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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-28-2017, 03:46 PM
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
Skip all the flat indoor antennas, most of them...

Skip all the flat indoor antennas, most of them have the same semi-fatal defect of poor-to-non-existent VHF reception.

Since you have the Eclipse, call and crab at them that you're not getting VHF...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-28-2017, 03:37 AM
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Views: 109,311
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Your local ABC station is a VHF station operating...

Your local ABC station is a VHF station operating on channel 10. The Eclipse is not a VHF antenna so it's not surprising that you don't pick it up.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-26-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 224
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The only way you'll get an out of the box...

The only way you'll get an out of the box solution is to buy an all channel antenna and a rotor and deal with the aggravations that a rotor can bring if you have a DVR or multiple simultaneous...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-26-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10,034
Views: 1,226,632
Posted By ProjectSHO89
And don't be surprised if neither of them do what...

And don't be surprised if neither of them do what you think they will.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-26-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 357,286
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Neither does anyone else at this time, it's too...

Neither does anyone else at this time, it's too early.

Given that the Nashville station was assigned phase 6 and WAFF was assigned phase 8, it would be fair to guess that the first station will...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-22-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16,628
Views: 2,892,722
Posted By ProjectSHO89
A low-VHF antenna makes catching the UHF50...

A low-VHF antenna makes catching the UHF50 translator irrelevant. Besides, that translator WILL disappear with the repack, probably relocated to a different channel, perhaps gone completely.

When...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-22-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Guess what? That antenna isn't the one to get...

Guess what? That antenna isn't the one to get you your ABC station out of Philly, WPVI requires a LOW-VHF antenna. You will need to point the new antenna at New York City instead and hope the same...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-21-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 494,204
Posted By ProjectSHO89
If that is the Antennas Direct V4 antenna, it...

If that is the Antennas Direct V4 antenna, it should do fine for channel 3.... unless you can find one of the really big Winegard or Antenna Craft low-V antennas that were discontinued a while back....
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-21-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16,628
Views: 2,892,722
Posted By ProjectSHO89
That is WOI's metro UHF translator down in...

That is WOI's metro UHF translator down in western Des Moines. They're one of the stations that found their low-VHF signal was useless for indoor antennas in urban and suburban locations so they...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-21-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16,628
Views: 2,892,722
Posted By ProjectSHO89
There's probably nothing to be gained by chasing...

There's probably nothing to be gained by chasing any of the stations that are not "in the green" on his plot. Everything else is either a duplicate or translator, not particularly desirable content,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-21-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,628
Views: 2,892,722
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Return the antenna (wrong one) and the amp...

Return the antenna (wrong one) and the amp (inappropriate and unneeded).

If you're hung up on CM antennas and don't care if you have to wait for delivery, order either the CM-3016 (aka the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-21-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,287
Views: 279,045
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Then you lack the understanding of what is going...

Then you lack the understanding of what is going on, why it is being done, and how it has come to pass so far.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-19-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 486,294
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Channel bandwidth stays the same. Improvement in...

Channel bandwidth stays the same. Improvement in compression is supposed to allow more data to be stuffed through the pipe.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8,527
Views: 867,844
Posted By ProjectSHO89
It's far more likely to be something nearby that...

It's far more likely to be something nearby that is electrically noisy combined with the indoor location and the very weak VHF signals.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-18-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8,527
Views: 867,844
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You do need some combination of LUCK (as in...

You do need some combination of LUCK (as in location and surroundings) and WORK to pull it off. I didn't mean to imply it was impossible, I meant it wasn't going to be simple for most people and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-18-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 621,190
Posted By ProjectSHO89
At the antenna, there is no distinction between...

At the antenna, there is no distinction between the "main" channel and any "sub" channels. It's all one combined signal from the time it leaves the station's encoder/modulator until it gets inside...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-18-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 494,204
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You misinterpreted the above review post. ...

You misinterpreted the above review post. "Channel 2 out in Chicago" is WBBM who transmits on VHF channel 12 which is in the design band for the C5, it's not a low-VHF station anymore.

A C5-like...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-18-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 494,204
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The C5 will not work for low-VHF, not what's made...

The C5 will not work for low-VHF, not what's made for. Where did you get that idea?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-17-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8,527
Views: 867,844
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Your location description appears to put you...

Your location description appears to put you somewhere in the vicinity of the Plano, Frisco, Farmersville area. You're probably pushing your luck trying to get reliable VHF reception at that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-17-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11,619
Views: 1,070,710
Posted By ProjectSHO89
As part of the auction, no, it is/was not an...

As part of the auction, no, it is/was not an option. Stations could stay in the same band or move down (for $$) but not up.

Now, after the repack terrain shakes out, the station may APPLY to move...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-17-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 621,190
Posted By ProjectSHO89
In the end it's the American wireless customers...

In the end it's the American wireless customers who are/will be paying for it.... ;)

It's just that their cash from past and future monthly payments will be passing through several hands...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-17-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 282
Posted By ProjectSHO89
As noted, RG59, RG6, or RG11 with an F-connector...

As noted, RG59, RG6, or RG11 with an F-connector will work. The F-connector was standardized decades ago to ensure interoperability. Any device with a female F-connector will accept any cable with a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-16-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,380
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Yes, I looked at the rabbitears page before...

Yes, I looked at the rabbitears page before responding earlier. Most of those stations haven't had the M/H service verified since before Dyle closed down. I'd wager that any still transmitting M/H...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-16-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,380
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Close to it if not completely dead. I'm not...

Close to it if not completely dead. I'm not aware (mostly because I haven't cared enough to look) of any areas where it's still in active use. The app and subscription processing was discontinued...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 714,652
Posted By ProjectSHO89
No. Adjacent channels on towers that are within...

No. Adjacent channels on towers that are within a dozen or so miles of each other usually do not cause interference issues at the receiving end. As a matter of experience, co-location of adjacent...
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