I am down here in Sumter and was quite startled when I saw this thread as I was unaware of the possibility of me getting any HD signals.
First a big "Thank You" to all the posters for such great information.
Unfortunately, I can't get (I don't think) any OTA signals. I'm in a first floor apartment surrounded by trees and other buildings, and have a very difficult time getting the analog signals via an amplified indoor antenna.
So, TWC is the only option for me. But twice now they told me they don't carry any HD programming except for the premium channels (HBO, SHO, PPV). First when I got my HDTV late last year, and then again just this past week. But reading this thread it looks like the people at TWC I've spoken to (In person I might add) don't know. So I've got some questions.
-Whats the secret handshake to get them to give me some local HD content
-What channels are they on?
-What converter box do I need? Right now I just have analog cable/no box.
-How does the converter work with Tivo? I know Tivo can't do HD. I'm more concerned about how well the converter box responds to Tivo's IR commands. I have a series 1, stand alone, upgraded to 269hrs, in case that helps.
Thanks again for all the info posted here!!