Hi there! I have been researching cord cutting for a year or two now, and I just need to take the plunge. I’m tired of giving AT&T a small fortune every month.
My current setup is this:
I live in a trilevel townhome with an attic. The attic, supposedly, holds a brand new high gain antenna that can be installed in the attic and goes to an RF outlet in the master bedroom (where I do have an older model Vizio NOT smart TV but a Roku 3 working there just fine now), and an RF outlet on the first floor living room (I see the exposed plate) - where I have an older model NOT smartTV Samsung and 1st gen Apple TV running (yes, thinking I need to upgrade that).
Then in the basement, it appears as if I have cable coming in (also running up my unit’s exterior wall and coming into my master bedroom as well). My phone line also runs to that area. I have a 57" OLD ViZIO Smart TV where apps don’t work anymore, but the tv works fine. I also have a Roku streaming stick.
Currently, I have UVerse Internet and TV. I am getting Charter Spectrum Cable Internet Saturday, so I know the UVerse will go away.
My question is - what type of antenna do I purchase? I’m about 25 minutes away from downtown St. Louis. Is the theory here that I will not have to hook each TV up to an antenna because I’ll just be using the Tablo App to access OTA programming? If that is the case, looks like I’d just need the middle level TV to be hooked up because I cannot get the Tablo app on a 1st gen Apple TV.
I will be purchasing a Tablo and a HD, but I would like to NOT have each TV hooked up to three separate antennas…and then, too, what is the best placement for my router in order to make sure WIFI signal is accessible on all floors AND so that the Tablo will be easily accessible.
Once I get a recommendation on antennas, I can call a local service to install (as I don’t think I’m gonna go up there in the attic and fish wire) and I can hook the Tablo up myself, I do believe. I’ve hooked up the Rokus and Apple TVs and Chromecast (which I also have) and an Amazon FireTV stick on this little 15" tv in my guest bedroom, so I think I could manage that by myself.
I just need some help on what antenna to purchase and if I need to split the signal amongst the three tvs or not…
Thanks for the help!