Cut the Cord, Albany-Schenectady-Troy!

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Want to watch free TV in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy TV market?  Solid Signal helps you cut the cord in the Hudson Valley.     

Do you live in Albany?  If so, you live in one of the oldest surviving European settlements from America’s original 13 colonies.  Prior to that, the area was inhabited by Native Americans from the Iroquois Confederacy.  Today, Albany is the capital of the state of New York.  As such, government is one of its largest employers.  Technology takes a prominent role in the city’s economy, earning the area the nickname of “Tech Valley.”  Although locals refer to the town as “Smallbany,” there’s still plenty to do here.  The city is famous for its museums, parks, and historic sites.  Its festivals, parades, and variety of arts and cultural opportunities are also well known.  Everything “Capitaland” has to offer makes Albany a great place to work and live.

Schenectady takes its name from the Mohawk Nation of Native Americans who originally inhabited this region.  They named the area skahnéhtati, which means “beyond the pines.”  If you call Schenectady your home, you live in a city with a rich history and a promising future.  From the ashes of its past as the “City That Lights and Hauls the World,” Schenectady enjoys successful revitalization efforts today.  General Electric established a renewable energy center that employs hundreds of people.  Many buildings have been renovated to house new small businesses, retail stores, and restaurants in the downtown area.  Price Chopper Supermarkets and the New York Lottery are based here, as are several casinos and historical attractions.  The city also offers plenty of arts, culture, and entertainment options for residents and visitors.  

Like its neighbors in the Hudson Valley, Troy was originally inhabited by Mohican Native Americans.  The Dutch settled the region in the middle of the 17th Century then passed control to the English.  Troy eventually grew into a center for shirt, collar, and cuff manufacturing, and was known as “Collar City.”  The city also became a prominent for steel production.  Recently, the “Realize Troy” redevelopment initiative has helped usher in a renewed sense of excitement.  The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides job opportunities in technology while a handful of learning institutions adds to Troy’s economy.  This helps provide a reinvigorated cultural scene that hosts many annual parades and festivals that continue to attract attention.

     

   

The  Albany-Schenectady-Troy TV Market     

The TV Market in Albany

Did you know that the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area is an excellent place to enjoy free HDTV?  The transmitters of many TV stations dot the local landscape.  Many of them are atop the Helderberg Escarpment.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV to the 529,000+ households and more than 881,000 people in the greater Hudson Valley area.  This is why you might be seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbor’s homes.  If you decide to cut the cord on cable TV, here is a look at the free TV available in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy media market:         

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WRGB-DT

6.1

6

CBS

HD

English

Voorheesville

WRGB-DT2

6.2

6

TBD

SD

English

Voorheesville

WRGB-DT3

6.3

6

Comet

SD

English

Voorheesville

WTEN-DT

10.1

26

ABC

HD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WTEN-DT2

10.2

26

GetTV

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WTEN-DT3

10.3

26

Justice

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WNYT-DT

13.1

12

NBC

HD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WNYT-DT2

13.2

12

MeTV

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WNYT-DT3

13.3

12

Heroes & Icons

SD

Spanish

Helderberg Escarpment

WMHT-DT

17.1

34

PBS

HD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WMHT-DT2

17.2

34

Create

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WMHT-DT3

17.3

34

World

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WMHT-DT4

17.4

34

PBS Kids

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WCDC-DT

19.1

36

ABC

HD

English

Mount Greylock, MA

WCDC-DT2

19.2

36

GetTV

SD

English

Mount Greylock, MA

WCDC-DT3

19.3

36

Justice

SD

English

Mount Greylock, MA

WXXA-DT

23.1

7

Fox

HD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WXXA-DT2

23.2

7

Capital OTB TV

SD

Spanish

Helderberg Escarpment

WXXA-DT3

23.3

7

Laff

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WCWN-DT

45.1

43

The CW

HD

English

Voorheesville

WCWN-DT2

45.2

43

Charge!

SD

English

Voorheesville

WCWN-DT3

45.3

43

WRGB

SD

English

Voorheesville

WNYA-DT

51.1

13

My Network TV

HD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WNYA-DT2

51.2

13

Antenna TV

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WNYA-DT3

51.3

13

Decades

SD

English

Helderberg Escarpment

WYPX-DT

55.1

50

Ion

HD

English

NY State Route 30/ Montgomer-Fulton

WYPX-DT2

55.2

50

Qubo

SD

English

NY State Route 30/ Montgomer-Fulton

WYPX-DT3

55.3

50

Ion Life

SD

English

NY State Route 30/ Montgomer-Fulton

WYPX-DT4

55.4

50

Shop

SD

English

NY State Route 30/ Montgomer-Fulton

WYPX-DT5

55.5

50

QVC

SD

English

NY State Route 30/ Montgomer-Fulton

WYPX-DT6

55.6

50

HSN

SD

English

NY State Route 30/ Montgomer-Fulton

 

*This media market has many low-powered TV stations not listed here.  As a cord-cutter, you might or might not be able to receive some or all of the programming from these stations, depending upon a variety of factors.      

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Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Albany

Cutting the cord limits the amount of professional sports you can watch on TV.  This is due to agreements between the various teams and TV networks.  We’re sympathetic to Hudson Valley sports fans who want to see their favorite pro sports teams.  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide gives you a way to enjoy your favorite pro baseball, basketball, football, and hockey teams after you cut the cord.  

 

Your TV Antenna in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy TV Market

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna.

Why are these factors so important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA 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.

 

Cutting the Cord in the Hudson Valley

A TV antenna gives you the most channels, best reception, and eliminates your cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  If you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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