Can't get ABC HD

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  1. Brian Osborne

    Brian Osborne Stunt Coordinator

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    Help me...
    I live in central Iowa and I just recieved a set top box I bought on ebay. I am able to tune all of the DTV channels except for ABC. From what I see it should be 5.1 but I get no signal strength from that channel at all. My set top box is a Samsung SIR 151.
    Anyone help me with this mystery?
     
  2. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
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    Have you been to antennaweb.org? I just punched in a zipcode for Des Moines and it shows the ABC as requiring a "Large, Directional with Pre-Amp" (violet code) antenna versus the others which need a "Small, multi-directional" (yellow code) antenna. That seems a bit odd, seeing most of the other stations are in the same location. Maybe the ABC station is broadcasting at low power?
     
  3. Charlie Campisi

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    Is your STB automatically remapping 5.1 to the true UHF channel number? Look at the true channel number on antennaweb and see if you can tune it in that way.
     

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