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Rate Your OTA Knowledge

  • Guru: long time industry veteran

    Votes: 6 7.1%
  • Sensei: Pretty darn good at all this

    Votes: 12 14.3%
  • Dangerously Knowledgeable: but still learning!

    Votes: 46 54.8%
  • Awed: I'm a geek but I never knew all this amazing stuff!

    Votes: 13 15.5%
  • Bitter: I hate simsubs, the CRTC, and maple syrup!

    Votes: 7 8.3%
  • Thrifty: I don't care about the tech, I just want to save $$$

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Oblivious: What's OTA? Is that some new vitamin?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    84
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Just for fun, let us know (don't worry, it's anonymous) how you would rate your knowledge of OTA and all the technical facets of it? :)
 

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It works, so I must be doing something right? ;)

But seriously, my knowledge level is a moving target: Everyday I learn something new here at DH.
 

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OTA is a crap-shoot. I just thrive for omni no nonsense reception. Just keep throwing wire in the air until something actually works.:eek:
lol canuck that was my 1st test for getting OTA

strip down a piece of coax stick it outside, scan to see what I could get, I got 11-1 so I went shopping for an antenna
 

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Very low. I last did OTA in those Days of BBC1 and ITV when BBC2 started when I watched the man put the aerial on the chimney. A baby antenna amongst the great big VHF ones.
 

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Yes - I guess in 1964 I put my own BBC 2 UHF aerial up - I was surprised at the time how well it worked - maybe I shouldn't have been! Yes fairly happy with my knowledge but ALWAYS something new to learn!
 

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Bitter; but while on the subject of what I like
1] Frank's Red Hot sauce
2] long walks on beaches

oh wait that's the wrong topic
sorry
 

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$$$$$ :):)

And I do care about the tech- whatever will get me more channels. And gotta love that PQ!

Don't like the simsubs/big brother; like the US commercials- good for shopping.

Not a geek- just an OTA nut.

Always learning, but some of that gec and other plot/layout stuff is much, just give me dbs!

Frank's RedHot? Just bought a bottle yesterday and Blue Cheese dip- always seem to run out.
 

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Frank's Red Hot sauce? That's for children and the elderly. Try either Matouk's West Indian Hot Sauce from Trinidad or else Sambal Oelek from Indonesia. Now that's hot! :D

Anyways, the poll is turning out to be quite informative - Canadians are smart people and OTAers are an even smarter bunch. :)
 

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I was going to go the "Bitter" route...but I like maple syrup. I thought about the "Thrifty" selection, but I do care about the tech stuff. I was going to select the "Awed" selection, as I'm a geek (according to my wife :rolleyes:), but I knew just how amazing this OTA stuff was before I got involved. So the only selection for me left at this point was the "Dangerously Knowledgeable" :D.

I don't think too many here will be selecting "Oblivious" as if they made it to this site, they most likely have a clue as to what OTA is.
 

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OTA is very addicting, my initial interest was just to get a few HD channels at no monthly cost. That soon turned into an upgraded goal, namely, maximizing reception of deepest fringe channels, while learning as much possible about this great new ATSC technology.


"OTA deep fringe reception can be an enigma wrapped in a mystery surrounded by a conundrum":confused:
 
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