I believe that the receiver was a "non-standard" LG LST-3100A with the new 5th GEN chip. The "standard" 3100A is a 4th GEN box that most likely would not have worked. This is an "I THINK" statement, but needs to be confirmed... Mark Schubin wrote: >SPECIAL! DTT in the U.S. Works! > >Count me among the believers in the 5th-generation LG/Zenith ATSC receiver! > >We just did a test, this morning, in my apartment, and I thought the >news was too important not to release immediately. Present were two >senior research engineers from LG Electronics in Korea, Bob Miller and >an associate from Viacel, and Richard Bogner and an associate. Miller >had arranged for the test in my apartment. The receiver was the LG >LST-3100A. > >With a simple loop antenna, with NO care in the positioning, we were >able to pull in seven DTT stations reliably. When I say "reliably," I >mean not only that the pictures and sound were okay but that people >could move around the room and I could move the antenna around without >causing any breakup. It WAS possible for me to find an orientation >where I could make it fail, but I really had to try, even on WNYW-DT, >which could previously be received only with the antenna on the floor. > That's a big jump from previously trying to find an orientation (and >position) where I could make it work. For the first time, I could >receive signals (six channels) from an antenna atop my TV, where I >normally get analog channels. I received three channels reliably from >New Jersey. We got the same results with the classic Radio Shack dual >bow-tie with reflector, but other (fancier) antennas did not work as well. > >The only channel I have previously received that I could not get this >morning was (which we confirmed with a spectrum analyzer) off the air. > Two of the other channels I could not receive are operating at very low >power, and one has its transmissions beamed away from me. > >I now believe that any shmo with reception conditions similar to mine >can simply take the receiver out of the box, connect a cheap loop >antenna, stick it wherever it looks good, and start to receive ATSC >signals from all full-power, full-pattern stations. > >There has been a breakthrough! YAY! Congratulations to LG/Zenith! Let >the transition move forward! > >For the record, the channels I received were: WCBS-DT, WNBC-DT, WNYW-DT >(which carries WWOR as a subchannel), WABC-DT, WPXN-DT, WNJN-DT, and >WFME-DT. > >TTFN, >Mark > > > > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- >You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: > >- Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at >FreeLists.org > >- By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word >unsubscribe in the subject line. > > > -- Regards, Mark A. Aitken Director, Advanced Technology *********************************** Sinclair Broadcast Group 10706 Beaver Dam Road Hunt Valley, MD 21030 Business TEL: (410) 568-1535 Business MOBILE: (443) 677-4425 Business FAX: (410) 568-1580 E-mail: maitken@xxxxxxxxxx Text PAGE: page.maitken@xxxxxxxxxx www.newscentral.tv www.sbgi.net =================================== "A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property, and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." --Thomas Jefferson *********************************** CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any files transmitted with it contain confidential information intended only for the person(s) to whom this email message is addressed. If you have received this email message in error, please notify the sender immediately by telephone or email and destroy the original message without making a copy. Thank you. *********************************** ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.