Current Dish SD customer thinking of making that HD leap. So, trying to do as much research as possible and cover all my bases. Which leads me to thinking about antennas for OTA HD reception. I'm really mostly concerned with the "big 4" locals; anything else is a bonus. I live in Manchester (hi, schmitter...
) and here is what antennaweb has to say:
* yellow - uhf WFSB-DT 3.1 CBS HARTFORD CT 276° 14.9 33
* yellow - uhf WUVN-DT 18.1 UNI HARTFORD CT 276° 14.7 46
* yellow - uhf WTIC-DT 31.1 FOX HARTFORD CT 261° 17.6 31
* yellow - uhf WEDH-DT 45 PBS HARTFORD CT 261° 17.6 45
* green - uhf WVIT-DT 30.1 NBC NEW BRITAIN CT 260° 17.8 35
* red - vhf WTXX-DT 20.1 WB WATERBURY CT 261° 17.6 12
* red - uhf WCTX-DT 59.1 UPN NEW HAVEN CT 235° 34.7 39
* red - vhf WTNH-DT 10.1 ABC NEW HAVEN CT 235° 34.7 10
* blue - vhf WWLP-DT 22.1 NBC SPRINGFIELD MA 348° 21.4 11
So, it seems to be reccommending a medium range directional antenna. How directional is directional? It looks like there's a 40 degree spread between WTNH-DT and WFSB-DT, with WTIC and WVIT in between. Looking on antennasdirect, the 42XG looks like a directional antenna that would fit the critera. Or would I be better off with the multi-directional DB4? Or, something else entirely?
IF you are able to help schmitter (or anyone familiar with Manchester), I'm off of Oakland Street, near UHaul and that abomination of a VIP that they are building. A little worried, because my condo unit sits below street level (compared to Oakland Street), but the antenna would not be facing that way, anyway.
Thanks, as always, for the help....