I live on the northside of La Crosse by the Black River and I have Voom (for however long). I was antenna upgraded last summer to a SquareShooter and get channels 8, 19, and 31, but not 13 because it is too far away and to the northeast of me. As long as Voom is continueing on with business as usual I want to see about another antenna upgrade to get channel 13, but I need some suggestions as to what antenna to go with. From what I have read, channel 13 hd gets into downtown
La Crosse and I am 2.5 miles closer than that. I also know that people in Onalaska, just 2.5 miles north of me receive channel 13 hd and it is mapped on my Voom channel guide. Even if I have to pay something for another antenna, I would have to anyway, and this way I would get somebody to put it up who knows what they are doing.
If I can get channel 13 hd, then I can drop Charter cable's basic lineup and save $13 a month. If and when Voom goes I would like to have an ota antenna which will get my locals. According to their program guide, Charter does not even carry channel 31 with their hd package. Whenever Fox 25 comes into the picture I should be able to get it because it should be near 19 and 31. So if worst comes to worst, I would like to be set for ota hd with my locals.
On Friday I signed for Va Va Voom which gives me virtually all of the channels they carry, but one, and I now have about 30 additional movie channels including 6 or so in hd. Despite all the talk of Voom going under they signed me up in about 5 minutes and I had the channels. It will cost me about another $42 per month for however long they last, but I figured I would get my fill of hd while I could.
The trouble is that if I drop Va Va Voom and go back to what I had, it will cost me $10 more per month because my monthly fee had been grandfathered in at a lower rate.
Although, if I can get channel 13 with a new antenna it will save me $13 a month, so overall I will be ahead a few bucks.
So I look at it that it is mostly a win-win situation for me.
Has anyone heard any more about Fox 25 here in La Crosse? I know there will be many around here who will be disappointed tonight about the Super Bowl if it is not in hd. It doesn't bother me because I ban watching the Super Bowl although I am football fan and grew up a Packer fan. Just a personal, quirky choice of mine.
I also refuse to shop at WalMart for what I consider lots of valid reasons.
TIA for any help or answers.