Digital TV reception
Wed Aug 7 16:23:22 EDT 2013
COFDM is far superior to what the US uses and there were hearings and
tests at the Rayburn building prior to rollout. The only reason we have the
system in the US we have today is purely political. It was developed by Zenith
when it was a US company and then sold to Korea. Probably why the US and
ROK are the only countries that use it. COFDM is used almost exclusively for
STLs, ENG, Wireless cameras, etc in the US why is that? The point is mute.
The original plan was for the TV stations to build a second DTV station and
then migrate back to their original VHF channel so that the UHF bandwidth
could be auctioned off. In most cases that didn't happen and many consumers
still believe that VHF channel 2 is still on VHF channel 2 rather than on
a UHF channel.
I watch OTA HD from my place in North Jersey but I have a direct line of
sight to Empire and even then there is audio and video breakup.
In a message dated 8/6/2013 9:41:13 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
don't know if the any of the other transmission methods are better. But
now, it's a mute point. The present OTA system works very well, IF you are
near the transmitter. The BIG problem is that the stations' power limits
were cut down so far that many suburban, rural, and even urban areas
get a reliable signal. Many cannot get any signal, yet were able to with
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