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#16 Kettle

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

furiouspumpkin speaks the truth

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

just find whatever Rabbit ears you may still have laying around the house and hook it up, you DO NOT need a "digital antenna" that's just marketing. You could pick up HD with a coat hanger.

Over the Air HD is actually the best HD because it's uncompressed and free! murica.


QFT

when i worked at aarons (06 thru 11) we used to put a paperclip in the coax and pick up HD tv around the store (for the TVs not hooked up to some bluray dvd with HDMI)

#18 ladypanther

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Are you really a lady




Can't believe you asked that.

A gentleman would not ask.


Nor should anyone question.

#19 KillerKat

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

You should be able to get Fox with an antennae

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

After screwing me around for 4 days, Charter finally sent a tech out on Sat afternoon. He said looks like an auditor inadvertently cut my cable off...which cannot be resolved on the weekend. Although I was having no problems until things went dead....said I have major interference in my house which will take extensive work.


Thinking of cancelling cable and just going with Roku. Only loss would be sports.

I do have Sirius and can listen to the game. Any other suggestions, please PM me.

Anyone else have experience with Roku? How do you get your sports fix?


I am currently a cable guy. I their company is anything like mine, this sounds like a disconnect in error, accidentally disconnecting the wrong person.

My company would literally take about five seconds to add a new connector to the disconnected line. If you have interference, it may be hard to fix but will not cause you to lose service.

I strongly suggest you call your provider and raise hell and threaten to have services cut completely off.




#21 ladypanther

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

I worked a few years as a cable guy for a cable/isp provider. That tech straight up lied to you and did not want to do the work. The cable network whether it be fiber or coaxial is essentially plug and play. If your line was cut very easy to run a new line in a tree or take a trow and dig a cable line an inch or two in the ground as a temp. As for interference that's not really an actual issue with cable, unless theres like some electrical current going into the cable line somehow? I'm pretty sure that guy was just talking poo and not wanting to do anything.



Turns out, you were right. I waited until Wed to call the cable co again. Told them they had mistakenly turned my cable off and the crazy story I had been told by the tech (and that I was due an adjustment, which they gave me++) and that if they could not just turn it back on I had no interest in any further biz. They wanted me to be at home when they came and I told them it was unnecessary and impossible.
(Could have been possible but I did not feel accommodating.)

Guess what, my cable is back on.

Thanks for your help and all those who offered assistance. :)

#22 ladypanther

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

I am currently a cable guy. I their company is anything like mine, this sounds like a disconnect in error, accidentally disconnecting the wrong person.

My company would literally take about five seconds to add a new connector to the disconnected line. If you have interference, it may be hard to fix but will not cause you to lose service.

I strongly suggest you call your provider and raise hell and threaten to have services cut completely off.




:)

#23 KJ89

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

I don't have cable. Haven't had cable for years.

The answer is a digital antenna of some sort.

Like you said, only thing to miss out on is sports, and my $20 antenna picks up the Panthers ever week, and usually the other games. Always prime time too.

Can't promise you'll get any TV shows or anything, but I just watch mine online, like here: (awesome sites)
http://Isho.ws
Http://iseri.es
Http://iTheatr.es

I don't see any point in cable anymore. I just don't care enough for anything but sports, and you can get that anywhere.


#24 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

If you do decide to go to a sports bar LP, go to Mallory's sports bar and Grill I went there a couple of times when I was in the states. I think it's on Green street. If you rather see it at home and have Internet Access I can provide a link if someone hasn't already.

Edit: And I just read your last comment, disregard.

#25 googoodan

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

Hmmm... I thought they took that off of new tv's... I'm sure it would still work because the signal is in the air, but does this really still work with newer tv's?


No, no, no.
Newer TVs have digital tuners so you can pick up digital channels over the air.
With older tvs, you need a converter box to convert digital channels to analog.


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