[opendtv] Re: STB hunting

  • From: cbenham@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:36:38 +0000

Antenna web is severely flawed!
It shows 25 analog stations receivable in my 19390
zip code and NO predicted digitals!
This program or it's database needs to be updated/corrected/
improved or completely eliminated. It is disinformation as far
as I'm concerned.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Antennaweb lists 23 stations within reach,
> at the UF campus. Four of which are completely local,
> but half of them can be reached with less than large
> outdoor antennas. From the Antennaweb color coding, at
> the UF campus, reception of multiple OTA stations
> *should* be easier than where we live, and I have found
> antennaweb to be pessimistic.
> http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspx
> and try entering zip code 32611-9500. Notice only half
> the stations require dark blue or violet color codes.
> As a point of comparison, according to antennaweb, we
> require dark blue or violet for all stations. Yet
> rabbit ears work fine upstairs, and a tiny TV in the
> kitchen gets by with a piece of wire for antenna.
> Furthermore, Antennaweb does not list most of the
> Baltimore DT stations for our address, not even with
> violet antenna. Yet many of them are quite strong. So
> you should have a relatively easy time of it, if you're
> anywhere close to UF.
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