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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by dogluver, Mar 8, 2018.

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  1. dogluver

    dogluver Thread Starter

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    Please help! I am done with Comcast and all the charges. I pay a charge for a sports channel I've never watched. Was told I have to have it with basic cable!!! I am so done with them!!

    I know a lot of people are getting antennas. I want one that has a pretty long range. I've seen a bunch on Amazon. Can you recommend one? They appear to be easy to install. I see that you have to put it on your window and I'm not sure what else. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I watch about 5 different programs plus the local news, but Comcast is making pay for all these other programs that I don't want. So frustrating!!

    Thank you in advance
    Mindy
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    The flat antennas that you can stick to a wall or window are not that long range. You can get an idea of the type distances and pointing directions you are looking at by entering your address at this site:

    http://www.antennaweb.org/Address

    Are all of your desired programs broadcast by local TV stations or are some of them on cable only channels?
     
  3. dogluver

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    Some are cable stations, but I think I might be able to get them from my Roku (Daystar). Also, I saw online - cnet I think that you can buy an adapter for a longer range. Am I right? Thanks for your help!
     
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    The only sure way to get a clear strong signal from stations that are not close to you (like under 20-25 miles) is with a bigger antenna and possibly a higher mounting of it. An indoor amplified antenna may let you get stations 35 miles away if the terrain is favorable.
     
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    Have you looked at services like Sling, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue?
     
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    Thanks for everyone's help. I have a lot to look into now.
     
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