I live on top of a hill on the north side of Sioux City - almost in sight of the 2,000 foot tower. I can no longer receive a digital signal from KTIV, just the analog.
The problem is that their digital antenna is very low - no where near the top of the tower, and more importantly, they are only putting an extremely weak signal - about 1/60th of the strength of their analog signal. ANY leaves between you and their tower will absorb and scatter their lame signal.
In talking with KTIV general manager Dave Madsen, I found out that they have no plans on changing anything until 2006. They are waiting to make the necessary improvements to coordinate with updates to KCAU and KPTH which share their tower. It's all about money: a minority of their viewers care about digital at this time, and they don't want to spend the money to reach those viewers.
Strange logic, when you consider that the HD and digital viewers should be the most desirable demographic to their advertisers.
Stranger still, KTIV will not make an agreement with CableOne to put their HD signal on local cable.
As an advertiser on KTIV and a digital viewer I find that extremely unfortunate.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is.