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(03-20-2017 08:12 PM)Eagle22 Wrote:  I'm finally getting to the point of at least considering scaling back on my DirecTV package, if not dropping it.

Have to keep my pitiful DSL account w/ BellSouth as the internet options where I live are horrid. Living on the edge of a national forest & wildlife refuge = poor cellular coverage.

Any of you with OTA HD antennas care to share what model ? I'm 50 miles from Atlanta, 25 miles from Macon. Options are limited. Biggest negative is that being located near Plant Scherer means I've got high power transmission lines in between my house and signal origins (in both directions). Only advantages I have are that I live on a ridge and can get line-of-sight signals better than most, and I've got previous antenna installation experience courtesy of Uncle Sam 03-wink Just need to do my research because now that I'm nearing 50 I don't plan on climbing up too many more towers.

This is the one we have. It's 150 mile range but they have one that is 200 mile range.
https://www.amazon.com/ViewTV-Outdoor-Am...mile+range
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RE: Just a curious poll
(03-20-2017 08:12 PM)Eagle22 Wrote:  I'm finally getting to the point of at least considering scaling back on my DirecTV package, if not dropping it.

Have to keep my pitiful DSL account w/ BellSouth as the internet options where I live are horrid. Living on the edge of a national forest & wildlife refuge = poor cellular coverage.

Any of you with OTA HD antennas care to share what model ? I'm 50 miles from Atlanta, 25 miles from Macon. Options are limited. Biggest negative is that being located near Plant Scherer means I've got high power transmission lines in between my house and signal origins (in both directions). Only advantages I have are that I live on a ridge and can get line-of-sight signals better than most, and I've got previous antenna installation experience courtesy of Uncle Sam 03-wink Just need to do my research because now that I'm nearing 50 I don't plan on climbing up too many more towers.

Try http://www.hughesnet.com they have upped the game with satellite Internet.
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(03-13-2017 08:05 AM)trueeagle98 Wrote:  Just can't find a way to cut the cord and get everything I want without paying almost the same and having 5 different accounts. I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a couple Roku sticks (to get ESPN3 on my TVs much better than a PC). Problem now is that internet companies are capping usage per month if you don't have their cable package. ATT is 1TB/month then they charge $30 for every 50GB over that. I'm ok with paying ~$150/month for phone, cable, and internet. But if it goes to $200 then I'm done. When the contract is up I'll probably cut the cord.

The most I have reached is 370 Gb. I use Vue, Nexflix, VUDU with Rolku and OTA TV. Oh....I've rediscovered Pluto TV on roku. They have come along way with channels and its free. Check them out online. Pluto.tv
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(03-20-2017 11:05 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(03-13-2017 08:05 AM)trueeagle98 Wrote:  Just can't find a way to cut the cord and get everything I want without paying almost the same and having 5 different accounts. I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, and a couple Roku sticks (to get ESPN3 on my TVs much better than a PC). Problem now is that internet companies are capping usage per month if you don't have their cable package. ATT is 1TB/month then they charge $30 for every 50GB over that. I'm ok with paying ~$150/month for phone, cable, and internet. But if it goes to $200 then I'm done. When the contract is up I'll probably cut the cord.

The most I have reached is 370 Gb. I use Vue, Nexflix, VUDU with Rolku and OTA TV. Oh....I've rediscovered Pluto TV on roku. They have come along way with channels and its free. Check them out online. Pluto.tv

I live on the eastern edge of ft. worth in hurst and I get good reception and lots of clear channels with one of those antennas that looks like a sheet of paper. I think it is called Leaf . it is just pinned up on the east wall of the room as the big local tv antenna farm is east of me. I think it was 39$. I have read great things about one called the Stealthtenna and I plan to put one of those on the eave of my backyard shop. it is only about 30$. the techie guys I know have told me to stay simple and dont expect those expensive looking elaborate antennas to work any better, just to cost more
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(03-20-2017 10:58 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(03-20-2017 08:12 PM)Eagle22 Wrote:  I'm finally getting to the point of at least considering scaling back on my DirecTV package, if not dropping it.

Have to keep my pitiful DSL account w/ BellSouth as the internet options where I live are horrid. Living on the edge of a national forest & wildlife refuge = poor cellular coverage.

Any of you with OTA HD antennas care to share what model ? I'm 50 miles from Atlanta, 25 miles from Macon. Options are limited. Biggest negative is that being located near Plant Scherer means I've got high power transmission lines in between my house and signal origins (in both directions). Only advantages I have are that I live on a ridge and can get line-of-sight signals better than most, and I've got previous antenna installation experience courtesy of Uncle Sam 03-wink Just need to do my research because now that I'm nearing 50 I don't plan on climbing up too many more towers.

Try http://www.hughesnet.com they have upped the game with satellite Internet.

My parents had hughesnet for a while they live in a small forest not too far from civilization but internet options are limited and cell phone signal is hard to find because they're a few miles out of town. Hughesnet sucked bad. Theres a 10GB data limit, it's slow, and unreliable although I'm sure you can probably up the limit. Switched to Western Broadband, which unfortunately is probably a regional company, and everything is great. Faster, cheaper, and no limit.
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RE: Just a curious poll
(03-20-2017 08:12 PM)Eagle22 Wrote:  I'm finally getting to the point of at least considering scaling back on my DirecTV package, if not dropping it.

Have to keep my pitiful DSL account w/ BellSouth as the internet options where I live are horrid. Living on the edge of a national forest & wildlife refuge = poor cellular coverage.

Any of you with OTA HD antennas care to share what model ? I'm 50 miles from Atlanta, 25 miles from Macon. Options are limited. Biggest negative is that being located near Plant Scherer means I've got high power transmission lines in between my house and signal origins (in both directions). Only advantages I have are that I live on a ridge and can get line-of-sight signals better than most, and I've got previous antenna installation experience courtesy of Uncle Sam 03-wink Just need to do my research because now that I'm nearing 50 I don't plan on climbing up too many more towers.
There's a ridge in Southern Georgia? Imagine that....

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