Hi guys, how are ya? I just wanted to throw some ideas at you guys and get some feedback, so here goes.
My current setup is 1 DirecTV DVR R15 and 1 DirecTV HD Receiver R10 in the living room, 1 Hughes HDVR2 in Bedroom #1, and 1 DirecTV DVR R15 in Bedrooms #2, and #3. I currently subscribe to every channel they offer and get Syracuse locals using a second satellite dish to the 72.5 (or whatever it is) satellite. My problems are #1: I don't get any locals in hi definition and I was denied for waivers for all the national feeds, and they have no intention of offering them over satellite anytime soon. #2: I don't get a whole lot of channels for my $10.99/month. I mostly stay subscribed to it so I can show other people what my TV is supposed to look like, and I watch DiscoveryHD from time to time.
What are my options here? Do I need a big antenna setup? I was thinking of getting a 9521A Remote Control Rotator and a 4228A 8-BAY EXTENDED RANGE HDTV-COMPATIBLE UHF ANTENNA since the furthest channels, according to antenna web, are about 30 miles away. It looks like this would only get me NBC and ABC, and FOX when it is available (is it available yet) and another channel labeled "i". What is that?
Can I just get HD locals from Time Warner? I currently have RoadRunner so I have a connection but that is the only service I get from them.
Any other ideas? I watch a great amount of TV and setup a lot of A/V equipment for others so I would love to hear some other alternatives if they are available.
Oh, I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing but I am about 3000 feet away from a cell phone tower. I am in a multiple story house on Route 5 so I can shoot over a good amount of stuff.
Thanks in advance for your input.