Originally posted by Carl Jones
I'll be interested to hear how OTA goes for you. Where in Newark are you?
Carl, I live in Newark, just off of Marrows Road (19713). I bought a Silver Sensor and discovered that although it's very directional, I can receive all 3 of the major HD networks from Baltimore. WBAL and WMAR come in perfectly with no brreakups. WJZ comes in with some minor breakups unless I manually change the direction of the SS slightly. Several other UHF channels come in, but with considerable fuzziness.
Since the SS receives the signals indoors on the first floor, I figured an outdoor HD antenna will do the job. As a transplanted Baltimorean, I'm more interested in the Ravens, Orioles, and U of M Terps than any of the Philly sports teams. And since they rarely televise any of their games up here, I thought I'd do something about it this year. With some luck, I may be able to have my choice between the Eagles, Ravens, and Redskins in HD for free this year.
I bought the MLB ticket through Comcast and it turns out that most of the Oriole games have been blacked out so far. So I cancelled the ticket today. Comcast was very understanding about it.
I have a couple of other projects that I need to work on this weekend, so it will probably be at least next weekend before I can get up on the roof. All the stuff has arrived though. I got the Winegard 7082HD with a 12 button programmable IR rotater that I can learn into my Harmony 688 remote. I'll keep you informed about my results.
BTW, it's kind of encouraging to hear that a couple of areas have had the 2nd tuner problem taken care of. Not getting my hopes up, but who knows?