I live in Olathe and I am planning on getting my first HDTV in about 6 months to a year. I currently have DirecTV (UltimateTV reciever) and love it! When I convert to HD, I will get the HD DirecTivo as I cannot live without my DVR.
What's the latest on the DirecTV offering local HD channels situation? Is there a good place on the Net to go that keeps close tabs on this? I am really hoping that this gets sorted out before I go HD, but it's unlikely it will.
I'm not a huge OTA fan, as antennas are ugly and seem to over-complicate things.. at least compared to straight-up DirecTV. If I could get the OTA signals via one of those cool looking Terk dish clip-ons, then I wouldn't worry about it. But, my guess is that I would have problems picking up all the stations that I want. My sat dish is pole mounted in my backyard so there is not immediate blockage towards the northeast (where antennaweb says I need to point the antenna). Are those clip-ons any good, or what about the indoor Terk HD antennas? I can post a pic of my dish setup if need be.
So if when I go HD and DirecTV doesn't have local HD channels.. can I still get the SD locals even if I am subscribed to the HD DirecTV package? Or do they make you get them via OTA if you go HD? I don't mind not having local channels (Don't really watch the news).. as long as I can get the east and west network channels. Is there any chance that DirecTV would offer HD east and west network channels in the future and offer those to anyone who would be ok getting HD networks even if they weren't local?