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Best HDTV, DTV Antenna For Philadelphia Area





Best HDTV, DTV Antenna For Philadelphia Area

Home Entertainment has analyzed the top 25 largest TV markets in the U.S. and provided a summary of which Digital HDTV Antennas work best for your Philadelphia city.

Here's Philadelphia's new line-up. Please take note of some new channel assignments.


call letters Network previous analog channel current digital channel
KYW-DT CBS 3
26
WCAU-DT NBC 10 34
WPVI-DT ABC 6 6
WPSG-DT CW 57 32
WHYY-DT PBS 12 12
WTXF-DT FOX 29 42
WPHL-DT MyTV 17 17
WUVP-DT UNI 65 29
WPPX-DT ION 61 31










Due to local stations occasionally updating or changing their frequencies we have found it's best to call our professional antenna techs to determine what antenna best fits your needs. 1-866-621-6269

The Philadelphia TV market is the fourth largest in the US: it covers roughly 28,000 square miles of territory in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Northern Delaware and Northeastern Maryland. The Philadelphia transmitters are located in the Roxborough antenna farm in suburban Philadelphia, about 6 miles from Center City.  Although Philadelphia HDTV antenna reception can be a challenge amidst the skyscrapers of downtown, reception in the suburbs, with it's gently rolling hills, is usually quite good.

Changes Took Place, Your Philadelphia DTV Antenna Needs

The June 12, 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting has yielded a mixture of VHF and UHF stations: WPVI, remains on channel 6, and WHYY remains on channel 12. The other digital stations are now on UHF. The various Spanish stations have traditionally been on UHF channels, and most have changed channels. WPVI-DT presents special challenges due to it's low dial position on channel 6. Many city dwellers and suburbanites alike continue to wrestle with Philadelphia DTV antenna reception issues with their ABC station. 

Previously, the Philadelphia 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.

HDTV, DTV Antenna Best For Philadelphia

Those viewers who live within 30 miles of Center City Philadelphia, and have no major obstructions between their location and the transmitters, should consider the high quality all channel antenna like the Winegard HD-7080P or a 7082P .


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