How about I stir the pot... I was noticing the crawl on WAFF about their 'negotiating' an agreement with DirecTV to carry them, and how they had submitted it and are awaiting their concurrance and signature. What? Why?
While I realize it's a business decision, why all the hub-bub about this? I tune my locals via OTA using an antenna and a multitude of tuners both in my HTPC and various DirecTV boxes using their internal ATSC tuners. My point being that DirecTV charges every subscriber for the service, or let me say, my 'grandfathered' package denotes "no locals" for which it used to (and still does) save me $3.00/month. I don't like that DirecTV has forced subscribers to take locals on their current packages and eliminated ATSC tuners from their boxes. Personally, I like having free local stations to watch! And, before I get everyone fired up I do realize there are some locations where OTA isn't possible due to terrain, trees, buildings, etc.