Thinking of dropping Charter.....and going with a Antennae and likely Roku or similar

rt1

DTVUSA Member
#1
Need some suggestions as to what to get for equipment and service.
I don't think i want netflix.
I was just looking at Playon tv and they offer some good channels.....but anyways would like some suggestions.
We like sports so we might have to figure out how to get MLB and espn. Could live without it as well..
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#2
You'll need to post a TVfool report so we can suggest antennas. TV Fool

You will find that the Roku (and PlayOn also) is limited in the "live" content it can deliver. You can pay for MLB. But ESPN wants you to to be a pay tv customer to watch their content online. You will have to enter your pay TV provider account info to access a lot of things on the Roku.

Of course, they have no way of knowing if *you* are a pay TV customer, or if your Uncle Joe is, if you know what I'm saying...
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#4
If you look at your report there is a link in bold at the top of the page - please copy and paste that URL into your post. Posting the picture doesn't work, it results in a picture that is too small to read!
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#6
I see you have a VHF low (5) and its opposite the direction of your VHF hi channels (7,8)

I'm going to suggest the Digiwave ANT2280
Digiwave ANT2280 Super UHF, VHF, FM Combo Off-Air Antenna at TigerDirect.com

Point it NNE about 30 degrees, and channel 5 should be strong enough to come through from the back side. Roof mounted is the way to go, and can we ask how many TV sets you plan on running off this antenna?
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#8
I'm going to suggest that you hook up ONE TV to start with, and then you can add the others. If you lose signal, you may need to add a pre-amp, but I think you will be okay with that antenna, 3 TV sets, and no pre-amp. You will want to keep your coax cable runs as short as possible to minimize signal loss.. My concern is that your channel 5 signal is quite strong, and you don't want to amplify a strong signal. It's important NOT to point your antenna directly to channel 5 if you have an amp!
 
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