Originally Posted by joabruno
I have terk hdtvs ota antenna. I live in Metairie. I recevie all channels except NBC DT with 100% strong signal. Do I need a pre amp or do I not need one since I am receiving my channels with good signal? What exactly does pre amp do and what is a good one to get if I need one? Also does anyone know what is going on with NBC DT 6.1? I am not receiving it.
WDSU (6.1) is not on the air, neither is PBS (12.1). All the others are, albeit ABC and WB are on loaned bandwidth from the independent channel 49.1. (49.2 and 49.3 respectively)
the ABC (26.1) and WB (38.1) won't be back on their own transmitter for a while. There is no news from WDSU DT (6.1) as to when they will be back up and transmitting a digital signal.
The Temp ABC on 49.2 says they will have the ABC HD signal up and running on 49.2 in time for the Superbowl.
If you are getting a good signal without an amp you shouldn't need one when the others eventually come online.
However, if you do get a signal amp or preamp (and a rotor) you may be able to get either the Baton Rouge DT stations and or the Biloxi DT stations. WMMV.