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How much difference does manufacturer make?
Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:09 AM
Does it really matter?
If you have a preference, what is it, and why?
I'm looking at one of these:
AntennaCraft 44 Element UHF / High-Band VHF Outdoor HDTV Antenna (HBU44) Boom Length: 116", VHF Range up to 80 Miles
AntennaCraft 55 Element UHF / High-Band VHF Outdoor HDTV Antenna (HBU55) Boom length: 144", VHF Range up to 100 Miles
My lowest channel station is on actual Ch 12 (not remapped), but it's around 65 miles. I'm thinking of the HBU55, but I'm concerned about the extra 30" boom length and wind load (mast is about 50' AGL). These both have shorter radials than traditional antennas since they don't need low VHF, so that should help some.
I do have a PreAmp, so maybe the HBU44 will do the trick.
HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:42 AM
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." - Ayn Rand
Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:03 PM
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
Antennas - CM4228; RS U75-R; coathanger; Funke PSP.1922 (stillin the box); paperclip
Displays: Sony VPH D50Q with HD Fury HDMI input; Hitachi 57F59; Sony Bravia LCD;Sanyo 32" LCD; Panasonic 42" plasma
Sony 80GB PS3; Toshiba HD-DVD
Give me a Finco colinear array and I'll rule the world - HA-HA-HA-HA!