Originally Posted by yotoad
how does channel 5 moving to VHF affect me? am i not picking up signals from both VHF and UHF right now?
my attic antenna really doesn't have any direction to it, i.e. there is no "reflector" on the end of it that i can see. but now that i look it up on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yagi_antenna
) i remember that there are some booms longer than the others -- i'm going to make sure it's pointed in the right direction instead of the opposite way.
then the channelmaster 7777 might be a great thing to have if pointing it doesn't work.
what channels do you receive?
It all depends on what you have to put up to get the channels NOW and what you will need to get the channels after they move.
For example, I have one UHF antenna pointed toward 5/17/30 and another UHF antenna pointed toward 2/8 and a single band Yagi cut for 10 pointed toward 4. Once they move, I will likely have to have a VHF antenna to point toward 5 and another VHF antenna to point toward 8 - perhaps in addition to what I have now.
VHF antennas would have to be much larger for the same gain, but perhaps atmospheric conditions will make this not needed. We will all just have to wait and see.
All I was trying to say is don't go nuts spending a bunch of money to get channels that will be moving in a year
If you get a TV or Tivo with a QAM tuner then you can get the Comcast lifeline cable for $12 per month or less and get all the locals in HD with no antenna worries.....