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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Western Colorado
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1. Channel 2, KREX-DT, the CBS affiliate, went live at the end of September with a horribly digitized 480i signal, and get this- NO RIGHT CHANNEL FOR OVER A MONTH! The picture has improved slightly recently, but I guess they're still not ready to leap into the stereo age.
2. Channel 7, KJCT-DT, the ABC affiliate, went live way back in March, has a very clean 480i picture and clean audio.
3. Channel 12, KKCO-DT, the NBC affiliate, the second channel to go live sometime last summer, has great sound, strong signal and great 480i video. Rumour has it that this will be the first Grand Junction OTA HDTV broadcaster, possibly before the end of the year, but don't bet on it. Also broadcasting an incredibly funny subchannel of people running around killing anything that moves in the woods, called "hunting -2".
4. Channel 15, KFQX, the Fox affiliate, went live September 29th, the same day the co-owned CBS affiliate came up. The sound is downright nasty, very distorted, just about unlistenable. Broadcasting in good old 480i 4:3. The engineer said they might start broadcasting in glorious Fox-vision by the end of the year. We'll see.
Rocky Mountain PBS has filed yet another delay with the FCC- they were due to go live Nov 1, 2003. Their staff tells me their DTV roll-out is right on schedule! I can't believe I just spent 15 minutes writing a post that nobody will ever read.