Over the Air TV

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by determined09, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. determined09 macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    I live here in the Houston area near hobby airport. The last year there has been an increase in the number of planes coming in and out of Hobby Airport. I don't have cable. I have rabbit ears still. So, every time that a plane flies over the house, I lose the picture of the TV show that I'm watching. Can any one give me any suggestions?

  2. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    If all the TV towers are around the same area then a directional antenna could solve your problem. These are externally mounted antennas, vaguely resembling satellite dishes, that focus signals coming from a specific direction.
  3. RoastingPig macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    get one of them house antennas that you mount on the roof
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Almost all of the HD antennas are directional ones.
    I live about 2 miles from PDX to my north but the towers are to the west. The HD antenna has to be pointed in that direction to get a signal and I used an indoor one. Very picky they are.
  5. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    There are plenty of omni-directional antennas. I've got ChannelMaster 3000A and get well over 60-70 OTA channels. Nearly half of them are in Spanish which I don't understand.:(

    And since he lives in the Houston area, with a good enough antenna he can get channels from Conroe, Baytown and Katy...so an a directional antenna would be pretty limiting. Mounting an outdoors antenna would be as high as realistically possible would be ideal. But if, like me, he lives in an area with an oppressive HOA (welcome to the People's Republic of :mad::mad::mad:) then mounting inside the attic would the next best thing.

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