I am ready to take the plunge to the HD world! As soon as my Taxes come back, I am buying the Sanyo 28" with built in tuners from Walmart. I know this is not the place to explain my choice, but it is for my bedroom, and the price/size was right for me.
I know this TV will allow me to catch HDTV over the Air. I am able to use an outdoor solution if needed. I am enough of a geek to have the patience in tuning stations in. Where I would put this antenna Would have a nice southren exposure. I am one level up from our Dishnet dish. The Dish gets full signal (if that helps). I am very close to the water also, I think that may help. I have read many posts here, and found them to be very helpful.
When I lived in Groton, the Navy Base seemed to dampen any TV signals (analog) in the area. Now that I am past the base in New London, I hope that my efforts to tune in over the air (Digital) is easier. There are still a couple of things that I need help with. None of my friends, or family are into technology as I am, so I have no one locally to talk to.
I do have Dish, but I feel their HD Package is not worth my Money at this time. Right now I am only interested in getting the major networks over the air.
I did check that site that shows what may be avaible to me over the air, but I also saw some posts that state that their numbers are conservative. I know Pax, and PBS I can tune in with the fillings in my head! I have little need for them. ABC,CBS,NBC, and Fox are all I want. I need help in finding the right antenna for this TV. As I said before, Indoor/outdoor has little matter, nor does placement.
Back in the day, I used to use my Radio Shack Signal Amp (73 channel) with an UHF Antenna in groton, and got awesome results in the evening. Pointing South East. I used to get Channels from Philly! That was for analog though.
I am also a little confused by the Percentage of a digital signal. How much lock is required to have a nice picture? I know I am in a difficult area, so I don't expect perfection.
Also, I don't know if this is the correct thread, but perhaps I can be pointed in the right place. We have the Dishnet Receiver that allows 2 people to use the DVR, and indipendant tuners. I think it is the 522. I love it! My Problem is that I am TV #2. This means the box is not in my room. They use an amped-up Coax to get the signal to my room on channel 74. How good is this connection? Will I get more quality if I ran 50ft of S-Video, and RCA Sound? I want to be able to get the best low-def on this TV I can, as I cannot think of my life without the DVR!
I guess that is all I have so far. Thank you very much for reading! I look forward to your thoughts.
Seeth AKA Mark
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