TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Roamio DVRs
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 11-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
leiff
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 398
roof antenna for weak ota reception?

I have basic roamio which has ota but using $75 indoor radioshack tv antenna i couldnt pull anything in. Anyone know how i can inquire about a stronger roof antenna? Im in novato sf bay area 94945
leiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
andyf
Registered User
 
andyf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 1,108
www.antennaweb.org
__________________
Andy
andyf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
tomhorsley
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 703
Take a look at what you can build yourself. I have the contraption at the bottom of this web page
stashed in the back of a closet:

http://home.comcast.net/~tomhorsley/...a/antenna.html

Of course, I'm sure a more wind resistant and solidly built version would indeed work better on the roof.
tomhorsley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 10:28 PM   #4
Davelnlr_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Little Rock
Posts: 505
Nice PVC 4 bay. Love homebrew antennas
Davelnlr_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 05:00 AM   #5
pautler
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 56
Antennaweb is a great site to start at. I was in a similar situation and went with an RCA ANT800 omnidirectional antenna, based on info from antennaweb and elsewhere. It cost approx $65 on Amazon, was super easy to mount on my roof, and now I'm getting great HD reception from more than 20 channels. With my indoor antenna I was getting less than 5, and constantly needed to adjust the antenna (which obviously isn't practical for dvr recording).

-Joe
pautler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
chicagobrownblue
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,619
Can you move your indoor antenna to an attic?
chicagobrownblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
SNJpage1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Posts: 3,169
A lot of people are doing what Chicago is saying, put the antenna in the attic. No need to climb up on the room and make holes in the surface. Works really great for condos and town houses.
__________________
S2 and a Tivo HD
SNJpage1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
series5orpremier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicagobrownblue View Post
Can you move your indoor antenna to an attic?
Or at least a mid-sized "outdoor" antenna to an attic or closet (if having it indoors in view is too ugly)? That is what I do. There are some good ones out there. Assuming you only need UHF signals, getting progressively stronger there's the Eagle Aspen EASDTV2BUHF, Antennas Direct DB2E, Antennas Direct DB4E, or Antennas Direct ClearStream 4.
series5orpremier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
series5orpremier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 110
Actually you might need something bigger because for that zipcode solidsignal.com recommends the Solid Signal HDBBX or Channel Master CM3020 or Solid Signal HDB4X or Solid Signal HDB91X or Winegard FL6550A.
series5orpremier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:56 PM   #10
series5orpremier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 110
tvfool.com is also a good website to help you figure out how hard it is to pick up different channels.
series5orpremier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #11
series5orpremier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 110
You'll need an attic- or roof- mounted antenna to pick up all the major networks.
series5orpremier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |