Originally Posted by blackcat6
In the cord cutters subreddit, some guy there said he charged $700 to do an antenna install, plus whatever antenna you needed. For a lot of people however even this insane amount only represents 5-6 months worth of cable TV charges.
So if you were started a business, knew what in the hell you were doing, young (I'm in good shape for 50+ but there are limits), and could tap the demand, there is a lot of money to be made here.
Depending upon where you live, if it is here in CLT, you might be able to get away with a wall mount. It will eliminate the need to get on a roof. My Mom's house is actually a modern style "kit" house that Lowes used to sell in the 1960s & 70s before they became a distributer for the the Chinese communist workers. It's very well built so the install wasn't that bad. I ended up using a wall mount to get the antenna above the roofline.
I was thinking more around $200 labor, know the tripod is cheap, & the pipe mount even less. Line would just need to be dropped in my attic via a Ridge vent ... done, & I'll set up the inside distribution. (basically mounting the tripod & properly sealing the roof would be the hard part) My dad had a new roof downlead, amp & split to a distribution box installed in the attic about 6 years back about $120 in labor.
Looking at the wall mount, that would open a whole can of worms with my HOA, as it would need to be mounted on the front of the house (SW view).
Originally Posted by OTA-DVR-guy
Who remembers "Dead Ernest" on channel 36 back in the early 70's? He would rise up out of his casket and introduce the week's horror movie. You talk about funny - that was hilarious.
That's what I miss about Local TV, Ghoulardi predates me a bit but remember 'The Ghoul' which originated here on Sat nights in the early '70's, but was syndicated to Kaiser Stations around the country.... the syndication didn't catch except for Detroit.
I think Svengoolie would have a similar type appeal on Me TV.