I've heard that CableONE and KVLY/KXJB are in formal negotiations now, rather than just complaining informally about each other. Obviously, they did not start this process soon enough for people to see the Olympics.
Frankly, with the recent rate increases from CableONE, I don't really know how one can afford to pay HD anyway. Other than sporting events most of the content is going to be on DVD in nearly as good a quality as HD and you'll probably save some money in the process.
Speaking of quality, looking at the official Olympic thread on the programming forum, I see that it is not just me and my equipment that has troubles with the NBC PQ. During the opening I was continually distracted by the macro blocking during fast motion; the same macro blocking I see during fast motion on normal NBC programming (like ER). Essentially, NBC is limiting the bandwidth somewhere. Based on the comments from others, I don't think this is KVLY limiting the bandwidth, but NBC corporate.
I will, however, give NBC a break on the half-pipe coverage. Taking a good still picture in the snow, facing the sun with lots of shadows is a nightmare. Imagine trying that with someone who is going in and out of the shadows, occasionally being framed by the sun.
On another note, I cannot get KXJB at all right now, and since I'm pretty sure I'll slip off my roof if I try to fix my antenna, I guess I'll be waiting until spring to get this problem fixed.