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Old 02-08-2020, 06:16 PM
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Some comments regarding HD OTA TV


Circumstances force me to only view over the air digital channels. The available channels are aimed more toward the old and demented or the Spanish, Polish, Korean, or Mandarin speakers in the market than they are to me, and reception is often lousy. Over the past year I've noticed this:

In college I spent a half hour each day getting high and watching Match Game. Being high I didn't notice the bad comic accents Gene Rayburn used every couple shows, nor did I notice the subtle, for 1974, gay jokes in front of Charles Nelson Reilly.

During an episode of Maverick from 1960 I heard an early use of the Wilhelm Scream.

Classic Concentration gives a player a shot at such fine base models from 1985 as a Tercel, Tempo, Escort, or a Justy, though a 4WD Justy could be slow fun.

anybody else cut the cable and gone simple? Anybody looking for reasons to not cut the cable?
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On game shows with celebrities, for a surprising number their claim to fame was being centerfold models.

It looks like Buzzr is planning to show Richard Dawson Family Feuds. I'd prefer Ray Combs, but as long as it isn't Louie Anderson I'm good.

Do I watch too many game shows?
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I have Netflix but most of my watching is OTA. Just caught the first episode of the Highlander TV series on H&I.

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ETA most of the channels transmit from very near me so reception is excellent.

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To the OP-What are you using for an antenna?
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:53 PM
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I use it, with a Mohu Leaf antenna. It works well in my area but I have to move the antenna to different sweet spots for different channels.
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I have Netflix but most of my watching is OTA. Just caught the first episode of the Highlander TV series on H&I.

Brian
ETA most of the channels transmit from very near me so reception is excellent.
I like H&I because they run all five original Star Trek series, TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT, six nights a week.
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I use OTA. Being Canada, I only get 4, sometimes 5 English channels, and 3, sometimes 4 French channels.

The reception on the channels I always get is phenomenal, in fact a friend swears it's better than internet service since no compression is used.

So, we have a Roku box for predominantly Netflix and YouTube, and augment that with the OTA channels. A typical cable or internet TV package here is like $80 or $90 CDN per month for 3/4 of channels o never watch. I don't think I'm missing much. Well, I will shortly I guess when baseball isn't offered OTA.

ETA: I had to google H&I. I've never heard of it but it sounds great!

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