I've had quite a few questions lately about getting a HD signal, and about what kind of antenna to use. I don't know if there is any magic combination, in theory the DTV signals should be more reliable than their analog counterparts.
I'm using a standard yagi VHF/UHF antenna mounted on my chimney pointed NNW. I also have a UHF only "bowtie" style antenna combined into one cable. The UHF only antenna is not doing anything for me, but I keep it just in case.
I live near University and I-94.
I have a Samsung SIR-T150 tuner. Got it like 2 years ago as an open box at Be$t Buy.
I've heard of some people having trouble tuning KVLY with PC tuner cards? For those that read this, which cards are working for you? Paulbram, I believe you had to do some trick to get it to work, right?
KVLY's NBC feed is affected by NBC's east coast uplink. Sounds like it is more sensitive to rain than the SD uplink is. If you notice breakups on NBC, check if it is raining on the eastcoast. I've noticed that KVLY will try to switch over to the SD feed if they notice it is happening. Better than nothing.
I've recieved multiple confirmations that KXJB seems to be stating 11/1 as a date for broadcasting. I might need to invest in a HD PVR solution pretty soon.
KVLY/KXJB and CableONE still have issues to resvolve around money. I predict that WDAY and KVRR will ask for the same arrangement. I'm not really sure I can take sides on this issue. On one hand, CableONE should not have to pay, but they ARE charging for the service. KVLY shouldn't be asking for payment, but the upgrade did cost them money, which they should've been saving for anyway.
Can't believe it, 10 pages!