Originally Posted by GeekGirl
The reason I got the "wing" is for simplicity. This is for my parents, who are technology averse... Turns out that she opened the drawer with the power off, inserted the DVD, and closed it. Then, she turned on the power and the DVD "disappeared" inside somewhere. This is the simplest DVD player you can get. No idea this was even possible.
You said they are getting all possible channels, so they likely don't need a better antenna. I only mentioned it because it sounded like the ANT111 is a much better performer -- in case they later have some issues with the wing not doing so hot some of the time.
Sounds like you're saying you can't figure how your Mom pulled off that DVD move. If so, I agree. All the players I'm familiar with shut the drawer automatically when you power down (assuming the drawer is open). And they also power up if you push only the "open drawer" button. And I know of no way you can even open the drawer without powering it up.
So she pulled off a good one there.
Originally Posted by frank70
... Amazon's got the wing for $9.
That's what Geekgirl said as well but when I clicked on her link it came up as on sale for $16.99 (normally $19.99).
Now, on a completely different subject and for those of you who might be interested, I just got hip to a site that's "better than AntennaWeb." See this post -http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7625830
The only cautionary note I'd make is that his first link isn't really where ya want to go to start. You really want to start at the home page -http://geocoder.ibegin.com/
and scroll down a bit and enter your street address in the box in the "Test Drive / Begin Geocoder" window.
Then just follow his instructions (in his post).
Now one interesting thing I found is that WHYY did not come up as a digital station at all. It only came up (as an analog station) when I checked the "List Analog Stations" box.
I have no idea why that is, but there ya go.
And I do agree -- it is MUCH better than AntennaWeb.