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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bakersfield California
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I have read many many threads on here about people having trouble setting up a proper antenna to receive their local digital channels. It seems like almost everybody finds that they require a medium-large outdoor antenna to get digital reception. I have a Wallyworld Durabrand cheapo 13 inch tube tv with ATSC/QAM tuner. I use this tv outdoors or in the garage mostly OTA with rabbit ears. Here in Bakersfield we have 3 UHF and 1 VHF-HI digital channel. I get almost flawless reception on all of them with a pair of rabbit ears (a 30+ years old antenna at that). Yes, rabbit ears for UHF. There are lots of houses and trees between me and the transmitters. The only problems I have are brief dropouts or pixellation if someone walks between the antenna and transmitter or if an airplane flies by in that direction. Am I just extremely lucky to get digital reception with such a weak antenna setup?
How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!! And now the deadline has been extended again!