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Old 13-Jul-2019, 5:27 PM   #1
scott784
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TV Fool database - no updates

It seems a shame. The TV Fool database has not been updated in a long time. Has anyone heard if/when they intend to update it? The tools on this site become less and less useful over time the longer that database goes without updates.
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Old 13-Jul-2019, 6:43 PM   #2
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It seems a shame. The TV Fool database has not been updated in a long time.
Hello, Scott

Yes, it is a shame. The TVFool staff is very small, so corrections to the database for the reports is not possible. And, the channel changes from Repack by the FCC make it even worse.

However, I find that a TVFool report is still very useful for a reception analysis, especially when I add a report from rabbitears.info that usually has a more accurate list of channels.

For example:



http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...9038b79ee8da7a





FM report:
http://www.fmfool.com/modeling/tmp/3...7/Radar-FM.png
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Old 13-Jul-2019, 10:07 PM   #3
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Yes, https://www.rabbitears.info/ is excellent and very much up to date. I've used it a number of times and appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.

I was just curious about the tvfool.com site and why it hasn't been updated in a similar manner. I guess, as you say, it's a small staff and they haven't been able to keep up. But hopefully they will keep it going for the future for those individual tvfool.com members who need the integration for their posts on this site.

Thanks for your reply.
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