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Old 13-Feb-2011, 8:26 PM   #1
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picking the right antenna

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My results above. cutting the Comcast cord and want to do it right. Suggestions for outdoor single story mount or in attic mount? prefer not pre amped or amped, but will consider. only splitting to 2 tvs at opposite ends of house. mount will be closest to main set, while bed tv will need about 50' of cable from mount.

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Old 14-Feb-2011, 4:41 PM   #2
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All the Digital Broadcast Tv Stations in green are extremely strong and will be easly received with a SIMPLE indoor Non amplified indoor antenna. http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=233 , Here is how to point Tv antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html , Read and understand this about Real Digital Tv Channels , Virtual Digital Tv Channels , Analog Tv Channels , http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=695 . . . What is house construction of outside walls , roof , any foil backed insulation ?? . Direct a simple indoor rods and loop antenna at the direction of , north , north east. About 31 degree magnetic compass

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Old 22-Feb-2011, 4:32 PM   #3
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Thx so much for helping a non-technophile weave through the mountain of graphs, gain, signal drain and more. Everything, I've read to date tell me to stay away from indoor and go outdoor all the way. I just want to do this once and correctly. I don't mind installing outdoor, but not if I don't have to. the station that worries me is the vhf wmc-tv5 channel.

Our home is brick and stone, single story, asphalt shingles, blown cellulose insulation in a wooded area inside the city limits of Memphis. 2 tvs we wish to receive signals for are at opposite ends of the house, but are at each end and near outside walls. no foil backed insulation, but we do have aluminum frame windows (for a little while longer anyhow). Sets are not close to windows.

Since you have been so helpful, is there a referral site I can buy an antenna from where you get credit? Without testing your integrity? I don't mind getting my "best option" as most antenna pale in cost comparison to jacked up cable rates. Any brand, class, or specific info that could be shared with me?
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Old 22-Feb-2011, 5:13 PM   #4
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Spent a bit more time and read your other posts and links a 2nd and 3rd time and realize my questions are answered there. great info and thx for your contributions, again.
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Old 22-Feb-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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The television transmissions are Strong. Buy the Philips SDV5119/27 , NON Amplified indoor Tv antenna at Walmart . Take it to the house where you live and where a digital Tv is at , or a analog Tv with a digital to analog converter box , connect the antenna to the digital Tv or the digital to analog converter box , Turn on the Tv and if there is a digital to analog converter box , turn that on also. In the menu of the digital Tv or converter box will be some wording that says something like this--> scan for digital broadcast television channels. May not be those exact words , however the meaning will be the same. If a digital to analog converter box is connected to analog Tv , the out put of the converter box can be switched to channel 3 or 4 for the analog Tv to receive. At your location switch the converter box out put to channel 3 and the Tv is set to receive channel 3 , the converter box does all the channel changing and the analog Tv stays on channel 3 all the time. If you have digital Tv's then you do not need a converter box. . I can go into the smallest detail , however it will be very helpful if you can figure out at least some of this your self.
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Old 22-Feb-2011, 11:52 PM   #6
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And because others get confused . I am making it 100% clear , if your Tv or Tv's are digital Tv's that receive Digital Broadcast Television Channels , then a converter box is not needed.
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Old 22-Feb-2011, 11:59 PM   #7
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If you will like to install a outdoor type of Tv antenna in the attic , providing the roof is not metal has no foil backed insulation or solar panels on the roof. then a simple all channel antenna like a RCA ANT751 or Antennacraft HD850 or Winegard HD7010 or ChannelMaster CM3016 will work fine. And yes you can put the out door Tv antenna on top of the roof. . . No preamplifier is needed for 1 or 2 Tv's connected.

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Old 23-Feb-2011, 12:09 AM   #8
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As is given as answers to other question askers here are places to buy Tv antennas and etc.. http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.3starinc.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.amazon.com . It is Ok to read other question askers questions and the answers , a lot of the answers are repeated over and over again and again , this is a way to get information that applies to your situation.
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