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Streaming live, over the air, TV

 
 
Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 04:25 am
I recently cut the cord with Cable & Dish based TV and am going with just streaming what I can via Netflix, Hulu, etc. and am currently receiving local channels over the air.

The problem is that on the middle level of my home where the primary TV sits, the reception is horrible. On the upper level of my home, the reception is nearly perfect.

What I am looking for is some solution where I can connect my indoor antenna to some device upstairs and then stream live, over the air, content to some other device connected to my primary TV.

Does any such solution exist?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 13 Aug, 2012 06:21 am
@ericgorr,
There's a company that's presently in the court system and doing surprisingly well given it's small startup and it's being challenged in the courts for copyright infringement and every other lowdown legal loophole available by the major US networks:
Aereo,
https://aereo.com/how-it-works
https://aereo.com/channels
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/03/broadcasters-dont-like-tiny-antennas-sue-tv-streaming-startup/
I first heard about it when Tom Merritt talked about the legal battle the company is having with the major networks and the cable corps on his news podcast, http://twit.tv/show/tech-news-today but can't give you the direct link to the stories.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2014 10:06 am
@tsarstepan,
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled overturned the prior court's ruling, Aereo is now an illegal (near death) service:
Aereo Investor Barry Diller Says Company ‘Is Over’
http://www.thewrap.com/aereo-investor-barry-diller-says-company-is-over
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2014 10:14 am
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Eric said: on the middle level of my home where the primary TV sits, the reception is horrible. On the upper level of my home, the reception is nearly perfect.

I'm no expert and I'm in England where our system might be different, but can't you leave the antenna on the upper level and run its wire down to your TV on the middle level?

PS- I live on the 3rd floor and my antenna sits at the side of my TV, and I can get about 30 Freeview channels for free. Some people pay for Sky etc but it beats me why they don't think 30 free channels is enough!
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