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I am told the general rule of thumb as it pertains to receiving digital signals among other things is, if you can receive the stations analog signal you should be able to receive the digital as well.


I have to say this has not been the case in my exeperience. First off my equipment, I'm using the Zenith Silver Sensor with a Radio Shack high gain amp Cat # 15-1109 attached to my internal receiver in the RCA F38310.


I do acquire off air guides but in the past I have turned this off to pick up more stations. The Stations I am receiving are:


WCBS-DT CBS NY 56-1 very strong signal cannot receive the analog signal.

WNYW-DT FOX NY 44-2 Very strong signal cannot receive the analog signal

WWOR-DT UPN NY 44-3 Very strong signal cannot receive the analog signal

WNJT-DT PBS NJ 43-3, 44-4 Very strong signal can receive the analog signal


Digital Stations I cannot receive but receive the analog equivalents:


WCAU-NBC 10 Philadelphia cannot receive the digital signal

WPSG-UPN 57 Philadelphia cannot receive the digital signal

WTXF-FOX 29 Philadelphia cannot receive the digital signal

WNET-PBS 13 NY Can not receive the digital signal


I could go on but I think everyone gets the idea. I have moved the antenna around to different locations I have been on antenna web etc.. to make sure I have the proper location for the antenna. It’s not the end of the world for me but just a little confusing.
 

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Not weird reception at all. With an indoor antenna, for MANY, reception is difficult. The 'if you get analog, you'll get digital' is not always true either.


If you want to get Philly digital reception, you will need to:

get an outdoor antenna (may work in your attic)

get an antenna rotator (NY and Philly are in different directions.)

possibly replace the R/S amp with a Channel Master 7775 or 7777 pre-amp.

(R/S amps are 'noisy', basically the CM Pre-amps are the most recommended)
 

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Where can Channel master products be purchased over the counter if not do you know of any good websites?
 
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