Originally Posted by deanbrew
I never received any response from ABC23, even though I CC'd the email to two different people there. Great customer service, huh?
Both WATM and their sister station WWCP are terrible for responding to emails.
Kathy's very good about responding but she's also very busy. Rumor is that WTAJ is up for sale so I'm not sure what's going on with that or how that might affect the HD upgrade.
It would be nice to see WTAJ get to HD before the NCAA's in March, but it's not like we're going to be watching Penn State there anyway! Then again, they're due for their one good year again. (1996 #10, 2000 Sweet Sixteen)
This is also allegedly the month that Adelphia's going to add more HD in State College. I did notice that WJAC's NTSC feed to Adelphia no longer appears to be a chopped down-convert of their ATSC feed. WJAC was feeding their translator here with a Samsung ATSC receiver and Adelphia was receiving that. The easiest way to tell is when letterboxed programming is on (Conan evey night)... On the analog side he used to simply be chopped, now he's letterboxed.
All I really want is FOX in HD up here before 24 starts and ABC in HD before the NFL playoffs, or Superbowl at the latest. Wonder how lucky I might be.
I am curious how they're feeding it, whether its fiber or microwave, or they've added another subchannel to the ATSC stream. Since I can't receive WJAC-DT reliably I can't determine this. I suppose they could have also reverted their translator to receive the analog station. It's only 60 miles or so and at that elevation it should come in just fine.