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Software to help fine tune OTA HD?

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#1 OFFLINE   DustoMan



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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:48 PM

I'm wondering if there's software out there that I can use on my computer that shows ATSC signal strength so I can make sure I have my antenna pointed in the optimal direction. The tuning bars in Vista Media Center don't really tell me a whole lot and don't seem to refresh very fast. Does anyone know of something I can use?
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#2 OFFLINE   rhambling



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Posted 15 October 2008 - 07:43 PM

search for a off-air signal meter.

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#3 OFFLINE   scooper


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Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:49 PM

There's some good websites - the best one currently available is www.tvfool.com

You can start with your address (or Lat/Long) and it will give direction and anticipated signal strength for each station. And it uses the same models as the FCC, with perhaps a more pessismistic set of parameters.
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...


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