Originally posted by BadMojo11
Thats the real question isn't it? What is the deal with Tallahassee. What Do Jax, Orlando, and Tampa have that we don't?
Comcast that can get the job done apparently. Ours is unacceptable.
I've read the last two commments and it's really hard for me to understand why you do not know the answer to the question you asked above. I lived and went to college in Tally from 1996-2000. I lived in Jacksonville and Miami as well after I got out of college. It's very plain to see what the differences are between Tally and the cities you mentioned. For starters the Tally metro area contains about 270,000 people as opposed to Jax: 1.32 mill, O-Town: 1.65 mill, Tampa: 2.1 mill, Miami/Ft Laud/WPB: 4.8 mill. Next according to this link Nielsen DMAs
: Tally is the 109th largest DMA, while Fort Myers-Naples is 68, Jacksonville is 52, Orlando is 20, Miami/FT Laud is 17th, WPB is 39th and Tampa-St Pete is 13th.
Starting with Jax and going up you are easily looking at over half the tv homes in the US. Those cities are much larger tv markets than Tally and there their station owners devote more money to them b/c they are operating in Florida's largest markets/metro areas. That is why all of the stations operating in those markets are doing hd and been do so since at least January 2002 (excluding Fort Myers; didn't start until later). Hd requires stations to spend alot of money and stations in small markets like Tally cannot do it as quickly as the larger markets. Now it does help that Fox corporate provided all of the hd equipment to its affils, so that does help to defray the costs of entry but the other affils do not use the same type of equipment, well PBS does to an extent.
Just look at the recent announcement that Directv will do hd lil 12 top markets during the summer of 05. Tampa is on that list. It will not be long before they get to the top 60 markets. Tallahassee doesn't even figure into that equation right b/c it is not a top television market. That is the bottom line. There are probably more hd viewers on one side of town in Jacksonville then there is in the whole Tally market. That is just the facts. When Tally gets larger then things will change.
Look there are restaurants (Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Magginos, Bucca De Peppo, Champps, Roy's, Bahama Breeze) and stores in some Florida cities that Tally does not have and will not have b/c the population/money isn't there. That same line of thought can be applied to the hd have-nots such as Tally and the hd haves.