Originally Posted by yzman720
I have never used free tv but I'm more than ready after charter raised my bill over $50 higher for the same service to over $130 total which I cannot tolerate. So I have a few questions - will I just have an antenna and a coax cable running from it to the back of my tv? Or will I need some sort of box in between?
I would also like to know which antenna I should buy? I would like the channels in yellow as well.
Link to my location and channels:
Please let me know any advice is greatly appreciated! I don't really know where to start hooking this up.
charter did the same thing to me. they now have advertisements for 12 month deal for new sign ups.
funny thing I signed up last year on the 24 month plan/no contract, and it should have only gone up $10.
so I too am not happy.
there are groups maybe from your area who might be able to help.
you may have to search it out on that forum.
I can tell you that even if you see one channel listed they may be broadcasting 1,2,3,4,5 or up 20 channels on the one listed.
like the guy who checked on here from san jose ca. they have a channel 1 that uses 13 digital SD channels and 7 radio
channels. just on channel 1. I use to browse 81 channels in san jose. but now in Tn I do not get that many.
as for any old TV antenna will work just as good as it did in the past. during the recent upgrades to digital broadcasting
many of the stations went to UHF it uses a smaller antenna and they can make you think you are still watching channel 4
even when they are broadcasting on UHF channel 50, just to say. it is all digital. the channel 1 in san jose Ca. is
broadcasting on real channel 43; as a example. so when old analog went away some went back to where their old
original channel was, so you will probably need a VHF antenna too...
as in the old days the bigger the better. and there is no HD TV antenna....it was just a baited sales pitch to sell UHF
from what I see on your antenna TVfool you will need a TV antenna to tune in VHF 5,6,7,8,9,10 and 12.
here near nashville I get two PS stations only. I use to get 20 in san jose. so I will be upgrading to a 1 meter satellite
dish for some free OTA broadcast channels. there was a Lousiana PBS sat that had 4 HD channels and I also believe
a satellite at 97 degrees has about 100 channels there SD but one MHZ TV at time had Austrailian rules football there.
that was a PBS local channel in the san jose area.
PS> I am just guessing that you have a new enough TV
to scan the digital stations,
if not you will need to get the adapter decoder box they use to sell.