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post #1 of 10 Old 05-20-2002, 11:06 PM - Thread Starter
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Just would like to know what people are using in the NY area to pull in OTA HD signals. Before I go to the store and spend more money I would love to know what would work best. Thanks.

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Your exact location would be helpful for someone to give an antenna recommendation.
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You forgot to mention how *much* you want to spend.:)
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Quick and easy, Radio Shack Double Bowtie antenna for $14.99 perform the modification, see how that goes, if needed try amps, or different antennas if needed for multipath ect.

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-21-2002, 01:14 PM - Thread Starter
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I live in Staten Island...NY. I guess I dont want to spend over 100...125 around there. I get my Tv on Sat afternoon...so I am going to have something by then.

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The only OTA HDTV you can get in NYC is CBS and Fox from the Empire State Building. NBC and ABC went blank after 911. CBS is the only station with true HDTV.

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Im really confused about the VHF UHF transmitting. I just bought a Double B tie from RS. Is this good for picking up the HD from CBS NY? Is CBS broadcasting their HD on VHF? Or UHF???

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All local area HD channels are or were operating in the UHF band (as is true in most areas of the country). The only exception is an ABC HD affiliate out of New Haven, Ct. That station is in the VHF band but it is doubtful you'd get reception from them in Staten Island. I'm on Long Island and do receive them, but even here the reception is not consistent. So, in the end, you'd probably be safe with a UHF only antenna.
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Thanks Ken...

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Ken Ross is on the money. I've spent way too much time trying to get the VHF station from CT, and I'm much closer than you. Stick with a double-bow and you'll be fine with CBS and Fox (UPN in 480i on FOX subchannel). Sit tight with the rest of us and when that new tower is erected, we'll be in great shape (just don't hold yuor breath).

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