Mark Schubin wrote: >> But you get "perfect" reception with window placement >> of the indoor antenna, right? Not "good," but >> "perfect." > > Yes. And your point is? > > Who puts a TV in front of a window? Why, me, of course! As someone who depends on analog, and is unwilling to put up with bad reception, I can safely say that I've *never* relied on the antenna placed on, or built into, the TV set. Never. In our upstairs setup, still NTSC only, window placement is not what we use. The best signal is with antenna placed on top of the whole cabinet, close to the ceiling. > Once again, you've contradicted your statement > about NTSC viewing being training for DTT reception. I contradicted nothing. Users of OTA understand the concept of trying different antenna placements and antenna aim, even just for receiving two different (analog) stations. I thought that was clear. > Except for the Washington ABC outlet (and, by > extension, the network, its advertisers, and its > programming suppliers). Not quite, Mark. Reread the piece. His reception of ABC was fine except for certain (indoor) antenna placements, and from experience I would expect he can work even that problem out. And better receivers helped him as well, as would an outdoor antenna. As I said, the piece is hardly negative. Here's is the part that we're referring to: http://tinyurl.com/bvqkj "By turning a basic set-top antenna supplied by RCA one way, I could get NBC, Fox, ABC and WETA but not CBS; when I turned the antenna another way, Fox, ABC, CBS and Maryland Public Television came through, but not NBC and WETA." ... "But with further experimentation, I was able to pull in all those local stations, and only ABC came in shakily." ... "I repeated these reception tests with the digital tuner built into a Dish Network satellite-TV receiver and got even better results with the cheap, old antenna." Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.