And/or their satellite provider doesn't offer their locals in Hi-Def -- such
as DISH network for Tucson. By the time they *do* offer them, it will be
too late. My inexpensive directional roof-top antenna pulls them all in
crystal clear -- including all of the subchannels. BTW, my antenna is less
than 3 feet above the roof.
On Sat, 03 Nov 2007 06:50:46 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My Grandfather's house had an antenna on a mast, attached to the
house. It was not embedded into the ground or cement. The mast was,
as you say about two inches in diameter. It was galvanized pipe that
coupled together (insert one into the other) in lengths of about 10
feet or so.
I was the rotator. He would send me out to turn the pole for the best
reception and yell "okay" at me.
Black and White console TV. Ed Sullivan Show was on, Wayne Newton was
about 16 years old and the Beatles visited Ed Sullivan.
I spent more than a few days with him; watching Roger Maris, Mickey
Mantle and the Yankees.... late fifties. :-))
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 21:27:43 +0000 (UTC), email@example.com wrote:
The higher it is, the better your tv reception, but the greater chance
of getting hit by lightening. It MUST be at least 4 feet above the
roof. More if the roof is metal. Put a tripod on the roof with at
least a 5 ft. pole.
there is NO advatage to putting a satellite dish higher, it has no
effect on reception unless you dont have line of site at a lower
my dish lives lag bolted to my deck, which makes service and snow
removal very easy.
you willn find it near impossible to aim a satellite dish on a pole
and the wind turns the dish into a wing causing movement which will
satellite tv dishes look at a fixed satellite at about 22,300 miles, a
few feet means nothing.
if your looking at satellite tv get a DVR digital video recorder it
will change how you look at tv forever
You can get a DVR regardless of whether you have sat, cable, or OTA,
which is what the OP apparently uses. And I agree, it;'s highly
recommended and does totally change the way you use your TV. I've had
a Tivo for a long time now and love it.
On Thu, 01 Nov 2007 20:51:08 -0700, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Yes. The wavelength at satellite frequencies is just an inch or so.
The disk isn't an antenna but a reflector. The antenna itself is
located at the focal point and will already be far enough from things.
Specifically 22,300 miles directly above the equator. Considering the
Earth's rotation and axial tilt, this is the only location where a
satellite can stay in one place relative to the ground without
Yes, DVRs do make a lot of difference. Once you use one, it'll be hard
to live without it. I generally find ReplayTV DVRs to be the best, but
there are a couple of problems:
1. They're not being made anymore so you'd have to get a used one.
3. They don't support HD.
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