We are getting several viewer calls from folk who have discovered that there is content on Create or World that they would like to watch.... but can't find Create or World on their cable or satellite system.
I'm drafting a one pager to sent out to the viewers and would appreciate your suggestions on how to improve the draft (below):
I had to make a lot of changes, as some permissions fell through. Please take a look at this one and let me know what you think. Thanks.
What Do I Need for WKAR Picture Reception Over-The-Air?
You will need:
An Antenna and
Digital television set or Digital to analog converter box
Television sets manufactured since March 1, 2007 have the digital tuner built-in.
We suggest out-door antennas whenever possible. The web site: http://www.antennaweb.org
can help determine the size of antenna you need. If you live within about ten miles of our transmission facility in Okemos, you might be able to use an indoor antenna such as the Terk HDTVa. We've found that the single loop, or small flat antennas generally do not perform well. An aside, although most stations, including WKAR, in the Lansing area are in the UHF band, WILX channel 10 remains in the VHF band, and VHF elements (the ears on an indoor antenna) are essential to receive WILX.
If you do not have a digital television set, you will need a converter box. There are only a few boxes available at retailers, you may need to call, or shop on-line. You will still need the antenna to connect -to- the converter then a cable from the converter to the TV set. Instructions will be with the converter box.
After you connect your antenna to the set, you will need to perform a channel scan. You'll find specific instructions in your television set owner's guide.
It is possible to have both a cable/satellite system -and- antenna connected to most modern television sets. Generally, the cable or satellite set-top-box is connected to the HDMI, component, composite, or “S” connector, and the antenna is connected to the “F” antenna-in connector. The manual for the television set or the cable/satellite box should have more information.
For more information on antennas, and reception tips see the Antenna Guide at www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/dtvantennas.html
.Edited by garybliev - 9/5/12 at 12:08pm