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  1. JohnRice

    Cut the Cord and couldn't be happier

    @Josh Steinberg , maybe you can use an antenna for local news. I've probably said this before, but when I dumped cable, I re-routed the physical cable to distribute antennas through the house. Add an amplifier so the signal is strong enough, and you're done. It took maybe an hour to go around...
  2. JohnRice

    Cut the Cord and couldn't be happier

    The difference between an insertion amp and a distribution amp is the insertion amp amplifies the signal at the source, or the antenna in the case before any additional signal loss. Distribution amps are installed where you split the signal, after it's already degraded. Insertion amps have two...
  3. JohnRice

    Cut the Cord and couldn't be happier

    In my case, I use a bullet (also called "insertion" or satellite) amp at the antennas, with a power injector later in the line. You can't have any splitters between the power injector and amp, unless they are bi-directional ones designed to pass the power back to the amp. I did it that way...
  4. JohnRice

    Cut the Cord and couldn't be happier

    Adam, I did this about 15 years ago. Then a few years later I upgraded my antennas, and actually got the exact same VHF one you have. When I got it, it came with a combiner. I'm also in a fringe area, and still have some trouble picking up VHF channels, but all except for one channel has made...
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