[opendtv] Re: As analog shutdown nears, antenna reality emerges

Bert wrote:
>but the lucky thing is, DTT works amazingly well with indoor antennas.

In some locations and I'm not certain that it is a majority of locations.

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> [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Manfredi, Albert E
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 8:01 AM
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> Subject: [opendtv] Re: As analog shutdown nears, antenna reality emerges
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> 
> Don Moore wrote:
> 
> >> I think what will happen in practice is that people
> >> will re-optimize their antenna systems for DTT, in due
> >> course. As I'm set up now, especially downstairs,
> >> virtually all analog TV is unwatchable. DTT is,
> >> conversely, great. Upstairs, still depending on the
> >> 2004 design HD 3150Plus, analog and digital reception
> >> are more similar.
> >
> > Bert do you get out in the public?
> 
> Ya, and more than that, I wrote a small piece for our community
> newsletter on this subject, mainly because someone else had written that
> they could only receive one DTT channel OTA.
> 
> > My experience so far has been that the average customer
> > is NOT going to put up an outdoor antenna to get several
> > HD channels when they can subscribe to cable or satellite
> > and get far more HD content.  Those un-willing to subscribe
> > to cable or satellite will change their lifestyle - going
> > to Internet-delivery of content, subscription DVD's or
> > just watch what they already have.
> 
> That's why I like to bring in some perspective, with what other
> countries are doing. What you say *may* be true, I don't know, but the
> lucky thing is, DTT works amazingly well with indoor antennas.
> 
> And by the way, it turns out that Circuit City, at least, will install
> outdoor antennas for OTA. So it makes no sense at all to me that someone
> would be completely opposed to having that done, but completely willing
> to have a DBS antenna installed, and then have the monthly fees to deal
> with.
> 
> There are people out there who don't watch all that much TV, but at the
> same time, want high quality TV for what they do watch. Me, for
> instance. Tom might be another example.
> 
> > Plus, where are they going to buy these antennas?
> 
> If you have it installed professionally, that's their worry. Otherwise,
> indoor and outdoor antennas can be found at stores like Lowes, and a
> very good selection can be found online. Yes, people have discovered
> that they can shop online these days.
> 
> I got my new DB4 antenna online. Sent in the order Sunday evening, and
> received the antenna Wednesday afternoon, by UPS. And it works great,
> even though installed indoors, ground level.
> 
> > Most of the Top-4 affiliates in North Carolina's 3 major
> > markets have already determined their losses for next
> > February.  And that's what they are, viewers that have
> > been technologically eliminated.  The cost of doing business.
> 
> If they are anything like the "top 4 affiliates" here in the DC market,
> I could not have invented a better strategy for ensuring failure than
> what they used, over the past 10 years. I don't know of any product or
> service that would sell successfully with the type of marketing
> non-campaign we got from the affiliates. If DTT succeeds at all in the
> US, it will certainly NOT be thanks to anything the affiliates did,
> aside from their engineering crews, of course.
> 
> Bert
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