Hey all, first post, hope you can steer me right...
We recently ditched comcast. It was nearing $150 for crap internet voice, crappier basic tv w/o HD and pretty decent internet connection. We called a few times and requested a price break similar to the ones they offer BRAND NEW customers - after all, we have been loyal customers since 1987. However, they did not care to negotiate beyond an insulting offer, so they are gone. Instead for $60 (never to increase!) DSL + Landline and it is working really well so far...getting 12Mbps down for netflix. I would like to supplement the $80 monthly savings with a decent antennae setup for TV.
I rigged up a little old indoor antennae - about a 6" round wire circle w/o rabbit ears - and put it up on top of a bookcase. We get 2 channels pretty clear - 60 and 69 out of Allentown. I was hoping for the networks from Philadelphia, 30 miles away.
A few problems I foresee in that though - a 20 foot arbor vitae treeline right next to the house, and the neighbors house on the other side of that, both in the direction of Philadelphia. Also, foil backed insulation in the attic and the hilltop a quarter mile up the road (tv fool accounts for that I guess). This house is a single level rancher.
I would like to get the 4 networks + whatever else I can but I understand WPVI (and therefore, Cecily :no) may be particularly difficult to get since it is VHF Low?
Here is the tvfool report:
I figure my best bet would be an antennae on the roof, but I'd like to make sure what kind of setup I should try first. I'd love to just do the attic but I'm not hopeful really for anything.
Thanks for any help.