Originally posted by JohnnyVolcano
I wanted to ask you fellow Lexingtonians for some advice.
Currently I get HDTV through Insight which is pretty good but the fact that they still do not have ABC drives me crazy because that means no Monday Night Football for me in HDTV. They also seem to lag behind with getting other HDTV channels like ESPN-HD and HDNET.
That is why I am thinking of getting OTA receiver and antenna.
I live in SE Lexington, off Tates Creek. The equipment I had in mind was the Samsung SIRT151 and the Zenith antenna.
I live in an appartment complex which means I cant put anything outdoors. Indoors only.
I will be happy to get any input from you guys.
Also if anyone has any news as to when Insight will have ABC and/or ESPN-HD please let us know.
Last time I talked to them they did not seem to know much, just said they expect to increase their lineup this fall.
If you have not read through the L'ville thread yet, AVS L'ville Thread
, I'd suggest browsing through there first for what might be possible with Insight eventually. It seems that Insight is blazing it's trail in L'ville as they appear way out in front of anyone else technically (with HDNET, ESPN-HD, ABC, CBS, NBC, DISC-HD, and PBS). I'm assuming that Lexington Insight should follow at some point in time... "when" is the $10,000 question.
Lexington Inisight currently offers nothing more than what you can get OTA today (minus ABC with no solution in sight). I've been OTA long before Insight came into play. I'd like to get ESPN-HD and HDNET at some point, and it appears that Insight will be using the upcoming Motorola HD PVR which interests me...
To answer your OTA in the Tates Creek area question, the Samsung is a good receiver. WKYT and WTVQ are both located at the intersection of Man O'War and Winchester roads, roughly NorthEast of your location. PBS is located roughly SouthEast of your location (I-75 at the river). You mention you're in an apartment, are you on first floor, or a higher floor? Do you have rooms that face these general directions "clearly", or are you on the opposite side of the building. Are there other buildings blocking your view in the "optimal" directions? If you have "height" and an open view in these general directions, just about anything will work for you antenna-wise for these locals.