Re: HDTV: switching to a WINEGARD TV ANTENNA improve HDTV channels?
- From: trigonometry1972@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:42:43 -0000
On Sep 11, 8:20 pm, lbbss <labi...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I presently have a old style tower antenna on our house. I bought a
plasma TV recently. I was just curious if it would improve my
reception if I switched to a Winegard SS-2000 Square Shooter TV
Antenna? Will there be a noticeable difference. When I first got
my plasma TV I was getting lost of channels (12 or so). Now I only
get about six (I am suspect my cheap amplifier box is fried, that
would explain it. it does not feel warm, maybe it's dead). In any
case, back to my question, would switching to a Winegard tv antenna
likely to improve my HDTV picture? They claim to reach 40-50
I am not an expert but I live about 50 miles for the local stations
and I deal with the antennas of two households and have
experimented . A good amplifier can
really help. During my messing around I ordered a winegard
antenna, it was a two piece thing and a UHF only model. Looked good on
but it didn't do any better than the simpler antenna.
Indeed it must have been a little worse since I didn't use it long.
I've long since
forgotten it model number. Just today got a new TV that is
capable of 720p resolution. It does better receptionwise than my old
Sharp TV though the channels are all just 480i on this same
antenna and booster system. While I used booster system
from Radioshack, the one I have now and like I got at Ace.
It is a Channel Master 0747. It is a two part system. A "preamplier"
on the antenna that sends the exterior grade coax down to
the amplifier next to the TV and VCR.
Now I need something in place of the VCR as the
old style TV signal for the public channel
is greatly inferior to its digital signal.
If I replace the current antenna, I'll get the old style
UHF antenna that looks like a square sail. I think it
be less prone to the wind swing it around.
Also a higher mast can really help. I have one and used it for
decades but the old style lead insulation cracked due to sun damage.
I took it down and found out I had gotten too old to
raise it unless I hire someone. No surprise as raising it always
was a two man job by rights. So I put up a shorter
Anyway with a booster I get good reception now that
I have DTV before on the analog set the signal was passable
but washed out and ghosty at times or depending on
the channel, etc. So the DTV signal serves me better
than the analog signals.This not what I expected.
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