Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Giving up TV?

I already told you that I got my TV tuner and that I have to reposition the antenna and reprogram the tuner nearly every time I want to change channels. So I started looking anew at antennas.
Go to http://www.antennaweb.org and click "Choose an antenna". This will list the TV stations you should be able to get with different grades of antenna and what direction the transmitters are in.

I drew this to indicate where the transmitters are in relation to my place.While they do tend toward one direction they're all over. I'd need to add a rotor to turn the antenna for many of the channels. Plus enough of the walls are brick that the only real way to get the signal to my TV is to go under the house and up through the floor.

My parents are lucky. They just have to point their antenna in the general direction of Wichita and forget about it for 20 years.

So I'm seriously considering taking on the challenge of doing all my TV viewing via the internet for the fall season. And since there's only 8 hits on this site in any one day anything I do is more for my own amusement than for you lot. So I'm going to leave this page as a master page for all my TV watching needs. And you can use it, too, I suppose.

To be used in conjunction with the fall premier schedule.

The Simpsons
American Dad
Family Guy

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
   http://fox.com/fod/play.php?sh=tscc requires install

The Mentalist

Knight Rider
Pushing Daisies

   http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/supernaturala week behind
   http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/smallville a week behind.
Life on Mars

Stargate: Atlantis
   Still done not terribly legally.

Battlestar Galactica returns in April
Dr. Who, Torchwood, and Primeval
   Thank god there's not yet extradition for TV downloads. Relax, BBC, I'll still buy the DVDs.
   TBA. Of course it'll be good. Joss Whedon made it.

If I might make a viewing suggestion? Hulu has I Spy, Firefly, and season 1 of ReGenesis. Plus a lot of other stuff you'll probably like.


Anonymous said...

Oh I need to do this! I only get 2 channels but my rabbit ears are aimed in only one direction. Cool tip.

Ibid said...

Mind if I pester you for your results in a few months?

GreenCanary said...

Firefly... great show.