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Unread 04-12-2011, 04:00 PM
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Default Over the air TV reception

How is the quality of over the air digital TV reception in Stapleton? Other areas of Denver? Please share your experiences.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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Since it switched to digital, never had a problem.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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It's very location dependent. I'm only 7 miles from the transmitter on Lookout Mountain, but my reception is terrible to none. It's because I'm on the east side of a building with metal framing and metal screening in the exterior stucco walls, so the signal is essentially blocked. It's like being inside a Faraday cage. If I were on the west side of the building, I'm sure it would be excellent.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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From most areas in town, Denver is essentially a rabbit ears city, since almost all the stations share towers on Lookout Mountain.

In my friend's house in Aurora, the only "antenna" hooked up to the TV is Comcast cable - and yet, if you switch to OTA, channels 4, 7 and 9 come in perfectly. The signal is strong enough to light up the coax.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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I live on the fringe of downtown Denver and have hit and miss reception with an antenna. I even bought a hi-tech antenna, and it's still anywhere from great to nothing. It seems to pick up about 20 to 30 channels, with many being sub-channels. It never seems to pick up all channels all the time, so adjusting to receive 1 will cancel out another 3. And yeah, a plane overhead or a truck driving by will scramble it at the exact second the punchline is delivered or the killer is revealed.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Denver,CO
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I live in Alamo Placita and I get hit or miss reception. I get most of the channels but they are weak and have a tendency to breakup a bit if someone is in the room between the antenna and Lookout Mountain.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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I must get every possible spanish channel that exists.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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What channels are free that you pick up? I thought you'd only get the local stations like 2/4/7/and 9
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Unread 04-14-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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What channels are free that you pick up? I thought you'd only get the local stations like 2/4/7/and 9
From AntennaWeb, here are channels possible in the Denver area:


KCNC-DT
4.1
CBS
DENVER, CO
KTVD-DT
20.1
MNT
DENVER, CO
KBDI-DT
12.1
PBS
BROOMFIELD, CO
KRMT-DT
41.1
DAY
DENVER, CO
KHDT-LP
45
ABC
DENVER, CO
KXDP-LP
6
IND
DENVER, CO
KQDK-CA
39
VVN
AURORA, CO
KDVR-DT
31.1
FOX
DENVER, CO
K48FW
48
TBN
DENVER, CO
KCEC-DT
50.1
UNI
DENVER, CO
KTFD-DT
14.1
TFA
BOULDER, CO
KUSA-DT
9.1
NBC
DENVER, CO
KRMA-DT
6.1
PBS
DENVER, CO
KMGH-DT
7.1
ABC
DENVER, CO
KWGN-DT
2.1
CW
DENVER, CO
KZCO-LP
27
AZA
Denver, CO
KETD-DT
53.1
IND
CASTLE ROCK, CO
KMAS-LP
63
TEL
DENVER, CO
K57BT
57
TBN
DENVER, CO
KSBS-LP
18
TEL
DENVER, CO
KDEO-LP
23
REL
AURORA, CO
KDVT-LP
36
TFA
DENVER, CO
KDEO-LD
23.1
REL
AURORA, CO
K66FB
66
TBN
DENVER, CO
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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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A lot of it depends on whats around your house but overall is it greats! Free TV for local channels + Netflix and Comcast TV is canceled and is no longer one of my monthly bills (and they wanted ME to pay THEM EXTRA for HD - yeah right!).

If you live in a house and all rooms are wired for cable, if you can, put up an antenna in the attic and then just connect it to the main splitter (where all cables from the rooms meet) and then your whole house is wired.
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