lilaclily wrote:This is very helpful. It seems that I need a small multidirectional antenna.. anyhooo I guess that means I need an antenna on the outside of my house? if that is the case and I get an outside antenna how does each tv connect to this thing hanging in the roof. Each one connects by some cable device?? Does it use a lot of electricity to hae an antenna?
lilaclily wrote: It seems that I need a small multidirectional antenna.. ?
Go to AntennaWeb.org, select "Choose an antenna" and enter your address, housing type, and surroundings details. When looking at the results page, select "show digital stations only". The type of antenna needed for each DTV station is listed in the left hand column. If AntennaWeb shows the colors blue or violet are needed for an outside antenna to get a particular station then it is virtually certain that an indoor antenna will not work for that station. If it shows light green it is unlikely that an indoor antenna will enable reception of that station. However, if AntennaWeb shows red, then perhaps an amplified indoor antenna will enable reception of that station, but it may be tricky. If it predicts that you will need a yellow or green antenna then there is a good chance that, depending on your specifics, the right indoor antenna will work.
hammerpocket wrote:Village Idiot wrote:then i got a Zenith DTT901 converter box
That's a good converter, but that kind of box is only necessary if your TV doesn't have a built-in digital tuner.
wendyshinyo wrote:I have one small indoor antenna (Terk) that does an excellent job (I'm within 20 miles from local xmitters). The HD signal is much better than what I had from Dish HD or what neighbors have from Time Warner Cable. I split the output and used an existing cable coax run (plus 2 additional runs) to run the OTA signal to 5 TVs/PC tuners. It works great.
With 2 PC tuners and Windows Media Center, I also have DVR capabilities to handle recording of 2 different programs at once.
Go for the OTA antenna for sure. The posts here are right. Get some rabbit ears to check it out. You will be surprised!
lilaclily wrote:I asked several technicians in my area. They have told me that it does not work very well in my area.
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