Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: So. Portland, Maine
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Hi all, this is my first post in this thread. I've had an HDTV for about 2 years, but haven't actually had an HD capable receiver hooked to it for about 7 months, since I cancelled cable and went with DirecTV. I'm saving for the HD-Tivo, because I can't bring myself to go back to watching live TV, HD or not. I do miss the clarity of HDTV, but having a Tivo-powered DVR, with all of its features makes me not miss the Explorer 8000HD very much.
In the mean time, I'm going to be re-ordering time warner cable for the next month or so, so I can see the superbowl in HD.
I can't believe with the new legislation that there still isn't a "digital white area" that would allow us to get the national Fox HD feed since our local station doesn't broadcast digitally yet. I considered trying to get a waiver from Fox23 but it sounds like they don't like to give them out.
A question for the Time Warner subscribers: Has the picture quality/zoom/overscan/guide data problems with Fox HD been resolved? I noticed that Time Warner offically announced carrying the channel, so I assumed things were working, but want to make sure before I order. Also, when I cancelled my cable service about a year ago, NBC was the only HD local they carried, and it seemed to have lip synch issues almost all the time. Has this been resolved? How are the ABC broadcasts?
Finally, are there any South Portland people receiving OTA broadcasts? My next step is to get a DirecTV HD receiver (hopefully the DVR, despite the $$), and would like to know what kind of antenna I'll need. I'm really hoping that an indoor antenna like the Zenith Silver Sensor will be sufficient. Any real-life experience you can share?