I just purchased Channelmaster 4228 for my new Panasonic TH42PX60U. I plan to take it out on my roof this weekend and start to look for HDTV stations. I'm located near Lehigh Stabler campus so I assume I can only get Philly stations. Anyone able to pick up NYC stations from LV area? I figure Scranton is out since its on the other side of south mountain.
Any suggestions or info would be helpful. I'll post updates as they happen. Looking forward to stuporbowl in HD!
Hooked up CM 4228 to a NTSC TV looking for analog stations. I figure if I can get analog UHF stations, there is a good bet I can get HDTV stations to lock in. Surprisingly, the best reception (aside from 39 & 69) are from Scranton, 16,22,28. 29,17,48 from Philly are ok, but have shadows. NYC stations wouldn't come in at all. BB delivers my Panny tomorrow, I can't wait.
Panasonic plasma looks great, even with NTSC channels. Walked my roof last night with CM 4228 on a 10ft mast and was able to get 3.1 (CBS) from philly with 88% signal. My son said it looked great, I couldn't see it because I had to hold the antenna on the roof. We didn't try Scranton & NYC yet because it was dark and cold. Next up is mounting the antenna, planned for Sat.
Mounted CM 4228 on my 2nd story roof, positioned it toward Philly and was able to get 3.1, 6.1, 6.2, 10.1, 10.2, 17.1, 17.2 48.* (church stuff) and 60.* (more church stuff). HD is great. Had superbowl in HD. Then the cable went out in 4th qtr and everone piled into the one room with OTA HD, no lie, it was wierd. 17.2 is a cool music video channel, live stuff from early days, interesting mix.
Next up is install the rotor and see if I can get Scranton and NYC.
Installed rotor. Picked up 39.1 and 69.1. Also picked up 16.1, 22.1, 28.1 44.1 and 56.1 from Scranton/Wilkes Barre. 56.1 is huge cause its Fox. Watched AI in HD tonight, real tears and moles and stuff. More importantly, Daytona in HD on Sunday.
Can't figure out how to get TH42PX60U to set OTA stations from different directions.
Gonna try NYC next, but it's a long shot. Signals are weak from SC/WB (30-40%) at 57mi. NYC is 72mi. I may need to get the CM preamp the guru at the other forum recommends.