|Originally posted by GScott
Did you ever stop to consider that it may have been necessary to shut down the transmitter to do the work they indicated? We have no way of knowing what health risks are involved in what they are doing. There is a good chance that a transmitter that puts out over 700,00 watts could pose a significant health risk. Would you ever consider doing any electrical work without cutting the power?
Um, I think you missed my point, which is that if this was regular NTSC OTA being affected, they simply couldn't afford to just shut it down. They'd do the work at 3:00am or whatever, and still probably would need to work out a way to stay on the air.
That was *not* a criticism of WBNS, really, so much as a comment on the sad state of interest and access to DTV by the general public. My grousing about losing our only channel, etc. was mostly tongue in cheek. It is sort of funny if you think about it.
Before you start ranting about WBNS you should consider the fact that they have been on the air for over 2 years and were one of the first stations in the country to broadcast in HD. They are also firmly committed to providing the best picture possible and have stated numerous times that they fully intend to pass whatever HD signal CBS gives them. For everything they have provided Columbus over the past 2 years I think they are entitled to a few days to install new equipment.
I agree. You're overreacting to my comment. I see where you got the wrong idea, but when I said it was insignificant to them, that was more a statement of fact than a criticism. It *is* probably meaningless for them to just shut it down, and I think that's a shame.
The rest was a complaint about the city and the other stations, and if you take issue with that, well, I've been here long enough to stand up and admit what Columbus is like.