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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under the rainbow over Berkeley
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I'm in the "flatlands" of Berkeley and recently installed a MyHD 120 PCI card + daughterboard. I hooked up the card to both my rooftop antennas, a Winegard Chromstar II Ghost Killer Model CS-7210 that I bought for analog TV probably almost 15 years ago, and the one it replaced, a pretty standard analog rooftop antenna (which had pretty serious ghosting issues for me). I managed to pick up the NBC Olympics HD broadcasts (better on 48-2 than 11-1) by pointing my Winegard in the direction of the signal (antennaweb.org gave me that). Now that the Olympics are over, I'm back to pointing it at Sutro Tower, more or less. I'm picking up KTVU-HD (however, yesterday I was getting audio cutouts, but I think that may be an issue with my PC's problems - need to reinstall my struggling Windows 2000). I'm also getting KPIX (5-1) HD. KQED HD (on after 8 PM) comes in fine, and KRON-HD (57-1) seems to be 24/7 HD. It's nice to have at least one station that you can depend on to have an HD signal, even if I'm not into lacross. I have to wonder what I might get with DirecTV or Comcast HD content. However, I figure that HD content OTA will continue to escalate (I hope!).
I'm finding that HD is tremendous, but even the SD DTV stations are great. A virtually noiseless TV image is a revelation to me. The MyHD cards (and digital TV scene in general) are formidably complex as far as issues are concerned compared to the Leadtek Winfast TV2000 Deluxe PCI card (supports analog TV only) I was using, but the quality of the images make it very much worth it.