HDTV OTA question...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Richard Travale, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Richard Travale

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    I have read that you can receive OTA broadcast of HD content up to 50 miles away. My question is, can this distance be increased through the use of a larger antenna? I thought of this the other day when I drove by a house that has a TV antenna on the roof that had to be at least 20 feet above the roof and about 15 feet in diameter.
    I live approximately 128 miles from Seattle, so how big an antenna would I need to receive Seattle based OTA transmissions?
     
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    Richard, given all the mountains around there, it doesn't look good. 128 miles is just too far for any TV transmission to be honest.
     
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    That's exactly what I wanted to hear Jeff. Whether it was logistically possible or not. Thank you. I guess I'll wait to see what Shaw has up their sleeve.
     

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