Forgive me for what is probably a dumb question...I've been trying to research all this stuff on my own and the things I see on the websites of the satellite providers seem to be different from what I'm reading on this thread, so it would be great if someone could provide a quick summary of what options are out there for local HD programming in Gainesvile. Here is my dilemma:
I got my HDTV and Cox HD service a year and a half ago and I've been pretty disappointed with their channel selection. It frustrates the crap out of me to go to my friends' houses in Tampa and see all the channels that Brighthouse gives them for the same money or less. I cancelled the service over the summer because I was out of town, and now that I'm back in Gainesville, I want to take a GOOD look at other options before giving Cox any more money. (although I do realize that as local Fox and ABC become available in HD, Cox will pick them up....it's taking TOO long if I have other options out there).
I live in an apartment (a couple miles south of UF), so a big outdoor antenna is not an option, but a satellite provider is most likely an option. An indoor antenna would be an option too in combination with whatever dish. When I put in my zip code (32608) DirecTV's site says I have no local channels available through them, and Dish's site tells me I'm eligible for a local channel package but they all look to be SD. I seem to be hearing different things on here, at least from some people.
So, sorry about the long post, but can someone give a rundown on the real options that are out there, other than me calling up Cox and paying them for crappy service.