I have WOW basic cable (analog though, yes I know the digital transition is coming soon and I will need a converter box) and have always tuned in to local HD channels with an OTA tuner. I've been told however that I do in fact get the locals in HDTV, even with basic cable. Is this true? Every time I've done a channel scan, my HDTV scans NTSC Channels 1-125, but it never picks up 2-1, 4-1, 7-1, etc.
*edit - I was able to pick up a few channels with my EyeTV Hybrid on my Macbook Pro.
Screenshot of what it picked up - »i.imgur.com/RLr1b.png
Unfortunately, no sign of ABC/NBC/CBS...any ideas?