We will begin broadcasting DTV May 1st. We will start with 3 hours of simulated HDTV programming during prime time. Once the second portion of our project is completed we will begin broadcasting approximately 20 hours of true HDTV provided by ABC. As of now there is no final date set for completion.
What does simulated HDTV mean? Does it mean upconverting or what?
Yes they are on the air. They are at 13.1 and 13.2. No HD yet though. They said that will come in a couple months. They don't have all of the equipment yet. On 13.1 for a short while they were showing an upconverted 14:9 picture. But now all I get is sound and a black screen. On 13.2 I get a 480i picture with sound. So if you want to watch it will probibly be on 13.2.
Anyways, I am just using a set top antenna (rabbit ears and a loop) because I was told that since I was so close to black mountain an amplified antenna might/would overmodulate the stations broadcasting from there.