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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bakersfield California
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I think ABC has lowered the quality of their national feed. The HD quality of ABC programming on KERO Bakersfield dropped about a year or so ago, long before they fired up their -3 subchannel (Cool TV). The quality did not noticeably drop when the subchannel was added. I think ABC is lowering the quality of their feed so stations will figure that they might as well add LiveWell. As for Bakersfield, they could not add Live Well and still have the other 2 subchannels. I would like to see them flip co-owned KZKC-LP Azteca to digital and put LiveWell in HD on it's subchannel. If Azteca ever goes HD they could run 2 720p's on LP42. Then kill the Azteca simulcast on KERO and give the bandwidth to CoolTV, which is bandwidth starved now. No use giving the bandwidth to ABC HD since the network has lowered the quality. I doubt they would kill the Azteca simulcast, though, since every station in town wants to simulcast co-owned LPs, even digital ones, on subchannels of the full power station in order to reach the outlying areas of the DMA.
How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!! And now the deadline has been extended again!