Ch.7 w/Reduced Power (In DTV Transition?)
Thu May 29 00:27:31 EDT 2008
<<On Thu, 29 May 2008 00:22:54 -0400, "A. Joseph Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> I kinda thought that channels 2-6 weren't going to be allowed for DTV
> broadcasting and would be reassigned to something else after analog
> television is turned off.
Nope. Although it's really not a favorable place to be in the DTV
world, so very few stations will be using that spectrum. (On the
other hand, it's really not a favorable place to be for anyone else,
thanks to sporadic E-layer propagation and lots of QRM, so there will
be little incentive for it to be reassigned to other services.)
> It will certainly make for an advertizing advantage if WHDH-TV can
> keep calling itself Channel 7, while WBZ, WCVB, and WGBH can't use
> the channel numbers with which they've been identified for so long.
That would be a problem if the RF channel were relevant. Consumers
will, with most tuners, have no knowledge of what RF channel the
stations they watch are on.
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