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12-01-13 08:11 PM
browndk26
Re: OTA antenna and system set up

Cancelled Uverse TV today. Going to have to get used to watching TV shows when they actually come on (no DVR). Have to get used to the home theater setup too. I will have to switch inputs on the TV when going from watching OTA TV to movies/games/apple TV. I don't think there is a way to leave the TV on one input.
10-24-13 04:12 PM
browndk26 I called onkyo support and they helped me out. Part of the problem was I was using the component power buttons on the remote instead of the source power button. They have me use the mytv button to turn everything off. Everything works like I want it to. I may add commands later to select the TV input.
10-23-13 04:17 PM
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
Re: OTA antenna and system set up


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browndk26 wrote: View Post
The macro works fine to turn on everything but All Off won't turn off the TV.
What have I done wrong?
Sounds like your TV has separate commands for “turn on” and “turn off.” You’ll have to program a separate “turn off” macro to power down the system.

Regards,
Wayne
10-22-13 03:11 PM
browndk26
Re: OTA antenna and system set up

I have created a new macro for "mytv". I want to turn on the tv, AVR (NR-709) and then the TV/CD input. I am doing this so I can watch TV with an OTA antenna. The macro works fine to turn on everything but All Off won't turn off the TV. If I delete the macro and use the default mytv with the existing cable STB, all off turns off the TV. What have I done wrong?
10-20-13 08:22 PM
browndk26
Re: OTA antenna and system set up

I hooked up the mohu antenna in the basement again and got all the major network channels and PBS in HD and some other SD channels as well. Now to get another mohu antenna for the upstairs TV and we will be cutting the cable TV off next month. We will spend $100 on the antennas and save $70 a month.
10-18-13 01:44 PM
OZZIERP
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browndk26 wrote: View Post
We got a Mohu leaf antenna today and I have been experimenting with it on our basement TV. I need to move it to an outside wall to see if I get better reception but the supplied rg59 cable is not long enough. I have some rg6 cable that I can connect it to. Will I lose much signal strength by connecting rg59 cable to rg6 cable?
Run RG6Q for total run if the cable is replaceable.
10-18-13 01:00 PM
browndk26 We got a Mohu leaf antenna today and I have been experimenting with it on our basement TV. I need to move it to an outside wall to see if I get better reception but the supplied rg59 cable is not long enough. I have some rg6 cable that I can connect it to. Will I lose much signal strength by connecting rg59 cable to rg6 cable?
10-17-13 01:51 PM
browndk26 After several quotes to install an antenna on the roof, we are going to try indoor antennas first. $100 for 2 indoor antennas is better than $400 plus for an outdoor antenna and installation. I realize reception won't be as good. My question now applies to the AVR. My onkyo has preset macros. The watch TV one turns on the TV, AVR and then STB. If no STB is connected, will the macro skip the STB function and still turn on the TV and AVR? Or will I have to make my own macro?

Hoping to get one antenna next week and try it on both TV's. Then decide if we buy a second indoor antenna (Mohu leaf).
09-17-13 01:30 PM
vann_d
Re: OTA antenna and system set up

You could build/buy a HTPC for less than $500 and get channel guides +dvr with no subscription fees. Better option than TiVO in my opinion. There are some solutions that could be had for as little as $200. BTW, I cut the cable four years ago and will never go back to the $100/month fees I was paying. Good for you!
09-17-13 12:27 PM
showtime
Re: OTA antenna and system set up

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