I liked the help I got on my previous question, so I thought I'd try another. I'm still thinking about getting E*, because it has the most HD channels and has the cheapest price (and I just don't trust Comcast), but as I was helpfully told, I need a separate antenna to receive HD local stations in Lansing.
1. Since this is the case, I wonder if I should drop the local stations from my E* package completely (Saving 5 dollars over 12 months, = $60), and then take that money and buy a OTA antenna and get the HD and SD local stations that way (assuming a HD OTA Antenna picks up SD channels). Should I just buy this antenna myself, and if so, where would you recommend and what model? Or, should I see if E* can provide me with one? Also, if E* began to offer local stations in HD off the dish, as this website
advertises on their top left corner, would the dish signal get me a better quality picture than my antenna? Lastly, is an OTA antenna difficult to set-up to a HD E* box, and if so, how would I go about it? I guess the installation has something to do with my location, which moves me on to...
2. I'm going to be living in an apartment on the 3rd floor, facing a golf course. I have my own private balcony that (I'd assume) would let me point these devices in any direction I'd need, with north and south walls (I haven't been there, brand new, just going from diagram) It seems southeast would be my best direction. Anyway, I called the apartment to ask if I could get E*, and I was told no (?), until I quoted this FCC regulation
that says its against the law for them to deny me E*, if I choose its service. I am currently waiting for a callback. Am I correct in understanding that as long as the balcony I am using is privately leased to me, and my apartment, that I may install a Dish and Antenna onto it?
Thanks for reading if you got this far, and for any help you can provide to me. When I get whatever provider I choose, I will try to give back to the forum for the help its given me. Thanks again.