Still Pushing My Books

Lately, I’ve been working on posting more video items related to TVs and reception including satellite and antenna. Admittedly, things are a little slow around the TV biz right now, so… while I’m working on some new Antenna, Satellite and TV things, I thought it might be good time to offer you a little reading material of books I’ve written.

The first is, “Living Life Notes – Insights from traveling the Highway of Life.” It is my first book from several years ago BUT I have two others at and more in the works. The one related to cutting the cord is titled, “So, You Just Want To Watch Television.” The last at the moment is, “More Living Life Notes – Stories and Ponderings With A Purpose.”

First, I Hope you enjoy this book trailer and maybe you will even check out one or more of my books at …

Second, Thanks in advance just in case you are interested. You’ll never know what you’re missing unless you at least check them out. I’m hoping you do but, whether you do or not, I’m hoping you’ll keep visiting The Norman TV View website to check out the things I have planned for the near and distant future that I think you’ll like…

Get Ready For Re-Scan

Don’t panic – you just need to Rescan…

Just for fun, let’s take a short little trip with our imaginations into a land called, Rescan. How do you get to this land? Well… if you’re a “cord cutter” – someone that receives your local broadcasts via an antenna – let’s just say you wake up one day and turn on your TV and some, or many, of your channels aren’t there for you to watch. Your first thought is they are off the air since you know they have been off often recently. You decide not to do anything because you know they will be back on the air sooner or later so you continue to make the coffee, pour a cup for yourself, grab a donut or cinnamon roll and settle in for a news-less morning and figure you’ll catch up later.

After your quiet breakfast, you get ready and head off to your job, appointments or whatever you have on your schedule, planned or unplanned. Throughout the day, you wonder why those channels are missing or how long the stations will be off air this time but go about your day anyway. Afterall, this isn’t the first time this has happened over the last several weeks or months.

You work all day, expecting to be able to watch TV when you get home. So, you get home and everything is still the same, your favorite channels are still missing. You wonder what is going on so you begin to get suspicious your antenna may be the problem. You take a quick look at your antenna and everything seems to be okay, so you decide it might be a good idea to have your antenna person take a look at it the next day.

In the meantime, you turn to Netflix and decide to make a movie night of it. While you’re bringing up you account the thought hits you to check if the local broadcast stations have messages on their websites about the loss of signals. Sure enough, the information jumps right out at you. The headline states they have changed their frequencies. You stop before moving on further and wonder WHY would they do that and does it mean you need new equipment or even a new TV? Fortunately, you read a little further and find you only need to RESCAN your TV to regain the reception of their programming. A little further in their paragraphs, you find they have general information telling you how to rescan your TVs. You follow their instructions and regain your channels, breathe a sigh of relief and start watching your favorite off air channels again…

And that my friend is how you entered the land of Rescan…

Rescan… This may be a foreign term to some of you, especially if you’re not using an antenna to receive your local broadcast stations. If you don’t use an antenna to receive your local broadcast signals and receive them through a satellite or Cable provider, you won’t need to do anything because it will be done for you. But, IF YOU USE AN ANTENNA, get ready to rescan your TV or Off-Air converter because it is happening soon. Why is this happening? Is this similar to when the FCC mandated the change of broadcast signals changing to Digital?

The reason for this is because of the FCC mandated repack, or realignment, of some frequencies to make room to accommodate 5G signals and other devices in the near and distant future. They have already sold the frequencies and are in the process of implementing the transition.

This is not new news. It has been under way for several years now. It just hasn’t been put into action until last year. It is proceeding according to the FCC plan and taking place in phases. At the present we are in phase three and soon to enter phase four. Your local broadcasters are following the FCC mandated repack phases and the timeframe applies to some differently than others.

I want you to be informed but I won’t go into a long discussion here simply because there is plenty of information available online. I will give you a couple of websites to check out, though and you should gain a better understanding even if you are already familiar with what’s going on. A few of those websites are:

There are plenty more. If you check out one or some of these sites, you will likely discover several more you will want to check out, too.

The important things to remember during the next few months, (at least in the Fort Myers/Naples DMA) is to be patient and don’t panic… YOU JUST NEED TO RESCAN… You may have to do it several times over the coming months but understand, “this too shall pass” and things will get back to normal… eventually…

See ya next time…
All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
© February 27, 2020 – all rights reserved
Rusty Norman, The Norman TV Vantage,
All audio productions by and PodCastNorm Productions
All music used is Two Buck Themes by Mike Stewart unless otherwise stated

Considering Cutting The Cord?

If you’ve been considering Cutting The Cord, (removing yourself from your present programing provider like, Cable, Satellite or some other provider), then my book is a must to help you make the right decision without regrets. It is full of great information and will give you answers to your unanswered questions and will also give you answers to those things you may not have even considered or knew you should… I do firmly believe you will find this book a good resource in helping you understand what needs to be considered by all that are considering Cutting The Cord and some of these things should be considered BEFORE you Cut the Cord.

Rusty Norman

Hello good friend… My name is Rusty Norman, owner of Norman TV and Video Systems. I’ve recently released my book “So… You Just Want To Watch Television?” and it is available in paper back or Kindle (or both) at I think you will find it has a lot of great information to help you know if cutting the cord is something that will really work for you. Just follow this link and check it out… Thanks in Advance!! if you do…