Originally Posted by tenguru
Is this what OTA is like all the time?
Stuff up & down, moving around, hit & miss pot luck?
Is that why no one will has an answer what indoor/out door ant is any good at Desert Inn & pecos?
Can I get Nbc,Cbs,fox & abc.
Should IO just go to a dish, for me a savings of $40 a month for more from Dish.
It depends on what you want. I'm not in your part of town but I'd guess with a half-decent indoor antenna (and certainly with a good outdoor antenna), you'll receive NBC CBS, ABC and Fox with no problems. If you own a recently made TV go to Radio Shack and get a 15-1874. It'll put you back $15 and you can return it if it doesn't do what you need. If your TV is older I'm not sure what to advise (you'll need a converter box).
The "up&down. moving around, hit and miss pot luck" refers to minor stations (not all in English). The networks (and their sub-stations) will be easy to get. If the "big four" are sufficient you will be more than happy with OTA. "Saving" $40 a month doesn't compare well to free.
Full disclosure: I have DirecTV (and have had Dish in the past).. My lady and I enjoy programming that is not available over the air. I have an OTA setup on a secondary TV to record classic (meaning old) movies from sub-channels. I get at least 25 channels. The ones that come and go are not ones I enjoy.
Once again, f the networks are enough, you will be satisfied with OTA , and the quality will be at least as good as satellite.