How useful is *real* Free to Air (FTA) service?
I think this is the best forum for this and I'm pretty sure this shouldbe ok to discuss here since my only concern is the real fta (which I believe, itself, is 100% legal). If it's not ok to discuss my apologies in advance and no worries if this thread is locked.
I've been looking to ditch Cogeco when my contract is up. Either buying a Star Choice package or seeing if there was a legal, legit way to subscribe to Direct TV or whatever other options when I thought of FTA service.
I understand that most of it (I'm guessing 80%) is going to be shopping channel type stuff crap, religious stations, government legislature stations and the like but I'm thinking there must be *something* useful on the service.
Off the top of my head I was thinking that the Superstations (Peachtree TV, WGN. KTLA, WPIX and the two superstations never carried on Canadian cable - WWOR in NJ and KWGN in Colorado) might be something on there.
So I'm basically wondering
a) If anybody know where there's some sources on legitimate FTA tv like what I need, how to do it, how much it'd run and adefinative list of stations that's on there to see if there's enough that'd be worth watching.
b) If there are any *legit* dealers to buy stuff for this from? (I walked into a shop that had FTA advertising outside of the joint once and when I walked inside some disturbing chap who looked like he came out of The Shining made me realize that place wasn't selling anything legit).
c) If FTA does HD signals (AKA if WGN is carried would it's HD feed be there as well).
Thanks for any info (and I hope this thead is legit!)