Last month, when talking to a very helpful CSR, I was told that they would put in a request for a waiver so I could recieve either the east or west coast affliates of NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC. This would allow me to get HD on those channels.
Has anyone had luck in getting this waiver? How long does it take?
I got denials from all 3 networks within a week here! We don't have ABC, so when I activated I asked about getting ABC by satellite, and he said "you automatically qualify for that, so we'll turn that on and while I"m at it I"ll send in waivers for your other networks".
Alas, they denied them.
Of course, with an el cheapo RCA antenna sitting on the top of my AV rack, I get the 3 networks in HD OTA, so It's not surprising they denied it.
We're in a semi-rural area though and there are places in the county that because of landscape cannot get OTA signals, and I've heard that the local stations here have a policy to deny all waiver requests, regardless of their validity. At that point, it's up to you to PROVE that you cannot receive the signal, which is a royal PITA, and so nobody bothers... I guess for the stations here it's just easier to say no to everything than to look at every request and determine it's validity and give a decision based on that...