The lack of Fox HD in Bakersfield is the main reason why I decided to go with Dish Network and an OTA antenna for my HD programing. I have a relatively small UHF antenna on my roof (with an amplifier) aimed directly at 26.1 Fox in Fresno. It comes in at 96-100%. The remaining OTA HD stations (Bakersfield) come in at 85-90% (because the antenna is not aimed exactly at them). The bottom line is that I get perfect OTA HD for CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox. My dish HD-DVR works fine with these stations.
If you really want Fox in HD and you want DVR capabilties, the satellite/OTA combo is the only option right now. If you want to get Fox HD, without being able to DVR it, I would recomend using on OTA antenna and getting a realtively inexpensive OTA tuner for one of your televisions (unless you have a television with a built in OTA digital tuner).
FWIW, If I were you I would got with Dish Network. I would rent one HD-DVR from them and I would buy one or two HD-DVRS. I get their HD package (HDnet, HDnet movies, Discovery HD, ESPN HD, TNT HD, 10 "Voom" HD channels), HBO and Showtime HD, and a basic regular package (I watch almost exlusively HD as well
) I also rent an HD-DVR (which I feed two different monitors with) a standard HD box and a standard box from them. My monthly bill is $87.
Perhaps the best advatage of going OTA for my local HD channels is knowing (AND SEEING) that I am getting a COMPLETELY uncompressed digital signal.
EASY SOLUTION: Install an OTA antenna for Fox HD in Fresno only and live without being able to record it.
BEST SOLUTION (IMHO): Go with Dish Network and an OTA antenna and dump Bright House.