[VOOM/DISH/OTA] Re: OTA for Free

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Actually, that is how we got started on the fatal HDTV path. We saw
HDTV at Bravo (formerly Premier) A/V here is Seattle and that was it.
We purchased at Samsung receiver and an indoor Radio Shack antenna
and began watching HDTV via 4 local stations. Then VOOM came along!
And we were in hog heaven. Now we're back to OTA only via the VOOM
STB which gives us better PQ than the Samsung. And we're using the
VOOM roof mounted antenna which is better than the indoor Radio Shack.

Still sort of enjoying HDTV under rainy(of course!) Seattle skies, Gill

--- In VOOM@yahoogroups.com, "Wisewoof" <wisewoof@y...> wrote:
> When I found that Voom grabs the broadcast networks OTA (over the air)
> I asked myself, "how hard could it be?"
>
> One UHF antenna (clamped to a pipe on the roof and held in place with
> guidewire), 50 feet of cable and a Samsung Tuner (from ebay) later I
> am watching CBS (2), NBC (4), WB (5), ABC (7), KCAL (9), FOX (11), UPN
> (13), and two gorgeous PBS stations (28 & 50) in High Def for FREE!
> Well, technically all the rigging cost about $200, but there's no
> monthly payments.
>
> The drawbacks are recording, but since there aren't any HD recorders
> available yet (except TIVO for Dish) that problem sits on the back
> burner. I get high quality VHS recording, but the tuner has to be set
> that station (can't watch one thing and record another).
>
> The amazing thing is nobody one store sells all the parts (at least
> not that I know of). No wonder HD isn't taking off like gangbusters.







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