Not true. The one I picked up went on sale $20 cheaper. Granted if I lived in a house it would have worked better but.... you can still finder cheaper deals on Amazon and Primecables than at Bestbuy. That was my point.IMO, you won't find any deals on antennas at amazon.
They typically charge full Retail price for just about anything...
It probably won't work that well at your Fringe location. You'd have to go really high (6ft won't work well) and add a preamp, in my estimation. Multidirectional antennas usually don't work that well, so I don't suggest those space ship style antennas. As an example, my antenna for Detroit (I'm 14-23 miles from Detroit transmitters) is rather low at 18ft high. I still need to raise it.Okay.. yeah, I realize I won't get many channels (in the old analogue days, I think I got around 5-7). I'm good with that, but more would be better I don't want to have to continually move my antenna between the Canadian/American stations though. Would something like this work? It says it's multi-directional so I'm thinking I could mount it on the south side of my house where my satellite dish currently is (about 6 feet up) and then not have to play around with it whenever I watch TV. As a bonus, the cabling is already there.
Or is it better to forget the more affordable ones and save for the aerial/tower?
He doesn't want to spend the money or climb the roof (or tower) so it seems like a moot point to make. I'm not that far away but I'm making do with a $25 antenna and $40 preamp.Big things happening at WADL ch38 Detroit. WADL has now taken over the MY network from WMYD ch20 and now calls itself MY38 on 38.1.
They are also debuting a new diginet on sept27 called DigiTV, on 38.8 looks like some UK and Aussie tv shows.Might be interesting. Twist tv has moved up the channels to 38.2.
Still no home for Antenna Tv's sister network that went on the air recently called Rewind TV in Detroit or Toledo.
@the poster from Sarnia......dont go for a cheap china made antenna it wont work for you and you will waste your money.You need something high gain like a DB8e with a CM7777 or7778 or LNA200 amp. Point it right at Detroit , you may get London tv off the back side. Check ebay or a place in Mississauga called Play and Replay website.Get a couple of mast pipes and mount it near open sky towards Detroit. You will get most of Detroit with that antenna but not Fox2 because its on VHF and the DB8e is only a UHF reception.The DB8e is the best for long distance tv. Just my 2 cents.....
Did you make any progress with your setup? I'm in Sarnia too and I'm considering a DB8e with a CM7777 mounted to my chimney to get it as high as possible. It looks like it's going to cost around $400 for the antenna, preamp, mounting hardware, cables, etc, and I'm a bit reluctant to spend that kind of money without knowing if it will work. Especially when the RabbitEars info for this area says all the signals are either "poor" or "bad".Hi all, I'm located near Sarnia, here is my rabbitears.info: RabbitEars.Info
I always used indoor bunny ears and when those stopped working I became an LTSS subscriber. The deal has now ended, and I'm not interested in paying for TV. I want to go back to an OTA setup! But after doing some research for over a week now, I'm really confused. Can anyone recommend a setup for me that won't involve a ladder/rooftop installation (if possible)? What kind of antenna would work for me? I'm a complete noob.
I have an old TV tower on my property but I have been quoted $600-$900 to move it back to near the house and have it hooked up again and it might not even be the right kind. Hoping for a cheaper solution.
I did read all the FAQs but it seems like most of the content on this site is between 10-15 years old, so I don't know if the information (for example, antenna brand recommendations) are still current, plus most of it is pretty advanced for me.
Thank you for any help.