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Old 12-05-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Default Over-the-air TV channels

Does anyone here watch over-the-air TV in Jacksonville? How many channels are you able to get?

I understand that broadcasters are capable of broadcasting more channels than they used to now that everything is digital. I've read that big markets, like Los Angeles, have 40 or more broadcast channels. If we got that many here, I would certainly be tempted to give up the cable.

Every time they raise their rates, I think about doing away with cable. I would miss TCM and Encore though.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville - Washington DC
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It depends on where you are and how strong your antenna is. My parents get about 19 or 20 channels (excluding duplicate programming) and that's about 4 or 5 more than me. Look up tvguide to find all the broadcast channels that are *possibly* available TV Listings - Find Local TV Shows and Movie Schedules - Listings Grid | TVGuide.com

by my count it is 23 though I've never seen some of those that are listed.

Or, what I'd definitely recommend, is to just get an antenna and try it yourself. You can enjoy broadcast television (with true high-def transmission) while still keeping your subscription so you'll know what it's like before dropping.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Go to antennaweb.org
Enter your address. Map will show direction [compass heading] of towers from your address. Chart will show channels available [only primary], distance from tower, color coded size of antenna needed to receive signal.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Does anyone here watch over-the-air TV in Jacksonville? How many channels are you able to get?

I understand that broadcasters are capable of broadcasting more channels than they used to now that everything is digital. I've read that big markets, like Los Angeles, have 40 or more broadcast channels. If we got that many here, I would certainly be tempted to give up the cable.

Every time they raise their rates, I think about doing away with cable. I would miss TCM and Encore though.
You mean local channel/networks?? I think there are 5 stations affiliates of the NYC majors. ABC, CBS-Disney, NBC-Universal, Fox & PBS...did I miss any?
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Default http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=321055

This is a good website for info:

Jacksonville, FL - HDTV - AVS Forum

Fair number of people in the metro area you can chat with. Robyn
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