[quote]Originally posted by wolfpackjohn
[b]This is my first post in this forum. I would appreciate others' experience and opinions.
My location is Lincolnton, NC (zip 28092) about 30-35 miles northwest of downtown Charlotte.
I have just purchased a Panasonic PT-50LC13 LCD projection HDTV. I also purchased a Samsung SIR-TS360 HD receiver. I hooked the HD receiver to my existing rooftop antenna. With no adjustments, I can pick up the following digital channels:
WJZY (channel 46.1 or 47)
WWWB (channel 55.1 or 39)
WCNC (channel 36.1 or 22)
WBTV (channel 3.1 or 23)
For WCCB (channel 18.1 or 27), signal strength varies from 0% to 54%. However, I do occasionally get audio/video dropouts and pixelation.
For WSOC (channel 9.1 or 34), I can't get a watchable picture. Audio/video dropouts are common if I can get a picture at all.
I haven't gotten a signal at all from WTVI , WUNG, or WAXN, but I'm not really concerned about them since I rarely watch them.
I don't have any hills or buildings (only trees) between my antenna and the transmitters.
Along with bdfoxdoe, I have a lot of professional broadcasting experience (40+ years
) and have built serveral DTV stations from scratch. Bob and I have worked together for about 25 years.
Would you consider PMing me with your street address or at least your street in Lincolnton. The zip code just isn't enough to do much good.
Bob and I are both surprised you can't get the stations to the east. We would like to come to the street and check this out. While we can't do this for every reception problem, yours is interesting. It should work in your area without any big problem. Even with the early generation receivers we're all using.
Thanks in advance.