Originally Posted by paranoyd androyd
Nice, congrats. Would love to see some pics once you're all set-up and get the chance. Haven't seen any actual owner pics of the blue 860 yet!
PA ..... still waiting on set 860. I will try and get photos up too ...ASAP.
In mean time I have one scenario for you and others.
Buddy got Samsung last year 47-48" ...... he lives one mile down street from me. This guy is not techie!!! I'm pretty bad .... so he hasn't even been born yet. He got his set at bottom dollar @1300..... don't know model.
Anyway... I set up for him. Plugged in power .... cable from wall directly into back of set ..... that's it..... lol ...... what a trooper I am.
So he's got no rabbit ears, no cable box, no hd antenna, nothing!!!! I realize however sets have tuners etc.
He calls me and tells me he's getting HD. I bet my life that he isn't!!! I go over his house and sure as **** he's getting HD on 13-2, 15-3, etc. Once again I realize info. on vicinity to broadcast towers etc. .... that channels are out there etc. I was just amazed that he was picking up such a great HD picture on that set with no external devices aiding him. Only FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, and couple of others ...... but still the picture was amazing. Going to that HD website where they list digital/HD channels etc., he's about 6.5 miles from nearest tower.
My question is what's your's and everyone else's experience input ..... especially if you don't have cable boxes and/or antennas??
Have you ever heard of this scenario before? Do you think I can avoid antenna and/or cable box like him?..... I'm same distance away from tower as him. Obviously, I'm going to try .... so I'll soon know. But what a nice savings when you don't have to bay for anything more than basic cable service to watch World Series, Masters, Superbowl, etc. in HD!!!
If his older model set is doing it then my new model should have chance.... correct? No changes in tuners lately? Or is he possibly picking up on someone else's antenna as he lives in town home complex?
Any feedback anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
antennaweb.org info florida/flat/no tall buildings etc.
Type Call Sign Channel Network City, State Live
* yellow Miles
uhf WFLX-DT 29.1 FOX WEST PALM BEACH, FL 185° 5.3 28
vhf WPEC-DT 12.1 CBS WEST PALM BEACH, FL 160° 5.0 13
vhf WPEC-DT 12.1 CBS WEST PALM BEACH, FL Feb 17, 2009 (post-transition) 160° 5.0 13
vhf WPTV-DT 5.1 NBC WEST PALM BEACH, FL Feb 17, 2009 (post-transition) 162° 4.9 12
uhf WXEL-DT 42.1 PBS WEST PALM BEACH, FL 185° 5.3 27
uhf WPTV-DT 5.1 NBC WEST PALM BEACH, FL 162° 4.9 55
uhf WPXP-DT 67.1 ION LAKE WORTH, FL 160° 5.0 36
uhf WFLX 29 FOX WEST PALM BEACH, FL 185° 5.3 29
uhf WFGC 61 CTN PALM BEACH, FL 23° 7.9 61
uhf WPXP 67 ION LAKE WORTH, FL 23° 7.9 67
uhf WXEL 42 PBS WEST PALM BEACH, FL 185° 5.3 42
vhf WPEC 12 CBS WEST PALM BEACH, FL 160° 5.0 12
vhf WPTV 5 NBC WEST PALM BEACH, FL 162° 4.9 5
uhf WTVX 34 CW FORT PIERCE, FL 350° 33.6 34
uhf WFGC-DT 61.1 CTN PALM BEACH, FL FCC Ext 23° 7.9 49
uhf WPBF 25 ABC TEQUESTA, FL 350° 33.6 25
uhf WHDT-DT 59.1 IND STUART, FL Feb 17, 2009 (post-transition) 69° 11.3 44
uhf WTCE-DT 38.1 TBN FORT PIERCE, FL Feb 17, 2009 (post-transition) 15° 26.0 38
uhf WTCE-DT 38.1 TBN FORT PIERCE, FL 15° 26.0 38