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Question : Antenna Cable. Would this work?

submitted on July 7, 2010 by orangearrows in "Products / Gadgets"
I have a HDTV Antenna by TERK. I required more antenna cable to extend the antenna somewhere closer to a window. Was wondering if this cable would work?

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-.....=pd_cp_e_1

OR maybe this ?

http://www.amazon.com/Petra-PE.....73&sr=8-12

Any other recos - Thanks in advance

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  • 69170
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on July 7, 2010
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    We used the Monster cable (your first choice up there) for each TV with good success. In one case where the cable was long and the signal was weak, we added a powered booster near the TV - http://www.amazon.com/Motorola.....B000066E6Y - and everything is crystal clear. It has gold connectors, too. (At the time, it cost about $50, and we got a $50 rebate. Big Grin )

    We have 2 anntennas, nothing special about them, they're ordinary Radio Shack (pre-HDTV) antennas that pick up the HDTV signals very well.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on July 8, 2010
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      $50 - $50 MIR = Super deal.

      Well I will try your setup and see how it goes.

      Thanks
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 8, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Yeah, I've got an HDTV and am going to make the transition to antenna and computer cable. It should be an adventure. I live about 30 miles from the TV station and not quite sure what my best buy would be.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on July 8, 2010
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      Mary, take a look at this site - http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx . Their mapping program, provided by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), locates the proper outdoor antenna to receive your local television broadcast channels. There's form to fill out with your location information, and then you'll see a chart listing all the stations around you, the distance to each, and the type of antenna that can receive the signal from them. We used this information years ago (way before the official switch to HD) and have been getting free terrestrial HDTV all this time.

      An ordinary small multi-directional antenna can receive a signal up to 50 miles away if there are no tall structures in the way.


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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 8, 2010
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    Very, very cool! Thank you SO much for the info! (PS...I was born in Hou Tex)
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on July 8, 2010
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      I'm not a native, but I got here as soon as I could!! Mr Green Hope that's close enough to count!
      (My spouse is a 2nd generation native, and I've been here a lot longer than I lived in my birthplace.)
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    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on July 9, 2010
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    Here is an interesting Antenna

    http://www.meritline.com/lava-.....46330.aspx

    IT'S MOTORIZED and good reviews too http://www.amazon.com/Digital-.....B002MW0K22
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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 10, 2010
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    I did the "antenna reception finder" and it seems I would only get 2 stations:
    1 independent station WFBD-DT and
    1 local "listen to the grass grow 'cause you ain't nowhere near town" station
  • 69451
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on July 10, 2010
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    Even with a larger multi-directional antenna? Eeek
  • 69452
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 10, 2010
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    yep...it seems that I am 20 miles from the independent station and all the others are much further...I still think I should be able to pick up something local besides the "feed and grain" report...LOL
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    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on July 12, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I get upto 34 digital channels.

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