Originally posted by ScottFI hear ya on the roof install... my wife would kill me if I tried it but I think in my situation, it's my best bet.
Looks like Dow will get a little more $$ outta me for that CM 4228.
And, what's with ABC forgetting to switch most of Lost last night? It was in HD from only about 8:20 to 8:30. Thanks ABC!
Hey, I hear ya' on the roof situation! We just moved from an older home (22 years there) and you could do anything you wanted on the roof. But the new houses require a MUCH steeper pitch (generally architecturally governed), not to mention they are pretty much "self cleaning".
I'm lucky that on the back of this house we have a screened porch with a rather flat roof. That leads to the really steep stuff. I can manage to get a running start and make up to where three different peaks come together. Walk along the peak a few feet, up another two feet, then to the peak over the garage. (Which is where I have to straddle it and crawl to the edge.)
After putting the antenna up and clamping onto the roof for a couple of hours with my thighs, the next two days I could hardly freakin' walk!
Yep, Dow comes in pretty darned handy!
The 4228 isn't but $52.95, awesome antenna for the money. They have the 7777 preamp too, but I'm leaning more towards an additional 4228. In the long run... bigger antenna's mean better gain. And amplifying crap, just gives you [L] amplified[/i] crap.
Not lucky enough to face north or south, actually the garage faces pretty much north. But... we've a lot of trees in the front and you can't see the roof till you are ¾ way down the driveway. OTOH, the A frame ceiling and all the windows in the master face almost east with an amazing view of the creek below and the morning sunrises are incredible.
Ahh... didn't watch Lost yet from last night. I think I may have recorded it via satellite anyhow. At least it'll be one format through the entire show though.
We setup the new TiVo before we got the 73" Mits, and most of the shows are in SD. It's only in the last week that I've started moving them to the HD channels. (Mainly because the first 73" Mitsubishi was DEAD OUT OF THE BOX back a month ago. They tried to fix it... which didn't work. (I told them it was a high-voltage problem, they just wouldn't listen.) Then FINALLY this morning they brought the replacement, almost 6 weeks after I bought the first one!
The upside to it is the new set works!
Although I had to spend some time with color, white and black levels and especially convergence before it even came close to acceptable. Figure I'll burn it in for a month or two then get a local Atlanta ISF guy out to tweak it. (We use this guy all the time, but don't know if AVS wants me actually saying who it is... figure I'll not just to play it safe.)