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THOUGHT: I'm fully digitized and locked out
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 14.06.05 - 22:28:31 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 9560x
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Great, until tonight I was a big fan of DVB-T since it expanded my TV-experience I hadn't had in Munich before (for almost 7 years now).
However, right now we have a serious thunderstorm here in Munich with a lot of rain, similar to what I've experienced last time when I was in Asia, so I'm talking about heavy rain and digital TV, as good and convenient it is under perfect conditions, it stays digital aka black or white, 0 or 1, yes or no!

For DVB-T it means reception or no reception, coverage or no coverage, there is nothing in between - as we know it from our GSM mobile phones. Either it works or it doesn't (and have I told you already that, while my GSM phone still has reception, my UMTS/3G phone doesn't has any reception anymore thanks to the thunderstorm and the higher frequency, used for UMTS) and my set-top box decided to have no reception anymore.
Bright new wireless digital world: under perfect conditions it's amazing good and comes with a lot of features. If the conditions aren't that good anymore, it loses even the basic services (in case of my DVB-T: plain video and audio broadcasting, in case of my UMTS mobile phone: voice service).

I hope the summer wont become to rainy and stormy. And yes, a cable can has a real benefit - my DSL line is working proper - yet. ;-)

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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Posted by hirsch on 15.06.05 - 08:47:01

Hi Arne,

you're right, yesterday evening it was a serious thunderstorm.
I watchted cable TV and had many problems to get a clear picture, so i decided to finish watching.It made no sense, the quality of cable TV wasn't acceptible.

Best regards
Hirsch

Posted by farnold on 15.06.05 - 10:08:57

Arne, see the positive sides. Thurnderstorms and airline trips are the last escapes from all the wireless technology dominating our lives. I think we should have an hour of thunder storm every day :-)

Posted by Arne Hess on 15.06.05 - 10:18:08

@hirsch: Even the cable had a problem? Okay, now I feel better... wink
@farnold: LOL, you are right with the daily thunderstorm but are you sure in terms of airline escapes? http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=2441 wink or better sad
Seems the nature have to fix it for human being again since we think we need our services 24/7/365.

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