I haven't played with one yet, but all that I've seen had an "F"
connector for an antenna input, so you still need to add an antenna.
It's not like WiFi where the microwave frequencies make the antenna
small enough to hide in the dongle, it's still the regular OTA VHF/UHF
so the antenna is a moderate size.
Given that my DTV converter is bigger than my 2" LCD tv (forget the
brand- not that it matters in that size range)- is anyone yet marketing
similar sizes of digital TVs?
The ipods with screens are the only small video I see lately. Given how
crappy reception is on the tiny TVs, not surprised most stores quit
carrying them. (Mine was an impulse purchase from Sam's Club remainder
rack- marked down to 20 from 70, about 2 years ago.)
If anyone has one of the old Commodore 64 color monitors with integral
sound, you should be able to plug your DTV converter box directly into
that, for a no-fuss solution. Look in the basement and see.
Thanks for all the good info. I lived in Ft Pierce during high school
and got my bachelors at UF Gainesville before moving back north.
Weather looks like you might be having power outages right now - on
I went to the official US gov site " www.dtv2009.gov" where they list
all places within X miles that have convertors. Will have to keep
trying, or go to my local WM.
On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 19:30:56 -0800 (PST), "hr(bob) firstname.lastname@example.org"
Well, places that participate in the 40 dollar coupon program.
And even then they list a bunch of BEst Buys around here, but not the
one that is closest to me. I'll betcha the one not listed still has
There was an article in EE Times a couple weeks ago about a solid
state DTV tuner that will get rid of that little silver can we have
now. This will make the tuner/converter more like the size of an Ipod
For now I will just be happy if I can get one that will run on some
low voltage DC (batteries when the power is off) so I can use the
portable TV during a storm. I haven't looked at it but I understand
one of our local stations runs "all radar all the time" on one of the
digital channels. When I get my converter that will replace the feed
to the TV I have out by the pool, that is on cable weather radar all
the time now.
On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 12:48:19 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
I'm sure. While I'm looking for more entertainment, only 3 of the
stations in BAlt and DC currently have any. A fox station has one
other station not weather, a pbs has 3 or 4 stations and one other
stations has one
The rest just have Weather TV.
If you want to know what you might get, go to
www.zap2it.com and enter your zipcode and Broadcast Stations, when it
asks for it, and it will show you what all the digital stations have
You can also have preferences for this site, to give only the stations
you are interested in, either listed above the other ones or to the
exclusion of the other ones.
This might decide for some whehter to get a converter or tv now, or
wait until later.
If you're out by t he pool, can't you tell what the weather is? :)
On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 06:20:18 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have a recollection that the broadcasters had a choice with their
new frequencies: 1) High Def on one channel, or 2) Multiple channels
in the space of one channel. And if they chose option 2, the signals
were not in hi-def. Although they would be clearer because they were
digital (no static, no ghosts). Am I wrong?
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