So the HD lifeline channels (4 major networks) should be included in the 10 bucks for "HD service" with the reciever too? Ok.
I have a Hitachi 51s500, AFAIK
it does NOT have a built in tuner, the 51s700 is the model with a tuner.
I live about 10 miles south of town, kinda up on a hill actually (in a subdivision across from where Hobb's Highway/Arbutis Lake Rd hits Garfield. We've got alot of trees around the house though.). With our really crappy old antenna that was here when we bought the house 10 years ago we were able to get in NBC and CBS pretty darn good. We did it to get TV12, for the non-FSN broadcasted Pistons games, but it was barely watchable, and soon totally unwatchable.
We really crappily split the 2 copper wires off the flat black antenna wire and wrapped them around the screw leads on a little box, which then hooked onto the male cable plug on the TV. We have a newer Antenna from my Aunts roof now actually, but we don't know how to take the crappy flat black antenna cord with the 2 copper wires embedded in it, and hook it up to a cable plug easily. Can anyone link me or explain how you hook up a somewhat older antenna to cable, or something?
I'd really like to get TV 12 for those Pistons games that aren't on cable at least, and if we're getting decent reception I would probably spring for a tuner for HD.
EDIT: I'd still like to know about hooking up a dang antenna, I've checked out the basics thread on OTA forum, but I guess it doesn't go that basic.
However, Fox and ABC aren't broadcasting in HD OTA are they? I thought Charter got hooked up directly or something.
EDIT2: Looks like my Antenna is an old twin lead style, It's got 2 wing nuts on it for the twin lead wire, I don't know if I can hook coax up to it.
Anyway, thanks for clearing up that Charter should give me the 4 networks with the 10 dollar a month charge for service and receiver.
Anyone else able to get TV12 around here in, with the Pistons games that are blacked out on cable?