Comment 2STW Re: VHF Lo


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VHF Lo (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 19:40 (#2SSE)

Last I checked Chicago, New York, and Pittsburgh all had digital channels on VHF-low. So the best advice is to check your area to see if you need VHF-low, not "unless you are in Alaska".

Re: VHF Lo (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-23 11:57 (#2STW)

Looking at what's available in your area is, indeed, step #1 in my write-up.

Just because there's a channel on some frequency in an area, doesn't mean you want to go to great lengths to get it... The channels still on VHF-lo are usually tiny little independent stations people generally don't want to watch, anyhow... often low-power TV with a tiny radius, too.

In addition, a VHF-hi antenna isn't going to be completely unable to get VHF-lo stations, it will just struggle to get the lowest ones from as far away as it can manage higher frequencies... In a very strong signal area, even a UHF antenna will pickup VHF-lo channels.

And manufacturers have basically given-up on the market. You can hardly find any of the old full-range VHF antennas that were so prevalent, before.

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