The WRLH signal is still strong and steady on North Side. The sudden switch from HD to SD in the Falcons game suggests a technical problem that wasn't fixed in time for the Skins game.
My main problem with Fox NFL is the PQ. They use too much edge enhancement and something they are doing causes the lines on the field to break up and shimmer in long shots. That's not a local problem, though, I've seen people from other parts of the country complaining about it in the programming forum.
I watched "Five People You Meet in Heaven" on WRIC last night. It was a very crisp SD broadcast with 5.1 sound. But the audio "pop" was still very evident when switching from stereo to 5.1, and some of the local commercials were WAY TOO LOUD by comparison to the show and network spots.
Math was never my best subject, but I do OK at logic. The Comcast DVR costs $9.95 per month, period. At that rate I have more than eight years to go before I've spent what an HD Tivo costs.
If the box I'm leasing breaks or becomes outdated, it will be replaced free. The HD Tivo is nice, but too expensive for my tastes.
I'm watching my options, and as soon as I see another provider with the right combination of HD content and hardware at a better price, I'm there. Comcast no longer deserves my loyalty, but I'm not into change just for the sake of change.
If Voom had a good DVR, I'd subscribe today and swap my cable modem for DSL.