If you haven't had a chance to read through our many pages, you will see the struggle we've had with Satan. (Term coined by wvudrj). I've sent Lucifer multiple emails. In one reply, after stating that there was not a demand for HD in our market, Beelzebub stated that until the Satellite and/or cable companies agreed to carry the signal, he would not provide it free of charge to consumers OTA. Not sure about you, but to me, that means he's just talking out his butt hole (maybe a problem you can fix Jay). First....there is no demand. Second, he's in talks with Charter? Why even be in talks with Charter if there is "No Demand"? Obviously, he spends more time counting his money than studying the business. I can GAURANTEE you that there is a MAJOR demand for HD in this area. I know of a dozen people on this site that demand it, not to mention the hundreds that do not know of this site.
Sorry for the tangent,
I then sent an email back to The Serpent stating that DirecTV is moving forward to carry all LOCAL HD networks. With our market, which is relatively high, I would expect 2007 as the date D* will have our Locals in HD. The Fallen Prince said nobody has agreed to carry his station, which is a lie, D* did. It just may be a year and a half. Another Forum Member then asked him what comes first, the chicken or the egg? How can D* agree to carry his HD signal when he doesn't even have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not in Charter territory, so this small deal does nothing for me.