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mikedz4

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Is there a place that gets Cleveland and columbus locals ? Was thinking of " moving " and want both locals if possible

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There may be somewhere that gets some significantly viewed channels from the other market, but not the entire lineup.
 

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Your best option would be to get one via satellite and one via antenna (if you are close enough to one of the markets) using the AM-21 to integrate antenna signal into your receiver.

With an antenna setup along with my dish, I get Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Flint locals all integrated right into my receiver/guide.
 
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I live near pittsburgh. I get pittsburgh on cable local cbs has west virginia news at 530pm.
Was hoping i could find a place that had at least sv for both.

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Yea i know. Cleveland has longer news but Columbus is closer

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[QUOTI="mikedz4, post: 3465134, member: 12651"]Yea i know. Cleveland has longer news but Columbus is closer

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What Is your OTA antenna situation ?
 

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I can only get pittsburgh and wheeling/steubenville locals. Well i live in an apartment and can only use an indoor antenna and only get 4 channels 1 Nbc and 3 pbs stations.

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I live near pittsburgh. I get pittsburgh on cable local cbs has west virginia news at 530pm.
Cable has different rules when it comes to what channels they can offer, i.e. those from neighboring cities/markets.

As I mentioned above, Dish won't give you channels from multiple markets. Using an antenna to pick up one market and telling Dish you live in a different market is about the only option you have, but in your case, it doesn't sound doable. I am in the Dayton OH market and also get Cincinnati's locals via antenna.
 

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[QUOTI="mikedz4, post: 3465134, member: 12651"]Yea i know. Cleveland has longer news but Columbus is closer

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You live near Pittsburgh, but Columbus is closer than Cleveland?
 

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He probably lives closer to Wheeling or between Pittsburgh and Wheeling (especially if he says Columbus is closer, but even then, it's about equal) based on what his local cableco provides.
 

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I live 40 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh and 25 miles north of wheeling

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40 miles almost rules out using an indoor antenna to pick up channels. The (2) stations you do pick up with your antenna are from Wheeling, I presume ? I just checked something based on your 40/25 numbers and the NBC station makes sense - you're only (2) miles away from it's broadcast tower. Is the PBS station channel 45 ?
 

mikedz4

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Yeah 45. Although sometimes i get 44

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Looking at TV Fool for your "area", channels 9 and 45 are pretty much 180º apart, so you're picking one of them up with one side of your antenna and the other with the back-side. I don't remember the distance now but I thought 45 was 30+ miles away, which is pretty impressive to get with an indoor antenna.
 

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DISH doesn't do SV locals, but Directv does. I have 3 of them. Many people have SV locals on Directv - just rarely is it HD and rarely is it truly ALL of the SV locals you could/should get.
 

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Iirc, SV are not allowed to be HD unless there is no local channel with the same network affiliation.

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Or if the market that the SV channels come from is HD-only. (Look at Brattleboro, VT - Boston DMA, all Burlington, VT stations are SV. Burlington, VT is HD-only, so all locals in that county are HD.)

The idea that the HD can't be shown in a SV market is the dumbest thing since the idea that DMAs should be implemented. Why should I pay to get something in SD when I can get it HD for free? I suggest the OP get am AM21 and good antenna anyway. Subchannels and all locals no matter the weather and contract negotiation status AND all, well most, HD primaries).
 
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Iirc, SV are not allowed to be HD unless there is no local channel with the same network affiliation.

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Well, THATS stupid, whats the purpose of getting a SVd channel if you can't watch it in HD like the rest of your programming, thats like offering you the channel and then penalizing you for having it.
 
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