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azureworld4
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Can we receive free tv over the air in STX with an HD antennae

If yes which stations, thanks mch

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Topic starter Posted : May 2, 2015 10:01 pm
speee1dy
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we had a friend who bought one of those antenna things that is supposed to pick up stations-he asked us to try it out for him-hgtv and 1 other station came in. but you can get roku or the amazon fire?

in the old days basic cable was usually hot in all houses . not now

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Posted : May 3, 2015 12:00 am
CruzanIron
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Can we receive free tv over the air in STX with an HD antennae

If yes which stations, thanks mch

The last time that I tried I got one STX channel. They are infomercials almost all day and night. I think I got PBS but they have a weak signal and it was searching for signal most of the time.

Neither are HD.

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Posted : May 3, 2015 12:38 am
sttanon
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we had a friend who bought one of those antenna things that is supposed to pick up stations-he asked us to try it out for him-hgtv and 1 other station came in. but you can get roku or the amazon fire?

in the old days basic cable was usually hot in all houses . not now

What did you mean with the Roku/Fire comment ? ..... There are only 2-3 local stations and the antenna can't believe would pick up whatever is there in PR

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Posted : May 3, 2015 1:14 am
speee1dy
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roku/fire-you get a lot of free stations with them after you buy their boxes-not all that they offer is a subscription . you did not specify you wanted local stations. you just asked about free tv

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Posted : May 3, 2015 9:39 am
CruzanIron
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roku/fire-you get a lot of free stations with them after you buy their boxes-not all that they offer is a subscription . you did not specify you wanted local stations. you just asked about free tv

Actually, they asked about receiving over the air free TV - with an antenna.

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Posted : May 3, 2015 10:39 am
Spartygrad95
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Can you get HBO and Lifetime (I like their movies) if you put up an HD antenna? What if you really wrap your rabbit ears good with aluminum foil?

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Posted : May 3, 2015 11:02 am
thoogie
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Yes you can but you have to use HD aluminum foil on your rabbit ears. It's available on-line from the same store that sells cordless extension cords,

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Posted : May 3, 2015 11:46 am
CruzanIron
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I don't know what you guys are reading, but explain to me who broadcasts over the air HBO that can be received in the VI? I have experimented with multiple OTA antennas on STX and I can tell you that you aren't going to get HBO or any cable station OTA.

OTA = OVER THE AIR. That means with a TV antenna, not cable or internet connected.

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Posted : May 3, 2015 12:25 pm
Spartygrad95
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I don't know what you guys are reading, but explain to me who broadcasts over the air HBO that can be received in the VI? I have experimented with multiple OTA antennas on STX and I can tell you that you aren't going to get HBO or any cable station OTA.

OTA = OVER THE AIR. That means with a TV antenna, not cable or internet connected.

MOAR tinfoil.

Apparently my sarcasm was lost. I was simply making a joke out wanting local stations.. Like an antenna is picking anything else up

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Posted : May 3, 2015 12:52 pm
speee1dy
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lol, but again our friend bought one of those and got hgtv.

cruzan true-but that still does not necessarily mean local?

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Posted : May 3, 2015 1:08 pm
OldTart
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I don't think the HD antenna with tinfoiled rabbit ears will be anywhere near as effective as the traditional all-purpose tinfoil hat traditionally worn to deflect the mind infiltration techniques practiced by aliens. I see a new business venture in my future.

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Posted : May 3, 2015 1:10 pm
Spartygrad95
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I don't think the HD antenna with tinfoiled rabbit ears will be anywhere near as effective as the traditional all-purpose tinfoil hat traditionally worn to deflect the mind infiltration techniques practiced by aliens. I see a new business venture in my future.

No need for the tinfoil anymore. Every quack out there is selling detoxes to get rid of all that ails you. I remember when my liver and kidneys were enough...

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Posted : May 3, 2015 1:15 pm
CruzanIron
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lol, but again our friend bought one of those and got hgtv.

cruzan true-but that still does not necessarily mean local?

Sorry, I've been in this business a long time and unless someone is re-broadcasting HGTV (a cable channel) OTA there is no way that happened. Maybe you can ask them what channel number it was on and I'll give it a try.

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Posted : May 3, 2015 1:15 pm
Alana33
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After Hurricanes Hugo and Marilyn, no cable TV for a couple years but we picked up PBS and a couple of PR stations.
Don't know if you would pick up Channel 8/stx or 2/stt which are local stations. They got blown away at the time so don't know.

Nothing comes free anymore!

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Posted : May 3, 2015 3:49 pm
speee1dy
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that i dont know, but hubby tried it and thats what he told me-hgtv plus some other station. again not sure the name of it but i think it was 19$ ordered off tv. hubby then gave it back to his friend who ordered it.

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Posted : May 3, 2015 5:13 pm
IslandHops
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Before the high-gain directional antenna self destructed (cheap ass plastics - grrr) we managed to get PBS (multiple stations) ABC, NBC, and others. Never could get FOX which was a bugger. Now we can still get PBS with just the wire sticking up on the roof without an antenna - most of the time. That's all we need as watching channel 8 local news became too painful to experience on a consistent basis.

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Posted : May 4, 2015 12:30 pm
azureworld4
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so you can only get PBS now? I was thinking at least all networks

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Topic starter Posted : May 6, 2015 12:31 am
IslandHops
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If the antenna hadn't self destructed I'd still be getting lots of stations. I just haven't bothered replacing it. PBS and streaming netflix is all I need.

A lot of the cheap plastics deteriorate rapidly in sunlight. After two years, one knock and it fell apart.

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Posted : May 6, 2015 2:38 pm
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