+ 0 Votes Sounds as if your best bet is to use the ADSL connection HAL 9000 Moderator 7 years ago But even then you would want to be on an unlimited connection with a large download max. If the Satellite Companies can not get a decent reception I really think that you are out of luck on this one. Of course if you offer to pay the cable company to run a cable to your house they will most likely do this but the price would be horrendous to say the least. if it's an overhead service you are looking at poles every 300 Metres or so as much longer than that you get too much sag between poles. Then you always run the risk of loosing the service in extreme Weather conditions or if you have a bush fire that is likely to destroy the overhead service. If you where to go the underground route with the cable you would have to worry about Root Penetration disabling the cable as well though it would most likely be the better of the two options as it would be far less susceptible to damage from adverse weather conditions or fire. When it comes to Satellite they are now using a small roof mounted antenna which is about 12 to 18 inches in diameter and can be mounted in a very directional manner but if that can not pick up a decent signal you can always look at the 4.5 meter dish and a High Gain Feed Horn but because of the trees this would also have to be roof mounted or higher to prevent trees getting in the line of sight transmission. Also if there are any hills in the way they will be a problem. It really depends on where you live as to what you can get and while ADSL would be better than nothing it's not going to be much better. Depending on your local By Laws you may be able to clear a decent area around the house for Fire Prevention in the case of Bush Fires this is generally something like 200 Meters and may be of some help. I also work on the idea of if a tree is capable of falling and hitting the house it should be removed as it poses too much of a risk to Life & Limb but many people want all the latest technology and retain their bush like setting so in your case that may not be an option. Ideally if you could get just about every member of your street/road willing to sign up for a 5 year minimum contract with the cable company they would most likely be willing to run the cable to your street as it would then maybe worth the cost of running the trunk cable which they can then take run offs to every household in the road. But really short of doing that with an entire Group approaching the Cable Company I don't think that there is much that you are able to do, short of building a tower several hundred Meters high to mount an Satellite Antonia on which in all likely hood wouldn't be allowed by your local planning authorities. Col + 0 Votes Mountains, trees and larger antennaes thehooligan 7 years ago I live in southeast Alaska where we have large mountains and trees galore. If you were to walk around some of our neighborhoods you would be amazed to see some of the dish setups. Mounted on a steel pole aimed directly through buildings or trees. Yup, still have good reception. I think the larger dish's (1.2 meters and a must) have a great deal to do with that. If your zoning, buildings codes or whatever permit, I'd give a larger dish a try if you can obtain one. + 0 Votes There are no cheap options jdmercha Updated - 7 years ago Cable: How close to your home is cable willing to go? Can you buy a right-of-way from your home to where the cable company is willing to go? Then run your own lines from there. Sattelite: Can you cut down some trees? Can you errect a tower and mount the dish above the tree line? + 0 Votes Tower JamesRL 7 years ago What are the local regulations about building a tower? I have seen a TV antenna tower used for small Direct TV sized satellite in this situation. There is some TV content on the web. I watch clips from some shows like Top Gear (BBC Car show), John Stewart, etc on YouTube. I have heard that ABC puts some content on the web for free after its aired. James + 0 Votes Go Satellite TechExec2 7 years ago I'm with the others here. If I were you, I would definitely work on getting satellite TV. I would find some way of getting a place for the dish. A small tower would be good. Can't you get above the trees nearby? A small clearing would be good. You probably can't attach to a tree because the branch movement would be a problem for the alignent. If you have neighbors nearby, and the cost of your tower is high, perhaps you could go in on it together and sign easements to get access to the common tower. Once you go satellite like DirecTV with TiVo, you'll have the same great TV experience metro-dwellers have. And, it will be the best (ONLY?) such TV on the block. Find a way to get satellite TV. + 0 Votes Trees or Terrain TheChas 7 years ago How much of the satellite issue is trees and how much is terrain? As close as the map I am looking at shows Buckingham to Philly and Trenton, the fact that you have trouble getting even 2 TV stations suggests that you may be in a valley with tall ground to the South and East. If so, for either off the air, or satellite, your only real option is an easement up the slope. In fact, that is how the US cable industry got it's start. Entrepreneur's built antennas on top of hills and ran cable lines into valley communities. As to video over DSL, that depends a lot on your actual connection speed. You can get some content, but you may see delays. Chas + 0 Votes Sattelite not out of question mjd420nova Updated - 7 years ago Would tree trimming be possible?? There are some dishes that are available that could give you adequate reception, but if the path is blocked completely, it would be tough. A larger dish properly placed and some minor trimming could provide enough signal strength to allow good viewing. Trimming could be kept to a minimum and not even be noticable, and a truncated dish properly placed would provide the cure. I've mounted quite a few units that not only had limited signal but had to be hidden too. It is possible, contact the local company to see what they can offer. + 0 Votes Sling Box, or other TV over Internet Solution? jfischer712 7 years ago It you are interested in sports events or foreign language tv programing, Sattelite tv has the best selection and you should pursue the suggestions above for mounting the dish. The cable company tries to claim that they are more reliable during bad weather. However, there are a lot of trees in my area also. Several times a year, the cable tv cable is snapped by falling tree branches. I have been without service for three or four days at a time. If you really want Cable tv, you might consider a solution such as Sling Box. Arrange with a friend or relative in an area that does have cable available to sign up for cable tv service in your name. Install a Sling Box, or other tv over the Internet sharing device and you can view your cable tv shows anywhere you have high speed Internet. But be aware of the "500 channels, nothing on worth watching" situation. Maybe you would be happier just getting a subscription to Netflix or Blockbuster's DVD by mail rental service. + 0 Votes Mountains, trees and larger antennaes thehooligan 7 years ago I live in southeast Alaska where we have large mountains and trees galore. If you were to walk around some of our neighborhoods you would be amazed to see some of the dish setups. Mounted on a steel pole aimed directly through buildings or trees. Yup, still have good reception. I think the larger dish's (1.2 meters and a must) have a great deal to do with that. If your zoning, buildings codes or whatever permit, I'd give a larger dish a try if you can obtain one.