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Old 01-30-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: broke leftist craphole Illizuela
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I live in Chicago and getting CBS which is channel 2 (real channel 12) is an absolute bear with an antenna as it is VHF.

What is the best way to get content from your computer/internet to the TV?
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I live in Chicago and getting CBS which is channel 2 (real channel 12) is an absolute bear with an antenna as it is VHF.

What is the best way to get content from your computer/internet to the TV?
All you need is a HDMI cable.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I would be interested in these sites
Project Free TV - Watch all your favorite tv shows and movies online free

http://www.movie25.so/ (2nd best for new movies)

http://wwitv.com/ (U.S. and overseas tv stations)

http://tubtub.com/ ( great for older classic tv shows)

http://viooz.co/movies/23403-lone-survivor-2013.html (Best one for new movies)

http://www.tvmuse.com/

http://www.amctv.com/

http://www.livestream.com/trutv

http://www.syfy.com/

Here ya go! ... Who needs cable when you have better choices.

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Old 01-30-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Thank you.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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I use the Terk amplified indoor.

I need to get it up a little higher and closer to the window than it currently is, but I'm still very impressed with what it can pull in.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Outdoor antennas have a color code tag for distance reception. Go to antennaweb.org enter your address to see a map for seeing where to aim your antenna at the transmission tower [not necessarily your town] Then look at the list of channels you can receive and the size antenna you will need.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Outdoor antennas have a color code tag for distance reception. Go to antennaweb.org enter your address to see a map for seeing where to aim your antenna at the transmission tower [not necessarily your town] Then look at the list of channels you can receive and the size antenna you will need.
There are also many dead-zones.

Where I live, the site says that my township should be able to receive one channel. But nobody here can.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:47 PM
 
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Outdoor antennas have a color code tag for distance reception. Go to antennaweb.org enter your address to see a map for seeing where to aim your antenna at the transmission tower [not necessarily your town] Then look at the list of channels you can receive and the size antenna you will need.
I have already been to antennaweb.org, and all it tells me is that I can get the three local channels (7 miles to broadcast tower) with a small multi-directional antenna. I could probably get these stations with a coat hanger for an antenna.

But the 70 to 90 dBm stations must be possible. All the neighbors are well-off and have satellite dishes, cable, or they don't watch TV.


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FCC Digital TV signal
Strong Signal WBPH IND 60-1 Hi-V (-19 dBm)
Strong Signal WLVT PBS 39-1 UHF (-33 dBm)
Strong Signal WFMZ IND 69-1 UHF (-34 dBm)

Weak Signal WPVI ABC 6-1 Lo-V - Philadelphia (-78 dBm)
Weak Signal WBRE NBC 28-1 Hi-V - Scranton (-81 dBm)
Weak Signal WYOU CBS 22-1 Hi-V - Scranton (-82 dBm)
Weak Signal WNEP ABC 16-1 UHF - Scranton (-84 dBm)
Weak Signal WVIA PBS 44-1 UHF - Scranton (-85 dBm)
Weak Signal WOLF FOX 56-1 UHF - Scranton (-86 dBm)

If you anyone is getting stations in the -70 dBm to -90 dBm range can you suggest a model antenna and tell me how you have it mounted (height etc)
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Default Not gonna work in a rural area...

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I just purchased a Clearstream Micron R and increased the amount of channels I could receive from 8 to 16. Sells for about 99 bucks but found a used one on Ebay for $15. My house is about 32 miles from the closest antenna.

For the OP they would be better off lighting a $100 bill on fire, the OP has channels comming at 'em from different directions, they need something that can be aimed at the transmitting station...

Get one of these:

Masterpiece Antenna Series HDTV Outdoor TV Antenna-Channel Master CM 5020(CM5020) | channelmasterstore.com

Stick it in the attic. If that does not work then put in on top of one of these:

Texas Towers, Universal Tower HD8-100 Page or Texas Towers, Universal Tower 4-50 Page or Texas Towers, Universal Tower 4-30 Page

Along with this:

Texas Towers, Yaesu G-800SA Page

That will swing the antenna around to pull in signals from not just Scranton and Philly but if you go with the bigger tower probably NYC...
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Spending $4,000 on an antenna is I'm sure what the OP has in mind. Why light a $100bill on fire when you can light 40 $100 bills?!
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