New to OTA
I have about had it with my cable bill going up almost every month. I decided to get rid of the cable and get an antenna. I ordered the Winegard HD8200U. Was that a good choice? What else will I need?
And I ordered before I looked at this...doesn't look good.
Also note that KBSH has been running at low power due to antenna damage all winter, so it will be an even tougher catch than normal.
You definitely aren't in a good area. The antenna you got is what you will need though. To get the most number of available channels you will need a rotor and a good quality pre-amp. I'd suggest using a pre-amp since Channel Master has downgraded their amps.
Originally Posted by 3505740
Based on my experience you might get different stations than suggested above.
You have some vhf stations somewhat weaker than what I have, but I receive those very well and mine are 2-edge also, so I think you have a chance with those.
The uhf might be hopeless, even though they may appear slightly stronger on the fool report. My reception of uhf is poor. I have found weak vhf is easier to get than weak uhf.
Maybe at 340 degress you could get nbc and cbs. Maybe even a chance at abc. All are vhf.
The Graveyard Shift
All his stations are so close to the NM or past it... Hell be lucky to get anything as TVFool is usually slightly better tham real life... It doesnt take into account trees, buildings, etc... Just the intervening terrain.
3505740, can I assume you're going to keep some kind of broadband internet connection? You can really get just about anything over the internet, except for local stations. We don't give explicit instructions on this site, because in some cases the legality is ... fuzzy? And it can be quite a hassle, as they keep changing the feeds. But you might become our resident expert on internet TV.
Man, you gotta wonder what the Green Dish "nothing to lose" hawkers would say to a guy like this.
Thanks for the great information. Yes I have to look into the internet thing.
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