ok I did some checking into the RSN Fee today. I found because I get Root Sports (from Pittsburgh) along with STO (Sports Time Ohio) and Fox Sports Ohio I am lucky enough to qualify for this special fee... YAY But what I am at odds with and someone here maybe able to help. I leve in North East Ohio, my locals come from the Youngstown DMA, Cleveland is considered my neighboring locals, this si what gets me. So I am in the secondary Pittsburgh market aswell, but back on Cleveland. I am in Clevelands DMA for "Neighboring Locals" Dish has those, last I knew on the national beam but I can not in any way shape of form get D* to put those on my programing, (I would pay extra for them) But I am forced to get Fox Sports Pittsburgh, I don't watch Penquin Hockey or Pirates Baseball (who does) But I can not opt out of that crappy channel. I get teh sports pack from football season until the end of college hoops and Hockey. I for the life of me can not remember watching Roots Sports..... That's my comment I can't get channels I am aloud to have and would pay 5 bucks a month to have but I am forced into having 1 crappy channel that is going to cost me 2 more bucks. OK rant over. Have a Happy New Year everyone!!!!
Since you would pay extra lay out a one time $50 expense and get an AM21 and you can select a secondary Zip code. Just punch in 44110, or any other zip in the Cleveland metro area and those will show up in your guide as well.
Now those are just the OTA channels (ergo an antenna will be required) but if you are already getting STO and Fox Sports Ohio those are the Cleveland RSNs. OTA is all you are missing.
This will let you get all of the sub channels as well.
I grew up in Youngstown and Boardman so I feel your pain. It's Youngstown, no it's Pittsburgh, no it's Cleveland.
The Pittsburgh and Cleveland Mob families had some especially "spirited" debates on that topic.
Edited by HarleyD, 30 December 2012 - 07:48 AM.