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Old 06-10-2007, 04:42 PM
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Location: Central Connecticut
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I'm trying to learn if widescreen TV's do a decent job of receiving analog air signals for those shows that are not broadcast or received using a digital signal or in the newer format.
Also, are there any air signal reception differences between the TV's that have the 730 or 1090 resolutions, or for LCD vs. slim HD TV's? Does TV size affect air signal reception quality much?
I'm trying to learn more about the signal reception problems & options for receiving air signals for stations using the new types of TV's, as I'm replacing an older set.
I currently use a small amplified TV antenna.
Any experience people have about non-digital air signal reception for different TV types is appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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Newer TV's that have built in HD tuners actually pick of over the air signals better than traditional tubes. As long as the LCD TV you are buying has a built in HD tuner, a simple antenna will do just fine, it doesn't evan have to be amplified in most cases.


720 or 1080 sets won't make a difference on the over the air reception. Having a 1080 tv right now will only make a difference when watching HD or Blu-ray movies. Right now the best picture through HD on cable or Sat is 720p or 1080i, dont worry about 1080 for another 5 years.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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As a brpoadcaster, I can tell you that HD signals from TV station that have near the same paramters as the analog facilities will have a better signal

For instance, Channel 43 in Bridgeport.. it's analog signal barely gets to Middletown but when they go Digital, it will encompass all of Metro Hartford.

If you have any questions about broadcasting in Connecticut, feel free to PM me

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Old 02-07-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default I can't seem to get any signals

I have a brand new television and nice little antenna but I can't seem to get any signals other than 3 ION channels (which come in great by the way) but I would love to be able to get the local stations. I live in Coventry, CT and think I should be able to get the Hartford stations. Any suggestions? Is there something I don't know?

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Newer TV's that have built in HD tuners actually pick of over the air signals better than traditional tubes. As long as the LCD TV you are buying has a built in HD tuner, a simple antenna will do just fine, it doesn't evan have to be amplified in most cases.


720 or 1080 sets won't make a difference on the over the air reception. Having a 1080 tv right now will only make a difference when watching HD or Blu-ray movies. Right now the best picture through HD on cable or Sat is 720p or 1080i, dont worry about 1080 for another 5 years.
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default Watching TV in Connecticut

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As a brpoadcaster, I can tell you that HD signals from TV station that have near the same paramters as the analog facilities will have a better signal

For instance, Channel 43 in Bridgeport.. it's analog signal barely gets to Middletown but when they go Digital, it will encompass all of Metro Hartford.

If you have any questions about broadcasting in Connecticut, feel free to PM me

Is there a trick to getting the signals? I have a new television but can't seem to get any signals (other than 3 ION channels which come in great).
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