[mythtv-users] OT Question About OTA Antennas

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Sep 24 15:43:29 UTC 2007

James Oltman wrote:
> On 9/24/07, *Brian Wood* <beww at beww.org <mailto:beww at beww.org>> wrote:
>     Agreed. Antenna pre-amps are useful in certain very specific situations,
>     in a lot of situations they cause more harm than good.
>     If the amp is that old so are the cables, connectors and any balun
>     (transformer) on the antenna, as well as possibly phasing wires etc. on
>     the antenna itself. Check all of these and tighten, clean, replace as
>     necessary.
>     beww
> Brian,
> Thanks for the response.  That's probably the second to last option
> (which also happens to be the next step/option).  I'll check out
> monoprice for some long quad shielded RG6 cable.  The very last option
> being, purchasing a new antenna with better UHF capability.  However,
> being that the top of the mast is well over 40 feet off the ground, and
> my general avoidance of height, that solution might prove to be
> prohibitively expensive.  :-)  It might be time to think about moving
> out of the country and into town where they at least broadcast local
> stations in the clear.

Wait a minute. You're considering moving in order to get the TV stations
you want?

Wow, that's pretty hard-core :-)

Perhaps it is an answer for those folks complaining about having to pay
for SD though, they could move to a country where free grabbers are
available and accepted :-)


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