- February 29, 2016 12:22 am at 12:22 am #1116170
I searched for this topic, but the thread I found was over 7 years old so I thought I’d start fresh.
Poor college student here. I’ve cut the cord and mostly watch TV through my Roku. Occasionally I want to watch live TV but the cheapie RCA Multi-Directional Amplified Digital Flat Antenna works a lot of the time, but cuts out occasionally.
Anyone else use an antenna? Happy with yours? What one do you use?
Thanks!February 29, 2016 8:25 am at 8:25 am #1116186
This is a good place to start:February 29, 2016 8:37 am at 8:37 am #1116188
I read that it buying a high end HD antenna is not worth it much like buying expensive HDMI cable. I bought a 15 dollar HD antenna from Best Buy and it works just fine. I live in the Short North and get all the major channels crystal clear.February 29, 2016 9:35 am at 9:35 am #1116206
We have a Mohu Leaf antenna that has worked pretty well for the last 4 years. We do have some interference and signal loss on some channels though. I did a TV fool search and it shows that there is some additional interference in some of the channels. The link below is for TV Fool. Put in your address and it will show yu where the signals are coming from and the best way to get them.February 29, 2016 10:27 am at 10:27 am #1116216
I bought a roof antenna and got good HD sugnal with my dish. The only tricky part was that three of the stations were one direction & PBS was completely in the opposite direction. So withou a way to turn it I got some occasional cut-outs on PBS. Had to use a second antenna.February 29, 2016 11:30 am at 11:30 am #1116294
I cut the cord last year when I moved but occasionally missed local over the air news broadcasts. I purchased a 1byOne HDTV Antenna on Amazon and am quite happy with it. <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IF70QCW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00> I am in the Short North and reception for the major channels is great. Have not tried any of the other channels that show up in the scan-for-channels.
Before you go out an buy another antenna, you might experiment more with the location of the antenna you already own. Some helpful tips here <http://disablemycable.com/blog/antenna-tips/>
You can check your distance from the local broadcast antennas on this website, by entering your zip code <http://www.antennapoint.com>
It might be worthwhile asking a few neighbors if they use an HDTV antenna, and if they get good reception. Maybe they would even let you borrow their antenna to see if it works for you.February 29, 2016 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #1116387
Thanks so much to everyone. I’m going to look through these suggestions.
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