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Old 01-10-2014, 10:59 PM   #11
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Thanks so much all... Reace brought the issue up at our review. He also indicated that he is pursuing it further with the manufacturer. Once I get an update, I will reciprocate and post accordingly, in case it might be of use to someone else...

Thanks again,
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:20 PM   #12
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Larry, the "standard" Winegard is the old analog style, it rotates, but I've never used it.
Despite the advertising fluff, there's nothing digital about the other antenna, either.

I'm sure the tuning lights on a Jack are just driven by raw signal strength - nothing digital needed. The tuning lights seem useful to me (to avoid repeated TV scan cycles or awkward channel-specific TV signal readings), and the Jack may be more sensitive or selective, but all TV antennas fundamentally work the same.. and even with an amplifier they are all analog. If they rotate for best signal, they are directional.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:05 AM   #13
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I remember when we got our first motorized house antenna, my dad refused to go up on the roof and turn the unit trying to pick up new channels. We could now sit and watch the world rotate around the antenna, very memorable.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:25 PM   #14
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We had a motorized rotating antenna in the 1970', on a 55-foot tower. The control box had stickers on it to show the direction for each station... and in a rural area of Ontario we had a spot for every VHF channel plus a couple of UHF, covering every major network, twice each. The gain of a directional antenna can be very effective if you can manage the aiming issue.
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