Make sure that whatever coax you use is RG-6.
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Wow, i am really kicking myself for taking down the antenna from about 6 years ago when i moved in.. it looked very similar to that one.. though i think the coax would have needed changed.
What about something like this.. its about $25 and slightly more modern looking, though i really dont care as long as it works http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Control...917510&sr=1-18Does amplified vs non amplified matter?
Antenna technology hasn't changed for many decades and probably won't change for many decades more. A good antenna doesn't cost that much because antennas really are amazingly primitive. They're just sets of metal wires or thin metal tubes cut to length and arranged at proper distances from eachother.
Ironically, if an antenna looks high-tech or advertises special features, it probably performs poorly. There is no such thing as an "HD" antenna so don't worry about looking for that as a feature. What you need is the same type of antenna you've seen on the top of houses your entire life.
Buy an un-amplified antenna and only add an amplifier if needed.
I've had good experience with channel masters. Check out the channel master 4221 ($40) or 4228 ($80).
The hardest part will be mounting an antenna properly on the roof and then running the coax to where it is needed...
It reminds me of occasional video channels I find in muxes on satellites, as I have seen Dave & Dave and a Chris Fenimore cooking show airing with nothing the rest of the time.
Timing of it seems funny too. Just a thought, but shop nbc contract with winp ends at the end of september. time will tell but maybe 13 is gonna keep shop nbc and use that channel for it , i personally hope not.Looks like they are testing it out right now.
I hope NO shopNBC either!
Let's make it the Rick Sebak Channel!
There seems to be a 40-4 channel, too. I tripped over it when I discovered 13-4.
I've been having some issues over the past week or so with channel 11 (.1 and .2) dropping out. Sometimes I can't get it in at all. Every other channel is coming in fine and I haven't made any adjustments on my antenna. Anyone else having issues? Should I try a rescan? Thanks!!
WPXI has been the same for me. This is the time of year when reception starts slightly altering with the changing seasons (although usually for the better in the fall/winter). Yeah I'd try rescanning if you haven't already. I usually do it once a week just for giggles.
It seems Windows Media Center is good at predicting changes, as I noticed the EPG had made the change yesterday afternoon while 16-1 was still broadcasting ShopNBC. It had also added the ION listings to 16 back in June before the mux went live.
I understand do not worry i will contact the station owner and see what is going on.According to wikipedia all his stations are broadcasting but it must be wrong.I will post here tommorow night what i find out.
Please do not use Wikipedia as a technical source. This FCC site, http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/p...od/cdbs_pa.htm is the primary source. The best secondary source is http://rabbitears.info/.
Yes the same station discussed back in June (a few pages back). it is supposed to be callsign WEMW, another translator relay of WBGN. Originally they couldn't complete construction by the license deadline due to lack of funds so they applied for an extension. When I emailed a WBGN engineer back then he said it was already operational, which was a laugh considering my complete inability to receive it and the FCC filings.
Six months have now passed and nothing new. So I don't know what is going on with them. It's a big mystery.
Yes, the FCC database shows it broadcasting from the parking lot of the Hempfield Square shopping complex. Up until 1998-99 when construction began, there was a tower farm located at the site which was the location of WHJB-AM, 107.1, and an LPTV now known as WQVC-CA to name a few.
http://www.hdtvexpert.com/?p=1612 why we should be happy to receive ota programming [let's hope the FCC keeps HANDS OFF our ota]
The article is really about the increasing cost of cable TV and how the cost of ESPN and other sports channels are imposing a "sports tax" on nearly all cable subscribers. While I like watching the Steelers as much as the next guy it does seem unfair that ESPN, Root Sports, etc. are not either al a carte or on a sports tier and that many who are either not sports fans or who would choose not to pay high sports channel prices are being ripped off. It's also very unfair (almost criminal) that ESPN, etc. are using this "sports tax" to take more and more sports events off of local broadcast television stations.