cbs in buffalo is owned by lin. There is no contract with directv for the hd. If u live within 25 miles of the city u should be able to get cbs hd even with a tiny indoor antenna. I am in cheektowaga 16 miles from the transmitter and get it with a silver senor antenna in the basement of my house at 100%
I believe the tower is still in Colden. It is 22 miles east of me, with a clear view. I'll try the indoor antenna first. Are these silver sensor antennas directional? Also, who sells them? Thanks for the info!!
In any event, you should get an off-air antenna. You'll get the best HD picture quality because an Off-Air signal is almost completely uncompressed, unlike cable or satellite. And they make a good backup for cable or satellite outages. In addition, with multi-casts, you can pick up several free channels OTA.