Originally posted by GregFWell I'm not the expert on the waiver issues. You'll have to search for that. Regarding antenna, my understanding is you need some clearance to the Sutro Antenna on Twin Peaks to get those HD signals. You might try various antenna to get a bounced signal but you really need to be able to get an antenna high enough to get over the real estate. Did you look at www.antennaweb.org? There are some good threads on antennae in general and in this thread.
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have checked out AntennaWeb but since my situation is somewhat unique (being literally on the side of San Bruno Mountain) I'm not sure just how relevant the findings are. I'm sure that there is someone one lives near me and has either been able to get a signal or not. I could always go with Comcast but I would rather not and I already have DirecTV.
Although I am one of the highest houses in the development, there is no possible way an antenna will see Sutro directly. I might be able to get a bounce off of Sign Hill (you know "South San Francisco, The Industrial City") but I think that even it is too short to see over San Bruno Mountain.
It looks like I'll have to wait until I get the HD DirecTiVo next year and plug in an antenna and see what I get.