Cut the Cord in Washington, D.C.

Free TV in the DC Area

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Want free HDTV instead of a cable bill in the Washington, D.C. area?  Solid Signal has everything you need to cut the cord in Capital City.

If you call our nation’s capital your home, then you live in a federal district rather than a state.  Or you live in one of the many communities that surround Washington, D.C.  Either way, you live in an area with a rich tradition of history and historical landmarks, as well as a thriving center of politics, and American government.  The President of the United States of America is your neighbor, as are both branches of our government – Congress and Senate.  With so much concentrated into one area, Washington, D.C. is a great place to call home.

If you live in Washington, D.C., chances are good that you enjoy a high standard of living for which the area is known.  There are hundreds of career opportunities in the Beltway.  There’s plenty of money to made in politics.  There are many defense contracting companies in Arlington and the Pentagon.  Maryland’s Washington suburbs host to many biotech corporations, and the area’s Fortune 500 companies create economic opportunity in the private sector.  While it seems there’s a lot of money floating around, you still want to save when and where you can.  One of the best ways to do this is to cut the cord.

 

The Washington, DC TV Market

The TV Market in DC

The Washington, D.C. area is a unique TV market.  It includes all of the federal district as well as parts of Maryland and Virginia, as well as a small section of West Virginia.  The area’s three largest cities are Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia, and Alexandria, Maryland.  This includes five counties in Maryland, 17 counties in Virginia, and one county in West Virginia.  The population is estimated to be more than 6,000,000 people, making Washington, D.C. the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the county.  Good thing the local TV stations offer a diversity of free programming for everyone to enjoy.

To see all the free HDTV available in the Washington, D.C., use our ultimate collection of the area’s TV listings: 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WHSV-DT

3.1

49

ABC

HD

English

Massa nutten Mountain

WHSV-DT2

3.2

49

Same as WVSF

SD

English

Massa nutten Mountain

WHSV-DT4

3.4

49

MeTV

SD

English

Massa nutten Mountain

WRC-DT

4.1

48

NBC

HD

English

Tenley town

WRC-DT2

4.2

48

Cozi TV

SD

English

Tenley town

WTTG-DT

5.1

36

FOX

HD

English

Friendship Heights

WTTG-DT2

5.2

36

Buzzr

SD

English

Friendship Heights

WJLA-DT

7.1

7

ABC

HD

English

Tenley town

WJLA-DT2

7.2

7

MeTV

SD

English

Tenley town

WJLA-DT3

7.3

7

Comet

SD

English

Tenley town

WUSA-DT

9.1

9

CBS

HD

Spanish

Tenley town

WUSA-DT2

9.2

9

Bounce TV

SD

English

Tenley town

WUSA-DT3

9.3

9

Justice Network

SD

English

Tenley town

WFDC-DT

14.1

15

Uni Vision

HD

English

Tenley town

WFDC-DT2

14.2

15

Get TV

SD

English

Tenley town

WFDC-DT3

14.3

15

Grit TV

SD

Spanish

Tenley town

WFDC-DT4

14.4

15

Escape Channel

SD

English

Tenley town

WDCA-DT

20.1

35

My Network TV

HD

English

Tenley town

WDCA-DT2

20.2

35

Movies!

SD

English

Tenley town

WDCA-DT3

20.3

35

H&I

SD

English

Tenley town

WHAG-DT

25.1

26

 

SD

English

Fairview Mountain

WETA-DT

26.1

27

WETA-HD

HD

English

Tenley town

WETA-DT2

26.2

27

WETA-UK

SD

English

Tenley town

WETA-DT3

26.3

27

WETA-Kids

SD

English

Tenley town

WETA-DT4

26.4

27

PBS

SD

English

Tenley town

WNVC-DT

30.1

24

MHz 1

HD

Spanish

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT2

30.2

24

NHK World

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT3

30.3

24

CCTV News

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT4

30.4

24

RT USA

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT5

30.5

24

Africa Today TV

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT6

30.6

24

CCTV9

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT7

30.7

24

France 24

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT8

30.8

24

CNC World

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT9

30.9

24

Arirang TV

SD

Spanish

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT10

30.10

24

TeleSUR

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT11

30.11

24

Deutsche Welle

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WNVC-DT12

30.12

24

NetViet

SD

English

Falls Church, VA

WWPB-DT

31.1

51

PBS

HD

English

Clear Spring, MD

WWPB-DT2

31.2

17

PBS

SD

English

Clear Spring, MD

WWPB-DT3

31.3

17

V Me

SD

English

Clear Spring, MD

WHUT-DT

32.1

33

PBS

SD

English

Tenley town

WHUT-DT2

32.2

33

PBS

SD

English

Tenley town

WMDE-DT

36.1

5

WMDE

HD

Spanish

Wye Mills, MD

WVPY-DT

42.1

21

PBS

HD

Spanish

Front Royal, VA

WVPY-DT2

42.2

21

Create

SD

English

Front Royal, VA

WVPY-DT3

42.3

21

V Me

SD

English

Front Royal, VA

WDCW-DT

50.1

50

The CW

SD

English

Hughes Memorial Tower

WDCW-DT2

50.2

50

Antenna TV

SD

English

Hughes Memorial Tower

WDCW-DT3

50.3

50

This TV

SD

English

Hughes Memorial Tower

WWPX-DT

60.1

12

ION

HD

Spanish

Martins burg, WV

WWPX-DT2

60.2

12

Qubo

SD

English

Martins burg, WV

WWPX-DT3

60.3

12

ION Life

SD

English

Martins burg, WV

WWPX-DT4

60.4

12

Shop

SD

English

Martins burg, WV

WWPX-DT5

60.5

12

HSN

SD

English

Martins burg, WV

WWPX-DT6

60.6

12

QVC

SD

English

Martins burg, WV

WFPT-DT

62.1

28

PBS

HD

Spanish

German town, MD

WFPT-DT2

62.2

28

PBS

SD

English

German town, MD

WFPT-DT3

62.3

28

V Me

SD

English

German town, MD

WPXW-DT

66.1

34

ION

HD

English

Tenley town

WPXW-DT2

66.2

34

Qubo

SD

English

Tenley town

WPXW-DT3

66.3

34

ION Life

SD

English

Tenley town

WPXW-DT34

66.4

34

Shop

SD

Spanish

Tenley town

WPXW-DT35

66.5

34

HSN

SD

English

Tenley town

WPXW-DT36

66.6

34

QVC

SD

English

Tenley town

WJAL-DT

68.1

39

IND

HD

Spanish

Tusca rora Mt.

*The Washington, D.C. market has several additional low-powered TV stations. You may or may not be able to receive some or all of these. This depends upon your distance from the broadcast towers, geography, choice in TV antenna, and other factors.

 

Cord-Cutting and Washington, D.C. Sports

Sports in the DC Area

When it comes to watching sports, cutting the cord has its limits.  In nearly all TV markets, watching pro sports teams over-the-air is limited or practically non-existent.  This is due to agreements between the teams and TV networks.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal has options for you to watch pro sports.  If you want to watch the Redskins, Nationals, Capitals, or Wizards, check out our Cord-Cutter’s Guide to Washington, D.C. Sports.  

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Washington, D.C.?

Like many TV markets in the eastern U.S., Washington, D.C. is surrounded by media markets in other places.  Cord-cutters in different parts of the Washington, D.C. area might be able to receive this programming.  This all depends upon where they live and what type of TV antenna they use.  The three TV markets that are the easiest to access in the Washington, D.C. area are Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and Harrisburg, PA.  If you’re interested in receiving additional TV programming from adjacent media markets, Solid Signal can help.

Your TV Antenna in the Washington, D.C. Area

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. It’s important to note that no two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you live in the Washington, D.C. and are considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from the Tenley town neighborhood, Falls Church, VA, and a few other places.  This is where the TV transmitters are located.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which Chicago TV channels are your favorites?  This is an important point when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna.

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your over the air TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna in Washington, D.C.

Cut the Cord in Washington, D.C.!

Solid Signal is the premier destination for OTA TV equipment, information, and support.  We can match you with a TV antenna for the Washington, D.C. media market.  Our team of experts will help you decide which of our antenna types, makes, and models are best for you.  And if you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Just call us at 877.312.4547 when you’re ready to cut the cord.


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