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I didn't want to get into a big technical discussion on this. I just wanted to update on my Cableless TV adventures but this is sort of interesting.

I said the same thing. Tubes? Maybe that was a metaphorical use of the word. Keeping things minimally powered up is maybe what he meant

Also, I don't live in a small venue. The Omaha Metro nears a million peeps and everybody goes to infomercials late at night. However, the stations in question are of the PBS variety. Infomercials would probably be out of the question. I still don't see why they'd reduce power though. Interfere with what? I thought the whole digital thing was about crowing the airwaves without worrying about interfering with other signals. And as I said they don't do a wrap-up and sign off so I don't really think they are "off the air" as such.

(It's not a pure savings, because they doubtless keep the tubes warm,

they still use Tubes?

Now, in the biggest cities, most stations stay on all night, but in the smaller venues it's not unusual to see the station sign-off and sign-back on, because the potential audience just doesn't justify the expenditure.

dont' know about on air ..but most cable channels switch to "Paid Programming" at night ..

think it wouldn't take much audience to make that profitable.
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