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Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2011, 4:50 AM
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Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Antenna for Denver Channels - Update

Hi all. Just thought I'd provide a little update. Almost ready to ditch DirectTv. The last piece was a second antenna for our other TV. Since the Leaf antenna worked so well (31 channels from...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2011, 3:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Thanks all, this has been quite en education. ...

Thanks all, this has been quite en education.

I need to remind my self that the purpose of this was to get rid of our satellite bill and thus save some money in order to get rid of debt. For...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2011, 7:35 AM
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Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Wow, you guys are really into this. WHile...

Wow, you guys are really into this. WHile building my own box is intriguing, it will not be happening. First, I do not have an old/spare computer lying around. Second, even if I did, I do not have...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 5:31 AM
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Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Thanks TheEmrys. I need to explore options...

Thanks TheEmrys. I need to explore options alittle moore I guess. Right now we are on Netflix. HOwever, my wife wants NBC. While we get it OTA, we would have to put soem type of recorder in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 5:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Up and running

Since you guys have been so helpful, and with the idea that these posts might help somebody else in my area, I am posting this update.

We have shut down the sattelite yet; we have been slowly...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2011, 3:58 PM
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Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Oh, and I chcecked the TV downstairs. 31 digital...

Oh, and I chcecked the TV downstairs. 31 digital channels and one analog. the analog comes in all snowy and fuzzy. You can barely see it. just like I remember TV in my youth.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2011, 3:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Thanks all, you have been very helpful in all of...

Thanks all, you have been very helpful in all of this.

GrouindUrMast, I didn't think there was any kind of repeater.. It's just that the picture is so clear and I know that back when I did Search...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2011, 6:24 AM
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Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Wow. Ok, i went out and bought the Vizio M221NV...

Wow. Ok, i went out and bought the Vizio M221NV 22-Inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD TV at Sams. I plugged it in upstairs (second floor), attached the Leaf antenna, scanned and what do you know? I am...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2011, 8:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Decision Time

Ok, based on what I have heard here and what I have learned from reading the suggested links, here is my plan.

Today i am going to Sams and buying a new Vizio 22 inch digital TV ready for...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2011, 1:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
TheEmrys, that is encouraging. Do you get 9News,...

TheEmrys, that is encouraging. Do you get 9News, which is mainly what I am after.

I have not looked at the Terk antennas. Does anybody have a reccomendation for a simarly sized/styled antenns...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2011, 8:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
I get that. But Winegard says my antenna needs...

I get that. But Winegard says my antenna needs to be outside. People here have previously suggesetd that the Winegard HD-7696P should. Folks here seem rather knowledgable. However, Winegard makes...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2011, 8:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
So you suggest buying the Winegard and trying it...

So you suggest buying the Winegard and trying it even though the manufacturere says it might not work? Does the wall of a hosue really make that much difference in signal?

Finally, is there a...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2011, 8:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
I should mention that I really do not want to put...

I should mention that I really do not want to put up an outdoor antenna.

Cheers,
Rich
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2011, 8:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
OK, so I went to look into the reccomended...

OK, so I went to look into the reccomended antenna. I went to the Winegard site. While there I saw a form for an antenna reccomendation and figured I would double check before ordering. Here is...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2011, 1:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
One of the whole points of doing this is to save...

One of the whole points of doing this is to save money, thus we are trying to keep the costs as low as possible. However, the set we will replace is at least 18-20 years old. It has a single,...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2011, 4:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Arrrggghhh! The Zinwell converter box arrived...

Arrrggghhh! The Zinwell converter box arrived today and as far as I can tell, it is defective. I tested it out on an old, spare TV we have in storage (very old). The power button on the converter...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2011, 9:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Thanks, this sounds promising. The point at...

Thanks, this sounds promising. The point at which I would patch "splice, cut, ?) into the satellite cables in the house is well past the diplexer thing, which I assume is the little junction box on...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2011, 6:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Thanks everybody for all of the adivce. The...

Thanks everybody for all of the adivce.

The house is not wired for cable, but is wired for satellite. Is the cable the same? I know that when the satellite guy came and did some repairs, he told...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2011, 4:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Thanks Dave. I will let you know how the Mohu...

Thanks Dave. I will let you know how the Mohu goes when the DTA box arrives.

I like the garage attic location as it is easier to work in.

As I thought more about this whole situation, I...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2011, 6:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 53,027
Posted By Rich
Northern Colorado Antenna: Loveland/Fort Collins

Hi,

Like many others, we are ditching satellite. We will get most programming online but want to get local news. We also want to keep the cost of this as low as is reasonably possible. Also,...
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