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digital antenna - anyone got a good one?
« on: February 14, 2014, 08:33:02 PM »
I'm thinking about getting a digital antenna so I can cut $6 off my cable bill for a digital adapter on a TV that we rarely use and don't need all the good channels on. Anyone using a good one that they can recommend? Looks pretty overwhelming trying to figure out which ones are decent, but not too expensive.
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Re: digital antenna - anyone got a good one?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 10:01:12 AM »
I heard if you already have one of those old in the Attic or on the roof types it will work great for digital. All you need is a converter for the wire.
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Re: digital antenna - anyone got a good one?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 10:12:51 AM »
I built one of these about 5-6 years ago, it's on the roof and works great!
Used a 2x4 with some copper wire from an old piece of Romex.

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Re: digital antenna - anyone got a good one?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 10:22:01 AM »
No roof antenna - looking at the indoor ones like the Mohu Leaf.
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Re: digital antenna - anyone got a good one?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 10:33:21 AM »
I have that exact indoor antenna. It works if you're in a metro area. What I should have done is a little more research. Turns out in the mountainous area I live in I need an amplified one with directional control. I get one station and it's nothing but infomercials.

Sites like this help as well. http://www.antennaweb.org/
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