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by ZenithCKLW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: ATSC 3.0 To Be Deployed In 40 U.S. Markets By End Of 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Re: ATSC 3.0 To Be Deployed In 40 U.S. Markets By End Of 2020

Not to sound like an old ogre, but if this change makes my old equipment unusable without more converters, I will just give it up. I am unwilling to constantly keep up with this. TV isn't important enough to me to constantly shell out money for new equipment.
by ZenithCKLW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Sarah Simnitch let go
Replies: 76
Views: 23864

Re: Sarah Simnitch let go

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by ZenithCKLW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: ATSC 3.0 To Be Deployed In 40 U.S. Markets By End Of 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Re: ATSC 3.0 To Be Deployed In 40 U.S. Markets By End Of 2020

I have to buy another converter box for my already digital smart TV I bought last year? This is getting ridiculous.
by ZenithCKLW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: ATSC 3.0 To Be Deployed In 40 U.S. Markets By End Of 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Re: ATSC 3.0 To Be Deployed In 40 U.S. Markets By End Of 2020

What does this mean for our current TV sets and all devices hooked up to it? Compatibility, or planned obsolescence?
by ZenithCKLW
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Spreading the hate
Replies: 16
Views: 2079

Re: Spreading the hate

Do you have any examples of what made you determine that this was "hate?"
by ZenithCKLW
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: AOC Sucks?
Replies: 80
Views: 5722

Re: AOC Sucks?

I really don't know much about AOC. I am not a conservative, and I am not a liberal. But I think it's funny how conservatives label AOC as an inexperienced loon who says stupid or untrue things. But Donald Trump is somehow immune from the same criticism, which in my opinion is much more warranted. C...
by ZenithCKLW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Will Trump Close The Mexican Border ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2918

Re: Will Trump Close The Mexican Border ?

Saying “typical liberal” doesn’t simply end this very legitimate argument of what Trump is.
by ZenithCKLW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Will Trump Close The Mexican Border ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2918

Re: Will Trump Close The Mexican Border ?

The orange man is afraid of the brown people. Lmao. This hysteria and manufactured fear is so unnecessary.
by ZenithCKLW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Will Trump Close The Mexican Border ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2918

Re: Will Trump Close The Mexican Border ?

Keep it open. One aspect: Lots of our food comes from there, which affects American businesses and families. Restaurants can't serve lots of food, reducing customer count. Lots of fruits and vegetables would not be available, or would be much more expensive, raising food prices for families. Why sho...
by ZenithCKLW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

My argument was about IBOC on adjacent channels. Of course, a translator that broadcasts overtop of an existing signal will turn people off. Some crap translator that broadcasts over WQKL which my area is part of its licensed listening area is a problem. But I’m still unconvinced this is the reason ...
by ZenithCKLW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

Likewise, people don’t abandon FM because of translators on adjacent channels, as much as I hate them. It’s programming. I abandon FM because of poor programming. My friends abandon FM because of poor programming. My parents even barely listen to FM radio.
by ZenithCKLW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

Nah. I’m not convinced HD is having that effect. The typical listener here in Metro Detroit isn’t trying to pull in WIOG. That’s just something we radio nerds do. And those on the rural fringes of the market who now can’t pull in WIOG when they could before HD aren’t abandoning FM because of that.
by ZenithCKLW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

My opinion: HD broadcasting is a minor issue compared to the rest of the issues. I don't believe for a second that it "is what is literally killing the FM Band with HD Radio transmission." HD broadcasting and IBOC interference is only noticed by us radio nerds. Translators, as much of an annoying pa...
by ZenithCKLW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

Yea that kinda killed my FM DX hobby, or getting a taste of what radio outside of Detroit sounds like. Translators are parasites.
by ZenithCKLW
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ/WKBD launches news operation
Replies: 15
Views: 2348

Re: WWJ/WKBD launches news operation

Is there any news outlet that isn't considered "fake news" by so many? I've seen objective sources say that local news is one of the more unbiased sources as far as political leanings go, or is that also fake news?