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Old 04-16-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
ilovethemarina2006
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NEED INTERNET TV! My Cable is out,...



Hi Everyone,
My cable is out and I have no TV at all for my mom who is a senior.

Does anyone know where I can download free Internet TV Shareware perhaps?

Any help would be appreciated...

Thank You,
Lisa
 
Old 04-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #2
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I have no idea, but have you looked here. If I were you, I'd get on a windows PC and watch Launch from Yahoo!
 
Old 04-17-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Back in my day, before satellite and when cable was still considered "new", we had these things called "antennas".

Seriously, for a cable outage that I hope wouldn't last that terribly long, I'd just have a set of rabbit ears laying around for emergency use. This would get your local broadcasts assuming you're in an urban/suburban area. In general, use rabbit ears by setting the legs out horizontal (not in a "V" configuration), adjust the length from tip-to-tip to around 30" for VHF channels 7 and up, 80" for channel 4, and 100" for channel 2. Aim the antenna so that the legs are perpendicular to the direction of the station's broadcast antenna. If you don't know the direction towards the broadcast antenna, just guess and rotate the rabbit ears around until you get a good picture! Keep the rabbit ears away from electrical stuff. This includes TV's, computers, microwaves, electrical extension cords, etc. In other words, the standard advertising picture of rabbit ears configured in a V and sitting on top of the television is about the worst thing you could do for good reception.

Rabbit ears are a temporary thing, unless you're real lucky in the reception department. The picture will hopefully be useable, but don't expect miracles. Don't waste money trying to buy a "fancy" pair.

This solution won't help you one bit if what you're trying to watch on TV are those thousands of home shopping channels!
 
Old 04-17-2006, 02:40 PM   #4
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Hey, what do you know. Just after posting I did a search on rabbit ears usage. Went to Google and entered "how to use rabbit ears"

This popped up as the first hit - http://www.kyes.com/antenna/rabbitear.html
 
Old 04-18-2006, 12:29 AM   #5
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Thank You so much for your replies...
I went to Radio Shack and got 2 Antennas and both give me just 1 channel so it's better than nothing! LOL

I was however, putting the antenna on top of the TV and in a V..
Go figure!

I will try as you suggested and pray it works a little better.

I really appreciate everyone's replies...
Thank You again so much.
 
  


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