Originally posted by doodah
I live at about 21st and Maize Rd, Wichita.
I have a Sony projection hd ready tv and would like to get an hd signal. I currently have analog Cox Cable into the tv. We get some 70 channels and have hbo, and would want to keep at least comparable service. Is it better to buy a STB like the LG LST-4200A and add an antenna, or subscribe to the upgraded Cox service? Or, subscribe to satellite? Does Cox have to carry and offer the local channel hd signal for free over it's lines? There may be a FAQ for this sort of question, but I didn't find it.
Thanks for any helpful remarks.
My sister used to refer to Wichita as "doodah". Still does really, just not in Wichita anymore.
I looked at Cox for their HD package. Times may have changed, but back then the pricing structure was pretty punitive. You paid for the HD teir, but then need to pay extra for Discovery HD or some other channels. Plus, they only had two of the networks. I don't know about now, but from the jist of the posting, I'd guess "about the same."
I have Voom. The VaVaVoom package has HBO and also their HD HBO. The basic package has 37 HD channels, plus most standard def channels that Cox has and then some. Installation includes an OTA antenna. The sat box also does the OTA channels, so only one new piece of gear for your equipment rack. You should have no problems getting the OTA where you live. On the east side, I rarely have problems.
I haven't experienced any rainfade or other problems, even during the ice storm last week. Really
Check there website for the channel lineup and the current deals.
The box has some flakeyness. I think recent software patches have fixed this.
Installation is a trial. They have weeded out some installers, but it was an adventure for me.
No DVR, but they are promising March. Just don't hold your breath.
You need a Southeast exposure.
Questions about the future prospects of Voom ie going out of business.