This blog will feature highlights of programming by Falls Cable Access, a not-for-profit organization located in Menomonee Falls High School.
Yes..."IT" is coming! What is "IT"? Can't tell you yet. Watch for "IT" "IT" will be in the 4th of July Parade. Well enough about "IT".
It appears there will be no more delay in the Digital switch on June 12th. This major change in signal transmission has been in the works for 6 years. As our technology is changing ever so quickly in the last 20 years, the major changes are made so that we don't have to throw out so much old technology at one time. High Definition and Digital signals have been around for over 20 years. I was at the Consumer Electronic Show in Chicago in 1988 and saw a high definition demonstration of a a parade in China. It was presented on 2 inch video tape on a machine the size of a Smart Car. At that time they were promising that High Definition Television would be in all homes by the year 1993. This sparked the debate over whose standard of broadcast they would use. In Europe they were operating on 50 cycle current, where as in North America we operate on 60 cycles. Without getting too technical, this means our TV pictures were operating on 30 frames a second and theirs were at 25 frames a second. (Their pictures were better because they were closer to film speed of 24 frames a second.) As you can see the standards set way back in the late 1800's by Thomas Edison have effected each innovation for over a century. So a lot of time and thought have gone into this latest major change. There will be new technology for sure, but the cost to the consumer to upgrade should be minimal and optional. As of Friday June 12th, all of the analog VHF and UHF frequencies will be freed up for use by emergency and enforcement agencies. One thing they forgot was that all of us who have UHF wireless microphones will now operate them illegally. ( Shhh...let's keep that to ourselves ) On the bright side, the digital transmission will offer more channels and much better pictures to all. I have helped several people with their converter boxes and their old clunky dial tuned TV's look new again. Who knows what the future holds for this new technology, I can't wait for the resurgence of "Smell-a-Vision".
Before I get into the busy week planned, let me remind all that "IT" is coming. As a matter of fact "IT" will be in the Optimist Independence Day Parade on July 3rd in the Falls. What is "IT". Come to the parade to find out.
It will be a busy week for the remote crew. On Thursday night July 2nd we will be at Village Park to tape the Caribbean Eclipse Steel Band at 6:30. On Friday July 3rd we will be taping the Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Germantown game at Trenary Field at 1:00 pm. Plenty of room, so come join us at the game. Later that day we will of course cover the parade on Appleton ave and if all goes well the Fireworks "Live" on Channel 14. Look for all 3 new programs on Channel 14 on the 4th and on our streaming video website Peg Central http://fallscable-wi.pegcentral.com/ .