Allways great to get readers feedback. Also, together with some tips. This from Tom in Ohio.
I’m most gratified I found your site and having read the following… ‘ There are only a handful of broadcast locations across the U.S. that have plans to remain 100% on the UHF band, most areas will have both VHF and UHF digital stations.”
and ” The antenna should be VHF/UHF capable, unless you are absolutely certain all of your stations are currently UHF, and will remain UHF after the digital transition is complete.”
and”best advice is to purchase a TV antenna that is large enough to be certain it can easily receive all of the digital broadcast signals in your area, even during poor reception conditions. The antenna should be VHF/UHF capable, unless you are absolutely certain all of your stations are currently UHF, and will remain UHF after the digital transition is complete. ring poor reception conditions.
After reading many articles and blogs this past week or so, you are the first to acknowledge the continuation of the VHF broadcast ( changing from analog to digital )as a primary signal. I must tell you that so many of the so called experts are telling people that vhf is a thing of the past with the exception of a few areas using small relay stations and two or three major cities will only be using vhf digital
People whom are questioning so many of these experts (because they get so much conflicting information) simply get treated, or talked back to as if there idiots, and are being convienced that unless it is a very unusual situation, all they need is a UHF anntenna and maybe an ampifier. To make things worse ,in my area the stores are over flowing with antennas, UHF antennas with max. distances of 15 to 50 miles, a few with VHF. The store personnal are trained that all one needs is UHF and that the VHF is usless after Feb. WE KNOW THATS NOT TRUE !!
I Live in a rural setting about 55 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio I have an outdoor 120 mile VHF/80mile UHF antenna , I’ve been receiving digital tv for about 4 maybe 5 years now. Currently I receive 44 channels. 1/2 0f which are uhf and 1/2 are vhf One can only imgine where I’de be if I followed others advice and got an hdtv uhf attenna.
Note; to help with the reception do to the fact of weather conditions and when the breeze bloows I do plan on installing an ‘outdoor inline ampifier’ and/or installing a larger ‘vhf/uhf directional antenna’ (one or both should help with the ‘break up’of the digital transmitsion both short and long range )
YOU”VE GIVEN GOOD AND CORRECT INFORMATION HERE AND I THANKYOU FOR IT AND FOR THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING MISSLED MOSTLY!
Whyisn’t the gov giving this type info out?