[opendtv] Re: 20050509 Mark's Monday Memo

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 10:31:40 -0400

I cannot speak for conditions at an "average consumer" location, just my 
apartment.  We were able to find an antenna position and orientation 
that would achieve reliable reception of any station -- just not 
necessarily the same position and location for each station (but we 
didn't have to put the antenna on the floor as we previously had to to 
get WNYW-DT).  What we did to get reception would not be unreasonable to 
expect a consumer WANTING DTT and willing to take steps to get it to do.

Last summer's test, however, was pretty much idiot-proof.  Even rabbit 
ears on the set (not near the window) worked (even though all the DTT 
stations are UHF).

Tom Barry wrote:

> From these last few reports it is hard for me to compare.  I 
>guess, for the last box tested, would you both say that the 
>average consumer (non-early adopter) would probably be happy 
>purchasing one of these and trying to use it indoors with a set 
>top antenna?
>Or would he still likely return it in that situation?
>- Tom
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