Yeah ....It’s live now. 9-4 was just added but it’s just home shopping. ....
I would assume (and hope) it's greatest protection is inherent in its remoteness.Are there any special steps being taken to protect OTA transmissions during civil unrest?
It's a bargaining chip for cable TV negotiations, you want Channel 4 KNBC ? well take the subchannels too. You can sell local advertising on Cozi and LVX. All about the advertising.
Most of those movies pop up on streaming services. A lot of the MGM ones that THIS would have would show up on TUBI at one point.Hey Trip;
KDOC 56-6 (thisTV) is back to widescreen SD again. Waited for a few weeks to see if they would stay this way this time, and it has, so guess you can update Rabbitears to back to it.
Although the frame is in "stretch-o-vision" 4:3 to 16:9, .... yuck.
Plus since most of the movies they show are really in 16:9 letterbox to begin with, the added stretch-o-vision makes the resulting picture appear as a stretched 2.35:1 image letterboxed into a 16:9 frame most of the time.
Double yuck! ....
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As if OTA viewers don't get screwed enough...2) Imagine the situation OTA viewers/listeners will face if the Bobcat fire, which FOX 11 reported might not be under control until October, damages/destroys some/all of the "BILLION" dollars worth of broadcast equipment!
Yeah, I find myself wondering what the local TV broadcasters have as backup transmitters. The only ones I know of are on Mt. Harvard, but that's just downhill from Mt. Wilson, not far away and also threatened by the fire. Surely they have backup transmission elsewhere in the basin, right? Right...?FOX 11 News reported tonight that the Bocat fire is threatening the nearby Mt. Wilson "antenna farm, ...a billion dollars worth of communications equipment, with several large broadcast and cell towers, now right in the path of the fire..."
Which brought to my mind two thoughts:
1) a BILLION dollars.....? Really?
2) Imagine the situation OTA viewers/listeners will face if the Bobcat fire, which FOX 11 reported might not be under control until October, damages/destroys some/all of the "BILLION" dollars worth of broadcast equipment!
I've seen OTA failure, internet failure, and cable failure. Make sure your choice of transmission is backed up. Mother Nature is going to take us on a wild ride for the next few years at the least.I heard on KNX this morning that the plan is to maintain a containment line at the area of the transmitters, so the fire won't get there. The Observatory will also be protected. Those communication towers (there is more than just TV transmitters) would be bad news for emergency services and communication in general if they were destroyed. In the case of cable subscribers (and possibly satellite), they are likely not dependent on the towers for their tv reception. Those of us with antennas, however, would see what we thought of as the most reliable way to receive tv transmissions turned into the least reliable.
Start with this..ignore the opinions, there is some background that is useful...If it sounds like something that would work for you if you have solid internet give it a try. If you're after local news most of the network owned L.A. stations have apps and CBSN has a local feed too. So depending what you want/need locast is not your only option.What is locast?