Comparing: Who's got the biggest ....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - AM21 Discussion (private)' started by Drew2k, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    ... (get your mind out of the gutter)...

    ... set of channels in their local market? :)

    And who spans the most states in your local markets (as far as DIRECTV's OTA setup is concerned)?

    Finally, who's got the most OTA channels they can actually tune?


    I just noticed last night that the System Info screen lists my local market and the number of channels, 52 in my case.

    From the OTA setup, my local market spans four states: NY, NJ, CT, and PA.

    Sadly, due to my location near an airport and only having an antenna in the attic, I can only tune to 6 OTA channels. :(

    I do plan on moving within the next 20 months, however. Roof antenna, here I come! ..... Someday! :lol:
  2. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    I can get locals from 3 states. IL, MO, and KY. I can get a total of 27 (trying to count of the top of my head, since I am at work) locals that I can pick up.

    2-1 Fox, St. Louis, MO
    3-1 ABC, Carterville, IL
    3-2 ABC SC, Carterville, IL
    4-1 CBS, St. Louis, MO
    5-1 NBC, St. Louis, MO
    5-2 NBC Weather, St. Louis, MO
    6-1 NBC, Paducah, KY
    6-2 NBC SD, Paducah, KY
    6-3 NBC Weather, Paducah, KY
    8-1 to 8-4 PBS, Carbondale, IL
    9-1 to 9-4 PBS, St. Louis, MO
    11-1 CW, St. Louis, MO
    12-1 CBS, Cape Girardeau, MO
    12-2 CW, Cape Girardeau, MO
    12-3 was the Tube. But, now just annoucement, Cape Girardeau, MO
    12-4 Weather, Cape Girardeau, MO
    23-1 Fox, Paducah, KY
    23-2 CW, Paducah, KY
    24-1 Cristian station, St. Louis, MO
    30-1 ABC, St. Louis, MO
    46-1 My TV, St. Louis, MO

    I have an antenna that is about 8 or 9 feet wide and I don't know how long. It is mounted on a tower that is about 2 1/2 stories tall.
  3. VLaslow

    VLaslow Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    56 OTA channels in the Los Angeles Market

    1 State - California

    55 received with my "in attic" antenna. I'm too lazy to add another antenna and point it towards Palm Springs to pick another 3 or 4 channels up.
  4. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    zero ..

    Actually, I can probably get 3 or 4 stations that are in oddball locations, but I cannot get CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC or PBS .. I know I can get one independent really good and I think I can also get a shopping channel .. I never watch either of those channels on SAT, though so I'm sure I wouldn't if I took on OTA :)
  5. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    With the outdoor antenna on my HR20 I can get seven, not counting subchannels. Fortunately the CW, MYN and PBS stations not carried by Directv are among these. Several other locals (I don't even think about other states) are either unwatchable or no signal can be detected at all (lots of trees and hills around here).

    I have an indoor antenna currently on the AM21 and get four channels with occasional dropouts. When the weather gets a bit warmer (it's cold and damp in my crawlspace), I will recable the rooftop antenna and feed the AM21 off a splitter. I already have a second cable to the bedroom from pre-SWM days.
  6. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I feel so deprived - only 49 miles from the NYC transmitters, in the #1 market in the country, and I only pull 6 stations. :(
  7. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    I'm too lazy to get and mount an outdoor antenna, so using an indoor antenna I get 15:

    4-1 CBS
    8-1 FOX
    8-2 FOX local news rebroadcast (tv ota only)
    12-1 PBS National
    20-1 Independent
    26-1 ABC
    32-1 PBS
    32-2 Spanish
    32-3 PBS
    38-1 CW
    42-1 Spanish
    49-1 ION
    49-4 Worship
    54-1 MYTV
  8. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    from HR's:
    3-1 cbs
    3-2 cw
    8-1 nbc (lin station)
    8-2 mynetwork
    8-3 weather
    17-1 fox
    35-1 pbs
    35-2 pbs
    35-3 pbs
    41-1 abc
    41-2 abc
    43-1 i
    43-2 independent
    43-3 i
    43-4 independent

    from my 26" aquos:
    3-1 cbs
    3-2 cw
    8-1 nbc
    17-1 fox
    35-1 pbs
    43-1 ion
    43-2 qubo
    43-3 ion life
    43-4 worship
  9. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Out of the 41 that are listed across 3 states, I get 10 of them on my HR2x's. I get all the main nets and local PBS, but can't get some of the outlying PBS stations from Ohio and Kentucky. Also can't get the CW OTA as they are powering their transmitter with a gerbil.

    One note, technically there are 42 channels, but only my HR10's can get 13-2 as it can scan.:(
  10. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    Here in the middle of Texas, there's no other states close for me to receive signals from. My OTA setup finds 10 channels and I receive signals on 9 of them. Three are edited out of the list.
  11. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    I get one area here. From Orlando. The count is 31 OTA and the work well here.

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