FAQs

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How does an antenna work?

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The antenna will typically be mounted on your roof or in your attic. If you have a newer TV monitor, you can connect your antenna to the monitor and then tune in all the local off air channels in Laramie. Your antenna needs to be pointed East towards Cheyenne.

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Do I need a special antenna or can I just use rabbit-ears?

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The larger the area of the antenna, the stronger the signal. Alhtough rabbit ears and other small indoor antennas may pull in some channels, in order to get the most out of your HD system, we recommend that you have a high quality outdoor antenna installed.

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Is there a fee to receive these HD local broadcasts?

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No, there is no fee to receive the off-air high definition local broadcast. However, Laramie TV is none profit organization which brings three off air channels to the Laramie plans. to help us continue this work a minimum donation of $40 a year helps to keep your stations visible.

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Do I need a high-definition satellite receiver to get high defintion locals via off-air antenna?

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Not necessarily. Some kind of high defintion signal decoder is required. This is typically accomplished with a set-top high definition off-air tuner or a high defintion satellite receiver with built-in off-air tuner. Simply having an off-air antenna will not deliver a high defintion signal to your TV. You must have some kind of decoding device as mentioned above and a HD ready TV.

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Are all my locals available via off-air reception with the antenna?

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The locals you are able to receive in high definition may vary depending on your location. Typically here in the Albany County area, residents are able to obtain the four major locals (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) in high definition.

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Why do I need an off-air antenna?

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An off-air antenna is recommended for customers who wish to receive their local networks broadcast in high-definition. Although the use of an off-air antenna may not be for everyone, satellite customers who wish to get the maximum use out of their high-definition receiver will greatly benefit from this addition to their new or existing satellite system.