DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by grossaffe » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:38 pm

bicostp wrote:Do you have a DTV/UHF antenna or are you using rabbit ears? The 'DTV' antennas are designed to pick up the area of the UHF band that the signals are sent on, while rabbit ears do a mediocre job of picking up the entire VHF/UHF spectrum. Even those little bowtie UHF antennas are more suitable than old general-purpouse antennas.
I think I remember my antenna being capable of picking up HD signals, so I would assume that its meant to pick up DTV signals.

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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by nevermind1534 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:47 pm

grossaffe wrote:
bicostp wrote:Do you have a DTV/UHF antenna or are you using rabbit ears? The 'DTV' antennas are designed to pick up the area of the UHF band that the signals are sent on, while rabbit ears do a mediocre job of picking up the entire VHF/UHF spectrum. Even those little bowtie UHF antennas are more suitable than old general-purpouse antennas.
I think I remember my antenna being capable of picking up HD signals, so I would assume that its meant to pick up DTV signals.
Pretty much any antenna is capable
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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by Basement_Modder » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:51 pm

Some work better than others, but those stupid commercials make it seem like you have to buy a huge vhf-uhf antenna or you'll never watch TV again. Ridiculous. I got a descent signal from a converter box with a paperclip stuck in the "antenna in" jack, and an alright signal with nothing. People should stop listening to advertisements. They lie.
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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by Negative_Creep » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:45 pm

Basement_Modder wrote:Some work better than others, but those stupid commercials make it seem like you have to buy a huge vhf-uhf antenna or you'll never watch TV again. Ridiculous. I got a descent signal from a converter box with a paperclip stuck in the "antenna in" jack, and an alright signal with nothing. People should stop listening to advertisements. They lie.
Yeah, they sell you products, thats why the exist.

Products such as huge VHF-UHF antenni :wink:

Oh, i'm ready for the switchover in 2012 anyway, got 2 TVs capable of DTV, even though I have Sky through satellite so no worries anyway.

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Post by Twilight Wolf » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:19 pm

Harshboy wrote:Honestly, who doesn't own Cable these days?
My family doesn't. I think it's idiotic to pay for TV that still contains the one thing that makes free TV free - commercials!
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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by J.D » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:18 am

Crap...Now I can't use my T.V tuner on my Game Gear and TurboExpress...

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Post by Metallica Man X » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:53 am

You should still be able to pick up local Public Broadcasting type stations. I know PBS here will still be broadcasting on analog.
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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by Twilight Wolf » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:55 am

PBS stopped broadcasting in analog here back on Feb. 17...
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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by J.D » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:01 am

Twilight Wolf wrote:PBS stopped broadcasting in analog here back on Feb. 17...
A lot of companies stopped broadcasting in analog on the original date.

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Re: DTV SWITCHOVER IS NIGH

Post by Twilight Wolf » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:54 am

Oh, I know - in fact, we only had CBS and NBC still broadcasting in analog until the 12th. CBS still does, actually, but it's only how to get your TV digital-ready. I was merely pointing out that our PBS stopped broadcasting in analog, in response to Metallica Man X's post about local public broadcasting stations.
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