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  1. Guest

    Since HDTV came out, I basically get one different station in each room I
    move the TV to. Someone joked that the reason HDTV was invented was to force
    people off of aerial TV. Any anecdotes? I tried some booster antennae and
    also a thru the AC antennae to no avail. The best antenna was one from a
    computer TV card. My uncle has had some better luck with a roof antenna.
    Are people out there silly enough to waste their time and money watching
    cable?

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  2. Charlie

    Charlie Guest

    Google is your friend.

    I built the one here http://www.tvantennaplans.com/ when digital
    transmission was becoming more popular but was not yet he only game around.

    I hooked it up to my 32" Vizio and was able to receive all the networks and
    a few other providers.
    I am in the flat land of Florida and with the antenna on the floor and about
    4' above ground level.
    It is fairly directional but one day when cable was out I was the only one
    in the neighborhood watching he tube.

    Charlie
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Guest

    BTW I did not use the reflectors shown near the end
     
  4. gregz

    gregz Guest

    I have at least one VHF HDTV channel that requires another antenna band
    type. Most commercial amplified ones don't work at all or work poorly on
    channel 13.
    In my area, western pa, with hills, many places that formerly got
    reception, have little or no reception. A RCA rabbit ear dual band picked
    up at the dollar store, works good for stronger signals. I got channels in
    different directions, so I have to turn the antenna, and except for a halo
    antenna, all have directivity of some sort.
    Picked up some amplified HDTV antennas from all electronics, $20 each, they
    work better than ears.

    Greg
     
  5. Guest

    WOw! Thanks to all. Yes my uncle does much better with an outdoor antenna,
    so I guess it may be best to just pull a line to his (upstars from me).

    I also have probs with 13 in NYC where it is the NET station.

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    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]
     
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