[mythtv-users] Hardware questions

Krzysztof Adamski k at adamski.org
Wed Oct 22 19:36:57 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-22-10 at 15:22 -0400, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Bobby Gill wrote:
> > Okay, brace yourselves for the ultimate noobness.. but I've never used/had
> > an antenna for TV--  Is the antenna all that's needed to get HD signals? How
> > is it setup (in the simplest terms)? Is it used along with a subscription of
> > some sort with a provider (bell, rogers. etc.) ?? Like from the start.. say
> > I buy the channel master 4221.. what exactly am I doing with it to get from
> > A-Z ?
> > 
> > I just purchased an HVR-1600 from best buy so I can test it with my parents'
> > Rogers digital box (30 days to return so I can at least try the setup out
> > and see what it would be like).
> > 
> > Thanks fellas
> > Bob
> If you are going to put up an antenna, get the 4228 instead of the 4221. 

I would disagree about getting the 4228 instead of the 4221. The 4228
has a longer range 60 miles versus 45 miles for the 4221, but the 4221
has a 45 degree beam width versus 15 degrees for the 4228. This would be
the difference for him getting all stations with one antenna versus
having to have 2 antennas.

Of course the only way to know for sure is to try first, or talking to
an expert, good luck finding one.


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