Originally Posted by MAX HD
The only visual beacons left for DX will be the LP's and the prop maps..
But, aren't they requiring spectrum analyzers in the CECB's ?
Seriously though, w/o a spectrum analyzer, except for the analog LP's, and when it happens, canadian Tropo(such as cico-TV32 occasionally seen here) + Es, and Es from Mexico and Cuba, I'm not sure how exactly I'll "know" a lot about how well the antenna is really working after 2/17/09 ....
Originally Posted by mrvideo
A splitter doesn't do any good when the TV only has RF in. Yes, they still exist.
It does if you use a A/B switch as well ... For example, Those using the RF modulator out to hook up the converter box to an analog TV with only 1 RF input could use 1). the A/B switch, hooking the RF out from DTV converter up to "a" or "b" on the switch(the "a" or "b" used as input on the A/B switch, the "output" from A/B switch going to RF in on the TV) and 2). a 2 way splitter for the antenna feed, with the antenna hooked to the converter box via one output from the splitter, and the antenna hooked up to the "a" or "b" port on the A/B switch with the output from A/B switch hooked to their TV ...
A 2 way splitter and A/B switch will probably (retail) cost the user as much as one of the CECB's with the coupon, though, LOL ... and of course, there's going to be about 4~5db loss (3db for the signal, insertion loss for the splitter itself will vary) from the splitter, should be at most only about .5db insertion loss for the A/B switch ....