Hello, my name is Aaron, and I am a television addict.
I'll be moving from Dallas to Fargo in a few weeks and I'm trying to collect some information on the TV scene up there so I can make the transition as seamless as possible.
I currently subscribe to DirecTV (including locals and the east coast feeds for NBC, ABC, and CBS). I also receive locals OTA including every major and minor network in the area (which means there are at least a half-dozen channels that I will NEVER watch).
What I'm wondering is what the options are in Fargo. It appears that the 4 majors are all being broadcast OTA in HD. That's awesome. We're looking at the south Fargo area as a place to live (I'll be working at Microsoft and will try to live fairly close to there). Does anyone have any experience with reception in that area?
I'm also wondering about the cable offering. It looks like they use the same crappy Motorola hardware that Comcast uses down here. Apparently software makes a big difference, though, so I'm curious on people's satisfaction with their cable experience. How much does it cost to just get "lifeline" cable in case I have trouble with locals OTA?
I guess that's it for now, unless anyone has information on what my Cowboy-watching options are (besides the Sunday Ticket. That's a last resort). It looks like several of the Cowboy games are scheduled for national presentation, but I'm skeptical as to how accurate the "national" moniker really is.
[Disclaimer: Yes, I love the Cowboys and Stars, and yes, I hate the Vikings. Please save any team loyalty related flames for the bar on Sunday afternoon.