[mythtv-users] Re: OT: How I plan on having Cable/OTA with HD-3000

Junkie Junk jjunkmail42 at charter.net
Fri Dec 3 23:45:46 UTC 2004

Junkie Junk wrote:

> I bought an antenna 
> http://www.rca.com/product/viewdetail/1,2588,PI45474-CI209,00.html for 
> ~$25 after pricematching to WM 
> http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2153142 . It was 
> on BB and CC's website but no longer appear to be. It is "HDTV 
> approved" and has a 3-way switch that bypasses the cable through it as 
> well as amplifying OTA beautifully. The only downside that one might 
> have is the switch is tiny (need to use finger nail) and you'd have to 
> get off the couch to change between Cable and HDTV. Also, the 
> "integrated cord" is only 3' and not as high quality as this 
> wannabe-hdtvphile would like. OTA signal still comes in with the 
> switch on Cable, but the cable signal does not come in at all when the 
> OTA is amplified.
> Hope this helps
Sorry for the long wait, since I'm only 5 miles away from the HDTV tower 
in my area (and I get >100 signal for all stations) I didn't want to 
endorse the antenna too much, but I just tried getting a signal that is 
out of my viewing area based on zap2it labs (22.7 miles) nor does it 
show on antennaweb.org for my location. But being a WB station I thought 
it should come into view OTA and after googling I found the freq, ran 
dtvsignal on it and got ~86, I would highly recommend this antenna!

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