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Old 13-Jul-2013, 1:42 AM   #1
billamy94
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Need help choosing OTA antenna in East TX

Hi,

My wife and I have been talking about "cutting the cord." We usually find ourselves watching network TV. Any help choosing an antenna would be appreciated. I would like to place it in the attic if possible. The house currently has cable run to 7 TVs.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...46ae1714c72a68

Would the Clearstream 2V-J3 or Mohu Sky be good options?

Please let me know if you need more info.

Thanks for your help,

Bill
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Old 13-Jul-2013, 9:16 AM   #2
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Above the roof in such a manner that the roof and house are not blocking reception to the , North East , East , South East.

Install the AntennasDirect , ClearStream 2V-J3.

Aim the CS2v antenna at about 80 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

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Install a Channel Master CM3418 , 8 way distribution amplifier.

Here is an example of a CM3418. http://www.amazon.com/Channel-Master.../dp/B002M1EPL0.

Terminate any unused output ports of the distribution amplifier.

Here is a example of 75 ohm terminators. http://www.amazon.com/Type-75-Ohm-Te.../dp/B000AAN76Y.

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The coaxes that are in/on the house can be used for the antenna/distribution system.

Active cable system coax , cable tv service , cable internet service , cable phone service , must be on a Separate coax that is not part of the coaxes are used for antenna system coaxes.


Some satellite systems have provisions to distribute Tv antenna signals via the active satellite system coaxes and some satellite systems do not.

If the satellite system is not active , then Disconnect and Remove All componets such as and not limited to , multi-swithes , multi-plexers , combiners , splitters , amplifiers , power injectors , power supplies , and etc. .

Yes the satellite system coaxes can be used for the antenna system if the satellite system is not active.

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As a test to see what is received , I recommend connect a continues length of coax from the CS2v antenna and run the continues length of coax through a open window or door direct to 1 Tv.

No amplifiers , no splitters , grounding couplers , no etc.

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Using google and yahoo to search what programing is on the Tv stations/channels are.

These Broadcast Tv stations/channels should be received.

KETK-TV , NBC and Estrella Tv .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KETK-TV.

KLTV-DT , ABC and Telemundo .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLTV-TV.

KTPN-LP , MyNetwork and FOX .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTPN-LP.

KFXK-DT , FOX and MyNetwork .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KFXK-TV.

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http://www.rabbitears.info/market.ph...callsign=55643.

K25GL-D , Religion .

KCEB , Me-Tv and Mundo Fox .

KYTX-DT , CBS and CW+ and Cozi Tv.
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K20DL , Trinity Broadcasting Network . May or may not be transmitting and may be a Analog or Digital Tv station.

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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 house and other obstructions.

The Best Practice is to install Tv antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstruction of any type or kind in the directions of reception.

The Tv Must Channel Scan for the 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.

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Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

http://www.channelmasterstore.com.

http://www.solidsignal.com.

http://www.amazon.com.

Last edited by teleview; 14-Jul-2013 at 2:40 AM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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Old 13-Jul-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response Teleview. I have seen the antenna locally. I will track down the amp.

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Old 14-Jul-2013, 6:23 PM   #4
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Concerning PBS for Tyler Texas area , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KERA-TV.

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Many locations around the , USA , Canada , Mexico , have Few or No Receivable OTA=Over The Air Broadcast Tv Transmitters.

All PBS channels are available for free and also other channels are availiable for free via , FTA= Free to Air , Satellite Tv.

FTA is not new , 16 years now.

KU Band , FTA uses a Small Dish and FTA Receiver.

YES FTA is 100% legal.

Here are places to learn more about FTA.

http://www.ftalist.com.

http://www.global-cm.net.

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There is also the Low Cost services of , NetFlix , HULU+ and etc.

The Streaming Internet Box , http://www.roku.com , connects to Many internet streaming services and has many features and flexibility of use.

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Old 16-Jul-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the additional info.
We are planning on getting either Netflix, Hulu, or both.
I wish KERA would get the translators in Tyler referenced in the Wiki article.
The FTA info looks interesting, but a little expensive to get started. Can the FTA signal be run over the same coax that the antenna is on?

Thanks again,

Bill
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Old 16-Jul-2013, 6:33 PM   #6
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Yes it is Ok to Call KERA and communicate with those ' In the know' about the PBS reception for your area.
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