I just found this thread today and I am relatively new to the Charlotte area. I have a couple questions that I thought some of my local neighbors could answer. First, my basic setup includes DTV, a Samsung HLP50, a Hughes HD box, and a Silver Sensor indoor antenna for OTA HD channels. So, a couple basic questions:
1) DTV does not offer local channels in their HD package (which I currently have), although you can "request" CBS (only). I did, and I was denied the CBS HD channel. Does anyone know whether or not I can appeal this decision locally? Or why CBS would refuse the request?
2) I highly recommend the Silver Sensor (Zenith) antenna for OTA HD programming. www.antennaweb.org
suggests that I am 9-28 miles from the stations, but I can get NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, UPN, and PBS in HD. As you would expect, however, I need to turn the antenna slightly to get the best picture on one channel or another.
So, is there some sort of gadget that I can hook into the antenna that will tell me how weak or strong the HD signal is so that I can point in precisely the right direction? I have the antenna sort of in the middle of where it needs to be (again, according to www.antennaweb.org,
which gives you a nice little map), but occasionally NBC in particular loses a constant signal and goes out on me.
Any help is appreciated.