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Old 08-26-2019, 09:30 AM
 
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Well don't get too excited about 71 channels. Many of them are foreign language, religion, and shopping channels. But at least you'll get the major networks like NBC and CBS, as well as some channels that show retro old shows.
and hopefully PBS
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It's simple. Just plug an antenna into the back of your TV and point the antenna towards NYC.
It doesn't have to be on my roof? I live in a condo and can't do that. I honestly don't know how this works. I've had cable/fiber optic for decades. I didn't even know people still used antennas or that they sold them.

I've currently got my cable/Internet service suspended because I'm away from home for more than a month, but they even charge you $50 to do that (my bill is $142). I don't watch much television, but I like something to be there in case I want to. If I could cut down the FIOS bill, that would be great.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Well don't get too excited about 71 channels. Many of them are foreign language, religion, and shopping channels. But at least you'll get the major networks like NBC and CBS, as well as some channels that show retro old shows.
That would be enough. The channel I do watch 99% of the time is ID, but now that I've discovered so many true crime podcasts, I could let that go. Having news, weather, and the occasional bit of entertainment when sick or tired and on the couch would be fine.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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It doesn't have to be on my roof? I live in a condo and can't do that. I honestly don't know how this works. I've had cable/fiber optic for decades. I didn't even know people still used antennas or that they sold them.
How far away from NYC are you? If you're not too far then an indoor antenna might work. And by the way, it is against the law for a homeowners association to block you from putting up an outdoor antenna. Most people don't know that which is why an HOA will tell you that you can't.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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That would be enough. The channel I do watch 99% of the time is ID, but now that I've discovered so many true crime podcasts, I could let that go. Having news, weather, and the occasional bit of entertainment when sick or tired and on the couch would be fine.
I love the ID network too. You should subscribe to Hulu for $5.99/month and cancel cable. They carry a big selection of shows from ID network. I was just watching an episode of "Disappeared" last night. Love that show!
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Much of it depends on how far away from the TV stations you are. Around Manhattan into New Jersey and into CT most TV is off Empire St Bldg, 4 Times Square or the new WTC. Around S jersey/Philly there are tall 1000 ft towers in Roxborough near Philly.

There is a website, several, try TV Fool dot com which will estimate what you get.
You don't always need an outside antenna, I've used a flat plastic sheet the size of an 8 x 11 paper sheet and got about 40 channels.

That is still how legitimate TV originates and you don't pay nuffin. As it should be.

These days in Digital TV the channel numbers get encoded, the actual channel might be 3 over the air but you might get it on 33. Or actually 33-1, 33-2 etc. Your TV figures all that out when you scan for stations.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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I hope and suppose everyone knows you first hookup the TV antenna then you take your remote control and scan all the channels. That way the TV knows what the channels are and also downloads program schedules and info on shows.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I love the ID network too. You should subscribe to Hulu for $5.99/month and cancel cable. They carry a big selection of shows from ID network. I was just watching an episode of "Disappeared" last night. Love that show!
Really? Thank you. Yes, I was thinking of doing something like Hulu. I'm already on my daughter's account for Netflix.

I'm a true crime freak as well as a disaster junkie.

Disappeared is good.

If you like true crime and listen to any podcasts, check out Crime Junkie through iTunes or Spotify.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Much of it depends on how far away from the TV stations you are. Around Manhattan into New Jersey and into CT most TV is off Empire St Bldg, 4 Times Square or the new WTC. Around S jersey/Philly there are tall 1000 ft towers in Roxborough near Philly.

There is a website, several, try TV Fool dot com which will estimate what you get.
You don't always need an outside antenna, I've used a flat plastic sheet the size of an 8 x 11 paper sheet and got about 40 channels.

That is still how legitimate TV originates and you don't pay nuffin. As it should be.

These days in Digital TV the channel numbers get encoded, the actual channel might be 3 over the air but you might get it on 33. Or actually 33-1, 33-2 etc. Your TV figures all that out when you scan for stations.
I'm in eastern Monmouth County. The commute's a pain from there, but as the crow flies, it's not that far from the city. I can drive 20 minutes to Sandy Hook and see One WTC.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:37 AM
 
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Optimum has a $20 per month internet package (you will need to fight for this, they don't like to sell this), which I have and its perfect for multiple streaming tv's and computers going on at the same time. AT&T Now (just changed names from DirectTV Now last week) lets you stream and DVR just about every cable channel for $40 a month with no contract and takes about 5 minutes to set up. Total internet TV & Cable is $60 a month and can cancel anytime.
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