[mythtv-users] Switching from cable to OTA?

Dan Smith mrplowdan at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 00:47:42 UTC 2011


On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Batshua bat Yehonatan <batshua at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let me rephrase.  I live in the same building as my landlord and I
> don't know what is permitted yet.  I am going to assume he's not gonna
> be cool with me modifying the crap out of his house, which is why I'm
> aiming for an indoor setup for starters.
>
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Kris B. <krisbee at krisbee.com> wrote:
>> On Friday, September 09, 2011 2:42 PM, "Dan Smith" <mrplowdan at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Go to tvfool.com and put in your new address. The antenna really
>>> depends on your results.
>>> Digital home is a great site with lots of information on antennas. You
>>> can download their antenna chart if your registered on their forum.
>>> http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=97121
>>>
>>> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Batshua bat Yehonatan <batshua at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I'm moving my PVR from my parents' house (San Antonio, Texas) to my
>>> > own place (Brookline, MA) … only for now we're not going to buy cable
>>> > TV.
>>> >
>>> > I'm living on the first floor of a 3-story house, so I won't have access to
>>> > any roof or attic to put a "real" antennae in.
>>> >
>>> > So… I need recs on amplified antennae and the transition.
>>> >
>>> > Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks!
>>> >
>>> > Batshua
>>> > _______________________________________________
>>
>>
>> Also, you would be surprised what you can hide in a tree.  A four or
>> eight bay 30ft up is a great thing, and no one would ever know if it is
>> held with bungee cords in a tree... just the coax would give you away.
>> --
>>  Kris B.
>>  krisbee at krisbee.com
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Like I said earlier, check on tvfool. In urban settings there are
usually plenty of local OTA stations you can receive with a simple DIY
indoor antenna. The optimal type of antenna you require really depends
on your location. If you have stations surrounding your house you'll
want a multi directional antenna and if they're all in the same
general direction to want a directional antenna. If there are any VHF
stations you'll want to have a VHF/UHF antenna and if not you can make
a simpler UHF only antenna.


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