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Old 6-Jun-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hello ,

I just dumped my Direct TV and going to do an OTA setup. I acquired a Magnavox Mant901 antenna but it doesn't sound like it is a good choice. It didn't cost me anything so I am open to recommendations. I plan on getting a DVR as we got spoiled with Direct TV's DVR and not watching commercials. We just subscribed to Netflix also.
Here is my TV analysis results.

I will be doing an eaves mount setup at about 20 ft above ground. There is a row of Silver Maple trees about 100 ft from the house (to the north and northeast). They are about 35 ft. tall. I could do a rooftop mount if it would help. My house is a ranch style so the peak of the roof is only 15 ft. AGL.

Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 6-Jun-2013, 8:36 AM   #2
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A Simple reception situation that will receive , many , many , many , many , many , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels.

The current Tv stations/channels that are transmitted and received in , USA , Canada , Mexico , are.

VHF low band channels 2 thru 6.

VHF high band channels 7 thru 13.

UHF band channels 14 thru 51.

Your location has receivable Tv stations/channels in All 3 Tv bands.

Install a AntennaCraft HD850 All channel antenna.

Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that reception is not blocked by the roof and house in the directions of , north east , east south , west south.

Install a AntennaCraft HD850 All channel antenna aimed at about 32 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,

Here are some above the roof antenna mounts. Use the 5 foot tripod antenna mount.

http://www.ronard/34424560.html. Use the #4560 eave antenna mount.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box or buy from ronard.

Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

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Tv Antenna System.

Yes the coaxes that were used for the satellite system and other coaxes that are on or in the home can be used for the antenna system.

For 1 Tv connected use No splitter. No antenna system amplifier.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter. No antenna system amplifier.

For 3 Tv's connected use a simple common 3 way splitter. No antenna system amplifier.


To keep weather/water out of outside connections use coax that has the Compression type connectors on the ends of the coax , not the old crimp type connectors.

To make double sure that weather/water does not get into outside connections , wrap connections and connectors and coax and the matching transformer that connects the antenna to the coax with ,

Do not use 'rubber weather boots' , rubber weather boots take in water and hold the water inside the boots , makes bad connections.


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a negative effect on , Broadcast Tv reception and so do buildings including your own roof and house and other obstructions.

It is best to install the HD850 antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception including your own roof and house.


The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels , often named the 'Air Channels' or 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv Setup Menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the Air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

Some Digital Tv's will Automatic channel scan for cable tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Go into the Tv Setup Menu and select 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels'.

Scan for channels.

Last edited by teleview; 6-Jun-2013 at 3:16 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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