Originally Posted by acoastal
What's up people? I just moved out of Wilmington and into Bladen county. We've got Directv, and I was wanting to get the network channels in HD. I was wondering if I should even bother trying to get HD over the air with an antenna? Would the signals even be strong enough to reach out here (zip 28392)? If so what brand of antenna do you recommend? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the board. Bladen county is officially in the Wilmington TV market, however, depending on which end of the county you live will determine if you can get WILM (CBS) You should get WECT, WWAY, WUNJ and WSFX easily. You may consider WBTW for CBS if you live south or east, and if you live in the northern part of Bladen county you can easily get WRAL I've heard. As David said, for WBTW you will likely need a VHF capable unit.
I live over 60 miles away from Winnabow, and using a Winegard HD 8800 UHF, I get all the Wilmington stations, except WILM. I also get WNCT ( a Greenville NC station) with this same antenna (which is VHF 10) at over 40 miles in the mid 90's. WBTW is on 13. Hope that helps.
If you could post a tvfool.com link of your location, that would really tell your story.
Bladen county has a lot of severe weather in the warm months, so make sure the antenna will be secure, and grounded if outside. That ant. Dave linked to looks like a good one also.