Switching from Verizon to OTA Antenna

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  1. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Did you do a channel scan on the TV for digital?

    What's your zip code? Apartment, house?
     
  2. BobCamp1

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    If AntennaWeb shows blue and violet, you need a big antenna on the roof and probably an amplifier as well. You are very far away from the transmitters. You have bad OTA reception where you live.

    Your neighbors know this, which is why they all have cable. As should you. I'd just call Verzion back up or switch to cable as a new customer and get the new customer rates.
     
  3. lparsons21

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    Or get a smaller antenna that can get some locals and fill in the blanks with some streamer.
    In my case I can get Fox, ABC and their sub channels with an interior antenna. So I sub to CBS All Access and Sling Blue to get NBC among other things.


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  4. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Well-Known Member

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    YouTube TV generally has all (or almost all) the locals available for streaming as well as several other channels. $50/month. They use a cloud DVR, so no Tivo needed. PS Vue may also have most of the locals.
     
  5. INTL

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    Yep, SFH in 10965.
     
  6. INTL

    INTL Member

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    How do you switch to get service as a new customer? I live alone, so no one else can subscribe.
     
  7. INTL

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    I was surprised I couldn't get a single channel.
     
  8. INTL

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    Just want the basic channels. I rarely watch TV. Mostly news.
     
  9. lparsons21

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    Sounds like your choices are :
    1. Get a big antenna and tower installed. Depending on your age and height of tower needed, you might be able to do that yourself.
    2. Switch to streaming. If you’re not a huge sports fan there are plenty of streaming solutions that could fit the bill. You might be able to get live CBS with a subscription to CBS All Access as they offer that in many markets, about $6 w/ads, about $10 w/o ads. Sling Blue makes some sort of sense and is cheap, check it out. There are others, all with some free trial period.
    3. Get basic cable



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  10. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    This should help, I used your zip code, but you can also add your address for more accuracy. Be sure to look at the direction to aim the antenna.
    TV Fool

    Your only 16 to 22 miles from towers (green). The second antenna you linked should work well in the attic or on the roof.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019

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