Another OTA tv app for you cord cutters:

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by 2010mini, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    ....and here's the kicker (a note on the website) "As long as you are in an area that receives live broadcast ATSC signals (the US broadcast standard), you can enjoy broadcast TV with TabletTV Plus. Topography can affect signal strength."

    So - I'm out of luck - being 50 miles from most broadcast antennas and having hills in between.
     
  3. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Even with a booster you can't get OTA signals?
     
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    Not without a roof-mounted antenna - and I'm not going that route.
     
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    "justin.tv" was on the graphic displayed in the video. Pretty sure it was defunct long before the video was posted. These guys are really cutting edge!

    "To get everything at a reasonable price."???? In my experience, to get non-broadcast cable programming, such as ESPN, you usually need some sort of subscription (to a cable/satellite tv service) to log in. Doubt that this will bypass that!
     
  6. Thrifty1 macrumors regular

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    I just briefly checked this out. Seems like you can only have one iPad linked/registered to their TV tuner. It also appears to have a built in telescoping antenna. Not sure how much of a range you get with that. And as for internet TV, it just links you to sites like ABC, CBS, Food Network, etc. where you would have to sign in with a cable subscription to watch anything live. The video is a bit misleading stating there are no subscriptions to be able to watch all local TV and TV available on the internet. So nothing new / innovative unfortunately.

    I prefer the HDHomeRun products for the OTA TV tuner and then software such as EyeTV on Mac or InstaTV iOS app. I have 2 of the older HDHomeRun tuners (HDHR3-US) bought for about $35-$40 on eBay. I connect them to a flat antenna with a 50-mile range and pick up all local OTA channels for free. The HDHomeRun units have 2 tuners in each so 2 people can watch TV at the same time (or record a show running software on your Mac / watch a channel on your iPad / iPhone).

    They also have the Channels app for the new Apple TV that connects with your HDHomeRun unit. It costs $14.99 (but going up to $25 I think soon). You can then watch your OTA channels for free on the Apple TV.
     

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