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The radar does the same thing for me depending on the day. Some days it will be there, others I only see it when I change channels or re-format with my * button. I have no clue why. WKYC was having problems the last couple days with their 3.1 channel. It had green sections over the picture & was breaking up. It wasn't a signal strength issue as 3.2 came in at the same strength, but was fine. It must have been an issue at the station. WOIO CBS was the same as always this week. They actually got the switch flipping correct with CSI this week!!! Miracles do happen!! ;) My signal was around 61 for most of the show but I did have about a 10 second breakup in the 1st 1/2 of the show. Other than that it was fine. PQ was very good.
As for the SteveC; dude, I'm not sure you are thinking this through 100%. It's your opinion of course & that is yours to have, but what you are wishing for is MULTICASTING which in turn provides for a worse HDTV picture. The engineers do realize the 4:3 vs. 16x9 problem. Since every station in the country is doing the same thing, I doubt it's something they are missing. The problem is that the equiptment at this time, is not capable of sending a 4:3 digital signal alternating with a 16:9 HDTV signal on the same channel. I'm sure this will change in the future, but with today's equiptment, they can't do it.
Bottom line is you won't have a 4:3 TV forever & if all stations split into 3 like WKYC, degraded HDTV is all you are getting in return for the one 4:3 digital picture. That is not a good trade-off. So when you watch HDTV on your 4:3, you are getting WORSE PQ in order for your 4:3 "Friends" to fill your screen. I don't know about you, but being able to watch 4:3 material in pure 4:3 only at the expense of the HDTV picture defeats the whole thing. I don't have a 4:3 HDTV, but if I did I sure wouldn't want bad quality HDTV in trade for a 4:3 multicast station. Why get an HDTV then? In that case, HDTV will not make it in this country, as it truely won't be that much better than SD.