Digital TV reception

Sid Schweiger
Mon Aug 5 14:29:51 EDT 2013

"The BIG problem is that the stations' power limits were cut down so far that many suburban, rural, and even urban areas cannot get a reliable signal. Many cannot get any signal, yet were able to with analog."

There is another side to that coin.  Receiver sensitivity in digital TV sets (at the antenna terminal/jack) is far higher than it was with analog sets (meaning, you need more signal to obtain a usable picture).  I think the assumption made by most set manufacturers was that they'll mostly be used with cable, where receiver sensitivity isn't an issue.

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