Originally Posted by ChrisPC
My zip code has finally been updated for the new frequencies. Hopefully, yours has been, too. You can probably try doing the zip code setup now.
Yup it appears to have updated, and I got WTVA briefly the other night.
I finally got one of those DTV converters to play with, a Channel Master model. It is a lot more sensitive than the DirecTV box and has a wonderful signal strength meter to boot, so instead of putting it up as a "just in case" backup, I may press it into service in the bedroom where the D* receiver is.
Just fiddling with a cheapo antenna in the bedroom, I was able to get WKDH (5%), WLOV (48%), WABG (76%) and WMAO (12%) in one location. Then I moved it a few feet and got WABG (100%), WTVA (28%) and WMAV (30%).
If anything, this certainly confirms my thoughts that DTV reception is super finicky, and that minute antenna adjustments can make a huge difference. And that some digital tuners are better than others!
On an unrelated note, I was able to fiddle with someone's cable-supplied TV and discovered that, as expected, KTBS Shreveport's analog nitelite is gone from CableOne's analog channel 3 on their lineup. To my surprise, it's now carrying WLBT 3 from Jackson, at least it was during the 10pm newscast tonight. I sure would like to know how they managed to snag WLBT's digital signal from over 110 miles away.