[opendtv] Re: Fw: Re: Post on alt.tv.tech.hdtv of interest today

  • From: Doug McDonald <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 16:25:39 -0500

John Shutt wrote:

> Let me ask you this, Bert.  If a good friend of yours came to you asking 
> your advice on what to purchase for an ATSC receiver today, what would you 
> tell him?  Buy or wait a few months? 

Buy whatever is cheap. The Motorola seems to work just fine.

The problem is not the receiver .. it is the antenna(s). Around
here you simply can't find a position that will get all stations
with a commercial antenna. Currently you can get all you
actually need with a Winegard or Channelmaster quad bowtie
**with the reflector removed**, but that will likely change
when a new PBS station comes on.

The problem is not multipath, it is simple field strength
in the null of a bi-directional figure eight pattern.

Mr. Shutt ... you seem to have some bee in your bonnet
that keeps telling you that multipath is a problem. For
the vast majority of people, it simply is no problem.

Doug McDonald
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