[opendtv] Re: ATSC experience

  • From: "John Golitsis" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 14:32:16 -0500

This brings to mind a similar experience I've had in the past, but never 
really thought to mention.  When I had my store, my tiny outdoor Terk yagi - 
which was pointing straight at a metal hydro tower, which was in front of a 
mid-rise apartment building - picked up Buffalo PBS best, but often times 
during inclement weather, the main HD channel would fall to pieces, while 
that station's SD sub-channels would be largely unaffected.  Before you 
mentioned this, I suppose I thought a phenomenon like this would be largely 
known, but perhpas not?

BTW...neither that channel's analog signal, nor any other Buffalo station's 
analog signal were even remotely watchable with the same antenna.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Albert Manfredi" <bert22306@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> Even more interesting is that the SD weather multicast
> on 11-2 is quite solid. Only a very occasional dropout or
> slight pixellation. I suppose that if more packets per
> unit time are required for the HD 11-1, and if the
> corrupted packets are evenly spread out, maybe that's
> why the SD subchannel appears more solid. Interesting
> phenomenon. Perhaps you do gain from SD after all,
> even without changing the RF coding.

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