My place faces south. The signals are coming from the east and north. NO antennas would receive a signal until I tried the acclaimed Terk TV5 which does. But the slightest rotation/move of that antennae or a car parked against the wall where I rely on a reflection to get the signal yields no signal at all. That is what I mean by "fragile". The signal is easily lost unlike analog signals which are simply better or worse but not GONE like digital signals go. k On Jul 19, 2005, at 11:19 AM, Michael Winter wrote: > On Jul 19, 2005, at 12:44 PM, Kunga wrote: > > >> I already have a off air digital tuner in my EyeTV 500. The point >> is that digital transmissions are much more fragile than analog >> transmissions and breakdown completely if you have no line of >> sight to the transmitter. >> > > I really don't know how much more fragile they are (would depend on > how things are handled), but why would you need a line of sight to > the transmitter any more with digital than with analog? I thought > part of the reason for going digital is that each station can > broadcast in a narrower band, allowing transmission power to be > increased without interfering with other signals. > > As I said, I really don't know, so if you have any good references > handy, I'd be happy to "get educated".