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Old 09-18-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Default How is Television Reception in your NVA Neighborhood without CABLE TV?

Have you dumped your Cable TV in today's economy and decided to just go with rabitt ears or a antenna on your roof? If so how is the TV Reception in your Community? Where are the TV Towers for the major Network Stations in the Washington DC area?
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Check the distance/locations of stations (http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspx - broken link)
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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I'm in Old Town Alexandria (22314). We have rabbit ears, and I've found it to be perfectly acceptable. The main downside is that the rabbit ears aren't too attactive.

After the digital conversion, we got a few more channels (and MANY weather channels!) although now when the reception does get bad you can't really watch whereas before you could watch through the fuzz.

I do have to confess that I rarely watch TV, which is why we haven't had cable for 7 years. We have a Netflix subscription and mostly watch TV through the computer (Hulu).
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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I'm also fashionably retro in Reston with rabbit ears (or, as the great American philosopher Elmer Fudd would say, "wetro in Weston with wabbit ears"). Reception is generally better since the conversaion to digital than it was with analog, unless it's a really windy or stormy day. I pull in all the D.C.-based channels, whose transmitters are about 20 miles away (Tenleytown area of D.C.) I even get one of the Baltimore channels (Channel 2) pretty well. The digital conversion has, as geniegirl mentioned, led to more channels...almost what I would call "Cable Lite", since there are now available over the air weather channels (4.2, 7.2), an oldie tv channel (7.3), a not so great sports channel of sorts (4.3), and a cooking/home&garden channel of sorts (26.2). We are also Netflix customers.

But ever since "Lost" ended, I been sort of "lost" when it comes to watching much tv.
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