Question Digital antennas

May 10, 2024
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I live in a garden apartment, (If you're old enough, think Laverne and Shirley). Basically it's half underground. The standard rabbit ears or flat antennas have never worked for me no matter where I put them. I currently have Xfinity and I can't stand them. Before I go to YouTube TV I want to explore the option of a digital antenna. If I can't pull in a signal with an analog antenna might a digital one work better? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx.
 

COLGeek

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It really depends on where you live and how far away you are from local transmitters. Since the cost for an antenna is relatively low, give it a shot.

Keep in mind, a digital antenna is not a replacement for cable offerings. You'll only receive standard networks and their "side channels". You won't receive the channels normally associated with cable/streaming (i.e., ESPN, CNN, etc).
 
May 10, 2024
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It really depends on where you live and how far away you are from local transmitters. Since the cost for an antenna is relatively low, give it a shot.

Keep in mind, a digital antenna is not a replacement for cable offerings. You'll only receive standard networks and their "side channels". You won't receive the channels normally associated with cable/streaming (i.e., ESPN, CNN, etc).
Thanks. Local channels is all I want anyway.
 
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No clue what they cost, but since I can get it from Amazon and return it if it doesn't work, I guess it's unlimited.
 
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No I did not. Since I've tried them before and they didn't work I was advised by someone in the know, that it wasn't worth messing around with anymore. So I just went with YouTube TV
 

COLGeek

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No I did not. Since I've tried them before and they didn't work I was advised by someone in the know, that it wasn't worth messing around with anymore. So I just went with YouTube TV
Understood. As stated before, "you mileage may vary" in terms of how well they work in various locations.

YTTV isn't too bad, I'm not a fan of the channel/menu interface.