[opendtv] Re: News: Ditch Your TV

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <konfoo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:17:20 -0800

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Manfredi, Albert E
<albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Kon Wilms wrote:
> Why can't you, and what have you tried?

I know we like to repeat ourselves on this list every few months but I
can't say I care to do so - you can check the list archives.

> A colleague of mine has taken it upon himself to switch over his
> mother-in-law's and sister-in-law's homes in the past two or three
> weekends. He's been successful in both places, using an Antennas Direct
> DB4 antenna indoors. Same one I'm using.

And everyone on my block is getting Dish, DirecTV or Cox because they
can't get reception. Even the old-timers who are hold-outs against any
new technology. A couple purchased 'converter' boxes and those didn't
work. They were pretty ticked off to say the least. I wonder what % of
converter boxes sold are returned?

> I'm getting a second DB4, for Christmas, along with a Winegard 75 ohm
> combiner. I'll be trying to get better reception of Baltimore channels,
> by aiming the two DB4s in slightly different directions. If the combiner
> doesn't work, I can fall back to a simple switch.

Thanks for proving my point. Most people don't want antenna farms and
switches all over their property.

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