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Old 01-23-2023, 7:10pm   #1
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My 2 year contract with Dish will be up in February. They are charging me over $1300 a year for their crappy service that still goes out every time it rains. I already subscribe to Netfiix, Amazon Prime, Show time, Disney, Hulu, Paramount +, and all of the Samsung free programs. But....I want to still get my local channels.

I dont want to put an outside antenna and have to run wires thru the roof or walls. What are any of you using to pick up your local channels with indoor antenna?
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I got rid of Dish a year ago and went to Hulu with live TV. Haven't looked back
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My 2 year contract with Dish will be up in February. They are charging me over $1300 a year for their crappy service that still goes out every time it rains. I already subscribe to Netfiix, Amazon Prime, Show time, Disney, Hulu, Paramount +, and all of the Samsung free programs. But....I want to still get my local channels.

I dont want to put an outside antenna and have to run wires thru the roof or walls. What are any of you using to pick up your local channels with indoor antenna?
Message me. I know how all of it works and did this in the Army. You are looking for a tower with signal within 40 clicks of your location. I can show you how to findthe best signals in your area and be accurate with no $$$ involved.
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do ya have space in the attic? Cn you get to the in house coax?

i was able to place this antenna in the attic for all local channels

https://www.channelmaster.com/produc...enna-cm-4221hd

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https://www.channelmaster.com/pages/...election-guide
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do ya have space in the attic? Cn you get to the in house coax?

i was able to place this antenna in the attic for all local channels

https://www.channelmaster.com/produc...enna-cm-4221hd
I got this.... not Like I am an Aero certified electrician.
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If you're close enough to the transmitters, the indoor ones should be fine. I'm 30-some miles away, with hills in between, so I have a YOOGE rooftop antenna.

Also, not sure, but if you went with streaming via Roku, Firestick, etc. you may be able to get local channels through that.

I have a Roku stick but get local stuff OTA, so never really checked if it's also available via Roku.

FWIW: With streaming, you can get just about anything you want and MOST OF IT IS FREE.

I got Fubo via streaming for $78/month but will drop it after the NFL season. There are literally thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. on other streamed channels ALL FREE.
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no power on coax you'll live
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true... very true. I thank God I am smarter than the average bear, BooBoo.
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Im very close to the local xmiters so I think the antenna Big Bob posted should work fine for me.

https://www.amazon.com/Mohu-MH-11002...296536716&th=1
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Message me. I know how all of it works and did this in the Army. You are looking for a tower with signal within 40 clicks of your location. I can show you how to findthe best signals in your area and be accurate with no $$$ involved.
Give me the scoop for local tv stuff. I have internet stuff with sling, but no local fox, nbc, abc. Can't watch a lot of games etc like when I had cable.
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Im very close to the local xmiters so I think the antenna Big Bob posted should work fine for me.

https://www.amazon.com/Mohu-MH-11002...296536716&th=1
I have one of them in the horse barn. It works fine most of the time and I can get about 24 stations. The only problem that I have had is that it will not get some stations during stormy weather.
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Clearly you've never grabbed coax that drives a LNA. Those satellite receivers and active antennae connections will actually get your attention.
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Message me. I know how all of it works and did this in the Army. You are looking for a tower with signal within 40 clicks of your location. I can show you how to findthe best signals in your area and be accurate with no $$$ involved.
Or zeek can go here: TV Fool. They are devoted to OTA TV reception.

Great bunch of guys, very knowledgeable, and will be glad to be of any help.

On the top of the page is a bunch of links, click "TV signal analysis." You plug in your location, etc. and it will tell you of available local channels, their strength, etc.

It is surprisingly accurate.
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Well first, use this website to find out what channels you SHOULD be able to get, and what style antenna will work best for you to get those channels:

https://www.antennaweb.org/

Input your zip code, and you'll not only see what OTA channels are being broadcast, but from where, in other words, what direction you need to aim that antenna.

If your house was wired for cable, I'm guessing you have one coax coming into the attic from the dish to a splitter that sends the feed to other coax cables going to your TV's. Put your antenna in the attic and connect it to the splitter box that feeds your TV's.

Here in Houston, I get well over 100 channels, maybe 50 or so I actually might watch.

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Up to 154 channels from 39 over-the-air stations may be received at this location.
The Station Results section below lists information about the available stations.
A full customizable program schedule for broadcast, cable and other lineups may be found at TitanTV.Com.

Add a Roku to that and you'll get all the free shit you could ever watch.
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do ya have space in the attic? Cn you get to the in house coax?

i was able to place this antenna in the attic for all local channels

https://www.channelmaster.com/produc...enna-cm-4221hd

check out this guide
https://www.channelmaster.com/pages/...election-guide

I have several of the ChannelMaster models, as well as the OTA DVR. Works very well for recording stuff and being able to put things on pause for hours if you so desire.
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Look into tablo you get a guide and can schedule and record live tv with wifi.
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We use something very similar and it works great. Itís actually in the basement and picks up all the local stations within about 30 miles
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