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im SERIOUSLY considering cutting the cord..........ive just in the last 3 months discovered how kodi helps with that. and honestly in my house kodi is playing more than out comcast is.

HOWEVER before i do it id like to be able to watch my local channels........i live in Denver so i need access to the bronco game especially. but also like to watch the nightly news too and mobdro is difficult to watch MY local channels on (they are usually something on east cost time)


anyway for you fellow cord cutters what antenna do you use for local? how do you mount them/where do you mount them. heck is there a website for cordcutters even? i just want to make sure i cover all my bases before i actually cut that cord.......id have to have to go back with my tail between my legs and pay for Comcast again hahaha
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As far as antennas go, you'd be surprised. All it took for me to pick up locals from nearly 60 miles from the base station was to plug in one of those old-timey video game RF adapters into the antenna jack, positioning is key, however..not sure how far away you live from your local stations. That was more than enough to get ALL of the locals. If you want, you can just pick up any cheap rabbit ears, and with any modern TV, they have digital tuners built in as per law. I'd like to get rid of dish, since the combination of streaming services and antenna locals are more than enough. Tired of paying for every little receiver every month on top of the package, and all the other fees.
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This site might help you with finding an antenna.
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post #4 of 12
You might want to try and go to your local walmart and pick up all the antenna equipment and test it out before cancelling anything...

I used to live in Atlanta...not far from downtown, only about 15-20miles and I got 14 channels...probably 5-6 of them were in English and 2 of them were kids channels... 1 was local weather, 1 was traffic cameras and the last was a local news station. I set everything up right and it was terrible... I didn't get the best antenna but man...what a disappointment. I returned everything and gave up. Just streamed everything with an internet only plan... Most of the time you can watch live TV anyway from Comcast online...
post #5 of 12
Definitely try out an Antenna before anything, I know some are extremely sensitive to where you place them (even a few inches) so you would have to find the sweetspot in your location. I personally dont have cable, we only use a Roku and basically just Netflix, but my dad has a decent antenna for his outside patio TV and those channels come in near perfect (but really bad during bad weather)
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yea you need good LOS... However why not look into Playstation Vue? I think its 40$ or 50$ per month, unlimited DVR (30 days to date per DVR will be deleted) However it has NFL network for instance with the next to basic tier ... Its pretty darn good and it'll save you alot of money in the long run. Just use internet like I do and stream it all
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I never had a cord to cut out here, no one serves here for cable. But we've done alright for ourselves with my server direct booting to Kodi and running a mythtv-backend as well. Works great and easy to setup. Any standard digital antenna will work. I've seen some on some commercials that you can hide behind a picture on the wall or something. 25 bucks a year to schedulesdirect for guide info and you can have dvr, htpc all in one. My only experience is on linux. Don't know if Windows offers the same with a dvr or mythtv equivalent.
 
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we have never had cable/satellite. for the past 10+ years we have been using an antenna like the one in the pic below. here in houston we get like 60+ channels all with good reception. just need to find where all the tv anttenas around yall are and point it that way. ours is in the attic going threw 1 brick wall.

biggest thing is do research where the stations are and how far they are. there's some good maps out there and plug in layers for google maps that you can play with.


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post #9 of 12
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well its done ive cut the cord. all 4 of our cable boxes are turned in, attic antenna is installed, with a signal amp and we now have 6 tv's with AMAZING picture quality with about 45 channels. and each has a firestick (with kodi on it) with exception of our big screen it has an intel nuc with kodi and 12 TB of storage filled about half way with my dvd collection.

all in all it was a great decision. im now saving about $112.00 per month with the cancellation of comcast tv. i upgraded my internet speed to 150mbps download (that was an additional $10.00 per month) so far a total monthly savings of just over $100.00


pretty happy!!


THIS is the antenna i used in case anyone is wondering.
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post #10 of 12
badass! glad to cut that cord lol, hope you enjoy it! picture is pretty awesome with those things...
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