|reply to Jason Levine |
Re: OTA antenna
I got frustrated with UVerse a couple of weeks ago and cancelled service. I'm going OTA.
My main TV has an OTA tuner and it's HD
My 2nd TV uses a DVD-Recorder from JVC with integrated Tuner.
1. The picture quality is AMAZING. You will never get a better picture than an uncompressed OTA digital signal. Some of the network stuff comes thru with 5.1 Audio. Cable and Satellite can't compete with quality.
2. I have a small low profile antenna called a Stealth mounted on the roof peak. Digital signals are nothing like the old analogue. You might be able to do it with rabbit ears in your house. For many or most people, you will not need a 50ft tower outside your house.
This will vary and you may or may not need at Rotor. I'm fortunate that all the transmission towers are located in a similar direction so one fixed mounting works for me.
Finally I didn't watch a lot of TV to begin with and 99% of what I watched was Network TV anyway. I wasted time channel surfing and found crap to watch but nothing I was really interested in. I haven't missed UVerse at all.
I use the DVD-Recorder as a PVR. I've never missed a show that I "Want" to watch. I download episodes of daily show and colbert. I watch a few movies. Spend a bit more time with my 4yr old son.
There are so many options...
I may never go back to cable. I feel so much better without it. I didn't expect that it be such a non-issue.
Maybe in 3 or 4 months I change my mind, who knows but for now I'm not spending $86/month for something I could mostly get for free OTA.
Give it a try. Worst case you go back to cable on one of Comcasts, new customer plans and save some money.