipate additional Dallas affiliation announcements in the near future. Thank you to all our fans in the Big D for your support!
I just purchased my 3rd copy of this guy: SuperSonic HDTV Digital Indoor Antenna
Two are working exceptionally well in Irving, including our VHF dinosaur, channel eight.
One is working in Frisco, with poor performance on 8 but good UHF reception otherwise.
For less than $15 it is an incredible deal from Amazon.
<<< Which version of Supersonic antenna? Model number or link please.>>>
<<< Ah, another "Silver Sensor"-style antenna like the Terk HDTVi. No rabbit ears, though; so it'll only work on channel 8 if you're rather close.
Probably why it works OK for channel 8 in Irving but not so well in Frisco.
I suppose our Plano viewer could join the Supersonic with a set of rabbit ears using a UHF/VHF combiner. I'd rather just get it all in one package though. >>>
The SC-602 beat out a rooftop, 15 element antenna with a director/reflector, fed with 20' of RG-6
There were no combiners or splitters to involved confuse the issue.
I moved the rooftop antenna to a closet behind the TV ( the TV used in the evaluation)
I was and still am impressed - the SC-602 beat the crap out of the Fry's rooftop - rooftop on rooftop and rooftop in closet.
I did my best to eliminate metal objects close to the antennas under test - both antennas were evaluated under similar environments/conditions.
<<< Unfortunately, some outdoor antennas are just not very good. It'd be interesting to know which of Fry's outdoor antennas performed so badly vs. the SC-602. I'd certainly prefer not to mess with getting on the roof, ensuring proper grounding, etc., unless I knew the antenna I was putting up there would be worth the trouble.>>>
The box is long gone - I can send a photo - the only labels are the ubiquitous and stupid "don't touch power line warnings".
I can send a photo before I strip it for hardware and recycle it.
AMEN - it sucks.
I can't help but wonder how much influence the cable companies had over 47-4's decision to dump Me-TV.
The DFW market is worth a billion dollars per year.
Tens of thousands of customers at a thousand dollars per year is many many millions of dollars, any way you look at it.