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Old 12-07-2007, 11:24 AM   #15
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I just replaced the 20" SD TV in the bedroom of my coach with a 32" LCD HD Sony and had the same WOW surprise. I'm set up in Palm Springs, Ca for the winter and the OTA signal was pretty foggy with the SD TV but when I fired up the new HD set I was really impressed with the HD programs I could get OTA. I do have the Winegard Batwing with power booster and it works great for HD broadcast.

I now find myself hanging out in the bedroom just to watch games in HD. Hopefully, this was just the first step of a complete upgrade of the coach to HD.


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Old 12-19-2007, 04:58 PM   #16
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If you can get an OTA HD signal at all, you should get a great picture. Digital signals carry better than analog because they are at a higher frequency band. I got great reception in south Tucson even though Tucson's transmitters are to the north. Denver is behind due to a lawsuit over putting HD transmitters on Lookout Mt. I only get a PBS station where I live now.

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Old 12-20-2007, 11:38 AM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Digital signals carry better than analog because they are at a higher frequency band. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
DTV uses the same channels as currently defined.

During the transition period, broadcasters have a free license for a second channel so they can put up a DTV transmitter. In 2009, some of these stations will move their DTV channel to their existing analog channel while others will just switch over to the DTV channel as their primary broadcast frequency.

While some of the 'experimental' DTV channels are UHF, a lot are in the VHF low and high bands, too.

I am starting to see ads about the government subsidy for DTV to analog TV tuner boxes. That program will start next month.

As of Feb 2007, you couldn't sell anything called a TV unless it had the ATSC tuner needed for DTV. So the old style TV's with NTSC tuners had to be called something other than a TV.

See Finding TV and radio stations (Zephyrs blog) for some links about finding receivable TV stations. TV in the RV will never be the same and TV in the RV and the next big change might provide some useful background.

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