Finally got a signal today. Had to re-orient my antenna (it became misaligned this spring during one of our storms, but I never fixed it since it didn't hamper my WMAZ reception - both it and WDCO analog never have a problem no matter which way the antenna points). I actually had to LOWER it to get any sort of locked signal at all. I thought that was odd.
My signal on my Dish 6000 is 53-55 (compared to the 75-79 I get for WMAZ). I'm in Warner Robins off Russell Pkwy. The picture looked good and hardly dropped out at all, even with such a mediocre signal strength. There's no question that I need a better antenna. This mid-sized Radio Shack model just doesn't work well for UHF, even with an amp.
The grey sidebars during non-HD programming (Judge Mathis in this case) were nice, though they looked weird with the black bars at the top and bottom on my NTSC set.
No complaining here, though. I realize I'm not the target viewer in this case, and I can always zoom the non-HD stuff to fill my screen anyway.
The audio is still VERY low. I just checked, and it seems to be about half of WMAZ-DT's volume, which in turn was about 2/3 of WMAZ's NTSC volume. I hope this is fixed in the future. I plan to watch Less Than Perfect tonight, we'll see how that goes. I have a volume knob, so it's not a total disaster.
I didn't notice the analog 58 to be any lower than 13.
Overall, I'm very happy and impressed. (Of course, as I was typing this, I lost the signal. I'm sure it's my antenna, though). Good job!