Gee, have you ever investigated why? Ever done an earth profile graph for each tx sites? What kind of antennae do you use? Gain? Amplifier? Do you have two antennae? How many miles are you from each city? Is your area very hilly or mountainous, or are you located deep in a valley? Gary didn't speak of all situations, and your case is probably a rare one. Also, you must have problems parsing words. Gary said one either got the signal very well, or not at all. That would seem to comport well with your situation. Sometimes you get it well (no snow) and sometimes you don't get it. How is he wrong on that point? And, this is assuming that you are using a single antenna and you don't get the Philly stations while pointing to Balmer, and don't get Balmer when pointing towards Philly. John Willkie _____ From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of flyback1 Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 5:20 PM To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [opendtv] Re: Democrats Air Concerns About Analog Switchover Gary Hughes wrote: Not so. It is mostly an all or nothing effect. If you get the picture it comes in beautifully. Where I live, about 35 miles NW of Boston, I do not get a watchable picture on any analog UHF channel, but I get all the Boston area DTV signals with an antenna in the attic. And comparing the OTA picture to the same service carried on cable (and transcoded down to 15mbit/sec), the OTA picture quality is noticeably better. gary Gary Hughes Video Architect, Advanced Engineering Motorola Connected Home Solutions, MA34 80 Central St. Boxborough, MA 01719 Email: ghughes@xxxxxxxxxxxx Office: 978 266 7269 Again this is just plain wrong. No one can make a blanket statement like this. Come out to my house with any set top and any antenna you like, and try to prove it's all or nothing. You will have double the chances here too because I get both the Baltimore and Philly digital stations, all of them some of the time.