Hi My name is Bruce S. and I own B.I.S. Technologies here in Bakersfield. A custom install company( CA Licensed Cont, A+ Certi, and a CEDIA member-just joined). We specalize in Home theater and Structured Cabling in Home/Commer enviroment. Been in business for about year and half. Just don't do alot of advertising. Had a booth at 05' Bakersfield Home and Garden Show and hope to do it again next year.
Perhaps I can help answer some questions and if you have any more feel free to E-Mail me at BISTechnologies@bak.rr.com
CBS & BH or COX - The local CBS station is privately owned and therefore does not fall within the scope of the national CBS netwark. Thanks to some very knowledgeable Bright House employees. I have learned that the owner want's a ridiculous amount for the HD rebroadcast rights for CBS. As for Fox they have herd rumors about possible rebroadcast of KMPH but nothing definite. As far as COX, they are as behind as they come. I do not know what their deal is but on the coast where they exist also there have been keeping a good pace with new technology. It seems that in Bakersfield they just don't care very much. (EX: Their cable modem service was years behind bright house's(time warner at the time))
One way I have personally solved the Missing HD channel problems(BH - TNT,DiscoverHD, ABC, NBC, INHD but no FOX or CBS; or OTA ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX [w/good antenna] but no TNTHD, DiscoverHD etc....) is I do subscribe to Bright House Basic Cable but I use a LG LTS-3100A Tuner. This HD tuner tunes OTA channels but also tunes HD over cable. There are other manufactures that do this I just prefer the LG because they have the best OTA tuners. I compared this tuner to the ones that come with the EPSON Livingstations that I sell and the LG received stronger signals (OTA) than that of the EPSON tuner.
Hope this helps abit.
I am glad to help anyone in the Kern Co area. E-mail me or call me at (661) 706-0781