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cbs chicago... uhf or vhf and recommended antenna
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Post 1 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:21
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title saysit all... i cant get cbs hidef at my house..... its the only one i cant get, and the superbowl is on cbs


help

ed
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Post 2 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:28
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Do you have DirecTV?
Post 3 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:29
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OP | Post 4 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:34
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no i got dish, cant get locals in hdtv over sat with my receiver
Ed will be known as the Tiger Woods of the integration business, followed closely with the renaming of his company to "Hotties A/V". The tag line will be "We like big racks and tight holes"...
Post 5 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:43
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CBS is channel 2, and channels 2-13 are VHF. You knew that didn't you?
Post 6 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:43
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Ed,
VHF it runs on Channel 3 I believe.

Here is a link from when I had a similar problem
[Link: remotecentral.com]

Zach
Post 7 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:44
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OP | Post 8 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:45
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duhhh i knew cbs channel 2 is vhf i was referring to the hi-def channel....

its the only one that broadcasts in vhf i think in chicago
ed
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Post 9 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 13:59
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Ed, CBS high def broadcasts on Ch 3 from the Hancock, not the Sears. From your location the two have different bearings (you're a boater, right? Not a motor bearing...)

You may want to install a separate vhf antenna, some channel blockers, etc. Rick said he would be happy to design the whole system for you.
Carpe diem!
OP | Post 10 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 14:08
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yeah i have a vhf antenna, i just cant get channel 3 its the stupidest thing. i get 2 analog but no 3 digital....

and i have to watch the superbowl at my old house as i will not have the time, chance or money to do anything in the new house.
Ed will be known as the Tiger Woods of the integration business, followed closely with the renaming of his company to "Hotties A/V". The tag line will be "We like big racks and tight holes"...
Post 11 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 14:08
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On January 22, 2007 at 13:34, ceied said...
no i got dish, cant get locals in hdtv over sat with my
receiver

The reason I asked is that DirecTV broadcasts CBS in HD, I think it's in New York. If you call them up and claim you cannot receive CBS at all, sometimes you can get them to give you the NY HD feed. And if the first customer rep says no you hang up and call back until you find one that says yes.

Not sure if Dish has anything similar though.

As for your question about CBS (HD), a quick Google search showed it's in VHF.

Last edited by QQQ on January 22, 2007 15:29.
Post 12 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 14:18
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On January 22, 2007 at 13:59, Theaterworks said...
You may want to install a separate vhf antenna, some channel
blockers, etc. Rick said he would be happy to design
the whole system for you.

Thanks Owen... Ed, I was actually on the phone with him as I read your e-mail...
I agree with him about the dedicated antenna, filters, etc.

CBS in Chicago is the worst.

A few qualifying questions:
1) Do you have (or can you have) a roof mounted tripod, gable mounted mast, or tower?
2) Do you have (or can you have) a rotor (aka rotator)??
3) Do you have (or can you have) a preamp at the antenna location??

You need gain (large multi-element antenna), and gain (signal amplification to ensure that the signal from your antenna makes the trip down the coax to distribution without loss).

If you CAN support an antenna with a 100"+ boom length, I suppose I would recommend a Winegard HD4053P and a AP-8700 or AP-2870 preamp...

Last edited by 2nd rick on January 22, 2007 15:19.
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Post 13 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 14:21
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On January 22, 2007 at 14:08, QQQ said...
The reason I asked if that DirecTV broadcasts CBS in HD,
I think it's in New York. If you call them up and claim
you cannot receive CBS at all, sometimes you can get them
to give you the NY HD feed. And if the first customer
rep says no you hang up and call back until you find one
that says yes.

That same process worked for me. It took about 40 minutes on the phone, but I was lounging about with a glass of single malt (no splash of water, Fred, neat is neat at Chez Wheeler) and just watched tv while waiting on hold.

We get CBS off air HD out in the hinterlands where I'm at, but I've got the biggest antenna Winegard makes on top of my two story house, and I'm on one of the highest points in Cook County.
Carpe diem!
Post 14 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 15:04
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I would never mention radio shack on RC but they have A great HD antenna
Cat no. 15-1982. it cost 49.00 but works great. I do not get local HD channels in the south FL.area so this should solve your problem.

Deniz

Note: I have Direct TV HD but it is not available in south Florida yet. I also have CATV. they supplied me with the HD8300. Now I have my local HD on my Main Theater.

The R.S. antenna is still a great option.

Last edited by deniz13 on January 22, 2007 15:18.
AVCF

Post 15 made on Monday January 22, 2007 at 15:23
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If I remember right Tandy at one point had their own antenna manufacturing facility, and actually built antennas for Winegard, Channel Master, etc.
Carpe diem!
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