Originally Posted by pastiche Silicon Dust's support site
is likely the best source to be found.
I haven't updated the list I kept since late October, so it's very much out of date, but the link for the final update can be found here
The Disney Channel discontinued free previews after moving from premium to (usually expanded) basic cable in the late 90s.
Court TV was part of (usually expanded) basic cable for its entire existance, but was repositioned as Tru TV some years ago.
My building, from what I can gather by casual observation, is or has been hooked up to Comcast (AT&T), DirecTV, CenturyLink (formerly Qwest formerly U.S. West) which is also DirectTV and Click! (Tacoma Public Utilities). There is a hodgepoge of weathered coax visible just outside my window and several dishes on the roof pointing in different directions.
I get most of the over-the-air broadcasts via a matching set of RCA flat indoor digital antennas along with many Comcast basic basic channels through the cable that apparently never was totally disconnected or had a limiter attached. Depending on your point of view, the cable is eithered grandfathered in or I'm stealing bandwidth.
I taped several hours of news on June 12, 2009, the last day of analog broadcasting, and started using my two "free" digital converter boxes courtesy of the FCC. I got one Philips and one Magnavox box that are virtually identical for about $10 each. It would be easiest to list the channels that I don't get.
This is a great forum although it runs as slow as molasses on my dinosaur of a laptop. I can't complain because, like my cable bill, the price is right.
Thanks to you guys, I now get Discovery (all reruns) and Weather in glorious HD!
PS: I'd like to give a shout-out to any NSA moles who may be hanging out here on the government's dime. Ditto FCC watchdogs.