Another delay story?
Tue Oct 10 13:31:32 EDT 2006
Isn't there a USA "percentage penetration of DTV" requirement, which if not
met, keeps the analogs on the air longer?
[mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@rolinin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: Another delay story?
The analog shutoff date is Feb. 17, 2009 after which your OTA analog
set will get nothing but static.
I understand however that Comcast will continue with a small analog
tier beyond that date to ease the transition, it will give them a leg
up on the sat tv providers.
On 10/10/06, Peter Q. George <email@example.com> wrote:
> More than likely, Comcast is receiving the HD signal
> of WHDH now (and all of Boston's TV stations). If
> you're using a (hybrid) digital box, tack on a few
> more seconds of delay as well. I've noticed the delay
> factor between the over-the-air signal of Boston's TV
> stations and what Comcast provides, myself.
> "Progress"... takes time, literally.
> According to "reliable sources", Comcast will
> eventually shutdown the analog tier within the next
> few years, requiring everyone to use the digital box.
> The "cable ready" TV will be (in essence) useless,
> without a box.
> --- "A. Joseph Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I've been using a small TV in my study, getting the
> > Channel 7 news
> > off the air, but I left the TV on in another room,
> > tuned to Channel 7
> > on cable. And I discovered that Comcast has a delay
> > of about 7
> > seconds from the off-air signal. I understand
> > stations having a
> > delay for live programming, in order to protect
> > themselves against
> > Janet Jackson's breast, but why does Comcast have a
> > delay from air
> > signals?
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