The 2-way splitter will cut the two outgoing signals by 3.5dB, not half.
A 3dB loss is a 50% cut in power.
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If the router is in another room then the cpu i want to use it with i would still be able to record for that cpu? Hdhr connected to the router wired and then the cpu would be wireless in another room.
Finally in a perfect world i could access the recordings on the big screen using my xbox n wmc?
Am i in the ballpark here? I am a cord cutter but my gf would like a way to watch some abc shows with out hulu's crazy long commercials.
Yes you're in the ballpark. As long as everything is connected via WIRE. Don't recommend wireless since I didn't have luck with it but a few has. Just remember this is only for OTA or QAM channels (mostly local channels). Everything should be wired (IMO) to the router even your xbox
The re-listed auction appears to be dead now too. Hopefully they're on sale again near the holiday as I was thinking about picking up another one or two of them. They're a great device for people with home theater PC setups, internet for streaming, and who don't want to pay for cable. At least in my markets there are a lot of digital over-the-air sub-channels with some decent content.
I thought you need a line of sight for these kids of antennas... no ?
I would love to put this in my attic if this works this way..
You don't need line of sight. Obstructions will reduce what you get, but plenty of people get TV with a small antenna sitting on top of the TV in a bedroom. I knew someone with this type of antenna in a large closet that was pointed through about 12 walls in their building and then 12 miles downtown to the transmitters.
I wouldn't even watch the pure garbage on network TV so yeah I gotta pay for content. See I'm not a shallow, typical American who consumes garbage like American Idol and all these stupid CSI/Doctor/Lawyer shows. I watch something with a little more intellectual heft to it and those types of channels (Science, Nat Geo etc) are cable only. Like anything good in this world, you gotta pay to play.
Isn't the "Idol" franchise British? Blame England, not US.
6 TV's in the house with Verizon FiOS and we only pay $4.99/month to connect all 6 of them. Thanks to Ceton InfiniTV and Windows Media Center.
I am currently in the market for a attic antenna. Which model is this and are you having success with it? The reason I am having some doubt as to which model to purchase is according to tvfool(dot)com I have stations that are 180 degrees from each other so I need one that will pick up stations with large differences in degrees.
Since you say "OTA for me gives 43" it sounds like your situation is not relevant. If you receive 43 stations without "a STB or cable card for each TV" then you are at least receiving some stations unencrypted. I am however not sure what you are saying.
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Let the facts do it for you. Provide quotes of the relevant regulations and explanations for why it is being done. For example, explain that the cable companies want to ensure that everyone using their cable service is paying for it, even if they are watching a broadcast channel>
In the past I could hook up a cable to my TV and recieve a plethora of channels broadcasting. That changed in October as cablevision wants you to have a STB for each TV in the house.
2. OF the 43 stations available to me OTA there are 3 news stations, "Bounce", a station that runs re-runs, and the rest are in Spanish or Japanese. Not that this is bad, but for my case OTA does nothing for me. Its simply backup for when cable goes out or FOX goes on strike and refuses to broadcast the WS. Just a heads up for those that never used OTA and think it will replace cable or premium broadcasts. It might for some but won't for many.
What does this exactly do? I need a good cable box to get rid of the one i'm renting from Time Warner Cable
It won't replace your cable box you need a different animal for that and they are out there.
Imagine you disconnect your cable box and tell cablevision to GFY. You go to Walmart buy a 15.00 HDTV antennae hook it up to your TV. Then you change your TV's setting From Cable to antenae. Presto you have over the air TV.
Now imagine you have NO TV at all and you want to recieve OTA (over the air) TV and deliver it to your PC, because you have no TV. You can buy this contraption to convert the TV signal to an ethernet signal and recieve OTA stations on your PC not TV.
Hope that helps. It is a little confusing if you never used OTA, and the only reason I know anything about OTA is because when FOX wouldn't broadcast the World Series on cablevision I had no choice but to discconnect my cable and hook up the 15.00 antennae I bought from Walfart
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