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zeroegopaintball 14-Sep-2011 6:57 PM

Noob with the questions ur tired of answering
 
as you can guess by the title I'm completely new to this and basically sick of paying Comcast so much damn money. here are my analysis results
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...14f3de512772da
what antenna do you guys suggest? if i go with a large outdoor omni-directional is there any reason for a rotator/auto-rotator? i've seen one or two models that have them and i was under the impression that only a directional would need a rotator. any other useful info is also greatly appreciated.

looking at this one - AntennaCraft HDMS9100 Programmable Direction Memory Mini-State TV Antenna (HDMS9100) http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp... Antennas&sku=

John Candle 14-Sep-2011 10:15 PM

Tv Antennas and Reception
 
The Antenna Craft is a good antenna for local strong stations , Your location has weaker stations the Antenna Craft might not receive like WFYI and WNDY. I recommend a Winegard HD7694P antenna with a Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp , aimed at about 125 degree magnetic compass. This will get you All of the network channels and then some. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are some antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html. How many tv's are/will be connected?? Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com.

John Candle 14-Sep-2011 10:15 PM

Tv Antennas and Reception
 
How many tv's are/will be connected??

Tower Guy 14-Sep-2011 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Candle (Post 11760)
I recommend a Winegard HD7694P antenna

That will work fine for Indy stations. You could add a Y5-7-13 and a channel 11 Jointenna if you have difficulty with WLFI.

zeroegopaintball 14-Sep-2011 11:38 PM

There will be two tvs connected. Thanks for the quick responses.

John Candle 15-Sep-2011 12:04 AM

Tv Antennas and Reception
 
WLFI channel 11 is Very Strong and will be received just fine with the HD7694P antenna. The HD7694P antenna receives channels 7 thru 69.

zeroegopaintball 15-Sep-2011 1:48 AM

What kind of splitter would i need to get the best quality for both tv's?

John Candle 15-Sep-2011 5:05 AM

Tv Antennas and Reception
 
A simple common 2 way splitter will be fine.

Tower Guy 15-Sep-2011 2:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Candle (Post 11773)
WLFI channel 11 is Very Strong and will be received just fine with the HD7694P antenna. The HD7694P antenna receives channels 7 thru 69.

It's not a matter of signal strength, it's a matter of signal quality. A mis-aimed antenna causes multipath. If the location is open in all directions you're right, if not, a second antenna is the best solution.

zeroegopaintball 15-Sep-2011 4:49 PM

how does this sound? Winegard HD-7696P antenna with Winegard AP 8800 pre-amp. i figured if the 7694 was good then the 7696 would be a lil better, true?. as far as the CPA-19 pre-amp John suggested, it says its only compatible with Clearstream C1, C2, & C4. only reason i choose the 8800 instead. if Tower Guy ends up being correct i can always add a smaller antenna to the same mast correct?


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