Kortney: Welcome to Solid Signal TV, I am Kortney, and stand here with
Mike, our product specialist he is going to go through and explain
Winegard Free vision antenna and so we can understand it a bit more.
Mike: Yeah this is basically an indoor/outdoor antenna. So you can
either set this on top of your entertainment center or just somewhere in
the house where you can get good signals, sure beats of [Inaudible]
[00:00:42] this is kind of like souped up [Inaudible] [00:00:43] or you
are in an area say like 30 miles away if its not too good inside you can
actually put it outside, its pretty versatile on the back you can
actually mounting harness you can put up on a [Inaudible] [00:00:56] put
up on your roof and you will probably get a lot better signal.
Kortney: Okay now you had said you can mount it either inside or
outside, which is better?
Mike: Outside is always better you want unobstructed view to your
antenna towers you get the best signal.
Kortney: Okay and for consumers who already have cable or satellite TV
what is the benefit of also having an antenna?
Mike: Well you wouldn’t think there would be any benefit at all since
you are getting most of your broadcast done you know from provider, but
the local channels are now broadcast in HD are free for anyone with a
[Inaudible] [00:01:28] if you have a cable or satellite you might
[Inaudible] [00:01:32] five or ten bucks a month and that’s not cool
because this antenna is pretty inexpensive and it’s a actually lot
higher quality, so it could actually save you, people [Inaudible]
[00:01:39] up on the antenna you can just tell your satellite provider
don’t want locals any more you will be getting lot better signals.
Kortney: Okay and so once I have this product, where do I know, how do I
know where to put it, how do I know where to face it in the sky and all
those general questions?
Mike: Well you want to put it up as high as you can basically if I put
up top of the roof it will be ideal and it is, its actually considered a
multi directional antenna its [Inaudible] [00:02:09] which picks up
around 45 degrees wide, so out of 360 degrees you want you point it
basically right at the group of towers you are probably wondering where
you would find out where to point it, you can get that data from
websites like antennaweb.org, that’s a CES website and you punch your
zip code and get a nice color coded listing of all your stations and
compass orientations on where the point is.
Kortney: Okay what kind of channels could I imagine picking up?
Mike: Well nothing premium, but you just get the basics ABC, NBC, and
CBS FOX, PBS and some independent ones but you actually get a lot more
channels now you know back in the day, ABC was just ABC just channel
seven for us in metro Detroit now you get 7.2, 7.3 you get a retro
channel in there weather channel. So for anyone who doesn’t subscribe a
cable or satellite you can pick up some [Inaudible] [00:03:09] TV.
Kortney: Okay now Mike you said this antenna is rated for seven through
13, now in my area I have channel two, will that not be picked up?
Mike: It really depends since a digital transition channel two does not
necessarily translate the VHF frequency too, for instance in metro area,
we are channel two is, it just shows up as 2.1 its merely a label, but
it actually comes across a frequency of seven so it really depends this
antenna will probably cover 80% United States who operate on channels
seven through 69.
Kortney: Okay, and now once I have the antenna set up and I have it
connected to my television, how do I go about the process of getting
Mark: We can find out actually because this antenna hooked up for the TV
let´s find out how many stations we can pull in here in the studio.
Kortney: Right now?
Mike: Right now, all right, now this whole [Inaudible] [00:04:10] in the
air point it that way.
Kortney: Okay why am I pointing it this way?
Mike: That’s because where we are located we are trying to get the metro
Detroit stations and they are coming out of Sophia which is directly in
Mike: So you still you can´t.
Kortney: All right.
Mike: And I am going to do it a channel scan and see [Inaudible]
[00:04:29] stations we can really pull in.
Mike: Okay looks like you are pulling about 17 different digital
stations which is great its one of concrete studio it´s not always that
easy plus you hold the [Inaudible] [00:04:58].
Kortney: That’s true. I think we have learned a lot about this product I
am going to continue to hold the antenna and I just want to thank you
for taking your time to explain it.
Mike: You are welcome.
Kortney: And if you have any questions you can e-mail them to email@example.com
or you can call our support at the number at the bottom of your screen.
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