This is my first post after lurking around for quite some time. I wanted to give an update of my findings in the Cedar Park/Lakeline area. I have D* with the locals on OTA. I purchased a "Silver Surfer" at the Lakeline Best Buy (39.99) and now get all of the locals in HD, except FOX. I just set the thing on top of my Mitsubishi big screen and pointed it in the 159 - 160 degree range and it worked like a charm.
I have a couple of stupid questions from a relatively new HD enthusiast:
1. How are people measuring signal strength? Does it come from your TV, or do you have some type of measuring device?
2. Is anyone in Austin actually getting the FOX HD national feed for D* (and for that matter CBS)? I had heard all the O & O stations across the US would have it, but I have not seen where anyone has actually been able to swing that deal.
3. What exactly is the TWC HD lineup? Are they offering the locals in HD? This would be a major consideration for me to switch, if it was so.
4. I am hearing that the hard drive HD PVR for TWC is only 160G, that seems awfully small for the large amount of space that any HD program would take up. What is the actual recording time capacity for HD programming? (The new DirecTivo HD is going to have 250G.)
Thanks in advance for the info, this forum really is the best place on the internet for any type of technical discussion.