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#176 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

Thanks for the update, Mightyram!

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:49 PM

I notice pixel dots appearing on the screen and thought it was the convergence on my Panny Rear Projection. There were many of them tonight on the 76er's basketball game on Comcast Philaderphia. I also have noticed lately on Hallmark channel there were many times the scene jumped forward like a 2 second fast forward. This must be one of the problems we are getting with the switch to DTV. I hope once they get it switched over they correct this. It looked like when a player slam dunked the basketball it shook the camera.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:16 PM

I have just recently been getting flashes of pixels across my screen like a bad DVD disc will sometimes give you. I thought it was the convergence on my Panny Rear Projection. There were many of them tonight on the 76er's basketball game on Comcast Philaderphia. I also have noticed lately on Hallmark channel there were many times the scene jumped forward like a 2 second fast forward. Do you think this might be one of the problems we are getting with the switch to DTV. I hope once they get it switched over they correct this. It looked like when a player slam dunked the basketball it shook the camera.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:27 AM

Our local 5 (abc), 8 (cbs) and 11 (pbs) stations are going to retain analog for the duration (announced yesterday).

NBC (13), Fox (17) and some others are shutting down analog on Feb 17.

This is for the Des Moines, IA DMA
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:50 AM

Our local 5 (abc), 8 (cbs) and 11 (pbs) stations are going to retain analog for the duration (announced yesterday).

NBC (13), Fox (17) and some others are shutting down analog on Feb 17.

This is for the Des Moines, IA DMA


I've heard nothing regarding what the multitude of of stations that blanket the N.Y.C. TV market will be doing & leaving questions for e-mail responses have given me no information. :nono2:

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:02 PM

I've heard nothing regarding what the multitude of of stations that blanket the N.Y.C. TV market will be doing & leaving questions for e-mail responses have given me no information. :nono2:



First I wanted to say I'm back on the DBS talk board. It's been way too long sense I've been on. It is nice to be back. Now on topic, I've been trying to find out the same with the Chicago area. I know the network O&O's will maintain their anologue signals but I"m curious about WGN TV, WTTW, WYCC, WCIU, WGBO, WXFT, and WYIN. It is possible someone may have already mentioned it and I just over looked it. It is a long thread and I just could have missed it. But I had heard that WGN and WYCC are going to shut off their anologue signals but I can't find anywhere that confirms that. I've also had no luck with the station web sites

It is nice to be back with satelite TV (We have Direct TV's HD pack) with an HD DVR and I look forward to rejoining the discussions.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

I've heard nothing regarding what the multitude of of stations that blanket the N.Y.C. TV market will be doing & leaving questions for e-mail responses have given me no information. :nono2:


For tonight WMBC (NOT WNBC the NBC afiiliate) will end its Analog broadcasts. The others have decided to wait to June 12. On June 12 there will be lots of channel movement, some to there old frequencies and others to new different digital assignments.

Several others the are not NYC but can be seen by some in NY already converted. see FCC chart for all full power stations.
http://hraunfoss.fcc...OC-288530A2.pdf

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

Two analog stations went dark in the Huntsville Al DMA

Huntsville AL population 171,000/2.59 household size = 66023 households.

Huntsville Al newspaper reports problems in approximately 400 households

.6 percent problem rate.

anybody else want to report their numbers?
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:12 PM

Still over 4 million homes not ready for DTV. No indication in the article as to how many are in areas not served by cable. There's no shortage of converters.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:23 AM

Haven't we done this already?

From MediaBiz.com

Given the new DTV cutoff date of June 12, the Federal Communications Commission has asked broadcasters to once again test their readiness for the switch by temporarily suspending analog programming on May 21. The FCC had previously tested DTV in select areas last fall when the transition was still scheduled for Feb. 17.

In this latest test, broadcasters who have not yet transitioned to digital-only will suspend analog service for five minutes at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. local time. Digital broadcast stations will not be required to participate in the tests.

And, delayed or not, there is still a healthy chunk of the population -- i.e. some two million households -- that are still unprepared for the DTV switch, though that number has shrunk considerably in recent months.

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#186 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:33 AM

:...And, delayed or not, there is still a healthy chunk of the population -- i.e. some two million households -- that are still unprepared for the DTV switch, though that number has shrunk considerably in recent months."

Just like the "poor will always be with us", the clueless, the procrastinators, and the "It's not my fault, why didn't someone tell me" crowd will always be with us. If the FCC gave these people 10 more years, they still wouldn't be prepared.

The best way to do it is just do it! When their CRTs turn to snow, they'll check the plug, hurry to pay their overdue electric bill ( and maybe their water bill, just in case), then they'll call in a TV service company to come figure out what the problem is.

The adjective 'clueless' just isn't strong enough!

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:05 PM

The latest Nielsen report shows 3.5M homes still not ready: http://blog.nielsen....tal-transition/

The over 55 group still leads the way being the most ready. ;)

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:10 PM

...and the (almost) over-70 crowd are on the bleeding-edge of tech.

Oops! Bad choice of words! :geezer:

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