[mythtv-users] OT Question About OTA Antennas

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 17:22:09 UTC 2007

On 9/24/07, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:

> > Antennaweb pretty much sucks anymore. Try using www.tvfool.com.
> Those sites give wildly divergent results, for me.
> tvfool.com codes several stations as green, meaning a set-top antenna
> would probably work.  Antennaweb codes them red, meaning I'd need a
> medium-sized outdoor antenna.
> Part of it may be that TV Fool's results for many of these channels
> are based on 2-edge diffraction, which doesn't seem like it'd be
> terribly reliable for a digital signal.  It also indicates that line-
> of-sight for some of these stations would require a tower over 300
> feet (!) tall.
> Given that others have reported that MythTV needs at least 60% signal
> strength to work reliably, I'm tempted to believe Antennaweb.

In my case, AntennaWeb only gives me results based on what looks like
my DMA. It doesn't even bother giving me information about stations in
Baltimore and Philly that I can get without a problem.

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