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Locals via Sat vs OTA

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by Bradcny, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Bradcny

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    Do any of you folks who have LIL still opt for channels off an antenna? If so, why?
     
  2. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    Because then I can record three channels at once.
     
  3. fluffybear

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    This like the 3rd or 4th time in the last few days this question has come up.

    My biggest reason is so that I can still have access to some form of TV in then event something were to happen to dish or signal.
     
  4. scooper

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    It's how I watch Local Networks in HD. Sometimes, I also watch the subchannels that would not be carried on Dish
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    More tuners to record multiple simultaneous things.

    More sub-channels that SAT companies don't always carry.

    Typically higher quality video than on SAT delivered locals.
     
  6. runner861

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    There are channels receivable of the antenna in HD that are carried by Dish only in SD.
     
  7. thewallfisher

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    The picture quality is usually better OTA because there is less compression. Don't get rid of the subscribed locals because you may not get guide data for OTA.
     
  8. scooper

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    Change that to "WILL NOT" receive guide data...
     

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