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by rftranstv
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: ATSC 3.0
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: ATSC 3.0

I think 3.0 is going to bring some great revenue generating opportunities but stations need to start promoting it now. Maybe I'm missing something here: why would a station promote something they aren't transmitting? We have to deal with an awful lot of confused viewers as it is... Jeff Yeah that's...
by rftranstv
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: ATSC 3.0
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: ATSC 3.0

I think 3.0 is going to bring some great revenue generating opportunities but stations need to start promoting it now. You don't hear about it at all outside of the broadcast trades so people don't know about it. I don't think there have been alot of talk about it outside of engineering circles eith...
by rftranstv
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: solar power
Replies: 1
Views: 219

solar power

Long shot, but anyone using any type of solar power? We are looking at utilizing some of our empty space around the building and a thought was installing solar panels.
by rftranstv
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Late Night and closed captions
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: NBC Late Night and closed captions

Dang that's odd no one in our company is getting them..both on the eastern feed and central feed.. captioned commercials work, it just doesn't work when in programming
by rftranstv
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Late Night and closed captions
Replies: 4
Views: 599

NBC Late Night and closed captions

Anyone not been getting any captions from NBC for awhile now on late night shows?
by rftranstv
Sat May 04, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help
Replies: 34
Views: 1521

Re: NBC Namedropper Trigger Configuration Help

I think ours is setup to pull from our weather system I could be wrong tho as I didn't set it up and rarely touch it except to load the new graphics package a few months ago.
by rftranstv
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Archive footage licensing
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Archive footage licensing

Anyone's station got decades worth of archive stuff on 3/4", beta, etc? I was reading an article on how some stations are licensing out some of their old stuff to make a little extra $$$. I like the idea. Anyone doing anything similar?
by rftranstv
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 1228

Re: Adding Genlock

Well, again, that's that cost/risk tolerance thing:) The stuff that really matters is Evertz, Grass Valley, or whatever Harris is calling themselves these days. But really, I have no complaints with the BMD OpenGear DAs and deembedders, and while the up/down/cross converters lock up occasionally, t...
by rftranstv
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 1228

Re: Adding Genlock

Evertz makes good stuff, although they charge accordingly:) (they do NOT make OpenGear equipment) We use quite a bit of Blackmagic OpenGear DA and de-embedder equipment with success. (and at a better price) We have had a bit of trouble with more sophisticated Blackmagic stuff (format converters) bu...
by rftranstv
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Adding Genlock
Replies: 39
Views: 1228

Re: Adding Genlock

Evertz makes good stuff, although they charge accordingly:) (they do NOT make OpenGear equipment) We use quite a bit of Blackmagic OpenGear DA and de-embedder equipment with success. (and at a better price) We have had a bit of trouble with more sophisticated Blackmagic stuff (format converters) bu...
by rftranstv
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: multi sat feed horn
Replies: 0
Views: 209

multi sat feed horn

anyone using a multi sat feedhorn to catch 2 different satellites? Adding some sub-channels and dont have enought dishes in the yard....thinking about using one dish to catch ses 1 and ses 3. One vendor i found online says you can expect to see less than 1 db of loss for 2 degrees off boresight of t...
by rftranstv
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Snow removal on 5 meter dish
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Snow removal on 5 meter dish

I do have some covers on my network dishes and steerables. Might have to get covers for all the dishes. The issue we ran into with the snow rake is it leaves behind some stuff, then when it starts to warm up that little bit of snow turns to slush. I swear a little bit of that slush in the right spot...
by rftranstv
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Snow removal on 5 meter dish
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Snow removal on 5 meter dish

So whats everyone using to clean out their large sat. dishes? I have been using a snow rake meant to remove snow from roofs. It works for getting the bulk of snow out, but it leaves behind some because the rake is straight and obviously the dish is parabolic. I usually use a push broom after i hit i...
by rftranstv
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: 4K/60Hz HDMI DA that works?
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: 4K/60Hz HDMI DA that works?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... ifier.html

This one not work? Got good reviews
by rftranstv
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: CW Plus Programming with SAP
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: CW Plus Programming with SAP

What about the CW+ any idea if any of their programming have a Spanish audio track?