[opendtv] Re: STB hunting

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 23:56:01 -0500

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:

>Mark Schubin wrote:
>>Who puts a TV in front of a window?
>Why, me, of course! As someone who depends on analog,
>and is unwilling to put up with bad reception, I can
>safely say that I've *never* relied on the antenna
>placed on, or built into, the TV set. Never.
It sounds like you put your ANTENNA where it's needed, not your TV.  As 
I pointed out, my engineering background led me to move antennas 
around.  I've seen civilians orient, extend, and even hang foil on their 
rabbit ears, but I've never seen anyone move them from the top of the set.

>>Once again, you've contradicted your statement
>>about NTSC viewing being training for DTT reception.
>I contradicted nothing. Users of OTA understand the
>concept of trying different antenna placements and
>antenna aim, even just for receiving two different
>(analog) stations. I thought that was clear.
If you agree that people accept lousy NTSC reception, that seems to me 
to be a contradiction of your statement.

>>Except for the Washington ABC outlet (and, by
>>extension, the network, its advertisers, and its
>>programming suppliers).
>Not quite, Mark. Reread the piece. His reception of
>ABC was fine except for certain (indoor) antenna
>placements, and from experience I would expect he can
>work even that problem out. And better receivers
>helped him as well, as would an outdoor antenna.
>As I said, the piece is hardly negative. Here's is
>the part that we're referring to:
>"But with further experimentation, I was able to pull
>in all those local stations, and only ABC came in
We agree on the section.  We seem, for reasons beyond my comprehension, 
to disagree on the implications for the ABC station.


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