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 From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>


> That is not happening in the U.S. because as I mentioned in my other
> post, TV reception has become a lot worse since the digital transmission
> changeover.  

It is happening in the US.  There have been several articles about
it in TV Technology.  A friend of mine, who lives (like me) in
a fringe area and had very poor analogue TV reception, discovered
a couple years ago that he actually gets *better* reception of HDTV
with an antenna.  He could even get some channels with a set-top
antenna.  And, of course, over-the-air HD is much H'er-D than
cable (especially Comcast) which compresses the hell out of it.
He may be an outlier as far as improved reception goes,
but there is real movement here in the US to go back to over
the air reception.