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Local News

Postby burntbeane » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:12 am

Is there anyway to get local news content streamed? The one thing holding us off from cutting the cable cord is not being able to see the local news. I know national news is there in abundance, but it really won't tell me what's happening around us.
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Re: Local News

Postby kc8pql » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:43 am

OTA antenna?
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Re: Local News

Postby Metro11 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:39 am

If you live in an area with good OTA reception, you can get your local channels in HD for free. And often, the picture quality will be better than what the cable companies can provide.
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Re: Local News

Postby jeffreyabr » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:47 pm

Metro11 wrote:If you live in an area with good OTA reception, you can get your local channels in HD for free. And often, the picture quality will be better than what the cable companies can provide.


How does setup on Roku go for getting OTA channels?
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Re: Local News

Postby stratcat96 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:50 pm

jeffreyabr wrote:
Metro11 wrote:If you live in an area with good OTA reception, you can get your local channels in HD for free. And often, the picture quality will be better than what the cable companies can provide.


How does setup on Roku go for getting OTA channels?




it involves plugging an antenna into your tv (or digital converter box, then tv) and has nothing to do with Roku
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Re: Local News

Postby kc8pql » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:32 pm

I think 40 some odd years of cable TV has destroyed our collective memory about antennas. :wink:
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Re: Local News

Postby zacklegomaniac » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:15 pm

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Re: Local News

Postby blue » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:36 pm

Depending on where you live, you can get some really great local news clips on the Pod TV channel. I believe it's private, but it's also top notch for catching up on headlines for your favorite locales, near and far. We just got a snow storm today, so it was great watching the West Palm Beach weather forecast c/o PodTv.
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Re: Local News

Postby rmpbklyn » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:19 am

yup just get a OTA at your local Radio Shack or from Amazon I get all the typical 15 channels now
roku also has a weather which has radar and 5 day
as for videos there accuweather and weatherchannel on internet.
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Re: Local News

Postby cangel0612 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:59 pm

Man, terrain can be such a hassle. I only get ABC and PBS (sometimes). :(

Oh well... Hulu+ is my DVR for everything NOT CBS.
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