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Q. I have heard you can get HDTV for free over-the-air. Is that true?
A. Yes, I do it.
I have a DB4 Antenna
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2430411 (I get no kickback on this link)
mounted on the side of my chimney and pointed at the nearest
Its connected by RG6 coax cable to a Zenith HDTV receiver box.
If you buy a TV now it has a built in ATSC tuner so you don't need that box.
This is a pretty good video about installing...
Grounding is totally important!!!
I have two grounds:
- From the grounding block to a spike in the earth and a water pipe
- From the antenna's metal pole to a spike in the earth and a water pipe
But maybe that's too much of a good thing: ground loop.
Enjoy the free TV.
Some extra stuff that is interesting but I don't know about:
- Which PVRs work in this setup?
- How about 2 antennas (pointed at the 2 local towners) then
multiplexed into one coax cable?
Please mail or comment you know about this.