Originally Posted by Ken H
Which we're not concerned with here, as this is an HD forum.
Ken, you are a great mod, but that seems uncalled for. Just in the last few weeks there have been threads about non-hd set top boxes, antenna questions, etc. that really have NOTHING to do with HD, although they do have everything to do with DTV, as does this thread. There was even a thread about Dick's Sporting Goods and Winegard antennas.
This thread is very related to DTV, but because you are a proponenet of single channel full bandwidth HD (no subchannels), you cut the post down.
Why? What about sub-channels that are not and will not be HD? Are they to be thrown away? RTN shows classic TV shows, shot in 4/3 SD. Why should this channel not be SD DTV? I would be happy if I could see sub channels carrying old movies in 480p widescreen. DVD quality would be acceptable to me for older movies and the bandwidth of 480p widescreen may allow for 2 very good looking subchannels.
I wish that all TV was single channel HD also, but I am positive that it will never happen in my small DMA (Green Bay, WI). Although I must say that we do quite well...CBS, Fox, NBC, MyN and CW are all single channel HD at this point, with only ABC and PBS being multi-channel broadcasts (each have a pair of SD subchannels to go with their HD signal).
The fact is, in this area, we will not see a lot of new startup stations erecting new towers. The money just will not be there. In my area, the 5 single HD channels will most likely add an SD subchannel or two as new ones come along. We do not yet have NBC Universal Sports, This TV or Untamed Sports in this DMA (although the Wausau, WI DMA does). There will be others that come along in the following years.
Why is this thread not relevant to HDTV Technical, but STB threads are?