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Old 09-17-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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Well, Wilmington NC (close to Raleigh, within 2 hours) was the first test case of the transition to digital OTA, and that was done in 2008....

(But really, no one cares, as satellite has essentially squelched the OTA market, as you can get local HD channels via satellite, plus about another 500 channels. OTA reception is the equivalent of Betamax VCR's of technology). YMMV
Except for everything you said being incorrect, you're right on top of things.

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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While I is possible she was intentionally trying to mislead you, it is also possible that she was simply an idiot altogether. I seem to meet more and more of them everyday, and it really is amazing what some of them believe.
What do you really expect for someone who is paid minimum wage, given two weeks of training on a very specific job and has to read from a preset script?
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Interesting. It started in 2006.

I got my first HDTV back in 2001/2002. And you're wrong on your 2006 year. It was around (OTA HD) well before 2006. Shortly after 2002/2003 I moved off Nasa Rd 1 and was getting HD signals through rabbit ears.


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Old 09-17-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Well, Wilmington NC (close to Raleigh, within 2 hours) was the first test case of the transition to digital OTA, and that was done in 2008....

(But really, no one cares, as satellite has essentially squelched the OTA market, as you can get local HD channels via satellite, plus about another 500 channels. OTA reception is the equivalent of Betamax VCR's of technology). YMMV

And? It's the best way to get HD as it isn't compressed nearly as much as it is with cable or satellite.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:48 AM
 
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And? It's the best way to get HD as it isn't compressed nearly as much as it is with cable or satellite.
I first got digital through my own SN8000 (go look it up). Straight fiber. No such thing as compression in that little baby (though the electric bill was outrageous). Ahhh... nothing like 2.488 Gbps...
The only limitation was the source, as it is with virtually all communication sources.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:59 AM
 
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Except for everything you said being incorrect, you're right on top of things.

Thank you. But you are correct... only have been doing (designing) this telecom stuff for a decade, so I am a rank amateur. Show me a picture of your OC-192 equipment in your basement...
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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The only limitation was the source...
...which is compressed. GIGO.
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Thank you. But you are correct... only have been doing (designing) this telecom stuff for a decade, so I am a rank amateur. Show me a picture of your OC-192 equipment in your basement...
What does that have to do with any of the incorrect info you keep posting? The discussion here isn't about Telecom gear. It was originally about Comcast silliness, then it turned to digital TV. You don't seem to know much about either.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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...which is compressed. GIGO.


What does that have to do with any of the incorrect info you keep posting? The discussion here isn't about Telecom gear. It was originally about Comcast silliness, then it turned to digital TV. You don't seem to know much about either.
Tell us all how you get your video info, then we will all be enlightened. All our data has (and will) come over telecom equipment (except I bailed to satellite).
And you are correct, I know nothing about either. Tell that to the investors that raised $2B for us.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Tell us all how you get your video info, then we will all be enlightened. All our data has (and will) come over telecom equipment (except I bailed to satellite).
And you are correct, I know nothing about anything pertaining to any part of this thread, so I post a bunch of wrong or irrelevant info to distract others from that fact. Tell that to the investors that raised $2B for us.
I fixed your post. You're welcome.

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Smoking (cigarette)-free since 1997, TV/Cable/Newspaper-free since 2000, Facebook-free since the beginning of 2009.....no regrets on any of them.
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