DirecTV and ABC

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Apparently AT&T and Nexstar are having a contract war and guess who pays the price for that? Us the viewers.

Anyone in the Knoxville or surrounding area that has DirecTV still missing ABC?

This has been ongoing for close to a month if not longer now.
 
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ABC is not on DTV in ktown as of this moment. Who knows the truth but from what I understand Nexstar wants to raise the rate almost triple what it is now. ATT did t want to pay that and raise those subscription rates that are already high. Nexstar said ATT is the problem and made a fair offer. Who knows.
 
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Apparently AT&T and Nexstar are having a contract war and guess who pays the price for that? Us the viewers.

Anyone in the Knoxville or surrounding area that has DirecTV still missing ABC?

This has been ongoing for close to a month if not longer now.
I dont have Direct but people here (Central Il) say they lost CBS, NBC and FOX -- also rumors that Dish is merging with Direct -- either way Im stuck with Comcast another year at least
 
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HD antenna is the shopping cart as we speak
Fun fact there is no such thing as an HD antenna. The manufacturers started adding that to their antenna marketing/advertising to make people think they needed to buy new ones when the HDTVs hit the market. Make sure any antenna you get is VHF/UHF.
 
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After a little research it appears I will be looking for an ATSC 3.0 antenna. The more I read about different ones the more this appealed to me. I don’t know when broadcast in 4K will be consistent but the broadband capabilities make this appealing. Anyone out there think this is a sales gimmick or have an opinion? Waiting to pull the trigger at this point.
 
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After a little research it appears I will be looking for an ATSC 3.0 antenna. The more I read about different ones the more this appealed to me. I don’t know when broadcast in 4K will be consistent but the broadband capabilities make this appealing. Anyone out there think this is a sales gimmick or have an opinion? Waiting to pull the trigger at this point.
I assume your getting an outdoor model. Most indoor models are terrible unless your fairly close to the transmitters.

Start and end your search with Channel Master. Antennas Direct (I've heard is good as well).
 
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I assume your getting an outdoor model. Most indoor models are terrible unless your fairly close to the transmitters.

Start and end your search with Channel Master. Antennas Direct (I've heard is good as well).
Always like free advice! Thanks and yes I’m using an outdoor
 
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Say what you want about cable, but these issues don't happen when you have it.

I'd rather pay a little more than have this constant issue
I live in a VERY rural area and cable is available about three or four miles from my house and stops there. I'm too cheap to go through all of this for an outdoor antenna, I have a spotty pair of rabbit ears that gets CBS pretty well but I have no way to DVR which sucks but is what it is I guess.
 
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