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Old 12-Nov-2010, 2:23 AM   #1
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is reception from philly stations possible in my area

I'm located 53 miles northwest from network broadcast towers in Philadelphia according to the tv fool signal analysis. 140 degrees. 2 edge. Would I be able to receive good reception from Philadelphia? I'm trying to decide between OTA and satellite and everything I read indicates better picture quality with OTA reception. If reception is possible, what antenna is advised. Awhile back, I was given an installation price over $800 and told the reception might be "iffy." Is there a way of testing to see if I can pick up the Philly stations? I would hate to pay this installation cost and be dissatisfied with the reception. I only want network tv and PBS. Right now we only watch PBS over an analog signal from a big dish but PBS is going digital on November 15. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-Nov-2010, 2:34 AM   #2
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Post the link to your TVFool report so we can see the details.
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Old 12-Nov-2010, 2:50 AM   #3
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Is reception from philly stations possible?

http:www.tvfool.com/?
option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d81a3001b20b66a

I hope i did this right?
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Old 12-Nov-2010, 3:24 AM   #4
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http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=4 The default antenna height is 10 feet , so put the antenna height at 25 feet. How many tv's will be connected? How many floors above ground does the house have? Is the house located in dense thick trees or not many trees close to the house? Is the house located down in a hole or on a hill? Is the house located on the side of the hill toward the transmitters or away from the transmitters?

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Old 12-Nov-2010, 8:03 PM   #5
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I hope i did this right?

Based on what you posted it's not worth trying.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...81a3001b20b66a

Yet the report says that it can't determine the exact location. Try again using online TV maps and move the push pin to the exact location.
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Old 12-Nov-2010, 9:06 PM   #6
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Yes it is worth trying , It seems that some of the helpers are in a , I give up mood lately. Repost with a EXACT ADDRESS , not the Street Level that is showing. As an example look at other posts and you will see the words - exact address. Based on the information so far you will need a big antenna like a Winegard HD7084P and a rotator.
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Old 13-Nov-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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And then there is the free satellite service using a small dish. http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=265
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