I've mentioned my hatred for TWC before but all hatred aside any TV service provider that's offering me rabbit ears to get a channel would be kicked to the curb. I don't care that it's free who would want to install an antenna these days? Especially to a nice home theatre setup. I hope people flee TWC because of this like cockroaches fleeing an inner-city apartment building that's being fumigated.
It's a pretty sad state of affairs but at least they're making an effort to do something.
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Dave, it's not trying when they got themselves in this situation. Over the last 4 years this has happened several times with TWC while I can't recall another service provider having the same problem or the same channel having the same problem with other networks. TWC did this to their customers and instead of dropping the monthly rate for losing a channel they give out "free" rabbit ears. I wonder how many calls they will get to tech support asking how to install rabbit ears lol
Digital HD broadcasts are usually a better signal than Cable is. (no signal compression involved)
I get a lot of over the air HD stations here. They look great and they're free to watch.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
That's a good point Neil. What happens when some of those customers realize the rabbit ears they just received can not only get CBS BUT many other local channels, some of which might not even be offered by TWC, and for some in better quality than TWC. Some might question why they need cable when they have local HD and say a Netflix account.
I hate to break this to you but the Over The Air signals ARE compressed (MPEG-2 to be exact)... They are re- compressed when they get to a Cable or Satellite TV facility ? Yes they are. And to some extent you have to account for acquisition; Over the Air for the back-up feed and possibly a fiber drop straight from the Station itself ( which may or may not be compressed itself. While I do agree with you that OTA signals can in many ways look better ( if you can get a good signal lock).
I must get really good signal lock at my house. All most of the stations I get are extraordinary looking.
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