Originally Posted by DeadFormatLover
Hello Aero 1
, I envy you getting just about everything without issues. In regards to RTV on WKOB, do you have an amp and a rotor, (a must)? Also, you didn't say 20 miles from where? If it's Jersey, someone posted there's a transmitter there too. WKOB is very low power however I'm about 14 aerial miles east of Manhattan, and getting it solid all the time, whereas I'm sure you read previously I have many multi-path issues with the other UHF signals.
My complex was wired for Fios a couple of weeks ago, but I elected to stay with Cablevision only because Verizon Fios does not offer Firewire outputs from their Motorola DVR. What didn't you like about Fios? I couldn't survive with OTA only.
Thanks. I am in Totowa NJ, about 20 miles from west of NYC. Hmm, i wonder where that jersey transmitter is but according to tv fool, its at the same azimuth as everything else (this is my tvfool http://goo.gl/Tuhl
I just started this project so when i was buying my equipment and researching, i bought a wineguard ap 8275 pre amp just in case so i tested it with and without. Since my location and install on the roof resulted in great signal i really didnt need it. So i installed the preamp anyway, followed the directions but nothing worked. no channels worked, i took it off, and everything went back to normal. so i have it here in a box thinking of returning it. dont know if its broken or since my signal is so good that it overloads, but following the simple directions wouldnt make it work. so i just gave up on trying to use it.
As for the rotor, i dont need it, all the channels are mostly at the same azimuth, the important channels anyway. from the tvfool, my DB4 antenna picks everything up (except RTV and one of the 43 PBS stations).
As for Fios, the wife and I really only mostly watch the nationals so it was an easy choice and always DVR'd, nothing live. my 3 tivos i used for Fios are great ota receivers so it wasnt a hard switch. The few Cable shows we watch, are automatically torrented and pushed to a folder on all 3 tivos so there is no viewing shock there. the program pytivo/streambaby does this and its a great tool for tivo. for sports, im doing espn3 and a slingbox at the old mans house. I ripped my dvd's into itunes and use apple tv's to watch old shows and movies...oh, streambaby also sees my itunes library and publishes it as structured folders on the tivo's with full metadata and pictures. and of course, netflix for movies.
a couple of years ago, i used firewire on fios hd receiver and it worked, i never had a fios dvr so i cant comment on that. oh, the other reason is that Fios just started adding CCI flag on their new Hd channel this week, the HUB. there is a lot of complaints on the tivo community forum about this and the rumor has been that fios is going to start CCI flagging cablecard users, which will make multiple tivos useless for MRV.
sorry for the long post, but even though i can afford it, i see no reason to pay $100 for something that the government guarantees us (OTA anyway).
here is my antenna setup if anyone is interested: