[mythtv-users] OTA HD Antennas??

Chris Trown ctrown at safe-mail.net
Tue Nov 8 10:53:33 EST 2005

James C. Dastrup wrote:
>>So my requirements are, something I can install in the attic and requires no user intevention. 
> If you have an attic, just buy the biggest UHF antenna you can fit.  The same old 
> TV antennas that you've seen on roofs for the past 50 years are the same ones that
> work with digital broadcasts. Most places sell them for under $100. Also, when 
> testing your signal, if possible, use a tuner other than your Linux HDTV card, unless
> you're positive that your setup is working perfectly.  Unfortunately, HDTV tuners
> are hard to come by, unless you have a new big TV with it built-in or a HD sattelite 
> receiver. Otherwise, I might even suggest you get your HD card working under
> Windows to test your signal, at least if your background is in Windows.

      So I guess this means there is no signal strength meter utility 
under Linux?  MythTV has a signal strength meter when it's scanning 
channels, but that doesn't stay on the screen.  Not too usefull for 
adjusting antennas.


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