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I'm showing listings for 11.3 on my Tivo......have been for quite some time I believe.
same here. Has shown listings since launch (1/20)
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You guys have a recommendation for an OTA tuner antenna? I'm in Burnsville and so far have had bad luck with some passive ones I found at Menards...Thinking a small exterior antenna? Omni directional would be nice, but I'm open to ideas.
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You guys have a recommendation for an OTA tuner antenna? I'm in Burnsville and so far have had bad luck with some passive ones I found at Menards...Thinking a small exterior antenna? Omni directional would be nice, but I'm open to ideas.
Depends on several variables. If you really want to know the best antenna options for your specific location, look up your specific address at TVFool.com and post the link in this thread, which is signal and antennae focused, and you should be on your way. A little bit of reading now will yield great results.

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.....Omni directional would be nice, but I'm open to ideas.
Why do you want omni-directional? Isn't everything that yo want to receive coming from Shoreview?

Maybe you can check out this store in Burnsville and report back to us! http://www.shopjimmy.com/

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You guys have a recommendation for an OTA tuner antenna? I'm in Burnsville and so far have had bad luck with some passive ones I found at Menards...Thinking a small exterior antenna? Omni directional would be nice, but I'm open to ideas.
If I were doing it over I'd get a CM4228 8 bay bowtie and mount it outside. I'm in Bville and running a UHF/VHF in my attic and get pretty decent results but do occasionally have issues with 4.1 and the 5s breaking up due to multipath. From what I've read even thought the 4228 is listed as VHF it does quite well for high VHF(channel 9). You don't really need nor really want a omni-directional antenna as every thing except 41 comes out of Shorview and in Burnsville Big Lake(where 41 comes from) is near enough in direction to Shorview, so I just point my antenna at Shorview and it gets 41 just fine(80s-90%).
You'd probably be able to get by with a 4228 in your attic if it's big enough but if your not adverse to an outside antenna thats really best as attic installs tend to lose a fair amount of signal and worse rafters can cause weird multipath, which is what I experience at times.
If you wanted to try and get Rochester or even Mankato then a rotor and outside mount would be required. I'm happy with just the many stations we have in the cities, 40+ I believe.
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re: antennas. I live in Lakeville, and my antenna is in the attic, pointed generally toward Shoreview. It was put there in the middle 1990's, so it pre-dates digital TV. The antenna feed comes into the basement where it is connected to a splitter to send out feeds to several different rooms. This worked just fine in the analog days. After digital, it was mostly fine, with some signals occasionally being marginal and even more occasionally dropping out altogether. I could never pick up 41.x reliably at all.

After I bought the DVR+, I put another splitter on the feed to the DVR+ so I could be recording 2 channels while watching a 3rd (using just the TV.) Again, this mostly worked, but was even more shaky as you might expect.

I bought this device, placed it in the basement instead of the splitter there, and reception is MUCH better. I can even get 41.x reasonably well on the DVR+ and on 2 of the 3 tvs.
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