Originally Posted by TorontoNewb
ok I have the same kind of question only I am in the monkey junction area?
what kind of antenna should I get I am right near the corner where carolina beach rd and college rd meet I have a 2 story house 3 including the roof so I could probably mount something on the side of it or ontop of it if I need too
I only need to pick up the local channels ABC CBS NBC FOX
the goal is to hook it up to my tivo and have it record unattended so I don't think a rotator would be right for me
any suggestion would be greatly appreciated thanks
Dude! (*****, I hate that, but it's also kinda funny, coming from someone "my age") We're almost neighbors!
Anyway, I'm just up the road from you. I'd recommend the Radio Shack 15-1880, except they don't make it anymore. With very little to no re-orientation, up in my FROG (I didn't know that was "finished room over garage" until I started looking at houses here), I can pick up all the stations. I don' t think you really need much, but the Radio Shack does have a built-in amplifier.
I'm sure people will tell you to stay away from Terk--overpriced and doesn't work so well apparently.
I don't think you'll need a roof top antenna...
Oh, I see you also want to get CBS--that's impossible, and they don't broadcast OTA HD, if you could call them even broadcasting anything OTA... They have so little power, that you don't even have to ask for a waiver to get them via satellite.
Your only solution for CBS is to get TimeWarner lifeline cable, which has all the network HD channels included, and get a computer ATSC tuner card to record it. (Well, I've had CBS HD with Dish for about 4 years now... and I think DirecTv carries it)
You might be able to get a TimeWarner HD Tivo box without subscribing to an HD package--don't know--and record all the network channels in HD.
If you already have a Tivo, what is the programming source?