I have had cable at times (not for years), and due to the apartment I live in, dish’s are not an option (maybe). I cannot justify the cost for cable, just to get a few channels I like etc, but thats not what this thread is about. Its about brodcast tv. I’m still analog (tube tv). I have 2-3 hundred dollars worth of indoor antenas bought over years (I work at a clearance store that used to (key word, used to) get nice stuff. I have some really nice indoor antennas. I’m living in a dead zone though, (not one antenna will get a good picture, it could be building caused).
At work, we have a hidef tv (in the typical high celing type store). Local reception (analog) is total crap, as expected from the amount of steel in the building, but we get high def very clear, off a 6$ set of crappy rabit ears. Is digital broadcast that much better? It breaks up a lot, but its better and sometimes break free?
I don’t really have the money to upgrade, but for future purchases, should I give up analog? Fyi I have 5 analog tuners (4pci 1 external), and not 1 works on an indoor antenna worth shit???
After posting this, I thought, first question is going to be, what cards have you used (for analog), as someone might try to help with those (not what I am looking for, curious about digital). cards are
Pinacle studio av/dv (no tuner) v9 software
studio pctv pro (old but nice and also pinacle)
aver tv stereo(very old)???
This one, havent even tried it but I own it
A very old ver of studio av (no dv), which has a very highly rated german made card, but software (all that early pinacle software) was shit).