Originally Posted by steveken
...I always find it funny that all these "UHF only" antennas that you shouldn't be able to get 11 on, pick it up just fine. I guess manufacturers tend to go a little broad when they make the antennas, thus leaving them open to picking up VHF 12.
Any piece of metal can pick up most any TV channel if you're close enough to the transmitter.
...I hate that that Sony doesn't have a meter in its setup screens. That is just kinda nuts to me why they left something as crucial as that out...
In many sony TVs, the signal info is very un-intuitively buried in "Diagnostics" sub-menu in "Product Support" menu. It should've been put in the "Channel" menu. At least that's where mine is. From there, you can step through all the receivable channels and check signal strength, errors, signal to noise ratio, etc. It also shows virtual and physical (RF) channel numbers. If futzing with an indoor antenna, you can easily see that the sony needs around 16 db SNR to maintain a lock on the station.
The sony I have is a few years old. They have cheapened many of their products, so it's possible the diagnostics menu may have been removed on newer models.