Originally Posted by magic507
I will be moving to Fort Wayne in the next month or so (very close to IPFW), have a HD Panasonic tv with built in tuner and was wondering what the best possible options are for receiving HD channels (I'm from Ohio so I normally have Time Warner, but understand it is not available in Fort Wayne.... only Comcast)...... What channels can I recieve over the air with an external antenna? What company offers the most HD channels?
As far as local channels usually CBS, NBC, ABC are offered over the air in HD, but what about FOX and the CW?
Sure, I'll step up and take a swing at this one...
CBS/NBC/ABC are all available OTA and do HD when available from the networks. I would also add thier engineering staff check the forum regularly, are stand up folks, and an asset to the community. They also provide CW, MyTV and weather & radar over the subbies.
The FOX station is run by rat-bastard weasels, no HD and have all the transmission power of a Taco Bell fart. F*ck 'em.
The PBS outlet does four channels of SD over DTV, they have said they do HD when/if it is transmitted during regular programming grid time, but I have yet to see it.
CableCos are Comcast and the anxiously awaited FiOS from Verizon.
Comcast is... well, Comcast. They recently started scrambling the previously available QAM HD channels, you want them now, ya gotta rent a box.
If FiOS is implemented as it has been across the country, you'll get lighting fast Internet, lots of HD that has not had the snot compressed out of it, and they're not Comcast. The biggest question is where and when. (Please feel free to join the wagering pool as to when it rolls out)
Hope that saves you reading 10 pages of posts that you should have taken a look at before asking the question...
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