MPBN Turning Off Analog TV Transmitte...

MPBN Turning Off Analog TV Transmitters on January 11

There are 3 comments on the Magic City Morning Star story from Dec 10, 2008, titled MPBN Turning Off Analog TV Transmitters on January 11. In it, Magic City Morning Star reports that:

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will make the transition to the digital television era over a month before the federally-mandated February deadline by turning off all five of its analog TV transmitters ...

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Kevin Kearns

United States

#1 Jan 15, 2009
Dear MPBN,
Since you went digital you disappeared from my TV. We have the converter box and I tried my antenna in different positions but to no avail. I have no desire for cable so I guess its goodby. It's pretty amazing how well all this new technology was supposed to work.......... Kevin Kearns Durham, Maine

Since: Jan 09

Vassalboro, ME

#2 Jan 29, 2009
I am deeply angry about this transition...I havent bought a converter box yet because I have cable in my house...But I have other non cable TVs...How can they take away something from us, the world that was fine the way it was...I hope they dont feel free to change anything else that works fine and free...I do understand they needed the radio bands for other reasons, but that was working fine the way it was too...Thanks for nothing

Since: Feb 09

Wiscasset, ME

#3 Feb 1, 2009
Most of the broadcasters and others are not telling people all they need to know.
Most people will need to put their antenna as high as they can get it and they will need a amplifier for every 75 feet of coax.
You also will need and I recommend this, you will need a deep fringe antenna and the quad RG-6 cable (no lost signal cable), not the regular cable the cable company uses and you should get a amplified mast mounted amp, but put it in the attic so you don't get all the interference from radio stations other other frequencies.
You should get a rotor too.
People needs to know that you need to spend more money and use more equipment than you use to use for analog stations.

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