antenna for over the air tv? channels?

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antenna for over the air tv? channels?
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:00 AM
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I have had enough of Comcast what over the air channels are you able to get with an over the air antenna I realize there are no outside antennas allowed we are located near the high school , what antenna have you found it works the best thank you for your time

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Old 08-09-2016, 10:12 AM
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I pull in about 50 channels with an over-the-air antenna mounted in my attic. The local affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX are what I am mostly interested in but there are a bunch of other channels. Occasionally NBC is problematic.

You can mount an antenna outside but they certainly look better in your attic ;-). We are pretty far from Orlando so you need a good sized antenna. Talk with Tom at VillagesAV.com.

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I have had enough of Comcast what over the air channels are you able to get with an over the air antenna I realize there are no outside antennas allowed we are located near the high school , what antenna have you found it works the best thank you for your time
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:28 AM
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Legally, you can mount an outside antenna, but I mounted mine in my attic and I get about 40 english speaking channels. We still have cable, but we use the antenna in the garage, lanai and spare bedroom, the wife won't give up cable.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:37 AM
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Mounted in attic, pointed towards Orlando. Locations at South end of Villages will likely get better reception than being near the high school since distance is about 10 miles greater. Get loads of stations and some are decent, some junk, some in HD and really clear. Certainly nowhere near as good as cable TV, but all are free.

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Old 08-10-2016, 11:44 AM
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You do get lots of stations you'd never want to watch, but there are two, sometimes three, PBS channels and the network stations ABC, CBS, NBC and local Fox are in HD. A Roku device fills in the programming void.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:02 PM
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Had mine installed by Tom at Villages AV. Cost of the antenna, installed, hooked up to TV and ready to go was $250. Combine your antenna with a Roku, connect to internet, and you can add Netflix, HBO Now, Sling TV and have nearly all the variety you used to have with cable. Netflix costs about $10/mo., HBO costs $15, and Sling costs $20. How's that compare with cable (I am assuming you'll already have internet, so not adding the price for that.
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Old 11-12-2016, 02:10 AM
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Here's an alternative for those wanting to cut the cable but still receive cable channels: Playstation Vue. For $30.00 a month you receive 55 cable channels and a couple of local Orlando network channels streamed over your internet service. The only thing you need is a device, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV or a Playstation 3 or 4. You can also watch it on an Apple or Android device through apps and Windows PC in your web browser! Pretty cool huh?! This service includes a cloud-based DVR. So you can watch your favorited programs whenever you like. The nice thing about Playstation Vue compared to the others is you don't pay for the ridiculous equipment leasing fees that you'll never own and have to return some day. Once you have one of the devices above you're set! Playstation Vue does a superb job at providing high-quality HD channels but you do have to have decent internet service at least 12mbps for the best quality. And you can use one account for all the devices/TVs in your home. I've used it now for over a year and will never go back to cable or satellite. They have higher priced packages offering more channels including HBO and Showtime.

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Old 11-12-2016, 07:46 AM
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We cut the cable a few months ago. Our internet bill is $40.69 a month. We have Roku, Netflix and Amazon Prime.. Talk with Tom at VillagesAV.com he installed our attic antenna $250. I am saving $ 75.00 a month. I also switched from AT&T cell service to Cricket which uses AT&T towers.. Saved another $50.00 a month for the same service. Total monthly savings $125.00

The way we look at it it is paying for our cruise.
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:22 AM
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I got mine from Walmart on line ,about $35,works great
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:32 AM
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One note: if you are living in a newer home (built after August 2015) your attic may be lined with reflective aluminum insulation. This insulation will block signals to an attic antenna. A home built before that date can accept an attic antenna... mine did!
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