Over The Air HDTV

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#1

Does anyone know if the over the air HD broadcasting will improve by Feb 9, 2009? Most of the local stations and public tv in my area are on board but the pixelation or signal interuption is terrible. Thank goodness I can still receive a decent analog signal or I would be up the creek recording some tv broadcasts. I understand that weather, especially thunder storms are a factor, even with satelite tv but what about perfectly clear days? I have a flat screen plasma tv that receives both analog and digital and Phillips DVD/DVR that receives the digital signal only.

Thanks,

big bubb


#2

It will be the same. Only the data format is changing. It will no longer be an analog signal and will be digital only. Think cassette tapes (analog) and CD’s (digital). The main purpose is to free up space. Analog data consumes much more space or bandwidth than the same data digitized.


#3

There will be some change. There will be some channel switching (transparent to us) as channels are reallocated. Do note Chicago will have 2 stations using the VHF band.

Might be best to spend some time here and see what they say about antenna options/size.

http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx


#4

[QUOTE=MysticEyes;2189392]There will be some change. There will be some channel switching (transparent to us) as channels are reallocated. Do note Chicago will have 2 stations using the VHF band.

Might be best to spend some time here and see what they say about antenna options/size.

http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx[/QUOTE]

Thank you :slight_smile:


#5

I have excellant OTA reception with a Winegard antennae. My Pioneer plasma has an ATSC tuner and my HTPC has a myHD130 tuner.