Over The Air Digital TV http://www.overtheairdigitaltv.com Conscious Uncabling Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:40:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/www.overtheairdigitaltv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Over The Air Digital TV http://www.overtheairdigitaltv.com 32 32 89646406 4K Over The Air TV ATSC 3.0 What You Need to Know http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=4k-over-the-air-tv-atsc-3-0-what-you-need-know/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=4k-over-the-air-tv-atsc-3-0-what-you-need-know/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:55:37 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3737 Last updated: Monday, April 1, 2019Do you enjoy watching free over the air television? Some changes may be coming soon. Most broadcasters will be upgrading to a new broadcast standard called ATSC 3.0 or The Next Generation Broadcast Television Standard. This will allow OTA TV signals to be broadcasted in 4K. It will be an upgrade from the current 1080p (ATSC 1.0). This is not a mandatory switch for broadcasters. So it will be a slow transition and give viewers plenty of time to make the switch. It will require some equipment changes. Most people should be able to use their existing OTA antennas with the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast. All aspects of the new standard have not been hashed out. So some things may change. In this article, I will explain what this new broadcast standard will offer, what changes you will likely need to make and what to expect. What is ATSC 3.0? ATSC 3.0 is the latest version of the Advanced Television Systems Committee standards. This committee defines how television signals are broadcast and received. Currently, OTA television is being broadcasted using ATSC 1.0. This standard was implemented in 1996 and finalized in 2009. Television If you [...]

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Over The Air HD Antenna Scams http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=over-the-air-hd-antenna-scams/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=over-the-air-hd-antenna-scams/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:38:19 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3689 Last updated: Friday, March 1, 2019All over the air antennas have a particular range that they can receive broadcast channels. Generally, the larger and higher you mount the antenna the more likely it can obtain broadcast signals from a greater distance. Lately, I have noticed some antenna manufacturers are claiming they can obtain signals from 100 – 150 miles away with OTA antennas the size of a standard indoor flat window or wall-mounted antenna. These claims are false and misleading to consumers. OTA Antenna Scams 4K Many of these antennas are also claiming they will broadcast your images in 4K and improve your image quality. Over the air broadcasters have not made the switch to 4K and there is still no date on when it will be implemented. Television manufacturers have not even started installing (ATSC 3.0) 4K tuners in any televisions in the US, Canada or the UK. You may have a television that can display 4K, but it’s OTA tuner can only display signals as high as 1080p. You can see the false imagery below. Distance Clams These antenna manufacturers are claiming that their antennas can receive a broadcast signal from 100 – 150 miles away using a [...]

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Watch Over The Air TV on an Xbox One http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=watch-over-the-air-tv-xbox-one/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=watch-over-the-air-tv-xbox-one/#respond Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:19:30 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3661 Last updated: Friday, February 1, 2019Did you know that your Xbox One can be used for more than just playing games? If you have an Xbox One it can be used to watch over the air television channels. OTA TV is a great way to cut the cable bill and receive free broadcast television. The Xbox One also allows you to watch online content using many popular streaming apps. This would allow you to make your gaming console into a powerful media center. Let’s take a look at how this is achieved. Xbox One Over The Air TV The Xbox One is a powerful system that has a fast central and graphics processor. This allows it to handle multiple tasks, including processing OTA TV signals. It also has a channel guide to see what is on TV and you can pause and rewind live television. There is no DVR functionality built-in and Microsoft does not plan on adding any capabilities at this time. There are other alternatives for recording OTA shows that will be discussed later. To watch OTA channels the Xbox One will need an external tuner. It can be added by plugging the OTA tuner into the Xbox [...]

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Amazon Fire TV Recast Over The Air DVR Examined http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=amazon-fire-tv-recast-over-the-air-dvr-examined/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=amazon-fire-tv-recast-over-the-air-dvr-examined/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:06:41 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3600 Last updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2018Amazon is entering the over the air DVR market with the Fire TV Recast. The Fire TV Recast will record your favorite programs using an over the air antenna. You can then play them back over WiFi using most mobile devices, tablets, Fire TV, Fire Stick or Echo Show. There are no monthly fees and you can schedule recordings using their channel guide. You can record up to 5 shows simultaneously. It works seamlessly with the Fire TV and Fire Sticks interface. It’s nice to see this space having some more development and competition. Let’s take a closer look. Fire TV Recast Over The Air DVR How It Works The Fire TV Recast is similar to the Tablo TV. It is an over the air DVR that does not plug into your existing television. It works by streaming the content over your WIFI connection to a compatible device. If you want to watch the over the air content from the Fire TV Recast on your television, you will need a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick plugged into the HDMI port of your TV. This is unlike the Channel Master Stream+ which plugs directly into [...]

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Combining Two HD Antennas for Better Reception http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=combining-two-hd-antennas-for-better-reception/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=combining-two-hd-antennas-for-better-reception/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:02:42 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3550 Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2018Have you been frustrated at times with your HD antenna reception? Do some channels come and go and are not as strong as they should be? There also might be a few channels that are out of reach by your current antenna setup. By combining two HD antennas together you can increase your current signal strength and channel coverage. In this article, I will explain how to set this up and what are the benefits of a two over the air antenna system. Combining Two HD Antennas Methods Like I stated earlier, combining two HD antennas can have a positive impact on your signal coverage. In many cases, it can improve weak signal strength. Let’s look at three methods to combine your HD antennas. One method will be used to increase your current signal strength. The other method is used to gain channels from towers located in different directions and the last method called antenna stacking can help with those hard to get stations. In all cases, your location to the broadcast towers will be a factor. In some cases, the towers may be too far away to obtain any channels. You can use our [...]

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ANTOP Indoor and Outdoor OTA Antenna Lineup http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=antop-indoor-outdoor-ota-antenna-lineup/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=antop-indoor-outdoor-ota-antenna-lineup/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:23:27 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3507 Last updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2018ANTOP has been making over the air antennas since 1980. They produce a quality line of indoor and outdoor antennas. ANTOP also continues to research and develop new antennas to stay current with changing technologies and consumer demand. Many of their antennas offer a smart switch that allows you to dial in short range or long range reception, as well as built-in 4G cellular filtering for a noise-free signal. If you are looking for a new antenna or just want to upgrade, you should consider an ANTOP OTA antenna. Let’s take a look at some of their options. ANTOP Suite of OTA Antennas Smart Pass Amplifier Most of the ANTOP OTA antennas come with Smart Pass Amplifiers that help boost the signal using a switch. ANTOP Smartpass Amplifier TV Signal Booster for Any Non-Amplified TV Antenna, High Gain & Low Noise & Built-in 4G LTE Filter,Amplify VHF and UHF Signals, Included USB Power Adapter and 5ft USB Cable by ANTOP ANTAN Amazon Price: $16.98 - - Indoor Antennas ANTOP has a large suite of indoor antennas. They range from the standard paper thin to the flat standing style. They also have larger standing antennas that [...]

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OTA TV Channels Are Moving Time to Rescan http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=ota-tv-channels-moving-time-rescan/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=ota-tv-channels-moving-time-rescan/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:51:48 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3474 Last updated: Monday, October 1, 2018The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is making some changes to some of the OTA stations by auctioning off some of their frequencies. This means that some stations and channels will be moving to a new home on your television dial. This could also open up opportunities for new stations and content. To stay current with these new channel changes you will need to rescan your TV channels from time to time. This will ensure that you have the latest channel lineup. Over the air television is watched by over 72 million Americans. It is an excellent way to cut your cable bill. If you are lucky and live close enough to broadcast towers then installing an OTA antenna is quite simple. FCC Auction/Repack In 2016, the FCC started an auction designed to re-purpose television airwaves for wireless companies. TV stations are moving to new frequencies between 2018-2020. This repack will affect over 1000 channels. For more information on the FCC auction, you can check out their website. How to Rescan Your Channels Rescanning the channels on your television, converter box or OTA DVR is quite simple. Each television, converter box or OTA DVR has a [...]

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How to Choose an RV OTA Antenna http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=how-choose-rv-ota-antenna/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=how-choose-rv-ota-antenna/#respond Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:46:43 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3421 Last updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019Most people who own an RV use it to get away from life and explore the country. It’s a great way to unplug and relax. But there are times when you need to stay connected to the news or just watch a TV show or a good movie. Just about every higher end RV comes equipped with a television and some do have built-in OTA antennas. Many times these antennas are small and flimsy and will not bring in many stations. In some cases, your RV may not have an OTA antenna at all. Especially if you are restoring an old RV or customizing one. The other great benefit is that broadcast television is free and in high definition, so you don’t have to pay a fee to watch local television. Your only upfront cost is the antenna. If you are looking for a new over the air antenna or just want to upgrade to a more powerful one here is a list of RV antennas to consider. Choosing an RV OTA Antenna Choosing an RV OTA antenna is not a complicated process, though it may take a little time to find the best place [...]

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Eliminate Over The Air Antenna Interference http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=eliminate-over-the-air-antenna-interference/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=eliminate-over-the-air-antenna-interference/#comments Wed, 02 May 2018 12:23:21 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3389 Last updated: Thursday, April 25, 2019I received an email from a reader last week with an interesting problem. Every time her friend turned on the lights in the living room she would lose 4 over the air antenna stations from her television. Once she turned off the lights the channels came back. It turns out that using certain types of LED light bulbs can cause interference with some frequencies.┬áThe LED pulses on and off at a very high frequency (beyond that which our eyes can perceive). This pulsing can create RF noise. If not shielded sufficiently, this RF noise can interfere with TV or radio signals. So I figured in this article, I would discuss what else can cause OTA antenna interference and how to eliminate it. OTA Antenna Interference OTA antenna interference can be very frustrating, especially if your favorite station loses it’s reception. There can be a number of different causes for over the air antenna interference. Some interference can cause pixelation, picture noise or loss of signal. Let’s look at some of the causes. Electromagnetic Interference Electromagnetic interference can be caused by many different things like outside power-lines, thunderstorms, LED or fluorescent lights and solar flares. Many [...]

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Channel Master SMARTenna+ Eliminate OTA Antenna Reception Issues http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=channel-master-smartenna-eliminate-ota-antenna-reception-issues/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=channel-master-smartenna-eliminate-ota-antenna-reception-issues/#respond Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:49:15 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3351 Last updated: Monday, April 2, 2018Sometimes finding the perfect spot to place your indoor OTA antenna can be challenging. Channel Master has introduced the SMARTenna+ antenna to make watching broadcast television even easier. The SMARTenna+ is a processor enabled antenna that is designed to increase antenna reception. It comes equipped with seven virtual antennas and an internal processor that analyzes the signals and optimizes the antenna to receive the most channels. It’s like having seven different antennas built into one. There is also a fine tuning button to maximize your TV reception. With this antenna, you can eliminate up to 90 percent of the most common indoor reception issues. Channel Master SMARTenna+ Active Steering Technology Active Steering Technology allows the antenna to scan the area and determine the most channels it can receive for its current placement. The SMARTenna+ is truly a smart antenna. You no longer need to wonder if you are getting the best results for your area. This also eliminates the need to move or reposition the antenna. Fine Tuning The SMARTenna+ comes with a fine tuning button. By pushing the button, you can select up to seven different antenna configurations or modes. This is useful if [...]

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Channel Master Stream+ OTA DVR and Streaming Box http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=channel-master-stream-ota-dvr-streaming-box/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=channel-master-stream-ota-dvr-streaming-box/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:01:54 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3236 Last updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019Channel Master has been producing quality products for a long time. They make great over the air antennas, splitters, amplifiers and DVR’s. They are introducing a new media player called the Channel Master Stream+ that integrates two OTA tuners to record and watch antenna broadcast signals. The Stream+ has a subscription-free live program and DVR guide, that makes viewing and recording your favorite TV show seamless. The Stream+ is capable of 4K and HD viewing. It is all powered by an Android operating system that also allows you to install just about any app, game or streaming service from the Google Play Store. The Channel Master Stream+ is a fully integrated media player for anyone looking to watch and record OTA broadcast TV and have the capability to stream many popular streaming apps. There are not many all in one streaming boxes on the market with built-in tuners. It is nice to see Channel Master is filing this void. Channel Master Stream+ Features Tuners The Channel Master Stream+ comes equipped with two ATSC 1.0 tuners which work with all over the air antennas. It allows for recording of two shows simultaneously while watching a streaming [...]

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WatchAir Smart OTA Antenna and DVR http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=watchair-smart-ota-antenna-dvr/ http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=watchair-smart-ota-antenna-dvr/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:17:56 +0000 http://p2pworld.pl/?tv=?p=3199 Last updated: Thursday, December 27, 2018Installing an over the air antenna is an excellent way to get free television. It’s an effective way to get ride of cable or satellite TV. It can save you a lot of money in the long run. There are many OTA antennas on the market, but none that can record shows and broadcast the signal throughout your house wirelessly. Introducing, the WatchAir Smart OTA antenna. It can record, playback and stream HDTV back to any smart phone, tablet, streaming box and stick, or smart TV. There are no wires to run, everything is done wirelessly. It’s pretty cool technology. Let’s see how it works. WatchAir Smart OTA Antenna The WatchAir antenna was designed by Hang & Watch Technology. The product was developed and funded using KickStarter. The WatchAir antenna is a sleek and stylish looking antenna. It can be mounted on a wall or window. It weighs just over a pound and a half and measures 7 x 2 x 5.2 inches. The antenna has a 60-mile range, offering triple-band coverage (high-band VHF, low-band VHF and UHF), which is good for most city limit areas. If you need more coverage it has an external [...]

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