I wasn't sure if our little area of the world deserved its own thread
, but heck, Fargos got one!
Anyway it lays out like this:
PBS has three OTA channels 3.1,3.2,3.3. I rarely watch them, although I have noticed it seems to be the most consistent and best PQ.
CBS 12.1 does a very nice job. I have a samsung ts360 and it identifies it as only a 'digital' channel most of the time, however, during last weeks Colts/Broncos game it did indicate 'HD' on the display and the picture was beautiful. The audio is Dolby Digital 2/0. Call letters kxmb-dt
NBC 5.1 does a 'fair' job. Commercials have the 'black bars'. Even Nascar has not been in 16x9 which is really stupid IMHO. The audio is PCM. Still better than nothing, just not great. Kfyr-dt
FOX and ABC are in a partnership namely westdakotafox and abcwest. I've spoken with the engineer, I think his name is Jason. It would seem that ABC has been approved for a tower and may be broadcasting 'sometime' in 2005, but in low power he told me. I don't know if anyone will be actually able to receive this signal or not, perhaps you need to move your house under the tower. FOX, however, has not applied for a tower permit and seems to have no plans to move forward with any sort of digital signal anytime in the near future. This irks the heck out of me, because I would trade all the other stations just to be able to see my Vikes in HD. Fox is KNDX and ABC is KBMY
If this affects you, please call west dakota fox and let them know your opinion. They do have an email address they consistently ignore, but they can't ignore us forever. Its firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks for any other thoughts or opinions.