Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
This week we have a Q&A on getting antenna TV signals from different directions, deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!
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Q&A > Can I Somehow Use Two or More TV Antennas?
This week's question comes from Tom who says, "We are moving to a new house. It seems that there are plenty of Over-the-Air TV stations in range, but they are in different directions. Can I somehow use two or more antennas?"
When you live in between two cities, or in places where local Over-the-Air TV broadcast towers are oddly distributed, your antenna needs may be a bit different than most.
Even 'omnidirectional' TV antennas can really only pick up stations from about a 40-degree spread. So if you're in a similar situation to Tom, you have two decent options: a TV antenna with poseable 'elements' or two directional antennas and a combiner accessory.
An antenna with poseable elements like the Antennas Direct DB8e allows you to target specific locations. It also automatically protects against multipath interference which is a common issue when combining antennas. In order to avoid this when using two directional antennas and a combiner, you'll need to ensure the coaxial cable going to both antennas is the same length.
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DEALS > Sale on Refurbished Tablo DVRs & More
This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include:
SHORT CUTS > 'Channel Store' Billing Causes Headaches, & More
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WHAT'S ON > Must-See OTA TV
As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
- Check out the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards - August 28th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CW
- Catch the premiere of the miniseries The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family - August 28th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Followed by season 2 of Guilt on Masterpiece - August 28th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Tune in to season 3 of Stargirl - August 31st @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CW
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.
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