No “film at 11” drama here; yes, it works and it works surprisingly well for a $60 piece of electronics[…]Read more
How the format war has changed my purchasing habits.
To be succinct, I simply don’t (and won’t) buy as much as I did before. For the past few years[…]Read more
Is the NAB Show going the way of COMDEX?
For those that don’t know, COMDEX was a computer centric convention that ran in Las Vegas from 1979 to 2003[…]Read more
TV Broadcasters struggle to remain relevant. Probably too little, too late.
Traditional, over-the-air TV broadcasters are pretty screwed. Time and technology are rapidly shooting past and only now are they collectively[…]Read more
Visiting an SF Landmark. Sutro Tower.
Not many people get inside Sutro Tower, so I consider myself pretty fortunate. My current employer doesn’t have transmit facilities[…]Read more
Video reasons why local news is such a running gag with viewers.
Today I had a brief reminiscing with some fellow engineers about having to deal with the local news crews at[…]Read more
Treating analog TV transmitters like sickly inmates on death row. Keep ‘em alive… For now…
All across the nation there are TV stations headed toward the analog shutdown mandated by congress on February 17th, 2009.[…]Read more
Why media ownership caps are important. Censorship in action.
I’m a dedicated Capitalist. I work for money. Money pays my mortgages and rent, keeps my fridge full, and house[…]Read more
What broadcasters need to know about the core demo.
They don’t watch TV. Mostly. Get it? OK, I’ll repeat myself. Broadcaster’s (and many cable networks) are not relevant to[…]Read more
TV Engineering. This ain’t your dad’s Heathkit transmitter, baby!
For those of you that recognize the ‘Heathkit’ reference you get a cookie. Well done. Unlike the Heathkits of yore[…]Read more