Originally Posted by MisterZero69
A few notes and questions for everyone. Just joined and read the board, live in Jefferson Township off of 62 right past the Hermitage line. I get WFMJ at about 90% signal, WYTV at about 60% and WNEO at about 80%, still waiting on WKBN to go live.
I'm using an old attic antenna that works rather well for the signals I mentioned above, but I can't pick up any Pittsburgh stations. Anyone have any suggestions for a secondary antenna, either indoor or outdoor, that works well for them? I noticed some of the people here are in the Sharon/Hermitage area and can pick up Pittsburgh and Cleveland. If anyone's willing to help, please let me know!
As for Adelphia, if you get your Adelphia cable from the Hermitage office, look for them to go Comcast in the near future. They were non-commital when I asked in the office, but I just completed a series of ads and when we approached Adelphia regarding run times on specific channels, they directed us to the Comcast office in Pittsburgh, and that's who we wrote our checks to.
Thanks for the help in advance and look forward to keeping in touch with people and learning on here.
A few thoughts:
I too went into the local Adelphia office(my cable comes from Hermitage as well. At least that is where I send my checks
and my cable line-up is out of there).
Anywho, when I went into the office(about a week and a half ago) I was told that it was 95% that they were going to be Time Warner Cable. Again, this out of the office in Hermitage/Sharon(Zip code 16148).
Now if you went to Time Warner's website and typed in zip code 16148, they give a choice of 3 channel lineups. I believe they were out of Fredonia/Lackawannock-Jefferson Twp/Greenville. The differences between the three was small: I think the Fedonia/Greenville lineups HAD WPGH 53/FOX out of Pittsburgh while the other one doesn't. Lack-Jeff twp lineup contained WGN in it's BASIC lineup. It contained only WYFX out of Ytown, and no WPGH out of the Burgh(which stinks. Hopefully I'll get both for football season purposes.
The same thing occurs for zip code 16142(New Wilmington), and 16105(New Castle) on the Time Warner Website.
Now here is something funny. Go to Comcasts website. Type in Hermitage zip code(16148)/Sharon(16146)/West Middlesex(16159)/Pulaski(16143) at the Comcast site and you get NOTHING. Type in one of New Castles zip codes(16105 to be exact) and you get a channel listing for Mahoning Twp, PA. Type in the Zip Code for New Wilmington(16142), and you get some info, but no channel lineup info like when typing in 16105 for New Castle.
So my "GUESS" on the subject is this. The New Castle/New Wilmington Adelphia office MIGHT BE the cutoff for who gets Comcast, and the Hermitage/Sharon office might be the ones who get Time Warner. It depends on who/where you send your check too every month. Mine is to the Sharon/Hermitage office, so I am probably getting Time Warner. The person I spoke too at the Hermitage office seemed, again, about 95% sure they were going over too Time Warner.
My investigating the subject seems to point in that direction, while the people who live more near New Castle are going to Comcast, but that could be wrong too.(Type in New Wilmington's/New castle[16105 only] Zip code for local channel lineup on Time Warners site, and get a complete channel listing for both.)
They may have just payed you through the Hermitage office.
Now with regards to your antenna. You don't live all that far from me. I am using a cruddy amp'd indoor antenna and get all the local digital stations(I have yet to try WKBN yet though. I will try later tonight), PLUS I get KDKA-CBS/WPGH-FOX/WPXI-NBC out of the Burgh. KDKA comes in the best. WPGH and WPXI do have breakups(especially during the day) occasionally. I am sure if I had a big attic antenna/outside antenna(maybe you just need an Amp?) I would get those stations with NO breakups. The higher you can get it, the better. Also aim will help too. Go too www.antennaweb.org
Type in your complete address, and this should give you an idea of what you can get.(MAKE SURE YOU LOOK AT THE LOCAL CHANNEL MAP MAKEUP THEY PROVIDE. YOU CAN ADJUST THE LOCATION FOR A MORE "ACCURATE" IDEA OF WHERE YOU ARE. I TYPE IN MY ADDRESS, AND IT HAS ME DOWN THE ROAD. NOT WHERE I AM SUPPOSED TO BE. I CLICK ON IT, MOVE MY LOCATION TO WHERE I SHOULD BE, AND GET MY LINEUP/LINE OF SIGHT DIRECTION ACCURATELY)
I am using an LG LST-4200A HDTV tuner and an RCA AMP'd indoor antenna from WalMart.
What is your configuration.