Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Belleville. Ontario
In my discussions with Mr. Corbin, yesterday, he told me that many in the OTA community had discussed the possibility of stacking frequencies, in MPEG4, to save space. For an example, use channel 21(WWTI) add subchannels in HD, WWNY, WNYF, WPBS, CW, etc, in one channel. That is one possiblitity. Problem is, how many channels can you compress onto one frequency? Right now, I think their getting 4, in MPEG4, on Directv. For Watertown, you would need about 8, after you take into consideration the 3 PBS feeds. Of course you could downsize to 480i, like they do now, for two of them. Too bad they wouldn't do something similar here in Canada, with CTV, CTV2, CBC, SRC. It would make for less clutter, on the dial. Mr. Corbin also outlined how they were going to increase their power to cover more territory, from 24.9kw to 42kw, to eliminate their repeaters near Ogdensburg, NY.
Winegard PR8800, YA1713, Zenith7777 Preamp, 42" Aquos 120hz, Samsung UP5000 Blu Ray/HDDVD, C/Ku Band, Directv H21, 22.