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Old 10-Mar-2011, 3:11 PM   #1
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Antenna advice in NC

Hi, I'm looking for advice and recommendations on what antenna to purchase (best bang for the buck). I plan to ditch Direct TV and currently have a Direct TV dish mounted on the lower corner of my roof (1 story house). I was hoping to use that mast and existing cable for a quick and easy antenna installation. My other option is an attic installation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-Mar-2011, 7:29 PM   #2
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The television transmissions are Strong. How many Tv's will be connected???? Read and understand this about , Real Digital Tv Channels , Virtual Digital Tv Channels , Analog Tv Channels. http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=695 , How many Tv's will be connected ????
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Old 11-Mar-2011, 7:31 PM   #3
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How many locations will the signal be distributed to ????
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Old 11-Mar-2011, 9:06 PM   #4
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Just 1 TV will be connected. Thanks for you help, John.
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Old 11-Mar-2011, 9:52 PM   #5
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Your location has way too many easy to receive Tv stations , the transmissions are Strong. I recommend a Winegard HD7694P Tv antenna. Pointed at about 276 magnetic compass. DO NOT use any type or kind of preamp or amplifier. Mount the antenna in such a way that the antenna is clear of obstructions and the roof does not block Tv reception. Here are some places to buy Tv antennas and etc.. http://www.3starinc.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.amazon.com

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Old 11-Mar-2011, 10:02 PM   #6
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For your and other question askers information , Tv transmissions are not only in the UHF Tv band of 14 thru 69 . . Tv transmissions are also in the Tv bands of VHF high 7 thru 13 and VHF low 2 thru 6. The easy to receive Tv transmissions in your area are in the Tv bands of VHF high 7 thru 13 and UHF 14 thru 69. Read and understand this about , Real Digital Tv Channels , Virtual Digital Tv Channels , Analog Tv Channels , http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=695
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Old 11-Mar-2011, 10:05 PM   #7
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Your location has way to many easy to receive Tv stations , the transmissions are Strong. I recommend a Winegard HD7694P Tv antenna. Pointed at about 299 magnetic compass. DO NOT use any type or kind of preamp or amplifier. Mount the antenna in such a way that the antenna is clear of obstructions and the roof does not block Tv reception. ...
I agree with most of your advise John, though I think this could be a case were 'less is more'. An RCA ANT-751 or Antennacraft AC9 aimed as you suggest, offers better balance of signal levels east versus west. The HD7694P may have more F/B ratio than would be ideal for this location.

Just my opinion...

8ball, the DB-4 is an excellent UHF only antenna. John & I are suggesting antennas that include both UHF and VHF coverage given the presence of real VHF channels 7,9 & 13.
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Old 20-Mar-2011, 2:55 AM   #8
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I just wanted to follow up and thank both of you for the great advice and steering me in the right direction. After comparing the antennas you recommended, I went with the RCA ANT 751 (mainly because of the smaller size) and pointed as John suggested. I can now receive the major network broadcasts (which was my goal) and more.

With this antenna coupled with my Roku, I now have plenty of cheap and free entertainment. I've already cancelled DirectTV and don't miss it at all.

Thanks again!
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