Any attenna? (1 Viewer)

kukblue1

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I just moved and the new house doesn't have an outdoor attenna. I will be living in town and don't want to pay for hd locals (which I don't think they offer yet in my market) when I can get them from free. I'll be replacing one vip 722 and one 510 for two 612. So I will have one vip722 and two 612. Can I just go to the store and buy just any attenna and hook it up to all the dish boxes? Right now I can get local channels using a coat hanger hooked up to a converter box so I'm thinking that I don't need something too expensive. I just don't want to have to install an anntenna on the roof and run wires to every dish box if all I can do is by three cheap $15 ones from the store and hook it up them too the back of each dish box.
 

kukblue1

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That might work

That might actually work however i'm not that cheap. Then again it probably work better then a $10 one from wally world.
 

whatchel1

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Antenna web

I just moved and the new house doesn't have an outdoor attenna. I will be living in town and don't want to pay for hd locals (which I don't think they offer yet in my market) when I can get them from free. I'll be replacing one vip 722 and one 510 for two 612. So I will have one vip722 and two 612. Can I just go to the store and buy just any attenna and hook it up to all the dish boxes? Right now I can get local channels using a coat hanger hooked up to a converter box so I'm thinking that I don't need something too expensive. I just don't want to have to install an anntenna on the roof and run wires to every dish box if all I can do is by three cheap $15 ones from the store and hook it up them too the back of each dish box.

Run a search on AntennaWeb to find out what channels you have and where they are in relationship to you. Once you do that you will have a much better idea what antenna you need.
 

Bob Haller

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As o Feb 1st you will be REQUIRED to have locals if they are offered in your market. So you cant save any money:( Charlie wants it all:(

Quit feeding E the satellite piggir!

In addition search 612 I never had one but many posters here report troubles with that model
 
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whatchel1

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You keep talking

As o Feb 1st you will be REQUIRED to have locals if they are offered in your market. So you cant save any money:( Charlie wants it all:(

Quit feeding E the cable piggir!

In addition search 612 I never had one but many posters here report troubles with that model

You keep saying it but we haven't seen you do it. Put up or shut up. CHURN: I want to know how you like FIOS?
 

kukblue1

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I need yellow

Run a search on AntennaWeb to find out what channels you have and where they are in relationship to you. Once you do that you will have a much better idea what antenna you need.

Did the test on antennaweb and it says i need a yellow antenna. I take that as being the low end antenna. I already have locals so I guess I'm paying for them anyway but not hd locals. I like to have antenna hook up anyway so i can record locals in HD.
 

whatchel1

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Sounds good

Did the test on antennaweb and it says i need a yellow antenna. I take that as being the low end antenna. I already have locals so I guess I'm paying for them anyway but not hd locals. I like to have antenna hook up anyway so i can record locals in HD.

Now you can go to your local store that sells antennas and have a starting point. they should have a color chart for the yellow on it.
 

Bob Haller

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You keep saying it but we haven't seen you do it. Put up or shut up. CHURN: I want to know how you like FIOS?
The bundle will save me serious bucks. But right now i am swamped at work 14 hour days dont leave time for shopping, and i need to be here for install, cant miss a day of work to babysit a installer.

hey I take business when it comes$$

It appears during the 2 weeks of snow daily weather most of my customers decided to wait till the weather improved.

its better now and the phone is busy...... and i am tired:(
 

whatchel1

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where it applies

The bundle will save me serious bucks. But right now i am swamped at work 14 hour days dont leave time for shopping, and i need to be here for install, cant miss a day of work to babysit a installer.

hey I take business when it comes$$

It appears during the 2 weeks of snow daily weather most of my customers decided to wait till the weather improved.

its better now and the phone is busy...... and i am tired:(

You could've put this in a thread where I actually said this instead of one where I didn't. I really hope that FIOS will make you happy. If I were to live in an area that had it I might consider it. But since all of the areas where I live & will be living are too small won't have a chance.
 

boba

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If you are in a yellow area try a simple set of rabbit ears they may work great for your OTA needs. For 3 receivers you may need 3 rabbit ears but no roof mounting.
 

probinson

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You can make an antenna that will work amazingly well for next to nothing.

I made a really big 4 bay antenna that's in my attic, and I'm picking up stations 40-60 miles away with incredible signal strength.

After I told my co-worker about it (he also needed a "yellow" antenna), he built the antenna in the picture I attached, and it's just sitting behind his TV. He said his signal strength improved anywhere from 10-20% on each channel.

It only takes about 30 minutes to make, and the results are incredible!
 

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sethwell

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That might actually work however i'm not that cheap. Then again it probably work better then a $10 one from wally world.
lol, i'm just saying that a more expensive antenna might not give you better results. don't equate more expensive models of antennas to getting better reception. i made one of those just to try it out and get stations from 70 miles away, and they look great and are stable signals. just saying.
 

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