Reception problem or signal outage? The Internet knows...

by Matthew Gast

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Between my digitally fed TiVo and my MythTV system, my TV reception is all zeroes and ones. Generally, the technology is solid, but there are occasional problems. Digital TV is still emerging technology, and it isn't yet as reliable as the much older analog system. Last weekend, I couldn't get a signal from KTVU. I've had problems receiving their signal in the past, so I couldn't tell immediately if it was a reception problem or a problem with their transmitter. No information was available by calling the station or on their Web site, but a Google search tracked down the HDTV-in-SFbay group, which had tracked down the information I wanted.