Originally Posted by trido
ok well I am going to take a wild well no educated guess ONLY INSIGHT customer on 910 will have the race in HD.
As fox does not have their transmiiter working yet.
As insight told me me Insight Cable gets all locals via direct Fiber connection just in case Local transmitter goes out they still have a signal via fiber.
So you should have FOX hd via fiber on 910. Sigecom Wont and OTA people wont.
Someone on 910 post at 12 noon I would assume prerace show is HD.
It is. I had Sigecom a few years ago before all of the rate increases. Actually, the reason I switched away was because the apartment complex that I moved into wouldn't allow Sigecom in. Of course, after all that's happened, I actually pretty happy that I have Insight now (I moved again and even though I had a choice, I stuck with Insight). Insight certainly has its major issues, but from everything I've heard about Sigecom through the years, I'd still rather be with Insight.
Sorry to hear that you'll be without Fox HD for the race. I had heard a while back (and I have no inside connections, just something I read somewhere whether in the newspaper or on some message boards) that WTVW was demanding more money for broadcast rights of their HD signal over cable. There was even talk that Insight would put them on their HD premium tier, but WTVW didn't like that (feel free to substitute out Nexstar wherever I put WTVW as they are the true people in charge from what I understand). Insight likely did some renegotiating to aquire the HD rights. Considering all that's happened with Sigecom in recent years (including their recent sale), I can only imagine that they are still attempting to come to an agreement.
Both companies have their negatives. Sigecom has some channels that Insight doesn't have as well. And customer service is an issue for both, although Insight's did take a huge step up after Sigecom came to town (Competition is always good).
I thought that I would mention this as well. Yesterday morning during Fox's Saturday morning cartoons (sad to see that this is what happened to them, I remember the good ol' days... but I digress), even though the cartoons were very obviously not in HD or widescreen, the picture on them was markedly better. It was very crisp, unlike WTVW's normally fuzzy picture on Insight SD. I've never noticed this much of a difference between SD programming on an HD channel vs a SD channel before. It was quite remarkable. Does anyone have any idea what Fox would be doing that would cause such a noticeable increase in picture quality on their SD programming on the HD channel? WFIE, WEHT, and WEVV never showed any difference at all. BTW, I am only speaking of the Fox Network programming. WTVW local programming looks horrible and is broadcast in stretcho-vision...