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

  • From: "John Willkie" <JohnWillkie@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 17:05:06 -0700

dynamically steerable, tuneable, optimizable antennae.

John (been my my mantra for more than 5 years) Willkie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug McDonald" <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 2:25 PM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: Fw: Re: Post on alt.tv.tech.hdtv of interest today


> 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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