Well, this is it, I guess!
To orient your antenna for the various stations, take a look at www.antennaweb.org
. You'll be prompted to plug-in your street address and zip code and you'll get a map centered on your house with radials super-imposed showing the directions of all the transmitters from your location.
As far as actual HD pictures over-the-air locally here, WPBT-DT sends some HD on channel 18-1 (remapped by your receiver to 2-1) just about every night in the 1080i format. They send standard-definition on 18-3 (2-3).
WFOR-DT, channel 22-1 (4-1) carries all the HD that CBS has to offer, including most of the prime time schedule plus "The Young & the Restless" plus occasional sports programming, all in 1080i.
WSVN-DT, channel 8-1 (7-1) just does 480i standard-definition.
WPLG-DT caries everything that ABC has in HD in the 720p format.
WFLX-DT, channel 28-1 (29-1 [my Zenith tuner remaps it to "28-2"...go figure
] ) carries the stuff that Fox sends as 480p widescreen, upconverted to 1080i for transmission. While not really an HD format, I have been surprised at how good the 480p format can look on some shows...better than DVD usually.
WBZL-DT has only standard-definition programming for now and they upconvert to (I think) 720p for transmission on channel 19-1 (39-1).
That's all the DTV in South Florida for now. Up next will probably be WPBF-DT which will pass the 720p HD programming from ABC. Look for them on channel 16-1 (remapped by your receiver to 25-1) on May 1.
WPEC-DT's electrical and air-conditioning work has been delayed until next week. The plumbing has been attached between the transmitter and a dummy load for testing off the air when the electrical and HVAC is done. We're hoping to get our antenna and feedline up later this month so Harris can test the transmitter on the air in mid May. We will eventually be on the air on channel 13-1 (12-1) and pass CBS HD in 1080i.
The two missing links, the NBC stations, WPTV in West Palm and WTVJ in Miami are both dogged by tower issues and won't be up until at least the Fall. But since all we're missing in HD from NBC is "Leno", "Crossing Jordan" and the occasional sports event it's no big deal. I'm hearing that NBC is planning to ramp-up their HD prime time offerings this Fall so the timing could be right for the locals here.