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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 17, 1:55 PM
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Re: Considering pulling the TV Satellite Plug

Good information to know.

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Re: Considering pulling the TV Satellite Plug

We have Time Warner connected to four TVs, paying for a couple of thousand channels but only watch about eight or so.

Been thinking about this also and been playing around with a regular antenna on an old TV downstairs which gets 32 channels I think.

The problem is, no TV guide so you don't know what's on plus a couple of channels that the wife likes (Food network and game show) are not on, nor is Velocity that I watch. (Those channels keep showing the same thing over and over and over anyway) We never watch movies so we don't need any movie channels.
I wish there was a TV guide for the regular antenna TV.

Next door neighbor said his wife set up something called Roku, anyone know how that works?
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How is the tv reception in your area. I installed a nice big antenna for my Mom with a rotator and she is getting 12 channels now. Mom was getting one before and it was fuzzy. Saves a bunch of money. Get Netflix if want more shows. I have a antenna also up in my attic and with the digital channels now it comes In perfect. Even in Montana!
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I wish there was a TV guide for the regular antenna TV.
My new Samsung TV has a TV guide for local stations. I believe the information is embedded in the over-the-air TV signal. I'm not sure how far out it goes, but it's showing at least 2-3 hours worth

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I wish there was a TV guide for the regular antenna TV...
Check this out, Dean. I've been using it for a while; it's customizable and works well.

TitanTV ? Free Local TV Listings, Program Schedule, Show and Episode

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Re: Considering pulling the TV Satellite Plug

I bought an antenna off of Amazon and although it does pickup the 32 channels when stuck up in the basement window, I found out that an old set of rabbit ears stuck up in the same window works a lot better.

I need to experiment with the big HD TV in the living room and an antenna in the attic.
I still have the old CB radio coaxial cable up there but it's the big cable.

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The Roku basically turns your tv into a smart tv so you can get on the Internet to watch Netflix, you tube, Amazon prime... Any internet show. But you do need a wifi connection and you need to have a subscription to watch Netflix and Amazon prime or others. Some are free, some aren't

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Check this out, Dean. I've been using it for a while; it's customizable and works well.

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Thanks for that link Dave.
now if I could somehow pick up all those channels.
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I watched this years ago and never looked back. Over-the-air works for me. I've built these for friends and family. I have never had cable or satellite since I bought my house. I hung it in the attic and a main feed runs down to a Channel Master multi-port distributor/amp. I get plenty of channels. I think I ruined a coworkers day once when we were discussing DTV antennas--he spent like $60 or $80 on a commercial unit and I spent like $5 or $7 in parts.



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I turned off cable about 15 years ago. Don't miss it, and my kids have grown up without it. I don't know how people have time for it honestly. I keep plenty busy without spending my life in front of a screen. I do (obviously) have internet, and enjoy watching something on Youtube occasionally, and we have Amazon Prime also which my wife uses now and then, but I would guess we maybe watch 4-5 hours total a month.

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Re: Considering pulling the TV Satellite Plug

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We have Time Warner connected to four TVs, paying for a couple of thousand channels but only watch about eight or so.

Been thinking about this also and been playing around with a regular antenna on an old TV downstairs which gets 32 channels I think.

The problem is, no TV guide so you don't know what's on plus a couple of channels that the wife likes (Food network and game show) are not on, nor is Velocity that I watch. (Those channels keep showing the same thing over and over and over anyway) We never watch movies so we don't need any movie channels.
I wish there was a TV guide for the regular antenna TV.

Next door neighbor said his wife set up something called Roku, anyone know how that works?
This is what I use. TV Listings - Find Local TV Shows and Movie Schedules - Listings Grid | TVGuide.com You have to set it up for your location, but once you do it updates itself. You can use the same version on your phone. I also have a Roku Box, and a Netflix account. Roku has a lot of free channels. I simply refuse to pay for anything I can get for free. Roku has it set up so you have to give them a Credit Card, but that's just for the use of the pay channels. Mine expired and they never asked for a new one. I have way to much going on to pay for TV. I watch a lot of YouTube on the Roku Box. All Free. I hope this helps.

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