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Fortunately, the Superbowl is on ABC (WHOI) this year. Hopefully they will get their "upgrades" done and someone will remember to flip the appropriate switches.
The CBS network, enjoying superior ratings, would be understandably upset about an affiliate that won't even broadcast HD and is going to rely on a land line to the Insight building on Dries lane (about a half block from the WMBD studio) if I understand the "fiber" reference correctly.
FOX is of course in HD and doing a good job, although probably not the local originated programming (does WYZZ even have any "local programming"?). One of their employees was keeping the forum updated on the situation at WYZZ but he has not been heard from for a while.
Sinclair demanding compensation for HD cable carriage is a national policy, much discussed around here. A local asking for additional help would indeed be a little unusual. If Sinclair is getting money for carriage then they should be helping their locals to upgrade otherwise it becomes an unfunded mandate situation (like Illinois School Districts).
Historically, WMBD has had audio problems (sync type buzz) for about 30 years (it got worse when they went stereo). It will be interesting to see if they solve it with digital broadcasting.
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