[opendtv] Re: Democrats Air Concerns About Analog Switchover

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 17:59:04 -0800

Gee, have you ever investigated why?  Ever done an earth profile graph for
each tx sites?  


What kind of antennae do you use?  Gain?  Amplifier?  Do you have two
antennae?  How many miles are you from each city?


Is your area very hilly or mountainous, or are you located deep in a valley?


Gary didn't speak of all situations, and your case is probably a rare one.


Also, you must have problems parsing words.  Gary said one either got the
signal very well, or not at all.  That would seem to comport well with your
situation.  Sometimes you get it well (no snow) and sometimes you don't get
it.  How is he wrong on that point?


And, this is assuming that you are using a single antenna and you don't get
the Philly stations while pointing to Balmer, and don't get Balmer when
pointing towards Philly.


John Willkie



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Subject: [opendtv] Re: Democrats Air Concerns About Analog Switchover


Gary Hughes wrote:

Not so. It is mostly an all or nothing effect. If you get the picture it
comes in beautifully. Where I live, about 35 miles NW of Boston, I do
not get a watchable picture on any analog UHF channel, but I get all the
Boston area DTV signals with an antenna in the attic.
And comparing the OTA picture to the same service carried on cable (and
transcoded down to 15mbit/sec), the OTA picture quality is noticeably
Gary Hughes
Video Architect, Advanced Engineering
Motorola Connected Home Solutions, MA34
80 Central St.
Boxborough, MA  01719
Email: ghughes@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Office: 978 266 7269

Again this is just plain wrong. No one can make a blanket statement like

Come out to my house with any set top and any antenna you like,
and try to prove it's all or nothing. 

You will have double the chances here too because I get both the Baltimore
and Philly
digital stations, all of them some of the time. 

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