I need better digital TV reception.
January 26, 2011 4:34 PM Subscribe
I live within a mile of local TV station antennas in downtown PDX, yet I can't pick up some channels on my HDTV. Is the TV the problem? Help me get reception so I can cancel Comcast!
posted by 2oh1 to Technology (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I don't watch enough TV to justify paying for cable, but I can't pick up NBC and Fox on my 32 inch Dynex HDTV even though I can see the hill their towers are on. I've read that I may live TOO close to the towers and that may be the problem. I'm about a mile away, so that seems a little silly... but maybe?
Do some TVs do better with digital reception - both high and low - than others? I don't have a car, so I'm leery of buying a new TV if that won't solve the problem... but I'll gladly do it if it WILL solve it. I realize Dynex isn't exactly a high end brand.
I tried buying a powered antenna from Monoprice. I also tried rabbit ears.
Any and all thoughts/help welcome!