The Big E

The Big E
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TV Antenna

 I have cut the cable cord with comcast(hack spit cough fart) cable company. Those fuckers kept raising their rates and raising their rates and then this last time they raised their rates but they also said that we had made upgrades to our account that we had not made.

So piss on em. We took all their equipment back but kept internet and phone. Double piss on em.

Anyway. I purchased a tv antenna from amazon for 20 bucks, got it then had to order a tv remote cause we couldn't find the one that came with the tv.

Got the remote and programmed the tv and the antenna works okay I guess, but it does kindof skip and jump, and I would like to get a better antenna.

So I was wondering if any of you out there use an indoor tv antenna that you like and would recommend.

If you do and wouldn't mind, if you would tell me in the comments about it. 

Thank you very much. And MERRY CHRISTMAS!

5 comments:

  1. I've tried a bunch of different ones and they all seem to work about the same. The more important thing is placement. It doesn't take much to block the signal, so line of sight to the broadcast antenna is critical. An outdoor roof antenna would be best if that's feasible. If you have wifi in your home a Roku player may be a good option. There are tons of free, streaming channels such as Pluto TV that are available and you can order a Roku Express for about $20. I have one on all of our TV sets. Pluto TV is almost like a free cable provider. It has over 250 channels and like I said, it's free. You can even watch it on your computer before you get a Roku to see if that would be a good option for you.
    https://pluto.tv/en/live-tv/pluto-tv-home-ptv2

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    1. Don't have roku, but we have firestick, and I found Pluto on that. Thank you for the suggestion, it does have a lot of free channels. I still need to find a way to view local stations. The antenna works, but it is like the download keeps getting interrupted and restarted. I may have to bite the bullet and get an external one. Gonna get a set of regular rabbit ears today and try that.

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  2. I have a Winegard indoor antenna. We live about 20 or so miles from the transmitter. Some stations come in reasonably OK, but others don't. It seems if the wind is blowing, we pretty much lose some of the channels. Before everything went digital several years ago, we had very good reception. I guess, trial and error is the way to go if you can return the antenna if it doesn't work. We do use ROKU and it works great on all networks, but only national broadcasts are available here, not local. We also have been told to try an outdoor antenna, but so far we haven't.

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    1. We use the firestick, and they have the alleged local channels. But what they call local, I call a 4 hour drive to get there.

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  3. We use this one inside the house. It can be rotated by remote control to get the best reception for each station: https://smile.amazon.com/Able-Signal-Amplified-Motorized-Rotation/dp/B00M5RXL5M/ref=sr_1_1?crid=77RFE1HSF8DF&keywords=Able%2BSignal%2BAmplified%2BHD%2BDigital&qid=1639706974&sprefix=able%2Bsignal%2Bamplified%2Bhd%2Bdigital%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1&th=1

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