[opendtv] Re: Lawmakers Establish 2009 Deadline for Analog TV Phaseout

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 08:54:46 -0500

At 6:48 PM -0500 12/23/05, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
>  >From a consumer's stand point, no contest. Of course you
>want to pick up stations from as far away as possible.

This has been true because of the historically poor use of the 
spectrum for broadcast TV. Before the ear of cable and DBS people who 
lived more than 50 miles from an NTSC transmitter had little choice 
but to erect a tower with a rotor to pull in distant signals.

How often do you try to tune to New York or Philadelphia radio 
stations? it IS possible, but given the reality that your local radio 
stations provide more than adequate service, there is little need to 
pull in out-of-market signals. The same would be true for DTV if the 
infrastructure were designed properly.

But some people can;t let go of a bad idea...

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