Having been back with Comcast for 10 years (mostly for the net) I have seen Basic TV go from $12.95 to $20.95 per month. A couple of years ago I called Comcast and ask why the price increase, the CSR stated the price increase was to pay for the new DT gear. Now Comcast states that Basic TV is only Analog and the Digital is just there. Recently Comcast encoded 4 of the DT stations that I have received for years as part of my Basic plan requiring a box to receive them. I feed 11 devices and cannot have a box on recorders, HDHomeRuns, etc. Why buy a TV with a digital tuner to replace it with a box so Comcast can monitor what one watches. Plus the fact that basic cable and the basic net were higher priced together then the basic net alone. (Feb 2012 pricing)
I installed a Hybrid outdoor antenna which is lower then my roof top. I bought two full range antennas removing the bigger UHF component and attaching it to the other (smaller) VHF component. I tried a Wineguard preamp but lost the UHF Freqs. I had an extra 15db Motorola drop amp so I am using it as a preamp. (Seems to work great) I have a total of 3 Motorola drop amps in my system feeding those 11 devices.
I am due west of Sharps Ridge some 30 miles away, WBXX is being received sideways on the UHF component, I am about 10 miles from Buffalo Mt.
I have some occasional dropouts but I am happy.
Here is the data taken from the HDHomeRun device today around midnight:Attachment 233542