Hope someone can help me with this.
I live in Windsor Ontario and I'm looking to get my HD viewing up and rolling. I refuse to pay for TV service at this point in time as Canadian HD is moving to slow. OTA is where I need to be
: I know I can pick a lot up apparently from Detroit and the surrounding areas. When I was younger back in the '80s my parents had an antenna with the rotor, in analog. I seem to remember the old TV set getting 2, 4, 7, 9, 20, and 50 with good reception. Stations like 32, 56(PBS), and others wre snowy after using the rotor.
All I really want is CBS, NBC, and ABC in Digital and there HD feeds. If anyone knows the Windsor area I live about 6 blocks or so away from the DCX mini-van plant.
I went to Gray's Antenna and asked about this and he said where I live you'd get snow on 2 and 4 because the channels are so close together. I think he was talking about the analog feeds which I don't want. I know that the digital feeds are in 1s and 0s like a computer so wouldn't I get a signal no matter what?
Most antenna's I've seen around the neighbourhood are the "metal" kind, with all the "wires" poking out. As you can tell by now I have no idea what there called, lol. But I also have seen the "saucer" type antennas. What is the difference? I live about at most 15km from the Detroit River. With the "metal" kind do I have to point it ad hoc or pin-point a signal? I've noticed that with these "metal" ones in my neighbourhood some are pointing this way and others pointing that way. None in the same direction :-? With the the "saucer" type antenna, can you even point something that's round?
I want to do this on the cheap too as I'm getting married in Janurary. I think I've decided to get the Samsung T151 and some sort of antenna. I really don't want to get a rotor or a pre-amp or a "tower" I just want it mounted on the roof or even the garage. Also when I move would I be able to take the antenna with me or is that part of the "fixture" to the house?
Thanks a bunch, if there's any other info you'd need to know please ask and I'll do my best to answer