I brought home my Sanyo 28inch Friday. I tried Paul's TV, and Jan's. Neither place had any CM that would work with what I needed. Our Lowe's opened this weekend, but no CM there, yet. Not being able to wait, I went to Radio Shack. I picked up their U75R, and their $60.00 Preamp. I figured I could order the CM, and return these later on. I know many people hate RS, and what they make (market). Most of the time I will agree. This time though, I gotta eat a little crow. I am actually suprised at what I am pulling in! This is my first attemp to do anything HD.
So far, Withoult the Pre-amp, I got 69.1-4, 53.1-6, 26.1-4, 23.1, and 17.1-4. Not that great a selection. 53 Took my breath away! Wow! I understand the hype now!!
With the Pre-amp, I got much better results! I get 31.1 Fox, 30.1 NBC, 59.1 UPN, 45.1 PBS, 55 WLNY (IND), 35 ?, 44.1-2 So far infomercials, 7.1 WABC, 2.1 WCBS, and 41.1 Telemundo.
My TV appears to show the channel as long as half the bar shows up. I'm sure that is just this TV's way of displaying the signal. I am pretty impressed. I may just stick with this for a little while. I got every network I wanted, and then some! My goal was to get UHF major networks, but also got some VHF. All of this in New London! I'll still tweak a bit more. I want to see how many RI stations I may get. I know I have a few NY's, and CT's. I can't wait for the Simpsons!!
I really want to thank everyone for your help, and guidance on what to expect. Your info let me know now is the time to hop on the HD train!
Seeth AKA Mark