Just got my new Samsung LCD a few weeks back, and got my DirecTV HD upgrade installed last Friday. Purchased an OTA (Phillips indoor) antenna and set it up on Sunday morning in hopes of catching the Viking game in HD on KTTW.
I was able to get all the other local channels in HD at 80% strength plus. However, KTTW (17.1) registered 0 signal strength no matter where I moved the antenna.
I live on the east side of Sioux Falls (in town). KSFY-DT and KELO-DT are at 97 degrees and KDLT is at 107 degrees from my address. KTTW is at 221 degrees, so it's 124 degrees off from the "furthest" other networks. One thing that complicates the situation is a large maple tree that is in the direction of the KTTW tower.
I returned the Phillips OTA antenna yesterday and stopped at Best Buy to ask them about KTTW. The person I spoke with stated that mine is not an uncommon occurrence in the Sioux Falls market, being able to receive all local HD channels except KTTW. Is it because of the disparity in the location of the broadcast towers?
I'm trying to decide on my next step(s) as I really would like to receive ALL of the locals in HD, especially since I'm a big Viking fan and after watching the Monday Night Football game last night on ESPNHD, there's no going back!
Here are what I perceive as my options. Please comment on them or add any that I'm missing (which is quite likely, since I'm not a big techie).
1) Find an indoor antenna that does pick up all locals in HD.
2) Find an outdoor antenna that does that.
3) Wait (hope) for DirecTV to get locals in HD added to its lineup in Sioux Falls.
Thanks in advance for any light you are able to shed on this situation.