I asked about E* and the OTARD info before. Let me briefly fill you in. I decided not to go with E* because I was told at first (by E*) that E* themselves do not do 3rd floor installations, and I needed to contact an E* provider, such as allsat, but I was told installation would likely involve "cementing a 6 foot pole on my wooden balcony" which I wasn't a fan of. I decided to give a couple D* outlets a call to learn that to get HDTV, I needed to sign a 2 year service agreement, which I don't want because I'm only going to live here for a year, and I don't know my plans before that. So, I decided Comcast was my only choice, and they were suprisingly cheaper than what D* offered me, but I learned at the COmcast office on Trowbridge road that my apartment wouldn't allow me to get Comcast. My apartment (DTN owned Riverwalk on S. Clippert) said it was a Comcast problem, Comcast said it was DTN, and when I finally got on the line with someone who knew what the F* they were talking about, she told me that I couldn't get Comcast and that D* was my only programming option and they "just found this out", even though I was told a week ago that I couldn't have E* and my choices were Comcast and D*.
So, I guess my questions to you are (as I think you're the only person who would have any clue, or this forum), first, is this even legal for them to monopolize television to my apartment? Is there anything I can do to fight to get Comcast? Also, do you know if this 2 year only HDTV contract is absolute on D*, or how much it would cost me to break the deal? It would seem that even though I planned and have made numerous calls to DTN management and spent the money on an HDTV, I won't get any HDTV, because I've been lied to numerous times and screwed over by misinformation. No, I didn't buy the OTA tuner model because I didn't think I'd need it. So, I guess, is it legal for me to be forced into D*, (even though I can still legally fight for E* that may not work and will damage my balcony, I think), and if it is not what should I do? Any reply would be overwhelmingly supportive. Thanks.