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We need your help. With the impasse between DISH and Hearst Television now in its eighth week, we’re wondering how Murietans tied to DISH through Greenfield Communications are making do. This national contract dispute, the latest of many, has impacted Channel 3 (KCRA) and Channel 58 (KQCA), offered by Hearst in Sacramento. While this one hurts DISH, past disputes have hurt DirecTV, so almost all of us have felt this problem. Maybe you’ve come up with solutions like an antenna, streaming service or a streaming device. Tell us, so we can help your neighbors. Drop a note to editor@ranchomurieta.com, explaining what you’re doing and how you like it. Be sure to include your phone number, so we can contact you.

Bill McCarver's picture
Joined: 08/19/2007
Posts: 67
Post rating: 107

Channel 3

Purchased a $49 HD antenna at Wal-Mart and it works great.  Only down side is not being able to record anything.  Picture is perfect.


Bill McCarver

David Lewis's picture
Joined: 08/30/2009
Posts: 3
Post rating: 0


I purchased an internal amplified HD antenna from Frys and it didn't receive the signal well so I took it back.  They did have a large selection of internal and external antennas but I didn't try another because I got to thinking, Channel 3 must think a lot of themselves and are asking for more money than all the other networks.  I don't think they are worth more.  The quality of news and TV shows has really dropped the last 10 years anyway. 

Janet Nicholson's picture
Joined: 10/28/2007
Posts: 235
Post rating: 380


We have DirecTV and went through the same thing at the first of the year, though for less time.  I ordered a $21 over the air antenna from Amazon Prime.  They had a wide selection of products and pricing, but I went for the cheap one because I figured I didn't need it for long (and I didn't).  Had it the next day.  Did a little maneuvering to get the best picture and then stuck it to the window.  Worked like a charm.

Beth Buderus's picture
Joined: 08/03/2007
Posts: 926
Post rating: 706

Antenna & Online viewing

We are using an indoor antenna that we purchased several years ago which works for the most part, sometimes will break up.  Otherwise, as Bill mentioned the downside is you can't record anything...so I've been watching the majority of them online on NBC.com.

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