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Any cord cutters out there?

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by txab, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Harry

    Harry I'm NEW... What now?

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    I haven't had cable since the 70's in Santa Barbara.
    I now use this antenna for friends which is available from Microcenter

    https://www.microcenter.com/product...suitable-for-hdtv-and-atsc-digital-television

    It comes with 100 feet of cable and a builtin preamp. The control box has outputs for two TV.

    I have a directional antenna in the attic with a preamp and get 60+ channels since Washington TV Hill and the Baltimore TV Towers are in a straight line from my house. I figure I have saved over $18K since I have lived here.

    Here is two sites to use to determine your possible channels in your area:

    https://antennaweb.org/

    https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps

    Here is the preamp I use on my system:

    http://www.kitztech.com/KT100VG.html
     
  2. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    I've been giving this shit some serious thought. Thanks for the links! :cheers:
    Oh yeah!...:welcome: to :tmc:
     
  3. The_Chupacabra

    The_Chupacabra Don't worry, I only drink goat blood...

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    I cut the cord starting about 2 years ago full time. I have a home server that can serve up movies and over the air TV anywhere I want it (think the EARTH as long as the internet exists). I use Plex for the front end of all my media, there are a couple other services that work but I use Plex. I use a HDHomeRun Quatro connected to an HDTV Antenna to pull in over the air Television, it can pull 4 independent streams for recording or viewing at the same time.

    This youtube video and many other videos on Jason's channel can give you a pretty good introduction to Plex and servers, albeit some are out of date and not all servers have to be a big/expensive as his.

    There are ways to download movies and TV that you'll have to search yourself (Radarr/Sonarr) but I don't know anything about that....:daddy:

    The whole reason I got on this cordcutting train was because I got tired of paying the bill for the programming I didn't watch just for what I wanted to watch and the bill included the crappiest hardware and you could only watch their stuff in the rooms that you pay for their hardware. Its my stuff and I want to watch it where I want.

    Back to :lurk:
     
  4. Black02Silverado

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    This is great information. I was looking at Plex as well but didn't know what I could hook up to it like you did with the HDHomeRun Quatro, now that makes it way easier. We record everything. Never watch live TV other than the morning news when getting Hunter ready for school. :)
     
  5. The_Chupacabra

    The_Chupacabra Don't worry, I only drink goat blood...

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    Same here, if I had to watch TV live I wouldn't watch TV.

    ALSO.... You can pick up an Nvidia Shield TV Pro and plug in an external Hard Drive to use as a Plex Server, the HDHomeRun just gets connected to your home network and the Plex Server can find it that way. Pretty cheap way to get started in my opinion.
     
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