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Discussion in 'Over the Air TV By RabbitEars.Info' started by zeebre12, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. RedPenguin

    RedPenguin SatelliteGuys Guru

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    Just a random sidenote, I think it may be possible RTV is experimenting with a Live Stream like they did in the past under previous owners.

    After noticing Rev'N from them had a Live Stream, I searched trying to find an RTV one.

    Found this:

    Live | Retro TV

    It's looks like the page was setup, just not activated.
     
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  2. harshness

    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    Stubs like this really shouldn't be taken as definitive indicators of future direction.

    It may just be the template that they chose had this feature and there was never any intention to implement it.

    I would also observe that you shouldn't make up acronyms. I had previously never seen anyone try to associate RTV with RetroTV (although it is one of eight possibilities listed on Wikipedia, they're all TV channels). Perhaps most importantly, Retro TV doesn't use the designation themselves.
     
  3. FTA4PA

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    They don't use it anymore but they used to. ;)
    https://web.archive.org/web/20130115063526/http://www.myretrotv.com/
     
  4. Geronimo

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    retro o TV was originally RTN then RTV and now simly Retro TV. It has not had a lot worth watching for some time but no shortage of names and/or nicknames.
     
  5. harshness

    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    Jump ahead seven years and they discovered that several others were using the designation long before their web monkeys thought of it.
     
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    Still, they did use it... :rolleyes:
     
  7. harshness

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    Some still refer to DIRECTV as DTV (because it was the NYSE stock symbol back in the day).

    Does that make it right or should we assume that when we see DTV, we're talking about OTA television broadcast using the ATSC standard (as opposed to ATSC 3.0 -- "Next Gen TV")?

    When I see RTV, I'm thinking silicone caulking goo.

    In the interest of a clear understanding, we should avoid obscure or indeterminate short-cuts (although I admittedly shorten "Next Gen TV" to "Next Gen" that might be confused with a round of Star Trek if there weren't already a handy ST:TNG associated with that).
     
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    No assumption was made and there is nothing obscure, indeterminate or ambiguous. RedPenguin mentioned RTV in direct reference to RetroTV to which you responded:

    He did not make it up. He simply mentioned an acronym that RetroTV did, in fact, use to refer to themselves a few years ago, proof being the link I provided to an archived version of their webpage (RTV - Retro Television). Just because they don't use RTV to refer to themselves presently does not negate the fact that they once did. It also does it lessen RedPenguin's attempt to provide useful information to our forum, for which I thank him.
     
  9. waylew

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    You ask for RTV,I say here ya go,
    80050.jpg :)
     
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  10. baboonie

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    this site won't let me post help to the ota people,or ota with internet.keeps coming up as span when just giving legal links to stations that are OTA and also have an internet presence for people that can't recieve them OTA. Wish all sub channels had to do this. Anyways here is list I have,Anymore welcome. To all out there on internet,You don't have to pay for a service for more.
    As Cord Cutting Grows, So Does Antennas Sales & OTA TV - Cord Cutters News
     
  11. harshness

    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    The failing in the CCN article and many other blog posts about OTA is failing to provide perspective. 8.1 million is what percentage of the TV viewing households? As it turns out, that it is somewhere around 6.7%. This isn't a tidal wave by any means. In fact, it is about one point more than the percentage of US men that wear thong underwear daily.

    To suggest that the broadcasters are keenly interested in providing compelling free programming is also folly. For every six channels added, one of them might be interesting once in awhile. The broadcasters simply want more streams so they can eventually be pushing out commercials 100% of the time across their channels.

    As larrykenny pointed out recently, some stations are putting these new channels in along with up to FIFTEEN other sibling channels. That's not doing anyone any good.
     
  12. comfortably_numb

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    :imshocked
     
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