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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2012, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Never a problem with Ch. 23 (WIFR). Where are...

Never a problem with Ch. 23 (WIFR). Where are you located?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-22-2012, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Dick West
New channel in Rockford? I see a still...

New channel in Rockford?

I see a still picture of a woman displayed at 35.1 (no sound) with no identifying info.

Is this a harbinger on a new Rockford channel?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Does Rockford have a new channel or a new sub...

Does Rockford have a new channel or a new sub channel in the mix of things? For the last few days I have found a channel 35.1 when I did a scan with my ATSC tuner. I heard it would be a MeTV...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2012, 09:15 AM
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Views: 155,810
Posted By Dick West
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tylerSC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1410013/the-official-panasonic-u50-54-owners-thread/210#post_22291031)

I have a 50"...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-08-2012, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Quote:Dick, I can tell you that on my previous...

Quote:Dick, I can tell you that on my previous Sharp LCD HDTV, I would typically get anywhere from 60 - 90 percent on the built-in signal meter of the TV. On the Panasonic U54, I get 100 percent...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-08-2012, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Dick West
ATSC tuner built in for free OTA HDTV...

ATSC tuner built in for free OTA HDTV programming?

What has been the experience of those of you with antennas to pick up OTA programming. using this TV?

What is the performance/quality of its...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-15-2012, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Dick West
I would use your two antenna in the opposite...

I would use your two antenna in the opposite manner. Channel 13 (Rockford) is the only VHF station of the bunch and the HBU33 does a great job on it. All the stations in Madison are UHF. Madison...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-09-2012, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Prof. Peon, Your advice will be well taken....

Prof. Peon,

Your advice will be well taken. This eve I will order your recommended Winegard CC-7870 2-Way TV Antenna Joiner Coupler (CC7870) from Solid Signal.

The latest two antenna array...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-03-2012, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Thanks for your comments about joining antennas....

Thanks for your comments about joining antennas. I agree with them and you can note that the fine print in my long post mentioned a combiner. I am using a Jerrold FCO-375 to combine the local Yagi...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2012, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Dick West
If you go here you can see the three antennas I...

If you go here you can see the three antennas I have on my rooftop in Loves Park.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...3&d=1309136914...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-06-2011, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Dick West
Quote:Originally Posted by sebenste...

Quote:Originally Posted by sebenste http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21146245)

Actually, I have both the old classic 4228, and at two places, the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-30-2011, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Dick West
Quote:Originally Posted by sebenste...

Quote:Originally Posted by sebenste http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21144614)

Yep. the 4228HD.


I think the concern is that Channel Master...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-29-2011, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Quote:Originally Posted by sebenste...

Quote:Originally Posted by sebenste http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21143174)

Go with the ChannelMaster 4228HD. While it has a -20 dB...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-29-2011, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Dick West
A friend of mine lives 15 miles out in the...

A friend of mine lives 15 miles out in the country (on Harrison Road) NW of Rockford. From his rooftop I believe the Rockford TV antennas would be visible. They are only about 8 miles south of his...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-29-2011, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Dick West
OTA channels for Madison and Rockford For...

OTA channels for Madison and Rockford

For those of you who enjoy watching the Madison OTA channels, here are the program listings for ZIP 53716.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-26-2011, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Quote: I wonder how much loss you're...

Quote:

I wonder how much loss you're getting with the signal going backwards through the combiner and back out the other cable and antenna?


My UHF antenna that is pointed at Madison, that is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-25-2011, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Madison and local OTA stations are almost 90...

Madison and local OTA stations are almost 90 degrees apart (on the azimuth). I have lost track of what you have tried, but did you try pointing your UHF antenna to the transmitters on the west of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-21-2011, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Dick West
My opinion is that most receiver sections are...

My opinion is that most receiver sections are very sensitive and amplifiers are usually not needed. You can't amplify a signal unless it is being received. To get Madison is dependent on topography...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-30-2011, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Dick West
Have you and others who post here been keeping...

Have you and others who post here been keeping up with attempts to auction off parts of the OTA bandwidth and limit power to certain stations? Legislation to do so was attached to one of the latest...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-30-2011, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Dick West
If my memory serves correctly, WTVO goes off the...

If my memory serves correctly, WTVO goes off the air the most frequently of the local stations and WIFR is 2nd. If they are losing power it would seem simple to correct their power feed.

COMCAST...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-26-2011, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Dick West
The goal of my latest foray into rooftop...

The goal of my latest foray into rooftop antennas was to get both Rockford and Madison OTA stations with the least extra expense possible.

I already had a DB-4 UHF antenna combined with a channel...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-24-2011, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Point well received! There has got to be better...

Point well received! There has got to be better uses of the public airwaves than watching 40-year-old episodes of "I Love Lucy."

We need more active involvement from users of free OTA TV to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-17-2011, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Dick West
Quote: Originally Posted by LithOTA...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LithOTA http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?s=1f52e5fdd975d73e1a7183fbd93f7b25&p=20452754#post20452754)...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2011, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Trip in VA, Many thanks for the info about...

Trip in VA,

Many thanks for the info about FTA satellite reception:

"Here are links to posts about the two past setups I've had. I have yet to put up a similar post for my current setup, which...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-11-2011, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Dick West
Thanks guys. Lots to chew on here in your last...

Thanks guys. Lots to chew on here in your last few posts.

I am down in the Fox River valley with a fairly clear shot north to Madison but no mater what antenna or its orientation I have never...
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