Originally posted by 1MaNArmY
How did you swing that? Were you an existing customer and threatened to cancel?
What do I have to do get FOX-HD in Ogden UT with a OTA if it's even possible or do I have to wait until D* offers it? When and if they do offer it will I need a waiver? What's the best way to get it through the actual station or through D*
First question, where in Ogden do you live?
I live on the border of Washington Terrace and Riverdale. I am able to get FOX (channel 13-2) with a roof mounted (Radio Shack chimney mount) Channel Master 4228 on a 10 foot mast but only at a very weak signal with breakups in the signal. FOX is running at the weakest signal strength of the local networks and is the most difficult to get.
In regards to getting a waiver from D* for the future FOX-HD you need to contact D* and apply for waivers from all the local networks. I have done this and have been granted waiver from CBS and FOX but have been denied from NBC and ABC. There are rumors that FOX-HD is coming to D* sometime in the near future but I am not holding my breath. I have been told that the local FOX network is planning on boosting there OTA signal strength sometime in the near future but I don't see it happening anytime in the near future.
In regards to getting a deal from D* for new HD equipment you should check out this thread on AVS Forum>HDTV>HDTV Hardware>D* Extends $399 HDTV Offer - Now it's $99! And more.
I was able to convince D* to give me a $250.00 credit to purchase a HD receiver of my choice (old Samsung TS 160 was failing), 6-months free HD package, 6-months free Showtime, and HBO for $2/month for 6 months. If you are a current good customer they may offer you the same or better.
I hope this helps, I have found this and other forums a valuable tool for any questions that you may have for HD equipment and reception.