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Aereo: Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Emacee, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. marrone

    marrone Phased Member

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    I went with ClearStream 2V.

    I had a $35 indoor Radio Shack one that was rated very highly also, but considering my distance from the towers, indoor really wasn't much of an option. So that one went back.

    This once properly mounted works pretty well. I'm probably 60 miles from the towers. Flat terrain...probably only one building in my way (and it's the apartment complex right behind me).

    -Mike
     
  2. mattack

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    Though it seems to me that they could argue that since it's essentially one big long wire between you and the antenna, even though the wire forks off a zillion times, the cable company isn't making a copy either.

    (Whereas, if it's a show on a hard drive, and each person has an internet stream to the server, clearly the apache process or whatever is doing something SEPARATE for each user.)
     
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    If you are in the Melbourne FL zip code, antennaweb.org says the towers are about 45 miles away, all located about half way between Orlando and Titusville. You would have to be about 15 miles further south for it to be 60 miles. For most of these towers, a "medium directional antenna" (i.e., what you selected) is recommended. But for four of them, including Fox, CW and PBS stations, a "Medium Directional Antenna with Preamp" is recommended. These include 18.1, 45.1 and 24.1 . How do those come in?
     
  4. marrone

    marrone Phased Member

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    Yeah, it's probably less than 60 miles.

    Those channels come in pretty good, even with my antenna facing due west.
    It's only NBC (2) that I need to point north-west to get, since it's VHF.
    And I'm too lazy to mount it outside...right now it's in a west-facing window. But I think I'll be mounting it pretty soon. I'm just not that handy with tools.

    -Mike
     
  5. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Sounds like you've got it under control. As they say in the foundry that makes cast iron toilets: "Forge a head!". :D
     
  6. marrone

    marrone Phased Member

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    Yeah, pretty much.
    Now, onto my next challenge of trying to find soccer games to watch online. NBC Sports extra requires cable/satellite signon. And questionable sites like front line require (or look like they require) additional software, which makes me wary.

    -Mike
     

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