Scary news about the analog TV phaseout!
Fri Feb 1 21:13:04 EST 2008
I'm in an urban apartment 15 mi NE of the Needham towers. I have a hard time getting ATSC signals, but analog signals are even worse. I get WBZ, WCVB, WHDH, WGBH and WGBX in ATSC on most days. I only get WHDH in analog and poorly at that. Then again, there are trees planted outside my window.) ATSC doesn't require as much S/N as NTSC for a good signal, about 16 dB vs. 25-30 dB or so for analog. The killer for ATSC is multipath ("ghosts").
Roof antennas would be fabulous for digital if they were in good shape and not too many big features nearby.
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