Using an antenna for Television reception & eliminating the cable provider.


  #1  
Old 02-09-16, 07:18 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 48
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Using an antenna for Television reception & eliminating the cable provider.

I'd like to drop our cable provider and use a ROKU set-up to choose what we watch on television. Need help understanding what I'd need to continue to receive our local TV stations. I live in the Chicago area so we have excellent access to local TV stations with some sort of antenna set-up. We will keep our WIFI and internet set-up.

Also, I'm trying to use head phones for TV sound, but, when I plug the ear phones into the television the sound comes through the ear phones but cuts off the sound externally from the TV so my wife cannot hear the sound from the TV. How can we get sound externally and through the ear phones too ?
Any help appreciated.
Thanks!
 
  #2  
Old 02-09-16, 08:04 AM
P
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,982
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Edit: I reread the post & I missed the ROKU part. Ignore my answer.
 
  #3  
Old 02-09-16, 09:36 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 61,837
Received 1,476 Votes on 1,364 Posts
Roku is a streaming service using the internet.
A TV antenna will allow you to pick up local "over-the-air" broadcasts. You'll need to decide if you want or need a rooftop antenna or an inside one may work.

DisableMyCable
TV Fool
AntennaWeb - Home

What is the make and model of the TV ?
Most are setup to disconnect the speakers like yours is. You may be able to process the audio in a different way depending on your set.
 
  #4  
Old 02-09-16, 02:03 PM
lawrosa's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Galivants Ferry SC USA
Posts: 18,159
Received 69 Votes on 61 Posts
The RCA 751r is a good little antenna..

Since I am 50 miles from NYC I use the most powerful amp they have.. You may need a less powerful amp, or no amp at all depending on how far all the stations are you want to watch..

And hopefully all the stations are in the same direction...

Let us know...
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: