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ShellMMG

join:2009-04-16
Grass Lake, MI
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Re: What really is sustainable

We had DirecTV since 1996 but "cut the beam" nearly two years ago. We were shelling out over $70 a month for STANDARD service, the Total Choice Plus plan, on one TV. There are a couple of channels we miss (Discovery, A&E, BBCA for example) but for the most part the incredible amount of commercials was obnoxious and content was terrible. I guess it made it easier to cut the cord.

The $70 was quickly eaten by increasing taxes, cuts in my husband's pay, rising medical copays and bills, our daughter's college costs, gas and food hikes and so on.

Does anyone know of a site that has really good information on roofmounted OTA digital antennas? We'd need a powerful one; we're 50 miles from either Metro Detroit or Lansing.

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
said by ShellMMG:

We had DirecTV since 1996 but "cut the beam" nearly two years ago. We were shelling out over $70 a month for STANDARD service, the Total Choice Plus plan, on one TV. There are a couple of channels we miss (Discovery, A&E, BBCA for example) but for the most part the incredible amount of commercials was obnoxious and content was terrible. I guess it made it easier to cut the cord.

The $70 was quickly eaten by increasing taxes, cuts in my husband's pay, rising medical copays and bills, our daughter's college costs, gas and food hikes and so on.

Does anyone know of a site that has really good information on roofmounted OTA digital antennas? We'd need a powerful one; we're 50 miles from either Metro Detroit or Lansing.

Visit the AVS Forums. Go to the HD Technical forums. There are plenty of OTA/antenna threads there.

thehopeful

join:2006-11-17
Burlington, ON
reply to ShellMMG
said by ShellMMG:

Does anyone know of a site that has really good information on roofmounted OTA digital antennas? We'd need a powerful one; we're 50 miles from either Metro Detroit or Lansing.

Look into the Gray Hoverman. »www.digitalhome.ca/ota/superantenna/

The OTA forums at Digitalhome.ca are also worth a read. Excellent info on OTA, and a good community

Zach1
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join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota
reply to ShellMMG
Another source for information concerning OTA reception....

»www.antennaweb.org/default.aspx
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Zach

voxleo

join:2009-09-12
Los Angeles, CA
reply to ShellMMG
IF you have a tv that will decode the hd signal and used to have cable, you can still get the broadcast stuff without having cable if there was ever cable installed and the cable drop itself still remains even if you don't have a cable box. The drop actually functions like the broadcast ota antenna they still put the analog signal out on the cable lines so you don't even NEED a digital tuner on the tv, really. Tv tuner will just tune to the stations that are available. Bonus is that sometimes you even get bonus material when cable networks run a promo channel or something like a preview for their basic cable subscribers you will also get that content too because it goes out unencrypted.