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You might be able to receive KDVR-DT FOX 32 which is full power but does not broadcast any HDTV only upconverted NTSC.


KRMA-DT and KMGH-DT broadcast low power from downtown buildings and you would probable not get a signal at this time.


Most people in Denver are waiting for Colorado Springs to go online with DTV next year. We hope to get those signals long before Denver gets a tower built. The County Commissioners in Jefferson County have denied the Lake Cedar Group's request to build a new digital tower on Lookout Mountain west of Denver.


KCNC the CBS station hopes to have a low power transmitter up and running in a few months. KUSA NBC does not even want to talk about DTV.


So you will most likely get Colorado Springs DTV before Denver gets on the air with full power signals that might reach Colorado Springs.


I have tested my antenna and when I point it towards Colorado Springs I get a fuzzy NTSC signal. I expect to be able to get a digital signal in the future.


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Save your money on that TERK HD ($300) antenna. ANY current TV antenna will also work for DTV. Get one that will work for your circumstances.


Reception from the Denver stations - There is a LONG running thread about DTV and Denver. In short - you might be able to receive the DTV FOX from Lookout mountain. Currently, anything else DTV-wise in Denver is all LowPower from Republic Plaza. You may find that your Colorado Springs stations are on the air in DTV before the Denver stations, from the sound of it...


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Thanks for the info, guys.


I was hoping for better... oh well.


None of the locals in Colorado Springs have acknowledged my e-mails about DTV yet...


<sigh> Is the Terk antenna really that bad?


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<sigh> Is the Terk antenna really that bad?


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It's more like - "Is it worth it ?" - and the answer is generally NO. There are better deals that will receive at least equally (if not better)... Look at the antennas from Channelmaster and Winegard first. Maybe Radio Shack.


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It's more like - "Is it worth it ?" - and the answer is generally NO. There are better deals that will receive at least equally (if not better)... Look at the antennas from Channelmaster and Winegard first. Maybe Radio Shack.
What about that sonofabitchin' ChannelMaster monster UHF antenna? The big 7-foot circular UFH *******. Says it's for "deepest fringe" use... 60+ miles.


If I pointed it towards Denver... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


What do you think? Pointless?


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I've heard (here in this forum) that Channelmaster has discontinued production of that monster, although some retailers may still have some stock waiting to clear it out. Even if you can get a hold of one, I wouldn't count on getting the downtown stations since they are only going to be lowpower for awhile.


Personally, I would wait until the Colorao Springs stations are up. http://www.titantv.com should give you some idea of when they should be up. Baring construction / permitting problems, ALL commercial stations for ALL cities are supposed to be on the air by May 2003, all non-commercial stations by 1 year later. But this mandate is ONLY for Digital TV, not necessarily HDTV.


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I am soon to be living in Colorado Springs.


I have signed on my home and have noticed that I have a virtually perfect, unubstructed view of about 160 degrees dead north on my roof. I am not behind any mountains or oddball homes, large trees, etc.


With a Dish 6000 and an the OTA module, what's the likelihood of my receiving the three digital stations from Denver, some 50 miles away?


What do you all think of that fancy Terk HDTV antenna?


-- Robert
 
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