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I'm thinking about canceling Directv. I've been doing research on OTA antennas. There are so many out there, my head is swimming. If someone who uses or has used in the past I would like to hear some feed back. The range I'm looking for is 60 Miles.

 

Thank You for any advice.

 

Reggie

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@Reggie

 

I'll ask my son what the brand of OTA is that he uses. His is the indoor type..it's small, square/flat, and mounts flush to the wall. He has it on the wall behind his tv, so you don't even see it.

He originally bought it and used it in Lemoore, CA...but has since moved and now uses it in AZ.

I'm not sure what the range is for his, but I do know it works great. He gets approx. 16 channels..but he also only lives approx. 30 minutes outside of the Phoenix, AZ area. He just didn't want to be paying for cable TV or the likes..so he went to a swap meet and found the OTA for around $40.

It's funny as I had just mentioned OTA's in another conversation a few minutes ago.

 

I wish we could find one that would work out here..but we are some 100+ miles from anything, in any direction, and so far I haven't encountered anyone out this way having much luck with any kind of antenna...we barely get any radio stations out here.

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Just talked to my son and while I doubt the range would be sufficiant for what you need, as his has only a 40 mile range, the brand is 1byone HDTV Antenna.

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Thank You, maybe they have one with  60 mile range.

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@Reggie

My neighbor likes this one for the price

Lava HD2605 | 

Model # HD2605 ULTRA 4K 1080P
 

LAVA HD2605 Ultra 4K Motorized Outdoor HDTV UHF/VHF

Antenna
LAVA HD2605 Ultra 4K Motorized Outdoor HDTV UHF/VHF
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Be real careful of the terrain you're going to use it in.

 

I'm in the foothills of the Piedmont, where even a 10' antenna mast mounted on the roof doesn't clear the top of the hill that's in the way. I'm roughly 50-60 miles from DC TV market, but with the terrain I might as well be 100 miles away.

 

As a result I only get 3 reliable stations over the air: 2 of them were in the old VHF range (7 and 9), and one in the low UHF (30, and part of that station is actually only ~10 mi away).

 

As you may know, the old analog channel numbers aren't necessarily similar in freuqency when it comes to the new digital stations are on. For example, what used to be Channel 4 (VHF low) here is now broadcasting on a frequency equivalent to what was Channel 48 (UHF).


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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@MarkJFine

(grin) I know all about hills and no line of site. 

Cell coverage drops out at my neighbors' mailbox.

I am 10 mi N of Winchester, in the foothills of  Capon Bridge WV.

Thats Why everything is dish sourced here, Even HughesVoice. 

DirecTV wont stream very well on my HT2000 either.

I'm kinda screwed when we get 2+' of snow. I dont even have a land line anymore.

You guys are GREAT  helping me keep HughesNet working. (grin)

My neighbor is on the top of my hill and gets 42 channels with her digital antennae 

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bare65 wrote:

..but we are some 100+ miles from anything, in any direction..

 

...we barely get any radio stations out here.


@bare65
Sounds remote. What? Do you order your groceries from amazon? and delivered by Fedex?

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@kitnbob

Yeah, so you know the stations and the situation I'm talking about.

I also get two bars of LTE if I'm in my upstairs office/gym/... (if it's dry out, and the trees are bare), but zip anywhere else in the house.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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And then I got my DirecTV bill.

The one that just went up 4% this month...


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.