Originally Posted by 4029engineering
As of this writing we are still the only DTV on the air at full power. All that should be worth something. In fact you are still waiting on k... to even broadcast it's first bit aren't you? How many of you even realize that we are the only major station in the market where the program originates from a local control room 24 hours a day, not just during newscasts?
We seem to be the only station on here willing to let you throw rocks at us.
I, for one, will vouch for the fact that 40/29 has had far and away the best network HD service provided in NWA.
The only time I've voiced a complaint (first MNF game of the year wasn't in HD), I got a very nice, apologetic letter from an engineer stating what the problem was and that it would be fixed in the future.
I use Cox, and based on my untrained eye, the PQ on ABC (especially during sports, such as NFL games) is much better than that of CBS. This could be the whole 720p vs. 1080i, but for whatever reason, ABC looks better. And, for the record, as nice as 5.1 is, I can't tell that big a difference with sports, which is what I spend the majority of my time watching.
The frustration with the industry in our market is probably being projected, unfairly, but projected nonetheless, on ALL broadcasters. As a consumer, it is incredibly frustrating to spend a large amount of money on a TV, then be told there's no way for you to receive 50% of NETWORK HD coverage. Even though I'm not sure I'd switch, it would be nice to at least have the option to receive network HD feeds via satellite.
Have the broadcasters not tried to subsidize early market HD? I mean, if I had to pay an extra $10 per month to get all of the networks in HD BEFORE
the hard HD conversion date, I'd be willing to do so. I know there are legalities and such, but at this point it seems as if Congress, the FCC, networks, local affiliates, and service providers never got on the same page regarding the inception of next generation television.