I live equidistant to both DC (the capital of the free world) and Baltimore,
(blue collar, crabs, John Unitas, and Cal Ripken). I am about 30 miles
north of DC, and 30 miles west of Baltimore.
My cable TV provider provides local channels from both cities. However,
they are nickel and diming me to death with the TV converter boxes, so I'm
looking into satellite, which provides many more HD channels, costs less,
and is much less for the TV receiver boxes.
Unfortunately DirecTV says my exact location means they can give me local
channels from Baltimore only (shudder).
I need my Redskins games and inside the real Beltway news.
Here's my question:
Won't the satellite dish receive local DC over the air signals and into the
coax cable so that if I want to watch a local DC TV channel, I can just
switch my TV from "Cable" to "Air" and watch local DC channels over the air?
The antenna would point south toward the equator (and therefore, toward DC).
Will this work or is there another viable solution? My decision to switch
hinges on knowing in advance whether or not this will work.