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Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2011, 2:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,552
Posted By chumster
Question Antenna advice needed central PA

Hi Guys,

My folks want to cut the cord and needs advice on the right antenna. Here is the link:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d60b513d63e2833

Will I need a...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Apr-2011, 1:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,073
Posted By chumster
How much gain can be expected with the extender?...

How much gain can be expected with the extender? My PBS channel has a NM -11.7 and I cant get it unless the leaves are on the trees. I have my 91xg on a rotor with a CM UHF pre-amp. Could the...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Apr-2011, 4:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,586
Posted By chumster
I live in PA as well, and the best antenna for me...

I live in PA as well, and the best antenna for me was the Antennas Direct XG91 with a pre-amp and rotor. I tried many antennas until I visited this site and was pointed in the right direction. :)
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jan-2011, 6:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,543
Posted By chumster
If your using broadband you may get locals for...

If your using broadband you may get locals for free. My installer put a filter on the line and I get CBS, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CW for free. Call and ask maybe they will work something out. If not...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 25-Jan-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 35,926
Posted By chumster
I dont think OTA will go anywhere. There are...

I dont think OTA will go anywhere. There are people cutting the cord every day not to mention many seniors/low income people depend on it for school closings, weather warnings, etc. What I would like...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 24-Jan-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 62,076
Posted By chumster
I received as a gift the sadoun motorized dish...

I received as a gift the sadoun motorized dish and cant wait till the weather warms to use it. I had an old primestar mast and erected a smaller pipe into it which is plumb and very sturdy. I read...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Nov-2010, 6:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,025
Posted By chumster
Our cable company lets you have locals for free...

Our cable company lets you have locals for free if you have their broadband service, but you must have a digital tv for it to work.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 19-Sep-2010, 8:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 35,926
Posted By chumster
If all the networks offer a decent subchannel...

If all the networks offer a decent subchannel more people would drop pay service. RTV and pbs CREATE are two examples of good free programming. It will happen sooner or later. Network tv was always...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2010, 4:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,745
Posted By chumster
There is a new subchannel called antennaTV coming...

There is a new subchannel called antennaTV coming soon:

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/towerticker/2010/08/tribune-co-launching-digital-subchannel-antenna-tv-network.html


Antenna TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,745
Posted By chumster
Many people supplement their OTA channels with...

Many people supplement their OTA channels with netflix to watch their favorite shows and movies. My setup currently costs around 10 bucks....before with dish network it was almost 75 bucks.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Aug-2010, 1:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,890
Posted By chumster
You cant get food network or HGTV, but PBS offers...

You cant get food network or HGTV, but PBS offers a great channel called CREATE which has all kinds of cooking, home and garden, and craft shows with no commercials. We just love it. Here is the...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 7:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Thanks again for the information. I want to make...

Thanks again for the information. I want to make sure I understand the grounding procedure. I am going to order a 4ft copper grounding rod, a grounding block, and #10 copper wire. is that all I need?...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 7:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Do I need special wire for the rotor?

Do I need special wire for the rotor?
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 5:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Ok guys I want to send out a BIG thank you for...

Ok guys I want to send out a BIG thank you for all the information. I hooked up the digital tv and bingo I hit the jackpot. It was the converter box, but the new antenna that Billiam suggested is...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 2:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
The pre-amp module is about 12-15 inches below...

The pre-amp module is about 12-15 inches below the antenna. Should I have it closer?
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 2:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Hi, No I dont have it tilted, but I can with...

Hi,

No I dont have it tilted, but I can with this model. I will try to tilt it tomorrow. When I enter the RF channel it says scanning and then no signal. I am going to try the digital tv first and...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 1:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Ok, I got the 91XG today and installed it. I now...

Ok, I got the 91XG today and installed it. I now get a crystal clear channel 10 and channel 47 so I picked up a channel. When I scan for channels the converter box stalls 4 times when scanning. Twice...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2010, 8:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
The pre-amp I have is the Channel Master 7775...

The pre-amp I have is the Channel Master 7775 Titan2. It seems to work fine but time will tell when I get the new antenna. Thanks
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2010, 2:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Ok, I purchased the 91XG for $70 off amazon free...

Ok, I purchased the 91XG for $70 off amazon free shipping. This way if it dont work they will take it back. When you mean multipath are you talking about the towers being close? Because I took notice...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2010, 1:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Actually I was thinking about trying a new...

Actually I was thinking about trying a new converter box. The equipment is new and the picture I get is flawless. The box I am using is a walmart magnavox cut made by funai. What would be a good box...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2010, 1:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Well I am defeated. We spent the day trying to...

Well I am defeated. We spent the day trying to get better signal, but no luck. The 4228 pulled in a signal of 20 for WTAJ, and the cheap lava pulled in a 58 but nothing else. I had one glimpse of...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jul-2010, 2:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Thanks again for the info. He purchased it from...

Thanks again for the info. He purchased it from amazon so if it doesnt work he can send it back.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jul-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Thanks for the info. I will take the antenna down...

Thanks for the info. I will take the antenna down this weekend and remove the pre-amp and try other locations. A friend has ordered a new antenna from lava HD-2605 and is going to let me try it just...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jul-2010, 8:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Hi, It is installed on the side of the house...

Hi,

It is installed on the side of the house 20 feet above the ground and 5ft above the roof. There are no near structures. I am using the standard round cable wire I bought from a dealer. The...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jul-2010, 5:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,714
Posted By chumster
Need antenna advice

Hi,

I put up a channel master 4228 antenna with pre-amp I had sitting around and can get only one channel WTAJ 10.1 and when I turn off the pre-amp I get nothing at all. I am using a magnavox...
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