[opendtv] Re: Are ATSC Stations Going Off The Air?

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:30:17 -0400

I'm on cable.

TTFN,
Mark

On 10/10/2013 12:33 PM, Mike Tsinberg wrote:

Yes I had also troubles when I was using DSL with bit rate hovering around 1Mb/s. However, when I switched to lowest Cable data rate tear around 3.5 Mb/s to 4 Mb/s I never had problems with Netflix, iTunes or Skype.

Best Regards,

Mike Tsinberg

http://keydigital.com <http://keydigital.com/>

*From:*opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Mark Schubin
*Sent:* Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:22 PM
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*Subject:* [opendtv] Re: Are ATSC Stations Going Off The Air?

I'm theoretically one of those who has had broadband access for years. I recently tried a Skype call and was told my bit rate was too low for video.

Sometimes it's fine; sometimes it's not.

I don't want it to not be fine while I'm watching.

We're not quite there yet.

And, for outside the home, at the Future Zone at IBC last month, Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig offered one of the most-sensible distribution plans for putting live mass-appeal programming on mobile devices, an overlay of a tower-based broadcast over regular LTE cells.

TTFN,
Mark

On 10/10/2013 12:06 PM, Mike Tsinberg wrote:

    Who would plan to use over the air reception if you can pick up
    more programming streaming on line? According to this article
    72.4% US households have broadband access.

    
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2013/household-broadband-adoption-climbs-724-percent


    Best Regards,

    Mike Tsinberg

    http://keydigital.com <http://keydigital.com/>

    *From:*opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of
    *dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx <mailto:dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx>
    *Sent:* Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:46 AM
    *To:* opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    *Subject:* [opendtv] Are ATSC Stations Going Off The Air?

    Is this something we'll see occurring more often in the future, or
    just an anomaly?

    
http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/local/story/KTUD-Vegas-News-TV/8CW2jy99V0Oj8QekkG3Tlg.cspx?rss=3269




    *KTUD Vegas TV goes off the air Thursday*



    *LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- *News 3 has learned through a
    contracted employee with KTUD Channel 25 -- Cable Ch. 14 -- will
    go off the air at midnight Thursday night.

    The doors will be closed for good on Friday.

    Employees were given the bad news in an afternoon meeting.

    Vegas TV was purchased by Greenspun Broadcasting in 2004. Recent
    efforts to sell the station for $4 million have failed.

    The channel mostly runs syndicated programming such as "Family
    Guy" and "Community."

    Efforts to contact the Greenspun organization have been
    unsuccessful, including a call to Brian Greenspun's cell phone.
    KTUD bosses are not talking, either.


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