Just moved to the Madison area (between Mt. Horeb and Verona). Signed up for Dish HD (no cable available) and am completely disappointed with the quality of the SD programming. I am thinking about going the OTA route for local and using the Dish HD receiver for HD.
I am only 7 miles from the towers (one at 71 the other at 79), so I should be able to use good indoor antenna. We have a four room set-up, HD rec in the basement, dual in the living room (LR + upstairs BR), and single in workout room in the basement. I'd like to use only one antenna (ease of set up). The house was wired for large sat. + previous owner's Dish. However, the Dish installer could not figure out where the wires lead in the house so he just redid the install with wires everywhere (my complaining has got me no where with Dish).
Even if I wanted to do separate antenna's the problem is the big screen with HD is in the basement and I doubt an inside antenna will work down there.
I thought about hooking the interior antenna up to the coax in the living room and seeing if I got a signal down in the basement. Think that would work? I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. I need to get my picture quality issues fixed before football starts.