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OTA imagery is way better than the (often highly) compressed cable and
dish. Granted, you may need a screen and projector to perceive this,
nevertheless...

I cannot speak to the sound however, never having compared directly.

clark



On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> 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.
>
> DDR
>
> 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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