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Old 04-03-2009, 08:27 PM
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I am fed up with paying so much for TV. I also don't like the hidden fees on the so called deals that are being advertised. I'm wondering if it's possible to get any TV stations with an Antenna in Pleasanton CA. I see a lot of old ones still up on houses but don' t know if people actually use them or if they are just leftovers from the 70s 80s. Thanks for Any input!
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here is a great tool that you can use with google earth or just standalone. You can find out about what HD channels you can pick up from your address too.

TV Fool

try this too:

TV Fool

and this:

The Digital TV Transition: DTV Reception Maps

finally, I went through a lot of this research and started this thread when I lived in CO:

Television On the Air Antenna Palmer Divide
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:07 AM
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Thank you very much! So glad there are tools like this to help me figure out if this is an option for us! Take care, Tori
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:11 PM
Location: Northern California
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On the peninsula (and I live in the flatlands, not in the hills), I get over a dozen stations with a roof top antenna (too many in Spanish, Korean and Chinese ). Digital reception is good most of the time although sometimes some stations fade out for a while. I'm surprised I can get a station in Cotati (KRCB/22) real well - that's about 75 miles away! For me, cable isn't worth it. I had cable for a while and the service was lousy and there wasn't really all that much to watch.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:03 PM
Location: San Jose, CA
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I have an antenna on my roof in San Jose, and I can get stations from as far away as Vallejo.. the only stations I can't get are in Santa Rosa and Salinas.
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