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The Dallas-Ft. Worth TV market is the fifth largest in the US: it covers roughly 36,000 square miles of territory in Central Texas. The Dallas Metroplex transmitters are located primarily in the Cedar Hill antenna farm in suburban Dallas, about 8 miles from downtown Dallas. The DFW Metroplex is a sprawling spreading out almost 50 miles from it's center, but the terrain is fairly flat and Dallas-Ft. Worth TV reception is usually easy when using an outdoor antenna, even in the congested downtown areas.
The June 12, 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting has yielded a mixture of VHF and UHF stations: WFAA, remains on channel 8, and WTVT remains on channel 11. The other digital stations are now on UHF. The various Spanish stations have traditionally been on UHF channels, and most have changed channels. Many Metroplex residents have complained of reception issues with WFAA and KTVT since the transition to digital, but a properly designed VHF high-band antenna will easily solve those problems.
Previously, the DFW Metroplex area was mix of VHF and UHF analog stations, so many viewers have already installed antennas capable of receiving both TV bands, but many people have found that the changes in channels among the local TV stations have confused them. Everyone who is having problems with the new digital channels is suggested to rescan their digital tuners and converter boxes to find the new channels.
Those viewers who live within 40 miles of The Metroplex, and have no major obstructions between their location and the transmitters, should consider a high quality all channel antenna like a Winegard HD-7694P or a Winegard HD-7696P .