Hi, I just registered, this is my first post. Looks like a great forum, thanks in advance for the help! I am about to "cut the cord" with Direct TV and go to a TV solution based on a Tivo Premiere box (DVR for OTA broadcasts, plus Netflix/Hulu/Amazon for streaming cable shows and movies). I currently have an HDTV, but no OTA HD antenna or associated equipment. My plan was to connect an antenna to my Direct TV dish (roof mounted) and use one of the coax cables coming off the dish to connect to the OTA antenna. That's my introduction. Below I'll try to answer the questions from the stickied post at the top of this forum...
What is your primary objective (check the line applicable) :
I want as many as I can reasonably get (i.e. all the major networks, cbs/nbc/abc/fox/pbs)
What kind of Terrestrial Antenna do you presently have:
Is the Antenna to be/or installed:
roof top, on a direct tv dish/tripod
If in Attic, Roof or outside separate Mast/Pole:
How high above ground is your Antenna installed/proposed:
the base/mounting-point of the antenna would be about 12 ft off the ground.
Do you have an Antenna Rotator:
Are you presently using a Pre-Amplifier:
How many linear Cable feet is it between your Antenna and the most far TV:
How many TV sets will be/are presently being used, on this system:
How many Splitters are in use in your system:
Are you using a Distribution Amplifier:
Are you/do you plan to integrate Cable or Satellite Services with this system:
Is there anything else you would like to provide concerning construction, obstructions or geographical issues?
My house is surrounded by large trees. Specifically, there are 50-60ft tall pine trees to the south and west of my house, about 50ft away from the antenna. And then there are 100ft tall cottonwood trees behind those pine trees, about 75ft from the antenna. Beyond that, in general, I am surrounded by 100ft cottonwood trees throughout my neighborhood.
Here is a link to the TVFool signal analysis based on my specific address:
Thanks for the help!
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