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

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 20:45:00 -0400

Dr. McDonald,

Just because multipath is not a concern at the McDonald residence does not 
mean it is not a problem.  Ask Mr. Schubin his opinion of what concerns him 
most.  I have a receiver and a Silver Sensor, and the winning feature of 
this antenna, also touted as the savior of ATSC, is it's ability to be very 
directive, thus reducing the multipath load on the receiver.  Now you want 
an omnidirectional high gain outdoor antenna and say it's no problem?

If you don't want to have to install a rotor, then mount two yagis on your 
mast, each aimed at the market of interest, then sum them into one downlead. 
Cable head ends do it all the time, and serious rural channel surfers have 
done so for many years in NTSC.  I'm sure you can do the same with ATSC.

In the meantime, I will continue to press for a system that will 
successfully deliver our quality programming to the highest percentage of 
our off air community.

Unfortunately, I am prohibited from sharing some of the emails and calls we 
have received in the past year with complaints about receiving our digital 
signal.  So you will just have to take my word, or dismiss it out of hand, 
that all is not well in the land of OTA DTV.  At least not in Lansing, 
Michigan.  However, I shouldn't worry, because help is just around the 
corner.  The Cold Fusion Receiver should be on the market soon.

John Shutt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug McDonald" <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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

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