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post #2911 of 2921 Old 03-10-2019, 09:00 PM
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Lowest Loss solution with no Multipath or Antenna Pattern interaction problems would be separate Coax from each Antenna, with an A/B Switch to select, such as fol. rare product with R/C:
https://www.amazon.com/Radio-Shack-R.../dp/B000H50L9S.
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Lowest Loss solution with no Multipath or Antenna Pattern interaction problems would be separate Coax from each Antenna, with an A/B Switch to select, such as fol. rare product with R/C:
https://www.amazon.com/Radio-Shack-R.../dp/B000H50L9S.
Ah yes, the ol' A/B switch. Good suggestion. These were common until the 1990's, when cable became the dominant way to receive television. Radio Shack still sold them into the 2010's, so there should be a number of them still around. If you don't want to deal with a rotor, an A/B switch with connections to two different antennas is almost as good.

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Well the end is near (for ATSC DVR's TV's & tuners. The NAB last ditch effort to save OTA is on our doorsteps, supposedly by the end of the year. No details other than this;
https://www.tvtechnology.com/atsc3/atsc-3-0-to-be-deployed-in-40-u-s-markets-by-end-of-year

It involves all four NYS cities from the Capital to Buffalo. Since there really isn't anything to receive ATSC3 with AFAIK other than this as far as I could find doing a short search;
https://redzonereceiver.tv/shop/redzone-receiver-kit/,

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Additional TV markets where stations have been identified for Next-Gen TV service (ranked by population) include:

Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
Oklahoma City, OK
Albuquerque - Santa Fe, NM
Grand Rapids - Kalamazoo, MI
Memphis, TN
Buffalo, NY
Providence - New Bedford, RI
Little Rock - Pine Bluff, AR
Mobile, AL - Pensacola, FL
Albany-Schenectady - Troy, NY
Flint-Saginaw - Bay City, MI
Omaha, NE
Charleston - Huntington, WV
Springfield, MO
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Chattanooga, TN
Charleston, SC
Burlington, VT - Plattsburgh, NY
Davenport, IA - Moline, IL
Santa Barbara, CA

“America’s broadcasters are on the cusp of a revolution in television,” said Gordon Smith, NAB president. “The many companies invested in TV broadcasting are committed to better television service for both our viewers and for our advertisers.
There was also good news for consumers as Michael Bergman, vice president of technology and standards for the Consumer Technology Association noted that ATSC 3.0-enabled sets and devices are expected to hit the market by 2020.
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I must of missed exactly where the "good news" is.

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Recording free OTA TV for 'time shifting' has been here since 1975. Will there be DVR's to do the same when ATSC3 obsoletes existing DVR's??
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Well the end is near (for ATSC DVR's TV's & tuners. The NAB last ditch effort to save OTA is on our doorsteps, supposedly by the end of the year. No details other than this;
https://www.tvtechnology.com/atsc3/atsc-3-0-to-be-deployed-in-40-u-s-markets-by-end-of-year

It involves all four NYS cities from the Capital to Buffalo. Since there really isn't anything to receive ATSC3 with AFAIK other than this as far as I could find doing a short search;
https://redzonereceiver.tv/shop/redzone-receiver-kit/,

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I must of missed exactly where the "good news" is.

are you saying when they come out with atsc 3.0 every single one of my HDTV's wont work with a antenna anymore?

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No, nothing in that post stated any end time date,.
The stations apparently are required to carry ATSC 1, I believe 5 years after they start transmitting ATSC 3. I tried to find something specific on that but couldn't. Plenty of PR 'hype' and 100 page documents, but not something that 'cuts to the chase'.
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Anyone switch from a Time Warner plan to a Spectrum plan, and willing to answer questions?

Did you lose your rochester.rr.com e-mail addresses?
Did your DVR lose programs or otherwise get reset?
Anyone with the TWC Enhanced DVR switch to a Spectrum plan? Did you have to turn it in? I've heard Spectrum uses the older DVR's with 2 tuners and minimal disk space.
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Anyone switch from a Time Warner plan to a Spectrum plan, and willing to answer questions?

Did you lose your rochester.rr.com e-mail addresses? No. rochester.rr.com email still active
Did your DVR lose programs or otherwise get reset? I had very old equipment and had to turn it in, so yes...
I have to swim against the tide and say that I think my situation got better all around when I switched over. My plan (silver) stayed about the same with only a few channels lost, and I gained a whole lot of internet speed...I was seeing 22-30 Mbps and started getting ~115 Mbps as soon as I changed over.
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Yeah, I knew the speed would increase. I'm mostly concerned about the e-mail (thanks for that info) and losing the better DVR.
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Yeah, I knew the speed would increase. I'm mostly concerned about the e-mail (thanks for that info) and losing the better DVR.
The email address stays, I hate RR mail, it's 99% spam.

I have a tivo which worked great until last year when they made some kind of change. I'm going to be dropping cable and going ott service if they can't fix it. They have been to my house half a dozen times...

The speed boost is great and my bill went down by about $50, but I did lose a couple of channels.

You barely need a dvr now with all the streaming services you are entitled to with a cable subscription.
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You barely need a dvr now with all the streaming services you are entitled to with a cable subscription.
Not if you still want to skip ads, or potentially save up shows for more than 4 episodes. Going to the network's web sites and streaming via TV Anywhere logins is not the same as having a DVR. Unless Spectrum has recently added free Netflix or similar service, I still see a need for a DVR.
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Not if you still want to skip ads, or potentially save up shows for more than 4 episodes. Going to the network's web sites and streaming via TV Anywhere logins is not the same as having a DVR. Unless Spectrum has recently added free Netflix or similar service, I still see a need for a DVR.
True and Tivo is supposedly adding automatic commercial skipping soon. At the moment, I have to hit the up channel or some other button.
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