Digital TV Conversion - CH9 WMUR Manchester NH

Larry Weil
Sun Jun 14 11:11:04 EDT 2009

At 8:39 AM -0400 6/14/09, Mark Laurence wrote:
>I've tried the UHF loop, a top-rated indoor antenna, and a large 
>rooftop-style antenna that's in my attic.  The attic antenna works 
>best, but they all have similar results.  In or near Boston, you can 
>get a dozen signals.  But if you're trying to pick up stations in 
>several markets, or something beyond 20-25 miles, it can take hours 
>of trial and error.   The way most TVs or converters work, the 
>screen goes blank while they're scanning, and then you're limited to 
>the stations that were picked up in the last scan.

My Insignia box from Best Buy (actually a rebranded Zenith) allows 
one to manually tune the channels.  So if you know the actual RF 
channel of a station you want to try to receive, you can tune the box 
to that channel and then experiment with the antenna(s) to your 
heart's content.  There's even a signal strength indicator that shows 
when you are in the manual tune mode which is very nice.  Note that I 
bought this box when the coupons first came out, I don't know if it's 
still available.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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