Isn't the HD signal intended to use the whole transport bandwidth? Aren't they stretching things rather thin to try to multicast AND have a HD channel? Isn't football likely to be programming most in need of a full HD bandwidth? Isn't WIVB sabotaging HD by putting up a picture that is less than it could be, just when early-adopters and others curious about DTV might be looking at it the first time? Is it likely management is driving the multicast in spite of engineering reservations?
Is Ch. 23 going to have its own digital facilities, and drop off from WIVB's ch 39 signal? With WNLO not needing HD in general, will it take over multicasting the weather radar, etc? IOW, will ch 39 ever have a full bandwidth HD signal, or is blocking and pixeallation what we get in trade for ghosts, static and color errors?
As theoretical owners of the airwaves, do we the people have any right to answers to these questions? Or like so many other public resources, has the broadcast spectrum been donated to the commercial broadcasters in exchange for favorable treatment of incumbent politicians?
Do I ask too many questions for which the answers are obvious?