Why no digital signal?
I am cross posting this from the Home Entertainment forum
I just purchased my first HDTV and hooked it up to my satellite receiver Â everything looks great Â love the HD.
I then decided to hook up my over air antenna designed for digital TV signals to see if I could get local news channels without having to use the satellite service (would be nice just in case the satv goes out Â which it does when it rains hard).
I installed the antenna during the construction of the house Â it is in the attic facing in the proper orientation. I used this web site
to make sure I bought the right equipment and pointed it properly. I live in the 20135 zip code and am trying to received signals from Washington DC Â where the transmitters about 43 miles east of my house according to the web site above.
Oddly enough Â I get the analog TV signals for channels 2,4,7,9 (as well as many others) out of Washington - and the picture looks quite good for standard def Â very clear signals for the major networks. I also receive 4 digital channels (60.1 Â 60.4) out of Martinsburg WV which is about 27 miles west of my house, but on the other side of the mountain I live on (there is quite a bit of blockage in that direction).
Is this simply a distance issue Â am I too far away from DC to receive the digital signals?
Why do I receive very clear analog signals from DC but not the digital signals?
Could this be a station transmitter power issue that might be resolved in 2009 when analog TV goes away?