I could be wrong, so correct me. WPDE is broadcasting in DTV and WBTW is broadcasting in HDTV. What do we know about Fox WFXB? Will they be broadcasting HDTV on September 12, 2004? If so, I guess another antenna pointed at the beach is in order since the columbia Fox channel is broadcasting at very low power.
Florence has a bizzare HDTV reception.
ABC, no TWCSC, OTA in DTV in Florence, OTA in HDTV over VHF in Columbia.
CBS, no TWCSC, OTA in HDTV in Florence or Columbia.
NBC, TWCSC channel 805, OTA in HDTV in Columbia.
FOX, no TWCSC, OTA in HDTV(maybe) in Myrtle Beach, low power in Columbia.
PBS, TWCSC channel 800, OTA in HDTV in Sumter, OTA in DTV in Florence.
Solution for HDTV for all 5 networks with least amount of equipment:
ABC: VHF aimed at Columbia.
CBS: UHF aimed at Columbia.
NBC: Same UHF aimed at Columbia.
PBS: Same UHF aimed a Columbia, only 20 degrees seperation, aim between?
FOX: Another UHF aimed at Myrtle Beach.
If you aim a silver surfer at the Florence towers in Dillion, 30 miles away, you only get CBS in HDTV, so why not just get CBS out of Columbia instead of the extra antenna?
If you used a QAM plus OTA receiver like the LG 4200A, you could get PBS and NBC from TWCSC, aim a VHF at Columbia for ABC, a UHF at Florence for CBS, and a UHF at Myrtle Beach for FOX. This would get you the 5 networks.
If TWCSC would jsut give us all five, it would save lots of money. But it doesn't look like the networks are cooperating with them.
WB and UPN are just not worth watching, IMHO.
Your thoughts and corrections are requested.