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Old 02-10-2011, 10:33 PM   #61
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Is Eli Stone still on If so, I am missing it...
Well, I don't know. I'm still catching up on back episodes since I didn't know such programmes existed 6 months ago when I was working. The series of Eli Stone I'm watching now is series 2 where he got back his aneurism even after the surgery.
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You can get an indoor antenna (modern version of rabbit ears) for less than $25 bucks. Should be able to get all your local channels/news for free.

Not if you are like me and live 35+ miles from the antenna...
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Well, I don't know. I'm still catching up on back episodes since I didn't know such programmes existed 6 months ago when I was working. The series of Eli Stone I'm watching now is series 2 where he got back his aneurism even after the surgery.

Just checked... season 2 was the last... enjoy...
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Not if you are like me and live 35+ miles from the antenna...
Reception does depend on several factors like internal walls and the terrain between you and the transmitter. Google Earth shows me 42 miles from the "antenna farm" and with an internal antenna I can get four of the six local channels, but I am located on a hill.
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Reception does depend on several factors like internal walls and the terrain between you and the transmitter. Google Earth shows me 42 miles from the "antenna farm" and with an internal antenna I can get four of the six local channels, but I am located on a hill.
Does the antenna have to be at a window? I have a good shot at towers about 1.5 and also .75 miles away, but my building is brick. I do have a window that faces one set of towers. I am on top of hill.

Recently good DSL has become available so I am thinking of ditching cable too. I already use cell for phone. I have had a 3-way package.

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Does the antenna have to be at a window? I have a good shot at towers about 1.5 and also .75 miles away, but my building is brick. I do have a window that faces one set of towers. I am on top of hill.
Brick? Window? Heck, that close to the towers you might not even need an antenna!
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Reception does depend on several factors like internal walls and the terrain between you and the transmitter. Google Earth shows me 42 miles from the "antenna farm" and with an internal antenna I can get four of the six local channels, but I am located on a hill.
Just checked...

Am about 32 miles from the farm... but it says I need a medium directional antenna... lots of big trees etc....

I have used rabbit ears upstairs and I can bring in a couple of the channels... but they can chop in and out... nothing downstairs...


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Reception does depend on several factors like internal walls and the terrain between you and the transmitter. Google Earth shows me 42 miles from the "antenna farm" and with an internal antenna I can get four of the six local channels, but I am located on a hill, next to a rock quarry.
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There are certain show like The Good Wife that we don't want to miss. But since we got the DVR 3 years ago, we realize how few shows we really never miss. Record then erase! Not enough time to watch it all.

Of course time-shifting to eliminate commercials is valuable. Except for the Super Bowl. There we just skipped over the idle time in the game.
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There are no stations predicted to serve this location. Depending on the specifics of your installation, though, you may be able to receive some signals, but don't hold your breath.
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Yes - unlike surfing the net and posting messages on Intertube discussion boards, which is much more physically demanding....
I often find myself pondering the design requirements for hooking a small electrical generator up to a treadmill for powering the desktop computer's UPS.

However I don't think spouse would great the same research project for her TiVo/TV with such enthusiasm...
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Thoughts on TV:

DW likes to have the TV on during the day for background. Kind of like having people in the house so that you are not lonely. She does reading and other things with the TV on. A commercial comes on a dozen times in her presence but she does not "see it". She block it out completely. Moving wall paper.
I on the other hand, find it captivating while I am in front of it. It is mostly annoying, sometimes enjoyable. I cannot block it out.
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TV has replaced books as the popular media for communicating. Perhaps in a couple of centuries, books will become obsolete.
Should "TV" with the phrase "visual media"?

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