Digital Television Reception
After reviewing the previous site, I decided that there was too much that needed clarification or was untested. To avoid giving bad or misleading advice, I decided to take down the page.
I'm keeping the helpful sites linked, minus the DIY antenna pages and forums.
- HDTV Primer - Antenna Basics
- TV Fool can help you find broadcasts in your area. Enter your exact address as things can greatly vary between your ZIP code center and your precise location (such is my case).
- FM Fool can help you identify local FM stations that may be intefering with your TV reception, as well as give you direction and estimated reception of radio should you wish to configure your antenna setup to include radio reception. (Some VHF antennas have modest gain in the FM band, right above channel 6)
- RabbitEars -- station information and post-transition reports
- About TV and FM Antennas -- good general overview of antennas and common reception issues
- What's Wrong With Set-Top Aerials? -- UK DTV reception site with both numbers and pictures on why you shouldn't use an indoor antenna if you have an option not to do so. Also great at explaining why you should never, ever buy an amplified antenna, and why amplifiers in general are misunderstood and too often used improperly. Note: The UK uses a very different terrestrial DTV system, but the antenna information there applies here, too. And it shows that DVB-T is not flawless, as some anti-ATSC folks like to think.