Interesting to read your comments about direct reception via antenna, but
over-the-air reception is doomed, which is why no one at WNYC cares about
WQXR's low power at it will increasingly be streamed on line.


On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Art Shifrin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It doesn't all emanate at the points of origin. Our first 'provider' was
> Time Warner.  The second was Direct TV, the present one is FIOS.  Their
> claims of 'digital quality' are solid bovine excrement. On second thought,
> I take that back.  That's not fair to bulls and cows.  Until I receive my
> patent for my
> cortex - cloud interface, I'm sticking with FIOS because its internet
> service is the most reliable and
> fastest to which I'm able to subscribe.
> KNOWING that such services would be what they are, prior to acquiring our
> first HD set, I simultaneously purchased and had installed (I'm a coward on
> a ladder) a suitable (I anticipated having HD) antenna for our house.
> SIGNIFICANTLY fewer sync, breakup & freezing problems occur when directly
> receiving their transmitter signals.  FYI we're located in Fresh Meadows,
> which is part of Queens County, one of the five 'boroughs' of NYC.
> I've yet to indulge in a stand-alone recorder, so I often forgo better
> reception for the benefit of zapping commercials and PSAs.
> Another tangentially related gripe: the emasculation of WQXR's wattage that
> resulted from its change of ownership.
> Shiffy

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