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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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OAT...Over the Air TV reception:
https://www.cordcutters.com/
https://www.latimes.com/business/hol...228-story.html


https://nocable.org/nocable-amplifie...0-mile-antenna
I'm really looking into this seriously. I want OFF my Cable provider!
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OAT...Over the Air TV reception:
https://www.cordcutters.com/
https://www.latimes.com/business/hol...228-story.html


https://nocable.org/nocable-amplifie...0-mile-antenna
I'm really looking into this seriously. I want OFF my Cable provider!
go w/ Roku...
I have and one pay for one add on subscription...
Curiosity Stream...
way better than Amazon and it doesn't phone home like Amazon does...
https://www.roku.com/

I have that exact antenna...
you can have it if want it...
I was a waste of money...

map the broadcast antennas..
site map youself to them...
consult what antenna ya really need...
https://www.channelmaster.com/Antenn...tion-a/134.htm
https://www.techhive.com/article/321...uld-i-buy.html
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If you're doing searches for more info it's actually OTA - Over The Air. We just don't watch TV period so our choices are easy. No service, no antenna.

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We have grandkids who use the internet for all their video and TV watching. They see stuff we never get to see. Roku and Curiosity Stream sounds just right. I love documentaries. Made nontheatrical 16mm films with a partner for about 5 years in my early years. Lit, shot, edited, the whole shebang, had a Moviola in my bedroom. My partner did the audio and was the sales guy. Video is a much easier medium compared to film, you only need a fraction of the light that film required.

I've tried "special" antenna before and they never help.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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Stick; We already have a 4k TV ie 'streaming' enabled, and hardwired to our modem/router. The issue is I want to get rid or our TV Cable service but I still want access to our broadcast channels; can't get live local news on the internet function. That's pretty much it.
ROKU can't (?) give us that.

This is the latest I could find:
https://globalnews.ca/live/bc/
All the Big Boys have online news but it's not really current.
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Roku has current streaming news channels...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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I have been investigating these options for some time. I tried two of these cable elimator antennas that are supposed to pick up local stations over 50 miles. I live in town but it is a low spot. My old tv tower is 50’ tall. I could use it, but getting too old to climb. Put the new antenna at 15’. Can only watch maybe 5 stations and another 5 which are for kids.
For two TVs I have been using Amazon Firestick. My wife and I like to watch movies based on true stories. Have found many to watch. I also cancelled the Netflix.
Still have cable but have cut landline and reduced number of tvs on cable. If I would get rid of the western channel, I could reduce my cable bill by another $20. Have a western app on the firestick. Will be making a decision on this option soon.
My word of advise is to be sure you can get the cable channels you want. What they tell you in their ads is not always what you get. Local terrain and distance from source affect reception.

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We us the Amazon Fire stick, and, an app called Mobdro for live TV. All through the internet. We can't even get cable out here. For years, we used Directv. We saved gobs of $$ when we quit them.

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Ruku link is bad

https://www.roku.com/
gives you this:

This site can’t be reached %3Cb%3E%3Ci%3E%3Cu%3Ehttps’s server IP address could not be found.
Search Google for <b><i><u>https roku u>< i><
ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED

or this:

Warning
The request contains an invalid URL!

just letting you know

smitty

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If you have a Fire stick or a PlayBox or an Android box or a Roku or a smart tv even just a plain old a computer then you can install a program called Kodi and get everything and I mean everything. You do need internet access and unless you have a very strong wifi you should be hooked up directly to the router (and not your Bosch router!) . To see what I am talking about type in Kodi on YouTube. To get live local TV is a little more difficult because you have to search for the right program but it's available.
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