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Will this ota set-up work OK?


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#1 OFFLINE   tase2

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:07 AM

Quick background:

Live in a condo facing north-received permission to put D* dish on roof.

Roof is being worked on-the dish must be remove briefly and then reattached. The word I have received is that no way will the reattached dish be aligned. The roofers will not realign dish.

I set up an appointment with D* for tomorrow for them to realign the dish.
I was thinking of adding the D* antenna to my service call for tomorrow.

I currently have an indoor ota set-up. works like crap.
I have a Zenith ZHDTV1 Silver Sensor and a Channel Master CM7778. I have no attic.

The condo complex was very cooperative with the dish so I certainly did not want to push with a large ota antenna on the roof. There are around 160 units and there are zero roof antennas.


Now my question-has anyone seen or have opinions on the D* clip-on antenna?
From D*'s website.

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Omni/semidirectional, UHF/VHF antenna. This antenna is ideal for consumers who live between two or more television transmitting stations because of its ability to pick up signals from different directions. Its compact size allows the antenna to be conveniently disguised behind a satellite dish.



Do you think it will work and is it unobtrusive? Since i am at work, there are very few sites I can access and almost all images are the red x in a box.

Here is my local info.
DTV Antenna
Type Call Sign Channel Network City State Live
Date Compass
Orientation Miles
From Frequency
Assignment
yellow - uhf WTXX 20 WB WATERBURY CT 289° 10.6 20
yellow - vhf WTNH 8 ABC NEW HAVEN CT 246° 9.1 8
* yellow - vhf WTNH-DT 10.1 ABC NEW HAVEN CT 246° 9.1 10
yellow - uhf WCTX 59 UPN NEW HAVEN CT 246° 9.1 59
* yellow - uhf WCTX-DT 59.1 UPN NEW HAVEN CT 246° 9.1 39
* green - vhf WEDY-DT 6 PBS NEW HAVEN CT FCC Ext 216° 13.0 6
lt green - uhf WEDY 65 PBS NEW HAVEN CT 216° 13.0 65
red - vhf WFSB 3 CBS HARTFORD CT 15° 18.8 3
* red - uhf WFSB-DT 3.1 CBS HARTFORD CT 15° 18.8 33
red - uhf WTIC 61 FOX HARTFORD CT 10° 13.9 61
red - uhf WUVN 18 UNI HARTFORD CT 16° 18.8 18
red - uhf WVIT 30 NBC NEW BRITAIN CT 10° 13.7 30
* red - uhf WVIT-DT 30.1 NBC NEW BRITAIN CT 10° 13.7 35
red - uhf WEDH 24 PBS HARTFORD CT 15° 18.7 24
* blue - uhf WEDH-DT 45 PBS HARTFORD CT 10° 13.9 45
blue - uhf WHPX 26 i NEW LONDON CT 114° 32.4 26
* blue - vhf WTXX-DT 20.1 WB WATERBURY CT 10° 13.9 12
blue - uhf WLNY 55 IND RIVERHEAD NY 201° 42.2 55
blue - uhf WFTY 67 TFA SMITHTOWN NY 204° 43.0 67
blue - uhf WEDW 49 PBS BRIDGEPORT CT 245° 24.7 49
* blue - uhf WUVN-DT 18.1 UNI HARTFORD CT 16° 18.8 46
blue - uhf WSAH 43 SAH BRIDGEPORT CT 252° 18.3 43
* blue - uhf WSAH-DT 42 SAH BRIDGEPORT CT TBD 252° 18.3 42
* violet - uhf WTIC-DT 31.1 FOX HARTFORD CT 10° 13.9 31
violet - uhf WRNN 62 IND KINGSTON NY 316° 77.5 62
violet - uhf WXXA 23 FOX ALBANY NY 336° 98.5 23
violet - vhf WRGB 6 CBS SCHENECTADY NY 337° 99.0 6
violet - uhf WWLP 22 NBC SPRINGFIELD MA 22° 40.6 22
violet - uhf WGBY 57 PBS SPRINGFIELD MA 23° 51.7 57
violet - uhf WGGB 40 ABC SPRINGFIELD MA 23° 51.7 40
violet - uhf WTBY 54 TBN POUGHKEEPSIE NY 298° 62.9 54
violet - uhf WMBC 63 IND NEWTON NJ 264° 98.4 63
violet - uhf WNJU 47 TEL LINDEN NJ 243° 83.0 47
violet - vhf WCBS 2 CBS NEW YORK NY 244° 80.3 2
violet - vhf WNBC 4 NBC NEW YORK NY 244° 80.3 4
violet - uhf WLIW 21 PBS GARDEN CITY NY 228° 59.5 21
violet - uhf WXTV 41 UNI PATERSON NJ 244° 80.3 41
violet - uhf WNYE 25 NYC NEW YORK NY 244° 80.3 25
violet - uhf WPXN 31 i NEW YORK NY 244° 80.3 31
violet - vhf WNYW 5 FOX NEW YORK NY 244° 80.3 5
violet - uhf WEDN 53 PBS NORWICH CT 102° 33.4 53

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#2 OFFLINE   tase2

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:03 AM

Just to add-I will not be upgrading to the mpeg4 dish.

#3 OFFLINE   morgantown

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 03:15 PM

Well, I'm 60 miles away from the station and I get ABC with no problem at all and NBC if I just point my rabbit ears in the right direction. Do you have a pair of rabbit ear antennas that you could see how good/bad the reception is in your area?

You may not even need the clip on. Last time I saw someone use the clip-on the difference between that and the rebbit ears was negligable.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:08 PM

I've seen OTA HD feeds, using the big rabbit ears type indoor antenna deep inside my call center....They worked ok, of course, in Las Vegas, you are never more then 5-10 miles from the station...
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