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#1 Lovedtodeath

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:07 PM

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#2 Aggie

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:31 PM

We have a honkin' big antenna hooked up to our house. We got 3 channels.

Then we had a wind storm and we got 2 other channels.

The next windstorm blew through and we get no channels now.

So I don't know the answer to your question.:001_smile:

#3 RoughCollie

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

Check out this site for a lot of information:

http://www.hdtvanten...s.com/index.php

This site will tell you which channels you will receive using an antenna:

http://www.antennawe...aw/Address.aspx

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

We have a huge antenna in our attic. We are getting some digital signals already, though we may need some sort of signal booster/amplifier thingy. I guess it helps that we live on a hill.

#5 Lovedtodeath

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:07 PM

So do you take the lines that were hooked to cable and hook them up to an antenna?

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:22 PM

A good antenna will help along with the digital box that you would need after February 19 2009.

We've never had cable or satellite here. My dad hooked his digital box to his rabbit ears and has decided to upgrade his antenna but he got a nice signal with what he had.

#7 Matryoshka

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:51 PM

We've got a big honkin' antenna in the attic, two actually - one is just for UHF. We get tons of channels - well, until the big digital switch. We're getting a box, but who knows how it'll work out.

#8 Lovedtodeath

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:54 PM

Check out this site for a lot of information:

http://www.hdtvanten...s.com/index.php

This site will tell you which channels you will receive using an antenna:

http://www.antennawe...aw/Address.aspx


Thanks!

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:01 PM

We have rabbit ears and we get one channel...and it is fuzzy at best. I guess that means my answer is, "I dunno."

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:03 AM

Our house has a large antenna on the roof. We live in a large city and get abc, nbc, cbs, pbs, upn, fox, ion, kong, and another pbs. All except the second pbs is clear. It's more than enough for us. I'd love to have lifetime, history channel, and animal planet but it's not worth the cost of cabel.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:23 AM

We have a huge antenna on the roof and a booster attached to the hd converter box hooked to the tv. With the hd converter box we get a bunch of pbs stations, the main networks, cw, ion, wxsp and few others.

Where we live you can get sattelite but not cable, it's not in the budget though.


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