TV Fool  

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-Nov-2010, 1:31 PM   #1
David
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3
Help with TV Fool Report

Hello!

I am looking for some help interpreting my TV Fool report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...81a345eb698198

I would like to discontinue my cable TV service and try an antenna/Netflix combo. My household won't be happy with this switch unless I can receive all the networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and FOX) with the antenna. Of the available networks, I would prefer to receive WWNY (CBS) and WPBS. I don't know if it's worth trying to receive WWNY, since it's the only VHF channel I'd be likely to receive.

I can mount an antenna on the west side of my house, at the peak, 25-30' above ground surface. To the east/south-east, approximately 30' away, is a large maple tree. There are no obstructions in any other direction.

So, I'm looking for help with the report to determine if I'm likely to receive all the networks. Am I right that the channels in green/yellow will be fairly easy to receive?

Also, can anyone offer me advice or recommendations on equipment to try? Of course, I'd like to keep everything as simple as possible. I am fairly handy, so I will install this myself.

Thanks very much in advance...I really appreciate any advice!
Dave
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-Nov-2010, 2:02 PM   #2
Tower Guy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Delmar, NY
Posts: 1,232
Quote:
Originally Posted by David View Post
So, I'm looking for help with the report to determine if I'm likely to receive all the networks.
Yes, all the networks can be received from Syracuse. It's easy to add WWNY using a second antenna without the complication of a rotor. WPBS will need a rotor or a third antenna and a filter/joiner.

I'd consider a 4 bay UHF for Syracuse and a Y10-7-13 for WWNY. Add them together with a UVSJ. If you split to multiple TV sets, use an AP-2870 preamp instead of the UVSJ.

Last edited by Tower Guy; 10-Nov-2010 at 2:15 PM.
Tower Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-Nov-2010, 4:32 AM   #3
John Candle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,697
Tv Reception

I recommend a XG91 UHF antenna pointed south and a HD7695P pointed north east. With a remote control A/B switch at each tv location. And you can experiment with a HD7084P pointed at the Canada stations. http://www.digitalhome.ca , http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.htm , http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/105462 , http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=30998

Last edited by John Candle; 11-Nov-2010 at 4:59 AM.
John Candle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-Nov-2010, 9:54 AM   #4
David
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks very much for the help, it is really appreciated! I will definitely take a look at the suggested equipment...I need to get on this before snow comes!

Thanks again,
Dave
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-Nov-2010, 8:09 PM   #5
Tigerbangs
TV Reception Maven
 
Tigerbangs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 339
Send a message via AIM to Tigerbangs Send a message via Yahoo to Tigerbangs
What Tower Guy said: right on the money!
Tigerbangs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 4:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © TV Fool, LLC