I just read through all this thread and let me say, I thought I knew a thing or 2 about HDTV, but am I humbled. Right now I am having problems getting local channels in HDTV. I have a Hughes E86 receiver with DirecTV connected to a Mitsubishi WT-A42. I just bought a Terk-TV55, and then a 35 because the Terk website said I needed a 35 for my area. I live 3 miles north of the Wolfchase area on Germantown. When I plug the antenna cable in to the receiver, and I scan for channels, all the channels come up as analog and then when I tune to them, they are either snowy or there is no picture just zigzag lines. When I hook them up to my tv directly, the 35 gives better lower channels, and the 55 gives better higher channels. So there is no advantage. Also on the Hughes, they are not shown as ##-1. So it appears that for both antennas, the pictures aren't coming thru in digital. I have them hooked up (one at a time) in my attic in a 2-story house. My first question is what is a recommended antenna, not too pricy, to hookup to my receiver to be able to get the local channels in HD? I prefer one that I can put up in my attic. But if one is recommended that I can sit on top of the receiver, I have no problem with that. Second, once I do hook it up, when I scan will the ##-1 channels show up again?
Last, short of getting an 8 port multi-switch for an HD satellite, does anyone know of equipment that I can use that has an input for each satellite and antenna with an output of the combined lines? Kinda like a reverse diplex.
I am hoping to have this up and running so I can get the NCAA finals with the Tigers in it.
Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks a bunch.