Sounds like at least one generation later. Originally, it was the fourth generation box. With the new chip, it's the fifth. John Willkie -----Original Message----- From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Cliff Benham Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 5:50 AM To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [opendtv] Re: 20040722 Thundering Thursday Thanks (Mark's Monday Memo) Is this new LG box a later version than when we first began to hear about a Zenith HD STB some months ago? Bob Miller wrote: >John Willkie wrote: > > > >>"Replicate NTSC?" Not at Richard Bogner's house: it sounds like it greatly >>exceeded NTSC. (I first heard him telling of his Roslyn reception problems >>more than 20 years ago: glad to hear that it's finally solved without him >>blowing up the intervening hill. >> >>While Bogner transmit antennae have a 'fair share' of tx antennae >>installations, they cluster in LPTV and stations with extremely constrained >>budgets, and more than a few customers had more than a few surprises -- like >>the Honolulu station in the mid 1980's. Although my LPTV station had an >>extremely constrained budget, after many years of pondering the question, I >>opted for Andrew's anti-Bogner antennae. Twelve years later, in a salt sea >>environment, the thing's still there, and probably not much difference in >>SWR. Gotta thank him for stimulating Andrew to make an LPTV tx antenna with >>high quality and moderate cost. >> >>Was this reception better or worse than you expected, Bob? Was it a good >>day, or a bad one? >> >>John Willkie >> >> >> >> >Anytime anything works is a great day. > >If you follow my past post as to our intentions, anything that locks >broadcasters into 8-VSB is a good thing as to a mobile venture. And a >working 8-VSB opens up other possibilities one of which is a quicker end >to the transition. And there are others. I wouldn't put myself out for >8-VSB unless there was something interesting there. > >We were involved only because Mark Aitken said this worked. Understand >that I wanted it to work if that is what you are asking. > >A point of worry was when at 32 A of A it was apparent that with a quad >bow tie on the 25th floor facing the Empire State Building with ZERO >objects in the way of either the Conde Nast antenna or the ESB we could >lose signal by walking around the room. This did not happen in my >apartment or at Richard Bogner's home or at Mark Schubin's apartment. >That it did happen at the least likely place was at least interesting. > >The antenna was on a table facing a wall but directed straight at the >ESB. There were two windows in the room but not directly in front of the >antenna. Four of us were milling around in the space between the antenna >and the wall. At first we found by accident that we could lose the >signal and then at will by moving or doing a little dance on most channels. > >This is probably a unique situation since as Mark said he could not >induce loss of signal in his apartment. In normal viewing situations >this will not be a problem. > >The most amazing thing was the obvious superiority of the simple loop >and rectangular antennas. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.