Re: Digital TV

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by squirltop@yahoo.com, May 27, 2009.

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    DemoDisk wrote:
    > "R�g�r" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Okay, they're getting ready to turn off analog TV broadcasting, not a
    > > problem for me, I'm on cable. BUT, there's an older woman who has
    > > dedicated her life to serving disadvantaged people in our area who

    > lives
    > > where there is no cable. She's been using an antenna for broadcast
    > > reception for years and years. I recently went to her house to hook up

    > a
    > > digital converter and NOTHING, absolutely nothing was coming through.
    > > Her antenna appears to be of good quality and in good shape.
    > >
    > > I know it's a weak signal to blame, but now she's going to have no TV
    > > whatsoever unless she has a satellite dish installed. At a monthly

    > price
    > > that seems enormous to her, satellite is less than an ideal solution.
    > > Anyone got any brilliant ideas for an alternative solution, a solution
    > > that someone on a very limited budget might afford?

    >
    >
    > Limited budget? Hmm, that seems familiar...
    >
    > What she probably needs is an amplified antenna to help with weak
    > signals. And if she/you shop around, it might not cost the $20 - $40
    > that Ratshack and BestBuy will charge. BTDT
    >
    > I got a TriQuest amplified indoor antenna for $10 and it's doing okay,
    > but not as well as a rooftop antenna probably would. The worst part of a
    > set-top antenna for me was my constantly moving it around, which
    > destroys them. That's how RS and BB get repeat business. : /
    >
    > What isn't clear clear is why I even need an antenna, with at least 2
    > towers w/i 5 to 7 miles of here, and few obstructions.
    >
    > Anyway, not a brilliant solution, but it works for me.
    >
    > HTH,
    > JPM


    Maybe the tv cannot handle the strong signal, without filtering that
    the antenna may provide.
    , May 27, 2009
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