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Hardware for Streaming- 1

Hardware for Streaming- 1

3/25/19

Hardware for Streaming 1

Once you’ve decided that you are not content with just your Over The Air (OTA) channel selections, you will need to understand your options in the streaming universe.

The first thing you will need is a piece of hardware that is connected to the internet (wired or wirelessly) that will support the streaming service you desire. Because not all…

Intro to Streaming

Intro to Streaming

3/18/19

Intro To Streaming

As mentioned in Part 5, you can stream local channels into your home over the internet without an antenna. If that’s all you need, and you don’t care about recording, as long as you pay for your internet connection, you can get that for free.

However, perhaps you’ve gotten used to having certain cable channels like HGTV, SyFy, or sports…

LOCAST

LOCAST

3/14/19

Streaming Local Channels

If you don’t want to bother with installing an antenna, and your only concern is getting your local channels, there is another option. Available in Denver and just a few other cities is an app called LOCAST. This is a non-profit organization that installs antennas in local cities and then streams the stations directly to any device that has the app.

Amazon Firestick

Amazon Firestick

3/6/19

Another Antenna Option

If you don’t want to hang an antenna in your home, or repurpose the cables used for satellite or cable TV, you do have another option.

There are several devices available that contain QAM tuners (needed to decode the digital video signal) AND have hard drives to record your shows. These devices also can stream this content to other receiving devices…

Antenna Placements

Antenna Placements

2/25/19

ANTENNA LOCATION OPTIONS for Over The Air (OTA) signals

If you have a good signal and want to install an antenna, you have several options.

The simplest is to locate the antenna right next to the TV. This might not work for aesthetic reasons, as it does not always look great. It also won’t help if you have multiple TVs unless you buy an antenna for each TV.

If you…