I took my htpc to N. Tonawanda Monday night, and using a $20 Radio Shack UHF outdoor antenna, with no amplifier, I was able to pick up WIVB with no problems. This verified that my HiPix ATSC tuner was working, which was the prime reason for the experiment. The autoprogramming function detected the three sub-channels; all is well.
Now, on to Rochester, which is where I live. I'd like to try a similar experiment, but in order to do that I need to get on the garage roof to get the antenna up in the air a bit. My favor is this... could someone give me a message when WIVB starts broadcasting tonight so I know there is a signal? If they don't start broadcasting right at 8:00 PM, at least I'll know.
Has anybody already tried this, and what were the results? If I need to go to a larger antenna, does anybody have any recommendations?
Thanks in advance,
PS - to all of you who have spoken of how good the picture is in HDTV, you were right.