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FCC requires new message after Feb 17 problems
Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:05 AM
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:35 PM
HD Snob - "Friends Don't Let Friends Watch Cable".
Electrical/RF Engineer & Inspector
DirecTV Equipment: HR24-200 (2), 5LNB Slimline, AM21, SWiM 8 installed (MRV), Cinema Kit (Wifi connection)
Configuration: Native OFF. Units OFF when not in use.
TVs: 2 Panasonic Plasma TV's each using HDMI (one 1080p/one 720p)
DirecTV customer since 1998. Plus HD DVR package w/ NHL Center Ice & MLB Extra Innings.
OTA Antenna: Homebrew UHF & VHF antennas w/ 30dB amplifier fed w/ RG-6 Quad-shield coax.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:40 PM
Those antenna ad's started before the new year.
Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:09 AM
Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:24 AM
I have always said we would never be in all this mess if the broadcasters hadn't pressured congress into passing an amended "shutdown' date. The original law was to have each market shutdown analog broadcasting when 85% of households in that market had TVs with digital channel tuners. A great plan but broadcasters were in too much of a rush. No government coupons were required with that plan. Let each household purchase a DTV at the full going price at his or her own pace. Some markets may have been shut down by now and some wouldn't.
The problem was that stood in the way of people making money. The DTV transition is all about freeing up that bandwidth so it could be auctioned off. I see these complaints about people using coupons...let's not forget the government brought in a large chunk of cash from the auctions.
Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:47 AM
Now - if you look into it - most of the county is at better than 90% - many parts over 95% - and most of those "not ready" are the usual group of procastinators that would wait until the last moment / after the event to get ready anyway. The senior citizens are , as a group, MORE ready than the younger people.
It's time to get it over with so we can start cleaning up the messes left behind. You can't change the laws of physics, but you can make adjustments to transmitter power, height, etc.
Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:18 AM
DirecTV, please don't make me have to go back to watching March Madness in standard Def! Oh, and the usual begging for AMC and BBC America. You are so close to actually being the HD Leader.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:15 AM
It looks like we are becoming a country of the corporations, by the corporations.........