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Has anyone tried to get HDTV channels using an antenna? Before spending money on an antenna to experiment, I am hoping someone here has tried and can report on their success or failure.

Info on VHF/UHF reception in the area would also be interesting, but I'm primarily focused on digital TV signals OTA.

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Comment by Christian on April 21, 2013 at 7:11pm

wow... aereo is pretty slick. thanks for the rec!

Comment by Christopher Wilson on April 21, 2013 at 3:02pm

You don't need an NYC billing address any more, it open to dutchess county now too. $8/m gives you unlimited streaming and 20 hours of dvr. Cheaper than basic cable alone while also giving you dvr and you can watch on your mobile phone. Theres a free 1 hour trial with no credit card required.

Comment by Stowe Boyd on April 21, 2013 at 2:24pm

You should consider getting an Aereo account. Just requires a NYC billing address for your credit card at the time of signup.

Comment by Christian on April 21, 2013 at 11:34am

argh... i dragged my crappy clothes-hangar antenna here, hoping to watch football in the fall :-(

Comment by Christopher Wilson on April 20, 2013 at 2:45am

Only thing that comes in is RNN and the church channel. For anything else you need either basic cable, satellite, or aereo with a roku. 

Comment by TC on April 18, 2013 at 12:04pm

Exactly what I was hoping to find out. Thanks a lot!

Comment by Ben Royce on April 18, 2013 at 11:43am

sadly, the hudson highlands blocks the signals out of nyc

before the switch to hdtv, i got a religious channel out of poughkeepsie on uhf clearly, channel 50 something

and... that was all i got

Comment by Stowe Boyd on April 18, 2013 at 11:21am

Forget it. There are no major channels accessible.

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