I'm a huge Packers fan (and stockholder), and I am coming up on a playoff game this Saturday that's on Fox--and I have the pathetic Buckeye Cable. I have too many trees to get a dish--and assuming I can't get AT&T by this weekend--any suggestions on how I can access Channel 36 on my TV? Can I disconnect cable and get it? Get it online?
I'm giving Buckeye until the first of February, and if no resolution with Fox 36 by then, I'll be cancelling the service.
I found it humorous when Buckeye was running an interview with its president trying to motivate people to contact their politicians about the perceived inequities with cable laws. Seriously? A company owned by the Block family who has bought and paid for every Democrat, union-loving politician in this area and they are relying on their customers to resolve this for them?!
Keep an eye on Dish Network and maybe next year you'll be able to watch every Packers game for free. The sometimes run a promotion where you get the NFL ticket for free for a year. Don't buy the BS about Dish being unreliable or having issues in storms. I have had less problems with Dish then I ever had with Buckeye and the price is much cheaper. More for less.
Sounds like you'll be watching this next game from a sports bar though thanks to Buckeye.
digital antenna worked for me. provided you have a television with a quam tuner it should work for you too.
What Todd said. Radio Shack should have digital antennas. Last I remember they were $30-40, but don't quote me on that.
Get the antenna, buckeye even has a "how to get WUPW" on their website for those not able to figure that out.
Allan Block runs buckeye, he's a republican. It's not a secret. The Blade is run by his brother, who is the democrat.
Walmart has digital antennae, I think they're about $30-40.
I bought this one at best buy. It was onlyb$12 at best buy. It performed nicely while watching the seahawks and redskins yesterday.
Go niners ;)
Thanks for the suggestions--I'll check them out. I did get the NFL ticket from Direct TV for my iPad to watch the Packers games. Unfortunately, they don't carry the playoff games.
An interesting thing happened with the NFL ticket. Several times during the season when I tried to access the Packers game, it stated that the NFL did not allow games on Direct TV if they weren't sold out. Well, I knew that every Packers home game is sold out, so I contacted Direct TV and they said that when a local Fox affiliate buys a game to broadcast, area NFL ticket subscribers can't view the game via Direct TV. So to add insult to injury, when Fox 36 bought a Packers game, I couldn't get it on cable or Direct TV!
A la carte cable would be great. A la carte NFL games would be awesome.
So Buckeye wants its customers to lobby politicians? That's rich, considereing they are the ones who lobbied politicians for 40 year non-compete exclusive cable provider contracts! That's why you have only one cable provider from which to choose.
Tell Buckeye you're going to lobby allright - for the end to exclusive municipal contracts that allow only one cable provider within a government jurisdiction.
There is no such f'ing thing as a "digital antenna"!!!
You can use the same rabbit ears replaced with wire coathangers and foil that you used before!
If you do need rabbit ears, be sure to get VHF/UHF rabbit ears, because 11 and 13 are still broadcasting on VHF frequencies.