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

Old 02-09-16, 07:18 AM
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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.
Old 02-09-16, 08:04 AM
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Edit: I reread the post & I missed the ROKU part. Ignore my answer.
Old 02-09-16, 09:36 AM
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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.

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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.
Old 02-09-16, 02:03 PM
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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...

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