Newcomer

options in lieu of digital adaptor

Hello,

 

I currently have TV basic cable and internet.  I only use the basic cable since I usually just watch local TV and TWC has a pricing for the combo thats cheaper than internet alone.

 

up until recently I was able to plug in my tv directly to the coax and get the basic channels and now everything is scrambled and requires the digital adaptor.

 

I want to keep off of using any type of streaming apps/devices so that it will not hog up my bandwidth and streaming has a lot of issues such as digitization audio mismatch. Also I would rather not have another device plugged in and attached to the TV's since I have 5 TV's and they are all wall mounted cleanly with no wires and no where near by to put the adaptor... 

 

what other options do i have? my tv's do not have a cablecard slot.

 

 

7 REPLIES
Expert

Re: options in lieu of digital adaptor

Put your tv's on an antenna.

get locals for free.

 

Newcomer

Re: options in lieu of digital adaptor

Thanks... I tried already with mohu leaf 50 and due to being far in the suburbs its hard getting the 3 main networks nbc/cbs/fox...
Expert

Re: options in lieu of digital adaptor

you're only option is a DTA @ $2.75  month...

What's your zip code?

 

Newcomer

Re: options in lieu of digital adaptor

75034
Expert

Re: options in lieu of digital adaptor

 you'd need a vhf hi & UHF antenna outside as everythings 35 miles away: The UHF only ones that claim they work on ch's 7-13 don't work.

From antennapoint:

KPXDION4268.1UHF1000.0 kWArlington35.38 mi200.16°
KUVN-TVUNIVISION2323.1UHF185.76 kWGarland35.39 mi199.84°
KMPXIND3029.1UHF1000.0 kWDecatur35.40 mi199.65°
KFWDIND952.1VHF6.87 kWFort Worth35.40 mi199.65°
KXAS-TVNBC415.1UHF1000.0 kWFort Worth35.44 mi199.45°
KXTX-TVTELEMUNDO4039.1UHF1000.0 kWDallas35.62 mi199.54°
KTXAINDEPENDENT2921.1UHF1000.0 kWFort Worth35.77 mi197.97°
KERA-TVPBS1413.1UHF475.0 kWDallas35.77 mi197.97°
KTVTCBS1911.1UHF1000.0 kWFort Worth35.77 mi197.97°
KDFWFOX354.1UHF1000.0 kWDallas35.83 mi200.39°
WFAA-TVABC88.1VHF21.5 kWDallas35.83 mi200.39°
KLDTIND3955.1UHF57.26 kWLake Dallas38.20 mi197.32°
KDTX-TVTRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK4558.1UHF1000.0 kWDallas38.20 mi197.32°
KTAQIND4647.1UHF600.0 kWGreenville38.20 mi197.32°
KDFIMY NETWORK3627.1UHF1000.0 kWDallas38.20 mi197.32°
KDTNIND432.1UHF1000.0 kWDenton38.21 mi197.31°
KDAFCW3233.1UHF780.0 kWDallas38.21 mi197.31°
KSTR-TVTELEFUTURA4849.1UHF225.0 kWIrving38.21 mi197.31
Newcomer

Re: options in lieu of digital adaptor

thanks for the info... i tried many different locations and currently on the inside of an outside wall downstairs ( master closet since my splitters are in there) and im getting about half of those but most are heavily digitized...

 

 

Expert

Re: options in lieu of digital adaptor

you need a directional antenna aimed to the southwest, put the antenna in a s/w window without a screen and rescan.

  If your walls have foil  faced insulation in them that's another issue.

 

 The other possibility is that if you have cable qam tv tuners, you'll get starter cable until it get's encrypted.

Tiers above starter are encrypted.