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Old 07-24-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Dear All,

My wife and I are moving to San Antonio (very soon!) and would like to know two things:

1) Are there any independent video rental stores with good selections of old and foreign movies?

2) How are the converter boxes for allowing analog TVs to pick up digital signals working since the recent switch-over? In Philadelphia, where I live now, they are not working well.

Many thanks for your help with this.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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Congrats on moving here, I just moved here from houston close to 6 months ago and traffic is great (i10 and heubner area) and the only experience I had with the converter boxes is in houston and its a pain. TVs without cable get more channels but they go out if it isnt a good signal and we don't get all the local channels.

It could be one of many things but its not as simple as they said it would be. Ex plug and play
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I only know of one independant video store that does have old movies. Its called Pop 'n Go on Fredrickberg road. I haven't been by thee for a long time, so I can't be sure if its still there.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Welcome to SA!

For the videos, there are a few independant places, but your best bet for old or foreign movies is the SA Public Library system. They have branches all over town, you can select movies on their online database, and they will transport them to the branch of your choice to pick up. Their selection is extensive, and they are always adding new titles (and it's free!). Also, Blockbuster and Netfixs both have by mail plans starting around $10 a month, with even more extensive online catalogs.

As far as the coverter boxes, they are about the same everywhere, it is the quality of the antenna you use that will make a difference. You may have probs getting some channels in some parts of town, for instance I can't get channel 35. There are about 15 English channels/subchannels in SA, not including religious or Spanish channels .
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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There are several independent video rentals as mentioned above, plus the bookstores, Nine lives, and the other trade ins that have very cheap videos for sale even cheaper than rental. Pop n Go has 3 or 4 stores in town, Ricky's off Wurzbach and Bandera, Adult to old classic, it;s all according to the area of town you gonna be in. the converter box thing is the same, and your antennae quality has a lot to do with it also. Buy a good attic antennae for about $150, with a $50 converter box, you can get good TV anywhere in SA.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:14 PM
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Most of the TV transmitters are on the southeast corner of the county, near Elmendorf. The closer you live to Elmendorf, the better you will receive TV signals with a set-top antenna.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Many thanks, everyone, for the helpful replies!
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