Originally Posted by jjeff
Same here in MSP although PBS HD does have 1 sub channel, regular PBS. While PBS HD doesn't seem to suffer, the regular PBS doesn't look too hot(quite bad macroblocking at times). In fact I get better PQ on analog PBS than digital SD PBS. I'll be a little bummed when analog goes away although analog PBS is really the only analog channel I watch anymore. And for those who don't know, PBS HD had different programming than regular PBS although they do simulcast quite a bit.
you can go to TVfool.com and type in your address or area. It will give you an option to see what will happen to the channels in 2009
In other words you find your PBS station in digital broadcast. You then click on the 2009 link.
You look on the bottom graph to see if the - DB goes up. For example -50 db in 2008 and -34 db in 2009. That means they are planing to turn up the digital power and you will get a stronger signal for that channel. Thus solving your bad picture on PBS problem.
In my aunts area more then half the channels are getting a power bump.
Also the fact that Analog will be turned off (not LP stations) for the most part means less crowing and a better picture.
I guess you can wait to see what will happen in 2009. Of course I liked tvfool.com I print the 2008 list then the 2009 and compare who is boosting power. The lower the -DB the better signal.