For all of you who cannot receive over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts of CBS hi-def or live in marginal, intermittent areas like me (north of Denver), try DirecTV satellite. After much complaining by myself and many others, DirecTV is supposed to be doing a simulcast of the game. To pick it up you have to have the third LNB on your 18" oval dish and subscribe to DirecTV's hi-def package @ $10.99 per month. Someone told me that if you call them to add the hi-def package to your subscription, that they will send you the third LNB for free if you request it. Even if that is still not in effect, I only paid $50 for the LNB kit. Took about 30 minutes to install it, very simple.
I talked to an executive in the Denver area DirecTV office last week and he assured me that they would be doing the broadcast. There have been a few similar promses in the past that were either late in coming or never materialized, so I am not getting too excited until it actually happens. One reason for a bit of doubt is that there have been no announcements or press releases about it that I have seen. Seems like they would be bragging about it, or at least letting their customers know. At any rate, I'll be tuning in and hoping for the best, because the their regular hi-def broadcasts in 1080i & 720p are absolutely stunning. So were the AFC playoff games on CBS when I was able get them OTA.
To all of you other OTA early-adopting experimenters, good luck in your quest for hi-def bliss.