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Old 07-13-2018, 07:14 AM   #1
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Went to internet only and now need to find a good antenna. Whatís everyone having good luck with?
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:41 AM   #2
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Mohu Leaf. I use a splitter and double them up on each TV. I can pull in EVERY station that broadcasts in the metroplex.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:01 AM   #3
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I've used the RCA flat black panels with good success.

Cut the cord and get all the local channels in HD for free.

The HD reception via antenna is much better than the direct TV HD or cable signal I was getting.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:29 PM   #4
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I've used the RCA flat black panels with good success.

Cut the cord and get all the local channels in HD for free.

The HD reception via antenna is much better than the direct TV HD or cable signal I was getting.
I found one of these in one of the trailers I bought flip and works just fine. Fuck cable. First off I donít really watch that much TV really. Itís mostly Internet without Internet Iíll probably kill myself. Just good high-speed Internet Netflix and Xbox live and of course YouTube and some twitch.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:00 PM   #5
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i have a strange 2 antenna hookup to 1 TV but it works great. it's strange because one is amplified and one is not. you'd think it'd work better with both amplified. my samsung tv has a great built in tuner. no name tv's are a pain in the ass with antenna's and crappy built in tuners

- two RCA flat black panels
- one amplified and one not
- splitters out to the TV
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:13 PM   #6
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I bought a rooftop antenna from Amazon that got up to a 50 mile range. I am about 25 miles from the local towers. I just put it in the attic and used my cable co's amplifier and works great on 5-6 tv's thru the splitter. I can pickup all of the local Dallas/Ft.Worth channels no problem.

I have since moved it onto the pole I already had on my chimney to see if I could get better reception. I can't tell the difference. In the attic was fine.

I will tell you the picture quality with a good signal will always beat cable or satellite signals. Those 2 are compressed. Over the air is not compressed and weather does not impact my signal at all. YMMV.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:25 AM   #7
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Check how far away you are and then compare different antenna. I had good luck with one I got at Best Buy, the Amazon one sucked. Don't recall the brand tho.
https://www.antennasdirect.com/transmitter-locator.html
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:02 PM   #8
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My next thing to do. We hardly ever watch anything on cable anymore, only local stuff and that is rare.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:15 PM   #9
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My next thing to do. We hardly ever watch anything on cable anymore, only local stuff and that is rare.
Sports are a much clearer picture over the air.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:58 PM   #10
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Sports are a much clearer picture over the air.
I watch the news every now and again. Very rare I watch professional sports.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:17 PM   #11
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Is there a way to record items that are recorded over the air? I like to record sports, so that I can watch without having to sit through commercials, replay challenges etc...
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #12
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Is there a way to record items that are recorded over the air? I like to record sports, so that I can watch without having to sit through commercials, replay challenges etc...
Yes
https://www.groundedreason.com/ota-dvr-without-cable/
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:44 PM   #13
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Is there a way to record items that are recorded over the air? I like to record sports, so that I can watch without having to sit through commercials, replay challenges etc...
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Or if you have a slightly older(see last 4-5yrs) quad core pc, you could setup Plex on it and use it for a DVR. https://www.plex.tv/live-tv-dvr/
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #14
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Is there a way to record items that are recorded over the air? I like to record sports, so that I can watch without having to sit through commercials, replay challenges etc...
I have a digital tv tuner card in both my shop computer and my desktop in the office with antennas on them...and they both can record...its a bit of a stretch but technically I can record whatever is playing...then burn it to a DVD or blu-ray and play it back...havent tried recording to a USB stick or portable hard drive..although most smart tv's that have a USB input might play it.
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Is there a way to record items that are recorded over the air? I like to record sports, so that I can watch without having to sit through commercials, replay challenges etc...
https://www.channelmaster.com/Antenn.../336.htm#video
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:59 PM   #16
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i've been happy with this one.

https://www.amazon.com/RCA-ANT1650F-...ds=rca+antenna



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I've used the RCA flat black panels with good success.

Cut the cord and get all the local channels in HD for free.

The HD reception via antenna is much better than the direct TV HD or cable signal I was getting.
same here
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:04 PM   #17
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The World's Smartest Indoor TV Antenna

https://www.channelmaster.com/SMARTe.../368.htm#video
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:16 PM   #18
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There was a similar thread earlier this year I think were I commented that I was on the search for the perfect antenna. I ended up going with the a mohu curve 40 in the living room and GE 24703 in the bedroom. Both are working flawlessly and I've only adjusted each once since putting them up. All the others required constant moving around. They included a $50 monster amplified antenna and a few others I cant remember because I returned them. I will say this, I have a small $10 Stanley non amplified antenna that worked better then all the antennas including the Monster which was huge. I kept the Stanley for putting the tv outside

Like others have said. It all boils down to how far you are from the signal. One of the best antennas money could buy when I was doing my research was the Clearstream brand. I picked up a Clearstream 2 recently from a local facebook sales page but didn't end up using it since the mohu worked so well. I paid $35 for it if you want it
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I am 18 miles from the towers so I bought a 1byone 35 mile job on Amazon for 12.99. It was their highest ranked and had good reviews. The 25 mile one was 7.99. I will see how well this one works and may buy the smaller one for the master bedroom.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:00 PM   #20
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Works fantastic. For F#$% sake they were pushy when I cancelled. Well your going to lose all these prime channels. Nope, you charge me 8 dollars for something I can get for free anyways. You need a phone line in case you ever lose cell service. Nope, my Verizon is more reliable then your internet. On and on and on. Cut my bill fro 127.00 to 67.00. Not a big deal just the principle.
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