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Old 02-11-2020, 10:02 AM   #31
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For TV, yes, PLEX DVR. I bought the lifetime PLEX Pass. For security cams, BlueIris. PC has several big hard drives. :-)


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I like to chime in if I could.
He's already got a Firestick. Put an Antenna on the Roof, hook it up to the Amazon Recast:

https://smile.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Rec...1441349&sr=8-3

It then hooks up to the Firestick and you can watch and record live TV.
It works just like a DVR or Tivo.

I installed several of these for "Cable-cutters" and Folks are very happy.
The Amazon recast cost you no fees, and will record up to 4 Shows at the same time.
No PC needed.
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That looks like a great option for those not having or wanting to work with a PC. Is the programming guide good? Is it tailored to your locality or is it more generic?

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I like to chime in if I could.
He's already got a Firestick. Put an Antenna on the Roof, hook it up to the Amazon Recast:

https://smile.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Rec...1441349&sr=8-3

It then hooks up to the Firestick and you can watch and record live TV.
It works just like a DVR or Tivo.

I installed several of these for "Cable-cutters" and Folks are very happy.
The Amazon recast cost you no fees, and will record up to 4 Shows at the same time.
No PC needed.
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That looks like a great option for those not having or wanting to work with a PC. Is the programming guide good? Is it tailored to your locality or is it more generic?
The programming Guide looks like TiVo or any other DVR.
The Folks who got it installed, love it.
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The Folks who got it installed, love it.
DEJA.....THANK YA SIR.........

I am about to experiment with antennas.....

I live approx 80 miles from a major market (Las Vegas).

Do you have any advice as to brand of antenna??????????????????????

When I get the time I'm going to bring home several from BEST BUY...mainly so I can return them if they don't work.

But, I really do not mind cost, if I'm relatively sure they will work.I'm really not sure, as their seems to be a large differnce in antenna pricing.

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I have something like this in my attic and it works pretty well here and I get all the major networks and other stuff, like 25 channels in all. But I am only about 40-50 miles out. But it is an antenna and is subject to weather and atmospheric conditions... and even though they say they are omni-directional they really aren't so you can improve reception for some channels by aiming... and maybe simultaneously weaken others. Have to play with it to get the best mix.

https://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Dire...ronics&sr=1-11


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DEJA.....THANK YA SIR.........

I am about to experiment with antennas.....

I live approx 80 miles from a major market (Las Vegas).

Do you have any advice as to brand of antenna??????????????????????

When I get the time I'm going to bring home several from BEST BUY...mainly so I can return them if they don't work.

But, I really do not mind cost, if I'm relatively sure they will work.I'm really not sure, as their seems to be a large differnce in antenna pricing.

TIA

Peter
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80 miles is a long way away from a TV transmitter. The terrain and your relative height (do you in a valley or on a hill, blocked by large structures, is it all flat?) will make a difference. Putting an antenna inside an attic will degrade the signal even further. The best antennas are similar to the ones that were used years ago, the ones mounted outdoors with a rotor to spin them. In some cases, a pre-amplifier will help boost the signal to something that is use-able. To be honest, it can be a guessing game if you don't have meters to read signal strengths. But going to Best Buy and bring home several antennas is a good idea.



This link might help, but by no means is it 100% accurate, just put in your address data: https://www.tvfool.com/index.php?opt...pper&Itemid=29


Another helpful off-air link. I like this one because it draws an image of the antenna location relative to your address (north, south, east or west): https://antennaweb.org/
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Check antennaweb.org to see what kind of antenna you need to pick up the stations in your area.
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Yes, I had forgotten about that but that's how I set mine up years ago.


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Do you have any advice as to brand of antenna??????????????????????

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Since my parents have been having problems with OTA TV reception I've started watching this guy, Antenna Man, on YouTube. He knows his stuff, and recommends the ChannelMaster CM3020.



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Here is a good one, Range 200 miles, comes with Remote control for Fine tuning.

https://www.amazon.com/Five-Star-Out...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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