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OTA Antenna Recommendation?


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#1 OFFLINE   khearrean

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:48 AM

I live in the Beaumont, Tx. area and would like someone's opinion of the following OTA antenna. I have looked at antennaweb and also talked with Channel Master tech support. For my situation, they recommended their model # 3016. I live anywhere from approx. 8 miles to 16 miles from the big 4 networks' towers.
Does anyone have any experience with the 3016 and would it make a good choice? FYI: I'll be splitting off and running 3 TV's off the antenna. Channel Master says that I shouldn't need a pre-amp either.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 01:34 PM

I live in the Beaumont, Tx. area and would like someone's opinion of the following OTA antenna. I have looked at antennaweb and also talked with Channel Master tech support. For my situation, they recommended their model # 3016. I live anywhere from approx. 8 miles to 16 miles from the big 4 networks' towers.
Does anyone have any experience with the 3016 and would it make a good choice? FYI: I'll be splitting off and running 3 TV's off the antenna. Channel Master says that I shouldn't need a pre-amp either.

Thanks,

Ken

Ken, Check out these sites?
TitanTV
http://www.titantv.c...astType=digital
CEA
http://www.antennawe...aw/Welcome.aspx
General info. about HDTV terrestrial reception
http://www.transmitter.com/?KeohiHDTV



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#3 OFFLINE   khearrean

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:25 PM

Ken, Check out these sites?
TitanTV
http://www.titantv.c...astType=digital
CEA
http://www.antennawe...aw/Welcome.aspx
General info. about HDTV terrestrial reception
http://www.transmitter.com/?KeohiHDTV



John

Thanks for the info...actually I'm aware of those sites and have even used antennaweb to determine the type of antenna I need. That's why I was wondering if anyone was familiar with the CM 3016 or had heard anything about it.

Ken
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:32 PM

Thanks for the info...actually I'm aware of those sites and have even used antennaweb to determine the type of antenna I need. That's why I was wondering if anyone was familiar with the CM 3016 or had heard anything about it.

Ken

For the distances that you show, it should work just fine.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:46 PM

8 to 16 miles away? Have you tried a coat hanger? :D
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 10:09 PM

:lol: Indeed! Give us a call when you join the 50+ miler club. :D

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:51 AM

khearreen -
If all the towers are located near each other then the antenna you describe will be fine. If say they are several degrees apart then you may need to add a rotator to the antenna or stack antennas aimed specifically at the respective towers. Stacking antennas can cause multipath signal reception which will phase out the good signal causing pixelation and audio dropouts and even a, "black screen, without audio.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:03 AM

I bought the CM 3016 for our attic (at Lowe's for $35). It's a great antenna.
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