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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 10020x
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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

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? 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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