A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

One last question concerning my TV and HD broadcast...

I doubt the TV comes with an antenna. So this brings the next question of what sort of antenna do I want?

First, is the broadcast line of sight, like FM? Or is it bounced off the ionosphere like AM? The reason I ask, is I see different antennas have different strengths, so in theory I could get an antenna with a 50 mile range and get tv from Bellingham and Tacoma. (possibly even Canadian broadcasts for hockey and softcore porn! ;) )But I live in a shallow valley, so the line of sight to the very distant signal towers would not be there if I forked out the extra money for a stronger antenna.

Second, I don't want to drill holes in the walls as I'm renting, but there is existing coax for the non-existent cable (I loath Comcast, so I refuse to buy there service. Hopfully someday I'll be able to get Verizon's FIOS). Could I use that cable to have an outdoor antenna, or should I be happy with just an indoor antenna?

Third, do you have HD broadcast? If so, what antenna do you use, and would you recommend it? Is there another model/brand you would recommend? What should I look out for when buying an antenna?

Turns out old fashion rabbit ears and a uhf loop work great.

Still... Canadian TV is sounding good...
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