Originally posted by mikey h
2. mwesson, you may be the only one of the bunch that still has a CS address. What HD do you get, and how do you get it? I assume that you have some waivers.
4. Mwesson, any "hints" on getting the credits for the HD Tivo for "a lot less"?
OK, once again, here we go. To the best of my understanding here is how local B/CS people have it with D*:IF you are a new subscriber or an old subscriber that currently does not have waivers
, you will not get any networks in HD period, the end, no exceptions. Whether you are in B/CS, whether you move to Houston, Dallas or wherever. You cannot get waivers anymore, and if you were not in Houston receiving Houston LiL's as of 12/17 - you cannot get the O&O feeds of ABC and FOX.
So, if you are "brand new" or "have no waivers and are local B/CS right now" you can get CBS and PBS over the air with a reasonable antenna and that is it. There are no other options for network HD (even if you "move" to Houston).IF you reside in B/CS and currently have waivers for NBC and/or ABC,
you should already be receiving the HD DNS feeds of whatever network you have waivers for. I added B/CS local channels (which requires a second satellite dish) and KEPT my distant waivers. My understanding is that subscribing to locals has no effect on waivers that you already have in place.
So with a reasonable antenna, someone in B/CS that had waivers for NBC and ABC over D*, should be able to receive:
SD Locals (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) through D*
E/W HD DNS ABC through D*
E/W HD DNS NBC through D*
HD CBS over the air from KBTX (3-1)
HD PBS over the air from KAMU (12-1)
The only thing that we are missing is FOX and it doesn't look like it is coming anytime soon.
So as Inigo Montoya would say, LET ME SUM UP:
IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE WAIVERS, I do not think there is anyway they can take them away from you. However, if you drop them or move to Houston for a period of time, you can NEVER get them back. I do not believe adding locals will have any effect on those waivers, but I would ask someone in the HD/Distant Feed department at D* before I made any changes like that.
IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE NO WAIVERS, you are screwed - get yourself a giant antenna and try to get the Houston stations OTA.
I hope that clears this mess up a little. I have no clues on how to get the HD-Tivo any cheaper than what has already been said in the recent previous posts. I fluked into my HD-Tivo because I am a "special" person and can't really say more about it on this public forum (although you could PM me and I could fill you in).