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Opinions on how the possible delay in the Dig Trans will effect programming


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#51 OFFLINE   billsharpe

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

I bought a converter box for my old bedroom TV set last week. Besides the digital translation the box allows analog pass-through. It will be interesting to see how many analog channels remain on February 17.

My OTA antenna is 35 years old. I replaced the twin-lead with coax last year and am getting about 50 digital signals in the LA area.
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#52 OFFLINE   Mariah2014

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:27 PM

Congress may have passed a new date, but stations around here are going down anyway on February 17. All Spokane stations have confirmed 2/17/09 they are doing it so as to not confuse people with two different dates. Belo stations appear to have been the only hold outs until the announcment they made in the last 24hrs stating as a group they are going down on that date. This makes it clear that Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, WA market will be the same way. The only hold out here was kepr but because parts can't be replaced to their broken analog transmitter have resulted in them already changing over to digital only.

#53 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:39 PM

In today's House debate, a station was reported to have started replacing their analog backup transmitter already. If the main analog dies, they switch. Parts are too expensive or hard to find for repairs.

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#54 OFFLINE   LoopinFool

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:55 PM

I think it is absolutely hilarious. But I will wait to see if they actually do it. I do think the the WVMH stations will switch as they are locally owned and don't have the deep pockets the Sinclair/Gray stations do.

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#55 OFFLINE   evan_s

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

From the info posted http://www.rabbitear...fo/termlist.php all my locals will be cutting off analog signals this month which is fine with me.

#56 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:24 PM

From the info posted http://www.rabbitear...fo/termlist.php all my locals will be cutting off analog signals this month which is fine with me.


That list was created before the recent congressional action, so is likely to change.

#57 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:43 PM

That list was created before the recent congressional action, so is likely to change.


I'm expecting many changes in the next week as local broadcasters associations decide when they will transition. These are the ones that have filed todate. :)

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:03 PM

I have a feeling that this is only going to make the situation more confusing for people, not less.
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#59 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:36 PM

I have a feeling that this is only going to make the situation more confusing for people, not less.

It will. No good will come out of it, this was a bad move in every way.




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